“Soups, Stews & More”
The Winter 2020 Special Delivery Box is perfect for cooking up cozy, comfort foods for family and friends. The gadget’s you find in this Box will come in handy as you prepare the mouthwatering recipes in your new cookbook.
Soups, Stews & More Book
Taste of Homes Soups, Stews & More, is a cookbook that sets the perfect vibe, with more than 300 recipes that are perfect for winter’s chilliest days and nights.
You’ve heard us say it before—We love smart, multifunctional kitchen tools that do more than just one task. Prior to testing the Whiskle, we’d reach for both a whisk and a silicone spatula for tasks like whisking eggs or making meringue, homemade whipped cream and pancake batter. Now it’s one and done. The easy-to-grip balloon whisk does a fine job whipping and blending. The silicone scraper, like a flexible fin, is securely attached to one of the metal wires, allowing you to scrape all the goodness from the side of the bowl.
Red/Scarlet 3.5 Inch Wood Party Picks
We’re a nation of snackers. We eat snacks between meals and sometimes even replace meals with snacks. So as you prepare for gatherings—even if they’re still at home with smaller groups of family and friends—make that cheese board, breakfast or dessert board look as cute as possible with these adorable picks. Just be sure you don’t put them in the oven; they’re not oven safe. Cheers!
New England Chicken Stew Mix
Sure, we love our homemade soups and stews. But sometimes even the most devoted home cook needs to speed things up in the kitchen. With this mix, you get everything you love about a chicken potpie (sans crust)—with zero fuss. All you need are a few simple ingredients: cooked chicken (use rotisserie to save even more time), chicken broth and some basic pantry staples. Voila! Pair this soup with a puff pastry round, biscuit or a slice of that French Loaf (see the included recipe card).
Collapsible Mini Colander
The Test Kitchen is discovering more and more ways to use this handy little colander. We love how it’s the perfect size for a rinsing a can of beans, a pint of berries, an 8-ounce package of whole mushrooms, grape tomatoes, grapes—you name it. It’s also good for rinsing herbs. And most recently, we used it to thaw an entire one-pound bag of frozen, uncooked shrimp by rinsing with cold water, then replacing the snap-on base before moving it to the refrigerator shelf. A real space-saver, it collapses down to almost nothing, tucking into any cabinet or drawer.
Original Swiss Peeler
You’ll quickly see why this classic Y-peeler was voted one of the Taste of Home Test Kitchen’s most beloved kitchen tools. We use it daily to peel fruits and vegetables—even rhizomes, or underground stems and roots like ginger and turmeric. It’s lightweight and effortless to hold in both hands (lefties will love it!). And it easily glides through thick and thin peels, and over bumps, lumps and nubs, thanks to the super-sharp carbon steel blade.
Carrot Silicone Herb Infuser
You’ll get plenty of use out of this gadget when you put your Soups, Stews & More cookbook to work. Instead of bundling herbs and spices in cheesecloth with kitchen string, just load up the carrot. The Test Kitchen team appreciated that the infuser lid (that is, the carrot top) had a secure fit, which prevented the contents from floating out. We like that the carrot stem attaches to the edge of the stock pot, but keep in mind that you’ll have to unhook it in order to completely cover the pot with a lid. Good news: It floats, so it was easy fish out with small tongs.
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