Ground 2 Table Review & Giveaway

I hate wasting food.

I have no problem with using up all my vegetables or meats – those just get transformed into something like salads, soups, stir fries or fried rice. The problem we have is usually with fruits (they go bad so fast!) and spices.

When we were packing up our kitchen to move, I realized that . . .

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Gifts for the Kitchen Geek! provided review samples and giveaway.

Our entire family, along with the rest of the world, is crazy-excited for the new Star Wars movie coming out in a few weeks. In celebration of my geeky friends, here are some of my favorite gifts for the Star Wars fans out there. Oh, and for the Trekkies, a . . .

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Amazon Echo Review & Giveaway

Amazon provided the Echo for an honest review. Steamy Kitchen is providing the giveaway unit.

We’ve been playing with the Amazon Echo for about a week now. Our family has voted and “Alexa” is now a family member, a sister that the boys have always wanted to boss around.

Alexa, the name of Echo (well, you can program its name . . .

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Martha Stewart Appetizers & Paddleboard Giveaway


Martha Stewart provided cookbook and collection of Paddleboards for review and giveaway. 

We love throwing dinner parties! Martha Stewart’s team has just released their 85th book, Martha Stewart’s Appetizers Cookbook. We are giving away one cookbook and 1 Paddleboard from her collection, sold exclusively at Macy’s.

Come see the Spicy Shrimp Skewers recipe from her cookbook.

Enter the Martha Stewart Giveaway




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Krups EC314 Savoy Coffee Maker Review & Giveaway

A cup of coffee can be as simple as adding grounds to a drip coffee maker — or complex and ritualistic with rare, single origin beans, a specific roasting recipe and precise, measured, brewing actions of a master barista.

Most of us make our morning coffee on auto-pilot – grind, measure, brew. But I love watching . . .

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Steak Champ Thermometer Review & Giveaway

Steak Champ provided unit for my honest review and giveaway.
Steak Champ Review
The problem with using thermometers when grilling meats is the constant poking. With grills, temperature can fluctuate quite a bit during the cooking process, and it is difficult to really know when your food is cooked perfectly.

Most people will just poke their meats periodically with . . .

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Austin, Texas Coterie Market Review & Giveaway

Coterie Market provided box for review and giveaway.

Some of my best food memories are from Austin, Texas. It’s the city where I’ve co-hosted a food blogging seminar, co-hosted a BIG bbq party with hundreds of friends, and chaired one of the best food conferences.

That’s why I’m thrilled to present to you Coterie Market, a fine retailer of Austin, Texas . . .

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Virginia Boys Cutting Board Review & Giveaway


Virginia Boys Kitchens provided product for review & giveaway
Virginia Boys Kitchen Cutting Board Review
All my cutting boards in my kitchen are either walnut or bamboo. Why bamboo? It’s cheap and a renewable resource. Why walnut? So many reasons! I love the look of dark, rich walnut. wood. Plus, walnut is a hard wood with dense . . .

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Thermapen MK4 Review & Giveaway

Thermoworks provided review and giveaway unit. Thermoworks has been a long-time supporter and partner! We love them!
Thermapen MK4 Review
Thermoworks makes the world’s best cooking thermometers. I first heard of them years ago, on Alton Brown’s Good Eats television show, and the again and again from some of my chef friends.

The Thermapen is their best selling product, . . .

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Raw Spice Bar Review & Giveaway

Raw Spice Bar Review
The the biggest complaints about buying spices are: Too expensive! — and — How can I use the entire bottle before it goes bad?

Oh, one more: What if I don’t like it?

Raw Spice Bar solves all of these problems and introduces you the the world of flavor with their $6 per month + free . . .

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Amazon Fire HDX 7 Giveaway #2

Amazon is providing the Kindle Fire HDX for the giveaway. We are giving away 5 Kindle Fire HDXs! This is the second unit (enter #1 Amazon Fire giveaway here).  ~Jaden

I’ve known since the days when the site was all text, and the logo was some funky “A” with a river running through it! In 1995, I . . .

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Gourmesso Bolivia Pura Mezzo & Giveaway

We’re big fans of Gourmesso, the Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules! I had the chance to chat with CEO Daniel Buelhoff last week about Gourmesso and other business ventures that he’s exploring. Daniel was fun to chat with, so full of energy and enthusiasm for food….and good coffee.

Our Nespresso machine is getting great use – every afternoon, my . . .

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