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2 Last Minute Gifts for the iPad Cook

By Bob on December 20, 2012 5:35 AM

When I was kid growing up in Granbury, Texas it was BIG DEAL every year when the Neiman Marcus Wish Book would find its way to our trailer park mailbox. It must've been sometime in the late 1960's when one of the featured items was a COMPUTER for the KITCHEN. It was just a little smaller than a chest freezer and weighed about as much.

I wish Future Bob could've told me I'd live to see computers in the kitchen and they'd be smaller and lighter than my favorite MAD Magazine. I confess that I am mad for my iPad. I like having it in the kitchen when I cook (Charlotte does, too) and I've run across two iPad items that are must-haves for every computer kitchen. It's not too late to add these to your holiday shopping list:


1. Chef Sleeve's for iPad & iPhone are disposable, recyclable, and kitchen safe. Guaranteed to allow for stress free tapping and scrolling - no matter what you've got cooking. $9.99/10-pack of iPad or iPhone Sleeves, available at Target.


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2. Chef Sleeve's Dishwasher Safe Cutting Board with Built-in iPad Stand. Chop, dice, and mince with the hands-free instruction of your favorite recipes and chefs. $69.99, available from Chef Sleeve. Both products are made 100% in the USA.Cutting Board for the iPad Cook-600a.jpg 

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If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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