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Helpful Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Trip

by Editorial Team February 25th, 2017| Equipment Reviews
Like many Americans, one of your main expenses is likely groceries. It is something that everyone has to buy. Unfortunately, there is no way to get out of this responsibility, but there is a way to help mitigate some of the stress and expense. This helpful guide will provide you

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 13th, 2017| Equipment Reviews, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Soups & Stews
As I was nearing the end of this crockpot series I was beginning to draw a blank on new ideas. Then I took a deep breath and considered all of the options out there. I mean, there are entire blogs built around crockpot cooking, I couldn't possibly be out of

Items to Help You Cook Better

by Editorial Team December 16th, 2016| Equipment Reviews
Are you someone who enjoys cooking? If this is the case, you should save some money and invest in a kitchen that you can be proud of. There are a wide range of items that can compliment your kitchen and help you to create food that is delicious and your

Pampered Chef Measure-All Cup

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 18th, 2011| Equipment Reviews
Mayonnaise, cream cheese, and peanut butter can prove to be daunting while cooking.  When an exact measurement is needed for a recipe, a standard measuring cup isn't very useful.  Sure, you can scoop the desired ingredient into the cup, but then you need to use a spatula to scrape

Polder All-In-One Timer/Thermometer

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 18th, 2011| Equipment Reviews
As someone who uses a variety of cooking methods, quite often I need to gauge the temperature of the item that I am preparing.  Although there are some who can determine the doneness of meat by touch, that is a skill I have not acquired.  Other items, such as

Microplane Gourmet Coarse Grater Revisited

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 28th, 2011| Equipment Reviews
Two months ago, I published a review of the Microplane Gourmet Coarse Grater.  At that point I had mixed emotions about this kitchen tool.  Yes, it did a fine job of grating, but I found it to be a nuisance when cleaning, as the handle collected water.  Sadly,

Magic Bullet Blender

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 10th, 2011| Equipment Reviews
Not quite a year ago I wrote about the amazing blender that I own.  Nothing has changed in regards to my affection for this kitchen appliance.  It still provides perfectly smooth frozen drinks and purées soups quite nicely.  However, it isn't the only blender in my collection.

While the

Microplane Gourmet Coarse Grater

by Michele Pesula Kuegler December 10th, 2010| Equipment Reviews
Several years ago, I purchased my first Microplane Grater.  I thoroughly enjoyed using the Professional Coarse Grater.  With a sizable grating plane, it worked efficiently.  I used this kitchen tool at least daily, if not multiple times each day.  From grating cheese into a breakfast wrap to topping a lunch
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Mini Crockpot

by Michele Pesula Kuegler November 16th, 2010| Equipment Reviews
I am a longtime crockpot user.  In fact, I received my first crockpot as a Christmas gift from my parents when I was in college.  While it tends to be a seasonal kitchen appliance, only coming out during the colder months, it has been quite valuable.  There's nothing quite
Santa Fe Quesadilla Maker

Santa Fe Quesadilla Maker

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 12th, 2010| Equipment Reviews
Last December, my husband became the proud owner of the Santa Fe Quesadilla Maker via a "Secret Snowflake" gift exchange.  While it wasn't a surprise, as all participants had to register for gift ideas, it was a welcomed present.  My husband had chosen this item because our twelve year

Bagel Guillotine by Larien

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 23rd, 2010| Equipment Reviews
All four of our children enjoy bagels.  It's not uncommon to see a bagel being toasted for breakfast or lunch on any given summer day.  Some of the time we stock our pantry with pre-sliced, packaged bagels, and other times we have either homemade or bakery bagels, which need

Calphalon Unison Slide Nonstick 10″ Fry Pan with Poacher Insert

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 26th, 2010| Equipment Reviews
With a flock of fourteen chickens, rarely do we lack eggs at our house.  Gathering about nine eggs a day on average, there are plenty to be used for cooking, baking, and as breakfast dishes.  While I prefer egg white wraps and an occasional scrambled egg or omelet, the
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