Pot Lid Props

My friend Susan handed me a couple of little silicone men when we had lunch one day and I thought, “Ok what am I supposed to do with these?” She said they are pot lid props and that I would use them all the time. So I tried the little fellows the next day and…

Brine Bucket

Everyone should own a brine bucket! This inexpensive 2 gallon container with lid fits easily in your refrigerator and is perfect for brining a turkey breast, pork loin or whole chicken. Not just any “bucket” will do. It needs to be labeled as food grade, which means the material used to manufacture the container is…

Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut Resistant Gloves If you own a mandoline or do any regular work in the kitchen with a knife, you need a good pair of cut resistant gloves. And since the holiday season is creeping toward us at warp speed, these make excellent gifts for the cook in your life or to put on your…

Dish Drying Rack

Dish Drying Rack Like many of you, I purchased one of those thick drying pads that seem to be everywhere. I liked the fact that it could be thrown in the washing machine and that it folded nicely in the drawer for storage. But using it disappointed me. My upside down dishes never completely dried,…

Can Strainer

Can Strainer I generally don’t like to clutter my kitchen with gadgets that have a single purpose. However, I friend was having a Pampered Chef party and I ended up purchasing several items. One of the things I added to my list at the last minute was this little can strainer. I thought I would…

Mosquito Torch

Mosquitos No More! All of these spring rains are terrific for my yard and garden, but unfortunately have served as a catalyst for mosquitos to breed and ruin the tranquility of evening outdoor enjoyment. I tried citronella incense sticks and the Patio Egg with no success. Then I decided to go back to the tried…

Lettuce Keeper

Lettuce Keeper I love all types of lettuce, but love to grow iceberg in the early spring before it gets too hot outside. The rains we have had this season have contributed to a great crop that keeps me with just enough of a supply to use without being overwhelmed. It is perfect to hold…

Hummingbird Feeder

Hummingbirds I have been searching for a great hummingbird feeder for decades. I have spent money on fancy ones, inexpensive ones and everything in between. Finally, I have found one that is perfect. Last year at the Lawn & Garden Show, I was intrigued by an exhibitor showcasing THE Hummingbird Feeder. I bought one and…

Gloves

Gloves If you spend any time cooking, you also spend a lot of time with your hands in a sink filled with hot soapy water. As wonderful as my dishwasher is, there are certain things that require hand washing. For years, I used those familiar bright yellow Playtex Living Gloves because that’s what my Mother…

Kitchen Organization

Kitchen Organization If there was ever a time to organize your pantry, January is the month for doing so. The holidays have passed, the weather is questionable at best and the area was probably abused during the baking season. I happened upon some great clearance bottles at TJ Maxx this past weekend and took the…