Create beautiful fruit and vegetable trays, fruit baskets, and more with three easy-to-use tools. Transform vegetables into artistic masterpieces that will impress family and guests.
I accidentally ended up with a brand new Keurig MINI. If you're looking for a new coffeemaker for casual use, then here is a review of this machine for your consideration.
Learn how to season your cast-iron pan to perfection, for a brand new pan or to remove old dirt or rust.
At a recent blogger conference, I competed in a soup-making challenge using the Cuisinart Blend and Cook Soup & Beverage Maker. I discovered how easy it is to make homemade soups.
This article discusses how to use a dehydrator, best practices, tips and tricks, and also includes a recipe for making homemade banana chips!
In this article, the myths about the dangers of microwave ovens are debunked. Here, the sources of the misinformation are discredited and the reader is taught how to select reliable sources of information.
Looking for a new blender? Look no further than the Ninja Master Prep Pro System. Pureeing frozen fruits, crushing ice, and making frozen drinks has never been easier.
A plastic-free kettle can protect you from BPA leaching into boiling water. An all-metal kettle is a stylish addition to any kitchen!
This is my personal Cutco knives review, and I don't exaggerate my results. I have owned my Cutco knife set for over 12 years, and I have only had one problem...
Who would think these ordinary kitchen appliances could command so much attention? Collectors worldwide covet their toaster collections—especially those from the 1920s.
Does your cherished cast-iron pan have some schmutz on it? Learn how to get it looking brand new without using soap.
Could you survive without a microwave? Learn how to reheat leftovers without a microwave with these easy tips.
The evolution of cruet styles is fascinating. From simple vessels for religious rituals to 18th-century elegant must-haves to the present day—where they have become less ubiquitous but still make an elegant addition to the dining table.
Traditional Japanese knives are divided into two classes: Honyaki knives are made from true-forged high-carbon steel, while kasumi knives are made through forging high-carbon steel and soft iron together. Here, learn the names for a wide variety of Japanese knives and how to use them.
I'll take you on a culinary journey here, teaching you how to compile your own homemade cookbook filled with all the things you love! This is a great way to try new recipes while also bonding with your family.
Problems with your stovetop espresso moka pot? Here is a list of common problems, and their solutions.
Chances are you may have a dozen plain glass votive candle holders stuffed in the back of your closet. If not, there are very inexpensive and can be used to serve some fun and delicious foods at your next party. Because of their size, they are perfect for small bites and samplers.
Learn what it's like to cook with the SKK saute pan. This review is by NanLT, a home cook with over 30 years of experience.
Whether you want a taste of Bon Temps cuisine or wanna see what's cooking in Red's prison kitchen, these 30 cookbooks got you covered.
The thermal cooker, or vacuum pot, provides convenience, and allows safe, energy-saving cooking. But how does it work? How do you use it? And how do you choose the right thermal cooker for your needs?
Don't have a double-boiler? Need a whisk? Forgot to get a mortar and pestle? You don't need them with these tool substitutions for the kitchen.
This is a guide to choosing silicone pans and the advantages of using silicone bakeware to get better results from your baking.
Do you know how to sharpen a knife? I sharpen all my knives using a sharpening stone. It may seem difficult at first, but the truth is that using a stone is the most effective way. Follow my step-by-step guide to learn how to do it correctly.
The Thermapen is hands-down the best instant-read meat thermometer I've ever used. Let me take a few minutes to tell you why.
Making the perfect cup of cappuccino or latte is not just about the coffee brewing, you also need to consider the milk. These are my selections for the best milk frothing pitcher.
Wondering if that recipe you want to post up on the Internet on your blog is going to be flagged for copyright violation? Here are some easy to follow and succinct rules on what is fair use when it comes to published and recipes wanting to be published on the Internet.
What are some good knives for aspiring chefs? That's a great question! Everyone has their own preferences. In this article, I'll lay out a few of my favourite options based on quality and price.
Ceramic knives maintain a sharp edge and are extremely useful for cutting fruits and vegetables. The knives are not, however, universal kitchen knives and may not be used to cut frozen food or through bone.
The Surfit Kitchen Sous Vide Cooker is a powerful, easy to use, smart cooker that makes healthy restaurant-quality foods at an affordable price. Works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT.
A personal review of All-Clad cookware: I bought mine several years ago, including a 2 quart saucepan with lid, a frying pan, and a Dutch oven.
After choosing the Vitamix 750 over the 7500, how could we prove to ourselves that the investment was worth it? By committing to using it every day for the first month. Read about our successes, failures, and our ultimate verdict.
Whether you want to write a cookbook, publish your original food recipes online, or share recipes with friends, use these 10 tips to make your recipes easy for others to follow.
If you are a habitual smoothie-maker like me, you will need some accessories to make preparation easier. I have discovered a few items that I consider to be essential.
Review of a cookbook written by a Kansas family to share and preserve their favorite dishes for future generations. Recipes for Sour Cream Raisin Bars, San Francisco Chops and Champagne Shrimp Pasta
Your cookware may not be as safe as you think it is. I was shocked to learn that Teflon and other non-stick cooking surfaces can contain toxins that are transferable not only through the surface of the pan but also through the air during the cooking process.
Busy people like quick and simple equipment to cook with. I have found a great cooking tool that is innovative and fun to use. Hot Logic cooking trays will make cooking on the go or at home fun.
This is a review of the vintage cookbook "Golden Memories" by radio homemaker Billie Oakley. Sample recipes include Jello Cookies, Doughnut Muffins, Meaty Potato Cakes, and Apple Toss Salad. These are all Midwest country recipes
I am insanely curious. So much so that I just had to know who makes the best plastic storage containers. I buy more of these than most people because I give out left overs to the younger family members on family dinner night. To find out if I was...
This is a review of the Kitchamajig, a vintage cooking utensil that has so many uses. The article includes a video to show it in action.
There are many alternate uses for a paella pan besides the obvious. Get ideas for new ways to use your paellera!
Here are recipes and a review of a community cookbook from Mississippi. Recipes for black-eyed pea salad, Rotel cheese grits, spice pie, and fig preserve cake are included. All are family favorites.
Fido and LeParfait jars are the best solution I've found for keeping my bulk foods, baked goods and even some of my produce fresh longer. This helps us save on our grocery bill!
Enamelware refers to enamel-coated steel or cast-iron kitchen products that are smooth and easy to clean and have been in use for over 100 years.
Using the Magic Chef pizza baker may even feel like cheating, but it creates a dry, crispy crust and a perfectly caramelized cheese topping. You can cook until just melted or continue until browned.
Vintage Cookbook Collecting is a hobby enjoyed by many. It sometimes leads to surprises as with this thrift store cookbook find. Uncover the mystery of this copy of Farm Journal's Country Cookbook
Food processors are designed to make life easier in the cooking department. But are they really worth the money, or just gimmicks to make us buy appliances we don't really need?
Test your culinary terminology expertise with this quiz and peruse a list of obscure cooking terms. From bain-marie to weep, you'll find 50 cooking terms that you've probably never heard before.
Air fryers are all the rage today since they cook our favorite foods without added oil, fat, and unnecessary calories. Check out the top ten reasons you need one of these inexpensive appliances in your kitchen.
The KitchenAid mixer is a coveted gem of home kitchens near & far, a tough & sturdy work horse. But more delicate tasks, like custard & mousse, beg for a machine with more finesse, like the Mixmaster.
Recipes for hearty hamburger supper, cheddar-topped cauliflower, cocoa almond pudding treat and fudgy bottoms.
If you are looking for an amazing carbon steel non-stick wok, you have come to the right place. This is my experience cooking with the Ken Hom Wok.
Slow cooking has made a comeback since it first became popular in the 1970s. Today, we have many more choices: manual, programmable, digital, portable, non-stick Teflon-coated pots, ceramic, lids of all kinds, and features such as defrosting. How to choose?
Review of Tru brand slow cooker from Kohl's. Being able to cook three different dishes on three different settings in this triple crock-pot buffet is awesome!
The proper way to heat tortillas is on a pan you would find in the Mexican home that's called a comal. Without the browning, the tortilla cooking is not finished.
Getting the picky eaters in your house, whether they are kids or adults, to eat healthy foods can be a challenge. Should you resort to being a sneaky chef?
The Dualit Hand Blender doubles as a food mixer, making it invaluable in a small kitchen. This review covers its benefits and drawbacks.
A really handy kitchen gadget to have is an apple corer, peeler and slicer. It cuts down the time taken to prepare apples and means that you can make great desserts in less time.
This is a user review of the Bosch Tassimo coffee maker and my journey to get to a nice cup of coffee!
Grilling has been around for years and is an ever-changing method of cooking one's food outside. Hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, one can cook just about anything. But, which one works best for you?
Imagine if you could cook your chips without using any fat whatsoever. That'd certainly make losing weight a lot easier! How about cooking steak in an airfryer?
It is easy to learn how to cook in an electric roaster. This is a great appliance to add to your kitchen, especially during the busy holidays and family dinners.
Looking to ditch the flame? Outdoor grills that use electric heat work great, they're low maintenance, and they make food taste amazing. This article reviews a few of the best options around.
This book is a collection of Mary Berry's favorite recipes all in one place. This article includes her Extraordinarily Good Double Fish Pie recipe from the book.
Are you having trouble cooking your meat perfectly every time? This temperature control system is one of the easiest and most effective ways that I've found to ensure perfectly cooked meat every time.
A handy guide detailing how to prolong the life of your non-stick frying pan, plus a product review of Tefal's Thermospot range.
You probably know some of the things you can use your microwave for, such as warming up food and making popcorn. However, you might be limiting the use of your microwave. Learn how to use it more often.
Thinking about using a springform pan? Everything you've ever wanted to know about them is right here in this article. You'll be cooking up a storm in no time.
Can these stainless steel cooking utensils take the heat? Is this spinning rack a viable option for those with small spaces? Find out if these kitchen tools and stand are a good fit for your cooking needs.
A quality kitchen knife set is essential for any cook. This guide presents reviews, features, and ratings of ten of the best kitchen knife sets.
In spite of my microwave mishaps, I still like using microwave ovens. Here's the truth about some microwave dangers you've been warned about and a list of great uses for your microwave that have nothing to do with cooking.
This article will show you exactly how a Keurig brewer works and provide information on how to clean (or "descale") it as well.
Have you seen the commercials? Smoothie-makers are all the buzz. But are they really worth the money? This one is.
While searching for a new small kitchen appliance to replace an old blender, I came across the Ninja Express Chop. Here you will find a product review and easy, fun recipes too.
An overview of the benefits of electric smokers and a product review of the Masterbuilt 30-inch Electric Smokehouse.
A well-written recipe is more than a list of ingredients. A recipe should be informative, interesting, and enticing. Above all, it should be easy to understand.
Organize and brighten up your small kitchen space with practical solutions to create a functional yet inviting space for family and friends.
A brief history of bottle caps and the bottle opener designs to remove these new fangled caps from our favorite bottled beverages.
In this article, I demonstrate why actual whoopie-pie-baking pans are way better than using cookie sheets. Includes recipes for making delicious chocolate, chocolate mint, and pumpkin whoopies.
Which appliance is better for the job: a food processor (like Cuisinart) or a food chopper (like the Magic Bullet)?
I was searching for a device that could effectively vacuum seal food. This is my review of the Slaouwo V2.
Reviews and insights on five of the most popular Kamado-style grills on the market, from high-end tiled grills to the well-known Big Green Egg.
This article features my comparison of two blenders, the Vitamix 7500 and the Professional Series 750.
Copper cookware is fanciful, timeless, and aesthetically pleasing; but is it really safe to use? This article touches on the two kinds of copperware that are safe for you and your family.
How do you choose the best slow cooker for one person? Here's a list of the four most important factors to consider when selecting your first slow cooker.
Safety and size are important factors when picking out an electric kettle for someone elderly. Here are 10 tips and considerations to help you find the perfect pot for the senior in your life!
When I used my Easy-Bake Oven as a kid, mixes were cheap. My daughters love playing with their oven, but mixes are expensive. Enjoy these recipes for yummy treats that are a fraction of the cost!
Recommendations for the best milk frother currently available, including handheld and electric models.
Halogen ovens are said to cook food in less time than a conventional oven, preserve more of the juices, and use less energy. This was not exactly my experience with the Andrew James Halogen Oven.
Besides the obvious, you can use quesadilla makers to make pancakes, crepes, and burgers. Cutting calories? Use a non-stick spray that tastes like butter to add a punch of flavor to whatever you make!
Food takes less than 20 minutes to cook on the stove, and the thermal cooker will do the rest of the cooking. Learn how to use a thermal cooker, and try my recipes for easy and hearty meals.
Are your methods of cooking potentially damaging your health? Learn the truth about dangerous pans and your summer barbecues.
These robot-themed items are fun, practical presents that your robot geek will actually want to own and use. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, housewarming, and other gift-giving occasions.
"Perfect Tortilla Bowl Maker Pans" definitely live up to their claims. You can make perfect tortilla bowls in a snap, and for a small investment, you can use them over and over again.
Food prepping saves time and can save money, but it all starts with the quality of the storage containers that you use. Here are my thoughts on the Plastic House bento containers for food preps.
Sometimes you need to change the oil in your deep fryer. You will know when it needs changing; it will be a dark color, it'll smell yucky, and your food will taste off, perhaps burnt.
How should a new cook (college student or first home) equip a kitchen? What do you need to buy? Here are some lists and guidelines.
The salad spinner is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets for two reasons: no more waterlogged salads and no more gritty, dirty lettuce leaves!
Have you ever bought something at a garage sale or thrift shop and did not know what that kitchen utensil was really used for? Well, I have many times and had such fun tracking them down!
What advantage does silicone kitchen cooking tools and utensils have over those made from plastic, wood or metals? This hub shares 5 reasons why using silicone kitchen cooking tools are beneficial.