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Kitchen Organization

Spring Cleaning with OXO

Spring cleaning time is here! Throw open your windows, give your kitchen a deep clean, and get organized with OXO! Compensation was provided by OXO in the form of free products. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of OXO. Spring cleaning around here means deep …

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Stocking Your Kitchen: Cookware and Bakeware

Having a well-stocked pantry, refrigerator and freezer doesn't mean much if you don't have the appropriate cooking tools. Now, like the ingredients, the hardware is going to depend on your cooking style. Why have a wok if you never make a stir-fry? I'm also big on multi-taskers: cookware, bakeware and tools that perform more than …

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Stocking Your Kitchen: Refrigerator & Freezer

Wow! Based on the pageviews for Stocking Your Kitchen: Dry Pantry Staples, you really like this series idea! As I mentioned last week, having a well-stocked pantry helps save money. If you have the staples needed to throw together a last-minute meal, it saves you from ordering take-out, or making an extra trip to the …

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Stocking Your Kitchen: Dry Pantry

Last year, I wrote a post about meal planning, which has by far been one of the most popular non-recipe posts on the blog. I've gotten follow-up questions about "must-have" pantry items and kitchen tools, so I thought I'd start a series of "Stocking Your Kitchen" posts. Why keep a stocked kitchen? Believe it or …

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Recipe Organization

As I've mentioned in many blog posts recently, I've been going through magazines, bookmarking recipes I want to try, and getting rid of the magazine. So, I thought I'd share my recipe organization technique.I started ripping pages out with the recipes I wanted to save. This posed two problems: 1) sometimes recipes spanned two pages, …

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Spice Storage

Growing up, my mother only used a handful of spices, so storage was never an issue. When I started cooking for myself, I discovered a world of new flavors, and bought a jar of just about every dried herb and spice on the market. I dedicated one whole shelf in my cabinet to those seasonings, …

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