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April 18, 2019

Spring is finally upon us in Ohio. Flowers are starting to bloom, trees are budding, and the prized and elusive Morel Mushroom is popping up in forests and wetlands across the state. Morel season is short – usually just April and May – but weather plays a deciding role...

November 13, 2018

The bosses wife gave me two giant bags of peppers!! We have ghost peppers, red chile peppers, and two types of jalapeno peppers.  The goal... no pepper left behind! As most of you know I am married to a chef, so for the last two weeks I have been picking my husbands br...

August 21, 2018

My husband, the Chef, and I frequently have communication gaps in the kitchen. He is a stickler for the correct terminology and for me anything that goes in the oven is roasted! Unless it's a cake then it's baked. This is I believe a common misconception, so I thought...

July 17, 2018

Most of us do not even really think about any of these things. According to the USDA here are a few things we probably should know! Safe steps in food handling, cooking, and storage are essential to prevent food-borne illness. You can't see, smell, or taste harmful bac...

May 22, 2018

 According to RealSimple Magazine this is the most effective way to clean the kitchen so you do not have to redo anything.

1. Clear the counters of anything that doesn’t belong: straggling mail, cookbooks, permission slips awaiting signatures.

2. Fill the sink with hot w...

January 23, 2018

According to Good Housekeeping here are a few safe household cleaners you can make yourself.

Some of the items in your pantry (like baking soda and vinegar) are effective cleaners and, even better, inexpensive. So the next time you have guests coming over, but you're ou...

September 28, 2017

Minimize you family's exposure to harmful substances by following these important do's and don'ts in the kitchen.

August 29, 2017

Some “tips” don’t actually trim your power consumption. Get the low-down on lowering your utility bills the right way.

People once believed that a case of the hiccups indicated a person who disliked you was