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The Littlest Ghostbuster

A conversation with my 2-year-old niece, Riley –

Riley: Bec! There’s a GHOST in the kitchen!

Me: Are you scared?

Riley: No. I need a hammer.

 

© 2013 Rebecca Crump. All rights reserved.


This Could Be Dangerous.

This post is sponsored by Hershey’s Spreads. Spread possibilities!

A few days ago, Hershey’s sent me a box of their new chocolate spreads (think chocolate with the consistency of peanut butter) and some salty snacks to try with them. Things like pretzels, pita chips, nuts, banana chips and a granola bar.

Spoilers! All of these things are delicious with chocolate

Continue reading: This Could Be Dangerous.

© 2013 Rebecca Crump. All rights reserved.


The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations

Ree Drummond—accidental country girl, award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year.

Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, deliveries, and feasts, accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos. Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners, group gatherings, and family meals, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes (with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone!), helping home cooks create a variety of delights.

Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year’s Day; Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game; Glazed Ham for Easter; Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout; and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween. For Christmas, Ree includes special homemade treats, including Caramel Apple Rolls, Christmas Rum Cake, and a selection of smile-inducing cookies, perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends.

Enjoy holidays all year ’round…Pioneer Woman style!


On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as “a minor masterpiece” when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they’re made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.

Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment.

On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped give birth to the inventive culinary movement known as “molecular gastronomy.” Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques.

On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.


Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast: Weeknight Meals: Over 280 Incredible Supper Solutions

Dinnertime stress is over! Enjoy over 280 all-new 5-ingredient, 5-minute recipes guaranteed to come together easily from start to finish-fast. With options for 2, 4, or 6 servings, households of all sizes can share a home-cooked meal. These Test Kitchen approved recipes are tailor-made for hectic lifestyles and health-conscious families.

More than recipes…
This must-have collection offers over 160 full-color photographs, detailed nutritional analyses, ways to streamline prep so dinner is ready even faster, easy make-ahead options, assorted 10-minute side dishes, and suggestions for turning leftovers into tasty lunches-to-go.

Tips you can trust…
Helpful shortcut kitchen techniques show you how to shave minutes off your prep time, while simple ingredient pairing tips teach you to effortlessly craft a variety of mouthwatering meals from just a few flavor-boosting items.

Serving wholesome, homecooked meals on busy evenings just got easier thanks to Cooking Light® Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals. Family meals return with these ready-in-minutes recipes for healthy, delicious, satisfying dishes.


Mind Reader “Anchor” Coffee Pod Storage Drawer for 36 Keurig K-Cup, 42 CBTL/Verismo Coffee Pods, Black

The Anchor Coffee Pod Drawer is the new generation of coffee pod storage! Choose from three models: K-Cups (holds 36, and available in black or white), Vue Packs (holds 20) or Nespresso Capsules (holds 50).

NOTE:The K-Cup model is also compatible with Rivo pods (72),Verismo pods, (42) and CBTL pods (42). The Vue model is also compatible with Tassimo T-Discs (48)

Forget the cheap wire mesh holders with sticky drawers and flimsy construction that eventually sag. This holder is built to last with attention to detail and superior materials. The patent-pending heat-resistant panel means you can safely place your coffee machine directly on top of the drawer without worrying that it will eventually sag or that the heat will compromise the coffee pods underneath.

Choose from three models: K-Cups (holds 36, available in black or white), Vue Packs (holds 20) or Nespresso Capsules (holds 50). clean and modern design perfect for home or office chrome handles pantented heat-resistant panel K-cup model: 13.5W x 3.2H x 13.2D Nespresso model: 9.2W x 2.2H x 15.2D Vue model: 13.39W x 3.19H x 13.62D

Why buy the Anchor over cheaper products? Simple, because you get what you pay for. The Anchor looks great (much better than wire mesh!) and is made with quality materials so the drawers will remain smooth even with the weight of a coffee machine over it. The heat-resistant panel means the structure will not be compromised over time by the constant heat from the machine, unlike all other models in the market. The panel will also protect your coffee pods from the heat of the machine; fresh coffee is the whole point, right?

Product Features

  • Choose from three models: K-Cups (holds 36), Vue Packs (holds 20) or Nespresso Capsules (holds 50)
  • Place your single serve coffee machine on top to save valuable counter space in your office or your home
  • Patent pending heat-resistant shield
  • Forget the cheap wire mesh holders with sticky drawers and flimsy construction
  • Built to last with attention to detail and superior materials


Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker

Cooking Sunday breakfast for one or two becomes a pleasurable task with this compact waffle maker. Red and green lights indicate when to add batter and when the 7-inch round waffle is done. A regulating thermostat and a five-setting control produce waffles perfectly browned to personal preference. With a brushed stainless-steel exterior and sleek design, the waffle maker looks elegant in any kitchen and stores upright in compact spaces. The nonstick round plate is divided into four quarters and wipes clean easily. This classic waffle maker measures 8 by 9-1/2 by 3 inches, and comes with a three-year warranty against defects. –Ann Bieri

Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic Waffle Maker

Get ready for more of a good thing with the Cuisinart Classic Waffle Maker. Bake delicious waffles fast with this gleaming stainless steel appliance. Nonstick plates, indicator lights and a regulating thermostat make operation easy while the five-setting browning control mean your waffle will always be baked to perfection. Top chocolate waffles with ice cream for an update on the ice cream sandwich, or try cheddar cheese and chive waffles as an out-of-the-ordinary complement to soup or chili. It’s time to break away from breakfast!

Tips on how to make the perfect waffles

Cuisinart recommends the heat setting #3 for golden brown waffles. If you prefer crisper, darker waffles, increase the browning control to setting #4 or 5. For evenly filled waffles, pour the batter onto the center of the lower grid and close the cover. We recommend using 1/2 cup batter per waffle for evenly filled waffles. Waffles are best when made to order, but baked waffles may be kept warm in a 200°F oven. Place in a baking pan or wrap in foil while in the oven. Waffles wrapped in foil may lose their crispiness. Baked waffles may be frozen. Allow to cool completely, then place in plastic food storage bag. Use waxed paper to keep waffles separated. Reheat in a toaster or toaster oven when ready to use.

Product Features

Bakes one large traditional-style waffle
Five-setting browning control
Regulating thermostat
Nonstick baking plates
Brushed stainless steel housing
Red and green “ready to bake/ready to eat” indicator lights
Instruction/Recipe book included

Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle MakerSet your waffle maker to heat setting #3 for beautifully golden waffles. Remember – a waffle isn’t complete without those delicious toppings so get creative!

Suggested Toppings

Syrups: Maple syrup, fruit syrup
Sauces: Chocolate sauce, fruit sauce, warm fruit compote
Powders: Powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar blend
Nuts: Chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts
Fruit: Any variety of berry
Dairy: Whipped cream; ice cream; sorbet; yogurt

Product Dimensions

Measures 7.88″ x 9.69″ x 3.31″

Warranty

The Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker has a limited three-year warranty.

Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker

Features and Benefits

Browning Control Adjustment: Five settings to customize waffle maker from light to deep golden brown

Indicator Lights: Signals when waffle maker is ready to bake and signals when waffles are ready to eat

Weighted Lid: Lid will not rise as waffles bake

Rubber Feet: Prevents marking countertop and keeps unit steady

Brushed Stainless Steel Covers: Clean and sleek look for any countertop

Cord Storage: Cord wraps under bottom for easy storage

Cleaning and Maintenance

Once you have finished baking, remove plug from electrical outlet. Leave top lid open so grids begin to cool. Never take your waffle maker apart for cleaning. Simply brush crumbs from grooves, and absorb any excess cooking oil by wiping with a dry cloth or paper towel. You may clean the grids by wiping with a damp cloth to prevent staining and sticking from batter or oil buildup. Be certain grids have cooled completely before cleaning. If batter adheres to plates, simply pour a little cooking oil onto the baked batter and let stand approximately 5 minutes, thus allowing it to soften for easy removal. To clean exterior, wipe with a soft dry cloth. Never use an abrasive cleanser or harsh pad.

Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle MakerThis sleek waffle maker is great for those with precious counter space. Simply wrap up the cord securely around the base and you’re all set!

Storage

When waffle making is completed, simply store your maker with the cord wrapped securely around base. Plug prongs fit into the special grooves on the side of the waffle maker. For compact storage, stand waffle maker on opening end so Cuisinart logo is facing you. The waffle maker has been designed with a special latching feature so the lid stays closed during storage.

Product Features

  • Dual indicator lights; 5-setting browning control
  • Round nonstick cook plate with four quarters
  • Stands on end for compact storage
  • 3-Year warranty
  • Voltage-120V


Presto 05420 FryDaddy Electric Deep Fryer

Cool touch exterior. Removable non-stick pot for easy cleaning. Extra large viewing window. Basket handle doubles as an exterior control to lower food into the oil with cover closed. Charcoal filter to reduce frying odors. Seal tight cover prevents spattering. 120 volts, 60 Hz onlyYou don’t need a 6-gallon oil vat to enjoy deep-fried foods at home–this petite deep fryer makes four big servings with just 4 cups of oil. A compact 7 inches in diameter, the fryer features easy controls for precision frying: it automatically maintains the proper frying temperature, letting you focus on cooking instead of fussing with the controls. The fryer features a snap-on lid, so you can store oil right in the fryer for reuse. All surfaces are nonstick for tidy cleanup (the fryer is not dishwasher-safe and should never be completely immersed in water). A hand scoop is included with the fryer for easy stirring, lifting, and draining, and the 120-volt AC cord unplugs from the outlet, while the attached handle makes the fryer easy to move around the kitchen. The fryer has a two-year limited warranty. –Ariel Meadow Stallings

Product Features

  • Saves money on oil; Efficient 4:4 oil-to-food ratio makes four big servings with just four cups of oil
  • Built-in, preset thermostat for perfect frying every time; Nonstick surface, inside and out, for easy cleaning
  • Handy scoop lifts, drains, and serves; No messy basket; Compact size for easy storage
  • Makes crispy french fries, shrimp, chicken, onion rings and more
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards


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Cuisinart DLC-8S Pro Custom 11-Cup Food Processor, White

Great for the chef, features 11-cup work bowl and extra-large feed tube for slicing whole fruits and vegetables. Powerful enough to knead bread dough with ease. With stainless steel medium, thin and shredding/slicing discs, chopping blade and dough blade. 5-year full motor warranty. In white, almond or black. Model DLC-8S.A perfect gift for new homemakers, the food processor has become an integral part of modern cooking, speeding up a multitude of processes, including kneading dough; slicing; chopping; shredding cheese, vegetables, and meat; mincing garlic and parsley; mixing batters; and emulsifying mayonnaise. Cuisinart’s Pro Custom comes with an 11-cup work bowl; five basic attachments for slicing, shredding, chopping, mixing, and kneading; and also features two feed-tube options, one big enough to handle a whole potato. This processor comes with a compact cover for use when the feed tube isn’t needed and a pulse control that allows the desired degree of fineness when chopping and puréeing. Remove the detachable stem for compact storage of discs. All the parts are dishwasher-safe and the motor base wipes clean. In addition, a custom-contoured spatula, a 50-page recipe booklet, and a 30-minute video designed to familiarize the new owner with the care and use of the food processor are included. –Victoria Jenkins

Product Features

  • Ideal for making dough, slicing vegatables, shredding cheese, mincing garlic and herbs, mixing batters, emulsifying mayonnaise and more
  • 11-cup work bowl large enough for a family
  • Includes steel blade, dough blade, three slicing/shredding discs, spatula
  • Extra-large feed tube for larger food slices
  • Five-year full motor warranty, three-year limited entire unit warranty