With the holidays fast approaching, the opportunities to host your favorite people at your home are almost here. And if your chips-in-a-bowl, hot-dog-in-a-napkin days are behind you (please tell me they are), knowing what to feed your guests can be an endless nightmare. Do you cook yourself, hiding away in the kitchen while your friends […]
When I ask parents why they haven’t taught their teens to cook, they explain that they’re afraid. Cooking is dangerous! What if their child got hurt or caused an accident? There are three most common kitchen emergencies we should be able to handle with confidence and in this post, I’m sharing how you can teach your kids to manage them like a pro.
Over the Labor Day weekend, we hosted a live workshop called, An Epic Charcuterie Board. A show-stopping charcuterie board not only creates a WOW factor for any event you’re hosting, but also provides your guests with so many meat, cheese and other accoutrements to choose from. It was amazing to see the culinary creations of […]
Think the best meals come from a Williams Sonoma-like kitchen? Nah. You can cook for your family in a small kitchen! TRUTH BOMB: I’ve cooked in million-dollar private homes many times in the past from New York to Vancouver to Houston. As gorgeous and sometimes mind-blowing these luxury kitchens were, they were hardly ever used. […]
A nightly family dinner routine is one of the age-old traditions that has struggled to stick around in current times. With more parents working than ever before, extracurriculars for kids, and the general chaos of life, it can feel almost impossible to make sure that dinner is eaten as a family each night. Even so, […]
How does cooking benefit your mental health? A friend of ours poured her heart out to her new therapist. Depression and anxiety were leaving her unable to balance all the demands in her life, and she needed help. The family was stretched to its limits, and as a single parent, she’d learned to rely on […]
You’re going to love how easy and quick this meal is to make at home. If you enjoy creating restaurant-style meals from your own kitchen, appreciate food styling and presentation, this Beer and Vodka Battered Cod Fish Tacos with Chili Lime Crema recipe is easy to make and simply amazing! It’s guaranteed to please your […]
Learn how you can shuck and serve oysters for a date night at home with 5 easy steps.
Is your family less enthusiastic about your current tried-and-true recipes? It might be time to give your kitchen ritual a makeover by enlisting in Zoom cooking classes for the family. Now you can join me, Chef Rafael Gonzalez, from your kitchen wherever you are when you become a member of the Home Chef Society. If […]
In this blog, we’ve talked a lot about how cooking will improve your child’s life. It’s true, cooking classes can improve a child’s mental health, provide skills that help them live with developmental delays and disabilities, expand their palates, and give them ways of relating to others that will serve them well in adulthood. […]