Gadgets and Small Appliances I Love to use in my Kitchen!

When you cook frequently, you try to incorporate techniques and tools that make your job easier.  I am talking specifically about gadgets.  I love using gadgets when I cook.   Well, let me rephrase that, ” I love using gadgets that work”. I have a kitchen full of gadgets, some work…some don’t.  Here are some of…

These are not the “Best Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”… it’s a Salad​.

Sometimes, even with your best efforts at making something delicious, you end up with a not so satisfying result. That is why this is not a recipe for The “Best Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”, but instead it’s a salad.  After a day of baking and taste testing lemon poppy seed muffins, this body was pleading with…

Strawberry Cream Cheese Trifle

Strawberry shortcake is wonderful.   This dessert has been served up in so many delightful arrangements.  Sweet cake, berries and sweetened cream,  you really can’t go wrong with this combination.  So good in fact, that many have tried to recreate this taste in other forms, such as the all-time favorite strawberry shortcake bar or strawberry shortcake yogurt.  So I decided to get a little creative and try making my own very special version of this dessert.  

1 Easy Way Keep Fruit and Vegetables Fresh Longer

I detest throwing food away, especially when it comes to produce.  For this reason, I recently purchased a few specialty containers made by Rubbermaid. They are designed to allow ethylene gases to escape, prolonging the freshness of the items within.  To see if the containers did all they proclaimed to, I decided to put them to the…