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4 Ingredient Homemade Pasta

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/15/2020

Making homemade pasta is not as hard as it may seem.

Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/1/2020

This pumpkin spice pound cake is perfect for the start of autumn.

Common Cooking Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/20/2020

The next time you find yourself making one of these cooking mistakes, try one of these solutions to fix it.

How to Sous Vide the Perfect Steak

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/18/2020

Learn how to make the perfect steak every time.

Tomato Basil Pie

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/13/2020

This pie is perfect for tomato lovers and makes for a great, light meal.

Watermelon Salad

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/16/2020

Watermelon salad is perfect for summertime.

Cooking with Physical Disabilities

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/14/2020

For those with physical disabilities, cooking can be more challenging than enjoyable, but it doesn't need to be.

21 Interesting Food Facts

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/10/2020

Have you wondered why a pound cake is called a pound cake?

Caring for Wooden Kitchen Tools

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/8/2020

With the proper care, wooden utensils and cutting boards can long outlast their plastic or metal counterparts.

Red, White, Blue Berry Lasagna

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/1/2020

This tri-colored, multi-layered "lasagna" is a colorful, tasty way to ring in Independence Day.

When was the Last Time you Deep Cleaned your Kitchen?

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/10/2020

We use the kitchen several times a day and wash dirty dishes or clean up spills, but when did you last deep clean your kitchen? 

How to Season your Cast Iron Cookware Like a Pro

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/29/2020

To ensure your cast iron lasts for decades, make sure your cookware is seasoned properly.

Classic Banana Bread

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/22/2020

Banana bread is an easy way to use the bananas your family refuses to eat rather than throwing them away. 

Basic Baker's Tools

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/20/2020

You don't need to be an expert baker to make chocolate chip cookies or banana bread, but it does help if you have a few of the right tools.

Popular Recipes to Make While you Shelter in Place

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/1/2020

Despite the endless possibilities of possible dishes, some meals seem to be more popular to make and share during this time than others.

Back to Basics: Cooking for Absolute Beginners

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/24/2020


If you don't know the first thing about being in the kitchen, now is a great time to learn. 

Brownie Cookies

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/22/2020

Who couldn't use a little chocolate right now?

What's in Season This Spring

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/17/2020

Spring is the season of new beginnings.

Get the Most Out of your Food

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/15/2020

Improperly storing your food could shorten its shelf life and raise the risk of bacteria or mold.

Expand your Cooking Skills While Stuck at Home

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/10/2020

Kill two birds with one stone: make your meals and improve your culinary skills at the same time. 

Create an Easter Feast at Home

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/8/2020

Easter this year will most likely be very different but that doesn't mean you have to skimp on celebrating with a nice meal. 

Cooking Made Easy

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 4/3/2020

There are several kitchen appliances that can help expedite the cooking process and keep it from feeling like a chore.

5 Cooking Tips for Those who Don't Cook

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 3/31/2020

Now is the perfect time to start mastering the basics. 

Same Ingredients, Multiple Meal Options

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 3/27/2020

If you've stocked up on a lot of staple ingredients but are now wondering what you can make so you're not eating the same meal over and over, we've come up with a few suggestions.

Turn Your Beer (and other drinks) Green this St Patrick's Day

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 3/13/2020

If you want to get in on the St Patrick's Day fun without breaking the bank, turn your drinks green at home. 

Guinness Cheese Dip

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 3/6/2020

This beer-infused cheese dip strikes the perfect balance for those who want to still have a Guinness on St Patrick's Day but can't have a few beers. 

White Chicken Chili

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/26/2020

There's nothing quite like a warm bowl of chili in the winter. 

How to Choose Food and Drink Pairings

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/21/2020

Did you know there's a method to choosing food and drink pairings that compliment each other?

Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/14/2020

Who doesn't love melted chocolate and homemade cookies?

Express your Love in the Kitchen

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/7/2020

Instead of buying a cute teddy bear or a heart-shaped box of chocolates this Valentine's Day, consider doing something for your partner that they will really appreciate. 

Raspberry Nutella Puff Pastry

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 2/5/2020

This heart-shaped dessert is easy, quick, and full of chocolatey Nutella goodness.

Pull Apart Cheese Bread with Pepperoni

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/31/2020

This football-inspired side dish is a crowd pleaser and may inspire some red-flag worthy plays when you're down to the last piece. 

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/29/2020

Who doesn't love a quick, easy, all-in-one dinner?

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/24/2020

Winter is the perfect time of year for chicken pot pie. 

Tea 101: Tea Around the World

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/22/2020

Drinking tea is part of almost every country's culture in the world.

Easy Breakfast Casserole

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/17/2020

Many start off a new year by vowing to make better decisions and cultivate healthier habits. 

10 Easy Ways to Step Up your Cooking Game in 2020

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/10/2020

Everybody can improve their skills in the kitchen--and it doesn't have to be hard or require purchasing expensive equipment.

What's in Season This Winter

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 1/8/2020

Knowing what is season can help lower grocery bills and can inspire you to get creative in the kitchen. 

Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/27/2019

The new year is right around the corner which means it's time to start preparing the traditional New Year's Day meal. 

Potato Latkes

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/20/2019

Regardless of whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or nothing at all, latkes are a tasty and easy recipe to add to your repertoire. 

Oreo Peppermint Bark

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/18/2019

Oreo Peppermint Bark is both easy and fun to make--not to mention festive!

Homemade Eggnog

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/12/2019

Rather than panic because your local grocery store is sold out (again), consider making your own eggnog this year. 

Ice Machines for Christmas?

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/11/2019

Have you or a loved one asked Santa for a home ice machine yet?

12 Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/6/2019

If you have any cooks in your life, a new kitchen gadget makes for the perfect gift!

Tea 101: History of Tea

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 12/4/2019

Its official origin can't easily be traced but for thousands of years now, tea has quietly spread across the world.

Cranberry Sauce

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/27/2019

Having cranberry sauce on the menu at Thanksgiving is about as mandatory as the turkey itself.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/22/2019

Instead of serving mashed potatoes and gravy at Thanksgiving this year, switch things up by trying a Southern favorite--sweet potato casserole.

Loaded Green Bean Casserole

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/20/2019

Green bean casserole strikes the perfect balance between creamy and crunchy thanks to the cream of mushroom soup and fried onions. 

Thanksgiving Essentials

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/13/2019

The Thanksgiving meal is the most important part of Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Pie

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/8/2019

Turkey may be the main event on Thanksgiving, but pumpkin pie is often the star of the holiday.

Five Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 11/6/2019

Like with most meats, there are several ways to cook a turkey.

Tea 101: Loose Leaf vs Tea Bags

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/31/2019

How to prepare tea can spark debates between die-hard tea drinkers over which method is best—tea bags or loose-leaf tea. 

Monster Eye Cupcakes

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/29/2019

These monster eye cupcakes are not only tasty but are also spookily cute.

Halloween Cookies

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/24/2019

These dark chocolate cookies strike the perfect between deliciously chocolately and mildly spooky. 

Halloween Swirl Brownies

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/15/2019

Make these scarily good brownies and be the hit of your home or Halloween party. 

Tea 101: Tea Flavors

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/11/2019

Within each category of tea are endless flavor combinations.

Guide to Apples

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/9/2019

While an apple may just be an apple to some, they can actually have different suggested uses based on their variety. 

Canning 101: A Beginner's Guide to Canning

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 10/4/2019

While there are two methods of canning--pressurized and water bath--water bath canning is more popular.

Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Mix

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/27/2019

Hot chocolate is one of the coziest drinks out there. It's warm, chocolatey, and perfect for fall and winter as the days get shorter and the air gets chillier.  

Easy Fried Apples

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/25/2019

Does anyone else like the fried apples that only seem to be at Cracker Barrel? 

Tea 101: Types of Tea

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/18/2019

In general, there are 6 basic types of tea from which the thousands of varieties we see in the store are made. 

What's in Season This Fall

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/13/2019

Buying produce when it's in season can help cut down on cost. 

Tilapia Fish Tacos

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/10/2019

Tacos are an easy, do-it-yourself meal that can feed a family of four or a crowd of twenty with little effort. 

10 Mushrooms You Should be Cooking With

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 9/3/2019


Mushrooms are extremely versatile as they can be added to virtually any meal for extra flavor, texture, and variety. 

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/30/2019

There are endless ways to make or eat apples--raw, baked, in various pastries, etc. Making apple chips at home is yet another tasty way to eat them. 

Coffee 101: Coffee Around the World

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/27/2019

While Starbucks and your local coffee shops have a seemingly endless list of ways you can order your coffee, even that isn't every combination. 

Fresh Peach Pie

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/23/2019

Fresh peach pie is one of the best things about peach season. 

Types of Cooking Oils

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/16/2019

The world of cooking oil is experiencing a major boom. Although the new selection may seem excessive, not all oils are created equal.

Oreo Cheesecake

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/13/2019

This recipe for Oreo cheesecake is great because not only does it taste great, but it's also a no bake recipe. 

Coffee 101: Coffee Grounds

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/9/2019

Coffee beans can be purchased at grocery stores or local coffee shops either ground or whole.

How to Pick a Good Watermelon

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/6/2019

The end of summer into the beginning of fall is peak watermelon time. 

Pale Ale vs. Lager: Beer Breakdown

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 8/2/2019

Despite pages and pages of beer options, beer actually only has two main "types"--ales and lagers. 

Kebabs: An Easy, Quick Dinner

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/30/2019

Kebabs are not only easy and tasty, but are also relatively quick and so customizable. 

Utensil Etiquette

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/24/2019

Have you ever wondered how a server know to clear your plate when you've finished eating at a restaurant? Or how they knew you were finished but your companion wasn't?

Coffee 101: History of Coffee

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/12/2019

The history of coffee contains more excitement than you would expect. 

5 Types of BBQ Sauce

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/10/2019

There are certainly many variations of BBQ sauce--it seems that almost every Southern state has their own spin on the stuff--but here is a quick breakdown of the most popular five. 

How to Make Frozen Treats

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/5/2019

It's the hot season which means frozen desserts and snacks are more desirable than ever. 

Summer Mocktails

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 7/2/2019

Last week, we shared some fun cocktails to punch up your summer.

Summer Cocktails

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/28/2019

These fun, colorful drinks combine fresh fruit and alcohol to make delicious combinations. 

Easy to Make Summer Drinks

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/21/2019

Colorful drinks are a staple of summer—from pink lemonade to a range of Kool-aid colors to the slushies you can get at the convenience store. 

Coffee 101: Types of Roasts

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/19/2019

Coffee tastes great and may be considered an elixir for some, but there is quite the process that coffee beans go through before it reaches the mugs of the consumer. 

What's in Season This Summer

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/14/2019

Every fruit, vegetable, and herb have a natural season. While we can find almost any type of produce in the grocery store year-round, buying produce while it’s in season is often cheaper.



How to Make Your Own Ice Cream

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 6/7/2019

Who doesn’t love a scoop of ice cream in the summer? Or, anytime really.

The Three Types of Table Settings Everyone Should Know

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/31/2019

All meals generally require the same basic utensils—plate, fork, knife, spoon, napkin, glass, etc. But the presentation of these items can not only provide a nice visual aesthetic but can also convey the formality of an event.



Coffee 101: Coffee Beans

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/29/2019

Coffee, one of the most popular drinks in the world and most people’s preferred choice of caffeine. While there are a ton of different ways to make coffee, pretty much all coffee in the world is made from one of four main species of the coffee plant. 

5 Things You Need for an Outdoor Party

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/22/2019

The weather is warming up which means summer is almost here! It also means the season for outdoor BBQs has arrived. 

What are Crepes?

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/17/2019

Although crêpes have been popular around the for world for quite some time, there is still confusion over what exactly a crêpe is. So, what is a crêpe?  

Basic Spices Every Kitchen Needs

Posted by Rachel Schwartz on 5/8/2019
Whether you’re a novice or a master in the kitchen, there are a few basic things that everyone should have and know how to use. Spices are one of those things.

The History of Therma-Tek

Posted by Eric on 8/2/2018
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Therma-Tek Range Corporation might appear to be a new company in the market, but the company’s rich tradition and combined experience spans more than 100 years. The owners are seasoned professionals in the design, development, manufacturing and sales of commercial foodservice cooking equipment.

“The objective of Therma-Tek is to produce HIGH QUALITY at the best prices in the market. Each one of our products carries this rich R&D experience behind them; which sets our brand far ahead of our competition.” – Sam Kelsi

All About Bar Beverageware

Posted by on 5/17/2018
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Stocking the cabinets in your commercial bar or home kitchen with the right kind of glassware can sometimes be a daunting – or at least financially intimidating – task. The sheer variety of different types of beverageware will mean that most establishments won't have the budget or space to keep every single kind of glass on hand.


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