Good stuff: Sauce, ice cream maker and a panini press
One good sauce
Detroiter Levi Johnson Jr. watched and observed some of the great cooks in his family and added his own tweaks to make his My-T-Fine Soul Sauce, which comes in mild and spicy. His no high-fructose corn syrup sauce can be used for “basting, tasting mopping, sopping and topping” grilled foods. Available at Western Market in Ferndale, Concessi’s Market in Riverview, Joyview Meat Market in Redford and through the website mytfinellc.com. Cost is $5.99 at the stores and $7.99 (plus shipping) from the website.
One good ice cream maker
Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Maker let’s you take the heat out of summer with your own ice cream or frozen yogurt, sorbet or gelato. Pick a flavor and go, adding in your favorite toppings like fruits, nuts, and candy. The mixture begins to freeze instantly. Scoop and turn until the frozen concoction forms. Available at Williams-Sonoma. Cost is $49.95.
One good sandwich press
The IMUSA Panini Press allows you to make restaurant-quality paninis, as well as grilled sandwiches, veggies, and meats. A preset temperature helps ensure consistent results. Available at Bed Bath and Beyond. Cost is $49.99.
Compiled by Steve Pardo