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I love my kitchen... and I like to cook. But my #1 requirement is that recipes have fewer than 7 ingredients (or arrive on my doorstep via a food delivery service). My absolute favorite thing about being in the kitchen is trying out new gadgets, cookware, and storage containers! I'm SUPER organized in the kitchen (and everywhere else) and I have every gadget I could possibly need neatly and compactly tucked away until I need it. I share only the simplest recipes (which is great for people who don't like to cook), along with time-saving food tips and cooking tricks (that will save you time and money). When I'm not cooking, cleaning, or organizing my kitchen... you can find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

See all the reasons I love these Quik Top lids! (Reusable lids for canned beverages and water bottles) They keep an opened beverage fresh longer & much more

Here are 6 reasons I try to eat a banana every day. A list of banana health benefits + My favorite overripe banana recipes - banana bread & banana smoothies

A comparison of the Chicken BLT Wendy's salad vs the Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch McDonald's salad. Plus interesting facts about fast food salads compared to dog food.

It's time to trade in your old analog cookware for new digital cookware! These 4 hi-tech kitchen gadgets will transform your Thanksgiving dinner. A faster & easier way to prepare food at home for the holidays!

5 simple Halloween treat recipes that kids love. You can hand them out to trick-or-treaters instead of candy bars. Or serve them at your Halloween party!

Thinking of making bread at home yourself? We recently invested in a Zojirushi bread maker and have found the best bread slicers and bread knives too!

Next time you’re hosting a party or preparing food for a group, don’t panic. Try these quick & easy recipes. You won't be stressed. Your guests will be full.

A super handy reference guide for anyone who spends time in the kitchen cooking and preparing food. I refer to these kitchen shortcuts ALL the time!


This caught my eye on Twitter: 'High quality, low cost chef and paring knives, great for cooks on a budget.' See why I love the knives, but I decided NOT to buy them on OpenSky.