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    The Rock Non-Stick Cookware

    The Rock Non-Stick Cookware

    Rock.Tec Non-Stick Cookware Surface Enhancement When it comes to cookware, it can be hard to choose from all of the different options that are out there. Popular cookware options such as non-stick, stainless steel, and cast iron each have their pros and cons, and it can be costly to invest in numerous sets to take advantage of every benefit. But what if you didn’t have to choose between the ease of traditional non-stick cookware or the durability of stainless steel and cast iron?
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    The Best Fondue Party Guide

    The Best Fondue Party Guide

      Like to have friends and family over and enjoy a long-lasting meal enriched by conversation , good food and good wine? The fondue party is the best way to achieve this!     Choose the type of fondue you will be serving To start, you need to know which type of fondue you would like to serve. There are three main types: cheese fondue, oil or broth fondue and chocolate fondue. Cheese fondue
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    Can Openers… the indispensable kitchen tool!

    Can Openers… the indispensable kitchen tool!

    Can Openers… no one really cares to discuss them… until they are broken and you have to buy a new one! It’s one of those kitchen items that you take for granted, that you use regularly, sometimes daily and you just want yours to work properly when you need it! A bit of history Where does it all come from? Food was stored in metal cans since 1772 by the Netherlands. How they opened them for the next 80 years is still a mystery as the first official can opener was patent
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    Spring Cleaning… Why Not Start with the Kitchen?

    Spring Cleaning… Why Not Start with the Kitchen?

    The kitchen is without a doubt one of the most crammed rooms in a household. It contains rarely used gadgets, foods, containers and other accessories that all require efficient storage. This notion is especially relevant when it comes to smaller kitchens as in apartments or condos. They cannot benefit from the luxury of walk-in pantries and islands. However, there are many available outlets and hidden storage opportunities in your kitchen you never thought possible. For your next Spring cleaning
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    The Starfrit Electric Rotato Express

    The Starfrit Electric Rotato Express

    Starfrit Electric Rotato Express It’s finally time to say farewell to the time-consuming and fussy task of peeling potatoes. The Electric Rotato Express, Starfrit’s new
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    How to choose the right cookware material?

    How to choose the right cookware material?

    With the amount of cookware available these days, it's sometimes difficult to choose which material is best for what we cook. We wil try to help by explaining each type of metal and its uses.       Here are the materials that are covered in this blog: Stainless steel Tri-ply Stainless steel Aluminum Hard anodized aluminum Forged aluminum Cast iron Cast aluminum Once you re
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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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    Start Stew Season on The Right Foot!

    Start Stew Season on The Right Foot!

    As the chilly weather creeps in, we lie in search of comforting and wholesome meals to ease the transition. One popular example is the stew for its simplicity, accessibility, customizability and copiousness. Although it is an easy dish to cook, there are several misconceptions on some aspects of stewing worth addressing, notably braising, the tenderizing process, best cuts of meat and the inclusion of fat. While there are many types of stews, we will stick with the most common one going forward,
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    Sticking with it: The New Year’s Challenge

    Sticking with it: The New Year’s Challenge

    The New Year’s resolution is probably one of the hardest promises to keep (a promise made with yourself, that is). Be it taking up a new hobby, being a better coworker or learning to cook, the examples are limitless and often very ambitious and overwhelming. Perhaps the most popular one, as you may know, is getting in shape. However, people rarely follow up on these goals in the long term for many different reasons. Below, you will see the most common obstacles to goal attainment and how to av
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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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    The 5 golden rules for kitchen knives

    The 5 golden rules for kitchen knives

    Here are the 5 golden rules to maintain your knives in perfect condition:   Rule #1: It is important to use a knife adapted to what you want to do / food you want to prepare. For example, you shouldn’t use a bread knife to slice a roast or use the blade of a paring knife and use it as a screwdriver (don’t laugh, we’ve all done it!) Rule #2: Don’t drop your knife on the floor. Of course, accidents happen,
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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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    Blending Flavors with the Push of a Button!

    Blending Flavors with the Push of a Button!

    Versatile, nutritious, customizable and surprisingly filling, the smoothie has become an effective and healthy hunger buster you can take with you everywhere. It has started a very prominent food trend in the past couple years along with one of its newly common ingredients, kale, to make green smoothies. DIY smoothies have proven to be among the most universal food options because of their adaptability and simplicity. No matter your preference, there are many habits you can take up to make your
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    The Rock by Starfrit Cookware New Products

    The Rock by Starfrit Cookware New Products

    Starfrit The Rock New Products Now that Starfrit’s The Rock cookware has made your stovetop cooking easier than ever, you can now take your baking, braising and roasting to the next level with
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    5 Back-to-School Meal Prep Tips

    5 Back-to-School Meal Prep Tips

    With school starting back soon, schedules get hectic and time becomes limited. Meal prepping can help you get a handle on the week ahead so you can spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen. With so many resources available for meal prepping, you don't have to invent your own plan. Start by gathering information, invest in storage containers, and plan to shop with a food list. Here are 5 back-to-school meal prep tips.   Use a
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    Demystifying types of stove tops

    Demystifying types of stove tops

      Looking for information on the best stove top? I'm sorry to say that preference plays a large role in the choice of a cooking surface. Let's see what the particularities are for each type.     Although gas burners are among the oldest of hobs, it is still one of the most preferred types based on its easy contr
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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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    One-Pot Contest - Recipes

    One-Pot Contest - Recipes

    Here are the 10 winning recipes. Thank you to all participants!  
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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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    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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    Cooking like a Chef - A quick reference guide to cooking methods

    Cooking like a Chef - A quick reference guide to cooking methods

    You like watching cooking shows and would like to be able to cook like a Chef? Learning about the many cooking methods out there is a great start. We tried here to put together a quick reference guide to most popular cooking methods. Knowledge is essential, even in the kitchen!
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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! 1. Knife & board Of course, everyone needs the basics. Your
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    True or False? How well do you know body fat scales?

    True or False? How well do you know body fat scales?

    Want to play? Answer all the true or false questions and check the correct answers below. Ready? Set? Go! What's your score on 10 points? QUESTIONS Body fat scales measures body fat and muscle percentage Every individual needs their own body fat scale to keep the scale working properly The recommended daily calorie intake per person is indicated on the body fat scale You don’t heed to remove your shoes
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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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    Roasting Like a Pro

    Roasting Like a Pro

      The process of roasting can sometimes seem like a long and arduous one but it can also be one of the easiest and most rewarding cooking methods when done right. For example we find that there is little to no effort required while the food cooks. It can serve as a family Sunday dinner or a last minute weekday supper and remain an accessible and hearty meal.   The first thing that must be addressed is having the
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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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    Tea Infusion - 4 O’clock Can’t Come Soon Enough!

    Tea Infusion - 4 O’clock Can’t Come Soon Enough!

    Just when you thought infusion only involved dropping a tea bag into a microwaved cup of water… It turns out you can get a lot more out of your tea than you might think. However, less can sometimes be more in this case. To help clarify this paradox, let us go through the different methods you can adopt to make your tea drinking experience even more comforting, soothing and pleasant.   Much of it is based on oxidation: some teas have been through more oxidation in their manufacturing
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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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    Tailgate Party Essentials

    Tailgate Party Essentials

      As the big game approaches, every sports fan must make sure they have the right tools to grill, chill and celebrate. Once again, Starfrit wants to get you geared up for the tailgate of them all!     BBQ tongs are a must for any grilling. So why not get your hands on the best in the business? The
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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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    Cooking for Stud-ies

    Cooking for Stud-ies

    ‘Looks like it’s that time of year again: what is known as the infamous “final stretch” in the academic world... This is when apparel standards drop, coffee becomes oxygen and all social life is extinct for a period of 3 to 4 weeks. Alas, there is no need to despair for help is closer than you think: simply making a few adjustments in your nutritional habits can benefit your memory and concentration greatly. Student or not, here are some of the best foods for thought
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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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    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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    Starfrit Apple Pro Peeler

    Starfrit Apple Pro Peeler

    There are kitchen gadgets to help you tackle just about any chore in the kitchen. One of the most useful, time-saving tools are apple peelers, and it doesn’t get any better than Starfrit’s Apple Pro Peeler.   This tool is essential for any apple-lover. Planning on making apple pies, cobblers, tarts or other delicious baked goods for the holidays? It’s time-consumi
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    Just Starting Out

    Just Starting Out

    10 Essentials when you are just starting out! If you are just starting out in a new apartment, chances are you will need to pick up some essentials for your kitchen. Even if you don’t plan on doing a lot of cooking, there are some things you will need just to get by. You may not even realize you need certain things until you don’t have them. This list of items is also great for young adults just moving out of the family home or if they are planning to accumulate be
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    What is pressure cooking?

    What is pressure cooking?

    Have you heard of the new cooking trend for busy families? Pressure cooking reduces cooking time by at least half, is safe and retains vitamins and nutrients of your food. Oh, let’s not forget, it makes tasty and flavorful results!     What is a pressure cooker, and what does it do?  A pressure cooker simply pressurizes its contents, the liquid inside becomes steam and it forces liquids into the food making it very tender quickly. It has 5 disti
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    What is induction cooking?

    What is induction cooking?

    Depending on who you talk to, this futuristic way of cooking can be very complicated or explained very simply… let’s try to make this easy! In order to cook food, a heat source is required such as an oven, cooktop or when camping, a barbecue or even a wood fire! Cooktops have evolved over the years and the newer ones now offer “induction” cooktops. Induction cooktops use an electromagnetic field to heat up a pan or saucepan; heat is transferred through metal properties of booth the co
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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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    Celebrating National Salad Week

    Celebrating National Salad Week

    A salad is always a winning option for a meal or side dish, but even more so during the last week in July, when foodies celebrate National Salad Week. It is a great time to fill up on nutritious veggies and fruits, lean proteins, nuts and seeds, so you don't feel weighed down during the hot summer days. You can add a punch to your salad by getting creative with different combinations and healthy homemade dressings. Here are a few pointers for making fun and healthy salad dressi
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    Cracking Open an Ocean Treasure

    Cracking Open an Ocean Treasure

    As lobster season kicks in, now’s the time to solve one of the most daunting dinning tasks. In this week’s blog, we offer helpful hints to successfully extract meat from fresh cooked lobster. Prepping lobster often makes people lose their appetites…let alone patience. But with a positive attitude and the right tools, the subtleties and delicacies of fresh lobster will leave you wanting more. But be warned! Eating lobster requires you to get your hands dirty so make sure you put on a
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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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    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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    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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    Why use a wine aerator?

    Why use a wine aerator?

    Aerating wine allows the taster to experience the full character of a wine by enhancing its flavour and scent/bouquet/aroma.  Exposing wine to air does two things: it triggers oxidation and evaporation. With aeration, the volatile undesirable compounds found in wine such as sulfites will evaporate leaving only the desirable, aromatic and flavorful ones. Typically red wines are aerated, but it can be also beneficial to white wines as well. There are many ways you can aerate your wine:
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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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    Towards Healthier Food Choices

    Towards Healthier Food Choices

    Are you like me and have abused of the good food and drinks during the holidays? Now that it's behind us, our bodies are screaming for a more normal routine that includes healthier food choices. Kilo Solution by Starfrit is a complete line of kitchen products that help you prepare and measure your evolution towards a healthier lifestyle. Here are the main products, practical and must-haves towards a more balanced diet.   Meal prep solutions It's important to coo
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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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    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. Why do we cry when we cut onions? Onions grow underground and when cut, they release molecules in the air
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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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    Mini Table Cleaner by Starfrit

    Mini Table Cleaner by Starfrit

    Starfrit Mini Table Cleaner It’s so easy to make a mess in the kitchen, but those messes aren’t always so easy to clean up. Little crumbs and food bits c
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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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    4 Secrets to a Perfect Pie Crust

    4 Secrets to a Perfect Pie Crust

      As Christmas carols officially begin to haunt us, the time has come to seek shelter in the comfort of our homes; what better cocooning activity than baking pies! However, the mixture of flour, water and fat can often cause headaches so here are 4 easy tips for perfect pie crusts every time.     1. Gluten : not just an allergy issue Gluten is formed with the binding of proteins found in flour that are brought together with water. Thus, water (conse
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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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    Downsizing for Empty Nesters

    Downsizing for Empty Nesters

    Empty nesters often find that downsizing is appealing at this point in their lives. The kids are grown and no longer in the house, and the space that was once occupied is not needed anymore. It’s a whole new chapter that can be filled with uncertainty – but it is also a good time for change. The thought of starting over can be overwhelming, especially when you have to sift through every item in your house to decide what to keep, what to throw away, and what to pass on to your children. Th
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    Hosting, It’s What You Do!

    Hosting, It’s What You Do!

    There are unfortunately no more excuses left to start your Christmas dinner planning... but not to worry, help is on the way! We have rounded a whole bunch of helpful tips for a smooth and painless Christmas dinner party. Not only will your guests be having a great time, so will you! Time is probably the most uncontrollable and crucial element in hosting. Therefore, every good host must leave time for last minute changes. Prepping everything you can in advance is the best way
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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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    What type of cutting board is right for you?

    What type of cutting board is right for you?

      A cutting board is a staple to have in your kitchen. When preparing any meal you will find yourself reaching for a cutting board to do the job and protect your counters. You can purchase a wood or polypropylene board to meet your needs. You may even want both in your kitchen!   Although contrary to popular opinion,
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