The Mountain Kitchen Tips

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How To Peel and Cut Butternut Squash {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

How To Peel and Cut Butternut Squash {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

Do you know how to cut butternut squash? If you have never cut into one of these things, it can be quite a chore. As with most winter squash, the shape is awkward and butternut squash is very dense. I remember the first time I […]

12 Christmas Gift Ideas For A Person That Loves to Cook

12 Christmas Gift Ideas For A Person That Loves to Cook

The holiday season is upon us once again. Can you believe it? Me either! Today is Black Friday and I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t mean anything to me. I didn’t want to get up at the butt-crack-O’-dawn to hit the stores in […]

7 Ways to Become Inspired to Cook {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

7 Ways to Become Inspired to Cook {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

I get asked all the time where I find the recipes that I cook. My answer is always the same. I find almost all of my recipes online or in magazines, but I almost always put my own spin on them, usually taking out anything processed […]

Grinding Hamburger Meat 101

Grinding Hamburger Meat 101

I’m here to tell you, grinding hamburger meat is not overrated. David and I finally broke down and bought the meat grinding attachment of our mixer to grind our own hamburger meat. We have actually made burgers from fresh ground meat a couple of times […]

4 Ways to Preserve Basil For the Winter Months {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

4 Ways to Preserve Basil For the Winter Months {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

Today I’m gonna share with you 4 ways to preserve basil for the winter months. We are supposed to get our first frost of the season this week! If you haven’t already had a frost, hurry up and get those tender plants outside inside or […]

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Soup

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Soup

Soup is fairly simple. There are no complicated cooking techniques, so there is no excuse for a bad pot of soup. All that is needed are little care and consideration. Last week ushered in the first day of fall. Don’t you just love this time […]

Spice Up Your Pasta

Spice Up Your Pasta

Sometimes we all need a break from the usual rotation. If you love spice it is easy to change-up your normal pasta. Spice up your pasta! Here’s how: When making your normal sauce or bolognaise, add ¼ to ½ cup chopped bite-size Dried Hot Sopressata to the […]

Cooking Mistake: An Overcrowded Pan {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

Cooking Mistake: An Overcrowded Pan {The Mountain Kitchen Tips

You can ruin an entire meal just by having an overcrowded pan. It is a common kitchen mistake. If you can’t seem to figure out why good recipes keep causing you disappointment, I can help you: Give your food some space. Yes, cooking in batches takes […]



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