Maximize Time in the Kitchen

If I’m (Litsa) going to the supermarket, I like to arrive home with a little—–or ample—-time to prep food in the kitchen! When fresh berries and other fruit/vegetables arrive home in my grocery bags, I like to have time to […]

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Meal Planning Hack: Cooking Ahead

Like most of you, my life is crazy busy. Between work, the kids, hubby and all of our extra curricular activities, we are on the run most week nights. On the weekends I try to cook ahead as much as […]

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How to Easily Slice Whole Olives

A few days ago I needed sliced olives for a pasta salad I was making. In the pantry I found a can of whole pitted olives. The task of slicing whole olives is time consuming and I was in a […]

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Freezer Cooking Day

The other day I shared with you 6 Tips to Prepare for a Freezer Cooking Day. I hope it inspired you to take the plunge into freezer cooking! I had my own freezer cooking day last Friday. I spent about […]

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6 Tips to Prepare for a Freezer Cooking Day

Freezer cooking is when you prepare meals ahead of time and place them in the freezer for future use. It is so nice to have a freezer full of homemade food ready to heat! Since I am not home to […]

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How Long Does Deli Meat Last?

As we head back to school, chances are that more deli meat will be used to pack sandwiches. I know my boys like ham & cheese sandwiches or just rollups in their bento box. I thought it would be helpful […]

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How to Freeze Cherries

Last week when Whole Foods Market had cherries on sale for $1.99/lb., I came home with 5 pounds of cherries! This was a stockup price on cherries as I have seen them priced as high as $5.99/lb.! Cherries freeze well […]

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Tahini: Stir, Drizzle, & Spread

Tahini has separation anxiety—or is the anxiety ours!?! When you see liquid at the top of the tahini container, don’t fret! It is simply the oil which naturally parts from the paste. Just stir it until thoroughly combined. Tahini can […]

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