Monday, November 09, 2009

Curious Chef Featured In NY TIMES

Cooking Utensils Developed By Kids, For Kids!

Once upon a time, kids who showed an interest in culinary arts were given a packet of instant brownie mix and a miniature oven powered by a light bulb. But if your budding Jacques Pépin is begging for the latest Viking combi, indulge him instead with the latest cooking utensils from Curious Chef. The tools — including a whisk, spatula and rolling pin — are all bisphenol-A-free and scaled down to fit a child’s hands; the nylon serrated knives are effective for chopping a tomato, not your little sous-chef’s fingers. The 27-piece Foundation Set ($60; even comes with an apron and a chef’s hat. Anyone for petits fours?



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another Great Review on the Morningware Halogen Oven

Don't just take our word for it! Click here to read a fantastic review of the Morningware Halogen Oven from Vickilynn Haycraft of the Charlotte Housewares Examiner. She has even included a recipe for Vickilynn’s Whole Wheat Yeast English Muffins/Biscuits. Vickilynn has been a student of health and nutrition for 30 years, Vickilynn Haycraft has over 20 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer and cookbook author, as well as being full-time wife and mom to 5 children.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Great Place to Get and Exchange New Recipes Ideas

Found a great place to discover new recipe ideas on just about any ingredient you can imagine. is free to join and you can peruse 1000's of recipes, exchange your recipes with other and organize your recipes all in one location. You can join in about 30 seconds and best of all it is free. We did a quick search on chicken broth and the site brought up 6403 results. Didn't have time to look at all of them but there were certainly a gaggle of yummy sounding recipes. Let us know how it works for you.

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Cooking with Your Children

Inside all children is a natural desire to explore the world around them through a hands-on discovery process. Add in the ingredients of fun, some one-on-one time with adults, and the love for home cooked food, and you have stirred up the essence of Curious Chef®. is very happy to offer this complete line of cooking utensils for your child. The Curious Chef® line is a complete kitchen utensils line designed specifically for the budding chef in your kitchen. Curious Chef® wanted children to truly have their own set of kitchen tools and accessories so they could get excited about the cooking experience itself. In no time at all, your children will be gathering at the kitchen counter to concoct their very own edible creations. Made of nylon and silicone, this new line of children’s kitchen tools by Curious Chef ® are safe, made for tiny hands, and best of all, they actually work. Everything from nylon knives to measuring cups this line is all about creating a positive and fun experience in your kitchen by incorporating the elements of safety and vibrant color throughout our entire line.

The 27 piece Foundation Set is a great starter set for your assistant chef by providing all the tools necessary to get them started. The
Party Event Kits are party activities that end up with yummy food to eat.
The Build-a-Kitchen sets allows your assistant executive chef to build-up their kitchen tools as their curiosity and confidence in the kitchen grows.

The Curious Chef® line of kitchen utensils are designed for ages 5 and up are sure to provide you and your child with memories that will last a lifetime. All products comply with all relevant standards including CPSC lead- and BPA-free and package materials are made from recycled and/or earth friendly materials.

“In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.” Barbara Costikyan (10/22/84 New York Magazine)

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Great Father's Day Gift Idea's

According to Wikipedia Father's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving, and special dinners to fathers and family-oriented activities. The first observance of Father's Day is believed to have been held on July 5, 1908 in a church located in Fairmont, West Virginia, by Dr. Robert Webb of West Virginia at the Central United Methodist Church of Fairmont. would like to suggest a few gift ideas for your Dad.

The Pigtail Flipper has a sharp, spiral snare at the tip is cleverly designed to lightly pierce the edge of virtually any solid food for turning. A quick flip of the wrist and your food is turned to the other side. This is a 2 piece set features the 19" Pig Tail which is great at the BBQ and also handles indoor cooking tasks with ease. The 12" Baby Pig Tail is a wizard at the stovetop. Use it for sautéing, griddle work, and in the wok. Makes a great gift for the "Master Chef".

The Outset Digital Remote Meat Thermometer has two probes allowing you to monitor one or two items at the same time enabling you to create two separate levels of doneness. You can also cook to 2 differing levels of doneness on one food product. This digital cooking thermometer with two probes cook’s meats according to your taste level - from rare to well done - without the guesswork.

Bon Jour's best frother, now ready at all times. With the rechargeable
BonJour Primo Latte™ Frother there is no need to replace batteries again. Features a rechargeable base for easy countertop access.If your espresso maker doesn’t froth milk, you can still make creamy lattes and cappuccinos with this hand-held frother from BonJour.

The Margaritaville Tahiti let's you blend 3 separate 24-ounce frozen drinks so you can offer your party guests a variety of perfectly blended drinks in a flash. Simple to use and easy to drink. Just fill the extra-large hopper with ice, pour your ingredients into one of the blending jars, and press one of the six automated drink settings. That’s all it takes! The pre-programmed settings will shave the ice and blend the perfect Margaritas, Daiquiris, Coladas, Mudslides, Mojitos and Smoothies every time. It does all the work, and you get all the credit!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New All Natural Flavored Cane Sugars

Just a quick update to let you all know about an exciting new product line we just added to our store. Essential Cane™ has created a new and innovated assortment of flavored cane sugars produced without preservatives, additives, essential oils, or artificial colors or flavors. Essential Cane™ bonds natural, evaporated cane sugar that is pure and unrefined with exciting real flavors of Italian espresso beans, toasted sweet onions, Korintje cinnamon, whole fruit, berries, lemon and lime all with no extracts or colorings.

Available flavors are Blueberry, Cinnamon, Clove, Dark Cocoa, Espresso, Ginger, Green Chili, Habanero, Lemon, Lime, Raspberry, Sweet Onion, Tangerine and Vanilla Bean.

These flavors are wonderful for everything to rimming a glass of your favorite drink, to cakes, cookies and brownies. Perfect for creating quick and easy sauces for ham, seafood's, poultry, beef and even vegetables.

We have had the opportunity to use many of these flavors in our test kitchen and have yet to create anything that wasn't quick, easy and delicious. For a simple sauce we combined a little white wine, water and the Tangerine Flavored Cane sugar in a sauce pan and reduced that by half. When then finished it with a little butter. We grilled up some scallops on the BBQ and poured the sauce right over the top. We think the highlight of this sauce was that it wasn't overly sweet and had a great burst of citrus flavor which is a fabulous compliment on just about any seafood. Next time we are going to sauté in a little diced Jalapeño in our sauce for just a bit of heat. The uses for these wonderful flavored sugars are truly limited only by your imagination.

To learn more about these exciting new product simply click on the link. Cane Essentials™

Monday, January 19, 2009

Get Ready Now for the Perfect Valentine Brunch

The kids can help with this easy Valentine brunch. But you must order now to get your shipment by Valentine's Day. The Kalorik Heart Waffle maker makes perfect, heart-shaped golden waffles (6" diameter.)

The Kalorik Heart Waffle maker is so easy to use, it's child's play. A green light comes on when the unit is done preheating. Add waffle batter and the green light will come back on when the waffles are ready to serve.

Put the golden waffle on a red plate, add ¼ cup of cherry pie filling on top and dollop with whipped cream for a real Valentine surprise for your sweetie! Making whipped cream is a snap with the rechargeable BonJour Primo Latte™ Frother. It's great for mixing whipping cream.

For a little something special, get a bottle of champagne from your Bon Jour™ Seven Bottle Wine Cooler. It keeps champagnes chilled to the perfect serving temperature. Add orange juice to a ¾-full glass of the bubbly for a traditional Mimosa. Or pour peach juice instead for a heavenly Bellini to accompany your heart-shaped waffles.

Kalorik Heart Waffle maker has six temperature settings to control desired doneness. The unit has decorative stainless plate for the top cover as well as a base with nonskid pads and cord storage.

* Overheat safety protection / Cord storage at the bottom
* Makes perfect heart-shaped golden waffles (6'' diameter)
* Six temperature settings control desired crispness
* Non-stick coated cooking plate
* FDA approved coating

Order your Kalorik Heart Waffle maker now at

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