Tuesday

Lodge Cast-Iron Corn Bread Pan | Williams-Sonoma


My daughter actually picked this corn bread pan while on vacation last year and she used it about a month ago. I don't know if it was the heat or not, but the corn bread "sticks" came out all crunchy... and delicious! Cooking in cast iron definitely changed the texture!

Lodge Cast-Iron Corn Bread Pan | Williams-Sonoma

Egg Holders, Set of 4 | Williams-Sonoma


I have seen some cute little egg cups, but these little egg holders just took breakfast to a whole new level. I think that I would probably reserve these wire egg holders just for Easter Morning or simply fill the egg shells with soil, sprinkle with a bit of grass seed and place them on the window sill.

Details...
"Standing on sturdy chicken feet, our vintage-style cups hold cooked eggs upright for serving. Each is shaped by hand of durable wire enameled in blue, green, pink or yellow. 2' high. Set of four, one of each color. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive."

Egg Holders, Set of 4 | Williams-Sonoma:

Saturday

KitchenAid ® Artisan Stand Mixer


No, can't say that I would actually use this for more than whipping up a cake, but at least it will keep the kitchen neat. Yes, I did once try to balance a hand held mixer in a bowl. I will never forget the mess! Don't think that I had enough batter left to actually bake a cake come to think of it!!

details...

Mix, whip and knead—this rugged 10-speed mixer does it all, from the fluffiest egg whites to the stoutest bread dough. KitchenAid's hands-free 67-point planetary mixing action thoroughly blends ingredients all the way to the edges of the generous 5-quart stainless steel bowl with ergonomic handle. Tilt up the head for easy access to the beater and bowl

Crate and Barrel - KitchenAid ® Artisan Stand Mixer

Thursday

Egg Cookie Dish


This little bowl even comes filled with the cookies. Didn't realize that when I first spotted it! When the cookies are gone, you will have to make a fresh batch... or you could fill it with chocolate eggs!!

Egg Cookie Dish

The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever (Read With Me Paperbacks): John Speirs: Books


I thought that this might be a great little book to bring out at this time of year... even I get excited about the idea of an Easter Egg Hunt!!! And I don't think that there is a kid alive who doesn't love to be read to!

The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever (Read With Me Paperbacks

Wednesday

Wilton Step-by-Step Bunny Pan


Is it your turn to take dessert for Easter this year?? How could anyone turn down a slice of this cake?? He's just so darn cute and he doesn't look that hard to decorate!! I think that I could do a half descent job with this little guy!!

Wilton Step-by-Step Bunny Pan

Hamilton Beach Convection & Rotisserie Oven


Can you tell that I'm hungry at the moment?? And I like the fact that there is a rack... most are too small!

Hamilton Beach Convection & Rotisserie Oven

Saturday

Tuesday

How to Cut Corned Beef

I don't think that I have ever tasted the stuff, let alone know how to cut it. But, seeing that this is St. Patrick's Day, lets take a look!!

How to Cut Corned Beef : Blisstree

RSVP Onion Goggles


Lets face it... what kitchen would be complete without onion goggles and did you notice the green band. I particularly went looking for all things green because today is St. Patrick's Day afterall!! That's makes them even better lol...


RSVP Onion Goggles

Easy Spin 4-6 Serving Salad Spinner


I was just talking to my daughter yesterday and wondering whether they still made salad spinners. Have no idea where ours went to, but we need another one! Just try squeezing all the water out of your lettuce by hand. I don't think it can be done!

Amazon.com: Zyliss Easy Spin 4-6 Serving Salad Spinner: Kitchen & Dining

Fusionbrands Poach Pods


Yup, that's what I thought they were... you can poach eggs in them. Have to admit, I have poached anything for ages... this does look easy though!

Start your poachers!

Sunday

Does it get any better than this??

Carmen Leggio, New Orleans, 1959




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I think that I could get used to letting someone do all the cooking, and then the clean-up afterward. And then a nice glass of Merlot as I watch people wander down the street... what's not to like??

Saturday

Kitchen Cart



Regardless of how big your kitchen might be, you can always use a bit more working area. I like the way you can just roll this out of view when it's not needed.


from JCPenney

Thursday

Nano Ultraviolet Disinfection Scanner 


Just found this disinfection scanner this morning and I can remember at least one time when I could have used it. Not sure what the hotel would have said about be disinfecting my salad, but it would have prevented one night in the bathroom. I have never felt so horrid in my life!


Details...
"Kill germs without toxins in just seconds! Light weight, cell-phone-size portable scanner contains ultraviolet light technology proven to safely kill 99.9% of bacterial and viral surface germs after a 10-second scan on any surface. Also helps to eliminate dust mites and fleas. Uses two AAA batteries (included). Ideal for home, office, and travel use. 7'L x 4'W x 2'T.


From Neiman Marcus:

Wednesday

Chicago Metallic Commercial 12-Cup Mini Cheese Cake Pan: Kitchen & Dining


Now this is something even I could put together and just look at how cute they are!! And the topping... make it easy and use a tablespoon or two of pie filling on the top.

Amazon

Tuesday

Easter Egg Tree


Here's my little secret. Wow them with your decorating and they won't notice that you might have burned the cupcakes lol... That's why you use lots of frosting.

Details:
"Celebrate springtime with a festive Easter egg tree, a seasonal tradition in many European countries and classic symbol of new life. Ours is ready to decorate with colorful ornaments, creating a tabletop decoration your family will enjoy year after year. The lifelike tree, inspired by the silhouettes and foliage of manzanita and birch, is handsomely set in a 5 1/2' high pot with dried moss around its base. 24' high overall. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.

From Williams-Sonoma."

Testing out new feature...

I'm about as good at this as I am in the kitchen!

Monday

Compostable Straws... Who would have thought??

Have you ever wondered just how many drinking straws end up in landfills around the country. Has to be zillions of them... but this company is making them out of corn. Who knew?

Details... Now there is a eco friendly straw choice. Our straws are made of PLA plastic derived from corn. These compostable straws perform as good as petroleum-based straws.

More info... Compostable Straws

Gothic Dinner Plate Set at ELSEWARES


This classic plate set is made from high quality, durable melamine. The pattern is an exclusive Thomas Paul design that references traditional motifs used in fine china and adds a modern gothic spin. Set of 4." There I go again... I am really going to need that Victorian mansion!

Gothic Dinner Plate Set at ELSEWARES // Independent Art & Design:

Hog Wild Twirling Spaghetti Fork


I don't know about you, but it is a major pain to have to twirl your own pasta. Are you with me on this one??

Hog Wild Twirling Spaghetti Fork

Beaba Soft Spoons, Set of 4 | Williams-Sonoma


Another item I don't need, but they look nice and who knows... someday I just might need them!

Beaba Soft Spoons, Set of 4 | Williams-Sonoma

Sunday

Celebrate Spring With A Great Grill Recipe

No, I'm not telling you to make these ribs unless you like cooking of course. What I am telling you to do is to copy down this recipe and then give it to a friend who DOES like cooking and tell them to invite you when they have their next barbecue. Apple Cider Ribs... does sound awfully good and according to the prep time, it's only 20 minutes, so just maybe if you had some helpers in the kitchen, you could pull this off. Head on over to She Knows Parties and grab this recipe! Linette is waiting for you. :)

Celebrate Spring With A Great Grill Recipe

Irish Shamrock Light String Set: Kitchen & Dining


My mom used to love to decorate EVERYWHERE for the holidays. She would have loved these lights. As it was everything had to be green including the dinner. Have you ever had a glass of green milk? I have! It's amazing what a little green food coloring will do. This seems a bit easier and they can be put away until you need them next year. And no cooking involved. ;)


Amazon.com: Irish Shamrock Light String Set: Kitchen & Dining

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...