Kitchen Remodeling Ideas of 2018

Everything is changing and updating, the most important part of our house is the kitchen, because we need use it to make something to eat. So what can we do to make kitchen remodel?

Everyday we have meals, so everyday we make meals in our kitchen. There was someone said that a dish can show the character of the person who made it. Actually, it is true, when we are making the dish with a joyful mood, the dish must be delicious; on the other hands, if we have a bad mood, the dish we made can not be able to eat. Meanwhile, everyday we make them in a place which is called

 

As a matter of fact, it may be nothing can help us do a better dish, but it do affect our mood when we make the meal. If we are in a good mood, we will be more confident, that do help us make a dish better. So this article is going to talk about the ideas of kitchen remodel in 2018.

   First of all, these parts of your kitchen need to be remodeled, they are design fees, installation, appliances and ventilation, cabinetry and hardware, countertops, lighting, flooring, doors and windows, walls and ceilings, faucets and plumbing and others. Second, if your kitchen is small, there will be less options of your kitchen remodeling. The cost of remodel a small kitchen is usually between $5,000 and $15,000, which is depended on your ideas. Generally, people usually do not make a big change to their small kitchen, they just make some small project, buy something delicate or do some DIY objects, all these will not be over your budget, you can do these changing in such a cheap cost. For example, you can do some green updates like LED lighting and environmentally friendly faucets; or you can make a pull-out countertop so that you can have a little more space, even you can change your old appliances to small ones, which can give your a bigger kitchen.

kitchen, this is a place where wonderful dishes were born, a place where chef can do their best to make a wonderful dish that will be admired by everyone who eat it. So if I were you, I would like to work in a fantastic kitchen instead of a messy one. Besides, when you are working in an amazing kitchen, the meal you make will be more delicious; but when you see a messy one, you do not even want to step in much less working in.

 

 If you have a budget between $10,000 to $15,000, you can:

  • Change your kitchen sink and faucet to the new ones
  • Change your appliances to the new ones
  • Use inexpensive materials like laminate, vinyl and tile
  • Do some paintings on your walls and ceilings
  • Install energy-efficient lighting
  • During this remodeling, you will do some small jobs by yourself. You should try your best to do some jobs in person, you will find the fun in it, but if you are unable to do that, do not try it with blind eyes, call the professional to help you, and the money of hiring is also in the budget.

If you have a budget between $15,000 to $30,000, you can:

  • Use high-quality materials like stone, wood and metal
  • Install cabinets in custom
  • Change your appliances to the high-end ones
  • Rewiring and recessing the lighting
  • Change your floor

When you have a bigger budget, you can leave the jobs to the professionals instead of yourselves, these jobs are difficult for you anyway, so they can help you a lot of jobs such as refinishing or refacing your countertop, painting the walls and ceilings, installing new lighting and rewiring some electrical work. When you want to change a custom cabinet, you might move some steel pipes, if you are not the professional, a big disaster will happen.

If you have a budget between $30,000 to $50,000, you can:

  • Do anything mentioned above
  • Change a granite countertop
  • Add additional overhead lighting
  • Change hardwood flooring

When you have such a budget, you will have more options of changing your kitchen, you can remodel it to whatever you want it to be.

If you have a budget more than $50,000, there will be no need for you to think about what you are gonna remodel, you can absolutely hire a kitchen designer to help you change a custom kitchen which just belongs to you.

A kitchen is like a heart of a home, because all the meals will be made in it, and the most important and happiest moment is eating. After a whole day of tired work, the moment you step into your house, the meal is ready and your wife and children are waiting for you, that must be the happiest time of a day.

If you are a cook or someone just like cooing, even crazy about it, the kitchen must be your heaven, when you step into your kitchen, you may forget all the bad things behind your mind, just focus on making the dishes, and concentrate on what you are creating. You may see the food as your baby, as your wife or anyone you love, because only in that feeling, you can create the most delicious food in this world. So you need a wonderful kitchen to help you make your dream come true instead of a messy one

Are these ideas fantastic? If you think that they are helpful and useful, the next step is to move your body and remodel your kitchen.

When you are making a wonderful kitchen, during this process, you can also get the feeling of joy, and finally you make it, a wonderful kitchen appears in front of you, you can not help but run into your kitchen to make something delicious for your family.

So stop waiting, make your budget and plan immediately, and just do it.

 

 

Awesome Barbecue Recipe You Shouldn’t Miss

Many a Barbecue Recipe for you and I true believe that you don’t want too miss these gorgeous babies.

Cheese Steak Barbecue Recipe

This cheese steak recipe is literally mouthwatering! You can watch this video to learn how to cook this delicious baby.

Ingredients

Ribeye steak in thin slices

1 large onion

1 diced canned chili

Chipotle peppers

Salt & pepper

bread

Shredded pepper Jack cheese

 

Drumsticks

Grilling up a batch of chicken thighs, drumsticks or whole legs can be a wonderful alternative to the overused chicken breast. The dark meat is full of flavor and doesn’t dry out as quickly as its white counterpart. But chicken legs can burn easily if you don’t know how to cook them properly.

Barbecue Recipe

Ingredients

1.5-2 lbs. Fresh Chicken Drumsticks

1 table extra virgin olive oil or preferred oil

Barbecue Sauce

Instructions

  1. Marinate drumsticks in barbecue sauce and put in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F℉. Grease a cast iron skillet with olive oil and heat up over medium heat until warm.
  3. Place drumsticks in the pan and cook chicken drumsticks for about 8 minutes until the surface turn into a light brown color.
  4. Transfer the pan in the preheat oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the sauce is starting to brown around the edges and the thighs are totally cooked through. During this period of time, you need basting the drumsticks with barbecue sauce twice.
  5. Remove pan from oven and baste with barbecue sauce one last time. Let the drumsticks cooling for few minutes and serve warm.

Smoke Ribs

This is a great tasting recipe. Just give a try and you can make adjustments to the seasoning ingredient amounts the next time around so the rib flavor is more to your taste. And you need a little something on the side…maybe a nice garden salad, or some cornbread. This easy smoke ribs is one of my most delicious ribs recipes which have surprised my lovers a lot. If you don’t have a lot of time, this easy barbecued pork spareribs recipe is the one for you. You won’t be spending a lot of time making rib rubs or homemade barbecue sauce. I bet you won’t to miss these smoked really well babies. And I have to say this flavorful outdoor cooking absolutely the one need a moment to appreciate how awesome it is. As for how to cook ribs, here it is.

barbecue recipe

Ingredient

Pork spare ribs

Barbecue sauce

White and brown sugars

Paprika

Garlic powder

Black pepper

Ground ginger

Onion powder

Rosemary powder.

Instruction

  1. Rub the ribs all over with the vegetable oil, then evenly sprinkle with the spice mix. (It’s a mix of white and brown sugars, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, ground ginger, onion powder, and rosemary powder.)Place the ribs on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours. When ready to cook, remove the ribs from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  2. Place seasoned ribs on strategically set-up grill. Place a tray of water inside the grill to keep the meat moist, turn half your grill off and the other half on low, and place the ribs on the off side.
  3. Cook the ribs for 5 to 6 hours. Slather some barbecue sauce over the ribs and cook for few minutes more. Check for doneness by lifting up one end of a rib rack. The rack should bend slightly in the middle. (The meat should not fall off the bone. It should be pink in the center with smoke lines running around the cut areas.) If it does not bend, continue to cook, covered, until it does. (Do not poke the meat with a thermometer.)
    1. Transfer the rack to a cutting board and slice. Serve warm with extra sauce.

    Pulled Pork Shoulder

    This Outdoor cooking makes enough Pulled Pork Shoulder for a good sized barbecue, if you want to share, or quite a few fantastic meals. This Smoking meat works well for pork shoulder or butt, so watch for sales at your favorite meat counter or butcher. Pulled Pork Shoulder will become a year round favorite recipe for your smoker. Making a large Pulled Pork Shoulder, you can count on several meals with very little effort. It takes a little advanced planning because smoking is a slow process, but it’s well worth the wait.

barbecue recipe

Ingredients

7-8 pound pork shoulder or butt

2 T of your favorite mustard

Rub

1/4 C paprika

1/2 C chili powder

1/2 C brown sugar

2 t ground black pepper

2 t cayenne pepper

2 t dry brown or yellow mustard

1 T garlic powder

1 T onion powder

1 T ground cumin

1 t salt

Instructions

  1. Using paper towels to dry the pork shoulder then spread 2 tablespoons mustard over the meat. In a medium bowl, mix the rub ingredients well and set aside. Then coat the pork shoulder thoroughly with the rub and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Set the smoker to 225℉. Once preheated, add chips per your manufacturer directions. Add wood chips only for the first 3 hours. Add the meat and the meat probe thermometer if you have one. After that, you can add more wood chips if you really like that extra smoky flavor.
  3. Smoking for about 2.5 hours. Then pull the shoulder (butt) from the smoker and let it rest for at least a half hour wrapped tightly in foil.
  4. Serve the Pulled Pork Shoulder with your favorite sides, such as cole slaw, baked beans, and mac and cheese.

7 Top French Chefs of All Times

French cuisine is among the most interesting cuisines in the world today. It is one of the oldest and most stylish cuisine out there. And this is partly due to the wonderfully brilliant and amazing French chefs that have made innovations and breakthroughs in the French culinary world. Now here are the seven top French chefs that have had huge contiributions in the history of French cuisine.

7. Bernard Loiseau

Bernard Loiseau was born on January 13, 1951. He first got interested in the culinary arts when he was a teenager. At that time, he was an apprentice of the famous Troigros brothers in Roane at their equally famous restaurant La Maison Troigros for about three years. He was among the biggest supporters of the simpler and more delicate dishes of Nouvelle Cuisine, and his restaurant La Côte d’Or was among the most sought after dining places in France. In fact, he was such an icon of the said style that many believe he inspired the character “Auguste Gusteau” in the highly popular animated movie “Ratatouille”. Sadly though, he committed suicide on February 24, 2003 due to depression caused by his restaurant being downgraded in the Gault Millau guide and being threatened with the removal of one star in the Michelin guide.

6. Joël Robuchon

Joël Robuchon was born on April 7, 1945 in Poitiers, France. He is considered to be among the best and most influential chefs in the world today. In fact, he has been given the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award in 1976 and declared by Gault Millau as the Chef of the Century. As with most famous chefs, he has a chain of popular restaurants, most of which have been awarded Michelin stars, and has also published several cookbooks. His restaurants can be found in major cities around the world. Moreover, he is the mentor of the equally awesome chefs Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert, and Michael Caines.

5. Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse was born on February 11, 1926. Bocuse is among the proponents of Nouvelle Cuisine and has made significant contributions to French cuisine throughout his career. He was the inventor of the famous truffle soup and has founded the internationally famed Bocuse d’Or, a world chef championship that happens every two years in Lyon, France. According to TIME Magazine, Bocuse is the “grumpy pope of French cuisine” due to the many significant culinary heritage and innovations he has contributed to the world of French cuisine. There are even rumors that he may be about to receive the “Chef of the Millennium” award this year from the culinary Institute of America.

4. Georges Auguste Escoffier

Georges Auguste Escoffier was born on October 28, 1846. Escoffier is among the most notable names in the history of French cuisine. He has been credited by some as one of the founders of modern French cuisine because he was the first to simplify the traditional way of cooking in France. He published many famous cookbooks and invented the delectable dessert we call “peach melba”, which he made in honor of Australian soprano Nellie Melba. Of all his achievements in French cuisine, perhaps the most significant one was his collaboration with the famous Cesar Ritz of Hotel Ritz. He ran the restaurants in several Hotel Ritz and established quite a name in Haute Cuisine as a result. In fact, has been dubbed the “Emperor of Chefs” by Kaiser Wilhelm II for his culinary genius. And in 1920 he was given the National Order of the Legion of Honour, among the highest accolades awarded in France, for his influence and accomplishments in the culinary arts.

3. Marie-Antoine Carême

Marie-Antoine Carême was born on June 8, 1784, which was around the time of the infamous French revolution. He was dubbed the “chef of kings” because his services were most often requested by French society’s elites, even including Napoleon Bonaparte. He was also called the “king of chefs” because he was considered to be the biggest influence of Haute Cuisine in the history of France. He started out as a kitchen helper in a restaurant and then as an apprentice to the pastry chef. It was as a pastry chef apprentice that he started experimenting with elaborate food presentations that made him quite popular among France’s high society. By the time he was in his twenties, he was cooking for a French diplomat and a couple of foreign kings. In his lifetime, Carême modernized and organized the kitchen, wrote several cookbooks with hundreds of recipes, designed the standard chef’s hat, invented new sauces and categorized them, and wrote tutorials on his elaborate pastry sculpture

s. For Carême, presentation is as important as the food that’s being served.

2. François Massialot

François Massialot was among the first popular French chefs in French cuisine history. He was thought to be born sometime in the year 1660 in Limoges, a city in west-central France. He was the chef of several members of the French nobility including Marquis de Louvois, Philippe 1, and Philippe II. Massialot was quite proud of the fact that he cooked for French nobles and even considered himself as some sort of royalty in the world of French cuisine. His most influential contribution to French cuisine are his cookbooks, which were translated into English in 1702 and had been used by other professional chefs until the 1900s. It was also in his cookbooks that crême brulée and meringue recipes first appeared in print.

1. Guillaume Tirel

Guillaume Tirel, more popularly known as Taillevent, was born in the year 1310 in a place called Pont-Audemer, which is somewhere in northern France. Tirel was the chef of the royal French court from the reign of Philip VI until Charles VI. His biggest contribution to French cuisine was the cookbook Charles V commissioned him to compile. It had all the recipes of the food he served in court during his years as head chef. The cookbook was entitled Le Viandier and was, according to experts, the first cookbook in the history of French cuisine. Another influence attributed to Tirel was the consumption of red wines produced in Burgundy and the south of France. By the time of his death he was cooking for Charles VI under the title Head of the Royal Kitchens.

Do you recognize any of the chefs mentioned in this list? Are you a fan of any of them? Well, fan or not, you cannot deny the great influence these men have contributed on the great art of French cooking. It is mostly due to them that French cuisine has become the exquisite tradition that it is today.

 

7 Easiest Recipes from French Cuisine

One of the common misconceptions about French cuisine is that it has expensive and uncommon ingredients and that it involves really complicated preparation and cooking procedures. Well, that might be true for some dishes but most experts say that French home cooking is not actually riddled with complicated recipes. Now, here are the seven easiest French cuisine recipes.

1. Vichyssoise (Potato Leek Soup)

Recipe: delish.com
This is quite a popular French soup. It takes just about an hour to prepare and the ingredients are quite easy to find, too. It is usually served cold. I know that sounds a bit unusual but it is delicious. It could be because I just love potatoes and butter but trust me, it really is.

2. Aubergines frits (Fried Eggplant)

Recipe: easy-french-food.com
One of my favorite vegetables is the eggplant. And to find a very easy, albeit a little messy, recipe for it is a rare gem. The recipe only has a few ingredients and it’s unbelievably easy to follow! Whoever said French cuisine is complicated have surely never tried this recipe before.

3. Canapes

Recipe: easy-french-food.com
Now who doesn’t know these pretty little things? These things are one of the most popular hors d’oeuvres people serve in parties. This recipe has everything you might need to know to prepare lovely and delicious canapes. It has a list of classic combinations and tips on how to make your canapes the talk of the party. All right, that might be a tad exaggerated. But still, this recipe rocks! And it’s quite easy to follow, too.