November 17, 2014

Kitchen Booster Shots in The Kitchn Cookbook + Giveaway!

thekitchn cookbook cover

I have been a longtime fan of The Kitchn and editors Sara-Kate Gillingham and Faith Durand. Their website is insanely informative and now they’ve gone an written an amazingly handy cookbook, too. The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking is not just useful in the it-has-great-recipes kind of way. It is covers the entire kitchen from renovations and maintenance, to cooking and entertaining. It teaches you how to stretch your kitchen to limit and make it a room you love to live and cook in.

The book is divided into several sections, each one showcasing a particular aspect of kitchen life. I personally love the renovation kitchen section. It features tips on renovations ideas and easy fixes for sprucing up any culinary space. The authors give us a peak into personal kitchens across the country and note what makes the warm and flourishing rooms. There also is an incredible recipe section featuring basic tips and lots of recipes for every kind of family-friendly dish you can dream up complete with The Kitchn’s signature ease and praticality.

Sprinkled throughout the book are insets with checklists and helpful notes about this and that. My particular favorite is this one in the Kitchen Booster Shot section. It really reminds how easy, and important, it is to clean your fridge!

Fridge Booster Shot | The Naptime Chef

30-Minute Refrigerator Cleaning

1) Unplug the unit and vacuum behind it.

2) Take everything out of the refrigerator. Throw away or compost anything that is expired, moldy, or smells off.

3) Slide out the drawers and shelves and put them in the sink (if they fit) or the bathtub. Soak them in warm soapy water.

4) Spray the inside of the refrigerator with multi-purpose cleaner.

5) Scrub the doors and shelves.

6) Soak a clean rag in a mixture of warm water and a capful of multipurpose cleaner and write it out. Wipe down all jars and bottles that were in the refrigerator.

7) Plug in the unit. Replace the drawers and shelves. Return all saved items to the shelves and drawers.

These are the kind of booster shots every kitchen can use!

Before I reveal too much of this book that I could not put down, I am giving away a copy to one lucky winner! To enter to win:

1) Share one tip for how you make your home kitchen flourish.

2) Contest runs from November 17th at 7:00am through November 24th. Winner will be announced in the December 5th newsletter.