Monday , 19 February 2018
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Thermos Sipp 16-Ounce Vacuum Insulated Travel Mug

Sipp Thermos Mug

Thermos SippIf it was possible to have a love affair with a travel mug, this would be the one. I have a cupboard full of stainless steel insulated mugs that are totally useless when it comes to keeping my coffee warm let alone hot. This baby is the exception. It honestly does what it says it does…keep the coffee hot for hours. Worth every penny and more!!


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Out of the Woods of Oregon Bread and Bagel Slicer

This purchase was the result of a suggestion by Amazon while I was researching bread machines. I have mixed feelings about this knife. On one hand, because it’s so thin, it does slice through the bread very easily–nice when you can’t wait for the loaf to totally cool. On the other, it’s awkward to handle and tends to crumble the bread as it’s slicing. Another con is because of it’s design, it cannot be used with a slicing guide. I do get more even sized slices with this knife, but would still do better with the help of a guide. And, to protect my hands, I have to store it in it’s original box in my knife drawer. So my search for the perfect bread knife continues… read more

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Pickle Picker

My sister-in-law and I have been trading kitchen gadgets for several years now. When we started, we were serious about it. We’ve now progressed to the point we try to stump the other with little known and even less likely to be used items. We’ve run across some pretty bizarre ones. Here’s the latest I found for her at Bed Bath and Beyond. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have it….

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Meat Pounder

I love my meat pounder! After years of having my wooden meat tenderizer heads fly across the room after totally ripping apart chicken breasts, it was time to go shopping. I bought this baby 5 years ago (Price back then was only $19.99, which was on my way upper end for a tool I only occasionally use). The sucker is heavy but it does a wonderful job of flattening and tenderizing meat without ripping it to shreds. I wouldn’t pay the current price of $35 (Amazon) but if you shop Amazon on a regular basis (my home away from home), they have some pretty good sales and I’ve gotten in the habit of placing items like this in my shopping cart and just waiting for that moment. read more

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Oxo Utensil Holder

I never would have thought I’d be writing a review on a utensil holder but I really like this one. Because of it’s unique shape, it holds a lot more tools without being unwieldly on the countertop. And it has divided sections so that you can sort the utensils for quick retrieval. I have my spatulas, whisks, and wooden utensils each in their own sections. Nice.

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Caphalon Fan

Okay, I’ll admit it…I’m a Caphalon fan….the ole hard-anodized aluminum variety. I’ve purchased several different pans over the years and frequently use them all. I just love the ability to go from stovetop to oven. There are only two downsides: they must be handwashed (although they clean easily) and they are heavy. Here are a few I have and recommend:

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