Talenti Sea Salt Caramel.  You guys know I’m one for making as much as I can at home but I tried Talenti Sea Salt Caramel gelato over the weekend and flipped the heck out.  Martha Stewart Living highlighted it last summer, mentioning the price was $8 which I’d never pay for a store-bought dessert, but I found it in my grocery store for $4.29.  It’s still a little on the pricier side but I swear you won’t care about the price after you dig into this rich, silky smooth salted caramel gelato.  Except when you’re staring at the bottom of the empty container and realize you need more.  Stat.

Chrachel Cooks (Not Safe for Work or Little Ones unless you have ear buds/headphones – the language is a little “heavy” right from the beginning).  I came across this YouTube video a few weeks ago and spent nearly the entire 10 minutes cracking up.  At first I wasn’t sure if I should be horrified or flattered that a couple of college kids with an insanely popular YouTube channel would chose to video themselves making my cupcakes with the title of wtf is cream of tartar?! …but it’s all good.  Actually, it’s pretty darn cool to actually see how other people make and react to my recipes in their own kitchens…and make hand washing look sexy at the same time!!

Williams- Sonoma Goldtouch bakeware

Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch Bakeware.  My absolute favorite baking pans!  And hey!  They’re on sale this week – 20% off!  I’ve had a bunch of half sheet pans for at least 4 years now and even with heavy use, they have never chipped, warped (even in a super hot oven), or scratched.  I’ve added a few other pieces over time (the muffin pans consistently produce perfectly domed muffins and cupcakes) and I just ordered a few new 9″ cake pans yesterday.  I realize there are times when spending a little extra money on a product seems ridiculous when there are much less expensive alternatives available but I swear these pans will never do you wrong.  Just read the reviews.



Evernote.  This app is my life saver!  It’s a virtual note-taking tool that allows you to create endless amounts of notebooks that you can clip ideas to – in text and with links, full web pages, photos, or voice recordings.  I’ve been using it for almost a year now and have been keeping those little jots of recipe ingredients and instructions as I make dishes (instead of scraps of paper that I always lose), ideas for blog posts, party and holiday menus, weekend to-do lists, shopping lists, and plans for our vegetable garden this year.  The app can be downloaded to PC or Mac and is available on Apple, Android, or Windows-based phones and tablets.  The BEST thing about the app is that it will automatically sync your notebooks between all of your devices that use the app.  It’s amazing!!  And free!!!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and I have no affiliations with any of the companies mentioned here.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    I’ve been wanting to try Talenti forever but I’m too cheap to spend a ton on it. $4 is reasonable though, I would definitely snag it for that price! Thanks for the heads-up on the WS pans; I desperately need new baking sheets.

  • January 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    I first tried the Talenti Sea Salt Gelato in April, and I’ve been a fan ever since. I got my husband, sister, and several friends hooked as well. One doubter, I mean friend, tried it for the first time this past Saturday and she hates that she waited so long. How do they get it so smooth? And don’t even get me started on those chocolate-caramel bites! When my grocery store runs a special (2 for $5 or $6), I make sure to take advantage of it.

    • January 29, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      I was blown away by how smooth it was! I also snagged a couple spoonfuls of Kyle’s Caramel Cookie Crunch and while it was good, it wasn’t nearly as smooth as the Sea Salt Caramel…or nearly as good either! I’ll have to keep a better eye out for when it goes on sale. 🙂

  • January 29, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I have seen this in the market and also didn’t buy it. I will now try it as I was afraid I would be disappointed. I do love the Ciao Bello Key lime gelato with the graham cracker. Oh my word. I can snag them at the market for 3.50. Thank you!

    • January 29, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      If you love salted caramel, you will not be disappointed with this gelato. It’s freaking amazing! The key lime with graham cracker sounds awesome – I’ll keep an eye out for that brand!

  • January 29, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    I totally agree with you on that gelato. It was on sale at our grocery store one day, and we bought some. Holy cow, was it amazing!! I’ve heard great things about the W-S Gold Touch pans and need to buy some, stat.

  • January 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    That gelato looks amazinggggg

    And omg that video is hilarious!

  • January 29, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    I haven’t tried the Salted Caramel Talenti….but my 2 favorites to mash up are the Belgian Chocolate & Caribbean Coconut…a scoop of each in a big ol’ latte mug….it’s like love in a cup.

    • January 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Yes, love in a cup is the perfect way to put it. lol

  • January 29, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    I just finished off the last bit of the pistachio. So, so good!

  • JuliG
    January 29, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I was the same way till Publix offered it on sale. It is insanely good. Not that it needs it but occasionally we guild the lily with a drizzle of caramel sauce, a sprinkling of Captain Crunch and to put it over the top a little pinch of Maldon Sea Salt. Unbelievable.

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  • January 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Oh my gosh that video is hilarious!!

  • jmbh
    January 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    You MUST try the SoCo Creamery’s Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream. Elm City Market carries it. . .it’s astoundingly delicious.

    • January 30, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      Damn you Joan! You’re trying to sabotage my diet, aren’t you? 😉 In all seriousness, though, once it warms up, I need to take a walk over there. Perhaps I’ll make some room in the freezer in the office for the SoCo Creamery stuff.

      • jmbh
        January 31, 2013 at 2:08 PM

        Sorry, Tara. But it’s amazing!