Have a Very Merry and Cuisinart Christmas

December 22, 2011

Karen, Kitchenwares Specialist

Christmas is in HOW many days?!?!? But I’m not done with my shopping!

Lucky for me, I work at Harmons. I can do all of my last minute shopping at work! Well, except for my kids stuff . . . pretty sure they don’t want a blender. The rest of my family and friends, on the other hand, are going to have a very Cuisinart Christmas!

Here are a few gift ideas that will help you to avoid the death trap that we call “The Mall” this year . . .

The Cuisinart Popcorn Maker: This gift is not only fun, but health conscious. With only a teaspoon of oil, you can have 6 full cups of popcorn. Much better than feeding your family that stuff that comes in a bag. Not only that, but the top doubles as a popcorn bowl, and the thing is dishwasher safe!

The Cuisinart Waffle Maker:  But Karen, who even makes waffles anymore? I do, I do! Too often, breakfast consists of a bowl of cereal and a piece of fruit. While my kids (gotta love em) will happily beg every morning for a chocolate covered, sprinkle coated, sugar sugar cereal, Mommy prefers to have a nice warm meal in their bellies more often than not. Eggs are fine, pancakes are great, but there is nothing like homemade blueberry waffles. Yum!!

The Cuisinart Ice Cream maker: What better way to bring a family together than ice cream! Back in the day, homemade ice cream was a serious pain in the rump. Salt, and ice, and crank crank crank . . . Ugh, no thank you! Here is how I make ice cream…

  1. Freeze the core of the machine (I just leave the core in the freezer all the time, that way it’s always ready when I get a sweet tooth)
  2. Mix milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Throw it all in the machine, and flip it on.

Bam! Vanilla ice cream!

It doesn’t get much easier than that. And of course, the machine comes with all sorts of great recipies for ice cream, frozen yogurt, and even sorbet. My personal favorite… Lemon Basil Sorbet. Oh my gosh yum! There I go making myself hungry again.

Anyhoo, Merry Christmas!  Happy Shopping! And Good luck!!