Kitchen toys, I have a weakness for them! My recent buy from Williams Sonoma’s was a OXO Mandoline. I’ve always seen them used on TV but I never owned, much less used one ever. It’s kinda scary at first- felt like I was going to cut my finger! But it takes some getting used too.
So far, I used it to thinly slice apples for a tart dish, and to cut sweet potatoes for a casserole dish:
When I started this blog I thought the hard part would be gathering pictures. To my surprise, it’s keeping up with writing down all these darn recipes! Well, I guess it’s time for me to just release these photo’s from my draft box and update with recipes later. Also, I’m still struggling with figuring out how to video tape myself cooking and cook at the same time -_- My laptop has a camera but the angle is always awkward and doesn’t catch everything. HELP!!! ANYONE OUT THERE!!!
It’s that time of year when I go digging in my storage cabinet, dust-off and crank-up the crock pot! Pot roast is my favorite dish to make in the crock pot (Check out the following post for the recipe). I feel like I don’t utilize this kitchen appliance nearly as much as I should. Crock pot cooking is so simple and stress free! Basically, you throw all ingredients (usually roughly chopped) with a little liquid in the pot, cover and let it slow cook for 4-8 hours dependent on the dish ingredients. Even though I never do this (because I’m paranoid about leaving electrical things on while I’m gone), you can prep your crock pot in the morning before work, and you will have a succulent home cooked meal by the time you return home after 5pm. I use mine on lazy Sundays. If you don’t got one, I highly recommend that you get one! You may not use it everyday, but when you do, the results are remarkable. I guess I’ve been using mine as a “special occasions appliance”. I guess I need to try out some new dishes in my crock pot!