No longer just my favorite condiment on a hot dog…now my favorite remedy for what happens OFTEN in my kitchen:  BURNS!   I had heard about this home remedy for years but could never seem to remember it when I  actually needed it….until last night when I touched a pan I had forgotten had just come …

Have extra lemons and limes lying around and don’t want them to waste?  Try freezing them!  Slice lemons, limes, and even oranges and arrange on a cookie shoot.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer.  When they are frozen solid, transfer to resealable freezer bags and put in the freezer section where they …

While I don’t often have white wine leftover, I usually always end up having extra red wine.  Instead of throwing it away, pour it in ice cubes and freeze to use later in sauces and braises! Saves money as well, especially if you need just a little wine for cooking purposes only…try it; it works!

So the food was great but do you really want to keep smelling it in your kitchen?  You don’t have to….here is a fool-proof way of getting rid of unwanted cooking odors that we all have on hand.  Coffee grounds! Simply pour some in a small bowl (or two) and the coffee will absorb the …

This weeknd, Jeff and I are going to go to his hunt camp in Middle Tennessee to get some much needed quiet time alone together.  Something about being outside always make me feel especially hungry but I get tired of the same old camping foods: hamburger, hotdogs, and chili. So, during our adventure, I am …

Why the Recipe Realities Blog?

Day after day we all see recipes in a cooking magazine or on a foodie television show that we think, “I would love to make that!” But is that recipe really one designed for the home cook?  I understand the concept of food photography, but will my finished product resemble their picture?  These are questions that we …