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Oven Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe

Oven baked ham and cheese sliders recipe on a plate

Sliders are an all time favorite of mine. Even as a Californian, I am one of those people who would take White Castle slider over an In-N-Out Burger any day of the week (my fiancé and I debate over this constantly). For me, it’s all about the steamed onion in a slider. Yes, that is … Read more

Easy Parmesan Buttered Noodles Recipe

Prepared Parmesan buttered noodles recipe on a plate

Many people associate stovetop mac and cheese with their childhoods. For me though, it has to be butter noodles with some parmesan cheese. At the end of the day, there isn’t too much difference – it’s noodle, butter, and some cheese.  I like to joke that it is the poor man’s Alfredo, but after trying … Read more

How to Clean a Coffee Maker With Bleach

Coffee dripping in a coffee machine

Coffee makers are a staple in pretty much every kitchen, from college dorm rooms to mansions. People love having their morning cup of jo, I can say very confidently that my fiancé has at least one cup every day! Ask yourself though, when is the last time you ever cleaned your coffee maker? Chances are … Read more

How to Clean a Mortar and Pestle

Clean porcelain mortar and pestle

Right up there with fire (and maybe even before that), the mortar and pestle was one of the first kitchen gadgets man invented. After all, what is a mortar and pestle than two rocks bashing and grinding into each other? Here in San Diego, you can even see ancient mortars carved into the rocks at … Read more

How to Clean a Meat Grinder

Meat grinder being used to grind beef cuts

Few things will take your next burger or sausage recipe to the next level quite like grinding your own meat. The control you have in food safety, quality, mix, and texture is unparalleled in the kitchen.  But, for all the same reasons we need to be cautious of ground meats on the store shelves, we … Read more

How to Clean an Electric Skillet

An electric skillet is a great way to gain back some valuable stove top real estate. They are one part hot plate, one part non stick pan, however, they are not the easiest to clean. Lucky for you, if you have never cleaned an electric skillet or were unsure if you were doing it the … Read more

How to Clean Cauliflower

Fresh cauliflower in need of cleaning

Cauliflower is one of the best ways to start cutting down on carbs and calories in your diet. If you have ever had cauliflower rice, cauliflower mashed potatoes, or had some buffalo or Manchurian style you know exactly what I mean.  Cauliflower is neutral in flavor and has texture very close to that of a … Read more

How to Clean Hard Anodized Cookware

Anodized cookware

One of the wonderful things about modern cookware is hard, durable, anodized aluminum. Another major plus is safety – aluminum cookware is much safer than PTFE and Teflon, as it won’t release chemicals into the air when you heat it on the stove. For many of us, anodized cookware was and still is our first … Read more

How to Clean a Wooden Salad Bowl

Clean wooden salad bowls stacked on top of each other

Wooden salad bowls are amazing pieces of craftsmanship. Some fetch prices well into the hundreds of dollars and are considered heirlooms or wedding presents. Whether you are dealing with a $30 or a $300 dollar wooden bowl you want to make sure you are taking care of it properly. We’ll review how to clean and … Read more

Recipe for Veal Parmesan with Spaghetti

Veal Parmesan with Spaghetti in a bowl

I think Italian food might just be my favorite cuisine of all time. We always make Italian food at home and while most of it is pretty straightforward, there are a few we tend to leave to restaurants, like veal parmesan.  Veal parmesan can definitely seem a bit intimidating. Most of us don’t cook with … Read more