PRODUCT REVIEW: Bosch Tassimo Coffee System

When we last tried the Tassimo Hot Beverage System in 2005, it was fresh out of development with a huge ad campaign, and a few flaws. Since then, it has a new manufacturer and a vastly improved delivery. It also has what environmentalists might consider a flaw. Given the green movement and the desire of…
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PRODUCTS: Everything Old Is New Again

Gourmet cookware manufacturer Le Creuset has launched its new color for 2009: White. Our thoughts: This looks like all the white, enameled cookware we got rid of when we traded up to Le Creuset years ago. We prefer jubilant colors in our kitchen, such as Le Creuset’s red, yellow and blue cookware, which also look…
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HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN: Affordable Gifts, Great Recipes, Food Fun!

Who wouldn’t be happy to get a luscious brownie gift? Shown here, Mari’s New York Brownies. If you want to avoid the holiday shopping crowds, we have the solution: delicious gifts that are just a point and click away (or you can phone in your order). We’ve created “favorite gift lists” in 14 different categories…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Observe & Serve

Look for serving pieces that double as objets d’art. Bowls, pitchers and trays fall into this category: You can showcase them all year as room decor, then put them to use as needed during formal dinners. If you like to collect and have more items than room to display them, rotate pieces on a schedule…
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NEW PRODUCT: Alligetter Retrieves Hard-To-Reach Items

  People who drop one too many things down the garbage disposal may wish to spend $19.99 for the Alligetter retrieval tool. It keeps fingers and hands safe, and eliminates the “yuck” factor of reaching in to, say, the garbage disposal (according to research, there are more germs in a sink and garbage disposal than…
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