Where do you keep your dish towels? Threaded through the fridge handle? Hung over the oven door? If you're less than impressed with your current setup, don't forget the simplest of storage solutions: an over-the-cabinet towel rack. They're cheap and don't require any hardware or special installation, so they're perfect for the not-so-handy. Just basic and helpful.
I am in the process of setting up a new kitchen, with all the decisions, indecisions, and rearrangements that settling into a new cooking space entails. Every time I start in a new space, there's fresh resolve to fix the things that drove me crazy in the last one. This time, for instance, I decided to create order out of the tangled mess of my measuring spoons. Here's how I organized them, and why.
Q: One of my resolutions is to be more methodical about my cooking, eating, and spending. I'd like to eat healthy meals while keeping to my limited budget and I want a system to help me set out what I'm going to eat for a week, keep track of things I've liked, and if possible, catalogue my pantry items.
January is the perfect time for a kitchen tune-up. A new year has dawned, and with it the possibility of new cooking adventures. If tackling your kitchen seems overwhelming, start with one (or all) of these eight tips for a neater, cleaner, and more organized kitchen.
The momentum of the new year has me inspired to do a clean sweep in my kitchen, so I can start 2013 with a pantry, fridge and freezer full of fresh and inspiring ingredients. Unfortunately, I don't have a full day to tackle this project, so I'm breaking it down into steps that can be completed in 20 minutes or less per day for five days. Want to join me? Start today and by Monday morning your kitchen will be cleaned out and ready for a new year of cooking.
The end of December is the perfect time to take a long look around your kitchen and decide how you can make it a cleaner, better-organized, happier place to cook in the year ahead. To give you a little help, here are the best cleaning and kitchen organization tips we shared in 2012, including the proper way to use your refrigerator's humidity drawers, a smart way to store olive oil, a surprising use for address books, and the "one soapy sponge" trick to motivate even those who hate washing dishes to tackle the dreaded task.
We all want a kitchen that's better organized, right? Of course right! Last February we focused kitchen essentials and organizing them well. Here are some of our favorite kitchen storage tips and advice that came up that month, from hanging a Julia Child-style pegboard, to the best magnetic spice jars, to some unexpected tools for keeping things clean and tidy!
I'm looking forward to having some free time around the holidays and, along with some much-needed relaxation, I'm planning on tackling a long-overdue project: organizing my recipes. If this time-consuming task has been on your to-do list, here are some tips for getting your recipe collection in order, whether you're using printed recipe cards, iPads, or a simple binder.
Treasured family recipes are priceless, which is why they can easily be transformed into special gifts with minimum expense and just a little time. From turning handwritten recipes into tea towels to making beautiful cookbooks for less than $5, here are our four favorite ideas for giving family recipes as gifts.
Q: Almost two years ago, I lost my mother — she was 54 and I was 25. Many of her personal items were also lost during this time and I've always been heartbroken over losing her handwritten recipes and books. She was a wonderful cook, and especially loved to cut out recipes from newspapers and magazines.