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Deviled Eggs In The Round

Deviled Egg Platter by Tag Ltd.

Deviled eggs are exceptional enough as they are. The concept of taking apart an ingredient, manipulating it and then stuffing it back together is one that seems like it shouldn’t be successful. (Or even successfully appetizing.) However, when it comes to the incredible edible egg there seems to be no end to how it can be used—or served.

Serving deviled eggs doesn’t necessarily require a specialty serving tray, but considering the item, they certainly deserve one. The Deviled Egg Platter by Tag Ltd. holds a dozen and a half eggs within its telltale indentations (the other six eggs are for the cook). The earthenware serving platter has a diameter of 13.5-inches, making for an impressive display. Complete with a glazed finish and a microwave-safe construction (eww), the egg serving tray mirrors the beauty of the deviled egg, bringing a simple yet elegant serving piece that will be the star of the table.

February 18, 2010   No Comments

It’s Always A Circus In The Morning With The Original Circus Waffler

Nonstick Circus Waffle Maker by Smart Planet -- The Original Circus Waffler

Kids running around like monkeys in the morning? Tame them with the Nonstick Circus Waffle Maker by Smart Planet. Measuring 9.25-inches by 9.75-inches, the Original Circus Waffler makes three circus-themed Belgian-style waffles in less than four minutes.

Just like mornings can be on the blurry side (not too much for the kids, hopefully), so too can be this waffler. I see an elephant for sure, and I’m guessing the other two are a lion and a clown. But hey, the kids won’t care how abstract the waffles look when you cover them with butter and syrup. Add some whipped cream to top them off, and your calm little angels will be monkeys again in no time.

February 16, 2010   1 Comment

How to Fill Thirty-Two Ounces of Stone(ware)

Petit Dejeuner Juicer

When it comes to looking for kitchen gadgets to serve as gifts, it can be pretty hard to decide on what to give. The hidden gizmos that populate the kitchen cupboards of those that we know and love can be pretty hard to divine. Luckily there is usually something that every kitchen can use, and yet most kitchens don’t have: stone.

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February 11, 2010   No Comments

Half a Dozen Eggs on the Half Shell

Artin Rooster Egg-Cup Holder

I was first introduced to the concept of soft-boiled eggs, not via a soft-boiled egg as one might think, but rather the egg-cup in which it is served. Not knowing what the heck it was, I assumed the little stand with a concave indentation was only brought out for fancy parties—what kind of parties I could only imagine. As luck would have it, the egg-cup was soon filled with a soft-boiled egg, and the mystery was solved.

If my first soft-boiled egg had arrived at the table in this Artin Rooster Egg-Cup Holder perhaps the puzzling nature of the experience would have been obvious. It is a rooster after all. Standing guard over six earthenware cups, the 9-inches tall serving contrivance makes for an impressive display. At $29.95 consider it a small price to pay for an egg-ucation. Ahem.

February 10, 2010   No Comments

It’s not magic, it’s Sushi Magic!

Sushi Magic Kit

It can take years to be properly trained as a sushi chef. Or, with the help of a little magic, it can take minutes. Promising to “put the ‘U’ in sushi” (um, eww), Sushi Magic offers fresh-fish lovers an easy-to-use kit that gives everyone the ability to make sushi at home. The kit contains a mold for making nigiri sushi, and a non-stick silicone mat for creating rolls. Included is a ‘sushi handbook’, which includes tips for selecting sushi-grade fish, and cooking sushi rice.

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February 2, 2010   No Comments

Slicing (garlic) without jail time

Garlic Slicer

You know that scene in Goodfellas when they are in ‘jail’? And whatshisname is slicing garlic so thin that “it melts in your mouth”? That has always appealed to me. (The garlic, not the jail time.) While I may have picked up a few cooking tips from Martin Scorsese films, generally I still crush garlic. There may be a ton of garlic crushers or mincers out on the market, but I still usually prefer to simply whack it with a knife. (The broadside of a knife, that is.)

For those that desire thinly sliced garlic without doing time, the Garlic Slicer may be the answer. Made of 18/10 stainless-steel, the handheld gadget delivers three uniform slices of garlic with a simple twist of the wrist. It holds up to two cloves at a time, and the remainder can simply be stored in the fridge for later use—with no need to bribe anyone in order to go on a garlic run.

***UPDATE 1/11/13*** The link above no longer works, so check out the new one below, but beware: unlike Goodfellas, the reviews aren’t so hot!

Kuchenprofi Primus Twist-Top Garlic Slicer in 18/10 Stainless Steel

December 28, 2009   No Comments