ktchen helper

Kitchen Elves and other parenthood myths

Dear Velvet, Whenever I start dinner, my kids are underfoot. If I turn to walk over to the fridge, I trip over my son who stands right behind me. The worst part is when they want to help. Inevitably they get flour everywhere, or they drop the mixing bowl off the counter and it breaks. […]


Sweet Chili Pistachios-sugar and spice and everything nice

These are addictive.  Save me from myself, and these sweet and crunchy pistachios. Ingredients 1 large package roasted pistachios in their shells 3 T Canola Oil 1/4 cup Dark brown sugar 2 tsp Ginger powder 2 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Cumin 2 tsp Onion Powder 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper powder Place the pistachios on a […]