Easy Cheese Shredding with a Rotary Cheese Grater

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Once you have freshly grated cheese at home, you’ll never buy the factory-grated stuff again! We go through so much parmesan cheese that we’ve begun buying it in huge chunks. We can never get enough on our pasta dishes, in salads, on roasted vegetables, in soups, etc. I use our pyramid style cheese grater, which is awkward and cumbersome to work with for grating cheese over our dishes at the …

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Ignite Your Cooking Skills with a Kitchen Torch

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One of my favourite desserts is creme brûlée. I love cracking the caramelized topping with my spoon and digging into the sweet custard. I never make it at home, but I could if I had a kitchen torch! In this article, I’ll explore uses for kitchen torches, discuss how to shop for them, and sift through reviews of the best kitchen torches. Feel free to click straight to my recommendations …

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Get Juicy, Tender Meat with a Meat Tenderizer

The best meat tenderizer

My mom still has her old meat tenderizer. A simple wooden tool with a heavy, toothy head and a long, slender handle. It works just fine, except when the head flies off on your backswing and wreaks havoc in the kitchen! She’s overdue for an upgrade. From heavy mallot-type tenderizers to more complex contraptions that create a series of small punctures in the meat, the there are many great options …

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Weigh your Options to Find the Best Kitchen Scale

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When I got married, a kitchen scale was a “must have” on all the registry lists. I’d never used a kitchen scale before, but now I can’t imagine living without one (and I really can’t imagine how my mom always got on without one). In this article, I’ll discuss the value of having a small scale in your kitchen and some of the types of scales you can buy. Then …

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Kitchen Basics: The Best Kitchen Trash Can

Ok, so this might not seem like the most exciting topic. However, having a good kitchen garbage can is like having good kitchen towels—if you take the time to make careful choices, these simple items help your kitchen run more smoothly. When you’re not worrying about these background elements, you can appreciate those flashier items like your gleaming copper cookware or your razor-sharp Santoku knife. So let’s look at some …

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Not All Ice Cube Trays are Equal — Here are the Best!

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Isn’t it the worst when you’re trying to remove ice from an ice cube tray and it just won’t budge? Ice cube trays are one of those kitchen items that’s often an afterthought, but some options are truly better than others. In this article, I’ll discuss why it’s worth having good ice cube trays, what to look for, and which the best options are. Feel free to skip right to …

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Cooking (or ordering) Lots of Asian Food? Get Some Chopsticks!

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When I was travelling on a bus trip in Vietnam, a Chinese woman assessed my chopstick skills while we were at a rest stop for lunch. She basically told me that my technique was ugly, but it did the job. Travelling gives us so many opportunities to practice humility! Despite my poor chopstick technique, I still love eating and cooking all different types of Asian cuisine. I realized, though, that …

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Protect Your Hands from the Heat with the Best Oven Mitts

Best Oven Mitts

It’s pretty much a daily occurrence in my house: I take something out of the oven, bring it to the table, go back into the kitchen and do a bunch of other tasks, then frantically search around the kitchen for the mitts as the timer buzzes to tell me the next dish is done. Usually I’ve left them on the table, but sometimes on a chair, an odd spot on …

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