10 Best Blenders of 2017

One of the most useful and versatile small appliance that you could have in your kitchen is a blender. You can do a lot of things with it, from making smoothies, milkshakes, and blending food for different recipes. You can use … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Recipes Roundup for May

We can all agree, there’s nothing like the first few fresh Spring meals. Say goodbye to the stews, chili, casseroles, and soups, it’s time for crisp produce and herbs! These veggie-forward dishes will pop on your kitchen table. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Gas Grills of 2017

With everyone’s decks and patios equipped with a nice outdoor grill, it’s not surprising that a lot of people think that shopping for these things is pretty easy. This can’t be more wrong, though. Sure, all of the options … [Read more...]

Top 10 Charcoal Grills of 2017

When it comes to grilled dishes, the classic smokey flavor of a charcoal grill can’t be replicated by other types of grills. This makes this equipment unique, irreplaceable, and a must-have for most homes. However, shopping for … [Read more...]

Aren’t They Just Pots and Pans: Is Expensive Cookware Worth the Price?

There’s an old adage that “You get what you pay for.” This couldn’t be any truer when it comes to cookware. If you wander into any “big box” store you can probably find a slew of pots and pans, including complete sets, for … [Read more...]

Got the Winter Blues? 7 Options for Cooking Indoors

Who doesn’t love a good grilled steak or even veggie kabob?  It’s something about a grill that makes even the most hesitant cook step up and want to give it a try.  But right now, 2016 is off to a very frigid start with an epic … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Carving!

Forty years ago, pumpkin carving was a little simpler.  Take a pumpkin, empty out the “guts” that are inside of it, and then carve a crooked smile, nose, and eyes.  But in the past decade, pumpkin carving has become an art form … [Read more...]

Cooking Vegetables with Herbs – Confused?

Pairing vegetables with the right herbs can take some practice and using a non-complementary herb with a vegetable can really ruin an otherwise delicious dinner.  When you go through the trouble of cooking a delicious meal you … [Read more...]

Delicious Summer Soups

Usually you think of soup as an autumn or winter food, but truthfully, nothing beats a great summer soup. Tomatoes, eggplants, summer squash, onions, and basil are all natural classic combinations that are hard to get wrong. But … [Read more...]

The Dirt on Potatoes

Potatoes come in a huge assortment of colors, flavors, and textures; and like apples, certain varieties are better suited for certain recipes. It’s important to choose the right potato for the recipe. The quantity and differences … [Read more...]

Deep Fryers – Are They Worth the Money?

Some small kitchen appliances are worth the space they take up in the kitchen and that’s true with deep fryers. We all know we should avoid fried foods and too much fried food is not a good thing. But sometimes, nothing quite … [Read more...]

Recipes Using Homemade Yogurt

So now that you’ve starting making your own yogurt at home, what other uses are there besides topping with fruit and granola or making delicious smoothies in the blender? There’s a lot of ways you can use yogurt in … [Read more...]

Making Your Own Yogurt

Making your own yogurt not only saves you money, but is seriously delicious and healthy for you. When you make it from scratch, you’ll find yourself eating more yogurt than ever before. While there are many automatic yogurt … [Read more...]

FDA bans trans fat

The Food and Drug Administration announced that the food industry has three years in which to totally eliminate all artificial trans fats from food products. This comes as a big win for consumer groups who have worked diligently … [Read more...]

Common Cooking Mistakes Made By The Impatient Cook

Overcrowd the pans Since as food cooks it releases moisture you need to leave plenty of room for the steam to escape. When you’re impatient or in a hurry, it’s tempting to overcrowd a pan, especially when you have a large … [Read more...]

Electric Hand Mixer vs. Stand Mixer: Which Is Best?

When it comes to choosing between a hand mixer and a stand mixer, both are very practical kitchen appliances. Basically, it comes down to price, versatility and function. Each type of mixer has its own pros and cons. Here's a list … [Read more...]

All Star Kebab Party

Summer is the time for outdoor parties, but who wants to stand over a hot grill and do all the cooking while your guests are having all the fun? How about putting your guests to work and they won’t even know it? If that sounds … [Read more...]

Outdoor Grill Essentials

It’s summer and you’re ready for some outdoor entertaining. Do you have all the essentials ready and at hand to make your party a success? Here’s a checklist for everything you need to make sure you’re ready and raring to go … [Read more...]

Steak Buying Tips for the Home Cook

With summer right around the corner that more means steaks on the grill. Do you know how to choose the best steak? Get Chummy with your Butcher Don’t be afraid to ask the butcher for help. Even if you buy your steak at the … [Read more...]

Decorating Outdoor Spaces for Summer Parties

Summer’s here and that means you’ll be spending a lot more time outside. When the weather is nice, nothing beats outdoor entertaining. Here are simple ways to create a wonderful and inviting outdoor space for summer … [Read more...]