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Kitchen & Cooking

  • Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. However, I do not appreciate being lumbered with the responsibility of wrangling a mammoth feast for my entire family. Alas, that is the price you have to pay when you’re the only one in the family who knows how to use an oven.
    August 06, 2021
  • If you are serious about cooking, you’ll understand the importance of having sharp knives in the kitchen. A good set of well-maintained blades are crucial for cutting through any type of food, especially meat. In short, the best kitchen knives will require a quality knife sharpener. But should you choose manual or electric?
    August 05, 2021
  • There’s nothing more comforting than having a fresh bagel. Some prefer a sweeter bagel, perhaps a bagel with an egg, or even a dash of Tabasco for some spice. A bagel seasoning ups the flavor profile with the most popular being an Everything Seasoning. There are numerous bagel seasoning brands on the market, all with their own unique flavor. We present the best bagel seasoning in 2022 on the market.
    August 05, 2021
  • Granola bars are healthy snacks that can be enjoyed on their own or as part of a meal. Granola bars can also be used as a snack to help you stay energized and prevent hunger pains. They are packed with nutrients and fiber, making them a healthier choice compared to junk foods like candy bars. There are tons of granola brands to choose from, so we've rounded up the best granola bars in 2022 top picks for you.
    August 04, 2021
  • Whether it's for an early morning run or a post-workout boost, protein bars are a great snack to help you reach your fitness goals. There is no shortage of options on the market and it's hard to decipher which ones strike a great balance between taste and nutrients. Although taste is subjective, we think the choices below are a great place to start for the best protein bars in 2022 to consider.
    August 03, 2021
  • There’s more to a good bowl than just its looks. Not only can a bowl’s material affect how easy it is to clean, but the material can also determine how long it will last and whether it's pleasing to serve food in. Wooden bowls offer a rustic and visually appealing design that is sure to make anyone jealous. We've put together a list of what we consider to be the best wooden bowls on the market. Also below is a buying guide that will help break down what features you should care about when choosing the right one for you. Read on to figure that out now!
    July 30, 2021
  • Matcha green tea powder is known for its robust, long-lasting flavor and aroma. Matcha is packed with antioxidants and has a mild, earthy taste that makes for a great latte or as an addition to smoothies, desserts, and other foods. The green tea powder can help improve your sleep and has other major health benefits as well, from improving metabolism to increasing concentration. Here are a few of the best matcha green tea powders in 2022 to try the next time you're looking for something new to enjoy.
    July 30, 2021
  • Kitchen towels - you use them everyday (or at least we hope you use them everyday) without thinking about them. A staple in kitchens across America and beyond, these handy products are every chef’s best friend. Whether you’re putzing around in your own kitchen or working in a restaurant or bar, you’ll find plenty of use for a sturdy and reliable kitchen towel. They are perfect for cleaning up spills, wiping away crumbs, and handling hot cooking equipment.However, no two towels are created equal. Rest assured, we are here to guide you to pick the perfect kitchen towels for all of your culinary requirements. To help you make a decision on the best products on the market today, we have rounded up some of the best kitchen towels in 2022 below.
    July 20, 2021
  • Avocado oil is one of the healthiest cooking products to keep in your kitchen. We have been enjoying avocado on sandwiches, in salads, or even with a spoon for years. So, it won’t be wrong to say that avocado oils are equally delicious as well as nutritious. Like olive oil, avocado oil is excellent for heart health, and thanks to its versatility, you can also keep it in your bathroom cabinet because it works wonders on hair and skin. Whether you are trying to eat healthy food or seeking natural products to enhance your skin and hair, avocado oil can be an easy addition to your grocery list. But which oil should you add to your shopping cart? Fortunately, we have compiled a list of the best avocado oils in 2022 to help you make an informed buying decision. Since we have done a great deal of research, we are certain that one of these oils will be perfect for you.
    July 12, 2021
  • Spoons are one of the most widely-used kitchen utensils. They’re great for scooping up liquids, picking up food, and mixing, among other uses. They’re also made out of various materials, including steel, wood, and silicone. Today, we’ll be taking a look at silicone spoons, with their various colors and surprising durability.Silicone has come a long way since its use in kitchen spoons and while they’re largely used in the kitchen instead of the dining table, they’re a popular choice nonetheless. Silicone spoons are heat-resistant and durable enough to handle constant usage over long periods of time, so you don’t need to worry about cracks or bends. Here are some of the best silicone spoons you can buy online right now, as well as a handy buyer's guide if you want to learn more.
    July 08, 2021
  • Eating out for lunch every day can get pretty expensive. If you do go out, you will often need to order something quickly and most likely it won't be very healthy. If you're under a time or wallet crunch, eating out might not be the best option when it's lunchtime.
    July 01, 2021
  • Even though it’s a meal that’s primarily known for Thanksgiving, turkey can be enjoyed any time of the year. So, whether you’re getting ready for the holiday staple or just curious about how to cook one yourself, we’ve got the steps to teach you how to prepare and cook the turkey at home. You could always use the best turkey fryers, roasting pans, or carving sets - but just the necessary tools and some elbow grease will do the trick.
    July 01, 2021
  • In recent times, many people have adopted a raw food diet to maintain vitamins lost during cooking. Sound drastic? Don’t worry, there are alternatives to this extreme-sounding diet. If you are not quite ready to ditch your kitchen appliances, you may want to consider steaming your meals.
    July 01, 2021
  • Dehydrating is one of the oldest methods humanity came up with to preserve food and it’s also a method chefs use to achieve a particular flavor. Dehydrating can have practical benefits at home as well, so here’s a quick and easy guide to get you started on dehydrating everyday food at home.
    June 30, 2021
  • Dishwashers are one of the most convenient appliances in any modern home, and the best dishwashers can clean up an entire meals’ worth of plates with ease. If you want to get a dishwasher at home though, you’ll need to know how to install one, unless you plan on hiring someone to do the work for you. Here’s a step-by-step guide on installing dishwashers, so you can save some time and money.
    June 30, 2021
  • When it comes to cooking meat, rice, and other foods, both the pressure cooker and slow cooker are popular appliances to use. However, there are differences between the two, as well as pros and cons for each. Read on to find out which type of cooker is more suitable for your home.
    June 18, 2021
  • You probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen. For that reason alone, it needs to be a place that makes you happy. They say “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” We are going to teach you how to take care of that heart, and take pride in your home.
    June 18, 2021
  • Ovens are a great addition to any kitchen. It allows you to bake, a crucial step in plenty of recipes. And while it can open up many different meal options for the home, it’s also important to learn how to clean and maintain it regularly. The last thing you want is for your next dish to smell like the last one, especially if they have completely different flavor profiles. Here are the steps you should take to clean your oven like a professional.
    June 17, 2021
  • Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast activates our metabolism and prevents us from snacking on unhealthy food before lunch. As much as many of us would enjoy a full breakfast every morning, the majority of people simply don’t have the time to make it… you’re doing your waistline a favor with that one!
    June 17, 2021
  • For the beer lovers out there, having your collection of beer glasses is a thing of pride. There are many types of beer glasses aside from the commonly known pint. And each has its own unique characteristics. Some glassware is designed specifically to help enhance the colors of your beer, while others are designed to preserve the foam head of your brew.It’s important to remember that it’s more than just a glass that holds your beer; it’s a delivery mechanism that brings out the unique flavors, colors, and full bouquet of aromas from your favorite beer. The type of glass you use can make or break your overall drinking experience. If you have been using just any random glass or the one you “borrowed” from your local bar, here is a list of the best beer glasses in 2022 to help to choose the one for you, along with a buyer's guide.
    June 16, 2021
  • Utensil holders are great for people who love to keep things neat, simple, and orderly. When it comes to your kitchen arrangement, the last thing that you want is for your utensils to be scattered all over the place due to a lack of proper storage equipment. With a utensil holder, you can keep all your active kitchen utensils in a designated space within arm's reach.Utensil holders come in different sizes, shapes, and styles; the best part about it is that you don’t have to break the bank to get a good product! Here are some of the best kitchen utensil holders of 2022 that you can buy today, along with a convenient buyer's guide if you're looking for more information.
    June 10, 2021
  • When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do before I even make my way to the bathroom is start making a cup of coffee. I love the smell, I love the taste, and I love allowing myself the time to sit and indulge in something I really enjoy. Well for me, it is the convenience of the drink that keeps me buying more. For most coffee drinkers, it is hard to feel like a fully-functioning human before you have that first cup o’ Joe.But why instant coffee, you may ask? Many coffee “connoisseurs” turn up their noses the thought of instant coffee. “How can you be a coffee lover if you only have instant coffee at home?” they would exclaim. The answer is simple - there are countless beautifully rich and flavorsome instant coffees available at reasonable prices.I am a self-proclaimed coffee lover and a staunch believer in not letting someone else’s pretentious views ruin the things I naturally love. If you love the convenience of instant coffee, you’ll love our list of the best instant coffee mixes in 2022. We’ve also included some handy tips for buying instant coffee mix when you’re at the store or shopping online for something different.
    May 25, 2021
  • Any person who has spent a decent amount of time in their kitchen is familiar with cutting boards and electric food choppers. They each embody opposing approaches to food preparation. One prioritizes mastery and experience, while the other is about speed and efficiency. In this post, we will be taking a closer look at both utensils and will answer the question: Should you buy a cutting board or an electric food chopper?
    May 13, 2021
  • For those of us who drink tea, the question of how to store it is a question that we never quite answer. There's a simple solution that can make the process of storing your favorite tea a little bit easier. A tea box helps you keep your tea in one convenient place. We've rounded up the best tea boxes to keep you organized when it comes to your preferred drink.
    May 13, 2021
  • As you know, your kitchen must not be overcrowded with cookware. Hence, there's a real need beyond simple vanity to pick out the perfect cooking equipment to match your personality and style. We get it; sometimes we get confused on which brand to go for and which cookware set is the best. Sometimes we think of sacrificing quality for quantity, and we want to go for pocket-friendly utensils to fill in the holes in our equipment list. Rest assured, we considered everything before coming up with this piece. This article will help you make the perfect choice as you “hunt” for the cookware of your dreams.
    May 10, 2021
  • Food containers make it easy to store your favorite foods while keeping them fresh and in the best condition possible. They can be used for various purposes and are often made of durable materials to ensure they hold up well to heavy use. These are best food storage containers in 2021 that are worth using when you want to ensure your food is stored safely.
    May 06, 2021
  • To many aspiring Western home cooks and chefs alike, the wok may seem like a daunting piece of cooking equipment. Its large shape may seem like one that can be difficult to manage, but you may find out that the wok is far easier to use than you may think.
    April 22, 2021
  • Bread makers are what turn novices into bakers in no time at all. They’re easier to use than manually preparing and baking bread, and they’re a lot less of a hassle, too. Here’s how to use your bread maker so it tastes just as good as oven-fresh loaves.
    April 12, 2021
  • As one of the most important tools in the kitchen, kitchen knives are used in a variety of recipes. Their sharpness is a valuable asset, but you need to take care of your surroundings and the utensil itself if you want to keep your knives in peak condition for as long as possible.
    April 09, 2021
  • Smoothies are a great way to introduce healthy fruits (or even vegetables) into your meals and overall diet in an interesting way. Instead of eating them, you can enjoy them as a way to wash down your food. They’re perfect during any time of the day and are incredibly easy to prepare once you get the hang of it. With that being said, here are five of the best smoothie recipes you should learn before firing up your home blender.
    March 31, 2021