Category Archives: Tools of the Trade

Let Me Pamper You!

  Editor’s note: Early in 2017, I decided to hang up my Pampered Chef apron. It was a hard decision as I love the products and especially the people associated with the company. I’m still in touch with many people … Continue reading

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Kel’s Tasty Taco Salad in Edible Tortilla Bowls

Do you remember that awesome Bud Light “Real Men of Genius” commercial in the late 1990s about taco salads? There were several good lines, my favorite being, “Is your taco salad healthy? Of course it is, it’s a salad isn’t … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can! Preserve Now and Enjoy Later

With summer coming to an end, now is the time to start canning some of your favorite vegetables and fruits to enjoy in colder months soon upon us. If you’ve never canned before, it truly is quite easy. All you … Continue reading

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Tip of the Month, December 2013: 10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Cook(s) in Your Life

OK, all of my procrastinating friends and followers out there — do you need some last minute gift ideas for the cook in your life? If so, here are 10 of my current favorites, ranging from less than $5.00 to … Continue reading

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Whisk Me Away to Whisk

If you haven’t been to Whisk yet, put down whatever you are doing and go. What a wonderful, wonderful kitchen store and more. And yes, all of you Cary-haters (you know who you are), it is worth the trip to … Continue reading

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Five Favorites at IFBC 2013

It’s been a couple of weeks since the 2013 International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle and I finally have downloaded (or unfortunately, erased) all of my pictures. Reflecting back on the conference, here were my Top-5 favorites of the conference, … Continue reading

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Surprise Saturday Supper at Michael Mina’s RN 74, Seattle

For me, one of the highlights of the 2013 International Food Blogger Conference this past weekend was the Saturday night surprise supper hosted by Urbanspoon. I was quite lucky to get to eat at Michael Mina’s RN74 (1433 Fourth Avenue … Continue reading

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