Christmas Cookie Boxes

Motobaker Shares Tips for Shipping Baked Goods for the Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, baked goods have been on my mind big time. I really enjoy baking, and I love sharing the goodness with friends and family. Shipping homemade goodies, on the other hand, has always intimidated me. I decided it would be great for me to get over this fear by asking my friend Kellen (who is a rockstar baker, and also has a fantastic baking/motorcycle blog called Motobaker) to give me some pro tips to make shipping homemade holiday treats something that I can take on with confidence. Check out this Q&A to learn more about how to share your culinary creations with less stress at any time of year! Continue Reading →

Breakfast Scraps Can Benefit Your Garden!

Breakfast Scraps Can Benefit Your Garden!

Having eggs and coffee for breakfast today? Save your scraps to help out your garden! A friend of mine who has an amazing backyard garden gave me a few tips on helping to keep healthy tomato plants – add coffee grounds and egg shells to the soil! It helps add nutrients like nitrogen and calcium to the soil, and when I used this method for the first time, I had the tastiest and healthiest tomato harvest ever! Continue Reading →

How to Turn Regular Yogurt into Greek Yogurt

Have you ever needed Greek yogurt but only had regular in the fridge? I ran into this issue a while back when I was making Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake, and I didn’t want to make another trip to the grocery store. Then I remembered that it’s really easy to make Greek style yogurt at home if you have some time to spare. Continue Reading →

Hard Boiled Egg Tip

Help Keep Shells From Sticking To Hard Boiled Eggs

For some reason, lately I’ve been having trouble hard boiling eggs. I never used to have any issues with it. My old method was to add salt and white vinegar to the water. That’s how my grandma did it. But last week, I ran into trouble a few separate times when trying to peel the eggs, so I decided to try out something that I had read online a while back – I added some baking soda. Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Dragon Fruit

The Beauty of Dragon Fruit

Isn’t Dragon Fruit the prettiest fruit ever? I’ve been wanting to try it for years now, and I finally got my hands on one to try it out. I used this method for cutting it up and serving it, and it was stunningly beautiful! I had no idea what to … Continue Reading →

Great Time-Saving Tip for Halving Grape Tomatoes, Grapes, etc.

I made this recipe again and thought I’d share a really great time saving tip with you all. I saw this on an episode of 30-Minute Meals once, and before Rachael showed the tip (she got it from a friend of hers), she said that your jaw was going to drop when you saw how much time you’ll save. I figured she was exaggerating, but honestly – my jaw did drop!

I’ve used this method for grapes, small tomatoes (grape or cherry), and I’m sure it would work for other things as well. I’m going to post a visual step-by-step which I think is pretty self explanatory. You just save 2 of the tops from deli containers and use them to slice a bunch of items all at once. No more cutting one by one, letting them roll all over the counter! Continue Reading →