Here in the test kitchen, there's one gadget we use almost everyday-- the immersion blender! This inexpensive tool saves time and cuts back on extra dishes. While it's great for soups, like this Chilled Fresh Tomato Soup (above), it has plenty more uses, as well. Read on for more of our test kitchen tricks.
It's perfect for whipping up the cream for this Strawberry Icebox Pie .
Or use it for this Cool Herb Dip, a great one-bowl appetizer when guests come a-knocking. If it's large enough, blend everything right the dish!
Using the immersion blender for our Roasted Tomato Sauce gives us a huge leg-up on time. Double or triple this recipe (it's that good) and add it into your morning eggs.
Seeking a light spring breakfast? We love this Banana Oat Smoothie, which comes together in seconds and lets us get out the door fast!