Cooking Basics

How to cook bacon in the oven

A simple way to cook bacon in the oven to save space on your stove top or to neatly cook a large amount of bacon at once. Use this method to cook thick cut bacon or thin-cut. The time will be shorter for thinner bacon. Some people like to cook the bacon on a rack,…

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Strawberries with Coconut Cream

strawberries and coconut cream

Strawberries with Coconut Cream video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Whipped coconut cream is a damn miracle food. As long as you like coconut, you will love coconut cream. It’s easy to make and it lasts a hell of a lot longer than whipped…

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How to Hull Strawberries

how to hull strawberries

How to Hull Strawberries video Since I evidently have just a TON of time on my hands and am a super boring person, I decided to do some comparing of different ways to hull strawberries and really get to the bottom of this age-old question: How to hull strawberries the absolute best way. Can you…

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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…

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Throw a French-themed Brunch Party!

Everything you need to throw a French-themed brunch party without spending a bunch of money on decorations you’ll only use once and champagne that’s beyond your reach. So that you can (and will) have your own French Brunch, here are all the steps in order to make your party go as smoothly as possible. 2-4…

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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 Chef Baby 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…

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Herbed Compound Butter Recipes

compound butter

Herbed compound butter is one of the easiest, fastest, no-brainiest ways to fancify your life. Just take soft butter, add some fresh or dried herbs, some spices, some salt, some citrus zest, some onion relatives, some garlic, some ginger, some mustard, some miso, really just about any flavors you can imagine, and mash it all…

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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…

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How to Cook Rice

  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 on the stove, without a rice…

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