My first home is wherever I am. I don't find many places that are full of strangers, because I will hold a conversation with just about anyone.

My second home is in the kitchen. Do I know all of the "rules" about cooking? Nope. Do I sometimes put tomatoes in my gumbo? Yup (Rotel tomatoes, pureed). But I love being in the kitchen, creating just about anything.

Yesterday, it was fresh sausage in gravy (over rice, of course). Today it was my mom's chocolate chip cookies (the house smells amazing!).

With as much time as I spend in the kitchen, I am still blown away when someone shows me an easier or safer or quicker way to do something that I've been doing for years. The goal of this post is to show you at least one thing that will help you in the kitchen.

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