What’s on Your Summer Wish List?

This weekend marks the official kickoff to summer here in the U.S. and you’ve likely got some outdoor celebrations in your future. We’ve got just the tastes and tools for you. (And while we may not own all of these – yet – they’re definitely on our wish list!)

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Get Grillin’!

Sur La Table Pro Ceramic Grill Pan

This eco-friendly, lightweight ceramic grill pan is fireproof and heat-resistant up to 700ºF and the nonstick surface releases food easily and resists staining. Plus you get those classic grill marks!


Sur La Table Stainless Steel Burger Basket

Cooking for a crowd? This stainless steel basket allows you to speed things up by grilling and flipping four burgers at once. And you won’t lose any burgers through the grill grates. As a bonus, it’s dishwasher-safe so cleanup is easy. (For even more smoky burgers, try grinding and blending in some Fire Up the Grill black tea.)


Burger Baskets – set of 4

If you’re going to eat outdoors, you need the full experience, right? You may want more than one set of these cute little diner baskets so you’re ready to serve up burgers, dogs, or whatever is on your picnic menu. Classic summer!


Sur La Table Hasselback Potato Prep Set

If you’re not a baked potato fan, you may prefer this flavorful alternative. Potatoes are thinly sliced, then fanned out for faster cooking. Then top with your favorite toppings. This handy set includes a board with a stainless steel cutting guide to help you get perfectly-spaced slices every time.


And for Dessert …

Cuisinart Classic Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker

We absolutely LOVE our ice cream maker! It makes 1 1/2 quarts of your favorite flavor in about 20 minutes. And because it requires no salt or chemicals, it’s pretty much “plug & play” easy. Try out our Tea-infused Ice Cream recipe using your favorite flavor of tea.


Chef’n Ice Cream Sandwich Maker

And once you have that homemade ice cream, why not use it to make a sandwich? These fun silicone trays are used to bake the cookies, then fill the frame with your favorite ice cream, sandwich between the cookies, and refreeze for at least one hour. Makes a total of 8 sandwiches.


Cookies & Cream : Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich
Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich

Wondering what to make for your ice cream sandwich? This tasty little cookbook includes more than 50 winning combinations such as Strawberry Cheesecake, Red Velvet, and Boston Cream Pie. There’s also information on assembling, equipment, and decorating, plus delicious full-color photos throughout.


Zoku Quick Pop Maker

This pop maker is so easy – make ice pops in as little as seven minutes … on your countertop … with no electricity! You can even get fancy with striped pops or flavor core pops (we haven’t yet branched into that). Simply store the base in your freezer so it’s ready at a moment’s notice. The kit includes six reusable plastic sticks with drip guards. A specially-designed Super Tool helps to release the frozen treats from the molds. Makes up to nine pops before you need to refreeze the maker again. Try it with our Melon Pops recipe.


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