2015-01-05

Do I Must Grease Non Stick Pans Before Baking? — Questions

Good Questions Q: When baking bread in a non-stick bread pan do I need to spray vegetable oil in the pan first? I do this when I bake bread in a regular bread pan, but I wonder if the crust would get too dark, or be over-baked if I do the same with a non-stick pan. Sent by Twila http://www.thekitchn.com/do-i-need-to-grease-nonstick-pans-before-baking-good-questions-214366

The 9-Bottle Bar: Bar Extras — The 9-Bottle Bar

Elsewhere in the Bitter Universe: Here Are 6 More Bitter Liquors That You Should Know The 9-Bottle Bar was an exercise in restraint — short sonnets of cocktails created out of a limited palette. Many classic cocktails only need a few ingredients, and these nine bottles cover quite a lot of ground. But even the most elemental cocktails usually need something beyond the liquor cabinet — lemon juice, simple syrup — and plus, what if you're ready to branch out? Here's a look at the a few more good things to keep in your bar cabinet, if you have room for one more bottle or two. http://www.thekitchn.com/the-9bottle-bar-bar-extras-the-9bottle-bar-202010

10 Videos That Will Make Your Cooking More Fun — The Kitchn's Best of 2014

We explored these fun and functional ideas, and more, in this year's videos. http://www.thekitchn.com/10-videos-that-will-make-your-cooking-more-fun-the-kitchns-best-of-2014-214046

5 Things to Deep Clean Now (And Not Again Until Summer!) — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

Under The Sink : Although we tidy as we go through the year, sometimes you have to pull everything out, weasel back in there and rescue that stray roll of paper towels, mop up the... well we're not really sure what spilled, and condense up all the dish soap you've accumulated in recent months! The Filter On Your Range Hood : It's greasy, it's gross and in general, we like to pretend it doesn't exist. Like flesh colored jeggings. But, a few times a year it's time to give them the business and clean up their act! Your Oven Racks : Did you know your oven racks like a soak in the tub as much as you do? http://www.thekitchn.com/5-things-to-deep-clean-now-that-you-wont-have-to-do-again-until-summer-214173

What Can I Make with Frozen Salmon Burgers? — Good Questions

Q: I have some frozen salmon burgers to use up — but not as burgers. Anybody have any ideas for how I could use these up? Ideally I would like to serve them as an appetizer-type dish, so spreads, flatbread, etc would be perfect. Thanks in advance for any ideas that anyone may have! Sent by Denise http://www.thekitchn.com/what-can-i-make-with-frozen-salmon-burgers-good-questions-214308

15 Recipes for Healthy, Comforting Meals — The Kitchn's Best of 2014

I'm talking about vegetable-forward foods like Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash and Grown-Up Tater Tots that still you feel like you're eating something comforting, plus old favorites like Blueberry Pie Smoothies and Turkey Taco Salad. So good, right? Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash I know that some of these recipes aren't exactly low-calorie, but there are many ways to define "healthy" in our diets. These dishes are filled with plenty of good-for-you veggies, fruits, and other wholesome ingredients — but also don't skimp on the cheese. http://www.thekitchn.com/15-meals-that-are-both-comforting-and-nutritious-214225