Tasty Tools: Scoops

My first Tasty Tools event I hosted in March featured box & microplane graters and was a true success! Let’s have more fun this month with a new Tasty Tool challenge for AprilTasty Tools is a monthly food blogging event I host, allowing an opportunity to use various kitchen tools to create a myriad of sweet and savory dishes. For this event, a specific kitchen tool will be chosen each month, which will be used in creating your recipe. I’m not one for “uni-taskers,” so I’ll be choosing kitchen tools that are versatile enough to use in both cooking and baking. You may already have these tools home or they may be something you were thinking of purchasing. As a result of the event, we’ll have a collection of recipes that I hope will inspire you to use these tools more often.
For the month of April, Tasty Tools is focusing on ice cream & portion scoops. Scoops… they’re great for ice cream but that’s only the beginning! Scoops come in a variety of sizes and can help evenly portion out meatballs, muffins, melon balls, cookies, doughs, etc. What will you make to show off your scooper skills?! To participate here are the event rules:

1) Make a recipe using the featured “Tasty Tool” of the month – April: Ice Cream Scoops – and create a blog post about it from now until the midnight deadline on Friday, May 2nd, 2008. If you have any tips about using the tool, please share that too.

2) Add a link back to this event’s URL

3) Submit your entry by emailing the following information to itsjoelen@gmail.com:
– “Tasty Tools” in subject line
– Your name
– Your state, country location
– Your food blog name & link to your event entry
– Name & picture of your entry with your “tasty tool” used

You can participate even if you don’t have a blog. Non-bloggers can email the above information (sans blog details) and I’ll include it in the round up.

I’ll be posting a round-up of the entries on Monday, May 5th, 2008 to recognize and highlight all the creative recipes using the Tasty Tool of the month. Until then, I look forward to the entries and some tool tips!


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