Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beware 'Avocado Hand'! 5 Tips For Staying Safe From This Latest Kitchen Scourge--News Wednesday

Beware 'Avocado Hand'! 5 Tips For Staying Safe From This Latest Kitchen Scourge. I cannot count the number of times I have heard this story driving back and forth to work this last few weeks. Apparently the incidents of individuals seriously cutting themselves like this has increased to the point of a name being developed, i.e. 'avocado hand'. That seems rather crazy to me, but I can see it, especially when eating avocados and making guacamole are on the rise.
This is generally not something I have to worry about, because I am one of the strange individuals who does not like avocados. I know, I know, I hear the whispers around me when I say that. That is not to say that I have not made guacamole for the hubby, as he enjoys it greatly, it's just not for me. The cuts from opening an avocado can be severe, even resulting in nerve-damage according to the article. The article explains how you can safely prepare your avocado. Please be careful, no amount of guacamole is worth damaging your hand for life. If you want to read the entire article, you can click here.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Krazy Klassy Kitchen Mondays

Last Monday in May my friends! Summer trips, vacations, bar-b-ques here we come! The kitchen  we are looking at today is listed as a classical kitchen. I suppose I might agree with that. Let's take a look.
I like the contrasting colors of the cabinets and the above the cabinets. That's very nice and dramatic and flows well. The backsplash is not my favorite. I think a tile with some black in it would make that color pop a little better. I also do not care for the towel rack above the stove. I have visions of my children when they started cooking. It looks like a recipe for a fire to me! There seems to be plenty of kitchen cupboards, but once again they are drawers instead of doors. Not a tremendous amount of counter space either, unless there is some not showing in the picture. All in all, not one of my best choices. Let me know your thoughts.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Fabulous Friday Funnies

Happy Last Friday of May! Wow, where does the time go? Our family always had pets, and my children grew up with pets as well. This particular funny is pretty good. Our dogs always got scraps.
LOL, stinking health department! Too funny! Everyone have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

33 Kitchen Tricks to Save You Time & Hassle

33 Kitchen Tricks to Save You Time & Hassle. Interesting indeed. This is a little longer than some of the videos, but it does have some interesting "tricks" that I had not seen before. Like number 1? I could have used this when one of my children took my tenderizer!! Wow. Some of the items listed, you may have seen before, but it is certainly worth a view.

Take a look and see what you think. Our ever popular egg yolk with the bottle is in this one as well, but some very cool ones that I had not seen before are in here as well. Let me know your thoughts!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How-To Guide On Stocking First Kitchen--News Wednesday

How-To Guide on Stocking First Kitchen is the article we will look at today. It does seem to be the time of year when our young adult children are graduating and moving off to college, or perhaps starting out their new life together with their new spouse, certainly a time of change. This article has some great insight and wisdom for someone who is starting their "first kitchen".
What is very nice about this article is that it breaks things down by categories.  It also suggests checking out yard sales, or thrift stores for some of the items, such as the cookware. I remember when I got married at 17 and the people I worked with brought in items for me. It was marvelous. One was a heavy duty laundry basket that they have filled with several of these items on the list, seasonings, kitchen utensils, and Goodman's Vanilla. The vanilla was brought in by a co-worker who's last name was Goodman. Nice play on that one! If you would like to read the article yourself, just click here.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Krazy Klassy Kitchen Mondays

Hello all, wow, time is really flying. We are getting close to the end of May! I have an interesting kitchen for you to look over today.
I do love the oak cabinets in this kitchen. The lighting is excellent as well. Nice clean lines and lots of light. The floor covering is a little light in color for my taste. I would prefer a either the same color or a slightly darker color than the cabinets for the flooring.  This kitchen does not look like it has much storage space unless there is a pantry where we cannot see it?  I'm also not sure that I am a fan of drawers instead of cabinets doors. I believe using drawers can truly limit some of your space for items in your kitchen. Also, there is not a lot of counter space, even with the island. I would really like to see more counter space. Let me know your thoughts.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fabulous Friday Funnies

Hello all! It's Friday! Yay. Here is today's funny. Not really a funny but more of a code to live by I believe.
I used to decorate cakes for a living. I can remember my father asking me why I wouldn't let my youngest have the left over icing. I told him it was Crisco, butter, and powdered sugar, and that child didn't need anymore sugar. Good times. Have a blessed Friday and be safe out there.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

6 Easy Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

6 Easy Kitchen Cleaning Hacks. I am always trying to find new tips or hacks that I haven't seen or posted before. This find had two hacks, or cleaning tips I had not seen before, which really surprised me. After all, I think we've all seen the scooping up the egg yolk with the water bottle.                          Number one is great. My hubby and I have a shake for breakfast every morning, so this one I can tell you, does work very well! I had not seen tip number 3 or 4. They look pretty interesting. Numbers 5 & 6 I'd seen. I cook with cast iron a lot, so that one I most certainly knew! Let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Two Simple Kitchen Cancer Treatments Used Successfully to Beat Cancer--News Wednesday

Two Simple Kitchen Cancer Treatments Used Successfully to Beat Cancer is our news article this Wednesday. Disclaimer: This article is not an attempt to diagnose, prescribe, or give medical advice. It is simply sharing interesting true stories for educational purposes.  And what stories they are! This was absolutely fascinating. Like many people cancer has taken several of my family members, young and old. Two of my father's 3 siblings, both of my mother's siblings, a first cousin at age 15, and the list goes on. Perhaps that is why this article caught my eye.
This is a fascinating read, and slightly disturbing at the same time. Not disturbing in the sense that these two individuals cured their cancer with items from our kitchens, EVERY DAY ITEMS, but that our medical system does not focus on natural cures for cancer. If you would like to read the article yourself, you can click the link here.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Krazy Klassy Kitchen Mondays

Hi all, I've been searching for some interesting kitchens, not necessarily ones I love everything about, but ones that have some interesting features that I like. This week, I am listing a modern kitchen (or so they tell me).
Let's take a look at this kitchen. First of all, I sooo love the gray cabinets. They are absolutely gorgeous and go nicely with the wood flooring as well. I like the lighting and the space around the island. It looks like the area on the one wall is not for prep work, simply to sit at perhaps? The color of the wood on the island, I do not care for. I'm not sure why they did not continue with the gray. To me the green color just looks completely out of place, but that's just view. I also feel like the sink wall is pretty bare, Perhaps that is the "modern" aspect. Let me know your thoughts!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fabulous Friday Funnies

Happy Friday Everyone! This is a different one for this week. After the week I've had, I felt like this was a perfect solution!
Anyone else feel like this? Have a great Friday and be safe out there. Enjoy your weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Goodbye stainless, hello matte: A new trend in kitchen appliances--News Wednesday

Many of us have lived through several "trends" for our kitchens. Back in the 70's colors were harvest gold, avocado, sunflower, and brown. Stainless steel has been the most recent trend and has been around awhile. This article is describing a new trend in kitchen appliances.
Anyone who owns stainless steel appliances knows how difficult they can be to keep clean. Thbis new trend is having a matte finish on the appliances. Many are done in bold bright colors, such as reds or blues. If you would like to read the entire article, you can click here.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Krazy Klassic Kitchen Mondays

Good Morning All! Happy Monday to you! So this is the kitchen I've found for this week.
I do like this galley design, which most of the time I do not care for. I love the dark colored wood, however, I do not really care for the light cabinets with the dark. I might have opted for the end wall to be the light wood color instead of a few cabinet doors. It throws me off looking at it. I do like the stools with the very nice clean lines. There seems to be plenty of counter space and it is well lit. Let me know your thoughts!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fabulous Friday Funnies

Hello everyone! Happy Friday to You!! It's Cinco de Mayo! I have a good funny for you today.
Ahhh who doesn't enjoy a good pun? Thought this was great! And, you have to admit, such a cute little mustache on this baker! Reminds me of "Mario"  Happy Friday everyone, have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

6 Fun Cooking Tricks

6 Fun Cooking Tricks. This was a fun one to find! Even though I'd seen number 3 several times.  I really liked number 5, I believe the grandchildren will really enjoy that one!  Of course they would enjoy number 1 as well!
Not sure that I would mess with number 6. It's cute, but not a big fan of that one. My favorite was number 2. Yummy!!! Let me know what you think! Have fun!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

19 Kitchen Appliances That Are a Waste of Your Money--News Wednesday

19 Kitchen Appliances That Are a Waste of Your Money. The title of this article really intrigued me. I will admit I love technology and gadgets as much (perhaps more) than the next person. However, as I read, I realized I was nodding my head in agreement with the author.

I have number 8, 11, & 12 and won't part with them. However, some of the other items I've had and gotten rid of because I did not use them. Oh, I do have number 3, but only because it was a wedding gift. It hardly ever gets used because I use my Ninja Blender. If you would like to read the entire article yourself, you can find it here.