VillaWare Prego! Pizzelle Baker

Michael and I both love pizzelles, a crispy Italian cookie, and we have talked about making our own for a long time, so I was thrilled when Michael got us an electric pizzelle maker for Christmas. We decided to use it the very next day so we could enjoy some pizzelles over the holidays. This… 

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AeroGarden, Part 2

The basil plants are going strong and currently stand 4 to 5 inches tall and are very fragrant, though the Globe Basil for whatever reason is still only about 2 inches tall. The roots extend well into the water and are as long as 10 inches. Over the weekend the unit reminded me to add… 

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AeroGarden

As a gardening enthusiast and cooking addict, I enjoy growing my own herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Because the climate in Northern Virginia does not permit year-round outdoor gardening, I keep an indoor herb garden most of the year in an attempt to have a regular supply for cooking. Over the years I’ve grown many different… 

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Ball Plastic Freezer Jars

[Updated August 3, 2010.] This week I tried a new canning tool, some plastic freezer jars from Ball. Boiling water canning is my usual preferred method, but I was in a hurry and it was 90° F on the day I was working on my apple butter, and even though I wasn’t pregnant this time… 

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Cooktop Cover Review

UPDATE August 17, 2007: Bill confirmed that they have restored communications with the outside world and have shipped all orders that were held up due to the phone/internet problems. They are in business and have a new video on the website demonstrating the product. Check it out! UPDATE August 15, 2007: After receiving word from… 

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