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I love the Robertson clan, complete with family matriarch Miss Kay. In almost every episode, you see Miss Kay cooking up something good in the kitchen.
Sometimes even the guys get involved, like during the episode when they competed with the women to see who could cook the best turkey.
The things they say on Duck Dynasty crack me up. Without further ado, here are my 10 favorite food-related quotes from the show:
Recently, I hosted a party for 12 of my closest friends. That’s 13 – yes, thirteen – people total. And this wasn’t just a party where I put out some food buffet-style. This was a sit down dinner.
It was exhausting and amazing. I was stressed at some points, but the party turned out great. So here’s what I learned:
For my dinner party, I did try a new recipe – Green Bean Fries. But the bulk of my recipes were dishes that I have made several times and that I know are crowd-pleases (BBQ Meatballs and OMG Sour Cream Chicken were my entrees, and I also made Onion Roasted Potatoes). If one dish is a Pinter-mess, it’s not the end of the world. If several dishes are, you’ll be ordering pizza.
You might know if one of your friends doesn’t eat meat or has a severe peanut allergy, but did you know Sue is on a carb-free diet or Joe recently decided to switch to kosher-only? People change their diets all the time. Before you plan out your menu, contact your guests and ask for dietary requests. This is especially important if any of your guests are bringing partners or friends you don’t know well.
Looking for a stocking stuffer for your favorite home chef? Really neat kitchen gadgets don’t have to be expensive. Today, I have compiled a list of 30 kitchen-related items that would be great for stocking stuffers (or smaller items to give to friends). Everything on this list is small, under $20, and super useful in the kitchen!
When you read a recipe, especially for baked goods, you’ll often see that the last step is to cool the cookies or muffins or whatever on a cooling rack. Doing this allows the baked goods to cool more quickly and evenly, so it’s a valuable step that you shouldn’t skip.
But what if you don’t have a rack?
Or what if you don’t have a space for the rack in your kitchen?
Or what if your rack is in the back of the bottom cabinet and you just don’t feel like rooting through all of your pots and pans to get it because you’ve already had a lot of wine and leaning down for an extended period of time is probably a bad idea right now?
Not to fear! You don’t actually need a cooling rack for your baked goods to come out perfect.
Here on the East Coast, the PinterTest Kitchen ladies are riding out Hurricane Sandy. Although we all still have power, we’re not sure how long that will last. But just because you don’t have electricity doesn’t mean you can’t eat well! Here are some no-bake treats that can hold you over through the roughest of storms:
Any fruits or veggies in your fridge have to go as soon as possible after the electricity goes out to avoid spoiling, so this is a great meal to make. If you don’t have strawberries on hand, try replacing with apples, oranges, or another kind of berry. You can even use dried/dehydrated fruits instead of fresh fruits. Stormy weather is about making what you have on hand work!
Using up products like sour cream is a good idea too, since they won’t survive a few days of no power. If you don’t have fresh spinach on hand, let some frozen spinach thaw or you can even use canned spinach. No artichokes in your cupboard? No problem. Leave ‘em out.
A few weeks ago, I had this craving for cheesecake. I’ve made a few cheesecake recipes in the past, but I wanted to Pinter-Test a new recipe so I could post about it on this blog.
The result was such a disaster that it’s not even worth a PinterMESS post. I wouldn’t share this recipe with my worst enemy. The crust was way too crumbly. Then it started to burn. Then the edges of the cake itself started to burn. The middle was still goopy, and began to crack like crazy. It was downright disgusting.