Cooking Tool Thursday: Silicon baking mats

If you've done any sort of cookie or sheet pan baking, you know how much of a pain (and costly) parchment paper can be.  Unless you pay a premium for the perfect cookie-sheet-size parchment, it often take a lot of measuring and folding and refolding and wasting to fit a piece of parchment perfectly on …

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Wild Card Wednesday: True Eats Recommendations!!

Happy Hump Day!! Lately, I've had quite a few people ask me for links to the products and cooking tools I've recommended so far SO I dedicate this Wild Card Wednesday post to re-sharing those links, along with the original articles explaining WHY you need these products in your life. Why am I qualified to …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: NutriBullet

Now-a-days, the Vitamix or similar high-powered blenders are all the rage.  And, rightfully so.  They are amazing, whizzing beasts...the Rolls-Royce of blenders.  Unfortunately, they come with the Rolls-Royce price (about $400-$600).  Holy-Pretty-Penny-Batman. I personally don't have a use for such a big, powerful blender.  I rarely use my standard blender and often use my food …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: OXO Pineapple Corer

​I love pineapple.  It's beautiful flesh provides the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It can be eaten straight up, grilled, in a salsa, in cake, muffins, and more.  Plus, it's loaded with Vitamin C and (trace mineral) Manganese, both of which are potent antioxidants. It also contains an enzyme that may help reduce inflammation …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Casabella Cherry Pitter

Hallelujah!  It's cherry season!  I love cherries because they are delicious, nutritious (high five for Vitamin C and A) and such a treat.  What I don't love about cherries though, are the pits that are wedged deep within this glorious fruit. I have a sooolllution! THIS Casabella Cherry Pitter.  I love this tool because it …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Nut Chopper

I love nuts. I add them to salads, baked goods, fish, chicken and more.  They add a fabulous crunch and flavor that can't be duplicated by a non-nut ingredient. Plus, they add an extra boost of protein and healthy fat to boot. The tricky part about nuts as an ingredient (as opposed to whole nuts …

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