SousVide Supreme Demi

I recently was able to try out the SousVide Supreme Demi. We were loaned it for about two weeks or so, and we tried several different meals in it.

Up until recently, I hadn’t heard of SousVide cooking before. It’s actually pretty cool. Instead of a hot flame (like you are use to cooking with), you are cooking with hot water! It is basically a water oven. It was super easy to use also — just vacuum seal food in the food grade cooking pouches and simmer in the water bath. Each kind of food you put in there has a temperature and a time frame it needs to cook. What kinds of food can you cook in there? Any kind — beef, lamb, game, pork, chicken, fish, seafood, and even vegetables! To be honest, this is foolproof to use.

We made vegetables, chicken, and beef with it. What did we think? It was great! The steaks we made were super yummy and tender. You could literally cut the steaks with a fork. The veggies were super soft too. The chicken in here just soaked up the seasonings we added in and was pretty awesome.

I have to admit that the SousVide is an amazing way to cook. I love that I could put dinner in the SousVide Sepreme Demi in the afternoon and have dinner ready with little to no work. Have you tried SousVide cooking before? What did you think?

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Christine. Congrats!

My husband loves cheesecake, and I am always looking for easier ways to make it. I like simple but good recipes (as many of my long time readers know) and the Key Lime Cheesecake Bars we recently tried out were amazing.

These Key Lime Cheesecake Bars are super easy to make.  All you need to make these bars is 1 cup of hot water, 2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, and 5 tablespoons of melted butter.  That’s it!  No cooking.  I mean seriously — how easy is that?  Now, I know you are wondering how this tastes.  Excellent!  The Oreo cookie crust is awesome (how could it not be?) and the key lime cheesecake is good too.  There is just enough of the lime to make it good but not overpower your taste buds.

Since my family likes these Key Lime Cheesecake Bars, I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to get their own box of Key Lime Cheesecake Bars!  Here’s what you need to do:

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Tip Of The Day

Rumford Baking Powder
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Baking powder is perishable.  Be sure to check the expiration date on the bottom of your can before using.  To see if the baking powder is still active, mix 1 tsp baking powder with 1/3 cup hot water.  If the mixture bubbles, the baking powder is good.

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