Deboning Chicken

Workbook Illustrated: How to Debone a Chicken Thigh

Use your hands to remove the skin from the chicken thigh. Trim off the excess fat with a sharp knife and discard. Place the thigh rough side up on a cutting board and locate the bone. Score a line through the meat along the bone with the tip of the knife. Using a short, flicking motion, expose the top of […]

Decorative Mugs

How to Make Fun, Decorative Mugs

Want to show someone you care this Valentine’s Day? Instead of the standard chocolates or flowers, make a one-of-a-kind keepsake for an extra-special gift! What you’ll need: -Clean white glossy mugs or cups -Stencils or designs you like -Scissors -Soft (8B) pencil -Tape -Markers for porcelain or glass, in assorted colors (such as oil-based Sharpies) By Marketa O’Connor

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs: Flora Inspired & Naturally Dyed

For ingredients to make beautifully colored Easter eggs, look no further than your fridge and pantry. Press on a few sprigs of fresh herbs and not only have you created works of art – you’ve also wisely avoided a rainbow of synthetic colors found in those 99 cent Easter egg coloring kits. Throughout history, plant […]

Vision Board

Create Your Own Vision Board

It’s that time again. Time for this overachieving 40-something to set an unrealistic goal she will never meet and to make a fantastic New Year’s resolution she will never keep. Ready. Set. Forget it. Instead, I am giving a shout out to all who have said “no more” to resolutions. Is there room in your […]

DIY Vanilla Extract

DIY Pure Vanilla Extract

There is no other scent quite as intoxicating and seductive as that of the vanilla bean. Capturing the essence of this precious fruit for use in baking is remarkably easy to do at home—DIY and gluten-free. With two ingredients and a little patience, you are on your way to making pure vanilla extract. Quality vanilla […]

Cutting Techniques

Cutting Techniques

Slice Cut virtually across the food to create thin, flat, even pieces.   Dice Slice the food first, then stack the slices and cut crosswise to create cubes. Cutting into small cubesabout ½-inch to ¾-inch creates pieces of the same size, which allows for uniform cooking.   Julienne (or matchstick) Square off round foods first, […]

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