My new toy: Zojirushi BBCC-X20 Bread Machine

I’ve been wanting a new bread machine for a long while, and I’ve been wanting THIS bread machine for at least 2-3 years!  I’ve been cheap and trying to wait for it to go on sale, but it’s never been on sale.  😦

Today, while shopping at Target, Steven spotted this on the clearance rack in the kitchen section!! They were selling this open item for $139.99 (originally $199.99).  We went to customer service to MAKE SURE that this item is returnable in the case that it doesn’t work (the clearance sticker stated “As Is”), and it’s returnable!!

So…this is a new member to my kitchen family.  I can’t wait to introduce it to other members of the family…flour…eggs…water…yeast…I think they’ll have sooo much fun together!!

Although I’m super-excited about this machine, I can’t help but wonder why Zojirushi can’t change the exterior packaging a bit.  Just by looking at the box, this product looks like it’s from the 1990’s.  Don’t you think?

Microwaved Potato Chips

Hello…first off…this is my first post of 2010…so Happy New Year to everyone!!!…and also…Happy Chinese New Year (Year of the Tiger) to everyone as well!!!

For my birthday last year…my sister bought me a microwave potato chip maker…:)

It comes with a slicer and bowl…as well as a rack for making the potato chips…

You just slice the potatoes and slide the slices into the individual slots and microwave until done!!…see…