I often get asked what my favorite and go-to kitchen utensils, tools and gadgets are; the ones I recommend. For someone who has a well stocked kitchen, and utilizes every last knife, spoon, pot and pan, and thing-a-ma-jig, I have compiled my 15 top recommended kitchen utensils, tools and gadgets that makes for a well organized and well stocked kitchen. Having these items on hand will not only help you cook and bake masterpieces during the holidays, but all year around. These are the fundamentals that work well for you, in your kitchen. Think of these items as your assistants. And, if taken care of properly, they won’t only be your most wise investments, they’ll last you a lifetime.
Cooking a small Thanksgiving dinner this year for your family can absolutely be just as special as cooking for a large crowd. Here are 5 tips for hosting a small Thanksgiving dinner.
As you may have guessed, it’s a little drafty here in the 1820. I’ve mentioned several times that we’re slowly installing insulation, as there was very little when we moved in, and taking the steps to make this old house more run more efficiently. Still, our bedrooms are a little chilly. I happen to like it, but the other three do not. Sean facetiously jokes that he needs to wear a parka to bed. Though he may be speaking in half truths, it honestly isn’t that bad. So I set out to warm things up, starting in our master bedroom, putting together winter bedding that promises a warm and cozy night’s sleep.
Here’s the sheets & bedding 101. I have the cozy essentials you’ll need to style your bed for the cold months ahead, including flannel sheets
For our Thanksgiving dessert this year, I’m keeping with the pumpkin theme and making a Pumpkin Bread Trifle. Easy to make, delicious to eat!
Come on in and get the recipe for this must make Thanksgiving dessert!!
I love a good holiday craft. Even better, I love one that takes only 5 minutes to create!
Want to know how to make a pretty holiday centerpiece in 5 minutes? Then you’ve come to the right place!
There are so many suggestions on the internet on how to get pine sap off your hands and tools. Everything from special soaps I’ve never heard of, to hand sanitizer, and one article even suggested goo gone.
When cutting pine branches, you should always use gloves, but my hands are small and I don’t get full dexterity with cumbersome gloves on. Then, a neighbor of mine gave me the best tip ever to remove pine sap from you hands.
Are You Ready For The Most Amazing Tip Ever?!
I recently was in the market for a rug for the sitting area in the garden house. I went from store to store looking for what I had in mind, and came up empty handed, until the rug-lightbulb went off in my head.
Want to know how to design and create a custom rug that looks high-end, but at a fraction of the price?
Then you have come to the right place!
I’ve always been one of those peeps that bought paperwhites at the grocery store, put them in a “new” container, and tried to pass them off as my own doing. Nothing wrong with that; total time saver, and last minute I-totally-need-a-gift-for-my-friend-type-thing. I’m all in for “semi-homemade,” but this year, I wanted to try my hand at planting paperwhite bulbs in my own containers.
Growing paperwhites indoors is easy! I’m going to show you how and it only takes a few minutes!
Reveal Day at Brooke’s Garden House has finally arrived!
We were down to the wire, completing every last project and designing every last detail, and I’m here to say that all the hard work paid off.
The Garden House came out amazing and I can’t wait to show you the reveal!
Are you ready?!
Come on inside and see for yourself, and watch the last episode of Brooke’s Garden House, The Reveal!
Have you ever wondered how an oven cooks? I mean, you know that it bakes and warms and all that good stuff, but do you know exactly how it cooks and what rack to use when?
I hadn’t paid much attention to it, until recently. So, I thought I would share with you some quick tips on how the oven cooks. Quickest tips ever with a lot of good info. Check it out.