Archive for June, 2014

Looking for a delicious, versatile recipe that you can use as a side-dish and summer grilling condiment? Don’t miss our recipe for Watermelon-Cucumber-Mango Salsa! This incredibly easy salsa takes just minutes to make, and tastes as good on tortilla chips as it does on grilled chicken! Grab the recipe here, then scroll below for some simple serving ideas that will have you enjoying this fresh recipe all summer long!


Made in our Good Cook ProFreshionals 7-Quart Fresh Fruit Bowl, which is exclusively available at Bed Bath and Beyond makes it easy to cut, store, and tote and ENTIRE watermelon in a single bowl. Wondering what to do with a 7-Quart Bowl of watermelon salsa? Here are four of our favorite ways to serve it this summer.


1. Serve it with chips.

Pita chips, rice chips, even Cinnamon-Sugar Chips! The sweet and savory mix of this delicious salsa makes it perfect for pairing with just about every kind of dipper!


2. Create a Crostini.

Schmear jalapeno or pineapple cream cheese on top of toasted slices of bread. Top with our Watermelon Salsa and you’ve got an appetizer everyone will love!


3. Make a Shrimp Cocktail!

Stir in cooked shrimp and serve chilled in a pretty, glass bowl.


Our Fresh Fruit Bowl has built-in drain holes to keep any weeping juices off of your melon. For our salsa, this handy-dandy feature serves a second purpose! It collects the beautiful salsa juices and makes it easy to pour the perfect amount of the marinade over each bowl of shrimp cocktail. Just use the spout on the bowl to drizzle a little salsa juice over the shrimp cocktail and you’ve got a yummy appetizer in minutes!

The Fresh Fruit Bowl makes it easy to pour just the right amount of juice on your shrimp cocktail!


4. Spoon it over grilled meats.

Chicken, pork chops, even BBQ pulled beef! This salsa makes everything taste better! Just another reason you’ll be glad you’ve got a full bowl for sharing, spooning, sprinkling, and slathering on this summer’s best picnic dishes!



The Good Cook Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes is in full swing! Time to start building your dream drawer of gadgets, and enter to win them free!
When it comes to Kitchen Gadgets, it’s easy to work with what you have, but having the best tool for the job makes cooking easier and more enjoyable. That’s why I try to update my kitchen drawers every year. Tossing old tools that have been broken, twisted, or dinged with overuse. And, replacing them with consolidated tools that work well.

What’s a Good Kitchen Gadget?
Utensils and tools that can do more than one thing are at the top of my list. I’d rather have a clean, organized cupboard with five excellent tools that can do five different things, than twenty-five tools that do only one thing each.
With good, multiuse gadgets in mind, there are 3 you simply must have in your kitchen. Time to toss out your ratty steak knives that can’t cut a tomato. Time to add a sharp vegetable peeler that can slice, peel, and make prep quicker than ever. These three tools are inexpensive, easy to clean, and perfect for a variety of kitchen tasks. You’ll be glad you’ve got them!

Three Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets

1. Mini Chef Knife
The Good Cook Mini Chef Knife is the perfect size for cutting small and medium-sized fruits. Sharp enough to slice tomatoes, stable enough to quick-dice onions and garlic, this little chef knife packs a punch when it comes to kitchen prep!

2. Vinyl Handle Peeler.
Brightly colored and easy to hold, even when your hands are wet and slippery, a brand-new vegetable peeler does more than peel potatoes. It makes it easy to hull strawberries, and creates decorative slices of citrus peel in seconds. Bonus tip: use it to turn zucchini or into pretty little ribbons for summer salads.

3. Double-Sided Measuring Flip Spoon
Forget the keyring full of loose measuring spoons. This simple flip measuring spoon makes it easy to measure just enough salt, sugar, or spice for whatever you’re cooking! I love how easy this tool is to clean, and especially love how simple it is to store in my kitchen drawer!

2014-06 Avocado Boats

Kitchen Drawer Creation
Make this! Our exclusive recipe for Summertime Avocado Citrus Boats is easy to make with our Kitchen Drawer picks. Click here to fill your kitchen drawer with our must-have products, then grab the recipe and get cookin’!

Check out recipes for our Kitchen Experts, who love out tools and gadgets.



Good Cook has assembled a team of some of the most fun bloggers on the web to bring you interesting recipes to you.

This time, their theme was one-pot meals and classic diner food, and bloggers were asked to feature at least two of Good Cook’s favorite tools when making their recipes. They chose from an egg separator, Smart Scoop ice cream scoop, double-sided flip measuring spoon, pot clip, and Safe-cut can opener.

What would you do with those tools? We think you’ll be impressed with how creative they were.

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