Chef Planet Nonstick Ovenliner

There is nothing worse than when food in your oven drips down to the bottom of your oven. That meal may have smelled good the first time you cooked it, but as it bakes on the bottom of your oven, it doesn’t smell that great!

That is where Chef Planet Nonstick Ovenliner comes in. It is a time saver that allows you to never ever have to clean the bottom of your oven again. (Do I hear a woohoooo?). While you cook, it collects. It shields the bottom of your oven from splatters, spills, and just the overall mess that your find down there. The Nonstick Ovenliner is made for standard ovens, toasters, and microwaves too. The Chef Planet Nonstick Ovenliner comes in commercial grade thickness and is reusable on both sides. It fits ovens up to 30″ and may be trimmed to fit smaller ovens. It is even dishwasher safe! Best of all, it is made in the US.

It took me about 5 seconds to place this in my oven and it does exactly what they say it does! What more can you asked for? Since this is such a great product, I wanted to pass along a great contest they are doing.

Through the end of the year, you can submit a one-of-a-kind, mouthwatering recipe to Chef Planet’s Facebook page.  They are seeking recipes that drip, crumble and spill… recipes that leave your kitchen screaming for a cleaning, but your family and friends begging for more. Submissions should include an original recipe – one you created – and a photo of your delectable masterpiece. Submit main dishes, side dishes, appetizers and desserts. If you have a personal story pertaining to your recipe, we would love for you to share it.  Ten grand prize winners will be featured in the special edition Chef’s Planet® 10th anniversary cookbook. Additionally, the 10 finalists will receive a Baking Basket from Chef’s Planet®, including our Nonstick Ovenliner, Universal Nonstick Bakeliner and Ovenglove. Ten runner-ups will also be featured in the special edition 10th anniversary cookbook and receive a Gadget Basket from Chef’s Planet®,  including the Nonstick Ovenliner, 2-Cup Measuring Colander and Preptaxi® Food Scoop.
Great product, great contest!

750 Best Appetizers

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, a book you need to get your hands on is 750 Best Appetizers. I know several people trying to figure out what to bring or make for their holiday get togethers, and this book truly has something for everyone. They have everything that you can use for a barbecue to a sit down dinner. They also have recipes that are vegan to ones that are all meat. One of the best things about this book is that many of the recipes can be prepared ahead of time or made in a slow cooker. The sixteen chapters are arranged towards the specific types of dishes like dips and spreads. You can also easily find specific ingredients such as Fish and Seafood or Cheese. I absolutely love the pictures. It makes me want to make everything in this book and eat it! I also love that the directions are super easy to follow. You don’t have to be an experienced cook for most of these recipes. My husband is super excited, because there are about 20 salsa recipes he wants to try out of here! For me, I’d like everything in the dessert chapter. It all sounds so good!

If you need some ideas for your holiday meals, check out 750 Best Appetizers.

The Chew Giveaway!

Fall’s newest Daytime TV show, The Chew, debuts today at 1pm et/12 pt/c on ABC! This ground-breaking talk show puts a culinary twist on daytime TV with the help of co-hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz.  The Emmy award winning creators of “Paula Deen’s Home Cooking”and “Down Home With The Neely’s”, have combined  the tools, tips, tricks and recipes to bring your family and friends together with memorable personalities to create a live, one hour daytime talk show where viewers get the dish on anything and everything related to the world of food and beyond.

I’m actually watching it right now. I absolutely love that BLT appetizers they just showed. That just looked super yummy (it basically was a BLT without the bread).  I would like to see a few more recipes that don’t have weird ingredients that I don’t have in my home.  However, overall, I am liking the show (granted, this is the first one, so we’ll have to see).

Since this is a brand new show, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to win a The Chew Prize Pack.  In it, you will find 1 blanket and 1 bottle opener/keychain.  Here’s what you need to do:

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