Category Archives: Kitchen Appliances

Meatball Mania

My husband Richard absolutely loves meatballs. For Christmas, I asked for this meatball maker. I found out about it from my friend Mattie’s Blog . She also loved this because the meatballs browned evenly in less then 15 minutes. In … Continue reading

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US Senate Bean Soup

I got this recipe from “Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker Cookbook.” and have wanted to make it for awhile. If you google Senate Bean Soup you will get a zillion hits 1 lb dry navy beans picked over; soaked in … Continue reading

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Barbecue without using a Barbecue

I have a beautiful 5 burner gas grill and a few months ago, after using it, I forgot to turn off one of the burners. Sadly, I ran out of propane gas. I guess I haven’t been paying attention to … Continue reading

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Pyrex and Anchor Hocking Exploding

This morning I read the article in “Consumer Reports” about the Pyrex and Anchor Hocking glassware exploding into shards. I have been using these products since the 70’s. I no longer own those products, I have the newer versions purchased … Continue reading

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Lasagna in the Crockpot, yeah really

When my husband Richard says “This is on the list,” I know it came out delicious. I made this dish yesterday morning after thumbing through my “Fix it and Forget It” Cookbook. I really didn’t believe this could be done … Continue reading

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Oktoberfest at the McCarty’s

Richard and I love German food! Of course, I think the beer has something to do with it and always this time of year we celebrate Oktoberfest with Spaten Dark Beer.         Our favorite German restaurant in … Continue reading

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Smooth and Elastic

Yup, that’s what the recipes always say when they speak about kneading bread. When I first started years ago, I had no idea what dough *SHOULD* look or feel like before the first rise. Being young, I didn’t have the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a New York Pizza Snob

Being from New York, I’m kind of a “Pizza Snob” It’s funny, Richard, although he lived in New York, never realized how superior New York pizza was compared to other places. When we went back in 1994, he got a … Continue reading

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Wolfgang Puck Immersion Blender with attachments

This is a wonderful appliance that I got for my birthday about 2 years ago. I actually wanted it because it came with a neat little case which made it very easy to store. I also liked the length which … Continue reading

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