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Here’s the true secret to easily spreadable butter

on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It seems many people are looking for the perfect method for buttering up their toasts and bagels.  Julie was disappointed with the knife that promised to use the heat of her hand to make butter spreadable that she reviewed yesterday.  As Julie mentioned, butter can actually be left out on the counter without refrigeration, butRead More…

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These SmartPlanet lunch containers expand to hold your lunch and flatten for the trip home

on Monday, August 18th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

SmartPlanet has a line of lunch containers that flatten up for compact carrying home after the lunch is eaten.  More importantly for people with not much storage in the kitchen, they don’t take up a lot of storage space, either.  The Collapsible Eco Meal Kits have BPA-free silicone bases that open to hold your food,Read More…

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Microwave your lunch in your lunch bag and eat directly from it, too

on Monday, August 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

We’ve mentioned a couple of different Unikia products for carrying your lunch in the past.  One was a Compleat Robust lunch box, one was a Compleat FoodSkin that cradled your sandwich to keep it together as you assembled it (see related posts at the end of this article).  Today’s product is the Compleat FoodBag.  Like theRead More…

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NuNaturals sweet giveaway!

on Monday, July 7th, 2014

A few weeks ago, the nice folks at NuNaturals sent me an email asking if they could send me a sample of their latest stevia based product – NuStevia Cocoa Syrup. Stevia is a natural plant based sweetener that has zero calories and zero carbs. Since I’m a diabetic, I was very excited to try aRead More…

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Freeze your own treats in these plastic zipper bags

on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

When I was a kid, my sisters and I loved frozen treats that we called Icicles.  There’s a similar treat available now called Otter Pops.  I’m not sure what those ice-pops were made from, but I’m pretty sure it was nothing but sugar and artificial color and flavorings.  With Zipzicle Pouches, you can serve yourRead More…

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Liftware gives those with hand tremors a better experience at meal time

on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Most of us take a lot for granted. We give almost zero thought to holding a spoon or fork, scooping up a bite of food, lifting it to our mouth and eating. It’s something we all do multiple times every single day. It’s a no-brainer. But for people who suffer from Essential Tremor and Parkinson’sRead More…

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Add a little personality to your Zoku Quick Pop Maker products

on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

We’ve told you about a variety of Zoku frozen treats makers, beginning with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker back in 2009.  That pop maker is still around, and Zoku has introduced an accessory kit that lets you add bits of fruit to your pop.  Using the cutters and the layout paddle, you can arrange smallRead More…

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Build your lunch on this LEGO block lunch box

on Monday, June 9th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

You can’t actually build with this giant LEGO, because the bottom lacks the indentations to join up the blocks, but you can use it as a very cool lunchbox.  The LEGO Lunchbox is shaped like a traditional 2X4 LEGO brick, but its top lifts off so you can store your lunch inside.  It measures 3.9″ XRead More…

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Summertime is ice cream time!

By: Greg Carter
on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Even if your passion for ice cream (or sorbet or frozen yogurt) is a year-round thing, summer is an especially fine time for sweet frozen treats. So what better time to introduce a fun gadget to create and serve up your very own bowl of ice cream? Williams-Sonoma is exclusively offering the Zoku Ice Cream MakerRead More…

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Assembling a taco is a snap with these plates

on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I hate when we have taco night.  I like tacos, but I hate assembling the thing only to have it tip over and spill everything out onto my plate the minute I set it down.  I don’t like those flat bottomed shells that stand on their own, because they are too wide and require tooRead More…

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Lure Dad to the Dark Side for Father’s Day

on Friday, May 30th, 2014

Forget cookies…  Come to the Dark Side for the M&M candies!  With one of these Star Wars candy dispensers for his office, Dad can have a constant supply of snacks from his candy dispenser topped with Darth Vader or Darth Maul.  You can even get special Star Wars themed M&M candies for his dispenser.  EachRead More…

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Is the AeroLife air-based nutrition system the future of food?

on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of AeroLife™ . All opinions are 100% mine. One day humans will no longer need to eat foods or drink liquids in order to receive their proper daily nutrition. Does that sound like a crazy idea? The AeroLife air-based nutrition system makes me believe aRead More…

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The world’s most flexible lunchbox comes from Norway

on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You spend time each morning carefully crafting your lunch sandwich just the way you like it, then you wrap it in waxed paper or a plastic zipper bag and put it in your lunchbag.  When lunchtime comes, you pull out your lunch only to discover your sandwich has fallen apart into a mess, with condimentsRead More…

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Ice the competition with this chess set

on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

If you like chess, but you need a new challenge or perhaps you’re just tired of the other player forever pondering his moves, this chess set will add a definite time constraint to the game.  The Ice Speed Chess Set  from ThinkGeek comes with two silicone molds that will make two complete sets of chessRead More…

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Cuppow BNTO – turn a canning jar into a Bento Box

on Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you’re looking to join the upcycle movement and make sure your cookies and milk don’t turn into soggy cookie soup before you can enjoy them, you need to check out the Cuppow BNTO canning jar lunchbox adapter. It’s a 6 oz BPA, BPS and phthalate free food-grade recycled plastic cup that fits into aRead More…

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Fizzy Farm planters bring the garden indoors

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Ever since my cancer adventure a couple years ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long…), I’ve changed a lot of things in my diet in order to become healthier. I cut out 95% of the diet soda that I drink by carrying a Bubba Brands Hero bottle full of iced tea to work everyRead More…

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Keep fresh herbs fresh longer with the Herb Savor

on Friday, May 17th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you like to use fresh herbs in your cooking but you’re tired of how quickly those expensive packets from the grocery store wilt, you need the Herb Savor from Prepara.  The Herb Savor has been proven to keep herbs fresh for up to three weeks.  You just place the herbs in the basket withRead More…

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Gears + chocolate = I want some!

on Friday, February 1st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

It’s almost the weekend folks. For me that means I can eat junk. Yay! I have this thing where I don’t eat sweets during the week, but starting Friday night, all bets are off. That’s why these edible gadget gears are calling my name right now. They are hand crafted chocolate candies made by Andie’sRead More…

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Star Wars Light-up Saber Chopsticks

on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Don’t feel that Mr Lucas has milked his series enough and feel the need to give him more money?  :)  These illuminated Star Wars Chopsticks are from NCSX  and are available for pre-order in Sith red or Jedi blue for $22.90 a pair.

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Excuse Me Sir, I Think That’s My Seat!

on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Ever been to a food festival or function where seating always seems to be at a premium?  Too scared to go get dessert in case your seat won’t be there when you get back? Well while Fakefoodonline creates fake food meant as props or for children, why not keep one of these in your gadget bag.  ThenRead More…

Liquiglide Could Fix Your Sticky Condiments Problems

on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Do you have a bunch of condiment bottles in the pantry sitting upside down so that you can get every last drop out?  Do you worry about how much condiment you’re actually throwing away because you just can’t get the last of it out of the bottle?  Sick of thumping that ketchup bottle and endingRead More…

Sushibot – Feed an army of hungry Sumos

on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The kids and I love making Sushi rolls, but it can be a tedious and slow process. The Sushibot was demonstrated at the World Food and Beverage Great Expo 2012 in Tokyo. Produced by Suzumo, a company that specialises in sushi making machines from domestic to commercial, the machine is capable of making up to 300 rollsRead More…

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Gogurt Slurp Saber – Buy you must?

on Monday, January 30th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

“Just in time for Star Wars Episode 1 in 3D”  - Gogurt glow-in-the-dark yogurt lightsabers. I’m just hoping that it’s not actually the yoghrt that glows in the dark.  More money spinners for the never ending Lucas franchise. Check out the video after the jump.

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A Totally Non-Tech Review…

on Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

This review has nothing to do with a new tech device, or case to protect it, or bag to carry it, or even some wild theory on the long awaited iPhone 5. Nothing like that. I am here to tell you, I have found the ultimate milkshake….yes, that is right, milkshake :). This magical dessertRead More…

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We All Scream for Homemade Ice Cream!

on Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you like homemade ice cream, but don’t like the large quantities that most ice cream makers produce, check out the Sassafras Ice Cream Maker from Sassafras Enterprises.  This little ice cream maker produces about 1 pint total, and you can even make two flavors at once.  You don’t need salt, and you don’t haveRead More…