How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

This week on Kitchen Basics 101 we will learn how to roast garlic.    Take a bulb of garlic and cut it in half. Rub olive oil on the tops of each half and wrap them in aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the bulb of garlic feels [...]

How to Slice a Tomato

how to slice a tomato

This week for Kitchen Basics 101 we will learn how to slice a tomato.     Choosing the proper knife to slice a tomato is very important.   The flesh of the tomato is very delicate and using the wrong knife will give you crushed pieces of tomato instead of beautiful slices.  Always use a [...]

Shamrock Food Cut Out Ideas

KB 101 Shamrock

Kitchen Basics 101:  Shamrock Food Cut Out Ideas   Today for Kitchen Basics 101 we are going to share a few ideas we found on the internet to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family.  Who says you can’t have fun with your food?! All you need is a shamrock cookie cutter that can be [...]

Kitchen Basics 101: How To Make Whipped Cream

How To Make Whipped Cream

Kitchen Basics 101: How To Make Whipped Cream   This week for Kitchen Basics 101 we will learn how to make whipped cream. Not the kind from a jar or from a tub, but good old-fashioned REAL whipped cream. There is nothing more delicious than a bowl of fruit topped with fresh whipped cream.  And there is nothing [...]

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Melt Chocolate

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Melt Chocolate

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Melt Chocolate    Over the years I have melted chocolate for many different recipes.  I have also used many different methods of melting chocolate.  Today for Kitchen Basics 101,  I am going to share with you my favorite method for melting chocolate using Almond Bark.      Almond Bark is [...]

Kitchen Basics 101: How To Make Heart Shaped Carrots

Kitchen Basics 101: How to make heart shaped carrots

This week begins our countdown to Valentine’s Day with Kitchen Basics 101: How To Make Heart Shaped Carrots.     This is such a cute idea we found over on Sophistimom’s blog.    The step by step instructions are easy to follow.     Why not make some for Valentine’s Day?!   Put some in [...]

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Cut an Onion Without Crying

Kitchen basics 101 How to cut an onion without crying

This week on Kitchen Basics 101 we will learn How to Cut an Onion Without Crying.     Onions.   They add delicious flavor to any recipe. Most everyone you know loves them, but ask them if they enjoy cutting onions   and they will likely tell you “No!”  Because, onions will make you cry [...]

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Store Brown Sugar

Kitchen Basics 101

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Store Brown Sugar Last week for Kitchen Basics 101 we discussed how to make your own brown sugar.  You can read that post HERE.  It’s always a good idea to have that recipe on hand in case you run out of brown sugar, or you discover your brown sugar is [...]