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Rachael Ray Tools Bench Scrape Shovel, Blue

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The bench scrape makes scooping and transferring your chopped food in to the pot mess-free and in a snap.

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  • Bench scrape shovel in blue for collecting and transporting ingredients from the cutting board to a pot on the stovetop, or clearing away food debris
  • Shovel face crafted in durable, nonporous stainless steel; soft taper at shovel’s edge for scooping ease
  • Secure and comfy ribbed rubber covers shovel handle; safe for use in the dishwasher
  • Measures 6-1/2 by 6-1/4 inches with a 1-1/5-inch high handle; weighs 8 ounces
  • Dishwasher safe; limited lifetime warranty; made in China


14 Pc Stainless Steel Cutlery kitchen Gadgets appliances Knife Block Set – 8″ Chef, Bread, Carving, 5″ Utility, 3½” Paring, 4½” Steak Knives, Scissors, Sharpener Stand, Best world Class Wedding Gift

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If you want to be able to prepare meals like a pro in your own kitchen, you need to have the right knives so u ready for chopping, slicing, mincing and cutting.
The Stoneboomer 14 Pc. Kitchen Knife Block Set makes stocking up on the best quality kitchen knives easy, so that you can cook any recipe with ease.

The Stoneboomer 14 Pc. Kitchen Knife Block Set includes:

– 1 x 8″ Chef Knife

– 1 x 8″ Bread Knife

– 1 x 8″ Carving Knife

– 1 x 5″ Utility Knife

– 1 x 3.5″ Paring Knife

– 6 x 4.5″ Steak Knives

– 1 x 8″ Kitchen Scissors

– 1 x 8″ Kitchen Knife Sharpener

– 1 x Acrylic Knife Block

Compared to other knife sets sold on Amazon, the Stoneboomer 14 Pc. Kitchen Knife Block Set stands out because it’s:

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Get ready to cook like a pro and see how much easier food prep can be when you have the best quality knives on Amazon in your kitchen! Order the Stoneboomer 14 Pc Kitchen Knife Block Set now.

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  • HIGH QUALITY! Our knives are made to meet the demands of the pros. It is premium stainless steel, a metal that will never tarnish, rust or corrode. All blades are made with strong heavy duty restaurant grade # 430 stainless steel. Our knife sets comply with certification from FDA, – LFGB, – SGS for the home and commercial use.
  • EASY TO HANDLE & MAINTAIN! Our super classic lightweight knives with its tapered handles fit perfectly in your hand to maximize control and ensure comfort when you’re cutting, slicing, mincing and chopping vegetables and fruit. Geared for any food type including meat, sushi, butter, salad dish & cakes etc. – These knives and handles are a solid one piece design. Never worry that the knife will come apart, crack or break while use like plastic, glassware, wooden, and ceramic knifes.
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Marshmallows, Maca & Moroccan Spice

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One of the first things I noticed at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show were delicious tasting marshmallows. There have been “gourmet” marshmallows in the past, but frankly, I haven’t been very impressed with them. The ones I tried this year were much better. There were three brands that stood out. 

Smashmallow has very unique flavors like Root Beer Float, Strawberries & Cream, Meyer Lemon Chia Seed and Roasted Coconut Pineapple. Dandies offers all natural vegan marshmallows with a very light fluffy texture in vanilla, vanilla peppermint and pumpkin. Another discovery was Madyson’s Marshmallows. They offer various flavors but also marshmallows stuffed with chocolate and peanut butter chips. I can only imagine how good they would be toasted over an open fire! 

Moroccan spice is nothing new, but it does seem to be showing up in new ways—as a flavoring for popcorn, crackers, chips and peanut butter. I didn’t try each of these but I found them interesting as a developing trend. Have you had any outstanding Moroccan spiced foods? 



Maca is a Peruvian plant becoming more and more common as a healthful “superfood.” It has fatty acids and amino acids and is used for a variety of ailments. In Peru it’s roasted. While added to everything from granola to energy bars and powder you can add to smoothies, I liked it best in Macaccino an organic roasted maca drink mix that provides energy without caffeine.

As is often the case with ingredients marketed as superfoods, not all maca products taste great, but Macaccino does. It’s earthy and a bit reminiscent of roasted grain beverages like roasted malt or chicory. It’s blended with cocoa, mesquite powder, cinnamon and nutmeg and comes in three different formulations original, magical mint and black reserve which includes black, red and yellow maca. 

The Weekend Dish: 2/4/2017

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The Weekend Dish

Happy weekend to you!

I hope that you had a great week and that you have some fun planned for the next couple of days. I am *SO CLOSE* to being finished getting my pantry in order, and hope to knock that out today. Tomorrow is the Super Bowl! What are you planning to eat? I have a sudden craving for Rice Krispie treats; I may have to sneak those in if I have time!

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week, the most shared recipes, my Sunday dinner menu, and recipes I’ve bookmarked from other blogs. Enjoy!

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Sauerkraut with Beer & Brown Sugar – This slow cooker kielbasa and sauerkraut is flavorful and made with just the addition of beer and brown sugar – easy, delicious and perfect for parties!

This slow cooker kielbasa and sauerkraut is flavorful and made with just the addition of beer and brown sugar - easy, delicious and perfect for parties!

Antipasto Appetizer Squares – This easy antipasto appetizer bake features layers of Italian meats and cheese, sandwiched between layers of crescent dough. Great for parties!

This easy antipasto appetizer bake features layers of Italian meats and cheese, sandwiched between layers of crescent dough. Great for parties!

Dill Pickle Dip – A must for any pickle fan! Loads of pickle and dill flavor and it’s perfect for dipping pretzels, chips, crackers, or veggies.

Dill pickle dip is a must for any pickle fan! Loads of pickle and dill flavor and it's perfect for dipping pretzels, chips, crackers, or veggies.

Friday Things – Dominic turns 4 months old, shoes, bagels, blankets, beach houses, and more…

Joseph - 2 years old

Top 5 Most Popular Posts This Week:

1. Red Velvet Cheesecake

2. No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies

3. Slow Cooker Spicy Beef Queso Dip

4. Snickers Cheesecake

5. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sunday Dinner Menu

My father-in-law’s birthday was on Friday, so I had him pick our menu!

Fettuccine Alfredo
Sausage and peppers
Caesar salad
Tiramisu trifle

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes and posts from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like, too:

I am 100% positive that these Swedish meatballs would put IKEA’s to shame.

If Joseph is ever cleared of his peanut allergy, these loaded peanut butter monster cookie bars will be the very first thing I make.

The chocolate layer on this Boston cream pie icebox cake takes my grandma’s icebox cake to the next level!

Peach chipotle chicken wings would be perfect for your Super Bowl party.

The best chocolate chip cookie cake? I’m willing to eat as many as necessary to reach a scientific conclusion!

Have a delicious weekend!

The post The Weekend Dish: 2/4/2017 appeared first on Brown Eyed Baker.


Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

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Coffee cake is the kind of dish that you usually save for brunch, bookmarking recipes in your favorite books and tucking them away for just the right occasion. Over the years, I have come to realize that as much as I love brunch, you certainly don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy a streusel-topped coffee cake. This Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel is a great recipe that is quite easy to make if you already have some blueberries on hand in your kitchen. And since you can use fresh or frozen berries, you should always be prepared to whip this up.

I used fresh blueberries in this coffee cake. You need to be careful when incorporating fresh berries because it is easy to squish them accidentally as you fold them in, so be gentle as you work. Frozen blueberries can be used instead of fresh. If using frozen, do not defrost the berries. Simply toss them in a few teaspoons of flour to help prevent their juices from dyeing the batter, then fold them in. Blueberries are often sold in 6-oz containers and that will give you a nice distribution of berries throughout the cake. That said, I prefer to use 8 oz if I have a larger container of blueberries to to work with.

The cake has a wonderfully soft crumb and just the right hint of butteriness to it. The tight, dense crumb is strong enough to support the weight of all those berries, so they will be well-distributed in the cake after baking and not in a layer on the bottom of the pan. I kept things simple by only adding a splash of vanilla to the batter. A few teaspoons of lemon zest could make for a very nice variation, however. The cake is topped with a brown sugar streusel. It’s crisp, sweet and addictive.

The cake can be eaten as soon as it has cooled, though I have been known to cut into it even while it is still slightly warm. I typically cut this into 9 generously sized pieces, but you can (and probably should) get 12 servings from this recipe.

Sour Cream Blueberry Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel
Cake

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
6-8 oz blueberries, fresh or frozen

Streusel
Streusel:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan.
Make the cake: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Stir in half of the flour mixture, followed by the sour cream. Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients, mixing just until no streaks of flour remain visible. Fold in blueberries.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.

Make the streusel: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar and salt. Add in softened butter and cut in using a fork until the mixture resembles wet sand. Grab the streusel mixture in your hands and squeeze to create clumps of streusel. Sprinkle streusel mixture evenly over the top of the cake batter.

Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, or with only a few moist crumbs attached. Allow cake to cool before slicing


CHANS Tomato Slicer ,Multifunctional Handheld Tomato Round Slicer Fruit Vegetable Cutter,Lemon Shreadders Slicer

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Wordless Wednesday: First Halloween

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Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Preserves

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The holidays are over but we still have a pumpkin and a butternut squash sitting on our kitchen counter, waiting for their turn to become something delicious (unless they’ve gone bad already).

I will most likely make them into sweet preserves, in which chunks of squash are cooked with  sugar until golden and tender. They are so good! Serve them as your dessert with a cup of tea, slather on your toast for a quick breakfast (your toast will never taste the same!) and why not spoon it onto your ice cream, too. Endless possibilities for curious minds and palates.

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All About Caviar

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I’m pretty sure the first time I had caviar was at a wedding. It was years before I ate it again. I was in the lobby of an opera house in Budapest during intermission. There I encountered an incredible spread of elegant hors d’oeuvres, many topped with Russian caviar. I drank a Soviet version of Champagne and felt very posh. It left a more memorable impression than hearing Carmen sung in Hungarian!

According to the dictionary, caviar is the processed salted roe of large fish, typically sturgeon. Sturgeon take 10 years to reach reproductive age and are in danger of extinction in the wild. While Russian caviar is most well-known, I’m going to focus on American caviar since it is more sustainable, readily available and less expensive. American caviar was once a huge industry. In the early 19th century caviar was harvested so heavily in the United States that sturgeon almost disappeared completely. 

Recently American caviar has made a return. Today sturgeon are farmed by companies like Tsar Nicoulai outside of Sacramento, California. Their products are free from mercury found in large fish in the wild, and their production takes pressure off the wild population. While caviar is synonmous with luxury, salmon roe, trout roe, whitefish and tobiko (flying fish roe) are even more economical options than the classic sturgeon and are all very delicious. You can find seven varieties from Tsar Nicoulai at Whole Foods Market. No matter which you choose it is a splurge, so consider it for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day (brunch!) Valentine’s Day, birthdays or anniversaries. 
Different grades of caviar are going to have slightly different flavors and textures. Tsar Nicoulai’s most expensive caviar is their Reserve Caviar, the individual beads are creamier in texture and mild flavored. Their California Estate Caviar is my personal favorite. It tastes like the ocean and has a firmer texture. Tsar Nicoulai’s Classic Sturgeon Caviar is the least expensive, but has a brinier, fishier flavor and a brighter acidity. 
Salmon caviar has large juicy salty beads, other deliciously enhanced varieties to consider included smoked trout roe and truffled whitefish roe. 
Have you ever wondered why mother-of-pearl spoons are used with caviar? It’s because they will not alter the flavor. A plastic spoon is fine too. Caviar is delicious on its own, or served traditionally with blini, but there are lots of other ways to enjoy it. Once you open a container be sure to use within 24-48 hours.

Here are a few ways to enjoy caviar or roe:

* Top deviled eggs with caviar
* Use on savory corn, potato or crab cakes
* Dollop caviar on an omelet or scrambled eggs 
* Serve caviar on sliced raw sea scallops
* Decorate a smoked salmon and cream cheese dip with caviar
* Add caviar to pasta with shellfish such as lobster, crab or shrimp 
* Serve it on potato or vegetable chips with or without sour cream or creme fraiche
* Fold caviar into hollandaise sauce and serve on eggs, asparagus or on poached seafood
* Use caviar on slices of cucumber or baby potatoes 
* Top raw or cooked oysters with caviar

* On top of steak tartare


Disclaimer: My thanks to Whole Foods Market for hosting a caviar tasting and providing me with samples. I was not compensated monetarily for this or any other post.