Apartment Fire

Articles written about the apartment fire that Kim, the author of Kitchen Lit, experienced in May 2021.

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    Apartment Fire

    Fire Update

    Today marks one month since the fire that changed our lives. It still doesn’t seem real that in a blink of an eye everything was turned upside down.  The fire is still under investigation and the cause has yet to be released. We still haven’t been able to see if anything else is salvageable but we are hopefully that we can get that resolved by mid-July.  In the coming weeks I am going to have a series of post showing the steps to rebuilding your kitchen. I’ve moved a lot in my life but starting our kitchen over from scratch is a lot more intense than you think it will be.  I hope…

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    Apartment Fire

    10 Cookbooks I’m Replacing

    Since the fire I have been thinking about which cookbooks I want to replace and honestly, I want to replace all of them, however, I know that isn’t going to happen immediately. (To read more about the fire and what happened click here). Below is my list of the ten cookbooks I want to replace first.  1. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime – Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper Time and time again I find myself reaching for this cookbook. The recipes are easy to follow and I cannot get enough of the freezer meals. I love to keep my freezer stocked for those nights I…

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    Apartment Fire

    A Cooking Curveball

    On Monday, May 24th my life changed forever. My sister and I woke up around 5:50 a.m. to the fire alarm going off in our apartment building. We often have false alarms but we both still got up immediately. I opened the front door and the smell of smoke hit me instantly. We threw on street clothes, grabbed our wallets and got out. As we were grabbing our stuff two guys were going door to door yelling that the apartment next to us was on fire. They wouldn’t even let my sister put on her shoes when we left the apartment. We are so lucky that they cared enough to go door to…