Why I Love Our Outdoor Kitchen

The theme for my blog this month is outdoor entertaining. With summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get everything ready outside for entertaining. Most of you know how much I love to cook. (Although I should admit that I like to entertain more than just cook.) About ten years ago I talked my husband into adding an outdoor kitchen to our backyard. We already had the barbecue and smoker so adding the outdoor kitchen really meant we were adding the island with the counter and a few kitchen items. It’s one of my favorite “rooms” in our home.

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How to Organize the Pantry

One of the hazards of being on crutches for six weeks is that the simple tasks you normally do on a daily basis just don’t happen. Oddly enough it’s taken me a while to recognize what some of these tasks were. In fact, I didn’t even notice my pantry was out of control until I bought a package of brown sugar and discovered we already had three unopened bags in the pantry. So I spent two days reorganizing our pantry and wow, what a huge improvement.

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