Giveaway: Bite Me Cookbook

Bite Me: A Stomach-Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mounthed CookbookFrom $16.47From Publishers Weekly For those who want sass, attitude, and a fly-by-night-feel, sisters Albert and Gnat offer up a fun collection of 175 recipes pulled together in a quirky package complete with offbeat photos (think grandma vacuuming another grandma, an underwear-clad woman emerging . . .


Giveaway: Coffee Bean Tea Leaf Kaldi Machine

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Kaldi MachineI recently had a chance to demo the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Kaldi single cup machine. Every year for Christmas, there’s always one thing on my list to Santa – a few bags of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coffee. When I used to live in the . . .


Giveaway: Chef Collection Personalized Pepper Mill

Chef Collection Personalized Pepper Mill Own the “Original Wine Bottle Pepper Mill” as shown on Emeril’s show. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations! Add a dash of personality to every meal with your very own Chef’s Collection© Personalized Pepper Mill. Inspired by wine connoisseur’s east to west, our clever Wood Peppermill features a “corkscrew” . . .


30 Ramen Hacks

The item in my pantry that runs out more often than rice is instant ramen. It’s the perfect midnight snack — well — it’s the perfect hangover breakfast too! Serious Eats has a list of 30 Ramen Noodle Hacks – from adding baby spinach and hard-boiled egg (common for traditional Japanese ramen) to using it as a topping for shephard’s …


Knit Herringbone Scarf Pattern

Most of the items that I knit is cutesy girly scarfs or stuff for the kids, I haven’t done much “manly man hand-knitting” though there are a ton of patterns and books for man-knits. When I hand-make an item for someone, it’s an all-encomassing experience. I go overboard in the whole “personalization” thing, with the philosophy that there’s a PERFECT …


Spring Asparagus

My friend Sally Cameron makes oven roasted asparagus and dresses it up with lemon zest, grated cheese and crispy prosciutto. Lovely, lovely spring dish.


Giveaway: Libre Tea Giveaway

Libre Tea GiveawayThis is one of my favorite new products – Libre Tea allows you to enjoy hot, loose-leaf teas on the go. The exterior is unbreakable polycarbonate and the interior wall is glass. There is a filter in the cap so that the loose leaf tea stays put while you drink.Libre Tea Glass ‘n . . .


Giveaway: Kenmore Elite Portable Induction Cooktop

Kenmore Elite Portable Induction CooktopThe hot and searing with the simplicity of sublime, cool. The seduction of control,now, there for the touching. Kenmore Elite® Portable Induction Cooktop delicious by design™ Advanced, professional technology-Induction cooking is the most advanced, efficient way to cook. Used by professionals for its fast, even heat and . . .


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A little over ten years ago, I built my dream kitchen. It was my first home that I’d ever owned and I purposely bought an older home, knowing that I would gut and remodel the entire thing. The house had so many walls that you felt like a mouse in a maze just navigating from the front door to the …