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  • April 25, 2022

    Steps to Prepare Your Grill for Grilling Season

    As I write this blog, it’s our first beautiful Saturday (weather wise) here in Michigan. It is sunny and the temperature is in the 70s. Which means for many people, it is time to start thinking about grilling outside again (I know there are some of us that grill outside all winter, but we are in the minority).
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  • April 18, 2022

    Our Top Three Choices to Protect Counters from Heat Damage

    Cooking food requires heat...BUT, the heat can do permanent damage to your expensive counter tops (depending on the counter material). Unless, you've been proactive in protecting them...We've done the research and found: there are three primary ways to protect your counter from such damage.
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  • April 6, 2022

    Simple Tips for Kitchen Composting

    Last week we talked about steps that we can take in the kitchen to be more “environmentally friendly.” One of the topics we touched on briefly was composting food waste. I wanted to come back to that topic in a...

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  • We Really DO!
    March 14, 2022

    We Really DO!

    When the owner says "we would (and do) use in our own kitchens" what we sell on this site and in our store, he isn't joking! Let me tell you why... Today, I was working from home (because who doesn't...

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  • March 14, 2022

    How to Read a Recipe

    by Robby Richardson Wooden Recipe Box  In 1940,Mortimer Adler, a former journalist turned philosophy professor, wrote a book entitled How To Read a Book. In the book, Adler and his co-author, Charles van Doren, go through various “levels” of reading,...

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  • March 9, 2022

    Robby's Tips for Cooking with Cast Iron

    by Robby Richardson Cast iron cookware can be one of the most versatile tools that you have in your kitchen. Seasoned properly, it is as close to non-stick cookware as you can get. It is almost indestructible (many vintage cast...

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  • February 28, 2022

    Caring for your Cast Iron Cookware

    by Robby Richardson We recently welcomed a new line of cast iron cookware into our kitchen store and online! I’m excited about carrying it because when it comes to versatility in the kitchen and on the grill, cast iron wins....

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  • Passing the PASSION of Baking on to the Next Generation
    October 16, 2019

    Passing the PASSION of Baking on to the Next Generation

    “Can I help, Mama?!” utters my daughter frequently when she hears me start puttering in the kitchen. These words bring joy to my heart as I strive to teach her the joy to be found in fluting a beautiful pie, or rolling out the fluffiest cinnamon roll dough.

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