Monday, February 27, 2017

Krazy Klassy Kitchen Mondays

Hello everyone! Welcome to our Monday kitchen blog. I have found a great kitchen for you this week. Let me know your thoughts on it!
The first thing I noticed in the kitchen was the contrast of the black and the wood cupboards. Very nice. I do love the hutch at the end of the kitchen as well. I feel like unless there is a pantry somewhere, there is not enough storage room for this kitchen either. We cannot see all of the kitchen, so perhaps there is more somewhere. I'm not a fan of the flooring in this kitchen. To me it doesn't go well with the black or the wood, something else would have been a better choice. I also am not a fan of the light over the island. Let me know what you think!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Fabulous Friday Funnys

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you've all had a good week. Today's winner of the Friday Funny is this little gem.
The milk reminds me a little of Sindely Whiplash. For those of you too young to know who that is, google it. :)  Have a wonderful Friday everyone!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kitchen Tips-Pressure Cooking Explained

Pressure cookers can be awesome. I do a lot of canning, and to make sure that the food is safe, I have to use a stove top pressure cooker because these types of cookers shown in the video (I have one of these as well) will not reach a high enough pressure to do safe canning at my altitude.
However, I use my pressure cooker like this one to do roasts, pinto beans, it's just amazing how quickly everything cooks and how tender it is. I highly recommend purchasing one if you don't have one. I made ribs in mine this weekend. Holy cow yummy!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

25 Fabulous Kitchens Showcasing Warm and Cozy Fireplaces-News Wednesday

The news article for this Wednesday is about fireplaces in the kitchen. Some of these kitchens are just amazing!
My grandmother had a kitchen stove that had a side compartment which burned wood. Some of the fireplaces in the article are ones that could be used for cooking in the kitchen. The article reports that the fireplaces can also be to help heat or even just for ambiance. Some of these kitchens are just awesome.  One has a sitting area by the fireplace in the kitchen. Very nice and cozy for sure. You can read more and view the other kitchens by clicking the link here.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Krazy Klassy Kitchen Mondays

Welcome to our Krazy Klassy Kitchen Monday posts. I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. The kitchen today was selected due to the "klassy" but simple lines and organization. I absolutely love the table by the window area. Just perfect!

 I have seen some kitchens where they would place things on top of the cupboards considering there is plenty of room for that in this kitchen, however, I am glad they didn't. It keeps the lines nice and lovely. The granite counter tops are beautiful! It does look like it might be a little short on storage space, however we cannot see the other side of the kitchen. I'm not a fan of the plate racks, but they do seem to be popular.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Fabulous Friday Funnys

Happy Friday everyone! This is the Friday Funny for today.
Everyone loves a cute, intelligent little girl right? Too funny. To date myself, we didn't have microwaves when I was growing up. LOL Enjoy everyone, and be safe!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Tips

Hello Bloggers! Here is our video for the day. Some really good tips in this clip. The first one amazed me. I've heard all kinds of tips about cutting this vegetable, but have never heard this one! Awesome!!

I realize this is a short clip, but I was so amazed with the onion I couldn't help myself. :) After all, crying while chopping can make for a critical error in knife placement!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

How Islands Make Kitchens More Versatile--News Wednesday

Today we are going to take a look at the news story of How Islands Make Kitchens More Versatile.
If you have been following my blog, you will know I'm not a huge fan of kitchen islands. I do think in the right kitchen they can be phenomenal.  I have seen lots of kitchens that were actually too small to have an island, having one and everything is tremendously crowded. Most people do want "hang-out" room in the kitchen. It seems to often be the heart of the home. This article discusses what the trends are in kitchens. To read more about this article, click the link here.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Krazy Klassy Kitchen Mondays

Happy Krazy Klassy Kitchen Monday folks! Wow, what I kitchen I have found for today. It is absolutely beautiful. Plenty of storage space for certain!

The flooring is gorgeous and matches the color of the cabinets nicely.  I do like the brick splashback as well, the color works great with the black counter tops. They seem to have done well on lighting since the brick can make it darker. I'm not exactly sure that as far away as the island is from the cabinets that it could be very functional?  I cannot tell whether some of the cabinets have glass doors or just open? I prefer glass to just being open shelves. Let me know what you think!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fabulous Friday Funnys

Well, happy Friday everyone! I was checking out what I could post for today and found this one.
It made me laugh out loud, so it was most certainly the winner for today's funny! Everyone have a safe and blessed Friday. See you on Monday!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

10 Kitchen Hacks-Easy Cooking and Clean Up Tips

Who doesn't love kitchen hacks?? Some of these hacks I have known for some time, and they have worked great for me. Number 6 is awesome! My husband had actually already done this with my recipes. Apparently I am a rather messy cook. :)
Hack number 2, I have seen before but never tried, but I believe that I will. Number 5 is one of the hacks I've known for some time. It works great. Hack number 3 really bothered me, I believe the hack will work, she just looked completely unnatural using the grater? All in all, some good tips. Give them a try!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

12 Kitchen That Would Work In Any Home! --News Wednesday

In looking at homes and kitchens, it seems like I can never find the perfect kitchen. However, as this article mentions I never did have a kitchen planner. This article discusses 12 different styles of kitchens.
Some of their choices would certainly not be mine, however I really did like numbers 1, 7, and 10. Number 10 is called "Clever with Space." That is probably why I liked it, I seem to wind up with small kitchens and have to get creative in my allotment of space. Number 4 was my least favorite. Retro is not something I really like. Let me know which one you enjoyed more. You can read the article yourself by clicking here.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Krazy Klassy Kitchen Mondays

Hey All! Look at this kitchen I found for this Monday! It is classified as a "country style kitchen." The kitchens that are represented by this classification usually tend to be warm and cozy, and very welcoming. What I truly find interesting with this particular kitchen it the area surrounding the stove. The stove appears to be set back into a nook with shelving. Very interesting!!
I have mentioned before I'm not a huge fan of kitchen islands, but this one seems to have enough space around it to be very functional, as well as lots of storage included with the island. The window area by the sink is a nice touch. I think the handles on the cabinets add a lot to the "country style" in this kitchen.

I'm not a real fan of the flooring here. I think the color is good as it matches the table top on the island, however, I think a wood flooring would look better. Whilie I like the one pantry, I do not care for the open shelves. I would prefer to have a glass door covering those shelves, similar to the door above the plate rack.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fabulous Funny Fridays

Happy Fabulous Funny Friday! This one is only funny because it's soooo close to the truth!
Well, since it is Friday, I hope those of you who can, HAVE made your dinner reservations. I know my hubby has made ours! He sure didn't like waiting the last time we went out for dinner.  Everyone enjoy your Friday and have a safe weekend! Who is your Super Bowl team?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

6 Amazing Cooking Tricks

Here are 6 amazing cooking tricks for you to check out. I was impressed the most with trick number 1. A couple of the tricks I knew, so they didn't do too much for me. Check it out and see what you think?
Since I've watched this, I have used trick number 6 and trick number 5! They worked like magic! Trick number 3 was pretty cool, but I would never use it myself.  How about you, would you use trick number 3?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What is a Kitchenette? A Space-Saving Alternative to a Chef's Kitchen--News Wednesday

Good Morning Kitchen Fans! In looking at the news this morning. I found this article about "What is a Kitchenette?" I thought to myself, well, everyone knows what a kitchenette is right? But went and read the article anyway. I was correct in "what" a kitchenette is, however I was truly surprised by the information in the article. I had no idea that people are having kitchenettes put in their homes, even if they have a chef's kitchen!

The kitchenette in this picture is from a media room in the basement. How awesome is this? You can  read the article yourself by clicking here.