Sara's Secrets

Every recipe we use comes directly from our mom, Sara's kitchen. Her tried-and-true methods were learned over a lifetime of cooking and a love of feeding people -- and now we're happy to share some of Sara's secrets with you!
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These incredible kitchen tricks will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

36 of the BEST kitchen tips and tricks! (cooking and food hacks)

(link) 36 GENIUS KITCHEN TIPS ~ "That Nobody Told You About!" The BEST list of kitchen tips and tricks! I didn't know about most of these. ~ for more great PINs w/good links visit ~ have fun!

We figured out the perfect way to freeze our Italian meals, but can you do the same with melons or limes? Find out for yourself by checking out this nifty guide! #prep #cookingtips

Can You Freeze THAT

21 Easy, Healthy Cooking Hacks For Lazy People You might be surprised at all the different foods you can freeze. Heres a list of 30 foods you can freeze, along with some tips for each one. Save money and time by maximizing the use of your freezer!

It’s the struggle that transcends time: The perfectly boiled egg! This helpful timeline breaks things down for you.

How to Make the Perfect Boiled Egg Every Time

Basil is a staple for many cuisines, but it doesn’t stay fresh for long … until now. Here’s how you can preserve fresh basil in the refrigerator for one WHOLE year! #tips #lifehack

Preserving Fresh Basil Easily in the Refrigerator with Olive Oil

Preserving Fresh Basil-- Fresh basil, oil, salt & a mason jar. Keeps in the fridge up to 1 year!

When your family is as big as ours, it can be hard to decide how much food to serve at a party. This guide walks you through that decision step-by-step.

How to Set a Dinner Party Properly

Do you get confused by which fork to use at a formal table setting or which foods are OK to eat with your fingers at a fancy restaurant? Use this helpful guide to brush up on your dining etiquette. tips-tricks-essentials-for-the-home

It may take a few steps, but the final product of correctly cooked artichoke is well worth it!

Prickly Treat

This is even better when you mix Italian bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and mix in olive oil to make a bread crumb paste. Stuff the bread crumb mixture into the heart of the artichoke and between the leaves. Cook as directed.

Mom always said a welcoming home is one that smells of lasagna.

The Scent of Fall: Easy Simmering Pot Recipe and Mason Jar Gift. Easy, beautiful and useful gift! simmering pot recipe and mason jar gift

Wednesday,  May 27	We love to pair biscotti with our coffee. Learn to make your own from Williams Sonoma!  #DIY

BISCOTTI PRIMER ~~~ quick how to and four recipe links. hazelnut and dried cherry biscotti pistachio orange biscotti anise biscotti chocolate hazelnut biscotti [Italy] [williams-sonoma] [biscotti, cantuccini, cantucci]

With so many shapes and sizes in the pasta aisle, how does anyone know what to pick?! This guide walks you through which pasta to pair with your favorite sauces.

Good Question: What Pasta Sauces Go With What Sauces?

What Pasta Shapes Go With What Sauces? Pasta’s shape and texture play a bigger part in sauce pairings, thick or thin, warm or cold. The perfect noodle-sauce pairings.

We now have 21 more cooking tips up our sleeve. With cooking, there is always more to learn.

21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

Peel lots of boiled eggs at once by shaking them around in the pot. The shells will get broken up and then slip right off when you rinse them. You can also try shaking the eggs in a closed Tupperware container

Still not sure which fruits are perfect for each season? Check out this guide!

Your Ultimate Summer Produce Guide

The time is here to savor all the bright and vibrant produce that peaks during Summer. Sweet watermelons, avocados, and peaches are only a few of the healthy picks that are ripe this season. Read on, grab a tote, and get ready to hit the farmers markets.

Making delicious #homemade pesto is easier than you think. Just check out this #recipe!

Today I want to share my favourite pesto recipe. This is the dish that fed me through my second pregnancy. Pesto Pasta and cheese and ham sandwiches with the crust cut off!

These incredible kitchen tricks will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

36 of the BEST kitchen tips and tricks! (cooking and food hacks)

THESE IDEAS ARE FABULOUS! 36 Kitchen Tips and Tricks That Nobody Told You About putting frozen grapes in your wine is the most life changing thing ive ever heard