Kitchen Tips and Tricks

Tips for Thawing and Draining Frozen Spinach

I’m a firm believer in always having a freezer full of frozen vegetables. Since there are only two of us in thise house, most of the time we can’t work our way through fresh vegetables fast enough. Of course we always have fresh tomatoes and lettuce in my refrigerator since we love to make sandwiches…

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{Tips & Tricks} Cleaning Leeks

You might have seen these lovely vegetables in the grocery store and wondered what they are. These beautifully green stalks of goodness are known as leeks. Leeks have thick, cylindrical stalks with a bulbous root and flat leaves. They are related to onions, garlic, scallions and shallots and add such a delicious hint of flavor…

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Tips for Cooking with Salt

Walk into any seasoning aisle in the grocery or specialty foods store and you’re bound to find many different types of salt. Kosher salt, sea salt, and table salt are a few types that are most often found in kitchens. When it comes to cooking, one of the most important items to remember is to…

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{Tips & Tricks} Checking for Doneness

I don’t know about you but one of my greatest fears while cooking is to serve meats that are not cooked to the right degree of doneness. Spending hours preparing a delicious spread only to serve guests under-cooked meat and then sending them home feeling ill would be an absolute nightmare. Be sure to stop…

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Baking and Cooking Tips & Tricks

I’m all about making the time spent in the kitchen simpler and easier! These tips and tricks will help you as you cook and bake countless delicious dishes and tasty treats for family and friends! Baker’s Pantry Grocery List Baking 101: Tips and Tricks Christmas Cookies 101: Shipping Cooking 101: Kitchen Basics  How To Keep…

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