5 Uncommon Gifts Ideas For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time for celebrating and appreciating all that mom does for you and your family. She’s a wonder, there’s no doubt about it! But it always seems like we’re getting mom something for the kitchen, or something for her nails, or a gift certificate to somewhere she can relax. These are all gifts mom will appreciate, don’t get us wrong! But wouldn’t it also be awesome if we could celebrate mom’s strengths, skills, and passions, as well … Continue reading

How to Use Spices Like a Pro

The Spice Girls of the 90’s had it right when they told the people of the world to “spice up your life.” But using spices can be a tricky business if you’re not confident in how they fit together. There’s nothing worse than putting the wrong spices together and ruining a good meal. However, spices don’t have to be scary! Most of it comes down to the aroma of the spice, and what key aromas it shares with other foods. Extraordinarily, only … Continue reading

6 Tips to Help You Prepare For Easter Dinner

In my family, Easter is as big a deal as Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s another great excuse to get everyone together, enjoy each other’s company, and sit down to a phenomenal meal made by Grandma. But not everyone has a grandmother to spoil you rotten with recipe’s passed down from generations ago. For some, Easter is more often than not accomplished with cookbooks, and a healthy dose of trial and error. So to make your Easter dinner a success, let … Continue reading

How to Prepare for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy romance. Light candles, drink wine, look your best, and revel in the passion of the season. But Valentine’s Day can cause a mighty amount of stress for those who don’t know their partners or dates well. Should we go out? Should we stay in? Will they like this? Should I get a gift? What do I wear? Beard or no beard? Don’t worry. A successful Valentine’s Day comes down to two … Continue reading

The Easiest Way to Dice an Onion

Now that we’ve learned to properly prep and peel an onion, and also how to safely slice an onion, it’s time to learn how to dice. Dicing is a fundamental kitchen skill, and there are many ways to dice. But HOK President Andre Eng shows you the simplest and safest way to complete your cuts. Featured Products: WÜSTHOF Classic Uber 8″ Chef Knife CuisiPro Cut Resistant Glove Kussi 3-Layer Bamboo Board (35cm x 25cm) Kussi Chop & Grip Cutting Mats … Continue reading

How to Peel Garlic with a Knife

Now that we’ve learned how to peel garlic with a mixing bowl, and how to peel garlic with a silicone trivet, we’re on to even simpler methods! Andre Eng shows you how to peel garlic with a knife that won’t leave you struggling with the papery skin. Featured Products: WÜSTHOF Classic Uber 8″ Chef Knife CuisiPro Cut Resistant Glove Kussi 3-Layer Bamboo Board (35cm x 25cm) Kussi Chop & Grip Cutting Mats Say goodbye to your garlic frustrations! If you … Continue reading