Saturday, November 14, 2009

Curious Chef Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!!
So some of you might think I'm nuts for teaching my almost 3 year old how to cook. I love to bake and always have. One day she asked to help, so I let her pour the ingredients in. This has continued for several months, so when I came across Curious Chef, I knew these were perfect products for her. This Saturday's Holiday Gear Giveaway is about holiday cookie baking!

Curious Chef is a wonderful cooking utensil store, just for kids. It's hard for little hands to work with adult cooking utensils. Not to mention it makes them feel special they have their own gear. Ella now has her own cooking drawer- which has distracted her from all of the other drawers she's not supposed to be in. All of the Curious Chef's products are BPA free and meet and exceed the CPSC testing standards. I was worried about my old cookie cutters and if they had BPA in them. I didn't want Ella playing with them, just in case. So this truly has been a amazing find!

Curious Chef has over 49 child sized cooking utensils to choose from and some amazing kits. They have some awesome party kits like a Sundae kit, Holiday Cookie kit and Pizza Party kit that would be great for birthday parties or sleepovers. We got to review the 6 Piece Cookie Kit and had some extra holiday cookie cutters sent over. The 6 piece kit comes with a large silicone mixing spoon, whisk, nylon cookie cutter, non stick rolling pin, and 2 cookie cutters.
We had planned a cookie party with several of Ella's friends, but like most plans- they fell through last minute since some kiddos got sick. It seems like they keep passing the same junk back and forth. So today Ella and I had our holiday cookie adventure and it wasn't as hard as I expected it to be. She did most of the work and I was surprised at how well she did. We used a simple organic sugar cookie mix so it wouldn't be too difficult. Here are some pics of our experience:The whisk was very easy for her to use and once she got the idea of going in circles fast and she was able to scramble the eggs. Then she enjoyed pouring the melted butter into the egg and the mix was very easy for her to stir with the silicone spatula. I then had to step in and knead. Who knows what would have happened if I had allowed her to do that since she had already wanted to eat the egg. :) We then put the dough in the fridge for 4 hours and came back to it. Yes, she concentrating hard on rolling! The non-stick roller was also very easy to use when the dough was a little warmer. It was difficult for her to push down hard on the cold dough. But she got it! And she loved using the cookie cutters to make shapes. We got the Christmas tree, bell, ginger bread man and star cutters to use. That was her favorite part out of the whole process- besides eating the cookies.
Here is the kiddo using the spatula to put the sugar cookies in her tin. We then made a organic cream cheese frosting and added some Just Tomatoes Powdered Raspberries to half of the mixture. We also added some Just Tomatoes Powdered Blueberries to some of the dough and Just Tomatoes Banana Powder to the top of some of the cookies for a variety. They all turned out super yummy!

So I did all of this with a almost 3 year old. Curious Chef is recommended for ages 5+, but with your help, any child can learn how to cook. If you have smaller children and want to introduce them to cooking, have them play with the utensils with water. The measuring spoons, whisk, and measuring cups would be great to start off by simple play. Not to mention the mathematical concepts you will be teaching! I let Ella use her rolling pin to roll play dough and try the cookie cutters with that so she knew what to do when it came time to actually make the cookies.

Now, get ready to start planning holiday baking with your little ones!!


The Giveaway: Curious Chef would like to give 1 lucky winner a Holiday Cookie Kit
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST November 28, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open only to the US

How to Enter: Go to Curious Chef and tell me something else you like! Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!

EXTRA entries: You must complete the "How To Enter" before making any extra entries. Make sure you leave a comment for each extra entry and tell me which one.

2. Become a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, Mkokopelli on Twitter, or Follow my blog
3. Subscribe to my blog by email (on the right sidebar) You must verify and be active at the time of the giveaway- those who are unverified will become disqualified
4. Blog, Tweet or send a message on FB and leave a link here (3 extra entries total)
5. Enter another giveaway I have going on and tell me which one or leave a comment on a
non-giveaway post (1 entry)
6. Become a Fan of Curious Chef on Facebook
7. Tell me your favorite recipe on the Curious Chef
8. Follow the Curious Chef on Twitter
9. Add my Eco-friendly Holiday Gift Guide to your blog or Facebook page
Mkokopelli




New disclaimer: I was sent these items to review for free by Curious Chef. This is NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.

231 comments:

  1. I would want the sundae kit! Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  10. I entered baby best ( the last one was supposed to be SWEET organics....sorry about that) Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  13. I like the colorful Root Beer Float Mugs and the Green Pepper Cutting board
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  17. I would really like the 3 qt mixing bowl set

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  21. Favorite Recipe the kids like to make is the Mini Pizza, so easy!
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  22. entered the Plan Toys Giveaway
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  23. The 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit would really be fun.
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  27. Also like the pizza kit

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  32. Curious Chef Mini Cheese Pizzas

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  36. Sweet Organics and Naturals $20 Gift Code
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  37. Wow, either the Pizza Party Kit or the Sundae Kit would be great fun!

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  38. I'm an email subscriber
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  39. I'm following the Curious Chef on Twitter (slmiresse).

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  40. I tweeted this giveaway
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  41. I'm a fan of Curious Chef on facebook
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  42. I'm a fan/follower of Mkokopelli on facebook and on Twitter.

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  43. The cutting boards are cute.

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  46. main entry: my grandson would love the 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit too. I think its wonderful she helps you bake, when they ask to help you know they are ready. My grandson loves to bake & cook with me & we have such fun. great giveaway thanks!
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  47. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on FB,
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  48. I follow Mkokopelli on Twitter as itsallnew2me
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  49. I Follow your blog on google friends as julie cutshaw
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  51. I Tweeted this giveaway
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  52. I posted this giveaway on my FB wall
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  53. I am a Fan of Curious Chef on Facebook as julie cutshaw
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  54. MY favorite recipe on the Curious Chef is the chocolate crunch
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  55. I Follow the Curious Chef on Twitter as itsallnew2me
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  56. I Entered the giveaway you have going on of the plan toys airport too thanks!
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  57. i entered your name your tune giveaway too!
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  58. I entered your giveaway of the Bamboosa BambooBaby Knit Blanket too thanks!
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  59. I love the vegetable essential kit. It has everything you need to encourage healthy eating.

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  60. I love the child chef textile set- apron, etc - as well as the individual items like kiddo spatulas, whisks, etc.

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  61. I'm an email subscriber :)

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  62. I also entered "Wear the Earth"...

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  63. I think the Kitchen Timer would be a great addition for the 5 and over ages. Teaches them counting in 5's.
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  65. I entered your PlanToys giveaway.
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  66. Posted your Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide here:
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  67. By far the Roll Out Sugar Cookie Recipie for us.
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  68. I love the pizza set
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  71. I like the vegetable scrubber.
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  74. I like the 3 Piece Prep Bowl Set - thanks!

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  77. entered your piggy paint giveaway

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  79. I like the Taco Pizza recipe - yum!

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  80. I like the Sundae Sleepover Kit! Looks like fun!

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  81. I entered the Oompa Toys giveaway.

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  83. would love the 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit
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  88. First, I just wanted to say you are NOT nuts! Children learn by doing and we have WAY too many young adults now who don't know how to cook or bake because no one let them into the kitchen (this is from experience going through university and a lot of people I've met!) Plus they learn a tonne! This is one of the best ways to learn fractions - if you double the recipe you can use the 1/2 cup instead of 2 1/4 cups - math without even having to tell them it is math.

    My daughter LOVES being in the kitchen too, of all things, she loves to crack eggs for me. She is getting quite good (she is 2 3/4!) A little messier than doing it myself, but then we get to spend time together instead of her doing her own thing while I cook/bake and she has so much fun!

    Anyways... onto the entries :D
    I love the look of the measure and prep kit, all the measuring spoons and cups look nice and easy to use and we could do with some decent ones here ;)

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  89. The mini cheese pizzas would be a great recipe to try out with my daughter (she LOVES pizza and LOVES putting the toppings on the 'real' pizzas. Just a bit messy with the tomato sauce!!)

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  90. I entered the Little Green Books giveaway

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  91. I would like the 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit to use when my daughter is a little bit older.

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  92. I am a fan of Mkokopelli on FB, and follow Mkokopelli on Twitter, and Follow your blog

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  93. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail

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  94. I am a Fan of Curious Chef on Facebook

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  95. I Follow the Curious Chef on Twitter

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  96. I entered the dough Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  97. I entered ecotime Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  98. great giveaway. my kids love helping me in the kitchen. I like the mixing bowls set.
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  102. the taco pizza recipe is sounding good to me

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  103. have your button http://clarissaneiding.blogspot.com/

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  104. We like the pizza party kit!
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  105. Fanned Curious Chef on FB
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  107. My kids would love the 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit!

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  108. I like the Build-A-Kitchen Fruit & Vegetable Set.

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  109. I am a confirmed email subscriber.

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  110. I follow Curious Chef on Twitter as maxfate.

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  111. I would also like to get my son the 5 pc pizza gift kit. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  112. My son would love the Pizza gift Kit. He wants to open up a pizza shop when he gets older so this would be so fun. Also like the Flower Cookie Cutter.

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  113. Such cute things. I would like the 4 Piece Child Chef Textile Set for my nephew. Thanks so much for the contest!

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  114. The 8 piece fruit and veg set looks good

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  115. I'm following you on twitter

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  116. I'm following curious chef on twitter

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  117. My fav recipe is the

    Curious Chef Taco Pizza

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  118. The Pizza Party Kit looks like a lot of fun.
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  119. I love the 4 Piece Child Chef Textile Set. So cute! I love the oven mitts!
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  120. Liz would like the 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit.
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  121. LOVE the Sundae Sleepover kit. Thanks for the chance.
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  122. i like the pizza kit silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. The 22 Pc Sundae Sleepover Kit would really be fun

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  126. Thank you for the giveaway. I like the pizza gift set.

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  127. I entered transformational Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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  128. The 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit would be a hit with my nephew. Thanks!

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  129. sundae kit LOOKS AWESOME MY DAUGHTER LOVES BEING MY HELPER IN THE KITCHEN

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  130. I entered the simply chickie giveaway!

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  131. The 17 Pc Measure & Prep kit looks fabulous, too

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  132. I follow your RSS feed

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  133. I also entered the Simply Chickie giveaway

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  134. I would like the 22pc Sundae Sleepover Kit!

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  135. follow on twitter as Missybeez80

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  136. The Pizza kit looks like fun!
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  137. I follow your blog.
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  138. I like their 5pc Pizza Gift Kit.
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  139. My kids would love the pizza gift kit. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  140. I would want the sundae kit!

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  141. My granddaughter loves to bake cookies, this prize would make her very happy.

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  142. I also like the 22pc Sundae Sleepover Kit. Thanks!

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  143. I also like the 27 Pc Foundation Set from their Build-a-Kitchen Section.

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  144. I am an email subscriber.

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  145. I entered your Wear the Earth Gift Code giveaway.

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  146. I love the Build-A-Kitchen Sets: 27 Pc Foundation Set.

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  147. I'm a fan of a fan of Mkokopelli on twitter as samsakara

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  148. I like the Green Pepper Cutting Board!

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  149. I like the 17 Pc Measure & Prep Gift Kit
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  150. Following your blog
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  151. I entered your Wear the Earth giveaway
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  152. I like the 5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit also. Thanks.

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  153. Great ideas! My son would love to have a pizza party with the Pizza Party Kit. thanks.

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  154. Follow the curious chef on twitter @juliemeagan

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  155. Tweet http://twitter.com/JulieMeagan/status/6067296822

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  156. I like the recipe for Roll Out Sugar Cookies

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  157. Entered your ecotime toys giveaway

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  158. I like the Root Beer Float Mugs!

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  159. My daughter would love
    5 Pc Pizza Gift Kit! She loves to help in the kitchen.
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  160. I love the 27 Pc Foundation Set. I have a little girl who loves to cook with mommy.

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  161. I absolutely love the Party Event Kits: 15 Pc Pizza Party Kit. Thanks for the great contest :)

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  162. The sundae kit looks fun! Thankyou and happy holidays! :)
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  163. My grandaughter (and daughter in law!) would love to have the 27 Pc Foundation Set...as a matter of fact, thanks to your blog for making me aware of these items! I know where I'm shopping for her birthday...

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  164. My grandaughter (and daughter in law!) would love to have the 27 Pc Foundation Set...as a matter of fact, thanks to your blog for making me aware of these items! I know where I'm shopping for her birthday...
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  165. I like their 5pc Pizza Gift Kit.
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  166. 15 Pc Pizza Party Kit
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  167. I like the vegetable & fruit prep set for kids to encourage learning how to prepare healthy food and participation in preparation.

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  168. I'd love the 17 piece measure and prep set!

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  169. I like the Curious Chef Build-A-Kitchen Sets: 27 Pc Foundation Set. Maybe if they had this a lot of my kitchen gadgets would find their way from the playroom back to the kitchen

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  170. I like the Curious Chef Mini Cheese Pizzas.

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  171. I like the 27 Pc Foundation Set
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  172. sundae kit make me want ice cream

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  173. I like the build-a-kitchen set.
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