Pampered Chef, Anyone?

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I have been a fan of Pampered Chef ® products for going on twenty years. TWENTY!! (I can’t believe it myself) They have so many wonderful products that not only make life easier in the kitchen but they actually last too!! My original garlic press is ancient at this point and it still looks and works fabulous! Some of my favorite pieces over the years have been their cookie scoops, mandoline slicer, Quick Stir Pitcher, spreaders, serving pieces and of course, their stoneware. Featured above is the Pampered Chef Pizza Stone and as you can see, it’s not just for pizza!! When I am feeling too lazy to drop individual cookies my kids and I like to make a “cookie pizza” instead! Delish!!

Being both a food blogger as well as a huge fan of their products I felt it would be a great idea to marry the two and officially become a Pampered Chef Consultant. Please feel free to use the link below to safely order products through my personal website and have them shipped directly to you. If you have questions about any of the products on the site please do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or in the comments section.

As always, thank you for supporting my blog and my new endeavor as a Pampered Chef Consultant too. Enjoy!

Kristen’s Online Pampered Chef Launch Party

Kitchen Must Have – Taylor Grill Beef Button Thermometer

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The Taylor Grill Beef Button Thermometer is tiny but mighty and a definite “Kitchen Must Have“. While you can learn to test a steak or other meats for doneness simply by doing the touch test it’s far easier to use this simple little gadget. Since I’ve been using it my steaks have been coming out absolutely perfect EVERY single time!

Before placing your meat on the grill simply insert the thermometer into the side of your steak until it’s touching the meat, avoiding any gristle or bone. Once inserted, grill as you normally would periodically checking the thermometer as you go. Take into consideration carryover cooking when determining if the meat is cooked to your liking. (Carryover cooking means that the meat will retain heat and continue to cook even once it is removed from the heat source.) For me, I like a nice medium cooked steak so once the arrow gets into the medium range I remove my steak from the grill and allow it rest for about 10 minutes. By the time I slice it it’s a perfect pink center overflowing with juiciness.

I think this little gadget will become indispensable in your kitchen and I highly recommend purchasing one. This particular model seems to be a little harder to find, I had found it on clearance, but I did see that Target carries it. Click here to get yours!

Handy Chart for Proper Thermometer Placement

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