Kitchen Basics – Part 2: Cutting boards

For cutting boards, there are a lot of choices in size and materials.

Blue Box, My @$$

So, what’s a carbohydrate loving bachelor, or a busy parent, to do? Make your own macaroni and cheese on the stove.

A Great Alternative to Fried Fish

How about fried fish that isn’t fried?

Smothered Pork Chops With Mushroom Gravy

Kick the can and start from scratch.

Egg Pan

A cast iron skillet is a basic necessity. Other useful skillets would be a sauté pan, which has rounded sides making flipping food easy. But probably the best second pan to have is an egg pan.

Kitchen Basics – Part 10: Appliances

The one common element in a small kitchen is a lack of counter space and cabinet space.

Zap Your Food For Faster Service

A microwave is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you will ever own and well worth both the investment in money and in time, learning how to use it well.

Pull Sweetness Out Of Microwave

Oh, the things you can do with a microwave.

How to Stock a Pantry

A well-stocked pantry can all the difference to coming up with a meal at any time.

Vegetable Stock Great Use Of Trimmings

When you’re trimming vegetables for use in other dishes, keep a bowl or plastic container nearby for things that can be used for stock.