Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Garden Fresh™ Cooking Prep Kit
From pastries to baked Italian specialties or roasted turkey, you'll find all your prep tools right here. Set includes all-purpose shears, small silicone basting brush, herb mincer, paring knife, garlic press and an odor removes.
Garden Fresh™ Salad Prep Kit
Everything you need to peel, chop and slice your way to the cripest, freshest salads ever. Set includes Lettuce Knife, Vegetable Brush, Small Grater with Storage Tray, Tomato Slicer, Swivel Peeler and Greenskeeper Bag.
Garden Fresh™ Fresh Fruit Kit
A complete set to create attractively presented fruit dishes at one low price! Set includes: Lemon/Lime Squeeser, Grapefruit Knife, Lemon Zester, Apple Corer, Grapefruit Spoon 2 pc. Set and a Citrus Reamer.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Emerilware 5-in-1 Smoker For $99 until 7/31
Smokes, grills, roasts, broils and fries. Emerilware™ is the proud creation of Chef Emeril Lagasse. Produced by All-Clad®, the heavyweight cast iron cookware is durable and safe to use with the oven, stove or grill. Each piece has a preseasoned, nonstick matte enamel finish and includes recipe cards, enameled steel drip try and stainless steel rack. 15"L x 11"W x 5"H.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker ICE-45 For $99 until 7/31
Enjoy velvety smooth soft ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, and sherbet made fresh at home. The Cuisinart Mix-It-In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker turns out professional-quality dairy treats in as few as 20 minutes. Just add fresh ingredients to the 11/2-quart fully automatic machine, turn the dial, and soft-serve ice cream, gelato or yogurt and more is easily yours. Three condiment dispensers send sprinkles and mini-chips down the integrated chute for mix-in treats. Don't forget the swirl at the top of the treat! Removable parts are hand-washable. Heavy-duty plastic and aluminum. Limited 3-year warranty. 10"D x 10"W x 17"H. 12 lbs. Model: ICE-45.
• Easy recipes included for a variety of sorbets and sherbets, or luscious low-fat frozen yogurts
• Three easy-pull tab condiment dispensers lets you add your favorite mix-ins
• Pull down handle dispenses soft serve ice cream directly into cones or bowls to save valuable counter or table space
• Don't miss a dollop! When ice cream stops flowing through, lift the lid and scoop out the rest
• Handy removable drip tray keeps drips off the work area
• Fully automatic, effortless ice cream making. Just turn dial, add ingredients, and watch your dessert begin to freeze
• Cone holder holds a stack of pointed or flat bottom cones
• Double-insulated freezer bowl holds temperature for fast results
• No chemicals, salt, or ice required
• Removable parts for easy cleaning
• Nonskid feet keep the unit from moving during operation
• Instruction and recipe book with 26 recipes included
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
KitchenAid 300 Immersion Blender For $99
No more messy transfer of soups, purees and sauces from pot to blender. With a powerful motor, rugged stainless steel blending attachment, and a 5' cord, this hand-held blender provides versatility and mobility. The 8" immersion depth reaches the bottom of tall stockpots and pitchers. Press-and-hold operation with speed control. Whisk, 4-piece chopper attachments and blender beaker included. Dishwasher-safe attachments. Wipe body clean.
• Efficient, powerful motor designed for quiet, long-life operation
• Blends both hot and cold foods
• Durable blending attachment that includes a premium stainless-steel blade and splashguard to help prevent splatters and air slots to increase flow during blending
• Large dial speed control offers variable speeds
• Intuitive, one-touch power button
• Ergonomic design provides a non-slip grip
• Automatic whisk attachment reduces the blender speed for effective whisking
• 4-piece chopper attachment quickly chops herbs, vegetables, fruits, cooked meats, nuts and cheese
• Chopper's non-skid base doubles as an air-tight lid for chopper bowl
• Two ejector buttons make it easy to remove the attachments
• 8-inch immersion depth for thorough blending of ingredients
• 5-ft. extra-large power cord for flexibility at work area
• All attachments are dishwasher safe
• Motor body with 5-ft. power cord
• 4-cup blending beaker and lid
• Stainless-steel blending whisk and whisk adapter
• Chopper attachment that includes adapter, blade and bowl with air-tight lid
• Durable cotton-twill storage bag with 3 storage pockets
• Illustrated instruction book and recipe guide with 25 recipes
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Sure to inspire them to fire up the barbecue grill (rain or shine) all season long!
Grillslinger© BBQ Utensil Belt
As featured on the Food Network!
Our innovative, Grillslinger BBQ Utensil Belt gives the outdoor chef a hand and all the credit!
Grillslinger® Utensil Belt includes:
- Pro Flipper measuring 12"L x 2 3/4"W
- Speed Tongs measuring 10"L x 1 1/2"W
- Insulated, adjustable beverage cooler to keep the griller fully hydrated!
The durable nylon pockets are padded where the belt sits on your hips and allow plenty of room for other cooking tools. Each pocket holds a heavy-duty removable plastic insert, which securely holds the spatula & tongs. Clean-up is simple - toss the inserts in the dishwasher & the belt in the washing machine!
The belt features a backpack quality quick adjust & release buckle with the ability to adjust up to 56"L to fit any grill master's build.
Tailgate BBQ Football Grill
Kick off the summer or football season with a grill that's certain to score a touchdown!
Our portable charcoal grill boasts 215 square inches of cooking surface, large enough for even the heartiest appetites!
Standing an impressive 20" x 13" x 19", our Tailgate BBQ Football Grill is constructed of heavy-gauge steel featuring sturdy chrome plated legs and solid wooden handles.
Its heavy duty pan prevents burnt ashes from falling to the ground, making clean up a breeze!
For a winning personal touch, we custom engrave each grill for your BBQ chef with any name, title or message, officially claiming his or her grill domain!
Perfect for tailgating, picnics and year 'round grilling fun!
Grill Master BBQ Utensil Set
Our sizzlin' Grill Master BBQ Utensil Set gives the outdoor chef a hand and all the credit!
- 18" Spatula, with long handle for safety.
- 18" Fork, ideal for lifting heavy cuts of meat.
- 15 1/2" Chef Tongs for moving items from grill to table.
- 18" Basting brush to slather on the sauce!
And there's no mistaking who the BBQ Master is, with any personalization handsomely engraved across the side of the spatula and fork! You can even request different phrases for each!
Set is quality crafted from durable, rust resistant stainless steel with extra-sturdy, stay cool wooden handles and leather rope ties for convenient hanging.
Dad's BBQ Stoneware Platter
Stand Back: Dad's Cooking!
Let Dad season his grilled dishes with personality as he serves on our stoneware "Dad's BBQ" Grilling Platter.
Skillfully handcrafted, stoneware platter features colorful grilling design, for a fun and festive BBQ party!
Grilled To Perfection Bamboo Cutting Board
The sun is beating down and the grill is calling - it's time for grillin' & chillin'! Let your grill master slice and dice in style with our new Grilled To Perfection Bamboo Cutting Board.
Professional-quality board is handcrafted of pressed bamboo with a natural hand rubbed olive oil finish. Bamboo absorbs very little moisture, does not shrink or swell and is actually harder than most hard woods, making it a superior material for cutting boards.
We artfully laser-engrave the top of the board with any name or title above the flames engraved across the bottom for an impressive finishing touch.
Chestnut Honey is used in households throughout Italy in the cooking of various dishes. It is not as syrupy-sweet as other honeys, which makes it an excellent choice for brushing onto baked chicken breasts or adding to baked acorn squash.
Enjoy CyberCucina Chestnut Honey with 10% Off until 3/27
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Grill 2 Go Express
A grill that’s ready when you are. Porcelain-coated steel lid and cast aluminum firebox give you cooking performance and durability seldom found in a portable grill. Roomy 200 sq. in. cooking grates for flame-grilled flavor – interchangeable with Teflon® Classic non-stick coated griddle. Fast start and total control with rotary igniter and two independently controlled stainless steel burners (10,000 BTUs total). Uses disposable (14.1 oz. or 16.4 oz.) cylinders or connects to larger tank with adapter hose (sold separately). Includes a multi-task LED Night Light®, folding side shelves and easy-access removable grease tray. Stable leg system folds for compact transport.
Coleman RoadTrip Classic Grill - Blue
Portable grill is perfect for tailgating or entertaining at your campsite. Features two powerful 10,000 BTU burners and a 285 sq. in. cooking surface. Removable mix-and-match die cast aluminum surfaces: grill and griddle. Instastart™ ignition for easy, matchless lighting. Lid detaches to accommodate larger pots and pans. Removable drip pan for easy clean-up. Easy-carry side handles. Operates on 16-oz. propane cylinder (sold separately) or adapts to 20 lb. tank. Mfr. 5 year limited warranty.
Weber Baby Q Portable Gas Grill
Sear and smoke foods on a compact propane grill that offers all the features of the Weber Q™ in a compact, RV size. Baby Q™ has plenty of room to grill for two, with 189 square inches of cooking surface and 8500 Btus of cooking power. P-shaped burner tube emits flames under a porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grate. Cast aluminum lid and body. Handy removable drip tray.
Holland Companion Grill
Exclusive patented grill system won’t flare-up and burn food.
The drip pan is placed between the food and the flame – so food can’t catch on fire. Drippings strike the drip pan and sizzle, giving the food its distinctive Holland Grill flavor. Simply set your timer and close the lid. Enjoy meat that’s always juicy and never charred. All stainless steel construction for maximum durability and easy clean-up. Offers a 212 sq. in. stainless steel cooking grid. Low/Medium/High adjustable burner settings provide 2600 to 4900 Btus of uniform heat distribution – no hot spots!
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008
By Ramona Creel
Food PREPARATION can take up a tremendous chunk of your life -- if you let it. Between grocery shopping, planning meals, preparing ingredients, cooking the actual meal, and cleaning up, there’s no time left for anything else! But here are some quick tips for reducing the amount of time you spend in the KITCHEN:
If you know what meals you are going to make for the upcoming week, you will spend less time in the kitchen than if you stand in front of the refrigerator each evening saying, “Hmm…I wonder what we should have for dinner.” Spend a few minutes on Saturday or Sunday before you go grocery shopping picking out your recipes for the week. Decide which dishes you want to make before you make your GROCERY LIST, and you won’t have to run out at the last minute because you are all out of beans for chili.
You can do all of your shopping once a week, instead of making three or four trips throughout the week. You can also plan ahead to make dishes that can easily be combined after the meal is over to form a new LEFTOVER dish. My mother’s favorite was to serve corn and lima beans as side dishes at two meals during the week, then combine any leftovers to make goulash. Nowadays, I just throw anything leftover in a pan for stir fry later in the week.
STICK WITH THE OLD FAVORITES
We are often seduced by the colorful pictures and tempting-sounding RECIPES we find in magazines and newspapers. However, the truth of the matter is that most people make no more than 10 or 20 different dishes regularly. Take a few minutes to gather up your FAVORITES and store them together in a notebook or card file (depending on how you keep your recipes). Aim for dishes that the whole family loves, are easy to make, take very little time, and use fairly basic ingredients. You can still keep the recipes for Truffle Souffle with Grand Marnier and Lobster Thermidor – just store those separately from your everyday dishes.
You might also consider setting up a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly SCHEDULE for cooking your favorites. One of my clients with three busy children has decided that Monday is always pasta night, Tuesday is a casserole, Wednesday is grilling out, Thursday is soup, and Friday is pizza. It saves her time and energy, and she never has to deal with the question, “What’s for dinner?”
DO YOUR COOKING ALL AT ONCE
One of the best time-management decisions I ever made was to do the majority of my cooking all on ONE DAY of the week. I usually go grocery shopping on Sunday mornings (less crowded than Saturday), and I’ll spend about 2 hours in the kitchen cooking for the entire week. I make about 3 or 4 “one-dish” meals that my husband and I can each for lunches and quick dinners – usually including a casserole, a soup, and a pasta dish. These get stored in our fridge in MEAL-SIZED containers, ready to be taken to work or reheated at home. I also cut up veggies for salad and stir-fry and store them in Tupperware containers, make a big jug of green tea for the week, and put together a couple of quick desserts.
Then, for the rest of the week, we don’t have to do much of anything to eat a healthy meal. We might throw together a salad, or make a stir-fry and grill some fish, or eat one of my pre-prepared dishes. And we save MONEY because we don’t end up eating out as much when we’ve got plenty of good food in the house. It’s a complete win-win situation!
MAKE MORE THAN YOU NEED
Whenever you are cooking, you get into a groove. As you do a lot of one activity, it gets easier and quicker. So when you first start chopping onions, the going is slow. But by the time you are on your 5th onion, you are breezing through it. So take a few minutes as you are preparing ingredients to do more than you need for that particular recipe. Chop an entire bag of onions, grate a whole block of cheese, make a huge pot of tomato sauce rather than just enough for one meal. You can freeze or refrigerate the extras and save yourself a little time the next time you get ready to cook.
PREPARE LUNCHES AHEAD OF TIME
One of the biggest kitchen challenges my clients with kids face is getting those SCHOOL LUNCHES ready. Not only does preparing a lunch (or 4 lunches, depending on the number of kids) each morning take a tremendous amount of time, it’s not a very efficient way to get your kids ready. So on grocery shopping day when you come home with the ingredients for your kids’ lunches, have your children help put their meals together for the week.
Store INDIVIDUAL-SIZED portions of chips, pretzels, cookies, and other snacks in Ziploc bags. Set up 5 brown paper bags for each child, complete with a snack, a drink box, pudding cup, fruit roll-up, etc. in each. Then mark the bags with the child’s name and day of the week and line them up on a shelf in the pantry. When that day rolls around, all you have to do is add a sandwich or soup! You will save time each morning, and it will keep your kids from eating all of their school snacks before the school day arrives.
DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT RUNS OUT
How many times has this happened to you – you are making dinner, need some (garlic, mustard, milk, basil, whatever), and you pull out an EMPTY container. Someone used the last of your precious ingredient and didn’t bother to let you know that you needed more. This is particularly annoying when you do it to yourself! The best way to prevent this kind of crisis is to follow the 3/4 RULE. Whenever you find that something is three-fourths empty, put it on the grocery list and buy more. Keep a notepad on the front of the refrigerator so that family members can add to the list as they notice items running low.
Another good trick is to buy in BULK whenever money and space allows. This is particularly important for those non-perishable items you use all the time -- tuna fish, rice, peanut butter, juice boxes, etc. -- your STAPLES. Keep enough of these foods on hand so that you won’t find yourself running out at a crucial moment. Shopping at a wholesale club like Sam’s or Costco can also save you a ton of money over the long-run.
CLEAN AS YOU GO
Cooking scares a lot of people -- not because they dread the act of preparing a meal, but because they dread facing the MESS that’s left when they are done! But if you will take the time to CLEAN as you go -- put those dirty utensils in the dishwasher, wipe up that spill before it becomes a stain, and take out the trash from your food preparation before it piles up mile-high -- cooking is more enjoyable, less stressful, and incredibly less time-consuming. Not to mention the fact that your kitchen smells a whole lot better!
Ramona Creel is a Professional Organizer and the founder of OnlineOrganizing.com -- offering "a world of organizing solutions!" Visit www.onlineorganizing.com for organizing products, free tips, a speakers bureau -- and even get a referral for a Professional Organizer near you. And if you are interested in becoming a Professional Organizer, we have all the tools you need to succeed. If you would like to reprint this article, you may do so as long as you include this full resource box. (Copyright Ramona Creel)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The Only See Through Deep Fryer
This is the only deep fryer with a glass cooking vessel that allows you to monitor food submersed in the oil without lifting the basket, reducing frying times and eliminating the inferior crispiness caused by repeatedly removing food from the oil as it cooks. The glass bowl is made in Arques, France, using 1/4-inch thick, heat-resistant borosilicate glass-the same glass used in laboratory beakers. The clear bowl helps you determine with a glance when the oil needs to be changed, and its two-quart oil capacity accommodates two 6-oz. fish filets or a 1/2-lb of French fries. The immersed heating element ensures a consistent oil temperature and allows the lipid to quickly regain the preset frying temperature when food is submersed, ensuring optimal results when frying multiple batches. The thermostat adjusts from 320 F to 375 F at the turn of a dial, and an LED illuminates when the oil has reached the desired cooking temperature. The unit has a removable lid that prevents oil splatters, an overheating sensor automatically cuts the power when a threshold temperature is reached, and the cord attaches to the deep fryer magnetically, allowing it to safely detach in case of accidental pulling. The heating element and lid remove for ease of cleaning. The basket and bowl are dishwasher safe. Plugs into AC. 10 1/4" H x 13 3/4" D. (11 lbs.)
Available online at Hammacher Schlemmer