Category: In the Kitchen

How To Cut Onion Petals {5 Easy Steps}

Collage of sliced onion

Step-by-step instructions to show you how to cut onion petals. Onion petals are perfect for a fried side with burgers or hot dogs, or as an appetizer. Looking for how to fry these? Check out my Fried Onion Petals recipe. (Link added April 16, 2020) This post may contain affiliate links. I receive compensation for

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Le Creuset vs. Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven {Review}

I’ve always been a huge Le Creuset fan. My mom has a complete set of the Le Creuset cookware with the wooden handles. I grew up using these. Once I grew up and moved out on my own, I wanted a Le Creuset dutch oven so badly. I was ecstatic when my dad bought me

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Podcast: Conversational Chaos, Edition 30

I was a guest on the Conversational Chaos podcast recently. I had a lot of fun recording with Jason and the Rage Monster. We talked about lots of food-related things, and I brought hot chocolate cupcakes for them to try (which I have yet to blog, so I’ll have to update this post accordingly when

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How old is my Pyrex measuring cup?

I’ve purchased a few vintage Pyrex measuring cups at estate sales and yard sales over the years. The internet doesn’t seem to have much information on the age of Pyrex measuring cups by decade, at least not summarized into one place. A few well-known details are fairly common to find online: D-handle measuring cups (below,

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Kitchen Update – Finally Finished!

I finally finished my kitchen! (OK, almost. I still have to paint the cabinets on my peninsula.) I painted the cabinets and did some re-decorating. I needed a new table for my very awkwardly-sized breakfast nook area. I finally found one on Wayfair, but this resulted in more re-decorating. Plus, my best friend got me

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets: Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations Kit

I’ll do another post on the entire kitchen, but the painting is enough to necessitate its own post. I’ve hated my 90s kitchen cabinets the camouflage with the hardwood floor for quite some time. The prior owners added the peninsula and replaced the countertops with granite, but they left the early 90s cabinets. I didn’t

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Low-Budget Food Challenge: Grocery Shopping

Step 1 of the low-budget food challenge I’m undertaking was grocery shopping. Tomorrow I start the actual challenge. I’m raising money (and donating funds myself) for Feeding America while I do the challenge. If you’d to donate, click here for my fundraising page. Lessons Learned From Grocery Shopping It was really hard and took twice

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