Speeding Up Grilling Time – Outdoor Kitchen Shortcut


Now that the grilling season is upon us, it's time to get outdoors and get our grill on.  Usually, I think of summertime cooking as relaxed and leisurely. I rarely look at the time and having dinner on the table for the hungry little people at 5:45 on the dot isn't such an issue. (Because they are swinging, in the sandbox, or kicking a ball around the yard, and have completely … [Read more...]

Cleaning Your Stained Cutting Boards – Kitchen Shortcut

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Several weeks ago, I mentioned stained cutting boards.  And a number of you threw out some ways to clean them.  After doing some research and experimenting in the kitchen, I figured out what works best for my strawberry stained wood cutting boards! Step 1- Sprinkle a little kosher salt on the cutting board and then gently squeeze some lemon juice over the salt.  Use the flat … [Read more...]

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix – Kitchen Shortcut


More from $5 Dinners on Pinterest I love, love, love my homemade taco seasoning mix. It's convenient, cheap and oh-so-tasty. And I'm mixing up a new homemade seasoning mix today...this time for ranch dressing! This past weekend I planted some lettuce and other cold weather veggies (more on that this weekend).  I try to eat a salad for lunch everyday and usually mix up a … [Read more...]