• How To Make Quesadillas: {Quick & Easy Meal Idea}

    How To Make Quesadillas: {Quick & Easy Meal Idea} Looking for a quick dish to whip up for dinner tonight? Quesadillas are not only a satisfying meal, they’re also a great way to use up leftovers…and so easy to put together too! I’ve listed two different ways you can…

  • Vintage Cookery Tips & Tricks {1940s – 1950s}

    Vintage Cookery Tips & Tricks {1940s – 1950s} We haven’t had a vintage list for quite awhile here on Tipnut and I figured it’s about time! Here’s a bunch of snippets I’ve collected from old magazines and cookbooks, there might be a new trick or two in the…

  • 20 Kitchen Secrets For Those That Love ‘Em

    20 Kitchen Secrets For Those That Love ‘Em I haven’t posted a kitchen tips list in ages and thought it was about time we had one! This collection’s a little different, it’s a mix of vintage notes I’ve collected from old cookbooks, several from readers who sent them…

  • Making Bruschetta Is Easy-Peasy & So Delicious Too!

    Making Bruschetta Is Easy-Peasy & So Delicious Too! Looking for an easy appetizer that’s sure to please or maybe looking for light lunch ideas? Bruschetta is just the ticket! Made with a few basic ingredients and served on slices of lightly toasted bread or crackers, even a beginner…

  • How To Prepare, Serve & Eat Crab Legs

    How To Prepare, Serve & Eat Crab Legs These are quite the treat and they’re so easy to make too! You’ll likely be purchasing them frozen (and pre-cooked) so keep in mind that all you need to do is thaw then heat in your preferred method. I have…

  • Success With Bamboo Steamers: Use & Care

    Success With Bamboo Steamers: Use & Care Bamboo steamers are inexpensive to buy and they can turn out a delicious meal in minutes. If veggies aren’t your thing, try steaming them and you might just find yourself converted. Not only are they delicious (while retaining more of…

  • How To Cook Mustard, Collard & Beet Greens

    How To Cook Mustard, Collard & Beet Greens Like most vegetables, leafy greens are loaded with vitamins and can make a welcome addition to any meal, but how to prepare them so they are flavorful and not bitter? Here are a few tips along with recipes for how…

  • Cooking Clams & Mussels Like A Pro: Three Ways

    Cooking Clams & Mussels Like A Pro: Three Ways If you’re looking for easy meal ideas or impressive appetizers and starters, clams and mussels fit the bill perfectly. Beginner chefs can prepare these with confidence and they make an impressive, tasty dish with little effort. Here are three different…

  • Adding Flavor To Grilled Food Without A Smoker

    Adding Flavor To Grilled Food Without A Smoker Here are a few tips and tricks for adding a flavor to grilled foods (without the expense of a smoker)… Method #1: Soak wood chips in water for 30 to 60 minutes then drain (suggested woods to try: apple, cherry,…

  • Wine Cookery: {Kitchen Q&A}

    Wine Cookery: {Kitchen Q&A} You don’t have to be a connoisseur to get a little adventurous by adding a bit of wine here and there to enhance the flavor of a dish and it’s a great way to use up any leftovers. You’ll find…

  • Grilling Salmon Is Easy – Here’s How

    Grilling Salmon Is Easy – Here’s How Fresh salmon has a high fat content which gives great results on the grill (since it won’t dry out easily) and it couldn’t be simpler to do! Here are step-by-step directions along with a few tips and recipes to get…

  • 6 Easy Ways To Prepare An Artichoke

    6 Easy Ways To Prepare An Artichoke Artichokes are rich in fiber and nutrients so they’re a nice addition to the dinner table but if you aren’t familiar with them, they can seem a bit strange to cook. The good news is that you don’t have to…

  • Cookbook Lingo: 101 Terms & Definitions

    Cookbook Lingo: 101 Terms & Definitions This is a collection of terms gathered through the years from cookbooks, magazines, recipe instructions and long-forgotten resources. If you find yourself having to look up definitions fairly often, you can print this off then put it in a plastic…

  • An Old Trick For Perfect Sunny Side Up Eggs Every Time

    An Old Trick For Perfect Sunny Side Up Eggs Every Time Here’s a tip I came across pasted inside one of my old recipe scrapbooks–it’s a tried-and-true for me and works every time! Can there be anything more satisfying than dragging your fork through a runny yolk to ooze and flow…

  • How To Make Breakfast Burritos (Fresh & Big Batch Prep)

    How To Make Breakfast Burritos (Fresh & Big Batch Prep) Breakfast burritos are very simple to prepare and if you setup an assembly line, you can whip up a bunch ahead of time to freeze for a fast, convenient breakfast. Here’s how you make them…you’ll also find filling ideas and…

  • 3 Easy Ways To Cook Mushrooms (Plus How To Clean Them)

    3 Easy Ways To Cook Mushrooms (Plus How To Clean Them) Though these are done mostly by sauteeing in a frying pan in bacon drippings or butter, mushrooms are occasionally stewed to serve on toast snippets or to add to cream sauce to make cream soups — or in preparation for…

  • 3 Easy Ways To Cook Leeks: {Plus Tips}

    3 Easy Ways To Cook Leeks: {Plus Tips} Leeks are a member of the onion family and most often used for soups, but they are also delicious cooked and served as a side dish. Here are instructions for three different ways you can prepare them… Preparation: Cut the…

  • 4 Easy Ways To Cook Squash: {Plus Tips}

    4 Easy Ways To Cook Squash: {Plus Tips} Squash is one of the most delightful vegetables and they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Both summer and winter varieties are prepared by similar methods but some of the summer varieties, when very young and tender, require…

  • How To Cook Turnips: {Plus Tips}

    How To Cook Turnips: {Plus Tips} Turnips are simple to prepare for the dinner table and with a few quick tips, you can turn these strong flavored vegetables into something the whole family will look forward to (yes, it’s true!). Here’s a quick and easy way…

  • How To Cook Beets {5 Ways + Tips}

    How To Cook Beets {5 Ways + Tips} Beets fresh from the garden couldn’t be easier to prepare and since they’re packed with vitamins and low in calories, you can feel good about eating them too! Here are directions to make them five different ways: Boiled, Oven Roasted,…

  • How To Quickly Cook Fresh Broccoli? In The Microwave!

    How To Quickly Cook Fresh Broccoli? In The Microwave! Sometimes we think food that is fresh takes longer to cook than something that is commercially packed and processed (or frozen). This is true for plenty of food items but there are still quick and easy options if you’re wanting…

  • Convenient & It Works! Fluffy Scrambled Eggs In The Oven

    Convenient & It Works! Fluffy Scrambled Eggs In The Oven I had an email from Merill last week sharing this neat recipe and I just had to try it out. They turned out great (all of us actually preferred this method compared to how I normally prepare them in a…

  • Tender Ways With Less-Tender Cuts Of Meat

    Tender Ways With Less-Tender Cuts Of Meat It is to your advantage, and to the family’s food budget, to know your cuts of beef. If you know exactly what section of the animal they come from you can save by buying meat which is lower priced because…

  • Preparing A Ham: {Directions, Timetable, Glaze & Tips}

    Preparing A Ham: {Directions, Timetable, Glaze & Tips} Here are the basic directions for cooking a ham, it’s really quite easy. I have a chart listed underneath that provides temperatures and time required for the various types. Then underneath the chart I’ve shared a yummy glaze recipe and…

  • Roast Beef Cooking Times: {Timetable & Tips}

    Roast Beef Cooking Times: {Timetable & Tips} Temperature settings and times can fluctuate depending on the cut and size of the meat so it’s nice to have a quick guide to refer to. Here’s a simple kitchen chart listing assorted cuts and how long they should be…

  • What’s My Favorite Way To Cook Bacon? In The Oven!

    What’s My Favorite Way To Cook Bacon? In The Oven! Bacon is delicious and a favorite breakfast treat, but it’s a bit time consuming if you’re making it for a crowd (big family meals). It’s also an item that needs to be babysat if prepared in a frying pan or…

  • How To Make Caramelized Onions: {Recipe & Tips}

    How To Make Caramelized Onions: {Recipe & Tips} When these are first caramelized they are such a delicious way to add flavor to meats, breads, omelets, pastas, potatoes, rice–whatever you like–and they’re so easy to make too! Here’s how… Ingredients: 1/4 cup unsalted butter 6 large onions 2…

  • Fall Harvest Comfort Dessert: Easy Baked Apples

    Fall Harvest Comfort Dessert: Easy Baked Apples Looking for a quick, easy AND economical dessert idea? This one’s for you! I have a few different ways listed below showing how to make baked apples. There are hardly any ingredients required and boy, does this ever hit the…

  • French Toast: {Flavorings, Toppings & Tips}

    French Toast: {Flavorings, Toppings & Tips} French toast is a favorite breakfast or brunch dish and it’s so easy to make. The breads you can use are endless (french bread, sourdough bread, Texas toast, etc.) and you can get as creative as you like with toppings.…

  • Making Pesto From Scratch Is Easy, Here’s How

    Making Pesto From Scratch Is Easy, Here’s How The traditional way to make pesto is with a mortar and pestle but here are two tasty versions (one for basil and the other for rosemary) that you can make with your food processor. I’ve also added a video showing…

  • Kitchen Quick Tips {Eggs} Timeless Wisdom

    Kitchen Quick Tips {Eggs} Timeless Wisdom These snippets of kitchen tips come from articles and booklets published in the 1940’s & 1950’s. Each quick tip is about eggs and how to best use them. Many you probably know but you might pick up a new trick…

  • Guide To Cooking Fresh Fish

    Guide To Cooking Fresh Fish Fish is an excellent food that if prepared the right way, it soon becomes a favorite menu item. Tips For Buying Buy when in season. Smell should be fresh or have no odor (not fishy), look for firm elastic flesh,…

  • George Foreman Grill: Kitchen Cheat Sheet

    George Foreman Grill: Kitchen Cheat Sheet How to convert recipes: You can easily convert regular grilling recipes for cooking on a dual contact/double sided grill (such as the George Foreman). If a recipe calls for a food item to be cooked 5 minutes on each side…

  • Prevent Stinky Cabbage Smells & More Advice From The Past

    Prevent Stinky Cabbage Smells & More Advice From The Past These notes come from a large collection I’ve collected from old cookbooks and magazines from the 1940’s and 1950’s. Many are tried and true while others may be new to you. Enjoy! A little oatmeal adds much flavor and richness…

  • Guidance From 1950’s Housewives For The Kitchen

    Guidance From 1950’s Housewives For The Kitchen These handy hints for cooking and baking are from a large collection of tips I’ve gathered together from a variety of books and magazines from the 1940s and 1950s…most of these are quite unique I think since I don’t recall…

  • Help From The Past: 45 Cooking & Baking Tips

    Help From The Past: 45 Cooking & Baking Tips Here’s a handy list of notes from the 1950s and 1960s that I’ve collected from a variety of vintage clippings. Each of these are from magazine articles or newspaper advice columns containing helpful ideas sent in from women sharing their…

  • How To Make Crockpot Oatmeal & Hot Cereal In A Thermos

    How To Make Crockpot Oatmeal & Hot Cereal In A Thermos Wake up to a hot, healthy breakfast ready and waiting for you with a simple to make overnight crockpot oatmeal–or try an easy to prepare thermos full that is ready when you get up. You can add all sorts of…

  • Getting The Best Out Of Your Crockpot Adventures

    Getting The Best Out Of Your Crockpot Adventures If you don’t like the taste or texture of the meat from simmering in its juices, set it on a layer of vegetables (like potatoes, onions or carrots) or set it on foil balls high enough to keep it out…

  • Once A Month Cooking: Helpful Notes & Resources

    Once A Month Cooking: Helpful Notes & Resources This is something I’d LOVE to develop more in our household, and some would say I’m a failure at it since I’ve been flirting with the concept for about six years now without fully participating on a regular basis–but I…

  • Popcorn Mania: {20+ Seasoning Ideas}

    Popcorn Mania: {20+ Seasoning Ideas} I’m happy to have a bowl full of popcorn that just has butter and salt for toppings, but there are so many more tasty ways to jazz this snack up. Here are tonnes of ideas and recipes to try, some…

  • Kitchen Measurements Equivalent Conversion Chart

    Kitchen Measurements Equivalent Conversion Chart If you are a recipe junkie who has a vast cookbook collection or enjoys following food bloggers online who live all around the world, you’re going to come across a tricky situation or two on a regular basis… You’ll want…

  • How To Roast Garlic {Plus Tips}

    How To Roast Garlic {Plus Tips} Roasting garlic is quite easy to do and it’s so delicious when slathered on french bread, mixed with vegetables and pasta or added to any number of dishes. This is a great way to enhance every day meals, you can…

  • Microwave Fresh Corn on the Cob (+ More Methods)

    Microwave Fresh Corn on the Cob (+ More Methods) Fresh corn from your garden or the local farmers market is a traditional favorite for summer meals and barbecues, here are several ways you can cook it (some surprisingly easy). First, here are the directions for making them in the…

  • Clarified Butter Is Oh So Good & So Easy To Whip Up!

    Clarified Butter Is Oh So Good & So Easy To Whip Up! Sounds a bit intimidating for those of us who aren’t professional chefs, but using clarified butter in the kitchen is more common than one might think. It’s not only a must-have for dipping seafood (such as lobster, crab legs, etc.),…