How to Stock a Pantry

how to stock a pantry

Although the subject of how to stock a pantry is covered in depth in an entire chapter of my Learn to Cook book (ahem, makes a great gift!) I hadn’t yet made a video about it. So here it is: how to stock a pantry. This is just the bare-bones beginner-level pantry: what I think are the most […]

Easy Homemade Baby Food (without a blender!)

homemade baby food

Easy Homemade Baby Food (scroll down for printable baby food recipes) I get asked daily what I’m feeding Flint now that he’s old enough for solid food. I’ve been keeping his babyfood pretty simple (until we’re sure he’s not going to react to any foods) but not boring or bland because I want him to develop […]

Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

easy peel boiled eggs

easy peel hard boiled eggs video Gah! Guess what we’ve all been boiling eggs the wrong way. Or I have at least. For years I touted this method of hard boiling eggs and while it certainly works fine, I’d still end up with 30% of my eggs being a serious pain in the ass to […]

How to Cook Rice

How to Cook Rice

Don’t laugh. Don’t laugh like it’s funny. Lots of people struggle with how to cook rice. I know, because I hear about it every week. So to appease the masses and throngs of youngsters and oldsters who’ve requested help with rice, here is another video in the Learn to Cook series: How to cook rice […]

Sprouting Seeds & Beans – How to Grow Sprouts

soaking seeds for sprouting

In my time off, I’ve been experimenting more with sprouting. I know. It’s a wild life I lead. I’ve had this seed sprouting jar in my pantry for well over a decade now and had yet to use it. In a flurry of cleaning panic one day, I vowed to “sprout or get off the […]

Trifle Recipe — Christmas in England

trifle recipe

English Trifle recipe Video (scroll down for printable recipe) Part seven in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in England, focus on: TRIFLE! The Trifle was one of my grandmother’s signature desserts. For as much as she loved to eat, she really did not enjoy cooking and rarely did it that I recall, except […]

Learn to Cook: How to Boil Eggs

Learn to Cook: How to Boil Eggs

How to Boil Eggs This is the fourth in a series of answer posts to reader-submitted questions. Some of these posts may be incorporated into the revised edition of the Learn to Cook book. Hard boiled eggs might be one of the trickiest things to get just right. You want the yolks firm and centered […]

Basic Risotto Recipe

Basic Risotto Recipe

Before we get to the risotto recipe (which is good, scout’s honor) I really should tell you something. Something embarrassing. I have no idea how to pronounce “risotto” correctly. I flip-flop between riz-O-to and riz-Ah-to constantly, trying to read the reactions of the people around me, to see if one or the other makes people nod […]

Italian Dressing Recipe

italian dressing ingredients

Who among us didn’t love the everloving crap out of some Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing when we were young? Truly, who among us doesn’t still love it? Ain’t no shame in that game! But it is easy and fast to make your own with higher quality (healthier) oil and honest-to-god fresh garlic to keep vampires […]