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!
Here’s how to start a container garden to grow vegetables at home — without a yard — and get FREE seeds for your garden!
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.
Here are 2 mouth-watering ice cream recipes that can be prepared in just 30 minutes, plus videos and tips for making homemade ice cream yourself WITHOUT an ice cream maker!
Get fun cooking & kitchen tips for the everyday cook. Plus find out about new gadgets, ideas, tips & tricks to get the most from your food and your cooking on our fun food Facebook and Twitter pages!
Here are some cool things you can do with a microwave that you might not have have heard before.
Why risk using large ultra-sharp knives when a good pair of kitchen shears are better, easier, faster, cleaner, and safer?! What’s YOUR favorite way to use kitchen shears?
Fermenting fruits, fruit juices, and similar sweet things attract fruit flies to your kitchen. To get rid of fruit flies, you need to eliminate their food source: moist garbage combined with fruity foods. Try these homemade fruit fly traps!
Whether you pick a small spot in the backyard for a vegetable garden or you try container gardening, here are some tips for getting a successful harvest from your very first organic vegetable garden.
Canned goods stacking competitions are the latest rage. Using canned goods to Create works of art is a tool often used by engineering and art schools alike. Break out your supply of tuna and give it a try, you might find a new career from your effort.
When Mother Nature strikes, emergency food and water is YOUR responsibility. Do you have a 3-month supply of food right now? You should. Better yet, this video shows how to start a family survival plan, with up to 1 year’s worth of food & supplies!
Bananas come in a neat disposable and biodegradable handy wrapper. Here’s how to impress your friends — or your kids — by serving pre-sliced bananas within an unopened banana peel or by making individual bite-sized slices of bananas within the peel. Plus how to peel bananas like the monkeys do!
See why I think Google Docs is the Perfect recipe organizer! I hadn’t heard of many people using Google Docs for organizing recipes before, but I knew that Google Docs would serve my purpose well — from a practical standpoint. Turns out, Google Docs is a fairly sophisticated way to organize recipes!
Make your own nutritional labels to better watch your calorie and fat intake when eating homemade foods.
Stocking up on in-season produce is only smart if you don’t let it go to waste.
The Scribd site is very well done. After signing up for my free account, I browsed for cookbooks and found a page with a slew of them. Many of the titles are small publications from Scribd community members, but as I scrolled down I found cookbooks by Jamie Oliver, Wei Chuan, and other popular chefs.
How to make an informed choice when choosing a kitchen cutting board. Here are the pro’s and con’s of using plastic cutting boards, wood cutting boards, Corian cutting boards, and glass cutting boards.
Have you started gardening for groceries yet? I have. I’m starting with tomatoes and strawberries planted in containers. It’s a form of urban gardening. Here’s what you need to know to start your own urban garden project, plus LOTS of tips to save you time and money!
To make baby food, you need food processor or blender. You will also need ice cube trays, and zipper-type freezer bags. Here’s what you need to know to make baby foods from fruits, vegetables, and meats.
I’m not crazy about flying on planes, so like to have two things with me every time I fly on an airplane. #1 a beverage, any beverage… even water. #2 gum. Here’s how to get your own bottle of water through the airport security checks.
Here’s how to slice bananas, without them turning brown.
Unless you ‘season’ your cast-iron pans first to seal the pores of the iron to prevent rust and any possible food reactions. Here’s how to season cast iron properly.
Usually when I peel potatoes (such as when making mashed potatoes), I just use a potato peeler and skin them in the kitchen sink. Then, boil the peeled potatoes in hot water, and so on. But, by the looks of this video, there’s an easier way to peel a potato. Check out this video.
To slash your pesticide ingestion by up to 90%, you’ll want to follow this list of the most-and least-contaminated fruits and vegetables. In brief: The most contaminated produce are the ones that should be bought organic. Here’s a helpful guide…
Isn’t it amazing how quickly bananas start bruising? It seems like they develop brown spots virtually minutes after you bring them home from the store! Here’s what I do to make bananas last longer