Make Your New Favorite Cool Treat at Home with a Shaved Ice Machine

Best Shaved Ice Machine

In the hot months, there’s nothing like a sweet frozen treat to cool you down. Ice cream, popsicles, snow cones, Italian ices… these are some of the favorites. But have you ever heard of shave ice? I tried one this summer and I am hooked! This delicious frozen treat is common in Hawaii, and is therefore sometimes called a Hawaiian shave ice (note, they drop the “d”). But you don’t …

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Wrap it Up with the Best Plastic Wrap

Plastic wrap is a kitchen staple. Anything from covering up plates of leftovers to wrapping up sandwiches can be done with a good plastic wrap. In this article I’ll review some of the top rated plastic wraps available (and one non-plastic, reusable option!). I will also discuss some of the things to consider when picking a plastic wrap for your household. Feel free to click right to the product listings …

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No More Mystery Meat: Find the Best Meat Grinder on the Market

The other night I made my first meat pie. I even made the crust myself. It was delicious!But, although the recipe had called for ground chuck meat, I used pre-packaged ground beef from the grocery store, and I have no idea what cuts of beef went into it. Wouldn’t it be nice to grind up my own beef and know exactly what’s in there?So now I’m looking into meat grinders: …

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Flipping pancakes? Flip through the reviews to find the best electric griddle!

Flip through the reviews to find the best electric griddle!

It has become a family tradition in my household to make pancakes every Saturday morning (chocolate chip, naturally). With 2 kids and a very hungry husband, I end up making a lot of pancakes. In my standard 11” pan, it takes quite a while. For a frequent pancake cooker like myself, an electric griddle is a great solution. Now to find the best electric griddle for my cooking purposes! Product …

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What to Look for to Find the Best Springform Pan for Magic Baking!

Have you ever admired a delicate and tidy dessert like a graham crust cheesecake, with its gently curved edges and smooth sides, carefully set on a serving plate? How does the baker keep it so darn neat?It looks like magic, but it’s simply a matter of using a springform pan!If you’re ready to move your baking efforts into the next level, you need (at least) one of these. But just …

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The Best Santoku Knives to Cut Through the Competition

Best Santoku Knives

Knives are the backbone of any kitchen—the most basic tool for preparing food. I recently upgraded my knife collection. I’d had the same cheap knives I’d used since university and they simply weren’t cutting it anymore (ha!). As I took a careful look at knife options, I kept seeing Santoku knives and decided to look more into this Japanese tool! I’m glad I did; my Santoku knife has been a …

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Best Canned Soups: Chicken Noodle, Potato, Vegetable, Lentil

It’s getting into winter in the northern United States, and winter is the time of year when I most like to have a cup of soup available. I’m the kind of cook that tends to keep frozen broth and different types of bouillon in the house, so sometimes assembling a soup from scratch is easy. At other times, however, the house is messy, the kids are cranky, and I feel …

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Choose the Best Airtight Containers for Fresh Food and a Tidy Kitchen

Best Airtight Containers

Of all the gifts I got for our wedding, my set of lidded glass containers is the item I use the most. Good airtight containers are so versatile. In this article, I’ll discuss some of the specifications to consider when shopping for airtight containers. Then I’ll take a look at some of the top-rated options available to buy. Feel free to skip right to the shopping by clicking the links …

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