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 Simplify Your Fall Cooking

Fall Cooking Simplified

    There‚Äôs 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 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 Toast Coconut

How to toast coconut

Sometimes a recipe calls for toasted coconut.   But how do you get that delicious shredded coconut to toast without burning?     Today on Kitchen Basics 101, we will learn how to toast coconut using three different methods.   Stove Top: Allow a skillet to heat up on top of your stove. Place the desired [...]

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 Store Fresh Herbs

Storing Fresh Herbs

Kitchen Basics 101: How to Store Fresh Herbs   Has this ever happened to you?  You bring home a few bunches of fresh herbs from the grocery store or farmer’s market but by the time you’re ready to use them they don’t look fresh?  This used to happen to me every single time, which is the [...]