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How to Overcome the Challenges of Cooking With a Newborn

We just had our third baby and our whole family is totally over the moon but can I tell you a dirty little secret? I forgot how hard cooking with...
February 28, 2023
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How to Spend Less Money on Holiday Meals This Season

Halloween may be over but some of the biggest holiday meals of the year are fast approaching - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Is your wallet ready? If you're like...
November 12, 2022
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Signs You Need a New Dishwasher and Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Buy One

Dishwashers are not usually the things dreams are made of. That is until they crap out and start dripping on the floor in the middle of the night tell-tale heart...
October 22, 2022
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Want to Pit Cherries Fast? This Kitchen Tool Makes It Really Easy (and It’s Something You Probably Already Own)

Last week I made a cherry cake to celebrate our eldest's daughter name day. For those of you unfamiliar with the Greek Orthodox name day tradition, here's a great explanation...
August 17, 2022
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50 Tips to Make Doing the Dishes Easier

Recently I asked a group of moms on Facebook what the hardest part about cooking was and a shocking 86 out of 231 of them said, "doing the dishes." Clean-up...
August 10, 2022
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4 Places to Find a Whole Lamb for Sale

There comes a time in every family when the next generation must shoulder more of the work if they want to keep family traditions alive. That turned out to be...
May 15, 2022
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An Embarrassingly Simple Way to Save the Online Recipes You Love

The internet is a treasure trove of amazing recipes. Don’t get me wrong, I positively adore my collection of cookbooks and hand written recipe cards from friends and family, but...
March 30, 2022
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The Easiest Way to Make Fresh Pasta Without a Pasta Machine

Is there anything better than fresh, homemade pasta? The texture. The taste. The fact that it stays soft for days in the refrigerator and makes great leftovers. I love fresh...
February 23, 2022
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How to Spatchcock a Chicken and When and Why You Should

What does it mean to spatchcock a chicken? Is it the same thing as butterflying a chicken? How do you do it? And who decided to call it "spatchcocking" anyway?...
January 23, 2022
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The 10 Cooking Gifts People Love and 5 They Hate

The best gifts for cooks are ones they'll use and enjoy but what do you buy for home chefs that already have everything they need? How do you avoid gifting...
November 18, 2021
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One Simple Grocery Shopping List for a Year’s Worth of Meal Combinations

Do you make a grocery shopping list every time you go the supermarket? Do you use one of those templates with every food product known to man and check off...
November 3, 2021

How to Not Burn Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Because Burnt Pancakes Are the Worst)

There are few greater disappointments at breakfast than looking forward to chocolate chip pancakes only to have them turn out burned and undercooked. Let me start off by saying I'm...
July 31, 2021

When Your Fridge Is Too Small but You Can’t Fit a Bigger One in Your Kitchen

I'm always running out of fridge space but my kitchen is too small to fit a bigger refrigerator. I'm constantly throwing out spoiled food and entertaining is a nightmare. Sound...
July 28, 2021
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5 Ways to Immediately Improve Produce Quality No Matter Your Budget

Just as much as us humans are what we eat, recipes are the ingredients they’re made of. Sad ingredients make for sad food. No award winning recipe in the world...
February 3, 2021