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Fissler Blue-Point 4 Talents Pressure Cooker

A stovetop pressure cooker is a great way to make hearty, delicious meals like stew, beans, and braised meats. Learn all about choosing a pressure cooker, like this Fissler pressure cooker.

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Latest Review: MiTutto Hand Blender

Sunday April 20, 2014
I've been cheating on my cappuccino maker. My paramour: The MiTutto Hand Blender. This handheld blender has interchangeable blades, one of which is a frothing blade that makes absolutely perfect frothed milk, which I add to a cup of strong coffee to make a coffeeshop-worthy cafe au lait. The MiTutto has other tricks, too: Read my review of the MiTutto Hand Blender for the full scoop.

Dinner Tonight: Asparagus and Shrimp Pasta

Friday April 11, 2014
Asparagus and Shrimp Pasta

In the time it takes to cook a pot of pasta, you can have this delicious, springtime dish on the table... and cleanup is easy since it requires just the pasta pot and a skillet to prepare. Asparagus and Shrimp Pasta makes good use of a favorite seasonal veggie, paired with delicate shrimp and a generous sprinkling of asiago cheese before serving.

A New Way to Enjoy Strawberries

Monday April 7, 2014
Strawberry Salsa

When I was asked to come up with a recipe to make for a market demo featuring strawberries, at first I thought of strawberry shortcake, smoothies, or strawberry puree over cheesecake bites. But then I decided to feature strawberries in a totally different way than the sweet treats we're used to. I ended up with Strawberry Cucumber Salsa, a totally unexpected and delicious way to eat this favorite springtime fruit. Try it with chips, as a condiment for tacos, or drizzled over grilled chicken or fish.

The consensus with my demo audience? A resounding thumbs-up!

The Latest from IMUSA

Monday March 31, 2014

Up-and-coming IMUSA is a company known for its products geared towards Hispanic cooking. But judging from the products highlighted at the recent International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, it is branching out to other ethnicities, including Asian, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Read up on the newest products from IMUSA and learn about its plan to globalize its kitchenware offerings.

Interested in mastering an international cuisine? Take a look at some of the must-have cooking equipment for a variety of ethnic cuisines.

Image courtesy IMUSA.

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