Freebie Fridays: Calling All Busy Cooks!

August 27, 2010 | By | Comments (115)

Clip_image002 The September issue is out, and I’m sure you’ve noticed it’s packed full of tips, recipes, and tricks for the busy home cook…and doesn’t that describe each and every one of us? This week we’re giving away two tools that aim to make quick work of chopping, grating and prepping from a great kitchen gadget company, OXO.

But first, a recap from last week’s giveaway. Congrats to Gayle with her mouth-watering description on Spicy Corn on the Cob Soup that made us rush to find the last juicy ears of summer corn.

 

“Spicy Corn on the Cob Soup is an end-of-summer treat that I wish I could have all year. The ‘naked’ cobs are simmered with sautéed onion, jalapeno, celery, cumin and turmeric, and the corn is added (and cobs removed) for the last half of simmering. Garnish with chopped green onions.”

 

And in response to @LaureeAshcom who smartly commented that these giveaways shouldn’t be limited to Facebook fans only…we hear you. This week, we encourage you to like us on Facebook or follow on Twitter for a chance to win. In the coming weeks, we’ll change it up again. We don’t want to leave anyone out.

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This week’s winner will receive an OXO Hand-Held Julienne Slicer that makes quick and precise work of carrots, cucumber, and other veggies for salads, stir-fries, and even sushi. The winner will also receive an OXO Pro Hand Held Grater, which has a blade that allows you to grate from both directions (making it faster). This is ideal for hard cheese, chocolate, zest, ginger, and garlic.   41FN7CDXS6L._SL500_AA300_

 

Step 1: “Like” us on Facebook (use the Facebook box to the right and click “Like” if you don’t already like us) OR follow us on Twitter @Cooking_Light.

 

Step 2: Describe for us here in 50 words or less how you use your favorite kitchen gadget to get dinner on the table in a flash. Entries should be typed into the comments field of this blog post. Entries are due by Monday, August 30 at 11:59 a.m. EST.

 

Editors will select their favorite based on originality, creativity, and how well you address our question. Winner will be notified via email by Sept 2, 2010. For full contest rules, click here.

COMMENTS

  1. high battery

    The Pampered Chef chopper is awesome. I can booty an onion and accept it in cut up in no time (while accepting my frustrations out!) and all with no tears. It additionally works affably on added veggies or herbs. After I am done with it, it goes beeline in the dishwasher. It makes it accessible to add veggies to my meal.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm
  2. high battery

    The Pampered Chef chopper is awesome. I can booty an onion and accept it in cut up in no time (while accepting my frustrations out!) and all with no tears. It additionally works affably on added veggies or herbs. After I am done with it, it goes beeline in the dishwasher. It makes it accessible to add veggies to my meal.

    September 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm
  3. Ellen

    A good sharp knife!

    September 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm
  4. Belinda

    My favorite multi-purpose gadget is my glass cutting board (which I got on sale for $16). I handwash it after use & then put it in the dishwaser without any fear of damaging it. You can’t do that with a WOODEN cutting board.

    August 31, 2010 at 8:19 am
  5. Sarah

    Hmm, I had to think long and hard to answer this one..One consideration I would have to be my Japanese knife..I have packed it in storage and its the thing I miss the most I have to say.Its sharp,easily used, balanced and like an old friend!

    August 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm
  6. Shannon

    My mandolin is the heart of my kitchen. It is an appreciated helping hand with all of the fast slicing and julienning that I need to do. It helps me reshape the expression “fast food” into fast and healthy food. My family and their bellies are truly grateful!

    August 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm
  7. melissa cannon

    my current favorite gadget is my pineapple corer. love how it makes a string of pineapple slices. makes it really quick & easy to add pineapple end of summer meals. we’re currently on a kick of having grilled pineapple on burgers & this really makes prep & clean up easy!

    August 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm
  8. karen mooney

    kitchen tongs – I use them to heat up tortillas over the gas flame, quickly flip meat in a pan or grab hot potatoes out of the oven.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm
  9. Christine

    I use my easy-to-clean garlic chopper daily – it was a bridal shower present. I make sure that all newlywed couples I know own one. :-)

    August 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm
  10. Emily

    I love my garlic twist mincer, a round plastic device that – with a twist – dices garlic cloves finely. Garlic is such a key flavor in my dishes, and the smell of it cooking in oil inspires me to get creative in the kitchen after a long day.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm
  11. Emily

    I love my garlic twist mincer, a round plastic device that – with a twist – dices garlic cloves finely. Garlic is such a key flavor in my dishes, and the smell of it cooking in oil inspires me to get creative in the kitchen after a long day.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm
  12. Andrea

    Cant pick between my Garlic Press or my Tongs… both I cant live without.

    August 30, 2010 at 5:26 pm
  13. betsy

    okay it wouldn’t be a “gadget” but I have always used Rachel Ray’s suggestion of a “Garbage Bowl” throw everything in there as you go so you stay focused and organized, which helps speed things up :)

    August 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm
  14. Marie Davis

    My favorite kitchen gadget is the OXO peeler. My parents have a ton of home-grown cucumbers and I use it to make super-thin slices of cucumbers for a tangy cucumber and onion salad.

    August 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm
  15. Lisa

    My fav OXO product is still the veggie peeler, it is a workhorse and effortlessly peels a pile of veggies.
    Hands down fav gadget would be our Zyliss pizza cutter which makes quick and easy work of cutting, flat breads, pizzas and even a pan brownies or bar cookies.

    August 30, 2010 at 11:59 am

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