There comes a time in every hot dog’s existence that it comes time to be eaten. Some enjoy a long, extended life, perpetually spinning on some Kwik-E-Mart hot dog rack. Others succumb to a fate where existence ends in a blink of an eye. Or, more specifically, the blink of hot dog eating contest champion Joey Chestnut’s eyes. Last year, the man ate 61 hot dogs and he holds the record for eating 69 hot dogs. He has won eight years in a row. That’s a lot of hot dogs!
It’s probably not a good idea to try to keep pace this Fourth of July — and I doubt many of you have 70 hot dogs for each person hanging out in the fridge — but there is a benefit (actually many) to eating hot dogs the good old fashioned way: hot dog buns!
Th Knox Hot Dog Steamer with 2 Bun Warmers is a home hot dog maker that also warms hot dog buns. The funny-looking kitchen gadget cooks a batch of six hot dogs in about eight minutes. That’s not fast enough to keep up with our nation’s hot dog champs, but consider that a good thing!
What?! They eat the buns too in these contests? Insanity. Please ignore the above and instead pretend there is a joke about cooking six hot dogs for only two buns.
July 1, 2015 No Comments
Know someone who may be a bit prickly before they get their morning coffee or tea? The Cactus Mug and Spoon Set understands. The countertop decor is whimsical and functional and provides a go-to drinking vessel that’s always within reach. However, depending on the morning, it may be the cactus mugs that end up getting pricked!
June 24, 2015 No Comments
Does your butter have herbs in it? Garlic? Little pieces of sausage? It could. Well, maybe you don’t really want the last one, but customizable butter doesn’t have to be far away.
The Paderno World Cuisine Fresh Butter Maker (with instructions) is a butter churn for home kitchen use. Consisting of a hand crank and a jar, the kitchen tool takes cream from liquid to butter in minutes (along with some elbow grease).
Of course, it doesn’t take one of these things to make flavored or seasoned compound butter, since there is still the matter of shaping it after the whey has been tipped off. But as long as you’re playing with butter, might as well make it fresh. Yum!
June 16, 2015 No Comments
The Silicone Lemon Squeezer Pouch from Kitchen Allure has nothing to hide (except lemons). The name says it all: You slice a lemon, put it in the pouch and squeeze. The seeds stay in the silicone pouch, while the freshly squeezed lemon juice pours through little strainer holes onto waiting food or drinks below. Adding a splash of citrus is sure to brighten up faces of eaters and drinkers alike — and this time not from getting citrus in the eye!
June 8, 2015 No Comments
Spiralizing has hit the big time. Now, the no-longer elusive spiral cut can be found lurking right out in the open on the kitchen countertop via an attachment for the popular KitchenAid stand mixer.
Attaching to the Power Hub, the KitchenAid KSM1APC Spiralizer Attachment with Peel beefs up the stand mixer’s arsenal while prettying up the results. Popular for making delicate and whimsical shapes out of veggies, spiralizers add an interesting texture to otherwise ordinary meals. The new number one best seller in mixer parts and accessories, the spiral cutter takes spiralizers from novelty item to legitimate prep tool.
June 2, 2015 1 Comment
Got a nose? Have a face? Use your mouth? Well, then. You are in luck! These Party Animal Face Coasters will liven up the party indoors and out. Perhaps taking their design cue from people holding LP record covers over their faces, the drink coasters hold one major advantage over that activity, namely, being able to see while holding the thing up to your face. Taking a swig from the beverage however, might get a bit messy. But that’s okay, you animal!
May 27, 2015 No Comments