• kitchen essentials you need

    Kitchen Essentials you actually NEED

    These are the kitchen tools I reach for on a regular basis. Honestly, I couldn’t cook dinner without these items, especially when it comes to weeknight meals. They help me stay organized, but most importantly, they are multi-taskers. And necessary for every cook out there. Here are my favorite kitchen tools to help me get through my weeknight cooking. *This post contains affiliate links on qualifying purchases. For more info, see my policies and disclaimers page. Storage containers When we moved into our first apartment, we had accumulated a lot of mismatched dishwares and plastic containers. After losing most of the containers and corresponding lids, I FINALLY bought my own…

  • how to make weeknight cooking easier. tips for weeknight dinners

    10 ways to make weeknight cooking easier

    Your weeknight cooking just got a lot easier with these tips. We’ve all been there. It’s been a long day. You’re tired. The last thing you want to do is spend 3+ hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, but we’ve gotta eat. So, how do we actually get dinner on the table in 30 minutes? Here are ten ways to simplify your weeknight cooking. This article contains affiliate links. Please see my disclaimers for more info Know what you’re going to make ahead of time I know it’s obvious, but it’s necessary. Figure out what you’re going to cook and read through the recipe before you get home.  Start…

  • 7 easy ways to make weeknight dinners better

    Why can’t weeknight dinners feel like a date night? We’re all busy, but just because your busy doesn’t mean you should just go through the motions, especially when it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make weeknight dinners a bit more romantic. Some things are apparent, like using wine glasses, but here are seven easy tips for making weeknight dinners feel like a date night. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclaimers for more information. 1. Set the table. Don’t let your China collect dust. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, just spend a few minutes setting the table. In my home, we use cloth napkins. Not only do…