Friday

The Smoker


Ever since our vacation in Florida, my daughter just had to have one of these. Have to admit, pulled smoked sandwhiches really do taste good! And it's soooo easy to do. And we have yet to find something that can't be smoked. We are using this more than our barbecue these days. $199.00

Weber 2820 Smokey Mountain Cooker/Smoker

Thursday

Oxo Good Grips Corn Stripper


Okay, I found something that I don't own, but it's unusual so I thought that I would feature it anyway. Actually, I'm not sure why anyone would go to all the trouble of removing the kernals from the cob of corn, but it it turns your crank, well there is a gadget that will do it for you.

Oxo Good Grips Corn Stripper

Sunday

Today's Cooking Quote

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne

I stay out of the kitchen as much as possible. It's not so much the cooking part that I dislike... it's cleaning everything up that I hate. I need one of those cooking show crews that comes in and takes care of all of it!!

Saturday

When the House Smells

Just try cooking curries and see if suddenly your house needs a little help. Fortunately for us, we all like the smell of curry, so we are fine with it, but if you need to rid the room of odor, simmer a small pot of water with a little cinnamon, citrus peels or cloves. This might also be a nice combination for Christmas!

Counting Calories

Calorie-count.com free online diet program. Provides a full calorie counter with nutritional data for thousands of foods. Includes printable food labels. It is soooo easy to blow a diet by miscalculating the calorie count.

Calorie Counting.com

Can't be explained...

“Good painting is like good cooking: it can be tasted, but not explained”

Unknown

Sunday

Sixty Minute Timer



And this makes soooo much sense. You can tuck this timer into your pocket and then go outside for a bit of gardening and not burn that bunch of cookies baking in the oven.

Tomato Knife



I had to take a closer look, but yes, this is made of stainless steel. It is merely coated to prevent the acid from corroding the surface. We have tomatoes in the garden as we speak. There's nothing like toasted tomato sandwiches for lunch on a hot summer day!

Digital Scales



I never thought that I would use one of these half as much as I do now. Great for portion control too!

Pop Molds



It's almost time. It won't be long now before the kids are wanting one of these on a daily basis. Will you be ready??

Simple/Easy Menus... Where I Get My Best Ideas!!

 Those paper menus that serve as place mats... tuck one into your handbag and when you get home check to see how many meals that you could...