Simplifying Meal Prep

I’ve served my long tour of duty as chief cook and bottlewasher, and yearn for my stint to be over. Going AWOL has definitely crossed my mind a time or two. Like everybody else, I want to end my work day with relaxation  But if you truly relax, who feels...

Start a GYON and Get A Kitchen Furlough.

This sign on a restaurant window 20 years ago changed my life forever, “We give our chef a night off once a week. Doesn’t your wife deserve the same?” I hadn’t realized until then how locked in I was to my duty as chief meal preparer. The best part was my husband’s...

Eating Trees is a Good Thing

      Please take note. I am not a kitchen person. I do not do extended recipe chatter. I am not a foodie. That being said, I do pay attention to anything that makes this necessity easier because de-stressing this part of my life seems essential for...

Open Fridge to Simplify Dinner – 6/11

I’ve had a shift in kitchen-thinking lately. Brought on by my growing discontent with this responsibility, I now start this process by opening the frig to view the contents BEFORE wrestling with the decision on what to prepare. Is there some way these leftovers can be...

Taking a Break From the Kitchen – 1/10

Here’s a practical tip that will make your kitchen life easier. I know you “cooks” will be resistant, but many of us don’t have the time, don’t want to spend the time, or are suffering from kitchen burn out. I saw a sign on a restaurant once, “We give our chef a night...

Two Leftover Ideas – 1/07

Cooking was the farthest thing from my mind when I started Comfort Clues 2 years ago. Besides being burned out of kitchen work, food advice was not what I had in mind. But I can’t resist. Here are two of my favorite inventions that will make your kitchen life easier:...