gadget

It slices, it dices, it makes the bed!

It slices, it dices, it makes the bed!

Well, actually it just peels, cores and slices apples, pears, and potatoes. However, by using this nifty gadget making an apple pie becomes almost effortless. Apple pie was one of the first things I learned to bake almost twenty years ago....

Recipe Holder

Recipe Holder

Like many home cooks, I collect an over abundance of recipes, either in the form of cookbooks, magazine articles, Web sites, and food blogs. One problem I have with cookbooks is that they're hard to keep clean and keep open to the correct page. The first time I make a...

FoodSaver

FoodSaver

Our refrigerator is about 13 years old. It's a not-so-lovely beige Maytag which still works fairly well. My two complaints are 1) that it's kind of ugly and outdated and 2) that the freezer seems to have a temperature fluctuation causing freezer burn to happen...

The Dough Also Rises

The Dough Also Rises

  I've been on this bread making kick lately. Blame Cooks Illustrated who had a two page spread last issue on bread making tips. They recommended stand mixers over hand kneading or bread machines. I have a bread machine. It works well, but is hard to store so is...