Giveaway #3: Cuisinart Waffle Maker

Cuisinart Waffle Maker

It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! On the 3rd day of Christmas, there was a Cuisinart Waffle Maker. We’ve had this waffle maker a year and it makes fantastic waffles. The outsides are crispy, the insides are fluffy. You need only a little butter and some maple syrup to make a party. To enter [...]

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Giveaway #2: Breville Citrus Press. AKA “The Enabler”

Breville Citrus Press Giveaway

It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! On the 2nd day of Christmas, there was 2nd hardest working small appliance in my kitchen: The Breville Citrus Press. That beautiful, shiny machine makes it far, far too easy to make homemade margarita mix. Without it, we’d still be buying the neon-green stuff in the bottle that [...]

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Giveaway #1: KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer

Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Giveaway

It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! On the 1st day of Christmas, there is the most wonderful invention in all of cooking and baking history. Aside from the dishwasher. And the ice maker. The KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Meringues, marshmallows, frostings, cake batters, cookies, bread dough… it makes just about everything about every recipe easier. [...]

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The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways are coming!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways-2012

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Starting first thing tomorrow (like first first thing), we’ll start spreading a little good cheer with The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways. But you can get a sneak peek at the loot today!

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(closed) A Giveaway for National Pasta Month!

Stove Top Macaroni & Cheese

Did you know such a thing existed? It does! And now, the only question is what to do about it… lasagna or zucchini carbonara for dinner? Or penne with a manly meat sauce or mac & cheese! Or maybe “just” a quick, throw-it-together buttered linguine. So many choices… If you’ve poked around the pasta recipes [...]

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DIY: Spicy Honey-Roasted Peanuts

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanuts

To me, the appeal of any recipe has always been that it was created with a good, solid base, allowing me to easily swap out a few ingredients and transform the dish into something completely new. Adaptability. Variability. Riffability. (I’ll concede that one of those might not be a real word.) One recipe I’ve been [...]

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Summer in Texas: Ice Cream & Cannonballs

  I don’t need a calendar to tell me that summer is nearly here. The days get longer, the electric bill skyrockets, we enjoy weekend lunches by the pool, evenings are capped with dinner and a beautiful sunset on the patio, and the neighborhood kids get louder with each passing day as they pile off [...]

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Spring in Texas: The Kemah Boardwalk

How perfectly gorgeous is your spring weather right now? We’re right smack in the middle of a stretch of storybook-beautiful weather in southeast Texas. It’s actually like this every year. But after a short stretch of annoyingly cool weather (“winter”), you learn to really appreciate the rest of the year. Most of it, anyway. Growing [...]

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