One of my family’s favorite activities is cooking out on our patio. Over the years, we’ve tried a variety of outdoor cookers: gas grills, charcoal grills, ceramic grills, and outdoor ovens. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. If you’re looking to buy a grill but not sure which one to get, I’m going to outline the pros and cons of some of the best types of outdoor grills to help you choose one that fits your family’s needs.
Shark fin cupcakes are an easy addition for a shark-themed party or to celebrate Shark Week. I recently made some for a party — so I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve learned and show you how to make shark fin cupcakes yourself.
Is organic soda healthier for you than regular soda? Does it taste good? I tried 3 popular organic sodas (Zevia Soda, Hansen’s Natural Soda, Blue Sky Soda) – in search of the best organic soda. Here’s what I’ve learned about organic, natural soda.
A comparison of the Wendy’s Chicken BLT salad vs McDonald’s Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch salad. PLUS… some interesting facts about fast food salads compared to dog food. AND… fast-food salads compared to burgers.
It’s time to trade in your old analog cookware for new digital cookware! These 4 hi-tech kitchen gadgets will completely transform your Thanksgiving dinner. Now it’s faster & easier to prepare food at home for the holidays!
What I’ve learned about turkey brining: Brining works best for roasting / grilling a turkey. You need to thaw the turkey completely first. Soak the turkey 8 to 24 hours in the brine marinade. Finally, dry off the turkey and cook it.
I decided to try organic chicken soup after seeing how many preservatives are in traditional canned chicken soup. My taste-test review of 4 popular organic soups.
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!
If you buy food at the grocery store, look for these common buzzwords on food labels. The misleading food labels make foods seem healthier than they really are.
One of my favorite dessert recipes is Marshmallow Fluff Never Fail Fudge. Here’s how to make this classic fudge recipe + My personal tips for the best results
I’ve been trying to find more convenient and less expensive natural foods lately. These 4 food brands are adding more & more natural foods that taste great!
Wish your George Foreman grill wasn’t such a chore to clean? Here are 3 tricks to make cleaning George Foreman grills super easy. The foil idea is the best!
Yep, there’s a new recipe being used for Cadbury eggs in the U.K. Here’s my take on the great Cadbury eggs Easter candy debate in the U.S. Good to know!
Wondering if organic coffee is really worth the cost? Here’s the answer, according to a coffee junkie.
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!
I figured there had to be a healthier way to enjoy crunchy chicken… without frying it. The fried chicken recipe that I came up with leaves the deep fryer in the cupboard. It also eliminates most of the fat by removing the skin from the chicken pieces. Here’s my crispy — but not fried — chicken recipe that you’re going to love!
The next time you’re hosting a party or preparing to feed a big group, don’t panic. Just keep it simple and try some of these quick & each recipes that will keep yourself unstressed and your guests’ stomachs satisfied.
I’m diabetic. I also like spaghetti. Here are my best tips for turning whole wheat pasta into a diabetic friendly meal.
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 post definitely caught my attention on Twitter: ‘High quality, low cost chef and paring knives, great for cooks on a budget.’ See why I love the knives, but in the end I decided NOT to buy them on OpenSky… not yet anyway.
Here’s how to start a container garden to grow vegetables at home — without a yard — and get FREE seeds for your garden!
Good News: It really doesn’t take much more effort to make layer cakes. A layer cakes shows that you think the recipient is just a little bit more special and deserves more than just your average birthday cake. The trick to assembling layer cakes is to use a revolving cake stand so you can spin it as you decorate. More tips here.
There is one type of flour that passes the gluten free test: buckwheat flour! Here are some gluten-free buckwheat pancake recipes, along with tips for making the best buckwheat pancakes. Plus, lots more gluten free buckwheat recipes — because there’s more to make from buckwheat than just pancakes!
Here’s a helpful guide on how to buy food storage bowls for your kitchen. I’ve learned the hard way, and now I only buy glass bowls. See why. Plus, the features you should look for when buying food storage containers and tips for keeping them organized in your cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator.
Whether you’re looking for a party appetizer or a quick and easy meal, these Potato Skins are super simple and really quick to make. This potato recipe will be one that you refer to often!