Review: SodaStream Soda Fountain

 Click Here for the best price that I found on this SodaStream kit. I’ll share other SodaStream kits below. How to Make a Soda with the Soda Stream? My little kids absolutely love making things from scratch, like popcorn, cookies, pancakes, etc. My wife & I love it too. So we were thrilled when SodaStream sent us [Read More…]

July 4th Flag Cake

I just wanted to show a quick July 4th Cake that my wife and I made yesterday to celebrate America’s Independence Day! This flag cake is now one of our favorite July 4th recipes, and can be found on page 239 of The America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book (one of our new favorite cookbooks): [Read More…]

Josh Has Opened Shop!

Josh Has Opened Shop! As a Maven, I continually get asked for my advice on which products are the best, so I finally decided to open my own shop here on JoshLovesIt.com, so you can quickly and easily find my favorite products! You’ll also find some products and art that I’ve made. Check it out [Read More…]

Josh’s Pizza & Pasta Sauce Recipe

  After quite a few years of trial and error, I’ve finally come up with a quick, easy, and very tasty recipe for Italian Pizza & Pasta sauce! The best part is, you probably already have most of these ingredients in your cupboard. I’m still working on a perfect “made-from-scratch” sauce, but this easy sauce [Read More…]

5 Devilishly Good Dessert Recipes

I’ve searched far and wide to bring you 5 devilishly good dessert recipes from the “baking bloggosphere”. I’d like to thank these fellow bloggers for their wonderful recipes!   1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Devil’s Food Cake Cheesecake – The devil himself actually eats these. 2. Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars – Like a candy apple in [Read More…]

Easy Homemade Italian Style Pizza

I love Pizza, and I hate Pizza. Huh? Pizza from most pizza joints makes me ill, but pizza made at home is one of my favorite foods. Can you relate? My brother-in-law, Stephen, put me on the path to making the ultimate pizza crust (thanks Stevo) and some Italian friends led me to discover the [Read More…]

Ga Ga over Ga Ga Sherbet!

  Wow, have I got a new find for you! Last month our friends, the Wheelers, brought over two cartons of Ga Ga Sherbet (Lemon Sherbet and Raspberry Sherbet). At first I thought, “Sherbet? Who still eats sherbet?” But then I tasted it, and nearly fell over. The Ga Ga elves must have some amazing [Read More…]

How to Make Pasta

How to Make Pasta I want to show you how to make your own homemade pasta. I’ll share both the basic pasta recipe and also my favorite spinach pasta recipe. Normal Pasta Ingredients: Making normal pasta is super simple. For two people, use 2 eggs, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. [Read More…]

World’s Best Tasting Healthy Chilli

When you’re trying to get in shape, eating healthy can be the biggest challenge. That’s why I constantly experiment with new healthy recipes that don’t taste healthy. You know what I mean. Come on, who wants to eat rice cakes and soy milk? A couple years ago my wife & I were given a recipe [Read More…]

Renée’s Famous Soft French Bread Recipe

The number 1 food that people request from my mother Renée, is her soft french bread. Now most of her 10 children receive the exact same request from their families and friends! You are now fortunate enough to be receiving Renée’s famous recipe. Click on the icon below for a printable recipe:       [Read More…]

How to Modify Bisquick to get the World’s Best Waffles

Don’t tell my mom, but I found a way to modify Bisquick waffle mix in a way that actually tastes better than her homemade waffle recipe. I was amazed! That’s a big deal, because her recipe involves the time-consuming beating of egg whites & other laborious steps. Bisquick was always just background as I pushed [Read More…]

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce

This will be a rather short review, but it’s definitely about a product that I’m passionate about. Anyone that has been over to my home for dinner has probably heard me rave about Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce. This sauce may not be for everyone, but if you like a sweet BBQ sauce, then you’ll [Read More…]

$50 Olive Garden Funny Photo Contest

Win a $50 Olive Garden Gift Card by following these 3 simple steps:   1. “Like” JoshLovesIt on Facebook   2. Email your funny photo (must be taken by you or close family member) to: info@JoshLovesIt.com   3. Once I’ve posted your photo on my Facebook page, have your friends & family vote for your [Read More…]

Josh’s Homemade Spinach Pasta

Is there anything more impressive than being able to make your own colorful pasta? The answer is no, there is not. This healthy, yet tasty pasta recipe will draw hordes of admiring fans to your dinner table. You may even have a few people ask for your autograph. Cook Time: 5 min, Yield: about 1 [Read More…]

A Luxurious Night at The Hotel Roanoke

I love hotels! That’s why I’m very excited to give away a free night stay to one of America’s top historic luxury hotels, the Hotel Roanoke in Virginia. Please scroll to the bottom for the giveaway details. The moment I walked through the large front doors, I was struck by the hotel’s unique mixture of [Read More…]

World’s Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe!

Watch my video as I make the best cinnamon rolls you’ll ever taste! It’s been an absolute hit everywhere I take them. Whenever my wife & I are invited anywhere, we are also encouraged to bring these cinnamon rolls along, so you can be certain that your popularity will grow, even if it’s not for [Read More…]

Which Kitchen Knife Sharpener?

This little gadget instantly improved my cooking skills. Don’t believe me? It’s true! Before I got the Chef’s Choice® Model 130 Professional Sharpening Station® I found cooking to be laborious & less than fun. Why? Because I thought that I stunk at cutting (one of the most important parts of cooking) because I couldn’t for the [Read More…]

The Cheesecake Factory!

  From arrival to departure, The Cheesecake Factory is nothing but impressive. If you’re not a cheesecake person, fear not! Cheesecake is only part of what The Cheesecake Factory has to offer. But I guarantee that you’ll fall in love with their cheesecake, if you simply try it. If you love someone, buy them a [Read More…]

Healthy Chips that Taste Great?

Attention all people who want to get in shape…I’ve finally discovered a healthy chip that tastes great! A few months ago someone brought a bag of “Athenos Baked Pita Chips” to a social event, along with some Athenos Hummus. I looked at the bag of whole wheat chips sceptically, but I decided to give them [Read More…]

Hawaiian Coconut Syrup

  Warning, if you don’t have a sweet tooth, then this recipe is not for you! I’m not sure how authentically Hawaiian this thick amazing syrup is, but my sister Heather got it while living in Hawaii. Now it has become a family favorite in my home and also among my 9 older siblings and [Read More…]

Josh’s Easy Homemade Italian Berry Gelato Recipe!

Have you ever had homemade Italian galato? If not, then you really haven’t eaten a real dessert! Whenever I travel through Europe (especially Italy) this stuff is my daily staple. I’m going to show you a super easy & fast way to make it! I was born in 1980 in a rural farming village. Oh, [Read More…]

Josh’s Butternut and Thyme Creamy Pasta

Do you love gourmet food, but your kids are picky eaters? Do you have kids that won’t even look at their veggies? I created this tasty gourmet dish that will make your entire family’s mouth water. It is certainly a favorite in my home, and my son doesn’t even realize that it contains a vegetable! [Read More…]

Hotel: Bangkok Marriott Resort & Spa, Thailand

What if I told you that one of the most luxurious resorts in the world would only cost you around $100 a night? Furthermore, what if I told you that the rate includes the most amazing breakfast buffet you’ve ever had, and a free river cruise shuttle all around the city? Would you believe me? [Read More…]

Häagen-Dazs® White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Ice Cream

Several years ago I was on a business trip in White Fish, Montana. My business partner and I were staying in the Kandahar Lodge (Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort) and we decided to indulge in a little higher-end ice cream. Prior to that night I was more of a quantity ice cream eater, rather than a [Read More…]

America’s Test Kitchen 2010 TV Show Cookbook

If you only want to buy one cookbook, then this is it. America’s Test Kitchen is a TV show on public television where a team of professional chefs and food scientists make each recipe dozens of times until the recipe becomes perfect. They use test panels to test their recipes, cooking equipment, and various ingredients.  [Read More…]

Real Salt

Who raves about salt? Um, I do. I grew up with Redmond Real Salt and took it for granted…until I went out on my own as a young man. While living in Scotland for a couple years I only found table salt, which tasted strange and “chemically.” So when I moved back to the U.S. [Read More…]

Which Chef’s Knife?

Which Chef’s Knife? Have you ever watched a cooking show and taken notice of the speedy chopping of the professional chefs? I have. And I always tried to mimic what I saw, but just couldn’t do it. That is, until 5 years ago when I purchased the Wüsthof Classic 8″ Chef’s Knife. My sister (who [Read More…]

Indoor Herb Garden

I’m excited to share one of my cool ideas with you! I love cooking and I love the taste of fresh herbs, but herbs don’t grow very well in my yard. So I decided to do some research on creating an indoor herb garden.Within a few days I was up and running! Here’s how I [Read More…]

Which Blender is Best?

Which Blender? When I started attending college (12 years ago now) I quickly realized the need to be in shape for the ladies. I jumped into a workout plan and maxed out my food budget with expensive protein shakes. Thus began my quest to find the blender that gave the best bang for my buck. [Read More…]

Recipe: Banana & Chocolate Protein Smoothie

I’d like to share a recipe I’ve invented that makes my Elite Whey Protein Powder taste like a milkshake from the diner! Every morning my two-year-old son begs me to share it with him. “Papa, I want shake!” Start this shake the night before you intend to drink it: JOSH’S BANANA & CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SHAKE: [Read More…]

Help! Dining Cutlery

Five years ago we purchased some supposedly high-end forks, spoons, & knives with our wedding gift certificates. But to our disappointment the metal started flaking and rusting. Will you please leave comments below, sharing your experience and advice on the best cutlery for the money? If you’re a store and you want to send me [Read More…]

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Before I moved to Virginia I saw a new fast food restaurant come to our former town. I was kind of bummed because I wanted to finally see a more upscale restaurant come to the area. I also hated fast food, so I didn’t try the new restaurant out. Big mistake. Five Guys Burgers and [Read More…]

Silpat® Non-Stick Baking Mat

Last year I discovered an invention that seems to violate scientific reasoning. It was the Silpat® Non-Stick Baking Mat. My friend’s wife baked some very sticky desserts, that normally would have created one of those messes where you’d rather throw away the cookie sheet than  clean it. I saw the strange-looking Silpat sitting underneath the [Read More…]

California Pizza Kitchen

Since getting married I have become turned off by pizza restaurants. Why? Because my wife and her family love any kind of pizza that she can get, and that includes the cheap grease sponges that most restaurants try to pass off as the real thing, so they can increase their profit margin. I was dragged [Read More…]

Which Kitchen Mixer is Best?

Which Kitchen Mixer? Which kitchen mixer is the best?So this Kitchen-Aid mixer is another life-changing gadget for me. I bought it 5 years ago, and it is still going strong. It saves so much time in the kitchen & is another tool that makes cooking enjoyable for me. My little boy likes this machine more [Read More…]

Which Protein Shake is Best?

Which Protein Shake? I’ve gone through more protein powder than most people on this planet ever have. When I first got into body building as a teenager I was told that I needed to pound down protein shake no matter how bad it tasted…so I did. Every time I heard of a new protein shake [Read More…]

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