November 24, 2017

Jen’s Top Kitchen Tips (What Are Yours?)


Last night on the blog, I shared one of those simple little kitchen tips that revolutionized my meal making. I realized that with all my years of cooking, there are certain things that I do instinctively, and I just forget […]

How to Shred Chicken in Seconds (Jen’s Best Kitchen Tips)


Every once in awhile there comes along a completely simple kitchen tip that revolutionizes the way one makes meals. For the past year, I think I have told all my friends about this tip, but I realized that I never […]

DIY Party Bar (Make Your Own Magic Bullet)


Years ago, our grandmothers had creative re-purposing uses for everything. One of those brilliant tips has somehow been lost on my generation, and I feel it’s my duty to get you as excited about this as I am. The Magic […]

DIY Homemade Microwave Popcorn (Why Did We Wait?)


Our Stir Crazy Popcorn popper is a regular appliance on my counter top. We are a huge popcorn eating family. The yummy, homemade and oil kind of popcorn. The kind you just can’t get enough of, and people even ask […]

Kitchen Tip: Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot


Crock Pot Taco Meat – a detailed post over at 10 Minute Dinners Too often that crazy dinner hours rolls around and the “What are we eating? cry echoes through the house. Well, one of the ways I’ve tackled and […]

Kitchen Tip: Draining Ground Beef (Power Cooking)


Power Cooking, Cooking in Bulk, Freezer cooking are all synonymous with quick and easy techniques that I use to help get dinner on the table with less stress and less mess. Draining ground beef is one of them. When I […]

DIY Kitchen Tip: How to Make a Tortilla Bowl


Our family can’t get enough Mexican food,  so tortillas are a stock piled staple since I use them in so many recipes and Mexican freezer meals. I honestly don’t think our pantry has been without them in over two years. […]

Libby, Libby, Libby on the Label, Label, Label (starring my family)


(Have you ever gotten those laughing jags? When something hits you with the silly giggles? Yep, that happened to us…watch the bloopers. :)) When I was approached about sharing the new Libby jingle contest, I immediately started singing that iconic […]

How Do I Fix This Kitchen Tool?


It’s no exaggeration that my Kitchen Aid mixer is one of my most beloved and recommended kitchen tools. No, I am not getting paid to say this. No, they are not sending me a free mixer to post this. This […]

Can I Freeze Cookie Dough?


As our last week before Christmas rounds the bend, those last minute “What should I give”  brings about undo panic. I have your solution, and you’ve probably known the trick your whole life, but this takes it to a new […]

How Do I Keep Brown Sugar Soft?


How am I at the bottom of a seven pound bulk bag of brown sugar and it’s still nice and soft? Early in my marriage, someone shared this tip with me. Last month, I happened to mention it to a […]