Kitchen

Make It Work!

Pegboard in the kitchen, to keep pots, pans and utensils!

Slogan stolen from Tim Gunn of Project Runway. As I mentioned, my new kitchen is not ideal.  One frustration was a lack of places to store my pots and pans.  I had a cabinet over the wall oven where I could stack pots and pans, but getting out the one I needed was a sometimes…

Not Your Mother’s Cookbook: Using Google Docs as an Online Cookbook

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I’ve tried lots of different ways of organizing my recipes.  purchased cookbook notebooks and index cards (which had to be rewritten by hand from the original sources), a 3-ring binder (printing or ripping or writing recipes onto paper), various online recipe savers/collectors (where you have to enter in all the ingredients from a database), a…

Recipe: Sin-Sational Drinking Chocolate

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I have never been a fan of cocoa packets added to boiling water. It’s a commercial concoction with so little in common with the original chocolate drink brought over to Europe from South America. While I don’t like spicy at all, so I’ll avoid the original chocolate with ground chili peppers, I think hot chocolate should be an experience that a chocolate lover can truly love.

Guilty Pleasures

I’ll admit it. I like canned icing. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say I much prefer canned icing. I have no idea why I still find it so appealing. It’s in a plastic can that I’d rather not buy, and has a tongue-twisting list of ingredients including partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, high…

Ode to a Mason Jar

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Oh ubiquitous mason jar how wonderful to use you are modern clear and older blue crazed with age or shiny new… Ah, the ubiquitous mason jar.  A brilliant storage unit that has gone practically unchanged in the last 100 years.  Strong, easy to store and organize, and long since proven itself to just about everyone.…