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Surprising Things You Can Make in a Rice Cooker

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:51:51 -0600

Everyone has a rice cooker at home, but you need to ask yourself, are you getting the most out of it? Besides fluffy rice, there are several other foods you can cook in the appliance without all the fuss of stove-top cooking.


3 Essential Cake Baking Tips for Amateurs

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:36:53 -0600

Cakes are one of the most common desserts consumed by people on most special occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, etc. These are baked goodies that require a lot of effort along with putting in the right ingredients and following the correct procedure to finally gain the perfectly baked cake.


My Cooking Story

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:10:21 -0500

For those not used to cooking and for those who are bad at this, please know, the keys to being better (even in the kitchen) is asking and trying. Ask for help when stuck or ignorant from those who have gone farther than you in your field of interest and keep on trying to be better as today's great men (or Chefs) used to be little boys (or bad cooks). Also know that there is no one way to do things. Meals are basically edible products of one's imagination. Tweak it a little here and there, and get something different from the norm


Cooking Made Easy, Let's Eat!

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:57:04 -0500

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult. Learn about ways to make cooking fun and easy!


3 Additions to Lentil Soups to Beat the Heat

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:36:35 -0500

It is important to keep your body healthy through simple recipes in this humid weather. Here are 3 incredibly simple and widely available vegetables, which, when added to your staple lentil soup, helps you fight the summer sun.


How to Cook Healthy Food

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:57:00 -0500

In order to cook healthy, the first thing to keep in mind is to use healthy ingredients rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and other essential nutrients. They are not only necessary for proper functioning of all the system but also keep our immune system strong so that it can effectively fight diseases. Of this fact, many are aware and make it a point to carefully choose a balanced diet and choice ingredients! But there are some equally important aspects of healthy cooking that unfortunately get ignored - mostly due to lack of awareness.


The Most Effective Uses Of Garlic

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:15:47 -0500

Garlic has many uses in everyday life. In my newest article I reveal what they are and how you can utilise them.


Guide To Deep Fryers

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:51:39 -0500

A deep fryer is an important appliance in your home or business. You can use the appliance in preparing different types of foods including: vegetables, meat, cheese and even bread: Types of deep fryers There are many types of deep fryers in the market that you can go for. The most common being: Electric fryers: They are the most common in the market and are loved by many people as you can safely use them indoors.


Cooking For Children Who Are Reluctant Eaters

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:42:04 -0500

Patience and persistence are the keys to helping children accept and eat a variety of foods and especially new foods. Studies show that children must have ten exposures to a food before they are willing to accept it. Selecting food and cooking for children can be a daunting task and is not for cowards! Parents and adult care-givers must take themselves out of the eating equation and accept that introducing new foods to children is easy for some and challenging for others.


Great Bite Size Snack Ideas

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 11:23:58 -0500

Whether you are hosting a dinner party or a braai it's customary to offer your guests a few snacks to enjoy before the main meal is ready. People love to eat, drink and be merry while they are enjoying the company of friends or family. Preparing a few bite sized snacks will make you the star of the party. Here are a few great bite size snack ideas.


How to Pick the Best Eggplant

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:08:11 -0600

A person who cooks the food knows better about the best vegetables. Many people love to cook and eat eggplants, but the real problem comes when they don't know how to pick the best eggplant for their kitchen. Eggplants get bitter and over seedily when they become old or picked too late.


8 Quick Things to Remember When Microwave Cooking

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:18:32 -0500

Interested in making quick and easy dishes using your microwave? Here are 8 quick things to keep in mind when microwave cooking that will make your life easier!


How to Make Indian Burritos

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:17:06 -0500

I have lived in the US for 12 years (I live in Europe now) and during my stay, I have indulged myself to spicy and some delicious Mexican dishes that really satisfied my taste buds and since I come from the Indian subcontinent (countries that include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives), some of the dishes have a similar version where I come from. The fact is that I love cooking and enjoy trying out dishes from other countries and also blending them in with Indian style dishes which I find it as a creative thing to do.


Eating Fresh Flowers - Wait, What? How?

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:40:23 -0500

Modern and traditional culinaries will agree that the power of blooms is never limited to decorations. They add aroma and taste that only these flowers can produce. Step up your cooking game by using fresh flowers on your next gastronomic project.


Make Hard Boiled Eggs

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 12:56:49 -0500

Do you enjoy a hard boiled egg as much as I do? I cook up about a dozen eggs almost every week. I have one for lunch four to five days a week.


3 Things to Remember When Cooking Yourself Thin

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:29:26 -0500

Three simple and easy tips for cooking your way to a slim and healthy lifestyle. I want to advocate a lifestyle that you can enjoy rather then a restrictive diet that makes you feel guilty and gain back the weight when you stop.


Grocery Shopping Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:10:43 -0500

Find out how to make your next grocery shopping trip easier. These tips and tricks will save you time, and money!


How To Take Care of Polycarbonate Dinnerware

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:35:14 -0500

Polycarbonate dinnerware may be virtually unbreakable but it still needs to be taken care of properly in order for it to last a long time. As with any catering equipment, you want to get your money's worth. There are few things that you need to take into consideration when you own polycarbonate dinnerware.


The Difference Between Sunflower Oil and Soya Oil

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:20:59 -0500

There is quite a variety of cooking oils available that are suitable for different applications as well as for certain dietary requirements. Generally, most people tend to use sunflower oil for their daily cooking needs whereas there are others that use soya oil. But what is the difference between sunflower and soya oil?


Beginner's Cooking Tips

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:22 -0600

Whether we want to or These are my ideas for the beginner. have to, there may come a time when you need to cook.


The Benefits Of Using Silicone Kitchen Utensils

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:20:10 -0600

Kitchen utensils today can be made of rubber, wood, plastic, glass, stainless steel and metals with non-stick coatings. The latest addition to this list is silicone coated or silicone kitchen utensils. They have become an important part of modern kitchens.


Precautions in Cooking That Can Save You From Accidents

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:25:16 -0500

Cooking is interesting and is the hobby for many people. Most like to cook food of different types and serve to their family and friends. But one has to maintain certain safety measures that actually help the person and the people around him or her stay safe.


Commercial Refrigeration to Keep Your Food and Drinks Chilled

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 07:53:12 -0500

When the warmer days hit us, all we want is a chilled drink to cool us down. Plus, the heat is no friend to food when it comes to food preparation. Food items such as vegetables and pastries need to remain cool so that its freshness can be retained. Commercial refrigeration is very important during the warmer months, so I hope that you took advantage of the catering equipment sales in winter.


How to Properly Freeze Your Food

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:10:15 -0500

Freezing food is one of the best and most common ways to preserve food. Learn how to properly do this so that you can avoid things like freezer burn.


How to Achieve the Perfect Chips

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:42:13 -0600

Everybody loves fried vegetables. Chips are a delicious snack and side dish. The word "chips" implies a brittle texture because it chips apart. So how do you make these?


The Perfect Slice of Biltong

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:16:32 -0500

Many butchers strive to make the best biltong so that customers can return for more and possibly return with their friends and family. Biltong is a delicious snack that is enjoyed by the guys over a braai or while watching a rugby or soccer game. A good butcher knows that if their biltong is good, it will ensure future business.


5 Ways to Cook for Two

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 06:37:55 -0500

When cooking for one or two people, the challenge is crafting something delicious but not ending up with a ton of leftovers. Here are five easy ways to cut the portion while increasing the quality and saving money.


What Is The Definition Of Fermentation?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:58:26 -0600

It seems that Hippocrates was a man who knew what it meant to be healthy. When one begins to discuss general nutrition or trying to establish a starting point of a journey back to better digestive health, one can generally look back to what the father of holistic medicine said many centuries ago. Eating fermented (or probiotic-rich) foods is a timeless approach and a much better solution than taking the current medical industry approach of popping probiotic pills and supplements.


Best Cooking Tips for Vegetables

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 06:44:15 -0500

As someone who grows their own fruit and vegetables my cooking methods are rather particular. The quality of food is essential for good health so preparation must be done to protect the enzymes and flavonoids within it. To begin with the way vegetables are gathered is important to ensure the goodness is preserved.


What To Do When You Don't Like Chia Pudding

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:01:22 -0500

What should you do when you don't like chia pudding? Don't let food blogs fool you, this super seed has way more uses than interestingly textured pudding. Learn the 5 most popular uses, tips, and benefits in this article and you'll be on your way to healthier food and more options.


Cooking Tip - How to Braise Meat

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:26 -0600

If you want to enjoy a gourmet meal using inexpensive cuts of meat then you'll want to learn how to "braise". Braising means browning the meat oil and/or butter then slowly cooking in a covered roasting pan.


An Introduction To TVP Meats

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:25:00 -0600

Are you wondering what enlightenment can the textured vegetable protein MEATS bring to your lifestyle? These wonderful products will enrich the lives of vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters; who all strive to be more health conscious.


Freezer Burn - What, Why, and How It Happens, and How to Prevent It

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:09:21 -0500

Freezer burn - What is it? Why does it happen? Can I still eat it? How does it happen? How can I prevent it? All these answers and more in this article.


Easy Cooking Ideas

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:05:49 -0600

Cooking could be a tiring task for all whether it is working parents, singles or housewives. Preparing lunch boxes for your kids or making lunch and dinner seems like such daunting tasks especially if it is too hot or too cold out there. But why should we worry when we can cook quite easily and conveniently?


Food Safety in the Home Kitchen

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:42:19 -0500

Understanding and properly following food safety guidelines is an important part of cooking. No one wants to make their guests or customers sick, and it can almost always be avoided in the first place if you follow a few guidelines. But what exactly is a food borne illness?


Saving Frying Oil

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:41:25 -0500

When we put food in the fryer we expect it to cook quickly so that we can eat it as soon as possible. That's the joy of frying food but what about the remaining frying oil?


How To Cook A Pizza In A Wood Burning Pizza Oven

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:45:10 -0500

Cooking a pizza in a wood burning pizza oven is a fun outdoor activity that requires some information and basic tools. As you read this, you will be ready to buy your own wood burning pizza oven so you can make your own pizza.


Cooking With Copper Cookware

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:06:43 -0500

Copper may be the most used metal in the home area. Cookware used to be made out of copper because it was such a good conductor of heat. In recent years, it seems to be making a comeback. Here are its advantages and disadvantages.


Deep Frying a Turkey (or Duck)

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:14:40 -0500

About 15 years ago I decided to try deep frying a turkey for Thanksgiving. The results were great and since then I have made it an annual tradition. The time required to cook the turkey is less than 1 hour and the meat is always very moist, even the white meat. Recently I tried deep frying a duck and achieved the same great results.


How Much Sunflower Oil to Use When Cooking

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:14:12 -0500

There is no written rule that says how much cooking oil you have to use. Alright, there may be some recipes that state how much sunflower oil to use. When it comes to cooking or saut?ing, you need to be able to assess how much you require depending on what you are cooking.


Take Your Baking To A Healthier Level

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:36:51 -0600

While the holidays bring smells of gingerbread and sugar cookies, pumpkin pie, and nutty brownies, baking is a year-round hobby for many, which is great for their friends and family, but not the best when you're trying to maintain healthy lifestyle. It's easy to get caught up in the fun of baking and forget about the sugar, butter, and extra calories that go with it, but a few simple tips and tricks can help you maintain the fun (and the yum), while holding onto the healthy principles that support overall good health and wellbeing.


Sugar Is Great for Any Food

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:16:11 -0500

Sugar is obviously known for its sweetness therefore it is used in desserts such as cakes and pastries. What if sugar could easily be used in the normal food we eat every day?


Healthy Eating - The Best Foods To Help Make Meal Prep A Breeze

Wed, 04 May 2016 12:59:01 -0500

If you're looking to maintain a healthier eating plan, one thing you will want to be doing as often as possible is preparing your meals in advance. Preparing meals up ahead will both help you stay on track and help save cooking time during the week when you tend to be most busy and less likely to squeeze meal preparation into your busy day. The important thing to note in all of this, however, is not all foods prepare as well as others. In fact, particular foods will only last a day or two while others may hold up quite well for 4 to 5 days, or, freeze very well so can be used at a later time. These are the foods you might want to focus on when doing your meal preparation.


Polycarbonate Plastic Glasses: Care Instructions

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:10:48 -0500

The range of polycarbonate crockery includes polycarbonate plastic glasses that look like their glass counterparts. You would think that it was glass. They have a gloss finish that can fool you into thinking that they are made of glass. However, the plastic version is practically indestructible and can last a lifetime. To get them to last a lifetime, there are a few care instructions that you will need to follow.


Cooking Tips For Summer

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:28:16 -0500

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen is an advice we often encounter, but like most advice not very helpful or practical. Kitchens are inherently hot places at any time of the year, but while spending time in a warm kitchen is a pleasant thing in the winter, cooking in the summer becomes an exceptionally tiring and draining task as the ambient heat combined with the heat from the conventional gas stove makes the kitchen a furnace.


3 Healthy Cooking Tips Everyone Should Know

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:04:19 -0600

These days, we are inclined to take care of our health in many ways and healthy eating is one of them. This health consciousness has given rise to improved and often different cooking methods and recipes because food is not only a source of energy; it also is something that brings immense pleasure to all of us. Healthy cooking and healthy eating helps us stay away from health problems.


9 Amazingly Known Facts About Food

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:21:22 -0500

As long as man has been around he has needed to figure out ways to sustain the body. Some foods are created with various ingredients while others come from nature. Rarely do we really think about the origin of what we put in our mouth, we just enjoy the taste. Here are a few interesting facts about the foods we know and love.


Six Benefits of Coconut Oil That May Change Your Perspective

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:56:10 -0500

It's no secret that coconut oil has become very popular all over the world. With all its benefits and uses it can definitely be on the top of your next shopping list. Here are six benefits of coconut oil that may change your perspective.


10 Timely Tips for the Holiday Kitchen

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:01:24 -0600

Here's some quick-read advice that can help you cook with more of the joy of the season and less of the stress of the night before. Within just 10 items you'll find ways to make prep faster, food tastier, presentation prettier, and even more. Please note - and darn the luck - I'm not being compensated in any way for any brand names I mention.


Why Making Bread Doesn't Need to Be Scary

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:05:48 -0500

The thought of making bread yourself is terrifying for many people. However, it is actually a lot easier than people think!


Kitchen Island? Pros and Cons

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:24:34 -0500

In viewing various styles of kitchen, it's apparent that kitchen islands have progressed a tremendous amount over time. However, does every kitchen need an island? What are some pros and some cons? That is what we are going to look at today.


Have Fun With a Tagine

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:42:24 -0600

If you enjoy trying international cuisine, then invest in a tagine. A Moroccan tagine is a two part cooking vessel that traditionally is made of clay or ceramic.


Reverse Sear a Steak to Get the Best Taste Possible

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:03:59 -0500

Do you like luscious, cut-with-a butter knife steaks? Try this Reverse Sear technique once and you'll be a believer!


The Microplane Meat Tenderrizer And Grilling The Perfect Flank Steak

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:45:33 -0500

The Microplane Meat Tenderizer is a wonderful kitchen gadget for tenderizing your flank steak and skirt steak. The features of this kitchen gadget are explained and it's efficiency. Grilling the perfect flank steak is explained in detail so you can be come a grill master.


Food Safety FAQ Tips and Tricks for a Safe, Clean Kitchen

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:06:34 -0500

Food Safety FAQ. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions you might have about Food Safety and Food borne illness.


The Single Guy's Guide to Cooking With A Microwave Oven

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:05:38 -0600

As a single guy, your life has a level of simplicity that is often envied or mocked, but in the end, you're looking for the same things that everyone else wants in life, and this includes good food. What better accessory to the single life than the microwave oven?


A Twist on Macaroni and Cheese

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:53:14 -0500

Back in October of 2011, I remember being inspired to add new twists to traditional, packaged side dishes. Mac and cheese was one of my first inspirations, a go-to comfort food, at least for me and my family. There are so many different variations that can make your cooking preparation and imagination healthy or exotic vegetable and spice combinations. Creating recipes is joyous if you have time, patience and apply innovation- by using your taste buds as testers, and your ability to imagine color and food working together as collaborations that can be tasty, innovative and fun for anyone to enjoy!


How to Get Perfectly Toasted Buns

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:05:43 -0500

Who doesn't enjoy a tasty burger on toasted buns? I'm sure that's all of us. Restaurants that serve burger meals are in a very competitive industry because their burgers must be better and very tasty. In addition, you need to have consistency when it comes to the delivery of the burger meals. What you serve to one customer today needs to be the same when you serve it to another customer next week. One way to guarantee consistency is to invest in quality catering equipment which has measures and timers in place such as the Anvil Vertical Bun Toaster.


Which Do You Prefer For Your Cooking-Gas or Electric?

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:23:10 -0500

Over my lifetime I have cooked with both gas and electric stoves. I prefer gas, but that is what I grew up learning to cook on. I know individuals who love their electric stoves. I wanted to take a look at both gas and electric stoves for the readers.


Ways to Cook Food and What to Use

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:06:37 -0500

All cooking can be done with a skillet and a saucepan if you are cooking for one to four people but if you cook for more than four you may need a more extensive set of pots and pans. I would like to tell you the methods that can be used to cook your foods and what pot or pan works best to cook these foods. There are many ways to cook foods but not all foods can or should be cooked by each method.


8 Surprising Ways to Use Aluminum Foil

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:07:55 -0500

Aluminum foil is something that everyone has in the kitchen since it has multiple uses within the realm of food storage. Aluminum foil is the knight in shining armor of home makers as it can serve as a handy pie shield or a makeshift broiler pan, depending on the need.


6 Common Cooking Mistakes That You Must Avoid

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:01:01 -0500

Make an innocent error and your dish will turn into a huge disappointment. And you don't want this to happen, especially if you are going to serve your friends or relatives. What you need are a few tips to prevent recipe missteps and overcrowded pans. Below are 6 common cooking mistakes that you must avoid.


How to Create an Appetizing Menu

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:21:05 -0500

The article talks about how you can cook food in less time. When you have uninvited guests coming over, these tips for finger food appetizers can help you a lot.


12 Baking Equipments That Can Help You This Summer Holiday

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:52:25 -0500

The vacations have set in and it's time to treat the taste buds of your little ones with lip smacking cakes. So, let's give you some handy tips and tools to make your cake making process smoother and easier.


Soulful Spinach Salad, Served Hot or Cold, As a Side Dish or Enjoy As a Vegetable Spread

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:57:34 -0500

Soulful Spinach salad; Spinach is a very versatile side dish or salad, it's delicious when well-seasoned, it brings out incredible texture and flavor. Also, a healthy, dark green iron-rich, calcium containing,nutritionally beneficial vegetable. Many recipes in the southern part of the United States are made with greens; being spinach, collards, kale or any preference shows reference to our family way of eating and also sheds light on soulful ways that we choose to keep our traditional family recipes current, shared or eaten in today's world.


Healthy, Hearty, Hummus, Keep Refrigerated Hummus on-Hand for a Quick Snack - Enjoy With Warm Bread

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:38:37 -0500

Heart, healthy, hummus delicious warm or cold. Keep refrigerated hummus,on-hand and ready for a quick snack; enjoy with warm pita, or French bread. Hummus, is hearty, healthy and can be enhanced by roasted vegetables, acidic fruits, any herbs and spices, of your own choosing; add your own flavorful additions, some may even be considered unconventional, enjoy your hummus creations or combinations, serve either hot or cold...


Make Something Hearty for the Party - Healthier Meatballs! Great for Office or Family Party Events!

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:32:33 -0500

When thinking of great food to contribute to the office potluck, or even your own sponsored holiday dinner table; thoughts of hearty dishes come to mind. With the change of season comes many reasons to add heavier, home-cooked dishes for potluck meals or anytime is the right time for meatballs! ** There are many different variations of ingredients to add to your favorite ground meat, ground turkey, or ground lamb meatballs, though I wish to share some not-so-traditional tips. ** Adding healthy vegetables added in lieu of breadcrumbs, eggs, cheese or ketchup. Not that there's anything wrong with those ingredients, I just want to share some healthy alternatives for YOU to try- COME ON, At least once, please... ~


Mashed Potatoes Twice - Seasoned Mashed Potato Patties - Holiday Leftover Tips

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:28:16 -0500

Here's a fun way to make mashed potatoes do double duty with each dish being just as delicious, yet appealing and different. The holidays will soon be upon us and it is a great time to research recipe recycling ideas that can make your food dishes and or leftovers have an eclectic, different or flavorful appeal on an old-time classic side dish.


How to Choose the Best Induction Cooktop

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:09:10 -0500

An induction cooktop can provide rapid heat and perfect simmering. This is because they have an electromagnetic field below the glass surface that rapidly transmits heat to the pan so that heat is well controlled. However an induction cooktop is not cheap, so you should know how to recognize the best ones.


Food Garnishing Tips and Decoration Ideas

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:51:25 -0500

Garnishing and decorating of food is great way to make your party one that others enjoy. Learn some food garnishing tips and decoration ideas.


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Using Your Nonstick Cookware

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:23:59 -0500

If you use and store your non-stick cookware properly, they will last longer. As a matter of fact, these pans are not hard to use or clean. On the other hand, if you don't use them the right way, they will get damaged in no time. Given below are 5 common mistakes that homeowners make when using their non-stick cookware. You will also read some tips to avoid those costly mistakes.


Exquisite Eggplant Recipe, Also Known As Aubergine - A Coveted Eastern and Mediterranean Dish

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:25:48 -0500

Eggplant the purple vegetable with the curious shape. Eggplant or aubergine recipes are well known, coveted Eastern or Mediterranean dish that is delicious and usually fire-cooked. Fire-cooking vegetables, especially when you intend to eat the skin, helps you digest the skin better, and adds to the flavor when blending with herbs, oils, and spices.


Get Cooking - Tips and Recipes for Fast Weeknight Meals

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:56:25 -0500

Let's Get Cooking! Here are a few cooking tips and tricks to help you get a tasty meal on the table in no time and feel good about what everyone is eating.


Freezer Facts - Learn Facts, Tips and Tricks About Freezing Your Food

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:07:52 -0500

Learn about freezing, what can be frozen, what can't, facts, tricks, tips, and advice for proper freezing. Start freezing food today! It's a great way to preserve it and keep it fresh for a long time.


Cooking With Children Begins With Shopping

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:41:55 -0500

Parents often find that getting their young children to eat the foods they prepare is challenging and stressful for them and their children. There are some strategies that will reduce the struggles and stress and can be a learning experience for children as well.


Tips on Storing Food in Your Fridge Correctly

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:18:13 -0500

If you have left home for the first time and set up in your very own home or apartment, you might be a little confused about how to store food correctly in your fridge and many of you might not even know that proper storage can actually help to reduce the risks of getting food poisoning. It is always wise to try and learn about food storage practices as a bad case of food poisoning can be extremely bad for your health and could even possibly cause death.


The Best Way to Use Sauces and Condiments

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:06:18 -0500

From spicy to tangy and zingy to sweet there is a condiment or sauce that you will enjoy. With all the different flavours and tastes there are fun ways to use them that will compliment your food.


Sunflower Oil: Frying and Cooking Tips

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:42:57 -0500

Frying is an art in the cooking world. Yes, everyone knows how to pour frying oil in a pan and fry their chips to crisp delight but not everyone knows how to use the sunflower oil for other purposes. Here are some useful tips for using sunflower oil in the kitchen.


The Different Ways to Cook Potatoes

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:42:31 -0600

Potatoes are full of energy and have a delicious starchy taste. It is a favourite starch side dish for the cook of any household. However, you will eventually get bored of the same method so why not try something new and just as delicious?


4 Things You Need To Know About Induction Cooktops Before You Buy

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:51:15 -0500

Induction cooktops basically create electromagnetic reactions between the cooking zone and the pot. This means that the cooktops utilize magnetic reactions to create heat that enables you to do your cooking. Unlike electric cooktops that heat cooking zones before transferring the heat to your pot, the induction ones create heat with the pot making the cooking fast, energy efficient and safe too.


Healthier Meals With Herbs,Fruits and Vegetables - Decorate Your Dinner Table With Herbs and Olives!

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:23:26 -0500

Create healthier dishes with fresh herbs, fresh fruits and vegetables,or fresh herbs and olives to decorate!~Cooking is more than just making food to be eaten or feeding yourself, family and friends~ Cooking is an ability to enjoy creating something tasty, healthy, beautiful, health-beneficial, or marvelous!*****There are so many unique things that distinguish a persons' cooking style that to say that one way of cooking is better than another is misinformation. Albeit there are a lot of greatly experienced cooks and chefs, remember, your family has an affinity for some of their favorite dishes and a blue ribbon dish is probably not one of them. Cooking styles come and go and change and flow according to ingredients, availability of fresh vegetables, fruits, spices and grains, though some things never change and that is the comfort foods that are what you and me grew up eating in our family dinner plates. Family is a relative term~ ha, ha, in both senses of the word.** A good family meal is enjoyed with people that congregate together in comfort at the dinner table to enjoy each others company; coupled by great tasting and smelling food.**


Salt: What Is in Your Kitchen and Fridge May Be Killing You

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:08:22 -0500

Salty food is tasty. It can make us lick all our fingers in the same manner as a greedy dog licks out his bowl. Stores sell both iodized and iodine-free salts.


Make Some Great No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:14:48 -0500

I love to be in the kitchen, maybe because I don't get enough time in there, but regardless when I have the chance, I get in there and bake or make cookies for my grandchildren, cook dinner for my kids or prepare some tasty treat for my co-workers. It gives me great pleasure to spend time in the kitchen because I know that many will enjoy the outcome of my time there. Of all of the tasty treats that I will make or bake, the one that seems to get the most comments and compliments is...


The Correct Way to Fry

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:41 -0500

Many people find it tricky to fry foods because of the high temperature that needs to be used. It can also become difficult if you can't control the frying oil from spattering on your hands and body. Have no fear because there are some tricks to frying.


Uncommon Ways to Cooking Chicken

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:59:39 -0600

Chicken is an inexpensive meat and can be cooked in a wide variety of ways from appetizers to salads to the main course. There are many ways to prepare chicken as it's very versatile and can be baked, broiled, grilled or fried. However, on it's own, chicken can often be fairly bland. In this article we will explore various was of enhancing the flavor of chicken for almost any recipe using brines, marinades and seasonings.


Why You Should Include Cooking Oil on a Regular Basis

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:23:40 -0600

There are so many types of cooking oils that can benefit your daily life and it's important to stay as healthy as possible. In general there are always do's and don'ts when it comes to any kind of food item. Therefore, the consumption of cooking oil on a daily basis could be quite beneficial to your dietary requirements when taken in moderation.


Creating the Perfect Cupcakes

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:32 -0500

As you know, baking has different levels of difficulty. Cupcakes and muffins are the easier confectioneries to make because of their simplicity. Like all foods, cupcakes also can be made into the best desserts with little to no flaws.


What's More Dangerous, A Sharp Knife or a Dull Knife?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:46:12 -0500

If you cook, it's a safe bet you have a set of knives. Keep reading for some more information on how to choose, take care of, and store your knives so that you can get the most out of them!


Tips To Prepare Shrimp For The Best Cooking Results

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:23:02 -0600

Shrimp is very popular seafood and you can try out all kinds of recipes using the food. It can be used in stews, main dishes, salads and even appetizers. It can be cooked, shelled or unshelled depending on the recipe you are using for the cooking. If you are a fun, then you do not have to wait until the next time you eat out to enjoy your shrimp. It is something you can easily prepare and cook at home and enjoy the same way you would in a seafood restaurant. The preparation process is very similar whether you are handling frozen or fresh shrimp.


Fun With Foodies

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:34:48 -0600

Do you love food? If yes, my latest article is for you!


How to Cook With Brown Sugar

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:42:58 -0500

Many people believe that brown sugar is healthier than white sugar. This isn't entirely true but brown sugar does contain a bit more nutrients because of the molasses it contains.


Top 5 Reasons You Should Try Silicone Bakeware

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:03:19 -0500

Baking is fun, especially when you have fantastic and 'easy to manage' bakeware in your kitchen. Yes! Most bakers will agree on this. If you are into baking, you know how a inapt bakeware molds can ruin your show at baking. However, bakers have better options in bakeware now. With Silicone molds and baking trays available online in wide range, baking has become more easy. Yes! Baking equipment manufacturers have identified the need for better baking tools and have rolled out high quality and absolute safe silicone baking accessories in the market. If you are still contemplating whether to opt for silicone baking tools online or not, we give you top 5 reasons in its favour which will help you make your decision.


Cook Like Jamie Oliver

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:15:55 -0500

Ever wondered why you should learn to cook? What are the benefits I can gain from learning this skill? Check out this article to find out more!


Top 10 Baking Tips

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:57:53 -0500

Yum-yum! Who doesn't love cakes and cookies? Cakes and its innumerable variations are an all-time favorite across all the age-groups. The innumerable cake and pastry shops that dot the streets of every locality tantalize the taste buds of one and all with their delectable wares. But, not all are aware of the love and painstaking effort that goes into the making of these sinful delights.


5 Gourmet Hacked Cheap And Fast Meals

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:13:54 -0600

My experience cooking and modifying recipes has led me to a much faster and simpler route of cooking meals for my family. Enjoy these hacks that turn bland canned or frozen ingredients into gourmet meals.


Simple Chicken for Two - Lightly Fried, With Lemon and Mustard Flavoring

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:23:24 -0500

Yesterday I found chicken breast, from my freeze that would need the least amount of time to defrost and be readily defrosted for cooking on-time before dinner, and I also found Italian bread crumbs in my cupboards, and nice lemons. Make sure to check the expiration on all spices and bread crumbs items in your cupboards before using. Healthy meals are enjoyed even more when you blend fresh lemons, fresh herbs and spices! Here are a few ideas that I'd like to share with you! There are so many ways to marinade chicken, here is an easy suggestion. Suggestions for marinading and cooking 2-medium-sized portions of chicken breast only, no bone, no skin. Enjoy marinading your protein dishes before cooking, though by adding vinegar or fresh lemon juice, mustard, and other common ingredients-you can actually get away with not marinading your meats, at least once in a while anyway. I like to keep my ingredients healthy by checking the expiration dates on my spices and my keeping my marinades as simple and easy as possible for a tangy zest of flavor.


Super Easy Method of How Many Tablespoons in a Cup

Mon, 09 May 2016 12:46:12 -0500

The concept of conversion can be explained as an exchange from one unit of measurement to another, without a change in the amount or size. In this article, we have tried to help you in understanding the conversion of two cooking measurement units: cups and tablespoons.


3 Easy Low Carb Recipes You Should Try

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:33:39 -0500

Food is known to be the main cause of obesity. Due to this, weight conscious people are very careful about the food that they eat. If you are one of these people, and you love cooking, here are some of the best low carbohydrate recipes that you should go with. The cool thing about the recipes is that you will not only be in control of the amount of calories that you get into your body, you also get to prepare the food at the comfort of your home. The most popular low carb recipes include:


Wood Fired Cooking - How to Use Different Temperatures to Prepare Your Food

Tue, 30 May 2017 20:53:28 -0500

Wood fired cooking is becoming more popular and chefs and home cooks are increasingly using this ancient method of cooking to add some spices to their dishes. This method of cooking creates unique flavors that you just cannot achieve with other fuel methods such as gas or electricity.


Creative Cooking - A Guide

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:51:47 -0500

Just as creative writing can give you that rush, and provide you with that relief from ecstatic joy or lingering sorrow, creative cooking has its own benefits, too. Other than the obvious need to place food on the table that satiates your stomach, cooking can also be healing and therapeutic to some.