Cooking Tool Thursday: Citrus Juicer

Lemons and limes are a pantry staple.  They are fairly inexpensive, loaded with vitamin C, and brighten almost any dish, baked good or adult beverage. That means, a good quality citrus juicer is something you simply must not live without.  I prefer this style of juicer because it squeezes every last drop of juice out …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: ‘Ove’ Glove

Ever feel like a clumsy crab when wearing oven gloves?  I do.  So when my husband got me the 'Ove' Glove years ago, I was stoked (This is what happens as you get older.  Oven gloves are exciting.)  Well, I DO use my 'Ove' Glove almost every day.  It's always the first one I grab …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Bench Scraper

The name "bench scraper" sounds like a painful new-age exercise.  Don't fret...it's actually a wonderfully useful kitchen tool.  A bench scraper is a metal or plastic rectangular tool designed to scrape your bench (a.k.a, your work space).  It is used a lot in baking to scrape up and cut dough or clean up excess flour.  …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Cutting board

If you invest in a good knife, you need to invest in a good cutting board.  And while nice big natural wood boards are awesome, they can be pricey, heavy and bulky and often require special care (like oiling and hand washing).  If you want a board that is gentle on your knife, easy to …

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Cooking Tool Thursday: Scanpan

Arguably the most important kitchen tool, besides a good knife, are your pans.  There are SO many brands, sizes and types available that even a seasoned cook can get overwhelmed shopping for a new pan.  And while sometimes stainless steel or cast iron are the best type of pan for certain jobs (i.e. searing meat …

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