24K Gold Barbecue

Bling is just about everywhere these days and the once obscure term is known to just about everyone. No place is immune, not even the kitchen. Where stainless steel and copper were once the pinnacle of shine, now you can find gold. Beefeater has just introduced the Signature Series 6 Burner SL4000 – a $12,500 barbecue that has been entirely covered (excluding the cooking surfaces) ... Read More »

Crunchy Banana Pops

Crunchy Banana Pops

They might not have the most exciting name and they certainly aren’t going to be found on the dessert menus at any gourmet restaurants, but Crunchy Banana Pops are a fantastic summertime treat. These pops are made with frozen bananas that are coated in honey and rolled in puffed rice (a.k.a. Rice Krispies). The original recipe came from one of the first cookbooks I ever ... Read More »

Amazon offers new online grocery options’s relatively new online grocery section seems to be doing fairly well, especially considering that the majority of online grocers have come and gone faster than overripe berries. Amazon is offering an even wider range of products than when the grocery store first began and the fact that they are expanding shows that there is consumer interest. But getting people to order staples – milk, flour, etc – online ... Read More »

Fluffins are the new cupcakes

There are two main differences between a muffin and a cupcake. The most obvious is that cupcakes are generally frosted in some way, but the greater difference lies in the texture. Muffins tend to be more dense, or possible more moist, than cupcakes. Cupcakes are supposed to be a bit lighter, more tender and fluffier than muffins. As Dagmar, at A Cat in the Kitchen, ... Read More »

Reusable Ice Cream Cones

reusable cones

Are you a cup person or a cone person? I could go either way with my ice cream and gelato, but a cone will always have a certain nostalgia-factor that cups don’t have. Unfortunately, because cones aren’t as sturdy as ice cream cups, you’re pressured into eating your treats fast when you’re holding one. These reusable ice cream cones were clearly created to solve this ... Read More »

Black and White Marble Sheet Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

swirly cake

If you’re wondering where the Chocolate Fudge Frosting that is supposed to top this cake is, you’ve already seen it in a previous post (and can see it again below), but this shot of the unfrosted cake shows the chocolate and vanilla swirls closeup, in all of their glory. Backing up, this is a large sheet cake that is perfect for birthdays and other celebrations. The ... Read More »

Can I store coffee in the freezer?

fresh beans

Storing food in the freezer will generally prolong its shelf life, so at first glance, it seems like a good idea to store coffee beans there to keep them fresh. But the freezer affects different foods in different ways and really isn’t the optimal storage unit for all foods, coffee included. Consider a loaf of bread. When fresh, it should be relatively moist/soft and tender, ... Read More »

An ode to the honey thing

The Sneeze has a ode to “that beehive-shaped wooden Honey-Stick Thing”, a.k.a. a honey drizzler. This kitchen implement is traditional for serving honey, as the long handle keeps your fingers from getting sticky when you use it and the spiraled end is designed to make drizzling honey easy, with the ridges guiding the stream around in a relatively even flow. The tool is fairly unique ... Read More »

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