I love these Quik Top lids. They’re plastic caps for canned beverages. Among other things, QuickTop lids make it easy to keep an opened beverage fresher longer. See all the reasons I like these reusable lids for soda cans and water bottles.
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See why I think Google Docs is the perfect recipe organizer. Not many people use Google Docs for organizing recipes, but it serves my purpose well. I can save everything from the recipe in just ONE click (recipe title, ingredients, cooking directions, nutrition info, photos, notes, comments). Turns out, Google Docs is a fairly sophisticated way to organize recipes… and it’s FREE!
One of my family’s favorite activities is cooking out on our patio. Over the years, we’ve tried a variety of outdoor cookers: gas grills, charcoal grills, ceramic grills, and outdoor ovens. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. If you’re looking to buy a grill but not sure which one to get, I’m going to outline the pros and cons of some of the best types of outdoor grills to help you choose one that fits your family’s needs.
Yep, there’s a new recipe being used for Cadbury eggs in the U.K. Here’s my take on the great Cadbury eggs Easter candy debate in the U.S. Good to know!
This post definitely caught my attention on Twitter: ‘High quality, low cost chef and paring knives, great for cooks on a budget.’ See why I love the knives, but in the end I decided NOT to buy them on OpenSky… not yet anyway.
Different cultures around the world – even right here in the U.S.A. – have acquired a taste for some really bizarre foods. Here’s an interesting look at weird food on TV, strange foods from other countries, weird food at McDonalds, and the 2 latest crazes: deep fried food and food on a stick!
Get fun cooking & kitchen tips for the everyday cook. Plus find out about new gadgets, ideas, tips & tricks to get the most from your food and your cooking on our fun food Facebook and Twitter pages!
As seen in this video, it’s a proven fact that bottled drinking water is no better than tap water. Here are all the reasons you need to stop wasting money on bottled water.
A superfood is one that provides multiple health benefits when it is included in your diet. Superfoods are often overlooked. This video will introduce you to many superfood items from around the world.
Chocolate dipped bugs — including chocolate covered crickets and chocolate covered grasshoppers — are the latest food sensation that everyone’s buzzing about. Here’s where to buy them, and ways to make some unusual chocolate dipped foods yourself.
Chocoholics rejoice! There are 3 new reasons that dark chocolate benefits health enough to raise it to superfood status. Finally, the chocolate bar with almonds is recognized for all of its health benefits.
Canned goods stacking competitions are the latest rage. Using canned goods to Create works of art is a tool often used by engineering and art schools alike. Break out your supply of tuna and give it a try, you might find a new career from your effort.
For a healthy snack you can’t beat nuts and berries. They’re packed full of disease-fighting goodness that should be included in your diet every day. Here’s why…
Breakfast is one of the 10 most delicious foods to eat when you’re drunk. There are 9 others. What’s your favorite drunk food when you’re eating late?
Bananas come in a neat disposable and biodegradable handy wrapper. Here’s how to impress your friends — or your kids — by serving pre-sliced bananas within an unopened banana peel or by making individual bite-sized slices of bananas within the peel. Plus how to peel bananas like the monkeys do!
Make your own nutritional labels to better watch your calorie and fat intake when eating homemade foods.
While there are 37,500,000 chef blogs online – give or take a million. There are 4 in particular that I find myself going back to read frequently.
Back when I was a kid, my dad used to make Spam (along with his fried eggs with ketchup), but only on special occasions. I like it really crispy, so the edges almost curl up. I don’t put anything on my Spam sandwich — just Spam.
See how Michael Pollen, author of In Defense of Food. An Eater’s Manifesto turned my philosophy upside down by explaining how the all these celebrity food shows on TV have actually helped turn cooking from a participation activity into a spectator sport! People aren’t cooking anymore? Hmmm…
The Scribd site is very well done. After signing up for my free account, I browsed for cookbooks and found a page with a slew of them. Many of the titles are small publications from Scribd community members, but as I scrolled down I found cookbooks by Jamie Oliver, Wei Chuan, and other popular chefs.
What do you do when you look at your bookshelves and you see more than 100 cookbooks there? If you’re Heidi Swanson, you break out the pans. And the computer.
Heidi is an award-winning photographer and author who one day in 2003 decided it was time to stop buying books and start cooking what’s in them.
The founder of GlobalGormet.com, which is one of the first cooking sites on the Internet, and more recently NewGreenBasics.com, Kate Heyhoe has written several cookbooks. But it’s her latest book, Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen — the New Green Basics Way, that tackles HOW you cook. Which, she says, is just as important as WHAT you cook.
Big Oven was the first recipe software program I downloaded that was completely new to me, and yet I knew right away that it was the best one for meeting my recipe organization needs. Here’s my review of Big Oven, Mastercook, Mealmaster, Cookn, Living Cookbook, and Now You’re Cooking.
On Shameless Chefs, Shameless Dave and Shameless John show up at a house where only the person who invited them knows they’re coming. They surprise the other guests and then get to work in the kitchen — sometimes pulling the guests in with them. Don’t miss their videos… and recipes!
A collection of the best ways to organize recipes, including recipes you’ve found online, in magazines, and on recipe cards. Lots of do-it-yourself ideas, plus links to the most popular recipe software programs.
Check out all 4,000 food inventions that were submitted for the Dining in 2015 contest and let me know what you think! Judges were looking for the most interesting designs in cutlery, tableware, cookware, and cooking tools.
Cook Yourself Thin is a British favorite that Lifetime Television is bringing to our shores this spring.
The first season is 20 episodes and will show viewers how to eat foods they like, that taste good, and that will help them lose weight.
Chances are you’re not going to find a cooking video that will have you laughing like Average Betty’s will. Average Betty does for cooking what Saturday Night Live does for the nightly news. The meat of the recipe is there, but the video is really more of a comedy sketch. The result has made Average Betty an Internet celebrity of sorts.
I will be interested to see how this works for Bravo. Top Chef has grown into the top-rated cooking show on cable, but I think it’s harder for viewers to connect with celebrity chefs than it is for us to connect with average foodies, like you and me.
The iPhone can now help you make dinner. Or lunch. Or a snack! Kraft has released iFood Assistant. It cost 99 cents and has quickly become one of the top 100 apps for the iPhone!
Casting calls are now underway across the country for the 6th season of Top Chef on Bravo TV. Here are the dates and information for the following cities: Seattle WA, Atlanta GA, New York NY, Philadelphia PA, Los Angeles CA, and Chicago IL.
Believe it or not, popcorn is one of the healthiest foods available to us. Following are just a few of the nutritional benefits you’ll get from eating popcorn.
Here’s how to sort through the many choices of green tea available to you and pick the one that’s right for you. With many health benefits from drinking green tea, you’ll want to learn the differences between the many different types of green tea.
Several studies suggest that beer has just as many health benefits as wine. As with wine, women who drink one glass and men who drink up to two glasses can benefit from drinking beer. Studies show that light to moderate drinkers — people who drink a beer a week or a beer a day — have an equal chance to experience beer’s health benefits.
Here’s everything you want to know about Green M&M’s and some reasons you might want to go green with your favorite candy this year. Green is the new pink… right?
Do you notice the smell of burned wire or overheated plastic every time you use your Crockpot or slow cooker? That’s exactly what I experienced every time I used my Rival Crock Pot for the past 2 years. This week… it finally died.
Who knew that a cooking channel could be so much fun. But watching the steps they go through… the tools they use… the cookware they prefer… and why… and the many quick tips & tricks they share on TV have really made things ‘click’ for me. Here’s why I’m addicted to The Food Network.
I’m not crazy about flying on planes, so like to have two things with me every time I fly on an airplane. #1 a beverage, any beverage… even water. #2 gum. Here’s how to get your own bottle of water through the airport security checks.
Here’s how to slice bananas into individual bite-sized pieces — without the banana slices turning brown.
Here’s what I’ve learned about those fun Jello dancers that you see at the end of Jell-O commercials. Plus, some fun things to do with Jello, and some very interesting Jello recipes.
Perhaps you’ll be able to use the following fun designs to get ideas for your own bowling ball cake, bowling pins cake, and/or bowling alley cake to celebrate the special occasion of your favorite bowler.
Following is a list of all the virtues of ketchup, including its many varieties, little-known facts, the world’s largest, and lots of fun things you can do with ketchup… Yep, everything you want to know about ketchup… and more!
Here are some babies sucking on lemons and limes for the first time. Their expressions say it all. Lemons…You either love ’em, or hate ’em. Enjoy the videos!
There’s been a lot of controversy and scrutiny in the news lately… Everything from what to do with Anna Nicole Smith’s body, how JetBlue failed its customers, what Britney Spears is up to these days, and the whole Peter Pan peanut butter recall. See what all these things have in common…
See why hot peppers and jalapenos just aren’t as HOT as they used to be!…
Get your FREE M&M’s here! That’s right, the Mars company has announced a promo code that gets you a FREE bag of M&M’s with your online order of personalized M&Ms.
I’ve been telling Jim for years that there should be dental floss built-into the popcorn bags at movie theaters! Now, it appears that my idea has become a reality…
Check out the Cruzin Cooler, a one-of-a-kind motorized beverage cooler!
In honor of July being National Hot Dog Month… Here are some funny hot dog videos & hotdog audio clips, including my favorite: Mr. Hot Dog Eating Contestant from Bud Light’s Real Men of Genius.
The annual celebration of the Tomato is today… April 6th. Yep, it’s National Tomato Day!
Technically, it’s called Fresh Tomato Day.