Helpful How-To’s

How to Brine a Turkey

This simple extra step in preparing your turkey will make a WORLD of difference!!  Long story short, thanks to the process of osmosis, the cells of the turkey will retain the brining solution in the muscles– even during cooking! …   [read more]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

Can’t use butter for allergy or dietary reasons??  No worries!  Below are ideas on how we swap out butter in our home.  I’ll continue to add to this list as I find new substitutes and preferences.  

Knife Basics

Do you want to be more efficient in the kitchen?  Then practice your knife skills!  I know that it can be frustrating at times (my daughter’s expression above says it all), but keep it up!  You’ll be amazed at …   [read more]

Basics: Cutting Butter

If you’re a beginner at making foods like pie crusts, biscuits, and flour tortillas from scratch, you might be wondering what the hey that dang recipe means when it says “cut the butter.”  Or in our case, cut the …   [read more]

Basics: Preparing Garlic….by HAND

I was helping a group of teenagers prepare a meal as part of a cooking lesson.  When I asked who could mince the garlic, one sweet girl happily volunteered.  I handed her a knife, the garlic, and a cutting …   [read more]

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