Buying fresh herbs can get expensive rather quickly, but when it comes to freshness of flavor, there really is no compromise. Growing your own herbs is a great way to maximize savings, but if you lack a green thumb (or donâ€™t lack overzealous cats), getting the little sproutlings to grow up nice and tasty can… Continue reading Herbs stand up to be counted
â€œCome to the dark side. We have cookiesâ€¦ â€“ Vâ€ Really I donâ€™t see that there really is a choice; everybody knows the dark side has the best cookies. Unless of course, the dark side is where George Lucas keeps his lawyers ready to pounce on any dubious unlicensed goods from Star, er, Stir Wars.… Continue reading This is the apron you are looking for (if you’re not George Lucas)
Peanut butter and jelly not sweet enough for ya? Instead of topping it with sugar, try using cake instead of bread. Sure, good olâ€™ white bread might as well be made with sugar, but sometimes itâ€™s best just to cut to the chase. The Cakewich from Fred & Friends is a silicone baking pan shaped… Continue reading Please hold the mustard with Cakewich
Itâ€™s National Get Rid of the Tree Week, but before you do, make sure you safely pack up all those little ornaments and stuff them away for another year. While itâ€™s generally not recommended to file away meat products for a year, I think youâ€™ll be OK with keeping this Prosciutto Ornament under wraps. The… Continue reading Donâ€™t forget to take the meat off the tree
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. â€“ Clarkeâ€™s Third Law Of course, you are not going to be fooling anyone if you donâ€™t have a magic wand. Everybody knows that magic requires a magic wand. Thatâ€™s like Magicâ€™s First Law. But in a pinch, a thing that looks like a magic wand will… Continue reading Abracadabra! You may now drink your beer!
The best part of a sâ€™more is pushing it together. There is nothing more barbaric than seeing a full-figured marshmallow that hasnâ€™t been smushed into sâ€™moredom. Right out of the microwave (or campfire for you sâ€™more purists), the first thing to do is to smush that sucker together. It is a satisfaction that should be… Continue reading Automated sâ€™more maker does the smushing for you