I’m a busy working mother of two very energetic little boys. 5 out of 7 nights I cook a healthy & hearty meal for all 3 boys in my life….my oldest child being my husband, of course! This used to be fairly easy, but now they all have very distinctive tastes. So, I’m always trying to come up with something that will please them all. While constantly searching for fun & new recipes, I’m also always looking for the easiest ways to cook in my kitchen. Well, I think I’ve found my answer…it’s the Scanpan Classic 4 1/4 qt. Nonstick Square Saute Pan. This pan is amazing! Not only is it the perfect size for cooking for a family of 4, but clean-up is the easiest thing ever! I cook everything using minimal fat or oils and nothing sticks to the surface. The sides are high enough to control any splatters that may occur from stirring or sautéing your food. It also has a very nice & flat bottom so that food lays flat & cooks evenly. The glass lid is a plus too…it keeps the food nice & hot while allowing you to peek at the dish to ensure that it’s cooking properly. Last night I cooked 6 pieces of fish…after sautéing the fish in some coconut oil, I then removed it to make a little wine & lemon sauce to pour over the fish. I cooked down wine, chicken broth, lemon & capers until they reduced slightly. Then I poured the sauce over the fish. Simple, yet delicious! All 3 boys devoured every bite! Then I washed it out in less than a minute…nothing to scrape or soak. You can put these pans in the dishwasher, they are that tough…I just choose not to wash any of my cookware or knives in the dishwasher…I save all that room for my kids many cups & plates. Tonight we may just have turkey tacos, but this pan will ensure that the meal is wonderful & that I won’t be spending lots of time cleaning up after dinner when it’s time to end the day & get the crazy boys to bed. Now, if I could only find something this reliable to clean the bathrooms…hum…
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One of the best all-in-one pots is the Emile Henry Flame Top 5 1/2 qt. Ceramic Dutch Oven. This dutch oven from Emile Henry is perfect for cooking soups and stews because it’s designed to absorb and hold heat, spreading it to your food slowly and evenly. You can also use it on almost any cooking surface including electric and gas stoves! We made a delicious potato soup and this Emile dutch oven was essential. [Read more…] about Emile Henry Flame Top Dutch Oven Review
John Boos cutting boards and butcher blocks come in a variety of shapes and styles. Between all of their styles and series of cutting boards, there are some differences that make certain ones better for your particular needs. In this blog I’ll review each series of cutting boards and explain their general characteristics and which type of kitchen each one is good for.
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