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Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Charcuterie and Salumi

Charcuterie  (said like” shar-coot-a-ree”) is a huge trend with foodies and cooking geeks right now. It’s kind of a weird sounding word. It’s basically the French art of making cured … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Insanely Easy Potato Soup and Sinful Too)

This soup is awesome because it’s so easy and completely foolproof. It’s a great recipe for when you need to make dinner but don’t want to spend much time on it (I … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101- Salt and Pepper Tutorial

One of my closest friends told me that her biggest cooking revelation was that she wasn’t using enough salt when she cooked, which is the reason her food was bland. … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eat- French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker

French onion soup is by far my favorite soup. The thing is, it’s kind of a pain in the butt to make on the stove. It takes a lot of … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Home- Insanely Easy Door Decor for the Crafting Challenged

For some weird reason, I feel like I’m not a complete woman if I buy a pre-made wreath from a store. I feel like a sad, pathetic, crafting failure because I can’t … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eat- Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Casserole

I love my slow cooker. It’s so nice to load it up in the morning and come home to a house brimming over with delicious smells. It accommodates my laziness perfectly too. … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eat- Thermos Tip:Keep Food Hot Longer

My daughter doesn’t always enjoy school lunches, and she gets sick of cold lunches from home. This year, I bought her a thermos so she could take her favorite leftovers … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Rewind

This week at Eat.Home. Live., we organized the pantry, talked about some great ingredients, and learned about a cooking term or two: Cooking 101: The Difference Between Stock, Broth and … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

5 Things I Love About Cooking

1. It’s meditative- When I throw myself into cooking and focus on the process, my brain gets a break from all of the worries and stresses of the day. It’s … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food Finds- Hard Pear Cider

Hard pear cider, also known as perry, is one of my favorite adult drinks. I hate beer, so it’s a nice thing to drink when everyone else is having a … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

We’ve Added a Pin It Button

For all of you Pinterest fans out there, we’ve added a Pin It Button to the bottom of all of our posts so you can share your favorite Eat. Home. … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101-Beans in the Slow Cooker

I used to avoid cooking dried beans because of the soaking and hours of cooking on the stove. I have no clue why it never occurred to me to cook them in the slow … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Salt Pig

My sister-in-law bought my mother-in-law a beautiful (and in my opinion the most valuable) piece of kitchen equipment called a salt pig. My MIL wasn’t quite sure what it was. A salt pig … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Food Finds: Almond Milk

Almond milk is a delicious milk substitute that is made from ground almonds. It is lactose free, contains no cholesterol, and is vegan, so it has some definite advantages. I tried it because I … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Simple Pantry Reorganizing

I am forever “redoing” my pantry. I’ll come up with an idea to organize it, try it out, and ditch it when it doesn’t work. There have been some tried … Continue reading

January 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Featured Blog: The Kitchn

The Kitchn is my all time favorite cooking and food blog. I think I love it so much because they cover a lot of different topics, so it never gets stale or … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101-Stock, Broth, and Bouillion

Figuring out the difference between stock, broth, and bouillon can be confusing. When I was learning about cooking, I wondered: Is there even really a difference? Can you use them interchangeably? Are any … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? Butter Bell

A butter bell is the number one on my wish list of kitchen tools. A butter bell is also known as a French butter dish. It is designed to keep … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck does that Mean? Herbes de Provence

In the spirit of our last what in the heck does that mean post, since I mentioned herbes de Provence, I thought I should explain what they are and what … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Weekly Rewind

We had a great week at Eat. Home. Live. We talked about favorite products and blogs, shared a few recipes, introduced readers to cooking terms, and shared some great cooking … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Simple but Delicious- Open-faced Caprese Sandwich

Caprese generally refer to an Italian salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil Capri is an Island in Italy.) My favorite way to eat Caprese is as an open face sandwich with … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cool Tip- Glad Press and Seal-Kid’s Crafts and Projects

Glad Press and Seal has so many great uses. One of my favorite uses is as a disposable placemat for when my nine-year-old daughter wants to paint or do some other messy … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

What in the Heck Does That Mean? A la Provençal

A la Provençal is another fancy pants cooking term with a simple meaning. It is French for “in the style of Provence.” Provence in a region in the south of … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cooking 101- Salt Primer

Salt seems like such a simple, unassuming ingredient that it’s easy to take it for granted. Most of us just instinctively pick up the iodized salt in the blue cylinder without even … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment