Category Archive: Cool Tools

Alternative to Canning Tomatoes

An easy alternative to canning tomatoes.   Canning your own sauce is awesome for the freshness, but I hate canning. It’s hot, messy, and time consuming. Not to mention, buying the tools gets expensive. An old friend of mine taught me this alternative way to canning tomato sauce. I’ve been doing it for years. It’s …

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Top Secret’s Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing by Todd Wilbur

  Recently, our friend Val sent in a request, “Dear Girl, I just love the ginger dressing you get from Hibachi restaurants.  Any ideas?” Why, yes I do! Whenever I eat at a Japanese restaurant, I look forward to the ginger dressing; always requesting extra. I even use the dressing for dipping crusty breads, and …

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Silicone Muffin Pan

  One of my favorite tools in the kitchen is this silicone muffin pan. It’s easy to clean, and it’s hard to burn your muffins. The pan is very versatile. It can be rolled up for storage. The pan can be used in the freezer, the microwave or the oven, and is dishwasher-safe. It takes …

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