So What Makes Fork by Prep’d So Special?

Every Now and Then A great Gadget Comes Along We love our Fork; in fact it was love at first sight. Really.  It matches my favorite Wusthof Knife, its handle is made out of the same high quality material, (POM) and it is built, really built tough. It’s a solid tang piece of metal which means it is full length and solidly riveted into the handle. It has three tines that are sharp; sharp enough to pierce whatever it is you are trying to lift. It solves a multitude of problems:- makes it easy to lift a chicken out of a stockpot; or a brisket makes it easy to lift a turkey out of a roasting pan; even easier with two of these makes carrying a heavy joint a piece of cake as it puts you in control makes carving easier as you can easily hold the joint still whilst carving you can also carve between the tines gives you back the confidence after nearly dropping a joint using conventional methods Fork won’t make you a better cook, but it will make you better in the kitchen or outside at the BBQ.      OK but what how does it come? It comes boxed, shrunk wrapped and ready to give or receive.  It looks good, and you will enjoy it as soon as you receive it. It has three plastic tine covers which you can either throw away, or keep; up to you. Give it a quick rinse and its ready to go. If you pass your email along during the sign up process , you will receive a free...

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Seriously delicious food!   Let your slow cooker cook pulled pork to tender, flavorful perfection. Then simply assemble the enchiladas and bake — in 30 minutes, your new favorite Mexican recipe will be ready to enjoy. Makes: 6 servings Prep: 40 mins Bake: 30 mins 400°F Cook: 10 hrs to 11 hrs Ingredients 3 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder 1 14 ounce canchicken broth 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 – 3 teaspoons ground chipotle chile pepper or hot chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 3 10 ounce cansenchilada sauce 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro 1 4 ounce candiced green chile peppers 8 ounces cotija cheese, shredded (2 cups) 8 – 12 8 inches flour tortillas Snipped fresh cilantro Diced tomato or quartered grape tomatoes Sour cream (optional) Directions 1. Trim fat from pork. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine pork shoulder, broth, onion, garlic, cumin, ground chipotle chile pepper or chili powder, and salt. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove pork from slow cooker, reserving cooking liquid. Using two forks, pull meat into coarse strands.* 3. In a large bowl combine pork, 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce, 2 tablespoons of the reserved cooking liquid, and the 1 tablespoon snipped cilantro. Set aside. 4. In a medium bowl combine the remaining enchilada sauce, 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking liquid (discard any remaining cooking liquid), and the diced green chile peppers. Spread about 1/2 cup...

A Thanksgiving Infographic For Your Delight!

Thanksgiving Is Around The Corner!   The holidays are finally upon us!  Thanksgiving is looming closer and closer and that likely means you are planning your menus and digging up your trusty elastic waistband pants.  As the first big holiday of the winter season, many relish this time and all the joy it brings. It is a time to laugh with family and fill our bellies more than we knew possible. How much do you know about this holiday as we celebrate it today?  This infographic is full of facts about our favorite holiday and you may learn a thing or two that will surprise you. You may be startled by the massive quantities of food consumed in the United States on this one day. It also explores some little known facts about the main dish of the day – the beloved turkey. Read on to discover more facts and share this infographic with your friends and loved ones this holiday season! For more information about kitchen appliances and using them this holiday season, check out...
A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Party

A Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Party

It seems like everybody is making such a big deal out of Thanksgiving, well, guess what, it is a big deal!  It’s the day we all give thanks for the year’s blessings, and the night we have the inevitable dinner with the rest of the family, so again, it is a big deal!   And yes, the ceremonial roasted turkey – you can have all the dishes you want from your well-kept recipe books but you simply can’t forget about the turkey.  And don’t forget to add in your menu something for the kids, or for the family member that only eat red meat, or perhaps a cousin who’s a vegetarian.   Well, this I’m sure we can handle pretty well, after all most of us are pro in the kitchen, right?  What seems so hard really is getting everything together come Thanksgiving dinner!  Seriously, what is it with Thanksgiving dinner that is sending most hosts or housewives to the brink of insanity?  Well, it’s an over statement of course.  But I bet these tips will prove to be helpful for you out there who are planning for a Thanksgiving dinner party:   Plan the menu and list down all the stuff you will need.   Not just the ingredients for your recipe but the utensils and dinner wares you’ll need as well.  Let’s say, if you’re planning to roast a turkey, envision which serving platter are you going to use.  Take the time to actually put out the dish from the cabinet and label it if needed.  If you’re going to make chocolate mousse in wine glass, make...
Avoiding Kitchen Drama on School Days

Avoiding Kitchen Drama on School Days

Breakfast they say is the most important meal of the day, guess what?  It is!  It’s even more important during school days.  It has been proven that eating breakfast will improve your children’s brain functions – jump-starting their creativity, keeping them more attentive and basically boosting their learning capabilities.   Parents, either begging or barking on their kids to eat or finish breakfast is a scenario too familiar with most families.  For whatever its worth, kitchen drama is not exclusive to your home.  But still, it doesn’t mean you can’t handle the situation any better.   Children wakes up cranky when they don’t have enough sleep, either they stay up too late watching TV, playing or doing their homework.  These are the same kids who tend to make breakfast time looks like a difficult task to accomplish.  They will even sometimes literally drag themselves to finish whatever they are having.   The key here is to have a specific schedule for the children to follow so that they will establish a certain routine at home, especially on school days.  A time set for them to do their homework, time for playing or watching TV and a fixed time for them to go to bed.  When kids are well rested, they are more likely easier to wake up the following day to start getting ready for school.   Make breakfast a happy or fun activity for the family.  If you can accomplish that, it will even help your children’s mood shift into a positive, upbeat one as they head out for school.   In preparing breakfast, opt for recipes that...
Kitchen Organization: Making Kitchen Life Easy

Kitchen Organization: Making Kitchen Life Easy

While it’s true that you can never have enough storage in the kitchen, sometimes the real problem is with organization.  Clutter also starts with simple misplaced utensil or kitchenware that eventually piled up after a while.  Not to mention that almost every week, you get to replenish your kitchen supplies, so that’s another reason while eventually disorganization started to build up.   Kitchen organization is easy, especially once you set everything up, but the thing is you have to make an effort and time to get to that stage.  Here are some steps you can follow to organize your kitchen.     1.  It’s important to maximize spaces in your kitchen especially if you don’t have enough room to work with.  You would like to see the bigger picture, how much storage space do you have and how many stuff you actually have and actually needed.  For example, you may love baking and you have a complete set of baking utensils, that’s going to take a lot of space.  Are you into barbequing and have every knife and skewers imaginable? That, too, will eat some space.  You wanted to designate an area for each of these.     2.  It’s time to take out all the stuff in your storage or cabinet and lay it all down to your kitchen table or to a clean area you can gather everything together as you sort them out.  Clean up those cabinets with damp cloth soak in water with a little dishwashing liquid.  If your cabinet has a finishing you’re not entirely sure if it’ll fade or react to your water...