Making Sure Everything Earns Its Space



Though I cook and bake all the time, I would have to say I’m a bit of a minimalist in the kitchen. You’ll find no bread machine, no salad spinner, no garlic press, no pastry bag, no… well, lots of stuff.


There are a couple reasons for this, from the practical– I don’t have much cabinet space, to the personal– I’d rather chop garlic with a knife than have a press rolling around. At the core, though, it comes down to this– I really don’t like keeping something around if I don’t totally feel like its earning its real estate.


For example, I’m not going to let a bundt pan clutter up the precious space in my baking cupboard just so I can bake a fancy-looking cake, what, once, maybe twice a year? I just can’t justify that.


But what if I could use that same pan to make, not just pretty baked goods, but also meat, potatoes, and side dishes? What if I could take a seldom-used item and turn it into a regular workhouse in the kitchen?


Tara shows us all how to do just that in Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything.


Her description says it all–


Are you tired of wasting your money on the latest kitchen tools and cleaning products? The things you already own can go the extra mile for you if you let them, saving you all those steps and keeping your money where it belongs – in your wallet. In Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything, you will find lists of 10 or more new uses for 44 everyday household items. Including everything from using your bundt pan to bake potatoes to making mini meat loafs in your muffin tin to using salt to clean coffee-stained mugs, this book is the answer to questions you didn’t even know you had!


I love that book is helpful to a vast array of personality types in the kitchen–


–> For those who are apt to buy the latest and greatest gadgets and tools all the time, this book helps uncover new ways to use things you likely already have, thus saving money and space.


–> For those, like me, who are apt to cast things aside as “not useful enough”, this book helps reveal all the hidden “bonus” uses that can be found, if you really look.



Now, I’m going to be honest with you all. I consider myself pretty darn kitchen-savvy. As such, I didn’t really expect to find a whole lot I didn’t already know in this book. And, again, speaking truthfully, I did know some of these tricks and ideas already. HOWEVER… I was floored by just how many totally new-to-me uses were suggested and I found myself looking at some dusty, cast-off items with new appreciation. (Also? There are some fun looking recipes peppered throughout and I love that Tara lists them right in with the appropiate item so you’re not searching around.)


Feeling a little intrigued? Well, the book is available as a PDF and on Kindle through

Now is the best time to act if you’re interested, since the price is $4.99 from 7/14 through 7/17, then $6.99 from 7/18 on.


But wait! There’s more! ;)


Everyone who buys between 7/14 and 7/20  will get a set of bonuses – 10 pages of printables (a cleaning checklist, a list of recyclable items, and an alphabetic index of all the recipes in the book) and access to a 10-day Getting Started challenge during which you can win a $50 Amazon gift card. After 7/20, the printables will be $2.99.


And, while you’re here, tell me this…


Are you a kitchen minimalist or a gadget girl?


Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of the PDF version of this ebook to faciliate my review. I’ve also known, and liked, Tara for years now! Neither of these facts have anything to do with my opinion, however, and I would never suggest or recommend an ebook I didn’t truly feel might be beneficial to some of you. :)


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