February 2, 2015

Proven Tips To Make You A Better Cook

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Cooking is one the great joys of some people’s days. For others, it’s a nightmare. Want to join the first group? Read on to find out some tips to make cooking easier and more enjoyable for you. You may just find that cooking isn’t nearly as bad as you thought.

Make sure you are storing your herbs and spices in a cool, dark space. Many factors can cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor. Light, humidity, and heat can all cause them to lose some of their flare. To avoid this, make sure you are storing your herbs somewhere like a cool cabinet.

If you are wanting to make a good sandwich, make sure you put the mayonnaise on from corner to corner. You don’t want to rush this step. Doing it this way will ensure that every bit is full of flavor. This will make the whole sandwich that much more tasty.

After cooking with a large amount of garlic, rub both hands on your stainless steel sink before washing them. Use a vigorous scrubbing action. This will help to get rid of that lingering garlic scent on your skin. It will not leave a scent on your stainless steel sink.

Unleash the tremendous flavor power of Mediterranean cous-cous by using this cooking tip. Pour your dry cous-cous in a pot filled with boiling chicken stock instead of water. Mix for ten seconds, then turn off the heat and cover for five minutes. The cous-cous will absorb the tasty flavor of the chicken stock. This effect can also be achieved with vegetable or beef stock.

Buying pasta sauce that already has vegetables, seasonings, meat, or cheese in it is a great way to save time and money when cooking. There’s a great variety to choose from, and you won’t have to chop up peppers and mushrooms or brown the beef. It’s all in one jar–just heat it up, and serve over your favorite pasta!

If you are having a big party, one of the worst things that you can do is to put dressing on the salad. Since the salad will sit out for a long time, it will probably get soggy after a while. Instead, leave an assortment of dressings out for people to choose.

Hopefully, this article helped you with some easy tips to make cooking a better experience in your daily life. When you know a little more about what you’re doing, it always makes it easier, not to mention less stressful! Remember, cooking is an art, not a science, so relax and just enjoy playing with your food!

To get more great cooking tips, you should check out The Food Network. If you currently do not have this tv channel, then I encourage you to learn more.

July 20, 2013

Tips and Tricks To Make The Perfect Cheesecake

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Everyone who enjoys cooking and baking likes to learn how to make the perfect cheesecake; below are some tips and tricks for creating a mouthwatering dessert that your family and friends will absolutely adore.

The biggest mistake that people make when trying to create the perfect cheesecake is not allowing the dish to chill for long enough; ensure that your cheesecake comes out as desired by giving yourself ample time to refrigerate it. Most recipes call for at least six hours of cooling, so plan (more…)

May 24, 2013

A Trendy New Treat: How To Make Cake Pops

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It seems that the biggest trend in baking is everywhere – from high end coffee shops to the local bakery, cake pops are all the rage. These delightful little treats promise all of your favorite cake flavors without the calories associated with a full piece. Cake pops are not just something you can buy either. Cake pops are simple enough that you can make them at home.

The easiest way to make cake pops is to pick up a boxed cake mix from the store and some frosting. Once you bake the cake, crumble it (more…)

March 29, 2013

Tips and Tricks for Artful Cupcake Frosting

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The cute little cakes that you serve your family and friends as a treat are nothing unless they are topped with frosting. There is a way to frost cupcakes and get decorative at the same time. It all begins with the base of the frosting. If you want something that has volume and that you can add colors easily to, then you need a whipped frosting. Avoid a lot of butter because this will make the frosting oily and stiff. Add more sugar to the frosting when you mix it, (more…)

October 20, 2012

Getting Your Baking Advice from the Telly

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One of the best places you can get great recipes for baking and advice on cooking is the television. Many of you kitchen artists out there might disagree and the fact is that some people have trouble admitting that they use a cookbook let alone taking their cues from the likes of Rachel Ray or Paula Dean. However, at the end of the day, you aren’t making art that will stand the test of time – you’re trying to make the best tasting food possible and you’re doing you and your audience a disservice by switching off the TV.

Television, especially satellite tv service, has a wealth of information and just because a lot of these cooks are on TV doesn’t mean they are superficial or fake. Many of these master chefs still have all the passion and flair in the kitchen that they had before they ever even published their first book. Many of them choose television because it allows them a way to reach out to a greater audience and share their knowledge.

And, obviously, television isn’t the ONLY place to get great baking advice, but you shouldn’t write it off because of what other chefs say. You truly can get some great recipes and great cooking information from TV.

June 19, 2012

Three Great Mixers for Excellent Baking

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So here are some things to consider when choosing mixers for your baking needs. First you will want to think about the types of things that you make most often breads, cakes, and pies. They all require different kinds of mixing. For instance you do not want your bread dough to come out like cake batter.

The work horse of mixers is the stand mixer. This mixer can do just about anything when it comes to mixing. It is great for creating bread doughs and cookie batters. (more…)

June 15, 2012

What to Look For In a New Baking Oven

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When the time comes to buy a new oven for baking it is important to consider a few basic things. First of all you need to determine what kind of oven you want. Will it be gas or electric? Perhaps you prefer a microwave or convection oven. It all depends on the type of cooking you intend to do.

Another primary concern should be the location. Be sure to measure the area in which you want to put the oven in order to be (more…)

June 12, 2012

Five Great Kitchen Gadgets To Improve Your Baking

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There are many great kitchen gadgets out there to make the most delicious recipes. Once you are ready to start endless hours of baking, I highly recommend some of these products to make it easier in the kitchen. These kitchen gadgets also make a great gift for a friend or family members.

The “Dough It Yourself” baking gadget will provide all the mixing that you need to make your cookie dough. This machine has a powerful motor and will double or triple your dough quickly. This allows time for you to do other things such (more…)

June 11, 2012

Are Silicone Pans a Wise Purchase?

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If you are into cooking and baking, you might be curious about silicone pans. Before investing in a new kitchen product, it is wise to learn more about the item, and consider if it is a wise purchase. Silicone pans offer many advantages over glass and metal pans; these benefits make silicone pans a smart buy.

First, your food will not stick to silicone pans. If you plan to make a cake in a glass cake pan, you must first thoroughly grease the pan to avoid disastrous sticking. With silicone, you (more…)

June 10, 2012

Why Should I Purchase a Cheesecake Pan?

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Making a cheesecake is rewarding in itself but it is nice not to ruin it when removing it from the pan. This is the main reason why a person should purchase a cheesecake pan. There is a pan on the market that is called a springform pan and it is for making cheesecakes. The sides of the pan are higher that a regular cake pan to allow the cheesecake to expand and be higher. By releasing the clamps on the pan the bottom can then be removed.I was looking for more information, more details, and found it here. Your cake will stay on the bottom of the pan when the sides are released so there is no having to remove the cake to another plate. This is so easy and helpful when you are making cheesecakes. The pan comes in different sizes ranging from 6 inches to 12 inches in diameter so you are able to make different sizes of cheesecakes. Having a nice looking cheesecake with no cracks in it is well worth the reason to buy a cheesecake pan. Easy making and easy removal all in one pan sill save you a lot of time and trouble. The use of a pan like this is very rewarding for you.