There's a __________ (fill in the blank) in my drink!
Ranking high on the "cool" factor, this is the ultimate addition to any themed party. Just fill with water (juice, colored or kool-aid) and freeze. Then drop in your glass of water. Drinking water will never be the same.
Everything from generic shapes like stars, hearts, flowers, and fish, to licensed characters like batman and superman. And they are not just for ice cubes. We've used them in the bakery for chocolates, and to make fizzy bath bombs.
New, about $10 for a set of 2. Mary's Cupboard has several for about $3 each.
Besides the obvious use (salads), an oil mister comes in handy when making toast for brochetta, or grilling meats and vegetables.
It's ideal for low-fat cooking. This non-aerosol mister distributes oil lightly on food. features a built-in filter that performs well with olive oils flavored with herbs and garlic that would otherwise clog a sprayer.
Without the flavorings, use it to oil pans and molds for baking.
Unique and attractive, a Chinese Skimmer is basically a mesh bowl attached to a long handle.
There is no substitute for this tool that lifts out pasta, wontons, ravioli, and tortellini from boiling water or fried foods from hot oil. The most handy, versatile, useful, durable, and inexpensive utensil in any kitchen – some even use it in the kitty litter box!
Prices generally range from $3 to $15, depending on the size and quality of materials.