The single most convenient, time and energy saving piece of cookware in my kitchen is my pressure cooker. Most of my meals are ready in 15 minutes, which is at least a third of the time it would take to prepare them the usual way. Presto Pressure Cooker was my first pot I ever bought, and used it for over 20 years. During this time I only had to replace the gasket, and the pressure regulator (which I misplaced). Last year I finally let it retire, and replaced it with Splendid 2 in 1 Pressure Cooker by Fagor.
I enjoy baking cakes, and stacking them up into multi-layer tortes. However, layering cakes evenly could to be quite challenging. Once again, I was on a lookout for a gadget which would come to my rescue, and I found the “Cake Leveler”. It precisely levels and tortes cakes up to 10 inches wide, and adjusts up to 2 inches high (contains 10 notches).
It is quite simple, but works like magic. It is a “must have” for every cake decorator. The easy-to-adjust wire, which is stretched between two, notched for adjustment, legs of the holder, cuts perfect layers, while reducing crumbs.
Letter writing used to be the most popular, and least expensive, way of communicating with family and friends living abroad. Today, it is email, SKYPE, and phone (be it a land line or cell phone).
Our busy life style and poor economy compel us to search for convenience at lowest cost. As a result of my search for cheaper ways to make phone calls abroad, the following web site, www.comfi.com, is saving me a lot of money on phone card purchases, which I use to make phone calls from US to many different countries.
I really enjoy trying new recipes, especially if I am expecting a large family gathering. Feedback from multiple samplers helps me decide on winning recipes. This Christmas Bark recipe, really sparked my interest, because it is very easy to make, and turns a simple saltine cracker into a scrumptious delicacy. I am sure your family and friends will love it as well.
While shopping for stocking stuffer for Christmas, I visited a Kitchen Specialty Shop, and among other very interesting items, I came upon one that I was always wishing for….a reliable garlic chopper. I already have several onion choppers, but do not have a garlic chopping gadget.