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Kneaded Kitchens is now Kooi Housewares!
Kneaded Kitchens is now Kooi Housewares!

Recipes and Educational

  • November 14, 2022

    Can I Still Call Them Leftovers?

    Two weeks ago a friend informed me that the local grocery store had begun their annual turkey sale. It was a brief reminder from him not to let the opportunity to save on my Thanksgiving turkey slip by me. A...

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  • June 20, 2022

    Daring to Try New Things

    I am the oldest of five children. Although I fight against being typecast by things like birth order, there are some very real characteristics that show up in my life due to being the “eldest son.” One of those characteristics...

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  • June 8, 2022

    My Top Three Father's Day Gift Ideas

      Robby with his father and grandson Fathers Day is fast approaching, and it is once again time to put some thought into the gift that you are going to give to your immediate paternal ancestor. The stereotypical gift for...

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  • May 24, 2022

    The Power of Mise-En-Place

    Yesterday, toward closing time for our local store, Kneaded Kitchens, I had a visit from a young friend of mine. I first met this friend when she was in high school and was involved in a culinary program at the...

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  • April 25, 2022

    Steps to Prepare Your Grill for Grilling Season

    As I write this blog, it’s our first beautiful Saturday (weather wise) here in Michigan. It is sunny and the temperature is in the 70s. Which means for many people, it is time to start thinking about grilling outside again (I know there are some of us that grill outside all winter, but we are in the minority).
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  • April 18, 2022

    Our Top Three Choices to Protect Counters from Heat Damage

    Cooking food requires heat...BUT, the heat can do permanent damage to your expensive counter tops (depending on the counter material). Unless, you've been proactive in protecting them...We've done the research and found: there are three primary ways to protect your counter from such damage.
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  • April 6, 2022

    Simple Tips for Kitchen Composting

    Last week we talked about steps that we can take in the kitchen to be more “environmentally friendly.” One of the topics we touched on briefly was composting food waste. I wanted to come back to that topic in a...

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