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. [...]

How to Properly Clean a Cutting Board

Clean your Cutting Board

  This week’s Kitchen Basics 101 is all about How to Properly Clean a Cutting Board. I don’t know about you, but we use our cutting board almost every day. Normally, we use it to cut up our veggies and fruits, but there are times when we need to use it for raw fish or [...]

How to Save Money on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Save Money on Fruits and Veggies

How to Save Money on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables   We all know that eating fresh fruits and veggies is better for our children and ourselves, but it can be very costly and cut a big chunk out of our budget. Over the years I have come up with some inventive ways to save money [...]

How to Store Strawberries

Storing Strawberries

  This week on Kitchen Basics 101, we will learn how to store strawberries. You come home from the grocery store or farmer’s market with strawberries and they look amazing.   You’ve eaten a few, but want to save the rest for a special recipe in a few days.   What’s the BEST way to [...]

How to Make Homemade Bread

Kitchen Basics 101 How to Make Homemade Bread

 Kitchen Basics 101: How to Make Homemade Bread     Last week for Kitchen Basics 101 we discussed how to proof yeast. You can read that post HERE.   This week Kitchen Basics 101 is all about making bread. I love everything about making homemade bread, the aroma of it throughout the house, the amazing [...]

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Proof Yeast

How to Proof Yeast

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Proof Yeast   For some reason, many people are AFRAID of yeast. I know I was like that, but then I decided to conquer my fear, and teach myself how to properly proof yeast. I am a total bread girl and for me there is nothing quite like the smell of homemade bread [...]

How to Freeze Peppers

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Freeze Peppers

  Do you have a garden?  Do you grow peppers?  You might want to plant a few extra plants this year after today’s Kitchen Basics 101 post!   How to Freeze Peppers   Yes, you can freeze peppers and use them all year round.   I do it all the time and it’s so wonderful [...]

How to Store Bananas

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Store Bananas

    How to store Bananas It happens to all of us.  We purchase a bunch of bananas from the grocery store or farmer’s market and place them in a basket on the kitchen counter and before you know it, they’re all too ripe to eat.   How do you prevent this from happening?   [...]

How to Freeze Lemon Juice

How to Freeze Lemon Juice

  Today on Kitchen Basics 101 we will learn how to freeze lemon juice…freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Sometimes a recipe only calls for one or two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.  What do you do with the leftover juice? Or there’s a sale on lemons at the grocery store or farmer’s market and you [...]