Trick to Keep a Boiling Pot from Overflowing

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We have all heard the saying. A watched pot, never boils. But who has time to sit and watch a pot all night? You’re probably working on other aspects of dinner, the phone is ringing, the kids are screaming or fighting and basically, your kitchen is complete chaos!  The last thing you want to do is clean up a mess from a boiled over pot!

Here is the trick. Place a wooden spoon over the pot and it will pop the bubbles that start to get too high. That will allow you to get over to the stove and turn the hear down.


Just keep in mind that the water MAY warp your spoon. It didn’t hurt mine, but you just want to watch out for that.  The nice thing about using the wood is that it won’t be hot when you remove it because heat doesn’t absorb much heat.

You could use a metal spoon, but that will be very hot and can only be removed with a oven mitt, otherwise you will burn yourself.

Happy boiling!

Arugula Walnut Pesto

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Whenever I see pesto on a menu, I am all over it. I love it! Pesto is typically made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. Lately though, I have taken to experimenting with different greens and nuts. This walnut arugula pesto is the best one I have made so far! Arugula is probably my favorite green, so I don’t know why it took me so long to make pesto with it.

One of the great things about pesto is that it is a versatile sauce. Pesto is the perfect summer sauce. You don’t just have to serve it with a big bowl of pasta. It also works well on potatoes for a potato salad or a cold pasta salad. It’s makes for a great spread on chicken or fish. Or you can even use it as a spread on a sandwich or crostini. I often make a double batch so that I can freeze some. I’m the only pesto fan in my house, so freezing the pesto in ice cube trays works so well as I just typically want 1 or 2 cubes worth for myself.

 


Homemade Fried Okra

Growing up in Texas, my childhood included a lot of delicious food. My mom, who was born and raised in Fort Worth, knew how to cook it all, and my love for fried okra started young.

Recently, my family and I visited a local farm selling fresh okra, so I brought it home and had to fry it up right away! The great thing about frying okra, is that you can adjust the recipe in many ways and change up the flavors whenever you feel like it.

Don’t want to use white flour?…try wheat!


Want to try frying in coconut oil?…You can!

Leave out or add other breading ingredients and make it just the way you want.

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Mushroom and Chicken White Pizza

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I love white pizza. What am I saying? I love all pizza and all the delicious toppings that caramelize under the heat. But, I do love the white pizza for those same reasons. The melting of the cheeses. The creaminess of the ricotta and the richness of the mozzarella come together with the pizza dough to make it truly heaven in your lips.


You can probably find a good pizza out at a restaurant, but  you can also make your own white pizza at home and it can taste just as good, if not better.

Allie from The Cooking Bowl has figured out the evolution of the perfect white pizza recipe, featuring creamy white garlic sauce, fresh herbs, and two cheeses.

To get the recipe to make this yourself check it out here. 

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