Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lemons Galore

This year our lemon tree produced so many lemons that we didn't know what to do with all of them! We shared dozens with neighbors and juiced some to save for recipes later.  We still have some on our tree, so this morning I decided to make lemon muffins for breakfast.  I found a great recipe by +Kitchn and it turned out wonderfully!

Let us know how yours turn out!

The Perfect Mashed Potatoes

How do I get my mashed potatoes to be fluffy and not gummy?  
After much research, here are a few suggestions that may help.  

1.  Do not overcook the potatoes.  
Wash them, peel them (if desired), and cut them into equal sized cubes.  Boil them until they are soft, but not falling apart.

2.  Be sure to drain them completely.  

3.  Mash potatoes gently with a masher, not a mixer or food processor.  
Mashing too vigorously will activate the starch cells and make your potatoes look like glue.

4.  Add butter and milk and fold into the mashed potatoes.  
You can gently mash the potatoes more at this point if you need a smoother consistency.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

I used this recipe for pork tenderloin and it turned out delicious!  Remember to cook pork until it is 145 degrees F.  At this temperature it will cook the pork, but it will have a slightly pink center.  The pork will also remain juicy and not dry.  Thanks +Epicurious for another great recipe!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bacon Asparagus Pizza

All Things Green
Tonight we made Bacon Asparagus Pizza and it was really yummy!  We are excited to make it for our first kids cooking class at the YMCA on March 6th!  

One way to simplify this recipe when you want to cook, but have a busy week is to
use Boboli pre-made bread with store bought marinara or pizza sauce.

Another alteration to this recipe could be to make a Club Pizza
with chicken, asparagus, and bacon.

Give these a try and let us know what you think! Happy cooking!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cooking Classes at the YMCA

 We are so excited to announce our newest cooking venture!  In the Kitchens will be holding classes at the Centennial Hills YMCA starting this March. The first session (March 6, 13, 20, 27) will begin on Monday March 6th from 5:00-6:30 pm.  Children will learn how to use kitchen appliances and tools safely and confidently.  Children will also learn about healthy eating and well balanced meals.  Come join us to find out what a great experience cooking can be!  Call the YMCA to register at 702-478-9622 during regular business hours.  If you have any additional questions, contact us at  See our March menu below.

March Menu
All Things Green

Cooking with green foods doesn't always appeal to children,  despite how healthy and nutritious they are. Let us show you how to make asparagus, broccoli, basil, and green peppers tasty for those picky eaters in your family.

Asparagus Guacamole with Bacon Asparagus Pizza

Broccoli Lo Mein

Bow Tie Pasta with Pesto

Pepper Rings with Eggs