Quick Tip: The Easy Way to Slice a Banana

Have you seen this handy dandy banana slicer? The gadget itself may seem a little silly since people have been slicing bananas with a simple knife for centuries, but the reviews on it are well worth your time! In our house, we add banana slices to pretty much everything -- oatmeal, yogurt, granola, cereal, french…

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Favorite Kitchen Tip & Cooking Resources {Eat Well, Spend Less}

The Eat Well, Spend Less bloggers are joining together this month for a fun Q&A! We each posed a question to our fellow bloggers, and we're sharing those answers in our posts. Last month, I shared a bit about my own strategies for learning to cook, but I wanted to know where other people turn…

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How to Froth Milk Without Any Special Equipment

My next post in our Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen is up at Easy Homemade, and this time I'm sharing my secret for perfectly frothed milk without any special equipment PLUS the recipe for my very favorite cinnamon latte: I pretty much consider coffee to be one of life's greatest simple pleasures, and over…

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How to cook from scratch when you don’t know how

Although I dreamed of being the perfect housewife and stay-at-home mom—keeping a clean, organized home, cooking healthy, delicious meals...and always with a smile on my face—none of it came easily to me. Least of all the cooking part. I truly hated to cook, but it wasn't the actual cooking I hated; it was the not…

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How to Build a Pantry that Works for YOU

The following post is from Jessica of GoodCheapEats and LifeasMOM: Over the last few weeks, I've been "eating down the pantry". What this means is that instead of grocery shopping as usual, I'm spending time and effort to use up what we have. Not only does this help me save money on food costs and…

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How to Write Your Own Recipe

This week, Katie from Kitchen Stewardship released her brand new ebook, Better Than a Box: Transforming YOUR Kitchen into a Real Food Wonder!, an ebook packed full of real food versions of your family's favorite recipes -- thinks like rice-a-roni, hamburger helper and more -- plus tons of tips and tutorials to help you reverse…

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Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen

I'm excited to share a new series I'm launching on the Easy Homemade blog, Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen! Each week, I'll be sharing tips from my kitchen on how to cook without specialty gadgets, and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts as well: Five-and-a-half years ago, my kitchen cabinets were overflowing with…

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Quick Tips from a Minimalist Kitchen

Five-and-a-half years ago, my kitchen cabinets were overflowing with cooking gadgets. In fact, my laundry room was overflowing with them as well. And there were probably a few in storage too. I have always loved kitchen stuff, and even in high school I would ask for gadgets and small appliances as gifts. Before our wedding,…

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Join Me for an ALDI Holiday Twitter Party {With a Twist!}

Hosting holiday events can be a bit stressful -- and expensive too! But the good news is that they don't have to be... I'm really excited to be partnering with both ALDI and Tara of Deal Seeking Mom to host a fun ALDI Holiday Twitter Party on Thursday, December 13th so we can share tips…

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Baking
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5 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Baking

I love to bake at the holidays, but only when I'm not under pressure to get things done! However, one of the great things about holiday baking is how much of it can be done ahead of time. Most cookies freeze well, meaning you can start now and have yummy, homemade cookies throughout the season.…

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