> (anyone have any clever slicing tips?)
I bought something called a Montana Bread Knife. It has an adjustable
guard on one side of the blade to keep the cut even and it works
really well. I also bought a Crumb Box. It has a removable wooden
grated top and a bottom to catch the crumbs. They each cost $26 from
Williams-Sonoma, and they work. In addition, I bought one of those
plastic bread boxes (WS has them, but I got mine at Kroger for $11).
I was skeptical, but the box works well. FINALLY, I got a measuring
beaker from WS that is made of plastic and holds up to 2 cups. It has
different measuring scales all around it -- making conversion a cinch.
Works a helluva lot better than the 1 cup plastic thing I got with my
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