Kitchen Updates

Time to Clean out the Kitchen Drawers?

Out with the old tools and the odds gadgets – and make sure you get these must-haves. It’s true that…

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Fran Berger and her cookware.

Is it time to update your cookware?

Celebrate the New Year or a New Home with new non-stick cookware from All-Clad and Staub. Maybe you’ve moved. Maybe…

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roasted grapes

Holiday Appetizers: hors d’oeuvres and finger foods, yum!

Tips for making your holiday appetizers truly appealing. Planning a holiday party? Start with all the ones you’ve seen –…

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potato and peeling

Kitchen Hack: Easier way to peel potatoes and stop them from Discoloring

Nobody likes black potatoes! Here's how to stop it. As if you need a reminder – we’re coming up on…

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From Plated - a meal kit

What about those Meal Kit Delivery Services?

Review of the top 5 meal kits – for pleasure, convenience, and flavor! A friend of mine goes on frequent…

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italian tomato sauce

My Favorite Secret Italian Sauce

You’ll flip when you see how easy it is. Anyone who knows me knows that I love all types of…

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Fran Berger - beer steamed clams

My best recipe for Beer Steamed Clams

Want to try cooking Clams? Try my “beer steamers” - so easy to do. I know a lot of my…

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Reading PLU Labels on Fruits and Veggies

How to tell if that fruit or veggie is actually organic!

A kitchen hack that makes it easy to tell the difference between organic and GMO produce. I work very hard…

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Summer Fruits

Level up your Summer Snacks Strategy!

Kitchen Tips: Chill out and stock up on fruits and frozen blueberry “Bites” Here comes the sun. Summer is one…

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Egg test

Fresh Eggs!

An easy test to make sure that your eggs are fresh and safe to eat. Eggs are a staple –…

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Coravin Wine Preserver

A simple way to save “leftover” wine

Wine Ice Cubes: The best thing for "leftover" wine. Good wine is a terrible thing to waste. Being a lover…

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Thinking about cutting boards today

Don’t take your Cutting Board for granted!

Cutting board safety tips – there’s a reason that chefs do the things they do.   When I owned my…

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