Archive for the ‘Cooking’ Category

Christmas Dinner

I will cook Christmas dinner for my whole family this year. I’ll cook the mashed potatoes in one rice cooker, veggies in another, and I’ll keep the gravy warm in another. I may even make some fresh cranberry sauce too.

Why have just one cutting board?

Some cooks, like my mother, have only one cutting board. I have a bunch. I have plastic ones that go in the dishwasher. I have a wooden one my son made in cub scouts. I have a long, thick wooden one that is carved out to have a shallow basin to catch the juice when [...]

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Perfect kitchen appliance for busy people

What do college students, senior citizens, and busy people have in common? They get distracted when they cook! That’s why the rice cooker is the perfect cooking appliance. It just won’t burn up food. It cooks like mad and then, when it senses that it’s too hot, it shuts down to warm.That’s why I love [...]

Great smelling house

Because I have allergies, especially in the fall, I keep the windows closed all the time.  When the house seems stuffy, I pop some apples (or other fruit) and spices into a rice cooker (see Cinnamon Apples recipe).  Not only does it make the house smell great, it’s great to eat!

How many rice cookers do you need?

None if you don’t cook. Seriously, I have a whole bunch of rice cookers. I haven’t counted lately. When I have people over for dinner, I want to spend time with my guests, not slave over a hot stove. I use my rice cookers to make my tasks easier. My brother and sister-in-law came over [...]

Quick chicken soup

It’s getting a bit cooler and I like soup on cooler days. A quick way to make chicken soup is to use a couple of cans of chicken broth. Add some chicken breast (I use individually frozen chicken tenders) cut into bite size pieces. Cook until the chicken is done. Add some noodles. You can [...]

Eat at home

In today’s economy, eating at home makes sense. You can serve better food for your family with less money by preparing your own meals. You don’t have to slave for hours and hours over a hot stove. Stay tuned for tips on shopping and cooking. Here’s one: If time is an issue for you, buy [...]