My Favorite Stockpot

The heavyweight encapsulated bottom and wide sloping sides of this Demeyere Maslin pan with Lid creates the ideal combination for slow simmering stews and soups or cooking jelly or jam, allowing optimal evaporation to prevent scorching.

How to Freeze Stock and Other Liquids

I am totally obsessed with homemade stock.  It’s one of those foods that you’ll never find the same quality in store-bought, so I always make it for soup-making at home and for my classes, which means I need A LOT of stock.  It’s easier for me to make a few gallons at one time than […]

Slow cooker whole chicken and stock recipe

Daughter #2 asked me the other day if I was “ever going to put that thing away?”  She was referring to my slow cooker, of course.  Not that Daughter #2 is complaining since she’s the first one to the dinner table every night and has always been the easiest one to cook for.  But she […]

Turkey Stock

Ahhhhh, the day after.  I hope you had a lovely holiday.  Ours was everything I hoped it would be — lots of happy people in the house and no major disasters in the kitchen.  The best thing I did this year was have everyone sign up for three tasks on the pre-Thanksgiving schedule.  It was […]

Vegetable stock recipe

I really think it’s worth the effort to make stock from scratch, not only because it’s more nutritious, but because homemade just tastes so much better than the one you get from a box.  Many times you can get away with using water in a soup, but using a flavorful stock will usually make it better. […]