Wednesday, December 30

Review: Magikuchen Pineapple Cutter

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I think my kids are more excited about the Magikuchen Pineapple Cutter  than I am, and I am pretty excited about it!  I grew up with my grandmother cutting up fresh pineapple for us all of the time.  My kids love pineapple and I have bought it a few times fresh but it is so much work to cut up fresh pineapple.  I have to admit I have not bought fresh pineapple in a few years because of the hassle. Right before Christmas the Magikuchen Pineapple Cutter arrived and my kids were so excited we went out that day to buy a pineapple.  Unfortunately it was very green and not quite ripe enough so we had to wait.  Well with the holidays we finally remembered today to cut up our pineapple.   

I was a little apprehensive to clean the cutter as the bottom looks quite sharp but it was easy with a sponge.  After it was all clean I attempted to use the pineapple cutter for the first time.  It was very easy though I think I messed up at the end.  I think I was suppose to take off the handle (which I did correctly) and then turn the whole pineapple upside down so the pineapple spiral would just slide out.  Well now I know for next time! You can see me in the video below trying out the pineapple cutter for the first time!

My kids loved having the fresh pineapple (they wanted to eat it for lunch) and it was so easy to use and cut the pineapple that we will be using it weekly when pineapples are in season!
Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 28

Homemade Waffle Cones

My husband has been on an ice cream in waffle cone kick for a while now.  He loves finding local ice cream shops near us or anywhere he is traveling.  Since we went nonGMO over two years ago we have not had ice cream cones at home (cake or waffle).  Well I decided to get him a waffle cone maker for our anniversary.  Now I am not sure how many people would love a waffle maker as an anniversary gift but my husband does.  He was so excited as soon as he opened it, especially since I had bought three cartons of our favorite ice cream to go with it.  I read lots of reviews all over the internet and on and in the end I chose Chef's Choice 838 Waffle Cone Express Ice Cream Cone Maker.  I have used the waffle maker over five times in the last three weeks and it works great every time.  The first time is a little scary and takes a little longer (or at least it did for me because I kept checking for doneness on the cone).  Now I know exactly what setting to use (just past 3 so I don't see the three) and count 20 seconds after the green light turns back on.  I pull the cooked cone out onto the clean towel and roll over the mold, lastly I pinch the end with the towel to stop ice cream drips, or at least most of the drips.  What even taste better is to scoop the ice cream into the cone while it is still warm, it just brings it to an even higher level of yumminess!