Slow cookers make sense because they’re just plain-down convenient. I thought of it over and over again as I was working with the recipes for my soon-to-be-published Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook! . (WHAT?? You haven’t heard!? The new book is full-color and coming October 1!!)
When you make food in a slow cooker, everything is so easy. So quick. So delicious.
But I’ve also been paying attention to those other little tools I use all the time, because they help to make cooking easier and that much more convenient. I get grouchy when I don’t know where they are (like still in the dishwasher or stuck in the wrong drawer).
Here are 3 of my favorite gadgets—and we’re giving them away today if you answer the following question down below.
1. Progressive Citrus Juice and Measure (I call it my “lemon squeezer”). Use this and you’ll have no more seeds in your finished dish. And you’ll measure the lemon juice at the same time as you squeeze the fruit. Why didn’t they think of this before?! I love it for making “Blueberry Crisp,” on page 346 of Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook!
2. Kyocera Adjustable Ceramic Slicer. Okay, this looks innocent enough—but it is VERY sharp. So treat it with respect. Keep the guard nearby and use it when the potato you’re slicing is down to being only1 inch thick. This is SOOO fast! We have Scalloped Potatoes much oftener ever since I got a mandolin! See my new favorite recipe for “Scalloped Potatoes Supreme,” on page 227 of the brand NEW Cookbook!.
3. The ChopStir. Once you’ve used this, you’ll always want it when you’re browning ground beef or sausage. It breaks up those maddening clumps of meat like a dream. I whip it out when everybody begs for “Yummy Mexican Lasagna.” You’ll find that recipe on page 156 of the Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook!.
I hope you all win these wonderful tools! They make me so much happier in the kitchen.
And, hey you can place your pre-order for Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook! right now! Just click the following link ( Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook ) and you’ll be among the first to get copies as soon as the pages are dry!
(The manufacturers of these products do not know that we’re giving these items away.)
To enter Phyllis’ Gadget Giveaway, just answer the following question in the Comments section of this blog:
What is your favorite unusual kitchen gadget?
Scroll down to the very bottom of the page, type your answer into the Comments section, and you’re entered to win! (Or if you don’t have something to share, just say “Hi.” That’s fine, too.)
Just one entry per person. If you would like to respond to another entry, don’t worry; duplicate comments will be weeded out so everyone has an equal chance to win.
No entries after 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) today, August 8. We’ll post the one (1) lucky random winner here August 9. Don’t forget to check back to see if you won!
(The winners will be chosen completely at random. Winning is not based on the quality of your response.)