Nov 29 2010

Top 5 Kitchen Gifts

Need help finding the perfect holiday kitchen gift?

Here is a list of my top five must-have kitchen toys! You can find the exact make and models I own (and highly recommend) on Foodie-isms Store (powered by Amazon).

My store is loctated at the top of this page under the tab called ‘foodie-isms store‘. After adding items to your ‘cart’ you can proceed to the checkout – which will you allow you to do any additional shopping on Amazon before your final checkout. Happy cooking!

1. Nespresso Citiz:

If I had to pick my all time favorite kitchen product – this would be it! The coffee quality can’t be beat. I love my Nespresso machine!

Look at the crema on this expresso.

The perfect cappuccino.

2. All-Clad Stainless Roasting Pan

This pan is not just for roasting turkey. I use mine all year long for prime rib, leg of lamb, beef wellington, tenderloins, making gravy, casseroles and frittatas.

3. Kitchen Aid Handheld Immersion Blender

Perfect for pureeing soups and emulsifying sauces in the container in which they are being prepared.

4. Breville Panini Maker

Makes a perfect panini sandwich.

5. KitchenAid Professional 600 Stand Mixer

Used for all your baking needs. Brownie recipe will post on December 3rd.

May 2 2010

106 crepes

This has been a yummy week! I made 106 crepes. Luckily I did not eat 106 crepes, as I have had lots of friends and family around to help sample them. I will be posting one crepe recipe a day for the rest of the week. I hope you enjoy these delicious sweet and savory treats!

The following is a list of the recipes that will be posting this week:

Crepes (Romanian Style) – Clătite
Grand Marnier Crepes
Blueberry-Cinnamon Coulis
Raspberry-Lime Coulis
Chocolate-Almond Mousse Crepe
Spinach-Feta Crepes with Tomato Coulis
Crepe Cake with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Filling

Special Note on Equipment: I use a French-made steel crepe pan to make the perfect crepe. I actually own two of them (so I can make them faster). I can’t say enough about how great this pan is for making the perfect crepe. I have added them to my Amazon store (located on this website) under the tab called “foodie finds.”

Mar 26 2010

iced tea

Brewing your own iced tea at home is easy. I brew a pitcher almost every day. When friends come to visit they know I will always have ice tea available.  In fact, many of my friends love my iced tea so much they have now purchased their own Iced Tea Pot by Mr. Coffee.

I have tried many different brands of loose tea. My current favorite flavor is Green Tea Tropical by Mighty Leaf tea company. It has great flavor and is only lightly caffeinated.

I use 2 tablespoons of Green Tea Tropical loose tea for this method.

You can order the Green Tea Tropical tea and the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Pot from my website.  You will find it under “favorite foodie finds” – located at the top of this website.