Recommendations

At times I find things I can’t live without, things that just help out, and things that I enjoy.

Great Foodie Gift #2: Silicon Splatter Guard

[ReviewAZON asin=”B001FB59WM” display=”inlinepost”]  I seem to cook a lot of splattery things… pasta sauces, refried black beans, soups, salsas, bacon… aren’t all the most delicious things pretty splattery?   I used to have a metal mesh splatter guard, but it never cleaned properly, and I think it reacted with the acidic tomato sauce.  When I finally […]

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Great Foodie Gift #1: George Foreman GRP90WGR Next Grilleration

[ReviewAZON asin=”B000A7W4Z2″ display=”inlinepost”] I love my George Foreman grill… it makes panini making so delicious and easy.  Check out my post on the fig and brie panini to get the best use out of this grill. One cool thing is that it has removable plates so that makes it easy to clean.  This comes with […]

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Pyrex Grip Rite 3-Quart Rectangular Baking Dish with Lid

These baking dishes are SO handy.  The lids are great if you are expecting to have leftovers and want to throw it straight into the fridge, and are essential if you tend to bring dips or food over to share with family or friends.  I like to make an easy layer dip, heat it up […]

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Norpro Ravioli Maker and Press

Although the ravioli press I have is great (my Mother-in-Law found it at an antique store … made in italy) this one looks pretty close, and it seems to have a plan so it’s even easier to push out the raviolis! [ReviewAZON asin=”B000BBGV0G” display=”fullpost”]

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Foodie discovery continues

After my sauce class with Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame, my foodie friend and I decided to make the trip yet again… this time for the pasta class!  We live in San Diego, so we headed north for our 2pm class with Fabio, but we left early enough to grab a little lunch on […]

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StarWars Cookie Sandwich

A friend gave me these cookie cutters and I’ve been waiting for a chance to try them out!  So to celebrate a huge starwars fan’s birthday I finally got them out of the cupboard.  After baking the cookie I felt that it would be too a lot of work to decorate from the outside, and […]

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Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks are a great backup for steak night… if you have these in the freezer you will always have a good dinner ready to go!  You can usually find a great coupon online and get them for a lot less than listed, but here’s a link to what you might find. [ReviewAZON asin=”B0017128P6″ display=”fullpost”]

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Do the FoodieMash

Although I’m not an Avocado fan, this is a great tool for a lot of things.  My Mojo-de-Ajo is a smash because of this, and my Garlic Refried Black Beans wouldn’t be the same without it..  This little handheld tool is great for smashing smaller foods and cleans easily and quickly! [ReviewAZON asin=”B0000VLGJ8″ display=”fullpost”]

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