Posts filed under: Advice

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

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 obviously isn't fun (why else would the kids leave their toys everywhere?) but I was still surprised by how many... Read More

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 this year for my husband and I. When my in-laws expressed they'd rather go to a restaurant for Greek Easter... Read More

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 the internet is where it’s at when it comes to finding new things to cook. The variety. The videos. The... Read More

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 pasta. But you know what I don't love? Bulky, single-purpose appliances like pasta machines that are miserable to use and... Read More

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? Sounds kind of dirty... I asked myself all of these questions too when I first came across the term spatchcock... Read More

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 things they don't want? People that like to cook usually have well stocked kitchens (and often times very high quality... Read More

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 what you need? Despite all your careful shopping do you often find yourself wondering what to make for dinner? I... Read More

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 sorry you had to go through that. Burnt pancakes are the worst, aren't they? Morning hanger never helps the issue... Read More

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 like a familiar problem?... Read More