A lot of the times we mean to get in there and finally organize the kitchen, but once things get out of control the job can seem so daunting and you just don't know where to start. These top 10 kitchen organizing tips will help make your kitchen pleasant and welcoming.
The best way to start a big task is to start small and think of one thing at a time. If you think of everything you need to do you may just never do it! ... Read More
The great English cook Prue Leith once famously remarked "life's too short to stuff a mushroom." I feel pretty much the same way about peeling a grape.
However, there may come a time when you want to do such a thing and it's handy to have a simple method standing by. Not that peeling a grape is all that difficult, just tedious. You simply do it.
The same cannot be said of such things as peaches, apricots and even small... Read More
If your diet includes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, you are on the road to good health. If you have a hectic schedule-and who doesn't?-you may be tempted to cut corners when preparing foods. You also may not always remember that "fresh" or "organic" doesn't necessarily equal "clean." If you are not cleaning fruits and veggies properly, you may be inviting trouble into your home.
The Importance of Cleaning... Read More
You do not have to be a professional chef to cook like one. In fact, you do not need any training at all to cook delicious and easy meals. For the everyday chef, it is all about having the right tools and equipment. You would not expect a mechanic to fix your car without the right tools, and you would not expect your hairstylist to cut your hair without the right tools. So, in order to cook wonderful meals for your family, be sure that... Read More
Some like it hot -- hot dogs, that is. Imagine a device that would enable you to heat your franks and toast your buns at the same time. It's no joke. There's actually such a thing and we've put this crafty kitchen aid to the test.
Hot dog connoisseurs rejoice: the invention of the century has finally arrived! Here is a device that lets you pop in your hot dogs and buns together, press down, and make preparing hot dogs as easy as toast.... Read More
Grilling is a time-honored tradition enjoyed by many families. Barbequing is great especially during the summer months or whenever the weather outside is warm. Grilling is also enjoyable because it is a relatively fast process (depending on the type of grill you have) and the food tastes great too! Barbequing also creates a delicious aroma and is a great occasion to bring together family and friends. Although every chef and grilling... Read More
Experiment in the kitchen. Variety is the spice life -- it's also a great strategy for sticking to your meal plan. Trying different recipes will keep your weight-loss efforts from getting boring. And you don't necessarily have to forsake your old favorites simply because you're dieting. A little research and experimentation will help you find ways to enjoy your favorites while reducing calories and fat. Find substitutions for oil, like... Read More
You may think of the kitchen as mom's domain, but letting kids get a feel for the process of creating a meal teaches them more than how much work it really takes. When you let your kids help select foods at the grocery store, you teach them about nutrition. Discuss serving sizes and portions based on food label information. See if your children can estimate the number of glasses of milk in a gallon without looking at the label, for... Read More