Gear & Gadgets

4 Great Gifts for Coffee Lovers

We recently tested 10 of the newest coffee machines on the market. These four really stood out for their quality and capabilities, so if you have a coffee fanatic on your gift list, one of these just might be the perfect present. For the In-a-Hurry Connoisseur Bonavita’s new 8 Cup Coffee Brewer with Stainless Steel Lined Thermal Carafe streamlines perfect coffee down to one […]

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The Holiday Gift Every Gadget-Head Needs

Far from just another excuse to look at your phone, iDevices‘ bluetooth-enabled Kitchen Thermometer finds the sweet spot between extravagance and functionality that the gadget-lover cook will find irresistible. Yes, it’s “just” a kitchen thermometer. But the up-to-the-second cook temperatures as well as other useful info (such as the rate at which your food is cooking) delivered straight to your […]

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Five on Friday: Free Health & Wellness Apps to Download Right Now

Each Friday, we share five things that are getting buzz around the Cooking Light offices—from what we’re reading around the Web, to what’s hot on Instagram, or even our latest favorite ingredient.

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A Peachy Trick in Kitchen Tools: Teeth

Never mind the nirvana of freshly picked peaches. I’ve discovered a new tool that takes all my garden girl kitchen gadgets to task! Yes, the perfume of peaches is intoxicating and the rosy-glow skin makes everything seem peachy-keen. And yet it’s that same fuzzy skin that keeps me from enjoying every dripping ounce of my fresh harvest. When I peel peaches […]

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What to Do With 54 Pounds of Blackberries?

We have a joke at our farm, specifically describing my husband’s excitement for anything outdoors, his work ethic, and his hunger to grow: “Why do, when you can overdo?” Staring at my inky-purple stained fingertips as I type, it’s evident this applies to our ever-expanding blackberry patch. I’m just about outdone. I’ve been picking more than any Peter and his peck […]

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The Asian Grocery—More Than Just Esoteric Food

Given that lately my interests in food have gravitated more towards the East, I find myself at the Asian market quite frequently these days. And not just for those one or two hard-to-find ingredients (Gyoza skins, sweet glutenous rice flour, water spinach, Thai chilis  etc.) necessary for the authentic execution of a dish. And, yes, I get lost in the […]

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My New Favorite Cooking Gadget

This is a screenshot from my new favorite cooking tool, the iGrill2, which is scheduled to be released at the end of May. It has the ability to report up to 4 temperatures on your phone in a graph form. If you are a nerd (like me), you’ll love this. The top graph shows the temperature of my smoker, while the bottom shows the […]

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5 on Friday: Fab Florals

Get fresh with flowers that brighten a room, lift your mood, and tempt your taste buds. | by April Hardwick Bold Blossom Villeroy & Boch’s bread-and-butter plate is a guaranteed sensation on your spring tablescape. $13, villeroy-boch.com Edible Arrangement Handcrafted chocolate wildflowers filled with rose tea ganache or boozy rum-pecan caramel. $29/box of 9, johnandkiras.com Cheery Containers Stackable bowls that nest when not in use. […]

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Bonavita’s Winning Coffee Combo

I would hardly consider myself a coffee aficionado. I can’t even consider myself a real coffee snob… if I need caffeine, I’m going to very seriously consider drinking the burnt sludge at the bottom of the pot brewed 3 hours ago. It is what it is. But for the most part I stick with my French press: I like my coffee […]

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Great Gifts: 3 One-Pot Wonders

Whether you like oven, stove, or counter, these pots rule. SLOW FOODS RULE Put your new slow cooker to the test–see our entire collection of slow-cooker favorites, including slow-cooker desserts.

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