Chef’s Choice ProntoPro Knife Sharpener

I received this knife sharpener as a sample and I have to say to you it is fantastic!! I used it myself and then Ken went through the drawer of knives sharpening them all in no time flat. It really is fast!! Never seen anything like it!! Love the easy handle grip also.

This is what Chef’s Choice Pronto Pro had to say:

Extremely Fast!
Chef’sChoice® ProntoPro™ Diamond Hone® M4643 Manual Knife Sharpener

The Chef’sChoice® ProntoPro™ is the fastest manual sharpener available for sharpening both 15 degree and 20 degree knife edges. This highly-styled, top of the line three stage manual sharpener applies both 15 degree edges for Asian style knives and 20 degree edges for European/American style knives. Using precise angle guides, 100% diamond abrasive wheels and our acclaimed Criss-Cross™ sharpening technology, it provides a super sharp, double bevel, arch shaped edge with lots of “bite” to grip and cut food effortlessly. Separate honing stage polishes the edge for superior performance. The ProntoPro™ sharpens all quality knives including straight edge household and kitchen knives, Santoku, sports and pocket knives, as well as serrated knives. Engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.

A fantastic product that I endorse and highly recommend. Not only is it a great knife sharpener but the ease to open the packaging was amazing. With so many items it is nearly impossible to actually get at the product. Using knives,scissors etc. to try and extricate the item free while leaving your digits intact. Honestly I don’t get that sometimes. With this product you simply pull the two pieces of plastic apart and voila it is opened. Haven’t seen that in a long time and it was very refreshing.

If you are looking for a fast and effective knife sharpener look no further!!

Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Here is the third recipe I am offering for the cookbooks that are in our giveaway. Holiday Slow Cooker, is a great book filled with recipes from appetizers to dessert to help you through the holiday season. Nothing better than something cooking in the slow cooker while you are busy shopping, wrapping, baking or some of the other thousand things that need to be done over the holidays.

I chose dessert this time and made this bread pudding. I also added, that wasn’t included in the recipe, a rum butter sauce to go with it. It just bumped it over the top. Nothing like a warm dessert to keep the chill out.

The recipe called for it to cook for 4-5 hours but it was done in 3. So keep an eye on it later while it is cooking. I may have used too big of a bowl as my slow cooker has three sizes. If you like bread pudding this is a yummy way to go. I also used left over buns from the freezer and just let them sit out for a day to harden up. They worked great.

Come on over and enter our giveaway here for this book and many more prizes!!!

Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce, oh my!!

Cinnamon Bread Pudding with Butter Rum Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
A delicious holiday dessert!!
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 3½ cups milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 6 cups shredded stale bread
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • Pinch of each allspice and cinnamon
  • Fresh grating of nutmeg
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  1. Spray the slow cooker well with cooking spray. Stir all the ingredients together so that the bread is thoroughly saturated and the mixture resembles oatmeal.
  2. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours, until a tester comes out clean. Lift the lid and tilt it for the last 30 min. to let the moisture come out.
  3. To make the sauce combine all the ingredients into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until simmering. Simmer for 8-10 min. until the sauce coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Serve the warm pudding with the warm sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.

Butter Rum Sauce adapted from