Better Hot Chocolate

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Instant hot chocolate is so easy on a chilly passage, but it can taste a little watery. Some great powdered milk can really improve it!

Shredding Cheese Slices

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2013 • all rights reserved

The recipe calls for shredded cheese, and you can only get slices. A quick way to solve the problem!

Making Mozzarella

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Making your own mozzarella is probably easier than you’ve imagined — it only takes 30 minutes and you can use powdered milk, a huge bonus if you’re cruising in remote locations!

Broken Eggs

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

If you’ve got eggs on a boat, you’re bound to have one break sometime. Here’s a great tip — straight from my Grandma — to make clean up a breeze!

More Tips for Perfect Boiled Eggs

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Getting boiled eggs to come out “perfectly” is harder than it seems. But with these three tips, it’s easy!

Milk with No Refrigeration

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

If your boat doesn’t have refrigeration, milk for cereal gets “interesting.” Here are a couple of options!

10 Great Uses for Media Crema

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Media crema is half-and-half in a can. It’s wonderful in lots of recipes, adding a creamy richness — but it doesn’t need to be refrigerated until it’s opened!

Great Powdered Milk

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Save space and weight aboard with powdered milk for your baking and cooking — if you know where to get the good stuff, you’ll be surprised at how good it is!

Boxed Milk

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

Boxed milk doesn’t have to be refrigerated until it’s opened, making it perfect anytime you’ll be away from stores for an extended time — or if you don’t have a refrigerator!

Using and Storing Eggs

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Ten tips for using and storing eggs — how to tell if they’re fresh, when are older eggs better, and more.

Yummy Yogurt

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

Homemade or store-bought yogurt is the starting point for lots of great treats that are good for you, with lots of calcium and the ability to keep the digestive tract in balance!

No Green Line on Hard-Boiled Eggs

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2011 • all rights reserved

How to make hard-boiled eggs without that ugly green line around the yolk — the solution is simple! Not only are the eggs gorgeous, but it’ll put less heat and humidity in your galley or kitchen.

Make Your Own Sour Cream

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2010 • all rights reserved

Sour cream is tough to carry on a boat, but easy to make from these long-lasting supplies that don’t require refrigeration.