Author Archives: Kristel Poole

Dress to Impress: The Ultimate Guide to Ironing from Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

Dress to Impress: The Ultimate Ironing Guide

In a study conducted by Hamilton Beach, it was revealed that nearly 95% of those surveyed know how to iron, and nearly 52% would iron a shirt if it were wrinkled. Only 15.3% never iron at all! The tips, advice, and how-to steps here will help make the ironing process more efficient, saving you time…

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Food Focus: Watermelon

Food Focus: Watermelon

Today, I overheard juicy office gossip. Two women were discussing how one had gone completely overboard this past weekend and it caused an argument at home. What had this woman done? She ate the entire watermelon before her husband could even grab a slice. Juicy, right? Get it? Since watermelon is in season, we wanted to delve into the juicy topic of watermelon, specifically: why you should eat it, how you can eat it and some fun facts you may not know.

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Fried Oysters

Fried Oysters with Slaw and Lime Cilantro Avocado Sauce

Like many people who live near oyster reefs, I have a love/love relationship with the slippery bivalves. Some people prefer them raw, some fried, some grilled with herbs and butter, and I like them all. Today is National Oyster Day, so let’s salute the briny fruit of the sea with a recipe based off one we ate in Austin, Texas while in town for the BlogHer Food 2013 conference.

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Basket with tomatoes on a old table

Food Focus: Tomatoes

In my house, we look forward to tomato season all year. We rush to farmers markets and produce stands in the summer, eagerly awaiting the sight of red, yellow, orange and pink tomatoes to take center stage in our everyday cooking. It’s fun to see the colorful heirloom tomatoes on the counter, and sometimes I don’t want to use them because they look so beautiful. Some have stripes, some have weird ridges and bumps, but they all have that perfectly tart and sweet, juicy flavor we all love.

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Duff Goldman Drink Mixer

Duff Goldman Drink Mixer Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you for all the wonderful comments on the Drink Mixer Giveaway over the past few weeks! We are excited to be able to share this heritage product with you, especially the big Triple Spindle Drink Mixer HMD400 signed by celebrity chef and reality TV star Duff Goldman. (Thanks, Duff!) The randomly chosen reader who is the lucky winner of the Hamilton Beach Commercial Triple Spindle Drink Mixer signed by Duff Goldman is…

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