Although we all strive to make the perfect cocktail, few of us can truly be called mixologists. No need to pretend you know how to make a Hemingway Daiquiri. The next time you host a cocktail party try a simple punch served up in one of these beautiful glasses. … READ MORE »
In my house, however much pasta you make, you must eat! (This, I believe, is the unofficial slogan of Italy.) But because I never correctly estimate a proper portion of noodles (particularly long ones like spaghetti, fettuccine, etc.), and always air on the side of more, I end up eating a lot more than I… READ MORE »
For me, the most annoying part of cooking in my tiny kitchen are all the scraps that get in the way. Chop one cucumber and my counter is practically overtaken. Forget about an entire salad. Good news! There’s a kitchen appliance for your scrap issues. The Scrap Trap provides extra prep space by trapping your… READ MORE »
A kitschy kitchen is what I aspire to. Dinner conversation will cease to be dull with this pencil salt and pepper mill, perfect for the literary set. You got an “A” in English, but now you will earn top marks in seasoning. This shaker set will give even your most lowbrow dinners an air of… READ MORE »
Your spoons only deserve the best, even when they’re dirty. Keep your counters clean and your cooking accoutrements sitting pretty with this stiletto spoon rest. Best part is, these heels are stainless steel. So when you’re done stirring your sauce or mixing your batter, just throw this pump in the dishwasher. … READ MORE »
The great thing about shopping for a foodie is that there is always some new gadget, gizmo, or simple tool that makes cooking easier. If she’s the type of chick who loves to bake her own bread, make sausage from scratch, and doesn’t think cheese should be anything but freshly grated, here are 10 gifts that will… READ MORE »
– Buy small appliances such as toasters, microwaves, and can openers that can be mounted underneath cabinets.
– Swap a knife blick for a magnetic strip on the wall.
– Instead of storing utensils in a canister, install a stainless steel rod with matching S hooks on the backsplash and… READ MORE »
Nobody has filing cabinets anymore. I mean, well, most people don’t! Who has papers, after all, when everything’s stored conveniently on hard drives? But that doesn’t mean you should throw your bulky home filing systems away just yet. They can be handily re-purposed as raw surfaces for the kitchen or living room. Shown here, a… READ MORE »
Forget about those big wood platters — cutting boards don’t have to be boring! You’ll want to proudly display this brightly animated board in your kitchen like it’s a piece of foodie art. Chopping vegetables has never been so adorable. Now, just don’t get freaked out by bacon, coffee, and grapefruit with faces on it! READ MORE »
Don’t you want to taste the rainbow? This set of three Crate & Barrel stoneware dishes in red, yellow and robin’s egg blue will be just the pop of color you need among all the other “blah” metal pots and pans in your cabinets. And when your cookware is this cute, there’s no need to… READ MORE »
We know you’re cookin’ up something this Valentine’s Day and with these heart-shaped mixing bowls, you can make sure you do something in the kitchen, too! The pink, white and red set from Target might evoke the colors of February 14, but they’ll look funky-cute as you bake all year round. Plus, they fit inside… READ MORE »
I am a complete kitchen ignoramus, but I have fanciful dreams of becoming a top chef. I may have to lower my expectations just a tad but I am still determined to learn how to cook. After the jump some stylish and affordable cooking supplies to get me started. … READ MORE »
Don’t have enough closet space? Join the damn club. Who amongst us does not trip over, like, three pairs of shoes each morning because we’ve got nowhere to store them?
But now The New York Post introduces us to the ladies and gentlemen who put our closet space woes to shame: “kitchenistas,” who… READ MORE »
The culinary-minded boozehounds of the world (aka pretty much anyone who eats and takes a gander into the kitchen once in a while) will love this news: Recipe and food mega-site Epicurious is now recommending a few alcoholic grape juice options that jibe well with whatever recipe you choose to whip up. Working with the… READ MORE »
Ten things you’ll want, yes, but also ten things you’ll need. Getting married, buying for friends, or just looking to shop for yourself, these ten items will help you comfortably survive a nuclear war. … READ MORE »