Are you overdue for new kitchen appliances?

I am notoriously frugal. I pinch pennies so hard Lincoln screams like a 13 year old girl at a One Direction concert (translation for non-Americans: I really don’t like to spend money). And here I am about to tell you to spend thousands of dollars replacing perfectly good kitchen appliances.Sort of....more

Scorched Stew Saga

I have been thinking about beef stew for weeks, ever since it first began to get chilly.  There's something about this time of year that makes me want to cook.  I've been thinking a lot about chili and roasted root vegetables and pots of pinto beans too!But some of those things are time consuming, so I picked up stew beef when I saw it on sale, got all the vegetables I wanted late last week, and planned to tackle the stew this weekend....more

what i've been doing instead of cooking

Actually I did cook today. Most of the morning and afternoon in fact. But you ever have one of those days when you can't even boil water correctly? Today was one of those days for me. I made three different recipes today - four if you include all the different cookie batters - and only one turned out okay. So I went and made a banner for my daughter's birthday coming up.Here it is......more
@Tate's Kitchen You can call me whatever you like :) I'm confused myself most days....more

Triple Holiday Pie Fail! My Sad, Sad, Sad Thanksgiving Story

Even with the best of plans and nearly a month of pie experience, this Thanksgiving proved to me that when it comes to pie, there's always an element of luck ... Pie Fail #1: No Sugar, Sherlock ...more

I tried to make a gluten-free pie crust the night before and it was terrible. I had high hopes ...more