It’s no surprise that when I told my kids that this week is National Pizza Week, they jumped up and down with joy! One of my family’s go-to meals is definitely pizza: everyone likes it, it’s easy to customize, and it’s fast to make (or order!).
Overindulgence is usually the path we all take during these holiday months. Today is no exception, as today is Pumpkin Pie Day. Might as well add a dollop of ice cream on top of your slice too, why not? You deserve it.
Did you do your meal planning for the week yet? Maybe a Pasta Monday, Taco Tuesday, Pizza Wednesday, Quiche Thursday, and a Bouillabaisse Friday. Wait, Bouill-a-what? Even the most seasoned home chef might not know exactly what a bouillabaisse is, so here you go: it is a fish stew that French fishermen created in the port city of Marseille. The name of the stew comes from “to boil” and “to simmer.”
You can really use any variety of fresh fish and shellfish in the stew, and simmer them with tomatoes, potatoes, celery, and onions. Don’t forget to serve a warm grilled baguette on the side with a traditional French spicy mayonnaise called rouille.
And since the most important ingredient in this fish stew is fish, don’t forget to sharpen your American-Made Cutleryfillet knife before you chop up your ingredients.
There is much debate in the brownie world about what the proper texture should be. Is the best brownie…
Today is National Brownie Day, so you can choose your preferred texture! And if you want, you can add frosting to the top, or any nuts to the batter. Make sure to grab your American-Made CutleryMini Server to cut them up (if you’re willing to share!)
Today, everyone is celebrating one of the most famous holidays- Thanksgiving- with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pies. LOTS of pies!
But did you know that today is actually National Cake Day?
I personally prefer pie to cake, with its buttery crust and endless varieties of fillings. But perhaps we should all give cake a bit of attention today and add it to our Thanksgiving menu. Whether you choose traditional flavors such as vanilla or chocolate, or go the funfetti route, it’ll satisfy your sweet tooth for sure!
Baking bread from scratch sounds like a daunting task for most. Even today, on National Homemade Bread Day, the most seasoned bakers will probably admit they’d prefer not to delve into the fickle and complicated world of bread-making.
Too many questions can arise:
Am I using the right flour?
Can I knead with a mixer, or should I do it by hand?
Proof it once or twice?
Did I bake it long enough?
Or perhaps: What on earth is this person even talking about??
Who are we kidding, just save yourself a whole day in the kitchen and take the easy route- go to that aromatic bakery down the street and pick up a warm, fresh loaf that the professionals made. Sourdough, ciabatta, or brioche? Yum. Yum. Yum.
Don’t forget to slice it up for everyone with your American-made Cutlerybread slicer.
A typical assumption is that the women of the family are always in the kitchen preparing the family’s meals. But WHAT IF… the MEN made the meal this time? Today is National Men Make Dinner Day, which is the perfect day for the men in our lives to practice their culinary skills.
No guys, you’re not allowed to cheat and make instant ramen, or, even sadder, just a bowl of cereal. Your family wants a little more effort than that.
So here is a little help for cooking your best meal with American-made cutlery, whether it’s a meal for one or for 20:
PLAN your menu (Pick your main dish, then choose a side and dessert that complement it)
SHOP for ingredients- choose fresh, quality ingredients. If you can’t find what you need, then maybe alter your menu
Mise en place, or “everything in its place”. This means set-up, organize, and chop your ingredients. The American-made cutlery that you’ll need: