How to Eat Sardines for A Nutrition-Packed Meal

If you’ve recently organized your kitchen cupboards and pantries, chances are you’ve discovered a can of sardines hiding in the back of a shelf. Sardines, sometimes seen as a low-cost fish choice, are really a very healthy and carb-free protein source rich in omega 3s, vitamin B12, vitamin D, and a variety of other critical […]

The Top 30 Ways to Eat Chia Seeds!

Although we would have loved to write an article titled The Top 101 Ways to Eat Chia Seeds, we couldn’t come up with that many! However, as you will see as you read this article, chia seeds are a versatile superfood that can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. What are […]

How to Store Mushrooms to Keep Them at Their Best

Mushrooms are earthy and flavorful, with a meaty texture that makes them appealing in both meat and veggie recipes. Mushrooms go nicely with steaks, pig, veal, poultry, shellfish, and vegetables like onions and asparagus. They also pair nicely with creams, butters, eggs, and cheeses, as well as red or white wine or sherry. If you […]

How to Quickly Soften Butter for Light and Fluffy Cupcakes

Too frequently, I’ve intended to bake only to realize that I hadn’t taken the butter out of the refrigerator that morning. So I thought I’d give a step-by-step instruction on how to quickly and efficiently soften butter while measuring out ingredients and prepping your cake pan or cookie sheets. I also discuss several butter-related topics, […]

How to Season a Cast Iron Pan to Make Nonstick Cooking Easy

At least once or twice a year, I disassemble all of my cookware and thoroughly clean and re-season everything. Since I exclusively use stainless steel and cast iron in my kitchen, I’ve learned the hard way that if I don’t season pans correctly and on a frequent basis, I’ll pay the price with burned eggs […]

How to Quickly Ripen Bananas

Nothing beats a piece of freshly baked banana bread, but to produce the greatest banana bread, the bananas must be completely ripe and blackening to provide additional sweetness. However, this implies that we can’t create banana bread without either waiting for them to mature or speeding up the ripening process. The banana is the world’s […]