Tools & Gadgets

Does everyone own a paring knife? It is one of the kitchen tools that you should own. A paring knife is one of the smallest knives in your kitchen and I use it for everything from taking the centers out of strawberries to slicing garlic.

Please be careful when using your paring knife, just because it is small doesn’t mean it can’t cut you! Many people use paring knives as a peeler, like if you are peeling off the skin of an orange.  One small slip and watch out!  Just be careful;)

Here are some uses that I use my paring knife for. If you haven’t used your paring knife in a while, get it out and start cooking.

Paring Knife Uses:
1. Slicing bananas for my cereal in the morning
2. Trimming off any excess “junk” from chicken
3. Opening up packages of hamburger or other meats from the grocery store (the ones in the styrofoam holders- not the lunch meat kind).
4. Cutting through my sections of grapefruit so every segment comes out perfectly!
5. Slicing the exact amount of butter for any recipe

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Spoon-U-Love

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I am obsessed with the spoonula, aren’t you?  I mean it is perfect.  Slender, heat resistant up to 400′, a great stirrer/scraper non scratching too.

For this past Christmas, I got three more!  These ones are great- they came in different sizes and a super fun orange color.  I know there are people out there that are just as satisfied using a spatula, but open your eyes people!

Hasn’t just about everyone licked the rest of the brownie batter once in your life?  The spoonula is the perfect tool to help you do so.  Not only does it scrape the batter off the bowl, but the slightly con-caved center gives the mixture the perfect holding spot. If you do not have on of these in your kitchens, go our and get one now!

They are available at most stores.  You can check out the ones I got at Amazon.

Let me know how it has changed you life in the comments section.

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This Week’s Menu (09/21/09)


Monday: Teriyaki Chicken with noodles and green beans

Tuesday: BBQ with coleslaw and french fries

Wednesday: Beef Fried Rice

Thursday: Creamy chicken with mushrooms, noodles, and broccoli

Friday: Fish fry! (out to eat)


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