All posts by: Carol

Does Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?

I love butter. I love butter on toast. I love butter in baked goods. I love butter so much I used to eat it straight with a spoon as a child. (Yes I was a fat little kid and no I don't eat butter straight with a spoon anymore but... Read More

I Tracked How Much Time I Spent Cooking in a Week and the Results Were Shocking

Do you know how much time you spend in the kitchen every day? I thought I did until I actually tracked how long I spent cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping over the course of a week. The results were shocking. And nowhere near the national average of 68 minutes per... Read More

Families Benefit When Just One Spouse Handles the Cooking

In the not so distant past it was the sole responsibility of women to cook, clean and care for children while their husbands went off to work. Fast forward 100 years and the dynamics of the American family have changed significantly.... Read More

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 me and the rest of the country then you've been feeling the effects of inflation at the grocery store for... Read More

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 style. Talk about a nightmare. I wish I could say I realized our dishwasher was on the fritz right away.... Read More

Do Recipes Always Underestimate the Cook Time or Are You Doing Something Wrong?

There used to be a part of me that thought recipe cook times were just made up. Then I became a food blogger. Now I know recipe cook times aren't made up but they may as well be thanks to the comically large number of assumptions that go into them.... Read More

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono Soup)

Excellent served hot or cold, this creamy yet citrusy soup is perfect any time of year. Tempered eggs lend the soup its rich texture while fresh squeezed lemon offers a delightful twist on this otherwise traditional chicken soup. Great as an appetizer or standalone meal when served with a hunk... Read More

The Only Chicken Stock Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Made from a collection of chicken and vegetable scraps, this chicken stock is as economical as it is wholesomely delicious. The rich, layered flavors make the perfect base for a wide variety of dishes ranging from rice to soups to chicken pot pie. Make it with leftover roast chicken carcasses... Read More

Rosemary Tomato Focaccia Made With All-Purpose Flour

With a fluffy crumb, crunchy golden crust, and blast of flavor thanks to sun ripened cherry tomatoes and crushed rosemary, this focaccia bread is the perfect addition to any table. Great to serve as a standalone appetizer or alongside the main course. Travel and storage friendly, this bread also makes... Read More

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 from the Greek Reporter. Basically it's a big party, not unlike a birthday party, where you wish the individual health... Read More