How to Shred Chicken Easily!

I used to steer clear of recipes that called for shredded chicken – especially a lot of shredded chicken. Using two forks to pull apart 6 chicken breasts can be incredibly time-consuming....more

Spice Tips and Health Benefits

It’s important to periodically check your seasonings to make sure that they aren’t getting too old. Here is a guide, according to McCormick spices. • Extracts: 4 years (except for pure vanilla, which lasts indefinitely)• Ground spices: 2-3 years• Herbs: 1-3 years• Seasoning blends: 1-2 years• Whole spices (such as cinnamon sticks and peppercorns): 3-4 years...more

Place Invaders: NYC Creepy Crawler Protection

I hate bugs. All bugs…yes, even butterflies and lady bugs....more

Fried Peanut Butter!

Helping Kids Pack Their Own Lunches

This article on having kids pack their own lunches is filed under the “Tween and Teen” category, but in my house having kids pack their own school lunches started day one....more

Wise Cooking Tip: Coping with Kitchen Burns

When you've got 4 burners going, a roast and a gratin in the oven, and guests in your living room, what do you do when you've just reached for one of your pans and ended up burning yourself? It's not a riddle, it's a real home kitchen dilemma. ...more

Kitchen Tips for Busy Cooks

Food bloggers are an experienced bunch. When we share a tip, readers take note. We're a curious bunch, too. We try new products, we test old techniques. And when we discover something new, we share it. Here are some recent kitchen tips from food bloggers -- little one-offs that just might change your life. Get out your notebooks, charge up It's time to study up. ...more

Thanks, Alanna, for noticing the little things and for spreading smiles and encouragement.  Your ...more