How To Cut An Onion – The Right Way!

How to Cut an Onion – The Right Way! This is the easiest and most effective way to cut an onion! Try it out when you are making your next recipe!   Have you ever wondered if you are cutting your onions correctly? Onions can be incorporated into almost any recipe and can be cut in all types of ways! They are a very essential ingredient to add some extra flavor into your dishes. Put them in your soup, salad, sandwich, tacos, whatever your favorite dish is! Being able to thinly slice an onion will help you take your cooking …

Cookbook Giveaway!

Cookbook Giveaway! Who else needs a pick me up?! I know I sure do and nothing makes me happier than sharing my recipes with all of you! I can’t thank you all enough for your continued support of Making Messes with Scarlett! I am so excited to be doing a giveaway for two cookbooks! One for you, and one to send to a friend! TO ENTER: Follow me @madeitateitlovedit on Instagram Tag the friend you would send a cookbook to on my latest Instagram post!  I am going to be sending out bi-weekly email roundups of my top trending recipes …

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs Perfectly How to make hard boiled eggs perfect in just 5 minutes! Quick and easy recipe where you can say goodbye to gray rings! Have you ever tried to make hard boiled eggs and they came out a gray mess? That does not look appetizing, does it?! They can be tricky to make if you don’t know the correct science to prepare them, but you’re in luck! I am going to tell you my secret tricks on how I get the perfect instant pot hard boiled eggs every time! Hard boiled eggs are an …

Easy Meals With Pantry Staples

Easy Meals With Pantry Staples Pantry staples are the key to having ingredients on hand to make any recipe! Today on the blog I’m sharing my top pantry staples to get you through just about any recipe! Have you ever lost track of time and realized you didn’t buy anything to eat for dinner? It happens to the best of us and there’s nothing worse than feeling unprepared! Not all dinners have to be fancy or gourmet. You can take some simple pantry staples and whip up a delicious meal in minutes with the right ingredients waiting for you to …

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts! | For Him & Her

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? I got you covered! Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a small gift that lets someone know you are thinking about them! For this reason, I love to gift something practical that is a fun “extra” but just a tad more useful than a stuffed animal, you know? On another note, I cannot believe it already time for Valentine’s Day and we are already in the second month of 2020. I can already tell this year is going to FLY by! Here is a roundup of …

The Best Food at Disneyland!

The Best Food at Disneyland Confession: I love Disneyland as much, if not more, than my kids! Our family has an annual pass this year and so far we have been twice in the last two months! We live in Phoenix so it is really the perfect vacation. It is an hour by plane or a 6 hour drive which is so much easier now that my kids a little bit older. Of course we love all of the rides, but I am absolutely there for the food! I am determined to find the best food at Disneyland! I love …

How to Clean A Cast Iron Skillet

How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet If you’re an owner of a cast iron skillet, you know that they can help you create some of your greatest meals! But learning how to clean your cast iron skillet (and keeping it clean!) is a whole other ballgame! Perhaps this may be your first and you’re ready to get started but are unsure of the mythical process. My personal favorite is sirloin steaks seared in my cast iron. Now, great food aside…they can be a real pain to clean and sometimes confusing! Proper care and maintenance of your cast iron is …

My Honest Beddy’s Review

My Honest Beddy’s Review BEDDY’S COUPON CODE: SCARLETT20 As a busy mom to four kids, wife, and business owner, I am always looking for ways to make my life just a little bit easier. This year, I have been committed to outsourcing things on my to-do list and it all started at home. My kids are getting older and I knew one thing I could do is to have them be responsible for their own rooms. This all started with Beddy’s…. Making their bed. My boys share a bunk bed to be honest, they never made their bed. I don’t …

How to Cut an Avocado

How to Cut an Avocado Have you ever learned how to cut an avocado the right way? This is a food that I use in so many of recipes and I have perfected the way to cut them over the years! Let’s dive in to the best way to cut an avocado! Before we get into the steps, here are my favorite recipes that use avocado: Avocado Toast Oven Baked Chicken Tacos The Best BLT Sandwich How to Cut an Avocado: Make sure it is ready to use! To see if it is ripe, give the avocado a light squeeze. …

How to Zest A Lemon (or any citrus!)

How to Zest A Lemon, Orange, or Lime! Be honest – if a recipe calls for lemon zest, how do you do it? Knowing how to zest a lemon seems more complicated than it really is but it will enhance your recipe ten fold! Using my simple trick you can zest a lemon, orange, or lime for your next recipe and it will be a piece of cake! Actually, zest on a cake sounds delicious! My favorite recipe that calls for zest is my famous blueberry bake! What is lemon zest? Lemon zest is small pieces of yellow rind of …