Wusthof Chai Dao 7 Inch Hollow Edge Knife

There are few things I get excited more about as a chef than a brand new knife, ESPECIALLY when that knife comes from Wusthof! If you have read a few of my culinary reviews and past culinary school stories you will know that 99% of my knife kit is now Wusthof. I am brand loyal because they just fit my hands so damn good! I have a go-to knife for most everything but when it comes to chopping … [Read more...]

iRobot, Do You? Roomba 650 Vacuum Review

There was a time in my life that I would never have thought I could sit or sleep or even run errands while the house is vacuumed. It sounds crazy just typing it! Roomba, made from the pioneering intelligent electronics company iRobot, began making self guided vacuum units that can literally vacuum your floor all on its own, I was sent a iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum to test and was more surprised at my … [Read more...]

Putting My Sniffer To The Test: #NoseBlind Experiment with Febreze Review & Giveaway

Have you ever walked into someones home and smelled a smell that is off, but didn't say anything? Like that one time you went to a friend's house and you instantly could smell animal "stuff" but your friend seemed oblivious? Febreze calls this being Nose Blind. The nose has become accustomed to the smell and can't detect anything wrong. In my own home, I become Nose Blind when I am home and don't … [Read more...]

Don’t Fear The Cleanup : EASY-OFF® Fume Free Oven Cleaner #easyoff

As much as I don't like my kitchen or appliances, I have to thank my oven because all of the recipes on this blog pretty much were made with it. It isn't pretty but it works. As such, it needs cleaning more often because as a budding pastry chef, I bake a lot more than a regular chef. Okay let me be honest here, I am one of those chefs that can cook AND bake. What it boils down to (pun intended) … [Read more...]

Mealtime Made Faster With Wolfgang Puck’s Pressure Oven

I have cooked food with just about every method there is; open fire, propane grill, electric, natural gas, microwave (ew) induction, convection, and now pressure cooking. I was asked to try the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven and had no problem saying YES. When it arrived I squealed at the box, giddy with excitement! This oven is different from a toaster oven. This oven uses pressure to infuse … [Read more...]

An Easier Way to Deal With Grease: Easy Greasy

We all love the chore of draining meat. Oh wait, we don't? OF COURSE NOT. For me personally it sucks. We have a well and septic so we don't get to have a garbage disposal. That means all the grease has to go in the trash. I usually end up melting my bag with the hot grease and always losing some big chunks! Not anymore, not with the Easy Greasy! This nifty invention, invented by a mom in … [Read more...]