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Freezing Ground Beef- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on October 23, 2012

Saving time in the kitchen means preparing in advance and freezing meals properly.  Real Simple is sharing 3 important kitchen shortcuts including the fastest way to freeze ground beef.  Head on over to Real Simple to read more!


Homemade Break ‘n Bake Cookies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 19, 2012

Two cookie dough posts in one week. You’d think I was pregnant and craving cookies or something. (Oh wait.) Actually, I really should have included this in Monday’s How to Freeze Cookie Dough article, but we’ll let this one stand on its own. I love gifting people with homemade cookie dough. And this is a […]


Magnetic Lunch Chart- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on October 16, 2012

Get your kids involved in the kitchen with this Magnetic Lunch Chart!  This lets them keep track of lunches and help out with building the menu.  Head on over to Kitchen Shortcuts with Martha Stewart for more great kitchen tips!


How to Freeze Cookie Dough

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 15, 2012

I’ve shared a few of my tips for how to freeze cookie dough in the past, and I wanted to revisit it again as we move into the holiday baking season. I’m planning on doing a couple of “dough makes” in November, as one way to stay ahead of myself once the crazy holidays hit. […]


Best Butternut Squash Recipes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 12, 2012

I’m on a mission. I tell people all the time that they’re missing out on butternut squash. (At least the people who’ve never tried it before.) I encounter people all over…from coast to coast…who have never tried this golden gem of a fruit. (Although I think of it as a vegetable…it has seeds, so it’s […]


12 Kitchen Tips- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on October 2, 2012

Do you know how to keep tortillas warm or the best way to make mashed potatoes?  If not, then head on over to Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures to find out her 12 Kitchen Tips to help you save time and money!

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Kitchen Tricks- Kitchen Inspiration

by Kristy on August 28, 2012

Do you know how to get those pieces of egg shell out of the egg if you accidentally drop them in?  Or how about making those old pots and pans look new again?  Shine from Yahoo answers all of those questions and more in this great article, 7 Kitchen Tricks You Should Know.  Now, it’s time to […]

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Do you know what to use if you are baking and run out of baking powder or flour?  This list from Yummly Nibles & Bits will be sure to help!  This is the perfect list to print out and have on hand in the kitchen, head on over to Yummly Nibles & Bits to see […]


If you want to cut down on prep time in the kitchen, freezer cooking is typically a good alternative.  Another great tip comes from Lunch in a Box, she shares all about freezing green onions then storing them in plastic bottles.  This is a great way to reuse your plastic bottles too, head on over […]


Angie’s Quick Kitchen Tips

by Angie on August 2, 2012

Everybody has little tricks they do to make their meal preparation a little easier. These are some of mine: See that pot of boiling pasta?  It can boil at high temperatures and not boil over because I kept a metal spoon in it. The spoon does get hot, so don’t grab it with your hands! If you oversalt some […]