Review: Tovolo Shooting Star Molds – Icy Pops – Great on a Hot Day

Tovolo Green Shooting Star Pop MoldsWho doesn’t like having popsicles on hand in the freezer when the day is long and hot?

But if you are a parent or a little health conscious where your treats are concerned, you may not like the amount of sugar that are in the store bought freezer pops.  So now, you can use the Tovolo  Shooting Star Pop Molds
to make your own  shooting star popsicles out of more natural and sugar free ingredients.

This set measures 7 ½ x 8 x 5 inches and will create six popsicles in a shooting star shape. All you have to do is pour your favorite juice into the set, push the tops in, which have a built in stick, and in a few hours you have a set of healthy pops waiting for you.

The design of these pops is also something to be appreciated. First, you can remove the popsicles individually or six at a time. Additionally, the tops and sticks are attached as one piece with the top of the container doubling as a drip-guard when you remove the popsicle from the tray. If you like variety, you can even choose to make different flavors at the same time as each popsicle is self-contained.Tovolo Shooting Star Pop ready to serve

What We Like:

  • These are very easy to use and make.
  • The shape is a fun one that the kids will like.
  • The pops are pretty easy to remove from the container if you follow the instructions.
  • You can remove just one pop at a time instead of having to pull them all out.
  • These offer a healthy option for making frozen treats.
  • It’s something the kids can get involved in making.

Other Things to Consider:

  • The pops will not come out easily if you don’t follow the instructions and can be frustrating.
  • The set is a little large and will need a good amount of space in your freezer.

Tovolo Green Shooting Star Pop Molds in tub

Check out the reviews at Amazon.com to see what other health conscious moms have to say about the Tovolo shooting Star Pop Molds.

Review: Delonghi CGH800 U Retro Collection Panini Grill – Create Great Panini At Home

delonghi-retro-collection-panini-grillDo you always look for an excuse to go to your favorite deli and order a piping hot Panini. There is nothing like the bread and hot meat that is held together with melted cheese and just melts into your mouth in a wonderful explosion of flavor. With the DeLonghi CGH800 U Retro Panini Grill you can create that same sensation at home.

This Panini maker measures 14 inches x 12 ½ inches and is 5 inches tall. It can handle regular bread from your kitchen or artisan bread that you may select to create a culinary sandwich masterpiece. Just open the hinged top, put your ingredients inside, close the top and let the grill meld them all together. And with nonstick grilling surfaces you don’t have to worry about any nightmare cleaning jobs should some of the cheese or other ingredients fall onto the grilling surface.

Unlike many Panini grills that have no adjustability, this grill has an adjustable temperature setting so you can make sure to get just the right amount of heat to melt your sandwich and brown the bread without burning it.

DeLonghi Panini Grill OpenThis is also a healthier way to make sandwiches. Unlike a flat grill where any grease that comes out of the items in the sandwich will just keep soaking back into the bread, this Panini grill is at a slope so the juices will drain off of the grill and into a reservoir, keeping it away from your bread.

It also comes with a recipe book to give you a few ideas for how you can begin to create great tasting sandwiches.

What We Like:

  • This is an easy to use Panini maker that takes little time to figure out.
  • It is easy to clean up after you’re done cooking.
  • It’s a sturdy kitchen appliance.
  • It cooks the sandwiches very fast so you don’t wait too long to eat.

Sounds too good to miss! Then you can purchase the DeLonghi Panini Grill at the following online stores:
Cooking.com

Amazon.com

Review: All Clad Gourmet Pizza Stone Set Gives Your Pizza a Perfect Crisp Crust

all-clad-pizza-stone1How would you like to be able to have the perfect pizza shop flavor in your own home?

Well, thanks to the All-Clad 3-pc. Stainless Gourmet Pizza Stone Set you can. This stone gives you the secret recipe to that perfectly crisp crust.

The key to cooking the perfect pizza is cooking it on a stone that radiates the heat intensely and evenly throughout the dough. That is exactly what this will do, as the stone slab will touch all parts of the pizza surface. In comparison to other pizza stones that are available, this one has been designed for portability. Instead of just being a stone, this stone has a metal edge with two handles to make it easy and convenient to get the pizza in and out of the oven and on to the table.

While you may think this will make it harder for the stone to thoroughly cook, but that is not the case. The frame to carry the stone literally hugs the edge of the stone, not the middle, so the stone is free to heat up and cook.

This also makes this piece available for double duty. When you are not cooking pizzas, it still makes an attractive stone tray for serving hors d’oeuvres.

Additionally, this pizza set comes with an ergonomically designed pizza cutter so you can be serving up pizza after pizza for the entire family without ever getting tired.

All Clad Pizza Stone SetWhat We Like:

  • Made from durable natural soapstone with a stainless steel rim.
  • This set makes a wonderfully crisp crust on your pizza
  • It can go right from the oven to the table as a cutting and serving surface.
  • It comes as a set, which means you have the stone and a cutter and all you need is a pizza to get cooking.
  • There are double handles on the platter to make it easier to carry.

Things to consider:

  • It is quite a heavy stone. After all it is stone. If you are not a fan of heavy, you may want to avoid this.
  • You have to wash this carefully. The stone does not like soap so it is recommended that you only use water on it.

Just What I Need to Make Crispy Crust Pizza’s – Where Can I Buy The All Clad Pizza Stone Set?
MetroKitchen

Cooking.com
Amazon.com

Are you looking for a cookware set that not only has stylish good looks but is durable and gives great cooking results then check out our review on the All Clad Stainless Steel 9 piece Cookware Set

Bodum’s New Kenya 34-Ounce Coffee Press

Bodum Kenya Coffee PressJust take a look at the Bodum New Kenya 34-Ounce Coffee Press and tell me that this isn’t a stylish, modern looking press.

Bodum  are renownned for their coffee presses  and using a press is one of the simplest ways to make yourself a flavorsome cup of coffee.  Mind you at 34 ounces, the Kenya coffee press will make enough coffee for 3-4 people.

Making coffee is just so easy, all you need to do is pop in some coarse ground coffee and add approximately one 7 gram scoop to every 4 ozs of water.

Next, you simply fill the beaker  to about an inch from the top, with hot water making sure that the water is just off the boil.

Then mix the coffee grounds into the water by stirring  it with a plastic or wooden utensil making sure it mixes thoroughly.

Close the  safety lid and leave your coffee to brew for approx 4 mins, then press. Open the safety lid and serve.

The Kenya Coffee Press from Bodum has a durable, heat-resistant glass beaker which is partially surrounded by a modern looking black plastic frame which has round cut outs on the sides and covers the bottom so that you can safely use it directly on the table top without having to put down a trivet or coaster.

And because it has a 36 part stainless steel filter system built into the press you don’t require any additional filters, so ithe whole thing is easy to clean up with a minimum of fuss.  All you need to so is scoop out the grounds with a rubber spatula, and rinse the beaker and filter. The parts are all dishwasher safe.

The  coffee press has a stay cool handle  built right into the sturdy New Kenya frame.

The New Kenya is also available in 3, 4, and 6 cup sizes.

One thing that consumers did comment about was that this coffee press has a plastic nut to hold all the filter pieces together and they felt that a metal nut would have served better and be less likely to break.

Where Can I Read the Reviews & Buy Bodum’s New Kenya 34-Ounce Coffee Press?
Amazon.com

Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Pan

Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette PanMaking baguettes at home is not easy. You want to get the right shape and that nice crispy crust and that is where  having the right bread pan ensures that you end up with a pleasing result.

The Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Panwill give you such excellent results that you will wonder how you ever managed without it.

The pan has three troughs that make sure the dough keeps its shape and the pan has perforations that ensure that the bread is evenly browned.

Simply spray the pan with Pam just to ensure that the dough doesn’t stick or oozed through the holes as some customers have commented.

The  solid aluminum steel baguette pan measures 9-by-17-inch and has a nonstick Silverstone surface and a solid support bars that prevent the pan from warping.

What We Like

  • You can store the pan neatly in the cupboard as it is inly 1-inch thick
  • Bakes three baguette-shaped bread loaves
  • The non-stick  surface has been developed to withstand the extreme environment of professional kitchens.
  • Heavy-gauge aluminum steel with nonstick Silverstone surface
  • Safe to use in dishwasher
  • Comes with 25 years limited warranty

Virtually everyone who purchased the Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Pan is absolutely delighted with the way it turns out buns and baguettes.  You can read the reviews at Amazon.com

So if you want to make beautiful french bread to serve with lashings of butter and your favorite spread this is one pan you need.

Chicago Metallic are well known for their quality bakeware products, so you know you are going to get a product that will stand the test of time.

Where Can I Buy the Chicago Metallic Professional Nonstick Perforated Baguette Pan ?
Amazon.com