The Perks of Being Busy

Hello there little blog…it’s been way too long since I last visited you! Sadly the web gremlins (the mean kind, not the fuzzy little gizmo kind) took you away for several months but thankfully our favorite web designer, Joy, was able to bring you back after my pitiful attempts failed.

I have several posts partially finished in the draft folder from before the gremlin attack that I need to sort through since I’m pretty sure it’s too late/too early for Christmas decoration posts.¬† Hopefully I’ll be back to pseudo-regular updates soon.

In the meantime I leave you with this….
Cupcake Wrap Photography
…the single best thing to come from new product photography. Edible props….and no I don’t mean the plate! ūüôā

Registry Review: All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan

If I’m totally honest here the hubs¬†received the 14 inch All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan¬†for¬†Christmas a year before our wedding.¬† At first I was a sceptic, after all I had a really nice¬†brand name¬†nonstick skillet that worked quite well, so why would I want to use this over-priced piece of equipment.¬† I was afraid I’d “hurt” it in some way and he’d be upset.¬† Plus, it was heavier than mine, and bigger, and took up the space of two stove eyes on our¬†oddly spaced¬†stove top.¬†

All-Clad Nonstick fry pan

 (Source: Williams-Sonoma)

Then a friend handed me a recipe for¬†picadillo that would be a bit much for my trusty skillet, so I timidly took out the “big pan” as I call it.¬† And guess what?¬† It rocked!!¬† No oil or¬†no cooking spray necessary…because nothing sticks!¬† The other really “cool” feature is that the stainless handle doesn’t heat up.¬† So I can grab the handle after finishing sauteing onions and dump them straight into a mixing bowl for the next stage of prep.¬† Now I just have to remember that our pots aren’t the same way or I’ll end up with a burned hand!

What about cleanup you ask?¬† Well, that too was a breeze (even though it isn’t dishwasher friendly) because nothing sticks it easily washes clean.¬† I have NEVER needed to use any sort of “elbow grease” to get anything out of it.¬† Needless to say I was sold, enough that I¬†gave¬†my parents¬†my 2 brand name skillets (they were still using some enamel-ware from the 70’s) and embraced the All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan in all it’s “big pan” goodness.¬† I embraced it so much that we registered for an 8 inch “little pan” that we love for smaller jobs (plus it fits on our weird stove eyes a little better).

Total Score:  5 Mushrooms

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