Product Rave: Microplane Ultimate Citrus Tool

This special-series Microplane is absolutely fabulous for zesting lemons and oranges. Look at how perfectly it zested this orange, not touching an iota of the bitter white pith:

More about this tool and where to get it after the break…

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Say Hello to… Big Red


Isn’t she pretty? 🙂

I have been lusting after Le Creuset for about three years now, but getting a piece was never a priority. Well, some generous family members gave me some money for my birthday, so I pooled it together and gave Big Red a nice new home. I’m planning on making beef stew later this week, so I think that will be her inaugural meal… so excited!!

Texas Sheet Cake


I have been making this chocolate sheet cake recipe for about a year now and I have never been disappointed. I do wonder, though, how it managed to make its way into Cooking Light with the amount of butter and sugar that is in this recipe. No matter though, I do not discriminate! This is a very straightforward recipe to put together and to be quite honest – the icing makes this cake completely worth it. It is so intensely chocolatey and sugary that I often eat too much before putting it on the cake and need to wait before I have my first bite of cake 😉

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