How To Cook

Eight Tips for Creating Interesting and Simple Meals

Eight Tips for Creating Interesting and Simple Meals

1. It’s all about the Seasoning Salt really brings out the natural flavors of foods. Simple meals pop when adding a little something extra like lemon and pepper to a chicken or a sprinkle a little basil and olive oil on a roasted tomatoes. 2. […]

How to Bake Cookies

How to Bake Cookies

  If you’re new to baking, start with cookies because most cookie recipes are easy to make and learning to bake cookies is good training for graduating to making cakes. I suggest starting with the easiest cookie which is a Drop cookie. A Drop a […]

How To Keep Pasta from Sticking Together

How To Keep Pasta from Sticking Together

In a large pot, bring 5-6 quarts of water (per pound of pasta) to a boil. Add a handful of sea salt. Turn on a timer for the one minute less than amount of time on the  package. Pour a small amount of olive into […]

How to Cook Eggs

How to Cook Eggs

There so many ways to cook an egg it can be overwhelming, so in the spirit of simplicity, I have listed four primary ways to cook an egg and linked to a few of my favorite recipes. How to Scramble Eggs In a small bowl […]

Measurement Conversion Chart

Measurement Conversion Chart

Measurement Conversions a pinch = 1/8 teaspoon or less 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 1 ounce = 2 tablespoon 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup 16 tablespoons = 1 cup 8 ounces liquid = 1 cup […]

How to Make Gravy

How to Make Gravy

So how do you make and master the art of Gravy? Gravy is made with juices left when the meat or poultry have been cooked. You need to increase the amount of liquid in the pan and can choose stock or a combination of stock […]

How to Quick Peel Garlic

How to Quick Peel Garlic

I use a lot of garlic and tried many different ways to peel fresh cloves. The best method I’ve found to date is microwaving the cloves for 10-20 second to loosen the skin and just pop the clove out easily. Step 1: cut off the […]

Five Tips for Perfect Pancakes

Five Tips for Perfect Pancakes

Dear Mom was a master pancake maker, and it’s taken me all my life to come close to her kitchen prowess. I reserve pancakes for those special Sunday mornings and I  always have a bottle of real maple syrup on hand for that pancake indulgence. […]

Quick Cooking Tips

Quick Cooking Tips

Quick Tip 1:No More Soggy Rice Fold a kitchen towel and place between the lid and the pot. When the rice steams, the condensation is absorbed in the towel and won’t drip back into the rice. The rice will cook in the normal amount of […]

High Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives

High Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives

How many kitchen knives do you really need or use in your everyday simple cooking? If your like me, you have just a few that are multi-purpose. I rarely purchase my knives online, sorry I really like to feel how the handle feels in my […]