This Page is a place to offer tips to improve your cooking techniques as well as how to make the best choices for ingredients.

For example, what type of  salt should I use and what is the difference?  Or what is the best cut of chicken or beef to use for specific dishes.

Please check out the pages either from the menu bar at the top, or below.

SPICE MIXTURES

Have a cupboard full of spices and herbs and have to search and pull them all out every time you make dinner?  Well check out this page to see if it sparks any good ideas:

Spice Mixes and Links

SALT – Kosher, Table and Sea

There are more types of salts out there than I can go into. The bottom line is measurements in recipes refer to a specific type of salt. Using a different type of salt can impact the saltiness of your dish.  LESS IS MORE.

Check out Does Salt Matter

TAKING THE WORRY OUT OF COOKING CHICKEN

 I talk to people all the time about cooking as I am asked by friends, family, co-workers for new ideas and how to make things simplier in the kitchen. I also hear over and over again that one reason people do not cook as often as they would like is because they are uncomfortable in the kitchen and have a fear of over cooking meat, especially chicken.

I created a page that offers some information as to picking the right type of chicken for your dish as well as how to cook chicken.

Please check out Making Chicken Moist Everytime

PANTRY ESSENTIALS

TO FREEZE or NOT TO FREEZE

This happens to many people, you make way too much food and know you won’t use before it goes bad OR you want easy week night dinners you control and can pull right out of the freezer.

Sound familiar – I wrote this artical to answer some of those questions and how best to store food in the freezer.  Please check out Freezing Food
HELP! I LOST POWER TO THE FREEZER WHAT DO I DO?

This was not a fun experience, and a very costly lesson to learn. My son (or whomever) did not shut the freezer door all of the way or it bounced back open. Unfortunatly this was during the summer and the freezer is in the garage. It went unnoticed for a few days, and a few days too late.

I took this experience and wrote this article to hopefully help others. I ended up getting an alarm that attaches to the top of the door and goes off if the door is left open for more than 30 seconds.

Here is what I discovered: HELP! My Freezer is UnDone

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