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National Nacho Day | How To Make The Ultimate Nacho Bar plus Easy CrockPot Chile Con Queso Recipe | Nacho Bar Ideas

National Nacho Day | How To Make The Ultimate Nacho Bar plus Easy CrockPot Chile Con Queso Recipe | Nacho Bar Ideas

National Nacho Day is a real thing, and it’s happening today!  I love me some nachos, it’s the first thing I grab at any sporting event and National Nacho Day couldn’t have happened on a better day this year either – Thursday Night Football!  There […]

Meal Planning 101 – How To Build A Great Grocery Shopping List

Meal Planning 101 – How To Build A Great Grocery Shopping List

Day three!  Now you’ve learned how to get some inspiration for your meal plans with some free printables and how to choose meals.  Today, we’ll focus on building your shopping list.  I think that this is the most important part of meal planning.  A good […]

Meal Planning 101 – Getting Started with FREE Printables

Meal Planning 101 – Getting Started with FREE Printables

Incase you missed it yesterday, I started a new series “Meal Planning 101”.  Throughout the course of the week, I will be sharing some tips and advice on how to plan meals and save money!  Yesterday we talked about Getting Inspired to meal plan with […]

Meal Planning 101 – Get Inspired

Meal Planning 101 – Get Inspired

It’s no secret, I love food.  I work with food, I blog about food, I read cook books, and I eat A LOT of food.  And, believe it or not, I actually enjoy shopping for groceries, and seeing all of the different things on the […]

The Only Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe You Will Ever Need!

The Only Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe You Will Ever Need!

How To Make Pasta Dough I will show you step-by-step how to make fresh pasta from scratch with a pasta roller and by hand!  Make fresh pasta dough is simple and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.  I have also included a recipe […]

Make Christmas Magical with a Snowman Fridge Decoration

Make Christmas Magical with a Snowman Fridge Decoration

24 Days of Christmas Recipes & Activities – Day Seven Snowman Fridge Decoration This was so much fun!  We decorated the fridge to look like a snowman!  Pinterest did me right again, and when I saw this during one of my nap-time holiday searches, I knew that I […]

FREE Printable Grocery List – Stocking The Pantry – A Printable List of Pantry Essentials

FREE Printable Grocery List – Stocking The Pantry – A Printable List of Pantry Essentials

This move has been quite the whirlwind.  I have had to re-purchase my entire stock of food!  It is nice in one way, because I am able to get all fresh things, and I can store them properly, and have dates, so I know what […]

Printable Cleaning Schedule – How To Always Keep A Clean House (Even with Kids)

Printable Cleaning Schedule – How To Always Keep A Clean House (Even with Kids)

Moving, has again had me thinking about how I am going to address and maintain a clean house.  I have created and printed a schedule to follow daily, weekly and monthly to ensure that our house stays as clean as can be!  How do you […]

Technique Tuesday – Guide To Chicken

Technique Tuesday – Guide To Chicken

Chicken is the traditional stand-by because it’s cheap, versatile and popular. Chicken is among one of the most essential ingredients to learn how to cool. It can be made into one-dish casseroles, grilled and placed atop a salad, roasted, pan-seared and my favorite, fried! Chicken […]

Technique Tuesday – Mastering Sauces

Technique Tuesday – Mastering Sauces

Sauces are poured, ladled, dipped, spooned over or in one way or another added to a dish. Sauces are designed to accompany the main ingredient and bring the whole thing together. A sauce can be a vinaigrette, used to emphasize the flavors in a salad […]

Technique Tuesday – Grilling

Technique Tuesday – Grilling

Grilling in general is hot, fast and accomplished over direct heat – usually somewhere between 350 to 500 degrees. Boneless meats, fish filets, fruits and vegetables are absolutely delightful cooked this way. Furthermore, there are also special ways to grill bone-in meats, whole fish and […]

Technique Tuesday – Knife Cuts

Technique Tuesday – Knife Cuts

When I first started cooking, and saw all these different terms; dice, mince, supreme etc… I was so confused. I found myself “Google-ing” and “Wikipedia-ing” the terms. As I have become much, much, much more comfortable in the kitchen these terms make sense. Some important […]

How To:  Build A Better Salad

How To: Build A Better Salad

Building a better salad is easy, and makes for delicious lunches and dinners.  Salad won’t be so boring any more! Start with leafy greens, and add your fixings from there, then dress it up with a simple homemade dressing.  Vinaigrette’s are simple to make, and […]

How To – Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies – Recipes and Ideas

How To – Getting Kids to Eat Their Veggies – Recipes and Ideas

How to get kids to eat their vegetables has been a pretty dominant topic of discussion around here lately, and let’s face it,  kids are hesitant to try new foods.  Getting your kids involved in the kitchen will let them experiment, and allows them to […]

Technique Tuesday – Searing          How To Sear Meat, Fish & Poultry

Technique Tuesday – Searing How To Sear Meat, Fish & Poultry

There are all sorts of different cooking techniques that you’ll see in recipes; braising, sautéing, roasting, poaching, steaming and broiling to name a few, but once you learn these fundamental techniques, you’ll be able to handle most recipes.  Cooking isn’t just about recipes, but how […]

Top 20 Kitchen Tools

Top 20 Kitchen Tools

I have been writing on Mom’s Bistro now for about two and a half years.  In that time, I have accomplished many of my personal goals, and have really come to realize what works, what doesn’t work, and what is really just over rated – at least […]