How to Prep the Kitchen for Holiday Cooking

How to Prep the Kitchen for Holiday Cooking

The holidays are quickly approaching. Do you know how to prep your kitchen for holiday cooking? There are some things you need to do in order to make holiday cooking a breeze. Stock up on Supplies If there’s one thing you must do to prepare for holiday cooking it is to stock up on supplies. [...]

5 Must Have Items for Holiday Cooking

5 Must Have Items for Holiday Cooking

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Have you thought about all of the items you will need to help you get all of your cooking done this year? Check out this list of must have  items you’ll need for cooking this holiday season. Slow Cooker For all of those yummy dips, you will need a [...]

Kitchen Substitutions

Kitchen Substitutions

So, you thought you read the recipe, but now you are cooking and you realize that you forgot something. Do you make another trip to the store or try and find a substitute? Try some of these common kitchen substitutions and maybe you won’t have to go out again! Recipe Calls For Amount Substitution Allspice [...]

All About Onions

All About Onions

There are multiple different kinds of onions, but their basic function is to elevate the flavor of whatever it is that you are cooking. There are two main groups of onions – green onions and those onions that are referred to as “dry”. The dry onions are divided into spring and summer varieties that are [...]

Infused Water

Infused Water

You know that you are supposed to drink those 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. But what are you to do when you can’t stand the taste of water? Maybe you think it lacks flavor at all and doesn’t interest you; maybe you think it has an off flavor that you can’t just [...]

Beef Chuck and How to Use It

Beef Chuck and How to Use It

Beef Chuck and How to Use It Beef chuck roasts come from the neck, upper arm and shoulder blade area of the cow. Because there is a great deal of muscle in this area, the meat is tougher because it contains larger amounts of connective tissue. This makes it an excellent choice for recipes where [...]

Ten Fundamental Spices for Your Kitchen

Ten Fundamental Spices for Your Kitchen

If you walk into the spice section of your local supermarket, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of spices that are available there. The sheer numbers can be intimidating, not to mention the price may put many of them out of reach. Here’s a handy guide to get the best flavor for your [...]

Know Your Rice

Kitchen Basics Know Your Rice

Did you know that over 40,000 unique varieties of rice are grown worldwide? Most of those varieties don’t meet the quality standards to be sold in the United States, but there is still a lot of variation among the ones that do. They can be categorized by length of the grain and the way that [...]

How to Properly Cut a Raw Chicken

Whole raw chicken on the chopping board with a knife

  Let’s admit that cutting a chicken can be very intimidating. That’s why I wanted to take some time to address how to properly cut a raw chicken in today’s Kitchen Basics 101. Assuming you’re cutting a whole chicken, here are some tips to help you out. One reason for buying a whole chicken is [...]

How to Simplify Your Fall Cooking

Fall Cooking Simplified

    There’s something wonderful about cooking during the fall months. However, fall cooking can begin to get a little overwhelming. I wanted to chat about how to simplify your fall cooking and make things easier on yourself. Use the Slow Cooker If you really want to simplify cooking this fall, utilize your slow cooker. [...]