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Dejunk the Kitchen and Save Time

dejunk the kitchen to save time

This is part 26 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Today we’re talking dejunking. I don’t know how it happens, but eventually our homes fill up with clutter. I swear I don’t go out and buy a ton of stuff, but somehow it finds its way to my house, particularly to my kitchen. This week, […]

Get Some Help and Save Time in the Kitchen

Get help in the kitchen

Get some help and you’ll save time in the kitchen. If you tend to be the sole cook in your household, as in the only one, then you might be spending more time in the kitchen than you need to. I’m not talking about cooking by yourself as a way to unwind. I’m referring to […]

Set Up Your Cooking Space to Save Time in the Kitchen

practice mise en place

This is Day 24 of the Kitchen Time Savers series where we’re chatting about ways to save time in the kitchen. There’s a culinary term, a French one, mind you, that makes a ton of sense. It’s called mise en place. It basically means “set up everything you need to create the dish so that […]

Use the Big Pot to Save Time

Use a big enough pot Life as MOM

Use the right size pot for the job. You’ll save time and loads of frustration. I have a tendency to be lazy. Ok, maybe lazy isn’t quite the right word, not when it feels like most minutes of every day are filled with something to do. I guess I have a tendency to cut corners. […]

Make It a Sandwich Night

Make it a sandwich night and save time

Sandwich Night is a quick dinner that will help you save time in the kitchen. Sandwich Night is one of my favorite meal plans. It often happens when I’m too exhausted to do much else. But, it’s also a great thing to plan for. Typically, we serve a Sandwich Bar which means that I lay […]

Prep Vegetables for the Week

prep veggies for the week

This is Day 20 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Save time in the kitchen with these quick and simple tips. If you’ve planned your meals for the week and hit the grocery store, like we’ve discussed before, then you already have a jump on the week. Take it one step farther: Prep your veggies. Do […]

Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

If you label the pantry shelves, it will save you time.  This is Day 18 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. So far, nothing I’ve shared is all that difficult, but like sands through the hourglass, they add up to make the days of our lives a little bit easier. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Today’s […]

Serve a Breakfast Bar to Save Time

Serve a breakfast bar copy

Set up a breakfast bar before you go to bed to save time in the morning. A few years ago I realized how very much my children enjoyed the breakfast bars at hotels. There they encountered an array of options, all pretty much self-serve, and they were in heaven. In heaven. Enter the breakfast bar. […]