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Where To Get Your Last Minute Chocolates For Valentine's Day In San Francisco

Whoops. It's already Valentine's Day Eve and you forgot to pick up a gift for your special someone. No fear, San Francisco is full of great places to get chocolate, whether you're looking for the hyper local (as in chocolates from a shop in front of the factory where they were made) or need to double task (like at a market that sells wine and has a great chocolate assortment.) More

Gadgets: Hamilton Beach Half-Pint Ice Cream Maker

The idea behind this ice cream maker is to make a quick batch of ice cream—it took about nine minutes to churn most of the recipes I tried—and then just dive in with a spoon. If you've got the ice cream mixture ready ahead of time, that's just enough time to clear the table of the dinner dishes and be waiting with that spoon in hand. More

Gadgets: Ninja Kitchen System

I've used the Ninja at least once a day since it arrived, blending everything from frozen Margaritas to iced coffee to milkshakes and smoothies, along with the test batches of dough, whipped cream, and mayonnaise. So far, I haven't found anything it can't do. Finally, a blender that I like. It's about time. More

Gadgets: The Stem Gem

The Stem Gem by Chef'n is designed to remove the leaves and cores from strawberries—and is exactly the type of gadget I would scoff if I saw it at a store because, of course, I can do that with a knife. Surprisingly, though, it works really well, not just on strawberries but also on tomatoes. More

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