Tag: cooking basics

Menu Planning Basics

menu planning

When it comes to successfully pulling off delicious, healthy-ish meals during the busy week, it all begins with THE PLAN. It seems like a lot of work, but I promise it makes life so much easier during the week if you’re already planned, stocked, and ready to roll. I did the same thing when I

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Favorite Cookbooks (so far anyway)

Favorite Cookbooks

I definitely have a problem. I’m addicted to food, recipes, cookbooks, watching food shows, talking about food, menu planning, oh… and eating. There are a few cookbooks (okay, more than a few) that I’ve sat down and literally read cover-to-cover. I love reading how people describe the techniques they use, the stories behind the recipes,

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Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is used in tons and tons of cocktails. It might be daunting to think about making it, but trust me… Easiest thing ever. Don’t be afraid. You got this. ┬áSeriously Simple Syrup 1 cup white, granulated sugar 1 cup water Bring both to a boil over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Immediately

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Bacon Fat Trick

bacon fat trick

I don’t know about you, but Pinterest hasn’t always been kind to me. Case in point was a Cranberry & White Chocolate Christmas Pound Cake. The picture looked amazing! The ingredients and directions were simple enough! I thought I’d be the baking queen after I got this little number down. Nope. Epic. Fail. It didn’t

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Knife Sharpening

It might seem a little OCD, but I just wasn’t happy with how sharp our knives were. My husband tried everything. We used the sharpener that came with our knife set, and the hubs even tried his own “home” method (insert scared face emoji here). Then, I heard of a company that does the sharpening

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