The Best Stainless Steel Cookware Set

stainless-steel-best-set-logo-blogA reader told us about a particular stainless steel cookware set that she had purchased. She couldn’t say enough good things about it. Now it took us a while to get around to reviewing this set…not sure why really but let’s just say that we are glad we eventually did.

Well were we surprised! After all of our research we could finally understand our readers enthusiastic praise for this cookware set.

This has all the qualitites of an All Clad cookware set but at a quarter of the price. Its a beautifully finished set which gives excellent performance

Want to know what this set is? CLICK HERE to find out…

 

REVIEW: Presto 03510 Flipside Belgian Waffle Maker

Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle MakerThere’s nothing like a great hot breakfast on a weekend morning, but for some reason it seems like the things you cook never quite taste like the ones you have when you go out to breakfast. Perhaps you are missing the right tools for the job. If you have the Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, you can create waffles just like you may have had in a restaurant or hotel and enjoy that professional taste in your own kitchen.

There are a couple of reasons why you should choose this waffle maker over many of the others out there. One of the main ones is that we are impatient when it comes to breakfast. We don’t want to have to wait all day for food to be done. Luckily, this 2350-watt waffle maker heats quickly and makes those waffles just as fast. Additionally, if you are dashing around trying to get the rest of your life in order, it has a timer that will let you know when the waffles are done and ready to be served.

The waffles that come out of this machine are just the kind you want. They are 7 inches wide and can be broken into four sections. They also have deep pockets that will fill up with melted butter and syrup.

What We Liked:

  • It has a nonstick surface that makes it easy to get the waffles out and clean up after cooking.
  • It is easy to use and make waffles that seem professional.
  • Unlike other flip waffle makers that only have a small hinge holding everything together for the flip, this one has the whole machine flip, making it less likely to break anything.
  • It has a built in timer that makes sure you don’t overcook.
  • It heats and cools quickly.

Want to Read More Reviews?

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WHERE CAN I GET THE BEST PRICE?

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KitchenAid Nonstick Gourmet Essentials Cookware Set – 10-pce

kitchenid-nonstick-gourmet-essentials-cookwareI just love the look of red cookware in the kitchen. I guess it has to do with the color being associated with food.

And of course the fact that this good looking KitchenAid Nonstick Gourmet Essentials Cookware Set-10 pce is red makes it doubly attractive.  KitchenAid’s Gourmet Essentials Line is a excellent quality cookware made from hard base aluminum making it exceptionally durable.

This 10 piece set gives you everything that you could possibly want in cookware.  So if you are looking for  a cookware set that will let you prepare almost any meal you can think of, then this set is ideal.

The KitchenAid Nonstick Gourmet Essentials cookware set has a heavy gauge aluminum core which guarantees you  fast and even heating and a durable  porcelain enamel exterior which is easy to clean.

Then there is the three coat non-stick surface made from KitchenAid’s patented hard based ceramic primer which gives the cookware exceptional food release and durability and the 18/10 stainless steel coolgrip handles which have a soft silicone rubber surround, making them comfortable to grip.

The 10-pc. Set includes:

  • 1-Quart Saucepan with Lid
  • 2-Quart Saucepan with Lid
  • 3-Quart Saucepan with Lid
  • 8-Quart Stockpot with Lid
  • 8 in. French Skillet
  • 10 in. French Skillet

It is recommended that this cookware set be handwashed with mild dish soap.

NOTE: This set is Not recommended for use with ceramic/glass top stoves

If you feel that you need more pieces of cookware, this beautiful red set is also available in 12 pieces.

Where Can I Buy the KitchenAid Nonstick Gourmet Essentials cookware set – 10 pce?
Amazon.com
Cooking.com

Limoncello Recipe

LimoncelloMy mother was Italian so I have a bit of an affinity with all things Italian and this includes drinking Limoncello.

For those that don’t know, Limoncello is a liqueur with the main ingredient being lemons. It has a sweet lemon taste but with a typical alcoholic aftertaste since this is after all an alcoholic drink.

In the past, we had always bought it ready made from our local bottle shop but eventually found a recipe for it so we now make it at home on a regular basis. There is always a bottle of Limoncello in the house ready for drinking.

The actual recipe itself is quite simple but it does take a couple of months for it to brew so you won’t be able to drink it straight away….well you can if you like, but it really won’t be anywhere near as good as it doesn’t allow for the lemons to release their wonderful flavor.

Once ready, you then store it in the freezer but you don’t have to worry about it freezing. It stays completely liquid but comes out nice and icy cold ready for drinking.

We originally got this recipe at Italyum so you can head over there if you need clarification of the recipe below.

Limoncello

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of Vodka
  • 10 unwaxed lemons
  • 350g sugar
  • 150ml water

Instructions

  1. Wash the lemons well in water.  Then dry well with paper towels.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, stir the sugar and the water to make a syrup.
  3. When the syrup becomes a little clearer and it looks like the sugar has been dissolved, remove from the stove top to cool.
  4. Slice or peel the skin from the lemons. You want to end up with small pieces. Ensure you take the yellow rind only.
  5. Place the rind in a large glass jar.
  6. Pour in the vodka.
  7. Add the sugar syrup. Ensure the syrup has cooled before adding.
  8. Seal the jar and store in a cool dark spot for at least 30 days.
  9. You will need to mix the ingredients on a regular basis by turning the jar back and forward to stir the ingredients. We do it maybe once a week…if we remember.
  10. After the 30 days transfer the liquid to a bottle. You will need a funnel and some sort of strainer to ensure you don’t transfer any of the lemon rind into the bottle.
  11. Store in your freezer and when cold you are ready to drink.

Enjoy!

Make the sugar syrup Peel the lemons Add the lemon rind to the bowl Add the vodka to the lemon rind in the jar Add the sugar syrup to the bowl Seal the jar and store in a cool dry place

 

Recipe: Mint Chutney

Mint ChutneyRight out the front of my house I have a patch of mint growing.  Actually it grows like a weed so I have plenty of it.  Anyone who grows mint knows that it can take over the garden if you’re not careful. But fortunately it is in a patch of dirt separated from anything else so it can only grow so far.

So because I have tons of the stuff I went looking for a recipe that could use up at least some of it. Our main use is for our larb dish which we have at least once a week but I needed to get rid of a lot more than that.

One of the first recipes I came across was a recipe for Mint Chutney which I found on the Allrecipes website. It seemed perfect since it involved using lots of mint. So the cook in the house ended up giving it a go.

The result was just superb with a beautiful flavored puree. We adjusted the recipe a little so our version is below but if you want the original recipe you can head over to the AllRecipes website.

Mint Chutney

  • 1 bunch of cilantro/coriander
  • 20-30g fresh mint leaves
  • 1 green chile pepper
  • 3 g salt
  • 1 medium onion cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp tamarind puree
  • enough water to make a thickish paste

In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the water. Process into a thick puree adding a little water at a time until this is achieved.

Enjoy!

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