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Monkey Peeler

Monkey Peeler

I could really use a potato peeler and for $8 why not get this one? It’ll go perfectly with your frog & dog oven mitts.

Amazon says the orange monkey peeler is king of the kitchen with his swivel blade stainless steel peeler, built in eye remover for potatoes. Our monkey cleans up nicely with a quick trip through the dishwasher.

Toucan Opener

And how about a Toucan Opener? Yours for $18.

According to Amazon the Toucan can opener will have your family squawking with delight with each newly opened can. The Toucan looks good, but also gets the job done with its ergonomic design, soft non-slip grip and stainless steel cutting blades.


Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Spicy and sweet and salty…what more could you ask for?

These peppery-sweet potatoes are delicious with roasted meats. Cooking them at a high heat makes their interior tender just as the sugar-and-spice coating begins to caramelize and brown the outside. (Recipe from Sweetnicks)


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 500°. Peel potatoes; cut each lengthwise into quarters.
  2. Place potatoes in a large bowl; coat with cooking spray. Combine sugar, salt, and peppers, and sprinkle over potatoes, tossing well to coat.
  3. Arrange potatoes, cut sides down, in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes; turn wedges over.
  5. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until tender and beginning to brown.

I would probably sub the cooking spray with a few tablespoons of olive oil or veggie oil, but other than that this sounds delicious.

Photo from Flickr.