125 Best Toaster Oven Recipes Cookbook

A Guide to Toaster Oven Cooking by Linda Stephen

Go beyond mere toast and pizza. Your Cuisinart countertop toaster oven can cook entire meals. From appetizers to dessert, party dishes or everyday fare, your toaster oven will do the job quickly and easily. 125 Best Toaster Oven Recipes presents recipes especially for toaster oven cooking.

The small size of a toaster oven allows it to heat up more quickly, thus keeping your entire kitchen cooler and saving energy. It just makes sense, especially when cooking for just one or two people. And since it sits on the countertop, there's no bending and reaching to use it -- great for older folks.

Start out with this toaster oven cookbook and see where your imagination can take you.

See you
in the kitchen!

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This post was originally written in 2009 and has been recently moved to this website.

Real Men Fry Turkeys

Real Men Fry Turkeys is a fun turkey- and BBQ-themed apron for the man who is cooking your turkey. It  is perfect novelty gift idea for the husband, boyfriend, brother whomever you know that takes pride in cooking his turkey in the backyard or just manning the grill. It would be a great choice for dad on Father's Day, too and it will not break the bank.

See you
in the kitchen!
Brenda

Click here to order this Real Men Fry Turkeys apron from Amazon.

Cuisinart Toaster Oven TOB 195 Review

Cuisinart's Countertop Convection Toaster Oven Review

This Cuisinart Toaster Oven TOB 195 does it all. A convection oven that bakes, broils, and toasts...and does it all in a small space on the countertop. Big enough to bake a 12-inch pizza, it serves as a handy second oven when you're entertaining. Or use it as your primary oven and keep your kitchen cooler while you keep energy costs down. Its 0.6 cubic foot capacity will hold an entire chicken for baking.

This Cuisinart stainless steel toaster oven has electronic touch pad controls and a brushed chrome interior so it's easy to clean, inside and out. Digital controls let you set the temperature with no guessing, and an alarm lets you know when the oven has reached that precise setting. Then Cuisinart's Exact Heat sensor maintains the desired temperature so everything is done to perfection.

Love the stainless steel exterior of the Cuisinart TOB 195 toaster oven. It looks great on the countertop. It heats fast, it cooks fast, and it cleans up easy. Life just got so much easier!

See you
in the kitchen!
Brenda

Click here to read more about this Cuisinart Toaster Oven on Amazon.

Fashionable Lunch Bags

You can carry your lunch in style with an attractive Sachi lunch bag! You no longer have to brown-bag your lunch or carry an ugly tote bag. These fashionable lunch bags are as stylish as your handbag.

You can go wild with polka dots in your choice of colours or share your chic, savvy side with a black quilted lunch bag. You can punch it up in orange and pink as shown in this bag, my favorite, with the bright and bold orange and pink paisley pattern.

There are many great designs and colours to choose from. I have just shared my favorite. You can see all of Amazon's Sachi lunch bags by clicking here.  I think anyone of them would be a great gift idea for mom and you can choose the color according to her taste.

See you
in the kitchen!
Brenda

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Please note this page was originally written in 2011 and published on another website.

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes Book Review

Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat


I waited anxiously for June 2nd, 2009, the date when Martha Stewart's Cupcakes book was released and I was not disappointed.


I had used many of her recipes before including one for cupcakes that she demonstrated on her show several years ago called Billy's Vanilla Vanilla. Arguably, this was not her recipe but rather one from a bakery called Billy's Bakery in New York City. However, it was delicious, as the recipes in her Cupcakes cookbook have proven to be.


Mine are not always pretty like Martha's or yours, but they are usually yummy and, in my house, where live two hungry teenage boys with myself and one hungry man, presentation takes the back seat or even the trunk, to taste.


"Hot, Hot, Hot," that is how I would describe cupcakes right now. They are very trendy and people are craving them. (Is that a surprise to you?) According to Martha's website, 'cupcake' is one of the most searched for terms on their site! It is not surprising then that she decided to create this cookbook that features 175 recipes for little cakes and their frostings, fillings and toppings. The book includes classic recipes like devil's food and unusual recipes like peanut butter and jelly ones. Naturally, each recipe features a full-color photograph and lots of ideas for decorating and presenting it as only she knows how to do.

The book is a paperback book with 352 pages packed full of great ideas. There is, of course, an introduction from Martha herself. Then there is a section called Cupcakes for Any Day which takes up the greater part of the book (the recipes) and includes numerous sub-sections according to the type of cupcake.

If you weren't already hungry when you picked up this book, you will be once you've read the introduction in which Martha tells the story of asking her guests what cupcakes mean to them.

If the adjectives in the introduction don't make you hungry, the great pictures throughout this book certainly will. I'll admit to really wanting a chocolate one - the Devil's Food one. I also find the sound of the Strawberry and the Lemon Meringue ones tempting, albeit for wildly different reasons. The strawberry one is tempting because it is absolutely beautiful but the lemon meringue one is tempting because of my previous experience with Martha's Mile-High Lemon Meringue soup, oops, I mean pie. (Find that story here.) I will definitely have to try the lemon recipe because I know I will be successful with them.


See you
in the kitchen!
Brenda

More Cupcake Reading:



Bakers Should All Have One Of These Amazing Aprons!

A Tupperware Rectangular Cake and Cupcake Taker
If you carry them from your home to elsewhere, you should invest in a quality carrier like this one by Tupperware.

Which Is Better a Cupcake or a Cookie?
We've debated which is better...find out what we think and throw in your thoughts on the matter!

The Best-Ever Maple Cupcakes, A Maple Syrup Recipe
Yummy! That's the only word for these little guys!

The Cupcake Girls Bakery Show
Learn more about Canadian television series.

Please note this page was originally written in 2009 and published on another website.

The Carrot Seed: A Classic Springtime Children's Picture Book

The Carrot Seed is a vintage 1945 children’s picture book that teaches how to plant and grow a carrot seed and about the patience required to wait for a seed to take life.

Ruth Krauss's book is a classic. It features illustrations by Crockett Johnson who is the creator of the popular children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon.

The book shown here is a fairly recent hardcover edition, the 60th Anniversary Edition, which was printed in 2004.  I prefer to give hardcover versions of books that I know will be treasured and read over and over again because they will stand up to all that love and even be suitable to pass on to the next generation.

The Carrot Seed has NEVER been out of print, which is pretty amazing. That is 70 years of constant readings. It is  recommended for children aged 4 to 8 years old and definitely a great book choice for celebrating springtime.

Happy Spring!
Brenda

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