How to Pan Sear Salmon

What an insane week, right? We’ve seen record breaking heat and the state of CA is literally on fire. My friend and I were supposed to go socially distanced glamping in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which is one of the fire epicenters and being evacuated. We embraced the spirit of “Everything is Figureoutable”, and were…

Knife Skills are Life Skills – 3 Knives You Need

Have you seen my recent knife skills Reels or stories that I’ve been posting? Knife skills are life skills! A key takeaway from culinary school. This is a subject I’m very passionate about. They’ve saved me time, money and helped me create instaworthy dishes. It’s something I believe EVERYONE should know, especially as we’re cooking…

Downloadable Pots and Pans Primer and Buying Guide!

I’m so excited! I created a Pots and Pans Primer and Buying Guide!  You can get this buy signing up for my mailing list – the link is on the front page. I’ve wanted to put together this guide for quite some time, and I allowed fear and perfection get in my way.  A special thanks…

How to Wash Veggies

We are facing a truly unprecedented time.  As many of us are getting back in the kitchen to prepare food, it’s always critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill according to the FDA.  The last thing we need is to contract a food borne illness.   How to Wash…

No Egg – No Problem – Easy Egg Substitutes For Cooking and Baking

Ever run out of eggs midway through making a recipe?  Here are some quick substitutes that you’ll most likely have in the house. There are a few reasons to use eggs in recipes:  To bind the ingredients together, to leaven or give it rise, to provide moisture and for flavor and appearance. Using a substitute…