Pancake Keeper

I never thought of using a tortilla keeper to keep pancakes hot. Makes sense. Use it for both!


Steel Cut Oastmeal

The first time I tried this kind of oatmeal, I was having breakfast in a swanky hotel in Chicago and a bowl of the stuff was $11.00. But it was heavenly and I enjoyed every expensive mouthful. Making it at home is a whole lot cheaper!


Trebimbi Puppets Club

It has nothing to with cooking, but I thought that it just might entice some toddler to finish his lunch!

Knife Sharpener

I for one have no idea how to sharpen knives. Yes, we have one of those manual knife sharpeners, but I have no idea which direction to rub the knife. I would probably make it duller. This gadget takes the guess work out of it for you.


The $64.00 Tomato

The perfect summer read for that gardener in the family. Gardening with a humorous twist.

Hot Dog Roller with Griddle

Now this is kind of cool and the kids are going to love this come summer vacation. It makes 8 hot dogs or 12 sausages, so breakfast just got a little more interesting as well. And yes, there is a place to warm up the hot dog buns too.

Electric Wine Opener

For that person on your gift list who simply loves gadgets. Anyone have a dad like that? Might make a great Father's Day present. ;)


The Picnic Backpack

Makes it so much easier if the dishes you need are already packed and all you have to worry about is the potato salad!!

Naturally Playful Picnic Table

You will never entice your kids inside this summer if they have their own picnic table in the backyard, so consider yourself warned. ;)

Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Yes, today's theme is all things needed for that perfect picnic. You know, it's been a long time since we've been on a picnic. I guess we stopped when the kids got old enough not to want to come along any more. Maybe I simply need to pick better food to take along. ;)


Choosing a Grill

You can as much money as you like on fancy grills, but something as simple as a charcoal grill delivers the flavor every time.


Only the Best

Thought that I would scout out some chocolate chip cookie recipes for you and first thing that I'm looking for... they have to be easy. So, here goes...

Nestles Toll House

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chip Orange Delight

Now head to the kitchen and whip up something incredible. :)


A Fancy Way to Serve Soup

In all the years that I have been married... and it's been a LONG time, I'm still serving soup out of a pot. This does look a whole lot more elegant!

Campbells All American Recipes

If I can start with a can of soup and finish with dinner... that's my kind of cookbook!

Sprouting Jar

We buy it at the supermarket in little plastic domed packages. We would save a ton growing it ourselves.

Travel Water Heater for Car

Now this could come in really handy for those long trips when you could stop at those picnic areas along the interstate especially when you think how much a cup of coffee costs at a fast food restaurant.

Travel Water Heater for Car

Cheddar Cheese Powder, 1 lb.

Just think how much macaroni and cheese would cost if you didn't have to buy it by the box. A pound should last a long, long time!

Cheddar Cheese Powder, 1 lb.


I Toyed With the Idea

I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. . . . The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.

Groucho Marx


Vegetables are a Must on a diet

Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.

Jim Davis

Definitely works for me!



Cooking is Like Love

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


Krups Fast Touch Coffee Grinders

Have you ever wondered when your ground coffee was actually ground? With this little gadget, it can be fresh when you make it. Has to make it taste better wouldn't you say??

Krups Fast Touch Coffee Grinders


Orka Grapefruit Cutter

Now if this makes sectioning a grapefruit easier... I want one.

Orka Grapefruit Cutter

Spectrum 44010 Black Banana Holder

A little more upscale than we usually see for suspending bananas. And I hate bananas that ripen too quickly. They usually get passed along to the rest of the family and did you know that if you are watching your sugar intake, a half ripe banana has less sugar that one that is speckled!

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AXIS FRUIT BOWL/ W BANANA HOLDER (Chrome) (13"H x 10"W x 10"D)AXIS FRUIT BOWL/ W BANANA HOLDER (Chrome) (13"H x 10"W x 10"D)

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Can't Win

For an artist to marry his model is as fatal as for a gourmet to marry his cook: the one gets no sittings, and the other gets no dinners.

Oscar Wilde


Table Topics Conversation Cards - Family Edition

Dinner a little dull lately. Maybe you need some conversation starters. Who knows where the conversation will take you! And with the "family edition", the kids can participate too.

Table Topics Conversation Cards - Family Edition

What Nouvelle Cuisine Really Means

“Nouvelle Cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can't believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I'm still hungry.”
Mike Kalin

Oh, I've definitely been there and done that! More than once, now that I think about it.

Keep Doing It Till You Get Right

 I have to say that I make the most awesome baking soda biscuits.  No, they weren't always awesome but something kept me going until I ...