Gadget Guru — 3 Things You Don’t Need!

Published in: on November 9, 2009 at 12:15 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. My husband loves fresh squeezed orange juice and will indulge my every whim to ensure he continues to receive his morning juice even after 38 years of squeezing. The Breville Juicer has been in our home for over a year now and even *I* have taken to drinking fresh OJ every morning. Up until then it just wasn’t worth the effort to squeeze enough for me as well with any of the former electrics we’d owned.

  2. I miss out of the name of the ‘glove/mitt’. It is heat prove as in a oven mitten? I hope to get my cousin to bring it for me as I live in Malaysia. Thanx

  3. Right you are – the egg cooker really works! I took the trouble to search one out a while back based on previous ATK comments. The only bricks and mortar supplier I could find near Boston was Kmart!

  4. This is a request for your cheeseball recipe….described LAST Thanksgiving as the perfect appetizer before the big meal. I was listening to NPR am and missed the instructions/whole list of ingredients, etc. Since then, I haven’t been able to find it on the websites I have searched (I’m not Queen of the Internet!). Thanks for any help!

    • How do you make a homemade version of the ubiquitous supermarket cheese ball-and make it taste good?

      2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
      8 ounces cream cheese , softened
      2 tablespoons mayonnaise
      1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
      1 clove garlic , minced
      1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      1/2 cup sliced almonds , toasted
      How to Make a Cheeseball

      1. Process all of the ingredients (except the nuts, chives, or tortilla chips) in a food processor until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary, about 1 minute. Transfer the cheese mixture to the center of a large sheet of plastic wrap.
      2. Holding the corners of the wrap in one hand, twist the cheese with your other hand to seal the wrap and shape the cheese into a rough ball (mixture will be somewhat loose). Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. (The cheese ball can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.) Once the cheese ball is firm, reshape it as necessary into a smooth sphere. Unwrap the cheese ball and roll it in nuts, chives, or tortilla chips. Let it sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

  5. this type egg cooker is fantastic because it’s foolproof. i purchased one about 12 years ago (for $10 at a close-out store – shaped like a chicken; has neck rings to use as egg holders) and the only things i hate about it are:
    – the base where you pour the water is hard to keep clean
    – it doesn’t have an on/off switch
    – the buzzer is L-O-U-D.
    love using it for quick eggs for potato salad.

  6. Check out the Endurance Measuring Spoon Caddy!

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