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Apr. 25, 2011 9:06 am 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2011 8:15 am
by Jan When I am not in the kitchen or at a computer working on recipes and gadget info for both All Recipes and our other site, I  do have other interests. One of them is knitting. I belong to a knitting group that meets once a week for nine months. (We take… MORE
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Apr. 18, 2011 8:29 am 
Updated: Apr. 19, 2011 7:06 am
By Nan  My husband Wayne has been a beekeeper for as long as I’ve known him (and longer than I care to ‘fess up to!). I’m convinced that he has the best employees in the world—thousands of bees who literally work themselves to death making the best honey I’ve ever tasted. They do “bite”… MORE
Comb Honey
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Apr. 11, 2011 7:21 am 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2011 8:28 pm
by Jan I’m asked many times to name the small kitchen appliance that I can’t live without. Hands down, my answer is “the blender.” It’s on my counter 24/7 for a myriad of tasks, not just our daily morning smoothies. For such jobs as chopping day-old bread for crumbs, making blue cheese salad… MORE
Grape Gazpacho
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Waring Beverage and Food Blender
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Apr. 1, 2011 8:05 am 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2011 8:06 am
Spring is here, says our local weather gal. Really? We had snow last week, and possibly more coming. But in my mind, I’m dreaming of Spring celebrations and food. Easter’s not that far away, and Mother’s Day, graduations, and showers will march along soon after. I’ve decided that my… MORE
Wilton 23 Cupcake Stand
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About Me
We are GadgetGals-tm, a team of two women who love food and write about kitchen gadgets at allrecipes and at our own website The website provides news, reviews, and know-how about all kinds of kitchenware and small appliances. We have been writing about kitchenware since 2003. Nancy lives on a farm in Iowa and Jan lives in an apartment in New York City. Nancy is left handed and Jan is right handed. Good for testing the comfort of many gadgets. We love to help any and all with food questions gadget advice and concerns related to food prep.
My favorite things to cook
We both like to bake. Nancy lives on an apple farm, so she is more of the expert for all things apple related. Since we both have families, fast daily cooking is a concern to both GadgetGals-tm. Jan loves to entertain and tries out new menu ideas on her guests. Nancy never knows who will drop in at her farm, so she always has a cup of coffee ready to serve with a "treat."
My favorite family cooking traditions
We both celebrate the holidays, through the year, from New Years to Fourth of July to Christmas. We both try to add a new idea or recipe to the menus of the traditional foods the family expects. Jan loves to grill. Nan always holds a Christmas cookie baking day with cousins Cathy and Ann and sometimes Cathy's grandkids.
My cooking triumphs
That we can be reached for cooking and kitchen equipment questions by two means. All Recipes and
My cooking tragedies
Nancy trying many times to bake a two layer pie of pumpkin and pecan pie with the nuts on top. Never got it to separate into layers though it tasted good! For Jan, sprinkling salt on Bosc pears, thinking it was sugar then baking them. What a taste surprise everyone had at dessert time!
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