The act of cooking can at times be exhilarating. The race to finish everything at the same time requires coordination, skill, and experience. The last thing anybody wants is to become hampered by equipment issues. However, sometimes outfitting a kitchen is akin to fitting square pegs in round holes. Ultimately this often leads to awkward twisting and turning while moving about. Flexibility in the kitchen is always a good thing, so instead of letting your kitchen gadgets dictate their positioning, let your kitchen gadgets come to you.
Here in Houston where summer lasts until approximately January, we frequently barbecue. And no grilling session is complete without corn on the cob. But my kids aren't all so good at eating it directly off the cob, and they usually request that we cut the corn for them.
If you've ever attacked a cob with a knife, you know it's a messy game. At least a few kernels invariably go flying, and more often than not, the floor gets more than the plate. Or the kids.
I make traditional chicken soup with matzah balls every Friday night for my family. I've tried going with easier soups that come from mixes or boxes, and the result is nothing short of an uprising. So every Friday morning, I find myself hovering over the stove, spooning off the fat as it bubbles to the top of the pot.
The OXO Fat Separator is a nice solution for my soup--and it works on gravies and sauces as well. It's easy to use: Pour the soup into the separator. The liquid settles to the bottom, and the fat rises … Read more
As we make our way into spring, we're forced to acknowledge whether or not we've stuck to our New Year's resolutions. The weather is nicer, and with bathing suit season inching closer, we're trading in the fattening comfort foods of winter for healthier options.
One of the key factors in effective diets is portion control, something that becomes more and more difficult to do in a world of gigantic portion sizes and cheap value meals. By arming ourselves with the tools necessary to avoid overfilling our plates, we are setting ourselves up for successfully shedding that … Read more