Is Your Kitchen Safe?

Kitchenland cares about the safety of your family, home and personal belongings. Appliances make our lives easier, but also pose significant electrical and fire hazards if not used and maintained properly. Here’s a list of safety tips for some of the most common kitchen appliances. Oven and Stove Tops Cooking equipment is the leading cause…
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Spice Substitutions When In a Pinch

Has this ever happened to you?  You’re in the process of preparing dinner when you realize you don’t have a crucial spice for one of the dishes.  Don’t despair! This chart of spice substitutions can help you get by “in a pinch.” Spice Substitution Allspice Cinnamon or a dash of nutmeg or cloves Aniseed Fennel…
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6 Dipping Delights for Your Next Party

Dips are an absolute essential at any picnic, dinner party or family movie night.  Fun to make and even more fun to munch!  RealSimple.com shares these dipping delights for your next get-together. Spinach-Artichoke Dip  1 10-ounce box frozen cut or chopped spinach, thawed 1 12-ounce jar artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped ½ cup whipped…
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Keep Your Backyard Bistro Safe

Spring is the perfect time of year to start firing up the grill for family and friends. Opening up your “Backyard Bistro” to others is a great way to entertain, but only if you make it a safe establishment to visit. Between 2005 and 2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an average 8,200 home fires…
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The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Ovens

What would we ever do without microwave ovens? These convenient cookers have become such an integral part of our daily lives, which makes it easy to overlook the risks. If not properly maintained or used, they can be just as dangerous as traditional gas or electric ovens. A potential hidden hazard is the leakage of…
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Kids in the Kitchen

Teaching your child to cook is a wonderful way to help them develop important life skills and expand their interests. It also provides a great opportunity for some enjoyable time spent together as a family!  However, this recipe for family fun requires a pinch of Patience, a tablespoon of Love and 3 cups of Caution….
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Spice Up Your Kitchen!

Whether stored in a drawer, cabinet or convenient Lazy Susan, spices and herbs are key ingredients to every kitchen. In most cases, they serve as a necessary component to a meal. Other times,  by adding a pinch here or a dash there can completely change the direction of your dish. From salt to sage and…
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How to Cut a Cry-Free Onion

There are many things that make us cry in the kitchen.  Fallen soufflés, broken eggs or an overly roasted roast are just a few kitchen catastrophes which come to mind. Despite the sagest advice, even spilt milk continues to cause a tear or two in us all. Of all cry-worthy occasions in the kitchen, cutting…
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The Safe Way To Slice And Dice

When you think of accidents that occur in the kitchen, what most readily comes to mind? It may not surprise you to learn that injuries sustained by kitchen knives are at the top of the list. However, what may be shocking is most knife-related accidents occur when the blade has become too dull. Keeping a…
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How To Poach An Egg

Poached eggs are not a dish exclusive to fancy cafes or finest restaurants. You can easily make them at home as well. Whether perched on a salad or made into eggs Benedict, poached eggs are a healthy and delicious meal you can make anytime. Here’s how… Add at least 5 to 6 inches of water…
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