Simple Kitchen Archives

One poor mama asked me how to get her kids to eat their vegetables. She has a child that gags and cannot swallow his veggies. Poor guy. Many people will judge. I might have after my first four girls, who ate their vegetables enthusiastically, but now I eat my veggies with a side of humble pie! Here’s why: We went through the whole gag issue…

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Argh! I burned the milk again! I know, I know, it’s my own fault–I have the attention span of a caffeinated fruit fly, and milk burns very easily. It’s a bad combination. Lucky for my pots, I know how to get that stuck-on mess off the bottom of my pans. And soon you will, too.   How to Remove Burned Milk From a Pan What you…

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One of the reasons I had seven children is so they can do the menial tasks I dislike, such as shredding cheese. I don’t like to shred cheese. I don’t like how it gets melty and mushy and sort of oozes into the grater after a few minutes instead of slicing off cleanly. Do you know what I mean? The solution is simple. Pop the…

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Use a whisk to remove Easter eggs from a cup of dye without coloring your fingers, or to lift boiled eggs out of hot water without burning your hands and without dropping the slippery little buggers from a spoon. This also works to remove them from ice water if you cool your eggs after boiling. Simple press the whisk onto the egg, and the little…

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You know the smell. Someone forgot to turn off the coffee maker and now you’ve got burned-on coffee stuck to the coffee pot until the end of time if not longer. Relax. I’ve got the inside trade secret on how to get that ooey gooey stinky stuff out. How to Clean a Coffee Pot Allow the coffee pot to cool completely. This is important, so…

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Today we have a guest writer, cookbook author Sarah from Whole Intentions. Be on your best behavior please. 🙂 You all know my stance on the real food movement, but just because I refuse to scare the pants off of you with all the doom and gloom about food (I don’t want a bunch o’ readers in their skivvies) doesn’t mean I’m not generally careful…

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This delicious rhubarb pie recipe is not the healthiest item on the menu, but it sure is one of the tastiest, and hey, it’s a vegetable! It’s simple, it’s pie…what’s not to love?

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