CADILLAC OF GRATERS

There's no greater grater than the Kuhn Rikon cheese and chocolate grater.

The new patented design yields large fluffy flakes of Parmesan cheese that melt like snowflakes, blending flavors and aroma. It creates decorative chocolate shavings for festive desserts, cakes, pies, hot cocoa and sundaes.

We love this durable, stainless steel grater — no sharp protruding edges, and it's dishwasher safe. Suggested retail price is $20.


DUELING PEEPS

Just a reminder for all you Peeps lovers out there. Don't forget to stock up on those sugary Easter treats this year or you won't be able to participate in the annual Jousting Tournament.

All you need for the joust is a microwave oven, two (any color) Peeps candy chicks and two round toothpicks. Simply insert the toothpicks — one in each chick's chest — and place them facing each other in the microwave. Zap 'em for 30 seconds or more and watch 'em rise and fall . . . with brilliant fencing skills. This Tail of Two Chickens is an epic you'll repeat again and again. It's thrilling!


A MORE CIVILIZED ZAPPING

Perhaps you'd rather cook asparagus in your microwave instead of Peeps. It's easy. Arrange 1 pound asparagus, spoke-fashion, tips toward the center, in a round baking dish with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and cook on HIGH for 7 to 10 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Rotate dish a half turn after 4 minutes. Vary cooking time depending on size of asparagus spears.


WHAT'S THE BUZZ

The cereal aisle can be a foreboding place — but we're here to buzz about the first new flavor variety in more than 10 years for the 30-year-strong Frosted Mini-Wheat brand, Kellogg Honey Frosted Mini-Wheats.

The cereal has all the heart-health benefits of whole grain, which, according to a recently authorized health report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers as part of a diet low in total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.

Quite a mouthful, actually. And they're good straight out of the box.


TODAY'S TIP

To make sure salt stays dry to run freely from the salt shaker, add a few grains of rice to the shaker. Replace the rice every few months — not every time you refill the shaker.