Mom: “You have to eat three things to get dessert. Milk doesn’t count.” Kid: “What’s for dessert?”  Mom: “Homemade chocolate sauce and ice cream.” Kid: No reply…inhaling food from plate.

Mom developed this technique to get us to eat our dinner, especially vegetables. Sometimes it backfired when the dessert was not kid motivating (like angel food cake with frozen fruit). Mom’s homemade chocolate sauce was the plate cleaner par excellence. Here’s what you need: Two saucepans that fit inside of each other to act as…

Get out of my kitchen!

It never fails. You are trying to finish cooking a meal or you are having party and everyone is crowded in the kitchen! No matter the size of the space or crowd, everyone stays cramped there. With all the hungry people, sharp knives, hot burners and your wandering wine glass, what’s a cook to do?…