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Pantry Organization (and an OXO POP Container giveaway!)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in All, Tips | 41 comments

Pantry Organization (and an OXO POP Container giveaway!)

You know those special quirks that come with every marriage? I’m talking about the quirks that make your marriage work and make sense to you, but they would probably drive others nuts. Organization is that way with us. I’m not disorganized by any means, but I think it’s safe to admit that Kevin and I have different levels of organization. And he has a much lower threshold for disorganization than I do. For example, whenever I go away for a weekend, I come home to find something of mine reorganized – usually in the kitchen – all because it was driving Kevin crazy. One time it was my spice rack. And then it was my cooking magazines. Last time it was my utensils. By the way, I am now the proud owner of a container dedicated solely for spatulas. (I love this man!)

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A Few of Our Favorite Things…

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in All, Tips | 1 comment

Still looking for gift ideas for that special someone? Lisa and I dish about some of our favorite things. Hope you find some inspiration (and maybe one or two things to add to your OWN list!).

Anna's Favorite Things

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BlogHer Food ’13 Recap: What We Learned

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in All, Tips | 5 comments

BlogHer Food '13 Recap: What We Learned

Hi ya’ll! Lisa and I attended our very first BlogHer Food conference in Austin, Texas, a few weeks ago. Actually, it was our very first food blogging conference EVER. We ate, drank, laughed, met amazing bloggers and brands and took away great nuggets of information. From kitchen demos to expert-led panels to food and drink samples to fun exploring the fantastic host city, BlogHer Food is a must-do for any food blogger at least once in your blogging career. But just like Texas, BlogHer Food is BIG – 600+ attendees – which is kind of intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone. So we wanted to put together a list of our impressions and the things we learned as newbies to a food blogging conference. Hopefully those of you thinking of attending a food blogging conference in the future will find something helpful to you from our experience. 

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Tuesday Tip: How To Cut A Cantaloupe

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in All, Tips | 5 comments

Sweet, juicy cantaloupe is a summer staple in our house. We regularly eat it for snacks and meals, and it’s always included in our favorite fruit salad. But cutting it can be a pain. I’ve tried a number of ways to cut it over the years and finally landed on a method I like. Check out our video below for a safe, effective way to cut a cantaloupe.

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Tuesday Tip: Fresh Citrus Juice

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in All, Tips | 4 comments

I use a lot of fresh lemon and lime juice when I cook, especially as spring approaches and I’m craving foods with lighter, brighter flavors. A squeeze of juice here and there makes such a difference in so many dishes. I know it’s tempting to leave fresh juice out of a recipe if you don’t have it on hand, but with a little planning, you can always have some in reserve. 

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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in All, Breakfast, Tips | 3 comments

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Dying Easter Eggs is always a highlight in our house. The kids love dunking the eggs in the colored water and seeing them come out a vibrant color.  Easter is a week and a half away which means it’s time to buy your eggs now. Hard boiled eggs are the easiest to peel when they are older. Do not buy your eggs the day you boil them. You will lose most of the white when you try to peel them, and there is nothing more frustrating than that!

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