Gabby’s Kitchen Tips

Hi friends! I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately. I haven’t been able to be as consistent as I normally am and I hope to get back to that soon! I’ve just been living a lot of life.

I hope you had the best weekend! Joey and I had an amazing weekend. Our nephew was officially adopted and we are so so happy and excited that everything is final. We also went to Philly for the day. We don’t live far from Philly so if we want to just spend the day there and wander around the city, it’s just a short drive or Septa ride away. I love the city and being in a city atmosphere. Sunday we just went to church and spent the day watching football. Our church is doing a series on Revelation and I am loving it. It’s really breaking down and explaining Revelation and really helping me understand it better. But yeah our weekend was so nice and filled with lots of exciting things!

Today’s post is going to be all my kitchen tips! I have been baking and cooking as well as watching the Food Network religiously since I was a kid and I have learned so much. I like to think I know my way around a kitchen and I’m gonna share my tips with you!

Tip #1

Get a really good sharp knife. There is nothing like a super sharp knife cutting through some veggies. You’re probably thinking you’re going to cut yourself with a super sharp knife BUT the likelihood of you cutting yourself is greater with a dull knife! I have this knife in my block and I am OBSESSED! It is so heavy duty and cuts through basically anything with ease.

Tip #2

How many times have you tried to lay parchment paper down on a baking sheet and it just rolls right up? I have the perfect hack to keep it in place! All you have to do is crumple up a piece of parchment paper and then uncrumple it and lay it flat on the baking sheet. Voila! It stays in place and fits your baking sheet! It is a game saver!

Tip #3

Anytime I see someone use table salt to season anything while cooking, it just makes me cringe and hurts my heart. That table salt is gonna do squat to season a whole meal. You absolutely should be using coarse kosher salt. It’s not as fine as table salt and it is not iodized (Iodine is not added). Kosher salt will season your meal so much better without having to use as much. Your meal will have so much more flavor than if table salt was used. This is the one I like to use.

Tip #4

There’s nothing worse than burned garlic. I love garlic but the minute it burns it turns bitter and inedible. I like to grate my garlic into anything I’m making. I use a small handheld grater or microplane and I grate my garlic. It almost makes a paste and it won’t burn as easily. I also don’t love big chunks of garlic so grating it kind of hides it but delivers all the flavor!

Those are some of my kitchen tips! I am always thinking of new ones to share so maybe I’ll make this a little series! Let me know if that’s something you’d like to see!

XO, Gabby

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