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Gifts for the Cook: Kitchen Storage and Utensils

This edition of kitchen product reviews just proves that I need a bigger kitchen! Oxo sent a big box of goodies – my all time favorite kitchen item award now goes to the Oxo 9-Piece Nesting Bowl and Colander. Watch the video to see why! Gift Ideas for the Cook: Kitchen Storage and Utensils     Core Kitchen Grip Strip …

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First Look: Ninja Ultima Blender Review

Ever want to compare blenders and see which one does the trick better and for less money? Well, here’s a first look comparison of the brand new Ninja Ultima Blender alongside the Vitamix 750. I own both Vitamix and Blendtec blenders but wanted to see how the new Ninja model stacked up! See for yourself in the video below: First …

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Holiday Gifts for the Cook

Here are my top picks for fun and unique holiday gifts for cooks or gourmands! Some are highlighted in video, the rest are below with just photos. ~Jaden Holiday Gifts for the Cook   Fork Knife Chopsticks from Uncommon Goods $10.00 Terra Cotta Chicken Roaster from Ten Thousand Villages $49.00 Set of two Timber Roasters from Rustic Roasters $55.00 Kuhn Rikon Colander Scoop $18.00 …

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Kale Salad with Mushroom Omelet

What you’ll learn: A healthy, hearty salad fit for a meal with warm mushroom omelet, crunchy walnuts, salty shavings of parmesan cheese How to transform tough, rough, thick raw kale into soft, buttery lettuce-like texture How to customize salad with different ingredients   I’ve just gotten back from a 48 hour jaunt to Los Angeles to shoot a video for …

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Silhouette Cameo 40% Discount

*I received a Silhouette Cameo for review, but I had actually purchased and paid full price for a machine back in July! Someone is getting a really nice Christmas present next month This summer, I bought myself a new toy – the Silhouette Cameo, a crafty cutting machine for creating delicate design cut-outs from paper and fabric! It was quite …

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Thai Fish Soup

Ever since our trip to City of Hope in Los Angeles and meeting with top scientists developing cancer cures with herbs, I’ve been focusing on wisely choosing foods for my family that heal, not harm. It’s tough some days, especially when we have boys’ activities that go through the late afternoon and evenings. The unhealthy, fast choices are so tempting. …

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Grilled Kimcheese Sandwich

Is this not the most brilliant name for a sandwich?! It’s created by the one and only, Joe Yonan, food guru over at the Washington Post and one of the most happy journalists I’ve ever met (really!) He’s got a new cookbook out, called Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook – it elegantly follows his first book, …

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Hatching Baby Ducks!

Almost exactly a month ago, we ordered 20 fertile duck eggs online and 2 incubators – one for each of the boys’ classrooms. For 27 days, the kids took daily measurements of the eggs (weighing each egg over time), monitored growth through a candler, made sure the eggs were rotated and kept the temperature and humidity in check. Each egg was …