How to Flash Freeze

Has this happened to you? You get a good deal on something and quickly throw the excess in the freezer–and then you’re stuck with a huge block of frozen whatever.  Learn how to flash freeze items so you can pull out just what you need. And always take a few extra minutes to package things […]

How to Make a Homemade Pizza

I’ve been making pizzas for years and thought I’d share a few tips for how to make a homemade pizza.  Before I had a pizza stone, I pressed the dough into a jelly roll pan or patted it into a circle on top of a cookie sheet. (You can also use the back of a […]

Cooking on a Budget

Of course, this site is full of recipes for cooking on a budget! But here are some articles I’ve written that will help you more than just a single cheap recipe. First, figure out how much things really cost. Some meats that are cheaper by the pound have fewer servings in each pound so you […]

Cooking Substitutions

Uh-Oh! Recipe looks interesting but you’re missing an ingredient? Maybe this list of cooking substituions can help. Apple pie spice: For 1 teaspoon, use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon allspice and a dash of ginger. Baking powder: 1 tsp baking soda plus 1/2 tsp cream of tartar for each teaspoon of baking […]

How to Cut Up Chard

My daughter watched me prepare some chard to cook and said “Wait! Why didn’t you teach me how to cut up chard this way?” It’s just something I do without thinking about, I guess. So to make up for not teaching her this earlier, I’ll show all of you! You need to separate the stems […]