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A Party Tray For The Undecided

Party Traveler Set

Many people have one party treat that is their go-to creation for potlucks. And then, some people can never make up their mind. Whichever side of the fence one happens to fall on, the last thing anybody wants is to be restricted by equipment. When it comes to party treats, oftentimes that means getting the hors d’oeuvres to the party. (After all, there is a reason those crazy cake challenges on TV require the elaborate creations to be carried across the stage.) No matter what creation you’re inspired to bring, the Party Traveler Set can help you get it there.

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July 2, 2010   No Comments

Go Ahead: Double Dip That Chip

The Ooma Bowl

The dreaded double dip: nobody likes it except the dip-ee. But perhaps blame should not only fall upon the offending dipper, but also on the host. People will double dip: it is a fact of life. While there is no getting around human behavior, there is a solution to this understandably important problem.

The Ooma Bowl designed by Thomas Both gives hors d’oeuvre-lovin’ partygoers a chance to double dip to their heart’s content. The two-bowl design of the 16-ounce capacity (in total) dish is perfect for any number of combinations: chips and salsa, beans and rice, veggies and dip. A little this and a little that, and it doesn’t matter in which order–and all without any of that icky unintentional sharing.

February 27, 2010   No Comments

Easy slices, easy wedges

Progressive Tower Slicer and Wedger

Knife work can be tedious and dull, especially if your skills are a bit rusty. Even if you are sharp with a knife, chances are you could stand to hone your skills a bit more. Creating perfectly even slices and wedges takes machine precision that most home cooks simply don’t have. However, the Progressive Tower Slicer and Wedger does.

With a simple push, perfectly even slices or wedges can be made with this kitchen gadget. Just insert the particular blade you want, add your fruit or vegetable and plunge away. Complete with coordinating pushers and a cleaning comb, the 6-cup capacity slicer and wedger is perfect for handling the prep work for presentable salads and hors’ d oeuvres. All parts are dishwasher safe.

October 1, 2009   No Comments

Chilling with the hors d’oeuvres

Prodyne Appetizers on Ice with Lids

It is no accident that revelers at a party tend to congregate in either the kitchen or at the table spread. The kitchen is where the refrigerator is (holding all the beer) and the spread, wherever it may be set up, houses all the food. Clearly, these are the two best locations at any party. As the festivities reach into the night, inevitably, the beer is removed from the fridge, and the hors d’oeuvres are happily consumed. Usually.

If you find that your guests tend to flock into the kitchen, yet stay away from the food, you may need to reconsider your approach. Perhaps it’s not what your serving, but rather how you’re serving it. The Prodyne Appetizers on Ice with Lids serving tray keeps food fresh and chilled even as your guests warm up. The appetizers rest above a bed of crushed or cubed ice, and feature three double compartment upper food trays so as to maximize variety. There’s even a dip tray included at the center of the serving platter. To assure your guests do gather ‘round and keep the kitchen at least somewhat clear, the tray revolves, making it the perfect spinning accompaniment you want to have at your party.

August 21, 2009   No Comments

Lift & Serve Pan makes bite-sized baking a breeze

Lift & Serve Single Squares PanAnybody with a penchant for hors d’oeuvres is going to appreciate this nifty pan. From bite-sized quiche to tasty little cakes, creating petite snacks has never been easier.

The Chicago Metallic Lift & Serve Single Squares Pan bakes a dozen appetizing treats at a time. It features twelve individual cups each measuring 1¾-inch square by ¾ of an inch deep. When done, the delicate dishes pop right out of the nonstick pan simply by pushing up from underneath. Unlike other stubborn pans, the removable inserts help to lift the food out, leaving you with easy to handle delicious appetizers that are just a bite away.

March 2, 2009   No Comments