Rösle Garlic Press

I resolve to… buy quality cooking gadgets (…and thus cook more) A few years ago my husband and I decided that since we couldn’t go out to a fancy Valentine’s Day dinner, the next best thing would be to cook something special at home.  We came up with the idea for each of us to … Read more

Emile Henry Flame Top Tagine

I resolve to… get creative in the kitchen One thing our family absolutely loves is traveling, and while traveling we love to try new and exciting foods that are popular where we are.  It’s always fun to try something new and authentic and the best part is, whether it’s good or bad, you at least … Read more

Holiday Shopping at TJ Maxx and Marshalls

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 36 This past year has been all about saving money, which means that we really only go shopping when we have a huge coupon or when we’re headed to a discount store.  Because of this, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have been my main source of new clothing purchases and gifts … Read more

Mauviel M’héritage Professional Copper Cookware

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 26 When talking about the ultimate in kitchen luxuries, there really is no disputing the fact that copper cookware is at the top of that list.  Whether you are a gourmet cook or are just getting started, chances are that at one point or another you longed for a set … Read more

Shun Edo 8 ½” Chef’s Knife

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Day 10 There are certain things that I firmly believe you should buy top-of-the-line and knives are absolutely on that list.  Not only do they make food prep so much easier, it also makes the time spent in the kitchen so much more enjoyable. Since this time of year we all … Read more

Emile Henry Pizza Stone

Cozy At Home Event – Day 19 One of our favorite things to experiment with in the kitchen is with different types of pizza.  Because it is easy to make with whatever ingredients you have on hand, great for leftovers, and a big crowd pleaser, you really can’t go wrong with a fresh pizza pie … Read more

Wean Cubes Glass Baby Food Containers

Growing up I was fortunate to have a mother who was ahead of her time.  Although I remember some occasional resentment when everyone around me at lunchtime opened their lunch boxes to bright packaging and store-bought treats, the truth is, my mom was on the organic train before it really left the station.  From the time … Read more

Takeya Tea Maker

Cozy At Home Event: Day 14 Tea is the drink of choice here at Rave Central.  Whether it is served over ice or steaming in our special snowman mugs we use year-round, our tea cabinet is one of the most used cupboards in our kitchen.  Until recently, I thought we owned just about every cool … Read more

George Foreman Evolve Grill

Cozy At Home Event – Day 9 When I think of George Foreman, I automatically think of the iconic grill that was wildly popular during my adolescence.  I still remember all the healthy cooking commercials and the fact that just about everyone I knew owned their own George Foreman Grill.  In fact, my family owned two – … Read more

Spring Wardrobes (and More) for Less at TJ Maxx and Marshalls

   Saving money is top of almost everyone’s list right now, which is why I love that there are so many discount stores near me that I can go to when I’m shopping for holidays, birthdays, or just to get myself something special while keeping our budget intact.  Two of my favorite discount stores are T.J. … Read more