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Tea Infuser Spoon

A couple of weeks ago I ran out of coffee, and then I ran out of tea bags.  I need my morning caffeine!  So I figured I’d make use of the tea infuser spoon that somehow I acquired some years ago.  I had LOTS of lose tea.  It works remarkably well!  The tea can be […]

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It’s been four years since I got Mika (now 9 1/2 yo) an Easy Bake Oven (a model which has been recalled since).  When I first got it, and for years afterwards, the kids had little interest on it.  The mixes were boring, the portions too small and it took too long to make them.  […]

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We bought this BBQ grill at Grocery Outlet last summer.  I couldn’t find anything about it when I googled it, but it was very cheap and I thought it was worth the risk.  It was not.  Indeed, this product is so bad that I’ll be keeping away from any Bond grill or any grills sold […]

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I got the Bella Cucina Rocket Blender at Macy’s a couple of months ago. It was on sale for $20 with a $10 rebate, so, after tax, I only ended up paying $12 for it (score!). Right now it’s $30+ shipping at Macy’s, and $27 at Amazon – quite a bit more. I’d seen the […]

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A couple of years ago I asked for metal measuring cups & spoons for Christmas. Mike, my mom and a friend all heeded my call – I ended up with three sets. I decided to keep the one my mother gave me – because it had 3/4 and 2/3 cups in addition to the regular […]

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Xmas gifts 2008

In previous years I got all the hardcore kitchen equipment I needed – a good quality food processor (though I came to discover, while I was cooking Xmas dinner, that it has a crappy lid), a good quality blender and a good quality mixer – so my cooking items request for this year was much […]

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Mike got me a Hamilton Beach Liquid Blu 5 Speed Blender for my birthday and I tried it yesterday for the first time. It was OK. It did do a good job of blending and crushing the ice – a godsend after my old blender which took forever to crush ice and would start to […]

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Last Xmas I got a KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer from Mike. It’s the lowest KitchenAid model, but I’m not a big baker and it got pretty good reviews. It was also VERY CHEAP ($110, it’s currently selling for about $200). I hadn’t used it until now, however, because I needed a three […]

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Easy Bake Oven

I got Mika an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. She’d seen it, wanted one, and I figured it would be a cool thing to have. So far, it hasn’t. The problem may be that Mika may be too young for it – it’s designed for kids 8 and over, though it still says kids should […]

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Food gifts

My Christmas list is full of food items, so it’s no surprise that I got quite a few food gifts. These included: -A 11-cup Cuisinart Food Processor. I’ve wanted one for a long, long time (a decade even), so I was quite happy to get it. Of course, I knew it was coming – I’d […]

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