Best Practice Secrets of Good Every Day Cooks

For a recent magazine article, Martha Stewart was asked how often she orders take out. Her response was something like a couple times over the last 15 years.

Fact is, there are people “out there” who make healthy, good-tasting meals night after night like it’s no big deal. What do they know that most people don’t?

6 Reasons to Love Tupperware Cupboard Organizers

Never thought I’d have a kitchen full of Tupperware, but I’m a convert now that I’ve seen how these containers make it easy to find, access and cook with the healthful ingredients experts are telling us to eat.

Satisfy Your Primordial Harvest Instinct

I’ve discovered a long-dormant instinct that derives immense satisfaction from even the smallest autumn harvest activity. Why not indulge your harvest instinct? It’s cheap and can even save money. Find lots of ideas for tapping into this kind of completely illogical joy.

Women, Weight and Protein

Did you know there’s a connection between what’s in your pantry and what’s on your thighs? It’s true, so pay attention to this often overlooked part of the kitchen–not only to what’s there, but also to what’s not there–like high-quality canned chicken that can stave off a hunger attack in a hurry.

Bits & Pieces Cooking: An Evening with Eugenia Bone

What un-bored home cooks know that bored cooks don’t, is that some of the best flavor in the kitchen comes from leftover bits and pieces, the kind that most people would pitch. Discover some ideas for “bits & pieces” cooking.

How’s Your Pantry Looking?

In a “pantry panic?” Have a pantry that’s more foe than friend? Check out nationally syndicated columnist Marni Jameson’s humorous but also very helpful on organizing the pantry with Kitchen Coach Mary Collette Rogers.

Pantry Stocking: Coconut Milk, Catch 22s . . .

Caught between wanting more variety at mealtimes, but afraid of buying exotic pantry ingredients that will never get used up? Check out this for escaping this Catch 22 and having the best of both worlds.

Frozen Veggies Can Be As (or More) Nutritious Than Fresh

While the word is getting out about frozen vegetables, let me repeat the key points about why frozen vegetables don’t deserve the bad rap they are often saddled with.

Is it OK to use the garlic and ginger that comes in jars?

Those little jars of prepared garlic and ginger are so completely convenient!  No fussing with paper-thin garlic peels, no paring gnarly knobs of ginger or endangering fingers on the ginger grater and no garlic-smelling hands for the rest of the night.  But is it OK to use these conveniences? I get this question a lot, … Read more…