Pit removal can be done with a paring knife, but it's both time consuming and potentially dangerous. Thankfully, tools exist to make quick work out of pitting cherries, olives, and other pitted delights. So the next time you're in the mood to make a homemade cherry pie or whip together some olive tapenade, consider adding a pitter to your arsenal of kitchen tools.
Iced Tea Glasses became popular in the 50s and 60s as the drink itself became increasingly prominent. But whether you fill it with iced tea, juice, sangria, or water, iced tea glasses have become a staple in many modern homes and restaurants. We decided to take a look at a few modern iced tea glasses and see what all the fuss was about.
Though canning is a relatively simple science, it does take a lot of technique and practice to perfect. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to learn and modern technology has made the art of canning accessible to anyone looking to connect with their roots or make the most out of their own garden harvest–whether for necessity or want.
Ideally, a good box lunch container should be suitable for both wet and dry foods, contain compartments to separate mains from sides, be microwave safe, sturdy enough to withstand the commute to the communal office fridge or kid's locker, and compact enough to fit into a standard lunchbox or cooler bag.
Appetizer plates are a staple in kitchen cabinets alongside standard dinner plates, for serving salads, fruit, cheeses, desserts and much more. Smaller appetizer plates mean better aesthetics and overall functionality for the times when you don't need the excess size of a dinner plate.
The sugar spoon is actually a versatile utensil that frequently comes in handy. Much smaller than the average spoon, sugar spoons were originally designed for scooping dollops of sugar out of designated bowls for adding to coffee, tea, baking mixes, etc. But sugar spoons are equally great for spice boxes, adding salt to recipes, serving garnishes, and a variety of other recipe additions where a little bit goes a long way. There are lots of unique designs available. Check out some of these great sugar spoon options we found to help shape up your utensil drawer.
Popcorn has been enjoyed for ages, both as an at-home snack and a movie theatre staple. Microwavable packets have made it more convenient for home popcorn making and industrial machines allow theaters and large venues to produce popcorn in large quantities, but nothing beats making popcorn the old-fashioned way.
Cacao nibs are an increasingly popular "superfood" that consist of pieces of the cacao bean that have been fermented, dried, and roasted. cacao nibs aren't exactly sweet, as no sugar has been added, but they are packed with natural chocolatey flavor and are full of antioxidants and high in vitamins.
Whether you're making homemade from pizza from scratch, pulling your favorite frozen pizza out of the oven, or your recent pizza delivery wasn't cut properly, having a quality pizza cutter is a nice thing to have in your kitchen drawer. Designed to create clean slices and cut through even the thickest of crusts, pizza cutters come in all shapes, sizes and designs.
Though enjoyed in cultures around the world, there's no food more distinctly American than the hot dog. A staple at backyard cookouts, birthday parties, and holiday celebrations, hot dogs are easy to prepare and can be topped with a variety of condiments to turn a relatively basic food product into delicious, customizable cuisine. Since the meat product in hot dogs is already pre-cooked, "cooking" a hotdog doesn't take much.