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Score with Chillzanne

Pampered Chef Chillzanne Rectangle Server

With the Super Bowl right on the horizon it’s time to consider the most important aspect of the game: the menu. Chips and dips have a natural affinity for televised sporting events, and during the Big Game, ‘Super Bowl’ has more than one meaning. No matter what snack you reach for on Super Sunday, you’re going to need something to put it in.

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January 31, 2010   No Comments

Serving chef-brain soup

Revol Porcelain Chef Hat Server

Zombies may always in style, but this chef hat doesn’t contain any brains. Sorry. Well, unless you put them in yourself. In which case you might be a zombie. But if that were true, you would have no need to purchase this Revol Porcelain Chef Hat Server, because you can just go out and get your own—with brains still in it. However, chances are that if you are reading this, you are not a zombie, in which case it would be perfectly appropriate to pick up either the Large (with a 5.25-ounce capacity) version or the Mini (1.75-ounce capacity), and fill it with whatever your (hopefully beating) heart desires.

November 20, 2009   No Comments

Crab Dip Bowl not just for crab dip

Crab Dip Bowl Set

I find something slightly unnerving about serving platters made to look like animals. Considering the fact that most crabs would likely not approve of crab dip, it’s no wonder that this particular giant crab is holding a lighthouse hostage. If you can get past the steely glare offered by this hand painted Crab Dip Bowl Set, the lighthouse serves as a convenient 5-inch spreader. The crab itself holds 8-ounces, and in view of the size of those claws on the thing, you just may want to serve a simple cheese spread instead.

July 31, 2009   1 Comment

Oil and vinegar one drop at a time

Pipette Oil & Vinegar by Design House Stockholm

Sure, you could use an oil mister to dress up your greens, or even the old fashioned way of pouring (gasp!) a mixture over your salad, but I think that’s all a little too last millennium. In this scientific age we all need to embrace the era that we live in. If that includes salad dressing, then so be it. I am prepared to meet the future head on; now you can too.

The Pipette Oil & Vinegar set by Design House Stockholm intends to bring up to date the way that we store and serve our salad essentials. Doling out exact measurements drop by drop, you have full control over your salad. The pipette set, designed by Camilla Kropp, is the perfect serving solution for the precision cook (or budding molecular gastronomist) in all of us.

July 22, 2009   No Comments

Price alert: Every serving utensil you will ever need

Serving Set

Bed Bath & Beyond has a special deal right now for a Reed and Barton Arlington 17-Piece Serving Set. For $19.99 you can get practically every utensil you will ever need when it comes to serving.

Set includes a gravy ladle, all-purpose tong, berry spoon, pie server, lasagna server, master serving spoon, master serving fork, pasta server, soup ladle, ice tong, macaroni sever plus two each of the serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, and serving fork.

Dishwasher safe, the pieces are constructed of chrome stainless steel. Not every serving piece you need? A carving knife and carving fork are available with the 13-piece set, also $19.99.

February 25, 2009   No Comments