Kitchenware You Can Gift to the Kitchen Aficionado

Everyone has that friend or relative. They’re a genius in the kitchen and have every single gadget imaginable. So what do you gift this well-prepared aficionado? Take a look at our list of specialty kitchenware that’s unique enough to excite even the savviest of cooks. Prima Pasta Cooking Set Boils two to four foods at a time. Your aficionado probably has enough cookware pieces to cook several foods at the same time, but with this… Continue reading

Kitchenware to Ease Holiday Stress

It’s the holiday season and you’re in charge of dinner. That means you have days of prep ahead and a big to-do list. You’re soon to have a kitchen crowded with friends, family, and an overwhelming amount of dishes cooking at the same time, and you need to be ready. Set yourself up for holiday success and start off on the right foot by making sure you have the proper kitchenware for each task. It’s… Continue reading

How a Trash Can Can Change the Way You Prep

Dinner prep gets messy fast. One minute you’re chopping up ingredients for soup and the next you have dirty potato peels creeping onto your cutting board and a pile of onion skins at your feet. You could skirt scraps into a pile next to you or throw everything into the sink. But what if you simply throw your trash away as you cook? And what if you don’t dirty-up the kitchen cabinets while doing it?… Continue reading

How a Roasting Pan Can Save Your Thanksgiving

There’s nothing like impressing your friends and family on Thanksgiving with the best meal of the year. The sides seem to be easy enough, and the dessert pies aren’t too bad either. But when it comes to the main affair— the turkey— anxiety builds. Where do you cook such a large bird? How will it turn out? What about the dressing? There’s nothing more terrifying than trying to pull out that giant steaming turkey out… Continue reading

Why a Dutch Oven is the Ultimate Hosting Tool

Hosting a delicious dinner party is not much fun when you have to spend half the party cooking and the other half doing dishes. So don’t. Here’s why the Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven is the ultimate hosting tool that will get you out of the kitchen and impress your guests with restaurant-style dishes.   One Pot. One Recipe. Less Clean-Up. No need to get out all your pots and pans to create an elaborate… Continue reading

Four Cookware Pieces to Help You Make Faster and Better Work Lunches

It’s hard to get motivated everyday to make a substantial lunch for work. But you shouldn’t have to worry about that every morning and we don’t want you to settle for eating a soggy sandwich at your desk. Taking one day out of the week to pull out your stock pots and roasting pans and cook a few big batches of grains, veggies, sauces, and proteins will have you set for the rest of the… Continue reading

Tomato Peach Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

Peaches and tomatoes are the best part of summer. Their ruby skins are bursting with sweet juices so they don’t need too many extras—just let them shine. Spicy arugula, floral basil, creamy mozzarella, and a nutty vinaigrette go a long way in this twist on a caprese. Tomato Peach Salad with Fresh Mozzarella Serves: 6 Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 25 min Cook Time: 5 min INGREDIENTS ⅔ cup walnuts, chopped Zest from 1 lemon 2… Continue reading

Grilling Indoors: Spicy Chicken Veggie Kebabs

When you think grilling, you think summertime. But what if you live in a small apartment or simply don’t have a grill? Heck, sometimes it’s just too hot to go outside and stand over burning coals all day. In comes the heavy-gauge grill pan—giving you those great grill marks without the grill, all year long. Here are a few tips to create an indoor grill using your grill pan: Season your grill pan according to… Continue reading

4th of July Barbecue Checklist

Planning the annual 4th of July barbecue menu can be overwhelming. We’ve got a list of necessities to help you make this Independence Day the best one yet.   Simple Apps You’ve got quite the menu to plan so don’t take too much time worrying about the appetizers. Keep things simple and buy a few bags of chips, cut up some raw veggies, and make a good dip or two. Guacamole is a real crowd… Continue reading

How to Better Your Burgers

Wilted iceberg lettuce. Store-bought sauces full of mystery ingredients. Overpowering raw onions. Mushy pickles. Cold, stale buns. No thanks! You deserve better than a run-of-the-mill burger. From top bun to bottom bun, every ingredient matters when it comes to your cookout. Five simple changes to your normal burger spread can make the biggest difference in flavor and texture, and we’re not even talking about the patty. This is all about the extras. You don't have… Continue reading