I have a stack of recipes that suggest drizzling this sauce or that dressing over the dish as I'm getting ready to serve it. Without fail, my drizzles either wind up on the counter or turn into pours all over the dish. The RSVP Endurance Drizzle Spoon seems to indicate that I'm not the only one. This stainless-steel spoon has a deep bowl and a small spout so you can drizzle a sauce without a problem. Thick or thin, oil or cream, the Drizzle Spoon allows you to control the drops and create elegant-appearing dishes, just like fancy … Read more
The Pastasaurus Pasta Server can add some fun to any pot of spaghetti: it has teeth ready to capture any noodle that is thinking about getting away, as well as a design that will remind your children of their favorite dinosaurs. The shape of the teeth works particularly well at catching slippery pasta, at least long enough to get it to a plate. The bright green serving spoon will definitely stick out in your kitchen. The handle, while not quite comparable to the tails of giants like the Stegosaurus, is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand.
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Years upon years of collective experience has taught wine lovers the knowledge of what specific temperatures are best to serve different types of wine. No matter if you follow these recommended temperature settings or just need a way to make wine that is supposed to be cold, cold, you are going to need a way to chill your wine.
The Sharper Image Double Wine Chiller is a double-barreled tabletop wine chiller. Capable of chilling wine to a specified temperature from a list of 70 presets, the two-chambered chiller helps to chill two bottles of different wines at their correct temperatures. … Read more
Someday, all food will come in exact sizes and shapes. No, I'm not talking about the oft-mentioned food pills of the always-distant future, where one capsule supplies enough nutrients for the day. Hopefully, that terrifying future never falls upon us, because eating or preparing a well-made meal can be rewarding in its own right. However, there is something to be said about food that is served exactly the same every time. Just ask siblings how they feel about the concept as they try to split a particularly delicious treat like pizza or a brownie.
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You know how you always wanted that fountain in the back yard? That chocolate fountain? Imagine it: a 16-foot-tall tower of gushing chocolate, always ready at your disposal. Wake up in the morning, look out through the window and across the lawn, and gaze upon one of mankind's greatest treasures. Simply go outside, take your morning cup of coffee, and hold it under the flowing waterfall of chocolate.
Unfortunately such simple pleasures can be monstrously unattainable. Luckily, the Select Home Chocolate Fondue Fountain can fill in the gap until you can afford your dream fountain. Standing at a respectable … Read more
It takes a real commitment to decide on a slow-cooked meal. Pot roast, chili, stews, braised short ribs: all of these slow cooker meals require lots of cooking time. When the ingredients are in the pot, there's not much you can do to change your mind. Meals made in a slow cooker truly are set-it-and-forget-it-type meals. Once it gets going, there's no turning back.
The Crock-Pot Duo Cook and Server does double duty in more ways than one. First, the appliance combines two cooking vessels along with an attractive service for convenient tableside dining. Second, there are two … Read more
Salt and pepper are both indispensable spices. They sit by our side at practically every meal. Some people use a little, some people use a lot. Having the power over your own seasoning practically guarantees an enjoyable meal. From course to fine, the grind of our favorite spices makes all the difference in the world. Giving up on pre-filled containers of already ground pepper is probably the easiest way to increase your taste enjoyment.
There are more ways than one that heated gravy can be a tricky mealtime endeavor. The essential accompaniment to many meals, gravy is quite often the highlight of the meal. Trouble is, sometimes it can be difficult to keep on the table, and not just because of its wonderful flavor. Sometimes the mad rush of the kitchen keeps all the stovetop burners occupied, making finding a place for warm gravy a difficult task. Other times, the length of the meal exceeds the heat of the gravy and you are left with a cold, unappetizing soup that nobody wants to pour … Read more
Whether you're headed to a potluck with enough cupcakes for a crowd or you're bringing deviled eggs for a big party, transportation can be a problem. No matter how carefully you wrap such dishes in plastic wrap, you'll wind up with frosting or deviled egg everywhere. The Deluxe Bakers Sto 'N Go offers a less messy alternative: the carrier has trays that keep whatever food you're transporting steady, leaving sticky decorations intact. You can even carry combinations of food, depending on just how much you need to carry: you can slide in a tray of deviled … Read more
Meals are not meant to be rushed. Perhaps in our caveman days it was a requirement of survival to scarf down whatever scraps of meat we could get our hands on, but times have changed. While that certainly could be considered an understatement, all too often we rush through our meals, ignoring the intrinsic benefit built into mealtime. Sitting down for a meal--assuming we are in a civilized frame of mind--is a perfect opportunity to slow down, speak with our friends, families, and neighbors and simply enjoy each other's company while we share our common need.
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