Cooking Tips

Cooking Frozen Food in the Pressure Cooker

I am often asked about cooking frozen foods in the pressure cooker.  Well, the answer is yes and probably not.  It all depends on what you are cooking.

cookbookYou can get really good results by pressure cooking frozen vegetables.  These ... Read The Rest

Top 10 Tips for the Pressure Cooker

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Many people shy away from the pressure cooker because of the stories they have heard their Grandmothers tell of how they exploded and went all over the kitchen.  Those stories are probably true but the new pressure cooker, both electric and stove top, have so many safety gadgets on them that you no longer hear about those problems.

I was one of those people, but ... Read The Rest

Top 10 Slow Cooker Tips

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There are a lot of different things you need to be aware of when cooking with a slow cooker.  Once you start this type of cooking you will want to do it often because it is convenient, delicious, and healthy.   When first starting this cooking method, make sure you follow the following crock pot cooker ideas to get the best results.   The words slow cooker ... Read The Rest

Theme Night Preparation Tip

woman making a listThe one preparation tip that is the starting point for success meal planning is to start off with a menu plan for the week.  This sometimes seems like a time consuming chore, but in the long run, it saves a lot of time, money, and stress.

In order to make your menu planning a ... Read The Rest

One Pot Meals on a Budget

moneyEveryone I know has to watch every penny they spend in these difficult times.  You still can provide yourself and your family with healthy and delicious meals with just a little planning. Is it the end of the month and your grocery allowance is lower than you anticipated?  Here are some ideas on how to ... Read The Rest


brining chickenBrining is a preparatory method of dealing with poultry, meats, or fish.  It causes whatever you are brining to become more tender, juicy, and flavorful.  It is giving the product a bath of salt. Try it—you’ll like it!

The amount of salt, water, and time is not a given formula.  You can start ... Read The Rest

Prep Tips for making One Pot Meals

Want to make one pot meals in a shorter time period?  Review these following tips and you will learn how:

cooking knivesMake sure your knives are sharp.  It is amazing how much faster you can cut up vegetables and meat if your knives have recently been ... Read The Rest