20 Tips for Effective Family Meal Planning

Make meal planning a family affair.

Meal planning entails pre-planning meals for you and your family, typically for the week ahead. It’s also about the planning of time and purchasing everything you’ll need for those meals. Some families plan all their meals for the week, while others only plan for the evening meal. Meal planning allows you to … Read more

Tips for Cooking with Aluminum

Tips for Cooking with Aluminum

How well do you know about the utensils you are cooking in? Not sure whether the material is stainless steel or copper? In this case, there are good chances that you are using aluminum cookware in your kitchen. Aluminum is a common material used in the manufacture of cooking utensils, and there … Read more

Tips for Cooking with Cast Iron

A cast iron on a frying pan

Most of the cookware available on the market is usually made with nonstick. Although you can cook almost anything using nonstick cookware, the experience of using a cast iron skillet is something else.  When you buy a cast-iron skillet or any kind of cast-iron cookware and take proper care of it, it … Read more

Tips for Cooking with Stainless Steel

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Cookware made of stainless steel is used by professional chefs from all over the world for legit reasons – its versatility, healthy benefits and much more. Although home cooks prefer non-sticks pans over stainless steel ones because of the ease of use, but it can be really dangerous for you in the … Read more

Top Impressive Health Benefits Of Maple Syrup And Water

Top Impressive Health Benefits Of Maple Syrup And Water

Maple syrup is a natural sweetener made from the sap of maple trees. It’s rich in antioxidants and contains minerals like manganese, zinc, calcium, and potassium. Maple syrup also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels. In addition to being delicious on pancakes or … Read more

Tips for Maintaining Your Pots and Pans

Pots and pans

Let’s be real for a moment – who thinks a lot about their pots and pans? If you’re like most home cooks, you may have a few favorites that you use all the time, and the rest stay inside the cupboard or hanging on the pot rack only to be used during … Read more

Tips for Maintaining Non-Stick Cookware

Sautéing asparagus in a non-stick pan

Non-stick cookware, bakeware, and appliances need a little more TLC than ones made from aluminum, cast iron, ceramic, stainless steel, or carbon steel. It is because non-stick pans have this extra layer that makes the surface non-stick. With this type of coating, the cookware becomes more user-friendly and requires less oil. According … Read more

10 Quick Breakfast Ideas

ingredients for making waffles

Is breakfast an important meal? Well, yes, of course. But then why do people often skip breakfast? People often start their day without having breakfast because what they want to eat is not available or is too difficult to prepare. This decreases their productivity throughout the day and is a direct cause … Read more

No Drip Perfect Pour Olive Oil and Syrup Dispenser

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We had the opportunity to check out a cool kitchen gadget that makes using and pouring oil during cooking much easier. We had always poured oil into measuring cups and then poured it into whatever we were cooking. That can be a messy and somewhat unprecise process. Then we were turned onto … Read more

Bakerly Brioche and Crepes – Oh So Good!

Bakerly Hand Braided Brioche

We were excited to get the opportunity to try Bakerly’s wonderful assortment of brioche and crepes. When we got the sample, we took a few photos and promptly dived in… Among those we tried were: Bakerly Crepes (strawberry) – We love crepes, so we were thrilled to try one of Bakerly’s popular … Read more

5 Minute Snowman Appetizer Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

5 minute snowman appetizer spinach dip in a bread bowl

Are you being asked to bring an appetizer to a party this year (as opposed to the usual Christmas dessert)? Here is an idea for something festive! A great party recipe is spinach dip in a bread bowl with a twist.  It took 5 minutes to do and will be a huge … Read more

21 Awesome Non-Salad Veggie Recipes

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We consider our selves pretty health-conscious people, but we have a difficult time trying to eat our veggies.  We know we need them; we make our kids eat them, but even so, they are just not a part of our daily diet. Perhaps after years of trying to enjoy salads, you have finally decided no matter the type, combination or dressing they just … Read more

Easy Pour Everything

Sugar

When I was baking the other day I wondered why salt comes in an easy-to-pour container, but nothing else does. Someday I’m sure this will change, but until then, I decided to make my own. You can use this for sugar, spices, flour, baking soda, or any other “granular” ingredient. This makes … Read more

10 new uses for cookie cutters

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I consider myself a minimalist and like to use everything in my house as often as possible.  I don’t like the idea of storing an item away, only to use it once or twice a year.  So, after my annual Christmas baking day, I was packing up my cookie cutters as usual … Read more