Best Ways to Organize Your Food Storage Containers

Third in a series on food storage containers. Part I: Introduction to Food Storage Containers  Part II: Choosing the Best Shape for Freshness and Convenience. Most of us have a messy drawer or cabinet—or two or three–devoted to plastic storage containers.  Plastic containers are light and slide around easily. The different sizes and shapes can be […]

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Food Storage Containers II: Choosing the Best Shape for Freshness and Convenience

Think for a moment about how many storage containers you have in your kitchen. Are you using them as efficiently as you can? This is the second part of my series on storage containers. See Part I: Choosing the Best Material.

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How (and Why) to Choose Silicone Kitchen Utensils

Reader Tim sent this guest post as a response to my post on Baking Cleanup Tips. He explains the advantages of silicone for mixing and baking and how to choose high-quality silicone products. Tim writes:  Food sticking to bowls can be time consuming to clean, and increase expense by causing food waste. Any kind of […]

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Introduction to Food Storage Containers

Part II: Tips for Choosing the Best Shape for Freshness and Convenience Part III: Best Ways to Organize Your Food Storage Containers My kids like to take leftover casseroles to school. So last night I made a large batch of lasagna with spinach, homemade noodles and marinara sauce. This took a couple of days of […]

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The Case Against Paper Plates

Around the time we were married, my husband heard a talk about paper plates leading to a “disposable society.” This made an impression. I think the speaker meant that owning objects that we value enough to care for on a daily basis, is part of building a home and family. I see his point, although […]

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Six Questions to Ask When Buying a Kitchen Knife

Chef's knife

In our house, we’ve been using the set of knives we bought over 20 years ago. The chef’s knife, that we use most often, is getting too hard to sharpen, and has always been too heavy. We also need a good serrated knife—we’ve been substituting with a steak knife. Making salad is usually a job […]

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