Category: Cooking

An Easy Trick to Measuring Sticky Ingredients

If you’ve ever made a smoothie with peanut or almond butter then you’ve probably run into a common issue. After struggling to get the ingredient out of the jar and into a measuring cup, half of it sticks and stays there. You’ll be left with a mess and a slightly-less-than-accurate amount for your recipe. However, there’s an easy trick to avoid this issue altogether. Simply spray the measuring cup with

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How to Achieve a Clear Stock

Stock recipes tend to involve simmering bones and/or meat with some aromatics for a few hours, then strained. The technique transforms food scraps into a flavorful ingredient for sauces, soups and stews. You should always watch out to not let it boil, or else the stock could come out cloudy. However, there’s another technique for a clear, clean-tasting broth known as blanching. Blanching is when you drop something in boiling

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How to Make Perfect Burger Patties

Pressing out a patty and throwing it on the grill might seem simple enough, but often we end up with burgers that are too crumbly or too small for the buns. The goal is to have a juicy and tender burger that stays together and fits the bun perfectly. Here’s how to get a perfect patty every time. Temperature. Other meats are often brought up to room temperature before cooking,

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Tips for Your Cast Iron Skillet

Purchasing a new cast iron skillet poses its challenges especially when you’re unfamiliar with seasoning and how to care for it. These skillets are great for their versatility and durability. Here are two tips you should definitely know about your cast iron skillet. Cleaning Is Easier Than You Think Soaking dishes is an effective way to remove buildup but the same doesn’t apply to cast iron skillets. Leaving these submerged

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Frozen Veggies and Fruits You Should Be Getting Year Round

Stocking up on frozen produce is one of the best ways to stick to a budget. There are myths that fresh is always better than frozen, but in fact sometimes the opposite is true! Frozen foods are picked and frozen when they’re ripe, sometimes between eight to 12 hours. This ensures all the valuable nutrients are locked in. Nutrients in fresh produce are lost during harvesting, packaging or while sitting

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The Right Way to Measure Dry and Wet Ingredients

Recipes can call for a multitude of ingredients, and with all the different measurements it can be a puzzle to solve just what you need. There are fluid ounces, weight ounces, imperial and metric systems, and liquid and dry measures. When a recipe relies on precise measurements, how you measure these ingredients really matters. First, make sure you’re using the correct measuring cup for an ingredient. Measuring flour with a

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Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe

Sheet pans easily prep, serve and clean-up. It’s no wonder why they’re the most popular trick among many recipes. Dinners are cooked faster while all the ingredients are cooked evenly. Nachos work great for a sheet pan since you won’t have to worry about balancing ingredients or having everything topple over. These loaded sheet pan nachos are perfect for a casual movie night or dinner with the family. They come

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The Best Cheese for Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese sandwich at its most basic, consists of three ingredients. Choosing the right cheese will give you the exact flavor, crunch and melt you desire. Make sure that the cheese will compliment the bread and vice versa. Texture is key, you’ll want to go for a cheese that is somewhat soft and moist. If your cheese is too cold, it may not melt before the bread is toasted.

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The Best Ways To Fry an Egg

How you choose to fry an egg depends on how you like to enjoy them. You may be looking for lacy, bronzed edges or the whites just set. Here are five techniques to help you get the style you like best. Crispy Edges: For an egg with golden edges, you’ll need to place the egg in a pool of olive oil. The egg will cook in the oil, which you

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How to Grow Parsley

Parsley is a versatile herb that can be incorporated into many different dishes and cooking styles. It’s great to tie into a variety of dishes to enhance flavor such as a vegetable omelet, tabbouleh salad or a chimichurri sauce. Parsley is also packed with nutrients such as vitamin C. Planting Parsley Like other herbs, parsley can perform well in a container. If you plant it indoors, keep the pot near

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