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    Gourmet Breakfast Made Easy with The Rock Ceramic

    Gourmet Breakfast Made Easy with The Rock Ceramic

    Breakfast on the Run or Goumet Brunch Chez Vous Everyone has their favorite meal but it’s widely accepted that a great breakfast packs several hours of nutritional jet fuel, making it a clear winner. No wonder breakfast is now an all-out trend. Restaurants and toney brunch places (or cafes now adding breakfast) are sprouting up everywhere!  What beats starting your day with a great boost of taste and nutrition? Most of us are living in the fast lane (even a home
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    10 Easy steps to canning!

    10 Easy steps to canning!

    You’ve seen your mother do it, your aunt or event your neighbor but have always been afraid to try? With tomatoes being abundant and ripe these days, it’s tempting to try! Here are 10 easy steps to canning… not that complicated. Simply find your favorite recipe and try!
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    Why you should use settings other than

    Why you should use settings other than "high" on your stovetop

              Since every stove and burner is different, it is difficult to universalize the settings. Some stoves have low, medium and high settings on the dial, and others have numbers. Typically, we estimate the temperature we might need for certain recipes because there aren't exact temperatures that correspond with the settings. Some at-home cooks use high heat often, and in doing so they damage their cookware and/or unevenly cook their f
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    Why it Matters: Measuring Precisely in Baking

    Why it Matters: Measuring Precisely in Baking

      When cooking your favorite dish, you may add a few extra ingredients, leave something out, or change the measurements a bit without a problem, but when baking, ingredients need to be measured accurately. If you enjoy cooking and want to dabble in baking, you should know that baking is more precise and important to the recipe's outcome than you might expect.   When baking, you will want to measure dry ingredients such as sugar and flour in nested
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    Spring Vegetables : The Secret Ingredient of Flavorful Pasta Salads

    Spring Vegetables : The Secret Ingredient of Flavorful Pasta Salads

    Finding meals that the family will enjoy is not always an easy task. For a quick and healthy meal, think of pasta salads! The preparation is simple and you can add all the vegetables lying around in your fridge and make it a very flavorful lunch or dinner. It will also make your pasta salad look lively with the many vibrant colors of the vegetables. Here are a few tips to help create a flavorful and original pasta salad, as well as a few pasta salad recipes.
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    Kitchen Hacks to Help with Meal Preparation

    Kitchen Hacks to Help with Meal Preparation

    Meal preparation can sometimes be painful. You want to make sure that between work meetings, kids homework, housework and all other daily tasks, your family has healthy food options and savory meals without taking hours to prepare. Here are some tricks to help save time in the kitchen.
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    It's the quality of the calories that count!

    It's the quality of the calories that count!

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    Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest

    O'zapft is! (It’s Tapped!) Since the beginning of time, man has always sought out reasons to drink: from Sunday Night Football to the beginning of a semester or to just about any weekend, all occasions are valid. Fortunately for man, a festival almost entirely dedicated to beer has grown more and more popular over the past decade in the US. This fest is Oktoberfest.   What was once the celebration of a royal German wedding in th
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    Tips for a Perfect Tomato Sauce

    Tips for a Perfect Tomato Sauce

    Probably one of the most commonly cooked sauces (if not the most) is the tomato sauce. It is easy to make, versatile and has a very accessible flavor. What’s more is everyone has their own version: be it your neighbor’s version or your grandmother’s recipe passed down generations, there is a wide array of “best” tomato sauces out there. However, there are many ingredients and techniques you can bring to your sauce to pair it up with the greats.   When making a sauce, fresh t
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    Spiralizer – Pasta and Salad

    Spiralizer – Pasta and Salad

              Have Guilt Free “Pasta’ and Salads That Turn Heads! Everyone knows vegetables are good for them and few of us get enough of them on a daily basis. But with a Starfrit Spiralizer, vegetables are not only easier to include but also fun to create both nutritious and aesthetic meals of every description. It’s an all-in-one art project/meal-maker! A Starfrit
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    Father’s Day BBQ Bonanza

    Father’s Day BBQ Bonanza

              June BBQ Season Starts with a Father’s Day BBQ Bonanza Most of us love barbecuing so much that some of us don’t even wait for spring; we barbecue even in the chill of February! But there’s something about school being out, vacation season upon us, and the consistent balmy temperatures of June (compared to the iffy weather of May) to launch the official summer grilling season. And what better occasion that a Father’s Da
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    How to plan the perfect backyard barbecue

    How to plan the perfect backyard barbecue

              Whether you're hosting a fourth of July party or planning a backyard barbecue with friends this summer, here are some tips for pulling off the perfect outdoor get-together. Prepare your grill. Clean the caked-on grease off your grill before guests arrive. This way you can get down to business without the hassle. Plus, your guests will be pleased to see the clean cooking surface! Plan the menu
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    Year-Round Avocado

    Year-Round Avocado

      A growing trend among today’s health-conscious millennials is that of the avocado. Its unique & rich texture, light taste and great nutritional values make it perfect for any occasion, notably salads in the summertime. However, many cooks do not see this traditional South American fruit as an everyday ingredient… which it surprisingly is.   Extensive research on avocados reveals a plethora of health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, providing the monounsaturated
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    Bonus Preserves and Pickling Tip Sheet

    Bonus Preserves and Pickling Tip Sheet

      The first item on your canning list should be a good quality preserving pot with an non-reactive heavy bottom. 8 or 12 quarts should do it. The new stainless steel pots with thick aluminum disk bottoms are perfect. A large canning pot for sterilizing and processing jars is a must and should accommodate the Starfrit Canning Rack.   Look for brand name jars - Ball, Kerr and Bernardin. Dollar stor
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    Essential Herbs, Spices and Sauces in the Kitchen

    Essential Herbs, Spices and Sauces in the Kitchen

    When it comes to adding flavors to your meals, it's important to have basic herbs and spices in your kitchen. The essential herbs (fresh or dried), oils, spice mixes you should have at home are listed - use them to complete your kitchen pantry!
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    The Science of Cocktails

    The Science of Cocktails

      Rum? Check. Whiskey? Check. Limes? Check. Soda? Check. Mixing skills?... Forgot em’ at home again, didn’t you? Don’t worry, you will still get through your New Year’s Eve party if you believe in yourself!... and in this blog. Let us go through a lesson in mixology that will reveal untold secrets and rectify many myths once and for all.   To begin, some quantities remain constant regardless of the drink you are making. When mixing similar spirits (in terms of flavor),
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    2017 Gift Guide

    2017 Gift Guide

    Christmas shopping is now in full swing and we at Starfrit want to help you get a head start. If you are like me and short on gift ideas for your friends and family, try surprising them with products everyone will enjoy. With Starfrit’s complete lines of kitchen gadgets, cookware, small electric appliances and food storage items, you will be sure to find something for everyone on your list regardless of the budget. These gift ideas are sure to help any advanced cook and average weekday blazer
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    Good Food and Great Containers Go Hand in Hand

    Good Food and Great Containers Go Hand in Hand

    Starfrit Launches Kilo Solutions with Nutritional Super Star Isabelle Huot Article by Marcy Goldman, BetterBaking.com*     Spring has sprung and with it comes our goals to improve or add to a healthy lifestyle. What better way than to pair those good intentions with the newest from Starfrit, the Kilo Solution new product l
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    Help! It’s a Housewarming

    Help! It’s a Housewarming

    The papers are signed. The keys are made.  ... Now, what? As you enter the rite of passage to adulthood with your new home and newer mortgage, there is one milestone that should be a blast to cross off your list: the housewarming party. While the idea of having your friends and family celebrate with you at the happiest time of your young life is warm and cozy, there's only a short time before the panic sets in. What should I cook? Sh
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    One-Pot Contest - Recipes

    One-Pot Contest - Recipes

    Here are the 10 winning recipes. Thank you to all participants!  
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    Why use a kitchen mandolin?

    Why use a kitchen mandolin?

    Ok, I have to admit, I’ve resisted using a mandolin for years! I used to think that if I cooked like a Chef, a good quality knife and cutting board was all I needed… until… I tried a mandolin! Why use a mandolin? Well it seems Chefs DO use a mandolin when preparing certain meals, and somehow it gives me permission to do so myself! The main reason is that it cuts perfectly, evenly, consistently and quickly for recipes that require thin cuts. It really does! Even if you count the time it
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    Enjoy BBQ Grilled Food All Year!

    Enjoy BBQ Grilled Food All Year!

    For all the BBQ lovers out there, did you know you could prepare BBQ meals all year around? With the Electric Interior BBQ Smokeless Grill, you won't need to wait until the snow dissapears to enjoy flavorful BBQ grilled meals!
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    Summertime and the Sandwich Saver is Starfrit!

    Summertime and the Sandwich Saver is Starfrit!

      Summertime means a renewed appreciation for chilled snacks, sandwiches and even desserts. Cooler is better and also generally, easier to prepare.     We also tend to think healthier and ‘light’ in summer and the foods we make are often home-made (vs. the food court or drive through) for exactly that reason. Plus with so much great fresh produce around, you want to make your own. Chances are you’ll also be outdoors more often and you’ll make food that ‘trave
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    Top 10 Starfrit fruits & vegetable tools

    Top 10 Starfrit fruits & vegetable tools

    Your son or your daughter is getting ready to move out and you’re wondering how to help? Your parents are getting older and need tools in the kitchen to help with food prep? Your kids want to help out in the kitchen and you are wondering what they can safely use that also makes the task fun? Here are the kitchen essentials you need so as to make food prep fast, easy, safe and fun!
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    Getting Better About Packing a Lunch

    Getting Better About Packing a Lunch

    If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier and pack a lunch every day instead of eating out, but you are stuck when it comes to putting the plan into action, here are some tips to help you stay on track and achieve your goals.
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    Salad Days

    Salad Days

              Starfrit Kitchens Presents Salad Days by Marcy Goldman A great salad is always popular but these days, what with salad places cropping up in so many fast casual restaurants, the interest in ‘lite’ eating along with dense nutrition, has made our appetites for salad skyrocket. Salads are also so much more varied, appetizing and easily put together these days (and anything can be ‘salad’) that the
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    Cocktail Season

    Cocktail Season

              Ah... we love summer! What a wonderful time that ushers in a glorious season of easy entertaining. And what better sous chef than Starfrit, particularly the ‘hostess with the mostest’ line of Starfrit hospitality items such the Starfrit extensive line of wine/beer and cocktail accessories. The
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    Summer Preserve Us!

    Summer Preserve Us!

      For most folks, the beginning of summer means vacation time is near. But for foodies, it also marks the beginning of weeks after week of preserving and pickling the summer bounty.     Nothing beats your own preserves and pickles!  First there’s the fun of gathering the fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market or wherever you shop for fresh produce or a family oriented U-Pick farm. Naturally you can use your own garden harvest or opt for organic fruit and veg
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    Why It Matters: One-Pot Meals

    Why It Matters: One-Pot Meals

              With the invention of The Rock One-Pot, you can impress guests, as well as yourself, with all the prestidigitation you can perform with this pot. This pot is a time saver and a masterpiece maker. With sizes available to fit any recipe, The Rock One-Pot is the only pot you need to pull together a complete meal. The Rock One-Pot lineup includes the 12" Dutch oven with lid, the 7.
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    Every Apple Has Its Place!

    Every Apple Has Its Place!

              As the trees reveal their many colors and temperatures begin to drop, nothing becomes more fitting than wholesome and comforting recipes to prepare and enjoy with close ones. One popular ingredient in said recipes is the apple. However, choosing from the 30+ types of apples can get quite overwhelming: different types fill different roles. Here is a list of America’s most popular apple types and their unique applications. Fir
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    Cooking with Fresh Herbs

    Cooking with Fresh Herbs

    Yes, we’ve all heard it… Fresh herbs taste better than dried ones. However, choosing, harvesting, pretreating and storing fresh herbs can often seem a little cloudy to the amateur cook. They are without a doubt one of the most particular ingredients out there and deserve to be treated as such. Today, we will shed light on some of these particularities as well as how and when to use herbs for everyday cooking.     Choosing herbs When choosing your herbs
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    How to cut an onion without crying

    How to cut an onion without crying

    Onions are used in multiple recipes to add flavor. Although they can make you cry, don’t stop including them in your meals! They taste great and are a healthy choice. How then, you ask, can we cut an onion without crying? Best solution: ask someone else to do it! But if you’re alone in the kitchen, here are some tricks that will help stop the tears.
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    Apple Bread and Apple Tarts are as Easy as Pie…..with a Starfrit Apple Peeler!

    Apple Bread and Apple Tarts are as Easy as Pie…..with a Starfrit Apple Peeler!

      With so many apple varieties available these days, both locally and imported, baking with apples is inspiring and extra inviting. Add your own sous chef to the mix, i.e. a Starfrit Apple Peeler, to make the peeling and coring work extra quick and easy, and the ease of preparation only adds to fun and limitless possibilities.   The Starfrit Apple
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    Cooking with Fresh Herbs

    Cooking with Fresh Herbs

    Yes, we’ve all heard it… Fresh herbs taste better than dried ones. However, choosing, harvesting, pretreating and storing fresh herbs can often seem a little cloudy to the amateur cook. They are without a doubt one of the most particular ingredients out there and deserve to be treated as such. Today, we will shed light on some of these particularities as well as how and when to use herbs for everyday cooking.
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    Proper Wine Consumption

    Proper Wine Consumption

    Amazing how an entire culture revolves around the extract of a single fruit. Although appreciating wine can sometimes seem like splitting hairs, the subtleties of this acquired taste become real as ever when optimally served and paired with the right foods. Let us go through some pointers you can use to make your wine tasting experience more fruitful!     Properly serving has the potential of making cheaper wines more palatable but it can tarnish a high-end bottle if done poor
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