Quick Guides to being a BAMF in the kitchen: A lifetime’s worth of wisdom


February 27, 2013 by athenahm

Because you never know when an automatic cork machine is going to try to murder you.

Because you never know when a bottle opener is going to try to murder you.  Or worse, forgetting to add the milk to a recipe at 3 am. This could happen to YOU.

Hi Klatschers! My main goal with this blog is to show the good people of the internet that the most important thing in to know in the kitchen is how to be adaptable, not so much the practiced knowledge that comes with experience.  Because let’s be real. You are going to fuck up.  Let’s just get that out of the way.  The real test of a good cook is knowing how to salvage damn near anything.  “Can we fix it? Yes, we CAN!” –Handy Manny

I also love sharing my recipes and experiences with you.  For me, this is a nice, laid back place, in

The great lady, herself.
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which I can indulge my delusions of grandeur and pretend that I am Julia Child, and that you are my audience.  I even enjoy those moments similar to when she dropped the potato pancake on the table whilst attempting to flip it in the pan(See Rolls! WHY U NO RISE???).  She looked directly into the camera and said, “You just scoop it back into the pan.  Remember, you are alone in the kitchen, and nobody can see you.”  Well, you can all “see” me, because I run my big fat mouth about it later, but I think humor and mistakes are just as important a tool in the teaching, don’t you?  I think Julia would approve of the premise…

This post is a compilation of all the best kitchen guides you will (probably) ever need.

How to fix 17 Basic Cooking Mistakes from Real Simple – self-explanatory, lots of great advice.

What is 10 oz. when it’s at home? Conversion Tables from The Greedy Frog – This is a from a French expat living in England.  The conversions are everything you ever wanted to know about switching between the two systems, and I thank her most sincerely for being so thorough, just remember, the table begins with metric and converts to imperial.

The healthiest meats infographic from Fit for a year – learn how to pick the healthiest cuts of meat for your meals, just remember that you will want a decent fat content to ensure flavor.  No fat = no flavor, as well as dried out meats.

Knife Skills at a Glance from Grub Street New York – Everything you ever needed to know about caring for good knives that you want to last a lifetime.  Includes which knives are good for cutting what.  Good knifes are key.  It says so in the first link ^

You’re Doing It All Wrong from – These are some of the easiest fixes/tips out there, and some of them, you just simply would never think of. Dog bless

Kraft Substitution Guide – Run out of something while baking? Here’s what you use instead.

Healthy Substitutions for Common Ingredients from Picklee Want to make it healthier? Here’s how.  

Replacing Eggs in Baking from – This one covers the egg-replacements a little more thoroughly.

Chobani Greek Yogurt Substitutes from chobani.comGreek yogurt is extremely versatile, so I thought I would include a link concentrating solely on its magical properties.

I hope this list has been helpful for you, and that you can refer back to it over and over again.  Think of something I missed?  Do you have a similar blog post/website you would like to add?  Send me your links in the comments, and I will add them to this post.

I started another blog for all of the other stuff I am interested in, and consider worth sharing with the world.  Come join me at The Not-So-Standard Issue Spouse.  We talk about all kinds of controversial stuff over there, so brace yourself.

As always, if you like this, come follow me on FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest, and please share with your friends and subscribe by email.  I post a lot more on Facebook than I do, here.  Also, the brainwashing doesn’t work as well if you don’t follow me in all available social media sites.


2 thoughts on “Quick Guides to being a BAMF in the kitchen: A lifetime’s worth of wisdom

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Loved your last line about the brain washing 🙂

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