Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pampered Chef {Feature}

Tonight I want to introduce you all to Carol, a Pampered Chef Consultant. She has kindly sent me the following items to feature on Ashley Suzanne, as well as donated a set of each item for one lucky reader. Find out how to enter at the end of the post.


Before I go into detail for each product here is a little bit more information about Pampered Chef.
The Pampered Chef®, founded in 1980 by Doris Christopher and part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses, is the premier direct seller of high-quality kitchen tools. The Pampered Chef's sales force of Independent Pampered Chef® Consultants offer multipurpose kitchen tools, demonstrate easy food preparation techniques and share recipes that can help you entertain with style and ease - transforming the simple to the spectacular.
Easier to use than a pastry bag and a great way to learn how to decorate. Three easy-squeeze bottles and writing, basket weave and rosette tips let you decorate with different designs and colors at one time. Perfect for frosting, whipped cream and soft cheese. Includes creative decorating ideas and a convenient cleaning brush. Great for kids! Dishwasher-safe.

I was looking, the most, toward using these little tools. I seem to struggle and make messes when using pastry bags. I was a little skeptical at first about using these because I was unsure how easy it would be to fill them with icing. Once I read the instructions it became a lot clearer and it stated that it would be easier to use a spatula or a butter knife. The butter knife worked better for me. It also said to put food coloring into a Ziploc bag with icing and then cut a hole on the corner of the bag and then transfer it to the container. I found this extremely difficult to do, so I just used a cup and mixed some food coloring with icing and then used a butter knife to put into the bottles. I really liked these and was glad that I could use the tips that I previously have. This decorator bottle set comes complete with three tips, couplers, and bottles, and also with a cleaning brush. These are also a lot more easier to clean than I expected.

The easiest way to move foods from the oven or grill to serving platters! Simply slide the stainless lifter under pizzas, appetizers and cakes, then use the angled nylon helper handle to keep your fingers from touching the food. This sturdy duo can even handle deep dish pizzas and cakes up to 5 lbs.! Lifter, 10" x 10". Helper handle, 7" x 2 1/2". Dishwasher-safe.

This mega lifter is so cool! It makes it so much easier to gather more than one cookie off of the cookie sheet then when you use a spatula. I could have really used this gadget while I was baking over the holiday season. I made dozens of cookies and had to move them individually with a spatula. All you do is take the lifter, slide it under the cookies and the use the other scraper to push them together.

Their streamlined modern design is perfectly sized for spice containers. Adjustable sliders create a seal for dry and liquid ingredients, and are removable for easy cleaning. Grooved thumbprints help you move the sliders back and forth for accurate measuring. Set of two: 1/8 tsp.-1 tsp., 1 tsp.-1 tbsp.
These adjustable measuring spoons are extremely handy. I hate having to dig through the utensil drawer trying to find the right measuring spoon that I need. This set comes with two spoons, one goes up to a tablespoon and the other goes up to a teaspoon. It will be so much easier now to keep up with these two spoons instead of all the others. When it comes to measuring spoons like this, my first thought is, will it leak or not hold all the substance? Well I am happy to report that these do not leak and they are extremely easy to clean.

The next two items are the cookbook and the spatula. I could not find these on the website so here is the information that Carol gave me.

Our test kitchens create about 400 recipes every year and the Season's
Best Recipe Collection cookbook is published twice a year.  It's only
$1!!! and always includes a nice assortment of recipes including
several entrees at $2 or less per serving and some healthy options.
It's a great deal :-)

The spatula is our small Mix N Scraper and I love it.  It combines all
the best features of a good spatula and a spoon.  We have 3 total
sizes for this item - one bigger, one smaller that is perfect inside

I don’t usually care for cookbooks because they take up so much room and it is easier to find a recipe you want online in a matter of seconds, but however I do like this little cookbook. It is small enough to flip through and it fits in almost any little nook or cranny.

The spatula is amazing! It is concave a little but not completely and it allows for a great clean scrape around the whole bowl. It is even easier to clean and works great with just about any substance. From cookies to cupcakes.

Overall I really loved these products and I enjoyed playing with each and every one. Here are the treats that I made today by using my Pampered Chef tools.


Sorry that the picture is not that great. I sorta played around with the different tips. What do you think? Not too bad, huh?

Now the moment you have all been waiting for, the giveaway :]

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  1. I'd definitely make chocolate mousse with expresso whipped cream -- (the easy-squeeze bottles would be perfect for piping the mousse & whipped cream into serving glasses!!)

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