We love chicken around here and I love making one chicken go as far as possible.
My favorite and super easy way to cook a whole chicken is in the crockpot. It’s so simple and so delicious. You throw the chicken in (breast side down), season and put on low for 6-8 hours. Really, what could [...]
Why didn’t I think of this (or read it somewhere online) before now?
Last week, I was preparing chicken enchiladas for dinner and had a flash of brilliance (or that’s what I’d like to think!). I had the cooked, shredded chicken ready to go and as I was assembling the other ingredients for the filling, decided [...]
Ever wondered how to serve sauces, dips or syrups to small children without creating a huge mess all over them and the table?
I have a solution for you!
I found these small, 3 ounce dishes at Walmart a couple of years ago. I think I spent about $2 for 6 of them and they have been [...]
One of the easiest ways for me to make a mess in a hurry in my kitchen is to try to drizzle frosting, melted chocolate or try to “pipe” some sort of filling into something.
Thankfully, a few years ago, I learned the trick of scooping whatever the medium is into a plastic zip top bag. [...]
When baking or cooking, do you ever run out of usable counter/work space? Yes. Oh good, I’m not the only one!
I frequently cover my entire work space while creating a meal or preparing something to bake. This makes it a problem for me to have my entire recipe binder sitting out, also on that same [...]
I do not grind my own flour, but about a year ago decided I was tired of storing open bags of flour. It’s pretty messy to scoop flour out of a bag and keeping them airtight was also a problem.
So, I devised a new system (and it would work for freshly ground flour, as well).
Ever have one of those days when you just couldn’t be bothered scooping all those counter-top crumbs into a little pile, then off into your hand and finally carrying them over to the trash can? Yeah, me too!
So, on a whim one day, I came up with a quick way to clean up small [...]
I typically buy ground beef in bulk at Costco, since it seems to be the most reasonable price (other than sales) and good quality meat I can find. Recently, I’ve developed a better way to freeze it to save room in the freezer. This new way also helps with the thawing process, and makes it [...]
Do you have trouble peeling your boiled eggs? I did too, until I learned a wonderful, new trick and I have barely had any trouble with peeling eggs since!!
I’m going to share with you my egg boiling procedure start to finish:
* Choose your oldest eggs (I usually have 2 cartons of eggs in my fridge, [...]
I am a big fan of reusing ziploc bags. I reuse all of my ziplocs that have not had raw meat in them. I use them until they simply give out and get a hole or spring a leak.
If they have held something dry (crackers, cookies, etc.) I usually just empty the crumbs into the [...]