Category Archives: Gadgets

Twist Whisk

What It Is: No need to have two tools when you only need one. Made by kitchenware innovators JosephJoseph, this unique 2-in-1 whisk is essentially a flat whisk and a balloon whisk all in one tool. Why We Like It: … Continue reading

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Little Orange Rice Balls (Arancine di Riso)

A popular food in Italy, arancine are fried rice balls. They get their name from oranges (arancia in Italian) because of the round shape and color due to the addition of saffron.  We did not add the saffron because it … Continue reading

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JavaJig

What It Is: When you hear the name Java Jig, you might assume it is the latest dance craze or  the latest aerobic exercise. Neither!  JavaJig by Melitta is  a reusable,  single-serve coffee filter system for use with most single-serve … Continue reading

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Layered Shot Drinks

What Is It: Psst! Need the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift? Think about giving the VacuVin Layering Tool.  Pousse-Cafes , the category of layered drinks often served after dinner, are  coming back into fashion. VacuVin helps create the layered … Continue reading

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Roasting Chestnuts

Have you spied them in the produce section of your supermarket? Chestnuts are the “them” we are talking about, one of the few foods that are still available fresh for only a very limited time in late fall and early … Continue reading

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Resting On Your Laurels

What It Is: This is harvest season when we scurry to assemble all the equipment needed for roasting the holiday bird. One item that is recommend is a roasting rack. PREPARA offers  a new twist on a rack: a  bendable, … Continue reading

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Jar Opener

  What Is It: Do not mistake this as a hand massage device. It is a battery operated jar lid opener that twists off jar lids with the push of a button. Why We Like It: One in 5 adults … Continue reading

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Halloween for Grown-Ups

Greet the adult trick or treaters with a great orange Halloween drink. The base is Aperol, an Italian aperitivo with a bitter-sweet flavor reminiscent of Campari. It is bright orange and combines well with another Italian sparkling beverage, Prosecco. For … Continue reading

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Pastry Blender

What It Is: We call it by it’s traditional culinary name, a pastry blender. Cuisinart calls theirs a dough blender. Either way, this classic tool is designed to cut solid fat into dry ingredients when making biscuits, scones, pie crusts, … Continue reading

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PushPan

What It Is: We’ve all heard the quote, ” build a better mouse trap.” We found one, no, not  a mouse trap but a baking pan. The round pan made by Kuhn Rikon is called a Push Pan; it is … Continue reading

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