GIFTS: Kitchen Gift Ideas

What items did we add to THE NIBBLE’s kitchen this year? Check ‘em out! No, not these! Photo by Luca Baroncini | SXC. Here’s the first of our kitchen gift lists: Kitchen Gifts Under $35. In fact, some are as inexpensive as under-$10 stocking stuffers! These gifts aren’t necessarily glamorous, but they’re the most useful…
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KITCHENWARE: Need An Extra Oven For Thanksgiving?

If you have just one oven but lots of side dishes to cook for Thanksgiving, this clever, multi-tiered oven rack may work for you. You can cook multiple dishes at once—the yams, Brussels sprouts and stuffing, for example. The rack, which is 15″ x 11″ x 8¼”, holds up to three levels of heavy casserole…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Protect Yourself From Stove Fires

Tundra from First Alert: your first defense against kitchen fires. Cooking for Thanksgiving? Stove fires are the number one cause of home fires in the U.S. We’ve had one in THE NIBBLE kitchen. Here’s an important tip from The National Consumers League: Keep an oven mitt and a large pot lid next to the stove.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Ice Cubes

Our favorite ice cube trays from ISI Orka keep ice cleaner and fresher and color-code our “specialty” ice cubes. You can make festive ice cubes for holiday drinks without investing in special pumpkin- or holly leaf-shape ice cube trays. And you can do it more elegantly, too! Just freeze one of the following in each…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tools Of The Trade

Get a set of great kitchen knives and you’ll instantly be a better cook—everything you cut will look terrific. Dull blades don’t let you slice finely or crisply. They’re also dangerous—they require more force, which can lead to slips and cuts. (When was the last time you sharpened your knives? Look in your Yellow Pages…
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