How to make tomato soup in a Vitamix blender

With all this stormy B.C. weather we've been getting it has definitely been soup weather, and when it comes to homemade soups, Vitamix has you covered. You can puree your soup and heat it all in one go. Read on to find out all Vitamix can do, and test out a great tomato soup recipe.

12 days of Christmas gifts: day 4 is Nespresso

Today on day 4 of our 12 days of Christmas gifts we are talking Nespresso. They have a huge line of coffee machines for the coffee connoisseurs in your life. Read on below to see a few of the machines in their fantastic line of coffee and espresso machines.

Review: De’Longhi MultiFry Low-Oil Fryer & Multicooker

When I think of the brand name De’Longhi, images of multi-function espresso makers and perfectly frothed cappuccinos immediately come to mind. In fact, until very recently I wasn’t aware of the fact that De’Longhi was such a big player in the small household appliance segment. Of course, that all changed when I was asked to bust out my culinary chops and test the De’Longhi MultiFry Low-Oil Fryer and Multicooker.

The De’Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso machine gives you the gift of...

I didn’t get into coffee until I was 28 years old, but I’m really making up for lost time. I’m such a fan that when the De’Longhi Dedica Pump Espresso machine and Burr Grinder showed up at my door for review, I felt like I was unwrapping a Christmas present. It’s been giving me the gift of great coffee every day since.

Review: Testing a KitchenAid stand mixer and many attachments

I’ve gone through a serious appliance drought after living through a 5 month renovation, and now that my kitchen is finally ready for tile/paint and I can almost start really cooking and baking again, I was ready, willing, and so happy to try out all of the amazing KitchenAid attachments. This week I tried out 4 of KitchenAid’s most popular attachments, and I know these would make a great holiday gift for any KitchenAid fan.

Review: Breville Risotto Plus 10-Cup Rice/ Slow Cooker

If you’ve ever tried to make homemade risotto, you know that to achieve the right consistency, you need to stir almost constantly for 20 or more minutes–time that could be better spent prepping other parts of your meal, or sipping a glass of wine and flipping through a magazine. That’s where the Breville Risotto Plus comes in. Not only does it make perfectly creamy risotto without the need to stir, but it also functions as a rice cooker, steamer, and slow cooker.

What appliances should I take to my dorm room?

As crazy as it sounds, a new school year is just around the corner. How did that happen? I haven’t even started my New Years resolutions yet! But there’s no getting around it, September will be here before you know it, so if you’re heading off to university this fall, now is the time to start collecting everything you need to make your dorm as comfortable as possible–including these essential dorm room appliances.

My favourite appliances for back to school

There’s a little known fact no one told me about being a parent: when you finally have some dedicated free time, your creativity goes into overdrive. When all my kids go back to school I pull out my favourite appliances and create all of those great dishes I stopped making when it warmed up outside. Read on for my favourite appliances for back to school.

Shelly’s Friday Favourites brings a rice cooker along to the dorm

Back to school is just around the corner and if you’re living in dorms the prospect of eating dorm food all the time might be less than appealing. There are some great small apppliances that can do much more than their names entail. This week I’m checking out what else a rice cooker has to offer besides boring plain old rice, and you just might be excited to see what they can do.

The new Cricut Explore Air will be a bride’s best friend

With wedding season near again, there’s never been a better time for the release of the brand new Cricut Explore Air.

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