Top 10 Easiest Kitchen Tricks You Need to Know!!
Beautiful dishes don’t have to be hard. There, I said it. Simplicity is stunning and little flourishes can make every day dishes extraordinary. When I try and think about my main objectives in cooking, I want to be empowered. Trying new things can be intimidating, new is hard, new is scary – but new is empowering!!

This year I wanted to learn new things in the kitchen and started researching those little tips and tricks that make cooking fun, and make it different. If you’re new to Country Cleaver, you might need to catch up on my favorite How-To’s of the year. Of all of the ones I did, here are my top 10 favorites! Be sure to check out All of my How-To’s from 2013 and get ready for some new and exciting ones in 2014!

In all of these Top 10 How-To’s you will find out why brown butter really is better, and how to carve a chicken or turkey! Have you always loved the flavored butters at restaurants? It’s so easy to make on your own with some simple spices you already have. And roasted garlic is the end all be all of awesome. Trust me.

2014 is the year to make the kitchen your… well, you get my point.

How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic -

How to Roast & Carve a Chicken


How to Make Compound Butter

How to Compound Butter -

How to Wash Farm Fresh Eggs

How to Clean Farm Fresh Eggs -

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

Brown Butter Toffee Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache

How to Make Real Whipped Cream

How to Make Perfect Whipped Cream -

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

Nutella Pecan Pie -

How to Roast Peppers

How To Roast Peppers -

How to Grill a Steak without A Grill

How to Grill a Steak in a Cast Iron Pan -

How to Brown Butter

How To Brown Butter -