By Diana, Contributing Writer If there’s one thing we can agree upon it is that cooking real food takes time. I’ve learned that as my children get older, the less time I seem to have in the kitchen. With homeschool, sports and other extracurricular activities, sometimes you just need to get food on the table… fast! So, is it possible? Of course it is, but like all things real food, a little planning and preparation is in order.
By Mindy, Contributing Writer I posted a recipe for quinoa pancakes last month here at Keeper of the Home that called for thre cups of cooked quinoa as one of the ingredients. Some readers asked how to cook quinoa, so today I wanted to share with you my tried-and true-method for how to cook perfect, fluffy quinoa. We’ve eaten quinoa in our household regularly for several years now. However, it took me at least a year of serving either overdone and mushy quinoa or underdone […]
This week, I was over at Simple Bites, discussing the open-air markets, which I love, and how I braved the fresh fish markets here in Italy. I also shared a recipe detailing how to cook whole fish, Sicilian style, which I learned to do while here. I’ve arrived in the land of open-air markets, and I’m not quite sure how my husband is going to drag me onto the airplane that will take me away from this wondrous place. For those blessed with access to […]
By Brandy, Contributing Writer Putting together fresh, homemade meals becomes easier once you’ve got a few basic recipes for soups, sauces, and simple dinners under your belt. Make Your Own Stock Many recipes begin with a simple beef or chicken stock. You can learn how to make these nourishing, simple soup bases by reading this tutorial. If a recipe calls for a cream soup, here’s a simple recipe for making that from scratch, too. From these stocks and cream soups, you can create the most […]