Category Archives: In The Kitchen

1 drawer, 4 ways

Organizing drawers can be a lot like a real life version of Tetris. Configuring and re-arranging so everything can fit just right. Some drawers need all the compartments they can get and others may need just one or two. We like to measure the drawers, gather everything that we want inside each drawer, and head […]

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The best gifts for the chef: kitchen gift ideas

You do not have to be a chef to want all of these kitchen gadgets (some are on my wish list!). But for the ones in your life that love to cook or want to love to cook, here are some definite winners to pick up:

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Party Planning: Thanksgiving

There are so many wonderful things about Thanksgiving: being with loved ones, football, and of course the delicious food! Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and appreciate all that we are fortunate enough to have. Although, if you are the host, you may be thinking more about what groceries to buy, who will sit […]

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Clean out your fridge day!

You will be happy to know that Sunday, November 15 is clean out your refrigerator day! Although this day may not be the most popular….it is totally necessary. We all fall victim to having expired goodies (that are not goodies anymore) hanging around in the fridge, or those frost bitten leftovers in the freezer (guilty!). […]

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INGREDIENTS: Yields 2 bowls. For the smoothie… 1 (3.5 oz) pack açaí purée, frozen 3 ripe bananas, frozen 5 large strawberries 1 mango, frozen 1/3 cup almond milk 1/3 orange juice Topping ideas… Fresh Fruit (strawberries, bananas, grapes, blueberries, blackberries) Dried apricot Chopped nuts Sliced coconut DIRECTIONS: Prepare the toppings by slicing up fruit and […]

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   Makes 4 (2 ounce) shots. INGREDIENTS 3 oz. Hpnotiq liqueur 3 oz. Bacardi Limón (citrus rum) 1 ½ oz. pineapple juice Grenadine syrup Ice   DIRECTIONS In a shaker filled with ice, combine Hpnotiq, citrus rum, and pineapple juice. Shake until frothy and cold. Carefully pour the drink into four separate shot glasses!  Using […]

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INGREDIENTS: donuts 1 package of (8) buttermilk biscuits vegetable oil (for frying) glaze & toppings 1/3 cup melted butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1 ½ tsp. vanilla 2 – 4 tbsp. hot water Fruity Pebbles (lightly crushed) DIRECTIONS Heat two inches of vegetable oil in a deep saucepan until it reaches 375 degrees F. Cut […]

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INGREDIENTS crêpes 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs ½ cup milk ½ cup water 2 tbsp. sugar ½ tsp. vanilla extract 2 tbsp. butter, melted a pinch of salt toppings/fillings powdered sugar nutella bananas berries whipped cream DIRECTIONS 1. Bring all ingredients to room temperature. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients except flour (the […]

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Cinco de Mayo Churros.

INGREDIENTS: dough 1 cup of water 2 tbsp. white sugar 2 tbsp. butter ½ tsp. salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 quarts vegetable oil (for frying) topping ½ cup white sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon dipping sauce sweetened condensed milk DIRECTIONS 1. Over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, butter and salt in a small saucepan. […]

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if it was appropriate for me to be a girl scout still i would be. i use to look forward to the cookie selling the most mainly because it would mean we would always have boxes in our house growing up. as i got older i realized i could easily make my own and really […]

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