As anyone in a long-term relationship can attest to, sometimes it’s not only expensive but also tiring to come up with new and exciting date night activities for you and your significant other. I am actively looking out for inexpensive and creative date ideas for my hubby and I – because after five years it can be easy to fall into expected patterns. One thing my husband and I absolutely love to do is cook delicious, gourmet style meals at home to treat ourselves on a budget. Food is the way to the heart, right? Skipping the restaurant can be much more wallet-friendly and romantic – but you just need to ensure you have the proper tools!
I’m so excited to share these three awesome kitchen tools from one of my favorite brands, Cuisinart. These items will turn your at-home date nights into spectacular and yummy events in a snap! You’ll want to make sure you add these versatile gems to your wedding registry, pronto!
First up, we have the Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker. Imagine taking the sweetness of an ice cream parlor into the comfort of your own home! It’s super easy to use (watch a demo here) and allows you to make your own frozen treats in 20 minutes or less, so you can satisfy your cravings super easily. It has a large capacity so you can make enough for just the two of you or for a gang of friends and the best part? Cleanup is a breeze- no fuss and no mess! Get creative and dream up your own creative flavors or try out one of these suggested recipes: Grand Marnier Ice Cream or Lemon Basil Sorbet. Can you say, holy YUM?!
Next, we have the Round Classic Waffle Maker. Who wouldn’t want the ability to create super yummy, buttery waffles in the comfort of your own home? Turn your weekend breakfasts into brunch events by making gourmet waffles at home. Use a tried and true buttermilk recipe or be adventurous and try this Nutty Whole Wheat Waffle recipe for something extra special. Spend a morning making a romantic breakfast together… experiment with different and unique toppings- grab some fresh berries, peanut butter, flavored syrups… the possibilities are endless! Get a demo of this Waffle Maker here to see just how easy and fun it is to use- the machine has five different browning settings and a regulatory thermostat to ensure you get your waffle just how you want it- whether that’s soft or crispy. Again, cleanup is a breeze thanks to the nonstick baking plates, so you won’t have to waste the day away washing dishes and can get back to cuddling up with coffee or a mimosa 😉
Last but not least, we have the SmartPower Deluxe Duet Blender/Food Processor. This baby performs so many functions in one machine it is sure to earn a regular spot on your countertop. 😉 This versatile (read: budget savvy) tool allows you to mince, chop, blend and mix – all in the same appliance! The speed and efficiency of the Smart Power Deluxe Duet will cut your prep time down significantly. The blender uses its smart power and sophisticated electronics to mince delicate herbs, whip up smoothies, even chop ice. It comes with a 3-cup food processor attachment. Put on the food processor work bowl to slice, shred, chop or mix up a dip. Use any of the 4 blender settings depending on your needs and its ultra-sharp stainless steel blade will take care of your food prep needs. Check out a great demo of this machine here, and see just how simple it is to use. Blend up a delicious Green Smoothie to sip with your sweetie after a jog through the park together or whip up this tasty Mango Salsa to enjoy in the backyard on a sunny summer afternoon.
With the help of these fantastic appliances from Cuisinart, you’re sure to have an endless number of options for tasty treats to whip together. Cheers to being able to create a romantic, inexpensive (and tasty!) date in the comfort of your own home!
Now for the giveaway…
One lucky reader is going to win these awesome essentials from Cuisinart! To be eligible to win, all you have to do is like Cuisinart on Facebook. For extra entries, take a second to follow and tweet about the giveaway, leave a comment, or let us know which product you’re looking forward to the most! You can even enter once a day! You have from now until May 2nd, 2014 to enter. Good luck!
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