Category: Cooking Tidbits

What’s The Big Deal About Pressure Cooking?

What is the rave about regarding pressure cooking? Pressure cookers have been around for a long time. My mother-in-law used her stove top pressure cooker quite often, especially when cooking family dinners on Sunday.  I do have to admit that the stove top version of pressure cookers scared me. I had heard the nightmare stories…


Kitchen Basics, To Make Your Kitchen Experiences Easier!

Kitchen basics. Everything you need to know when stocking and maintaining your kitchen. When I first married I didn’t realize all the things I needed. I was a naive 17-year old, and my friends had given me a bridal shower, but it was all Tupperware. I’m not even sure Tupperware is still around. I had…


60 Cooking Terms Commonly Used In Recipes

Sometimes reading a recipe can be confusing especially if you don’t know what some cooking terms mean. I was following a recipe for beef stew a couple years ago. One of the steps was to dredge the stew meat in flour. What? Honestly, I didn’t know what that meant. For some reason the picture of…


The Size of a Baking Pan-Yes it Really Matters!

Is your cake not getting done? Or is it too thin and burning? Then you are most likely using the wrong size baking pan. When baking, you need to use the size of the baking pan the recipe calls for to get the best results. Recipes are carefully calculated as to yield (produce, and changing…


What Is The Difference Between Spices and Herbs?

Spices and herbs are used for many things like medicinal purposes, healing purposes and with cooking.  Since of course, this website is about in the kitchen we will focus on cooking.  So what is the difference between spices and herbs and what kinds are used in cooking?  We will explore the difference between the two,…


Convection Oven Vs Conventional Oven

  Has your stove “pooped” out on you? And are you looking at new stoves wondering which way to go? Convection Vs Conventional? Or are you just looking for extra oven space? The stove/oven is after all the “heart” of the kitchen. I love to cook and bake and when I have my children and…


Frying in The Oven! This Will Make You Reconsider Deep Frying!

  People now have become obsessed with their health and the healthy lifestyle. I’m not saying this is a bad thing just the opposite really. But who doesn’t like fried chicken? My mother-in-law made awesome fried chicken. But all that grease! The alternative: Frying in the oven! It’s healthier and easier too. So although it…


Home Baking-It’s Not Just About Cakes, Cookies or Pastries

  “Baking is a method of cooking food that uses prolonged dry heat, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones” according to Wikipedia. My own definition is anything cooked or baked in the oven. You might cook food in hot ashes or on hot stones while camping but home…


Baking Measuring Tools-Accuracy Makes Better Baked Products!

  When baking, the accuracy of measuring your ingredients is vital. It will provide better-baked goods. Doing it correctly the first time will save you money and time. Here is a rundown on Baking measuring tools and how to use them correctly. Measuring Cups Every baker needs two sets of measuring cups. One set to…


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