My freezer is positively bursting with single-servings of pitted cherries! Love them. Don't love paying $5-plus a bag in the winter. Fresh cherries are cheap now and my new cherry pitter means I'm finally taking advantage of it. Perhaps my favorite part of the OXO pitter is the little tubular shield that aims the juice and prevents the splatter-mess of cherry juice going everywhere.
Someone on JAP was talking about a hand held "dealie" that you can use to separate hamburger, sausage or any kind of meat. It is white hard plastic. Has a handle with + on the bottom to separate meat. Makes cooking HB a breeze. I found some last year but the store has gone out of business. Can anyone help?
My sister is a Child Care Provider, She is very creative and she like for the kids to be involved in making thier lunch. So on special teaching sessions she has a Kids Chef day.. So one day she ask the kids what would that like to make. As she was looking in the fridge one of the kids handed her a cutter toy cutter. Here Mrs Freda( my sister name) I'am ready to cook, I have my Pampered Chef Cookie Cutter.. My sister laughed.
While later that day when the parents came to pick up the kids. The childs mother came in, to pick up her son.. My sister went up to the mother and said i heard the funniest thing today. She explained the lunch and the cookie cutter. The mother said oh yes, we use cookie cutters to make animal sliders, he loves it, because it make him part of cooking and he can tell his friends the zoo came to dinner..
So now when i baby sister here come out the cookie cutters...lol
Cookie Dough Scoopers...how many uses are there...I use them darn things for everything anymore...I can't believe I only used them for cookies the first yrs I had them...not even thinking to use them for something else...I have 4 sizes of them now...
Please add to this list, I love new ideas:
~filling cupcake pans
~filling mini cupcake pans
~making miniature ice cream cones for kids
~recently I discovered it is great for scooping bread dough, it sure helps to get even size dinner rolls. I use my larger medium scooper and use 2 scoops per roll and I get the perfect size and cute dinner rolls.
~frosting a mini cupcake, it makes cute lil
mound tops on them
~making truffles or bon bons, ya get uniform size candies every time...
I know there is probably more...just can't think of them at the moment...
I love my Chop Wizard! It is the greatest little invention! I can chop potatoes, onions and carrots for a stew with a sweep of my arm and it has two size blades for dicing that slip in and out quickly, and its own container to hold all the chopped veggies. (no tears on the onions!) Salsa can be made in seconds. No top chef could ever chop that fast! All the parts go in the dishwasher. It is always ready to use, nothing to assemble. I found mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond for $19.95 and worth every penny!
I have a green set of santoku knives I use to chop or cut anything and everything, there is a large one with a 6" blade and smaller 4" one....there is rarely a day that goes by that I don't use them...and there is a matching green paring knife for everything else...lol