How to Keep Knives Sharp: Proper Cutting, Washing and Storing

You know how important it is to work with sharp knives, but do you know how to keep knives sharp? Check out the basics of knife care.

You may know how important it is to work with sharp knives, but do you know how to keep knives sharp? Even if you buy the highest quality knives available, they will grow duller faster if you don’t care for them properly. As professional chef Alton Brown admonishes fellow cooks, “Want to know how to turn a quality knife into […]

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Water Bath Canning Tomatoes: Do’s and Don’ts

Water Bath Canning Tomatoes

Our homegrown tomatoes are starting to ripen, and we have plenty of ideas for how to use them. Not only are they perfect for sauces and salads, they’re also delicious sliced with a bit of salt and pepper. So easy! But as with zucchini, we know the supply of tomatoes will outlast our appetite for them. Fortunately, water bath canning tomatoes is a simple […]

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Make Lunch Better With Homemade Sandwich Bread

Homemade Sandwich Bread:

It’s time to start packing lunch for the kids, and it probably wouldn’t hurt for us to pack our own lunches more often too. Sandwiches are usually all about what’s between the slices; the bread is an afterthought. Today we’re focusing on how to make homemade sandwich bread so your lunches are even better. Both you and your kids will look forward […]

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Back to School With Lunch Box Fun

Time to start packing lunch again! Here a few of our favorite kids lunch box ideas to make going back to school healthier and more fun for everyone.

It’s time for kids to head back to school, and for parents to start packing lunch. Pre-packaged items can certainly be convenient, but they are also expensive. Homemade snacks are not only more economical, they’re more nutritious too. With all of the delicious kid-friendly recipes out there, you’re bound to find some your kids will love. Below you’ll find a few of our favorite kids […]

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Cooking With Beer: From Bread to Cake

Cooking With Beer: You don't have to be a beer drinker to celebrate International Beer Day. Cooking with beer is a delicious alternative that everyone can enjoy.

We can hardly believe we’re celebrating another food holiday already. Wednesday was National Watermelon Day, and today is International Beer Day. This happy day is always on a Friday so we can start the weekend early. You don’t have to be a beer drinker to celebrate International Beer Day. Cooking with beer is a delicious option. Here are a few ways […]

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Creative Watermelon Carving Ideas for National Watermelon Day

It's National Watermelon Day, and we're sharing cool watermelon carving ideas. No matter how your carvings turn out, at least you can always eat them.

It’s National Watermelon Day. But if you’re like us, you’ve been celebrating this delicious fruit all summer. From juices and smoothies to sorbet and even fruit leather, watermelon is the star of many summer recipes. No need to go to too much trouble either; you can always slice it up and enjoy it as-is. Today we’re looking at watermelon from a different […]

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