If there is one thing that Trader Joe’s is better known for is their eclectic collection of seasonings and spices. Where there is a will, there is a way to season nearly anything bland to give it more taste, zest, or zing. Luckily for the near-endless selection found at TJ’s, here are some shining examples of seasonings that are must-have items for your kitchen. Trader Joe’s Seasonings Reviewed 21 Seasoning Salute If there was ever a seasoning…
You might think that brewing tea is as simple as dropping a tea bag into a cup of hot water, but there are more than a few ways to brew tea properly. Just like brewing coffee, the ancient art of brewing tea is often more involved than you’ve been led to believe. How Brewing Tea Was Discovered These days, we are so used to going to the store and buying premade tea bags that make instant tea.…
Your Best Bread Today
Join Nathan Crane as he brings you into his kitchen and shows you everything he knows about breadmaking. Even if you’ve never made bread before, this step-by-step tutorial will have you feasting on a delicious loaf that will put any store-brought bread to shame. Warning: baking bread is addictive and could lead to unannounced dinner guests. See Tutorial
Everyday kitchen tools are the foundation of your cooking tool bag. These items are often taken for
granted but we know they are key to everyday cooking. Regardless of what’s on the menu, these
are the cookware items that make cooking more enjoyable.
It used to be that dehydrating fruits were all the rage in American homes more than a decade ago. Today, freeze drying fruits is possible for in-home use thanks to the affordability of freeze dryers. Additionally, food dehydrators are now more affordable than ever before; learn how you can preserve fruits that a dehydrator often failed to live up to. A Short History Of Freeze-Drying It’s only…
Imagine the horror of going into your fridge and reaching for your favorite crunchy veggie snacks and it turns out they’ve become bendy and limp? It seems that no matter when you bought your fresh vegetables from the grocery store or farmer’s market, your fridge crisper won’t be able to keep them crisp and fresh at all! Here is a sure-fire method that will restore and refresh…
Knowing Your Ingredients In the way back machine, it seems like there were two kinds of households in America. Those who used Betty Crocker cookbooks in their iconic red check binder, and those who used The Joy of Cooking in the blue cover with stripes. Both had certain strengths, but Joy in particular offered a ‘Know Your Ingredients’ section. What is a cook to do if you…
THIS KETTLE’S FOR YOU
Tea kettles are more of a matter of preference for things like décor style, pourability, and how the kettle feels in your hand when it’s loaded with boiling water. We breakdown all these factors and then we rank each kettle based on it’s performance in relation to its purchase price. Watch the video, or read the full writeup.
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When it comes to electronics, we know not all devices are created the same. We roundup and examine the latest in cooking technologies. There’s nothing worse than a cooking gadget that’s supposed to make life easier only to find it does the opposite. Before you buy your next egg-and-muffin toaster, check our reviews.
Who Is Fellow? Tea kettles are pretty hot on the market these days with a younger face added to this growing trend to home brewing with coffee and tea. This article will introduce you to how you can make tea with the newest kid of the block- Fellow Tea Kettles. For those of you who don’t know, Fellow was founded by Jake Miller as a result of a Kickstarter campaign in 2013. Their…
Do you really need a device that hard-boils an egg? We jump in to discover the answer to questions like this an many others regarding traditional and modern day appliances. We once reviewed donut makers – what a scam – they can’t all be winners but your appliances can be……
Freeze dryers are more affordable today than ever before. They make it possible for us to preserve fruits with all the flavor you’d expect from fruit. Kids love eating snacks and it’s pretty obvious that we’re being overwhelmed with snacks that come from the store which are fattening and filled with preservatives. Yet there’s still…
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Ceramic knives have been around for years. They’re sold at checkout isles, on infomercials and claim to remain razor sharp. We stack these ceramic knives against equally priced steel knives.
Does it make sense to have a dedicated pan taking up space in your cabinet just for omelette making?
Here are our thoughts after testing a dozen pans.
A meat thermometer is a the most important tool when it comes to healthy eating. Afterall, guests get upset if you kill them by undercooking chicken. In this test we search for the most reliable and valued thermometer.
There is a big performance gap between a cheap knife and an expensive one. This is why people who cook regularly own good knives. The definition of a good knife does not mean you need to break the bank to upgrade your arsenal. In fact, for some, a handful of ceramic knives and a good chef’s knife will get you through. I’ve seen people spend thousands of dollars on knives they never even use.
We used, tested, and reviewed endless knives to help you find the sweet spot for your needs and budget. If you’ve never spent time to upgrade your knives, start with a chef’s knife. Just like a construction worker owns a good hammer, you should have a solid chef’s knife. Over the years we’ve pieced together a list of our favorite knife brands; this will help narrow down your search if you’re just looking for knife or two.
When it comes to upgrading your entire knife collection, it’s best to put together your own collaboration. Since we understand people are looking for simplicity, we have put an extensive writeup on the best kitchen knife sets based on tests we have conducted over the years.
Trader Joe’s has a well-rounded cookbook series that takes you through
meals to prepare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We take an in-depth look at each of these cookbooks
and provide you with a summary of what you can expect to get out of each one.
For anyone who loves Trader Joe’s, you should own at least one of these
cookbooks to build your shopping list the next time you visit your local TJ’s store.