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Learn to Cook With My 5 Favorite Youtube Chefs

Learn to Cook With My 5 Favorite Youtube Chefs

As you guys probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of cooking shows. I used to get my fix from the Food Network and Cooking Channel, but lately I’ve noticed that they seem to be airing more and more reality shows. They never seem to air cooking shows at night and we don’t have a DVR to record things during the day. Therefore I’ve turned to my roku and youtube for help. It’s surprising to me just how many…

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Food Network Pit Stop: Vinsetta Garage

Food Network Pit Stop: Vinsetta Garage

The Vinsetta Garage is quite the establishment. It’s been on three food shows, The United States of Bacon, Best Bars in America and Bite this With Nadia G.  The folks who own Vinsetta also own Union Wood  Shop and Union Bar and Kitchen, which were both on Diner’s Drive In’s and Dives. We decided to go to Vinsetta because you can get the famous mac & cheese from the sister restaurant, Union Bar and Kitchen as well as some amazing…

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Tiny Kitchen Tools: Oster Pro™ 1200 Blender & Food Processor

Tiny Kitchen Tools: Oster Pro™ 1200 Blender & Food Processor

I’m a bit of a kitchen appliance hoarder. When I found out that we were moving to DC, I knew I’d need to start weeding out some appliances. I had a HUGE ninja blender with two separate blender attachments and a old cusiniart food processor that was also ginormous. I wasn’t crazy happy with the ninja and decided to go ahead and start searching for a smaller blender and food processor. I wanted a combination blender/food processor unit, but they…

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Tiny Kitchen Tools: Kelsey Nixon’s 3 Blade Compact Grater

Tiny Kitchen Tools: Kelsey Nixon’s 3 Blade Compact Grater

I am a bit of a kitchen tool hoarder. I love all of my little gadgets and gizmos, but I’ve been trying to pare down my collection. We’ll be moving to DC soon and I know that space will be limited. I was is need of a zester, so I thought it would be a good idea to try out Kelsey Nixon’s compact 3 Blade Grater. It’s made specifically for small spaces and comes with 3 interchangeable blades. This is…

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Two Months Later: The Martha Stewart Dutch Oven

Two Months Later: The Martha Stewart Dutch Oven

A few months ago I picked up a new Martha Stewart Dutch Oven. I had been rocking the 5 qt. Calphalon Signature Dutch Oven for over a year and I was ready for an upgrade. The calphalon pot has taken it’s fair share of abuse, I was using it for almost every meal. It was a good pot, but it didn’t really heat evenly and didn’t have that heavy bottom you look for in dutch ovens. I had read a…

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48 Hours in DC

48 Hours in DC

Well, it was a bit of a whirlwind weekend for us. We flew to DC early Friday morning and started apartment hunting. Our flight arrived in DC at about 8 am. Did you know that at Ronald Reagan Airport you land and then they bring out stairs for you to walk down onto the runway. They then bus you to the airport. I’ve never experienced such a thing. I felt quite glamorous – like a celebrity descending from a private…

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How I Got Organized in the Kitchen

How I Got Organized in the Kitchen

I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but like most adults I’ve always struggled with budgeting, planning & staying creative. I would pin these amazing meals and then forget about them or I would try and cook them and find I didn’t have the right ingredients. This would leave me staring blankly into the kitchen cabinets at 5:30 everyday hoping that inspiration would strike. Then I found Pepperplate. Have you heard of Pepperplate? It’s an absolute game changer. This amazing website comes with an…

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