Engineer Percy Spencer invented the microwave in 1945 after he noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket melted when he worked on his active radar set. Ever since its household popularization, the microwave has saved home cooks innumerable hours. But even though the microwave has arguably been one of the most useful inventions of the modern age, it still has its limitations. … [Read more...] about What should you never put in a microwave?
If you have never used a slow cooker before, you’re in for a sweet surprise. Cooking with a slow cooker is easy, cheap and incredibly convenient. There are whole websites dedicated to slow cooking, and you can easily cook breakfast, lunch or dinner in your slow cooker. You can even make things you would probably never think of, like chai tea or pineapple upside down … [Read more...] about Make delicious, affordable meals with your slow cooker
While Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful for what we have, it is also a time to practice good safety habits to protect you, your guests, and your property from harm. We’ve discussed Thanksgiving cooking safety tips in terms of proper food preparation to prevent illness and ensure good times. Now, let’s explore some tips to keep everyone safe this holiday season … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving cooking safety tips (part 2)