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Holiday Cooking with Breville

Pulling off the perfect holiday feast takes time, patience and, of course, the right kitchen helpers. While family and friends can be great help in the kitchen, having the right kitchen appliances is all you really need for a perfectly-executed preparation. After all, you know what they say about having too many cooks in the kitchen!

Below are some of our favorite Breville essentials for cooking up a holiday feast they won’t soon forget!

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1. Breville the Smart Oven®

2. Breville the HemisphereControl Blender

3. Breville The Control Grip Immersion Stick Blender

4. Breville Slow Cooker with EasySear

5. Breville The Smart ScoopIce Cream Maker

6. Breville The Scraper Mixer Pro

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Dorm Room Essentials

Many would argue that college makes up some of the best years of one’s life—and we definitely agree. This exciting time of venturing out into independence deserves a proper send off in the form of useful & space-saving houseware to make dorm life easier!

Check out a few of our dorm picks to get ready for the new school year and all the campus adventures that lie ahead:

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1. Keurig K10 Mini Plus

2. Breville Mini Smart Oven

3. Bodum Electric Water Kettle

4. OXO Good Grips® Flip-In Hamper

5. Cuisinart Smartpower® Portable Blender/Chopper

6. Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy

7. Lacoste Croc Bath Towel

8. Lacoste Brushed Twill Sheet Set- Twin XL

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New Brand Spotlight: Oneida

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Oneida originated in 1848 as a utopian community established in Oneida, New York. Oneida Silversmiths has grown to the Oneida of today with a strong reputation for over 130 years, enduring as the number-one flatware brand. Oneida flatware is the brand that consumers recognize and trust with the finest quality materials and craftsmanship. Every fork, knife and spoon is carefully weighted, balanced and finished with intricate details to assure comfortable, easy handling. Patterns are developed by experienced designers and craftsmen.

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Gifts for Coffee & Tea Lovers

For a lot of us, the day doesn’t officially start until that first cup of brew. There’s just something about the aroma, the ritual, the caffeinated jolt that gets us going even on a sleepy Tuesday morning!

So, in honor of our beloved beverages, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for the coffee and tea connoisseur in your life (even if it happens to be you!). Who needs the coffee shop when you can be your own barista right in your kitchen?

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1. DeLonghi Nespresso Capsule Espresso/Capuccino Machine, 2. Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System, 3. Le Creuset Whistling Kettle, 4. Krups XP2280 Programmable Precise Tamp Combination Coffee Maker, 5. KitchenAid Four-cup Personal Coffee Maker, 6. Breville You Brew Coffee Maker

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Home for the Holidays: Baking Essentials

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1. Le Creuset of 4 Stonewear Cocottes w/ Cookbook, 2. KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer, 3. OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, 4. Nordic Ware Snowman Cake Mold, 5. Calphalon Classic Jelly Roll & Brownie Pan Combo, 6. Emile Henry Le Grande 12" Pie Dish

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is the liberty to indulge in our favorite desserts. Diets can wait until the New Year! That’s what resolutions are for, right?

Why not get the baker in your life (or yourself) a gift that keeps on giving with some of the best baking tools around?

In the spirit of sweet indulgence, check out this delicious recipe for a classic pecan pie!

Irresistible Pecan Pie by IHART44

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 cup butter, chilled

4 tablespoons ice water

3 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons dark corn syrup

3/4 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 pinch salt

1/2 cup pecans, finely crushed

1 cup pecans, quartered

1 cup pecan halves

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To make crust: In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and white sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually sprinkle the water over the dry mixture, stirring until dough comes together enough to form a ball.
  3. On a floured surface flatten dough ball with rolling pin. Roll out into a circle that is one inch larger than pie dish. Place pie shell into dish and refrigerate until pie filling is complete.
  4. To make pie filling: In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, light and dark corn syrups, brown sugar, butter, salt and finely crushed pecans. Spread quartered pecans over bottom of refrigerated pie crust. Pour syrup mixture over top of pecans, and then arrange pecan halves on top of pie.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for one hour or until firm; let cool for one hour before serving.

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The Organized Kitchen

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An organized kitchen is an efficient kitchen. Having the right kitchen essentials can keep it from turning into a cluttered mess. A place for everything, and everything in its place, that’s how a well-organized kitchen should be.

Here are a few of our favorite super kitchen organizers!

1. Vera Bradley Ribbon Board: Photos and other miscellaneous papers cluttering up your fridge door? Organize and show them off on this attractive pin board!

2. Simplehuman Steel Frame Dish Rack: This keeps all your pots, dishes and knives safe and dry. The stainless steel frame matches most modern kitchen appliances.

3. Simplehuman Wall Mount Paper Tower Holder: Save precious countertop space by keeping your paper towel on the wall.

4. OXO 20-piece Container Set: Store away leftovers securely with these leak-proof containers. We love how well these stack neatly in the fridge!

5. Highbury Songbird Metal Oil and Vinegar: Keep two cooking essentials in a convenient and pretty holder to give you easier access.

6. Simplehuman 14” Cabinet Organizer: Keeps your pantries organized while giving you easy pull-out access.

7. Simplehuman Utensil Holder: Perfect for small countertop spaces, this neatly holds your most-used utensils in a sleek package.


8. Simplehuman Rectangular Deluxe Recycler: Great for small spaces, this keeps your recyclables nice and separated.

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Mozo vs Zappos CEO/Chef Cookoff: The Finale

Here is the long-awaited conclusion to the MOZO + CEO Cookoff!

Judges Fred Mosler, Steve Hill and Chef Kerry Simon must make the tough decision of who will reign supreme in this epic cooking showdown. Trust us, you'll want to see how it all ends!

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Mozo vs Zappos CEO/Chef Cookoff: Part One

You've waited long enough and it's finally here! Who is going to win?

Tune in for Part Two tomorrow!!!