When I got my first cast iron skillet, the upkeep seemed a little intimidating. “Don’t put it in the dishwasher! Don’t use soap! Don’t use metal!” And what the heck is seasoning, anyway??? I’ve since come to learn that it really shouldn’t be intimidating at all. I now have two cast iron skillets and use […]
Helpful cooking tips & resources I've gathered in my years of being in the kitchen.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought fresh green onions for a recipe I planned to make in a few days only to get to the recipe and have gross, slimy green onions. Yuck! And a bummer because green onion gives a fresh pop to any dish you put it in. I finally […]
Bowl or counter? How do you crack eggs? I used to be a bowl girl until I read somewhere that cracking eggs on the counter will actually help to avoid getting eggshell in the bowl. I definitely had to test this counter-is-better theory after I heard it. The results? It was totally true. Since I’ve […]
There is no substitute for fresh herbs in a recipe. They can brighten a dish like nothing else. They are bursting with flavor and they are good for you! With their lovely rich green color, they also make a dish look elegant and complete when sprinkled on top. Once you start using fresh herbs, you […]
This may seem like a really basic thing but if you’re new to cooking, it’s an important thing to learn early on. And if you’ve been cooking for awhile, it doesn’t hurt to revisit basics from time to time. Here goes: