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Isn't it funny how sometimes you get a new gadget for your kitchen and you fall in love with it and use it constantly for awhile? At least until you get your next new thing! Trying out a new gadget can keep your time spent in the kitchen fresh and more enjoyable than just doing the same old things over and over again. Sometimes I don't like to break away from my old ways, but then I discover a new kitchen gadget and I fall in love with it.
I recently purchased a new gadget from my sister's Pampered Chef party that I've had fun with and thought I would tell you about it. Then I thought it would be fun to hear what my girls are enjoying right now as well!
Maddy has a new chopper that she is loving. It looks really cool! She says it is a trend on TikTok right now to make chopped salads in these things, add the dressing right into the container and shake it and it eat right out of the container! Sounds like easy clean-up, so that is definitely a plus! I also think that all of the different blades would be fun to use for different recipes.
Lindsey got this blender from Pampered Chef and she loves it! She is delighted that it makes smoothies, soup and yogurt and it even cleans itself! I really like the idea of a blender that can do hot and cold food.
Alicia on the other hand really likes her little Ninja Blender. It is small and makes smoothies for 1-2 people, but it is very powerful. It gets spinach broken down enough that you don't feel like you are drinking leaves! It has a smoothie button and this blender suctions to the counter. It is similar to another well known personal blender, (ahem), but more powerful!
My new gadget is my new Hand Pie and Pocket Maker from Pampered Chef. As you know, I love to make pies, and sometimes I make hand pies. I liked that this little gadget will make the hand pies more uniform. I've already used it for mini-calzones and little peach hand pies that I made with my fresh peaches! The hand pies were the most successful and cute because the dough worked best in the foldable base than the thicker yeasty pizza dough. But, they were still very good!
Here's a recipe for Peach Melba Pie that you can use as a filling for these little hand pies.
Or, you can purchase our For the Love of Pie Book here.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!