Erin Cooks The Internet: February 18, 2008

February 18, 2008 · 4 comments · Print This Post

in Links, Products, To Buy / To Try

Over at io9 they’ve created a post detailing the top 10 Sci-fi Kitchen Gadgets including some of my personal favorites like the Replicator from Star Trek, Rosie the Robot Maid from The Jetsons, and Pee Wee’s breakfast machine in the movie Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Does anyone remember what Mr. T cereal tasted like anymore?

Unclutter asked if cookbooks were becoming a thing of the past, and perhaps even unnecessary due to the sheer volume of recipes that you can now access online. Personally, I will never give up buying and collecting cookbooks. Ever. While I do use a lot of online sites to pick up recipes, I still love and cherish all of my cookbooks. You’d have to seriously force me to get rid of them. Believe me there are plenty more places and things to unclutter in the house besides my cookbook shelf.

Posie Gets Cozy designed a series of adorable kitchen themed embroidery patterns as a tribute to her grandmother. I have a whole bag full of embroidery materials which I have used exactly one time. Someone else will have to tackle this top notch project for me.

Snack or Die made some Cheddar Pacman Crackers that pretty much cracked me up. I bet kids would love these. Well maybe? Do kids these days even know who Pacman is? In case they don’t, you can make them a dozen Tom Nook cupcakes instead.

The Frantic Home Cook made some Roasted Garlic Paste to use in hummus that she claims is almost as delicious as George Clooney. I may have to test that theory. Too bad I can’t also use Mr. Clooney as my personal “control subject.”

And finally, I made Mark Bittman’s Quick Whole Wheat and Molasses Bread yesterday and it was really good.  Oddly enough, I think it tastes just like the B&M Brown Bread that comes in a can.  Talk about a blast from the past…

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1 Lys February 18, 2008 at 10:02 am

Ahhh.. to have the Clooney as a sous chef… a gal can dream!

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2 Nix February 18, 2008 at 4:07 pm

As much as I rely on the internet for almost everything, I love my cook books too much to ever get rid of them. I even have trouble copying my favorite recipe to a cad and putting it in my recipe box. I love opening up my books and leafing through them.

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3 Donald February 19, 2008 at 8:40 am

Yeah, I hear ya. I am in the tech world, on the net everyday, have a laptop in the near the kitchen, and still have to have my cookboks. I even still use old faithful, “The Joy of Cooking”!

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4 NIKI February 20, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Those Tom Nook cupcakes look cute and yummy!

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