Food

10 kitchen gadgets under $10 you need now

One of two things is about to happen. 1) You'll click through this list and instantly go to Amazon to buy these products or 2) You'll leave wishing you had these gadgets already. Prepare yourself for an ideal kitchen setup, on the cheap.

1. Pie crust shield

Get it on Amazon

2. Something to help you transfer chopped goods

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No more using your knife or trying to carry the cutting the board to the pot, pan, or bowl. No more trying to keep chopped ingredients from falling everywhere. This is so simple, yet genius.

Under $7 Amazon

3. A 3-in-1 avocado utensil

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People love their avocados and guac. Get this crafty 3-in-1 tool and you'll be in guac heaven.

It's $9.95 on Amazon

4. Standing sandwich bag clips

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You only have two hands when you're alone in the kitchen, despite sometimes needing four. These bag holders will change your life.

Only $4.99 on Amazon

5. A pair of claws to hold your cooking utensils

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It's always awkward trying to find the right place to set down a saucy spoon. No more!

It's $8.99 on Amazon

6. One peeler to rule them all

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It attaches to your hand, for Pete's sake. Why didn't someone invent this sooner?

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7. De-core your pineapple sans frustration

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If you own one of these gadgets, you don't have to think twice about all the work that goes into prepping the pineapple for consumption. This will save you time and get you a lot less sticky than alternative methods.

It's only $5.99 on Amazon

8. Finally, a colander for most cans

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Say goodbye to using the lids to drain juice from canned goods; and while you're at it. This is easier and much less dangerous.

It's $2.50 on Amazon

9. An ice cube tray not subject to freezer laws

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This tray if a must have if your fridge/freezer doesn't have an ice dispenser. It fits in tight crevices — horizontal or vertical — and will make you proud of all those hours you spent playing Tetris as a child.

It's $9.99 on Amazon

10. A quick and efficient knife sharpener

Time to ressurrect those dull blades. This little gadget will keep you cutting and chopping long term.

It's $5.99 on Amazon

Food

18 tweets about food that are simply too funny to be left alone

If you're not very familiar with Twitter, here's the basic concept. Just like any other social media site, you create and account and then can connect with people. Some people have a lot of followers and others don't. A Twitter user has 140 characters or less to say what they want to say. So, the communication is concise.


Some of these people are famous, others aren't. Regardless, they all said something on Twitter about food that we thought was funny. Now, it's time to enjoy.

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Food

What type of foodie are you?

The game is simple. Once you find your first word, scroll down to see what type of foodie you are.

If you saw this on Facebook, just scroll down and find your result. Don't forget to share with your friends.

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9 Recipes that totally prove being a copycat can be a good thing

"Copycat!" Yeah, we all heard it a thousand times growing up, and usually, it had a negative connotation about it. But the truth is, being a copycat isn't always a bad thing — especially when it comes to delicious food. Here are just a few examples of copycat recipes worth your time.

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8 Smoothies that will take your day from good to great

You can make fruit smoothies any time of the year, but there's something so satisfying about having them when it's warm outside.

We've compiled a list of smoothies that are easy to make (you probably have the ingredients already) and taste delicious. Let's get our smoothie game on!

Sunrise Smoothies

You can make fruit smoothies any time of the year, but there's something so satisfying about having them when it's warm outside.

We've compiled a list of smoothies that are easy to make (you probably have the ingredients already) and taste delicious. Let's get our smoothie game on!

From the chef: "This recipe reminds me of a sunny morning, it will certainly brighten your day!"

Ingredients

1 cup orange juice

3/4 cup vanilla yogurt

1 1/2 cups frozen peaches

1 banana

6 baby carrots (sliced in half)

See the full recipe and directions here.

Banana Berry Smoothie

From the chef: "There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a fresh fruit smoothie. We like banana and berry, but you can exchange any favorite fruit."

Ingredients

12 ounces plain yogurt (2, 6 oz cherry vanilla)

1 bananas

10 strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

3/4 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon honey

15 ice cubes (15-20)

See the full recipe and directions here.

Banana Granola Smoothie

From the chef:"Make this delicious post-workout smoothie at home with delicious ingredients such as Greek yogurt, bananas, and granola!"

Ingredients

1 banana (ripe)

6 ounces plain greek yogurt (Chobani 2%)

1/2 cup granola

1/4 cup Muscle Milk protein powder (2 scoops, vanilla, optional)

2 teaspoons Vanilla extract

1/4 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened, or any milk you have)

4 ice cubes

See the full recipe and directions here.

Healthy Cake Batter Smoothies

From the chef:"These only taste decadent! Full of fruit and protein, it will keep you going all morning."

Ingredients

6 ounces vanilla yogurt (greek)

1 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened (or use regular milk with a dash of vanilla extract))

2 tablespoons funfetti cake mix (or yellow, dry)

1 frozen banana (I like to peel and slice a banana before I freeze it. Then wrap the slices in plastic wrap)

1 teaspoon sprinkles (1-2 teaspoons rainbow sprinkles (for topping))

See the full recipe and directions here.

Skinny Chocolate Banana Power Smoothies

From the chef: "These Skinny Chocolate Banana Power Smoothies are healthy, low-cal, and packed with energy-providing protein, fruit, and coffee. In my mind, chocolate is the perfect way to start my day!"

Ingredients

1 banana (frozen, I like to slice my over-ripe bananas, place them in a Ziploc bag, and then freeze them until)

1/4 cup coffee (room temp or cold)

1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)

1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (Greek)

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

See the full recipe and directions here.

Healthy Oat Smoothies

From the chef: "Ground oats, yogurt, and frozen fruit lend these wholesome, filling Healthy Oat Smoothies a thick, creamy texture, while pure vanilla extract and a touch of cinnamon make them taste just like peach cobbler and blueberry muffins!"

Ingredients

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups blueberries (frozen, or sliced peaches)

1 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon Vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (increase to 1/2 tsp. if using peaches)

See the full recipe and directions here.

Coconut Milk Smoothies

Ingredients

1 clementines (peeled and sectioned)

6 strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

2 tablespoons agave nectar

2 coconut milk (can)

1 banana (frozen)

See the full recipe and directions here.

Strawberry-Orange Spinach Smoothie

From the chef: "You won't even be able to taste the healthy veggies in this delicious smoothie! Even my kids request this one."

Ingredients

1 cup pineapple chunks (and juice*)

1 oranges

4 cups spinach (fresh or frozen)

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

See the full recipe and directions here.

Food

We guarantee this food photo gallery will make you hungry

I love pretty food. Almost as much as I love eating pretty food. When I saw these photos, I just couldn't resist sharing them with the world (that means you).

I hope this post doesn't cause any severe hunger pains. If so, I apologize now. The good news? You can use our site to search for meal ideas at anytime.

Fruit and Dark Chocolate, Yes Please

Look yourself in the eye (I recommend using a mirror, otherwise it gets tricky) and tell yourself you wouldn't partake of this deliciousness. The fruit, the dark chocolate... Can't. Look. Away.

Cupcakes That Look Like They Were Made In Heaven

Just look at the detail on these things. The cake, the cream, the... the... EVERYTHING! Nom, nom, nom.

Pies That You Never Want To Stop Eating

The berry goodness, it's overwhelming in the best of ways.

A Breakfast Plate To Remember

You can try all you want, but you won't be able to put something like this out of your memory.

Nectar So Sweet It Tastes Like a Treat

Juice this beautiful wouldn't let anyone down. Would it? No.

Add Some Color To Your Morning

Delicious and nutritious!

There's Something About Those Strawberries That Just Looks So Fresh

Strawberries that deep red never disappoint.

Just Keep The Pizza Coming

If it looks anything like this, it'll be eaten time and time again.

Grilled Vegetables, The Full Experience

It's not your average grill in an average kitchen.

Açai Bowl That Makes Your Mouth Water

It's a beautiful dish, but açai bowls taste even better.

A Muffin and Coffee You Won't Forget

Just look at the design in the beverage itself. If the smell didn't draw you in, the presentation definitely will sell you.

Say Goodbye to Fast Food

Fast food will never quite satisfy your needs after experiencing of burger of this caliber.

The Breaded Goodness You Want to Devour

It's breaded, beautiful, and has tomato on top. Who cares what's beneath.

Empowering Enough to Be A Super Food

Everything about these blueberries screams that they want to be eaten

A Page Out of the Garden of Eden's Book

Welcome to your own personalized citrus heaven.

A Macaroon to Keep Things Sweet

Good luck eating just one.

The Way Noodles Were Meant to Be Made

The flour, noodles, and machinery, it's all just a glimpse into Italy.

A Snacker's Paradise

For the times when you want a little bit of everything.

There's Just Something Lovely About This Arrangement

Where you eat the fruit by itself or craft a succulent juice, this display does these fruits justice.

Keeping It Light, A Salad Lover's Delight

With ingredients like these, it's arguable whether a dressing is even needed. Okay, maybe just a drizzle.

Protein and Veggies On the Grill

Is. Your. Mouth. Watering. Yet?

Food

15 Absolutely sensational meals for chicken lovers

Chicken, it's what's for dinner! Okay, maybe lunch too, but probably not breakfast, unless you're into that sort of thing. If you are, that's cool. Back to the point. These chicken recipes are ridiculously delicious. Even the thought of eating them may cause extreme salivation.

Let the mouth watering begin!

1. Slow Cooker Ritz Chicken

A little something from the chef: "You will love how simple this slow cooker Ritz chicken is to prepare. It's perfect for a busy night because it can cook all day, and it's delicious enough for entertaining. You'll love the buttery Ritz cracker coating."

See the full recipe and directions here.

2. Chicken Zucchini Casserole

A little something from the chef: "My new favorite: Chicken Zucchini Casserole. My kids loved it so much that it is on the menu again this week. Hope you like it as much as we did!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

3. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

A little something from the chef: "One of my husband's very favorite meals is Chicken Cordon Bleu. We have tried all kinds of variations of it, but this one is at the top of the list!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

4. Easy Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

A little something from the chef: "I Love chicken pot pie, but it usually takes a lot of work to make it. This Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie takes a lot of the work out of this delicious dish! It was a huge hit in our house! The best part is, it is full of veggies and your kids will gladly eat them!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

5. Texas Ranch Chicken Casserole

A little something from the chef: " I love casseroles because they are simple and easy to make. This casserole was so delicious and you could easily make it in the morning and throw it in the oven at dinnertime for a tasty meal in minutes!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

6. Baked Honey Chicken Tenders Recipe

A little something from the chef: "Every once in a while, I completely space to put my food in the crock pot in the morning and so when dinner time rolls around, I am scrambling to find something to feed my family. I was in that exact dilemma a couple of weeks ago and came across a recipe for Baked Chicken. I love how tender and perfect my chicken cooks in the crock pot and feared that this chicken might be dry. The end result was amazing! This is definitely being added to our regular dinner rotation."

See the full recipe and directions here.

7. Chicken Taco Casserole

A little something from the chef: "This Chicken Taco Casserole is actually something we make all the time because the whole family loves it. If you are looking for something that will make everyone at the dinner table happy, this is the recipe for you."

See the full recipe and directions here.

8. Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken Recipe

A little something from the chef: "Your family will go crazy over this King Ranch Chicken recipe with chicken, cheese, and tortilla chips. It's so delicious! You'll go crazy over it because it's super easy to make! Enjoy!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

9. Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Fajita Soup

A little something from the chef: "This was a recipe that my mother-in-law gave me and we have made in 3 times in the past 3 weeks. It's so fast to throw together and everyone loves it- winning!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

10. Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches

A little something from the chef: "This chicken sandwich is loaded with flavor and the bacon knocks it out of the ballpark! Enjoy!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

11. One Pot Cheesy Chicken Alfredo

A little something from the chef: " If I don't use my slow cooker, I like to make something that requires minimal effort and minimal cleanup . . . and this one-pot alfredo meets both of those requirements!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

12. Easy Chicken and Noodle Casserole

A little something from the chef: "I am a huge fan of quick and easy meals, and this is one of them! This is one that your whole family will love! Your picky eaters will even enjoy it!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

13. Ramen Noodle Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe

A little something from the chef: "This recipe is a family favorite we have loved for years. You could even serve this as a main dish if you were wanting a light, refreshing salad!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

14. Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

A little something from the chef: "Tangy, delicious chicken topped with fresh vegetables and creamy Tzatziki sauce. This recipe is so simple and makes a fresh, light dinner everyone will love!"

15. Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

A little something from the chef: "This recipe is one of those delicious comfort foods that we grew up with.

Casseroles are seriously one of the hardest foods to photograph because they come out of the pan in one large, gooey scoop. So what this casserole lacks in visual appeal, it makes up for in taste and simplicity.Bonus: My kids LOVE this and always ask for seconds!"

See the full recipe and directions here.

Food

7 Recipes for when you can't get seafood out of your mind

Food cravings aren't just for pregnant women to experience. They affect us all, for better or worse. This post is dedicated to seafood cravings. So next time you get a hankering for something in this category, you'll have a list of recipes to easily choose from.

1. Glazed Salmon

See more recipes from this chef.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 cup Sugar, brown, packed

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)

2 salmon fillet (deboned, or steak)

Directions

1) In a small bowl mix honey, syrup, brown sugar, garlic, & dry mustard until thick but creamy.

2) Remove skin from salmon, rinse & pat dry, place on a greased baking sheet

3) Broil fish on high heat for 5-7 minutes, flip and cover with honey glaze

4) Broil for another 5 minutes or until top is flakey & bubbling

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