Using Spice Grinders for Delicious and Healthy Cooking

If you're trying to eat healthy and have done any reading on the topic, you have probably heard the advice to add flavor to your food by kicking things up a notch with herbs and spices. If you want to add make your spices and herbs really make an impact, opt for freshly ground by using spice … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Blue Apron May Be Right for You

If you have been considering signing up for Blue Apron meal delivery service, but have been on the fence, let us give you a little insight. You can first read our Beginner's Guide to Blue Apron Meal Delivery Service and then, if you're still wondering, you can check out these six reasons Blue Apron … [Read more...]

Top Gifts for Home Cooks

Top Gifts for Home Cooks Since I love to cook, I LOVE when people get me cooking-related gifts for Christmas. Whether it's a new gadget or just useful everyday tools, they are always appreciated. It's fun to try out new things and it's also convenient to get extras of the basics that always seem to … [Read more...]

Wood Cutting Board Cleaning and Care

While cleaning your cutting board is probably not at the top of the list of chores you enjoy doing, it is an important one that should be done. With regular care your cutting board will stay in good condition, lasting longer and keeping your food safe. Wooden cutting boards need to be cared for and … [Read more...]

Beginner’s Guide: Blue Apron Meal Delivery Service

When it comes to cooking, it’s easy to fall into the rut of preparing the same recipes over and over again. We all have old stand-bys that are always the first things we think of to cook. It may be due to limited kitchen skills or limited time looking for new dishes to prepare. Maybe it’s that you … [Read more...]

Top 8 Weight Loss Cookbooks for Healthy Eating

Even for those of us who say we don't make New Year's resolutions, there is still a common feeling at this time of year that we can make a new start and start new health habits - especially when it comes to food and exercise. I know that my husband and I are personally recommitting ourselves to … [Read more...]

Why and How to Wash Your Produce

Ah...fresh fruits and vegetables! Great all year round for everything cooking and baking, right? Especially in the sweet summer. Do you wash off your fresh produce before eating it or cooking with it? You might be surprised at how many pesticides those fresh foods have on them and the harmful … [Read more...]

Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Tom Douglas: An Interview

Last week I had a chance to visit with Chef Tom Douglas, a member of the Macy’s Culinary Council, before his cooking discussion and demonstration at Macy's Downtown Minneapolis. I was in for a treat, because not only is Tom an amazing chef (which I can vouch for first hand after tasting several of … [Read more...]

Easy Cooking with Nonstick Cookie Sheet Liners – Only $9.99!

I use nonstick cookie sheet liners for almost everything I bake in the oven. They are so easy to use and eliminate the step of greasing a baking sheet. I also love them for frozen foods like chicken fingers or fries because nothing sticks to the pan when you use them. They are also WAY easier to … [Read more...]

Avalon Bay Air Fryer Review AB-Airfryer100W

I have been hearing SO MUCH about air fryers lately and have been curious to give one a test run. I love the test of fried foods, but I do NOT like to fry things in my house. Not only does that mean a lot of added grease and oil on the foods we are eating, but it also stinks up the kitchen! So, I … [Read more...]

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