Five Best Kitchen Items to Have on Hand
There are so many utensils and gadgets on the market today. These are five of the ones I would not want to live without. Useful almost daily, from expensive to downright cheap, these items are ones you will not want to miss. Some are used daily and some rarely, though all have their place. The five items I will discuss here are ones I use all the time. From the most inexpensive little piece of molded plastic to a pricey item worth every penny, read on to learn more about them.Indian Spices – Excellent Ingredient for Making Delicious Cuisines
India is a country with a diverse culture and rich heritage. People from outside the country come to visit this wonderful location due to its several astonishing features.Variations on a Bread Making Theme
Once you have mastered making bread, additions or changes can be made with the recipe. Discover how adding in some healthy ingredients, substituting flours and even working with dough when you have forgotten an ingredient. You know how sometimes even the best cook can get distracted and forget an ingredient? That happened to me once many years back, and I completely forgot to put in the 3 eggs called for in my bread recipe. I was so distracted that even when I had only added 7 cups of flour and the dough already looked too dry, I still didn’t realize what was wrong. I made the bread, baked it and we were eating the first loaf. There was a difference in color that I wondered about. That was when I realized that I had utterly forgotten to add the eggs.Top 10 Ingredients That Go With Turkey Meat
Turkey meat can be delicious if combined with the right ingredients. Find out which are the top 10 ingredients that go with turkey meat.All About Bread Making, My Beginning
Anyone who believes making bread is complicated should read this article. I have been making bread since I was 21 years old and have enjoyed it whether making bread totally by hand the old fashioned way, in a bread maker or in a large heavy duty mixer. I watched my Mom make bread since I was small. She only made bread for special occasions or holidays, and her recipe came from her mother. The bread is a rich butter and egg dough and makes wonderful, warm colored and slightly sweet bread.Home Made Beef Jerky Tips and Tricks
Pound for pound beef jerky is one of the most expensive foods in the grocery store. How do you get a deal? Make it at home. It’s easy with these tips and tricks.Select, Prepare, Grill, Repeat
This article shows the selection, preparation, and grilling process I use when I want to cook the perfect steak. The two best things about steak are protein and fat (marbling). From filet mignon to porterhouse these basic tips enhance any beginners grilling.Pepper, an Underappreciated Workhouse
Pepper is called for in most every savory recipe as a matter of course, and even in some desserts. How often do you read “add pepper, to taste”? How many of us even taste the pepper? How many kinds of pepper can you name?How Cookbook Favorites Change With Time
I have changed favored cookbooks as my life has changed. Long ago as a new wife and mother, I had two all purpose cookbooks. I used the Joy of Cooking, by Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, given to me by a dear friend, and The Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, given me by my mother. The Better Homes and Gardens is nicely all purpose, but quite generic and just didn’t cover all my needs when I moved to Guatemala at age 20. While living so very far away from my mother, The Joy of Cooking turned out to be my companion and mentor, my go-to for advice.Beginners Cooking – Top 11 Tips And Trick On How To Cook The Perfect Turkey
Your first time cooking a turkey? Do not panic, cooking a turkey is easy! The following tips will guide you to a perfectly cooked turkey. The important thing is… you’re doing it!Poppy Seeds – Part of My Ethnic Background
With nearly one million in a pound, poppy seeds are found in foods from cultures all around the world. Poppy seeds come from the opium poppy, but the seeds are safe for consumption, and high in oleic and linoleic acids. That said, be aware that if international travel or a drug test is on the horizon, one should avoid any foods with poppy seeds, as they can cause a false positive reading. They flavor diverse pastries, including some of my favorites.Saffron, the Costliest Spice in the World
Saffron is the costliest spice in the world, due to the labor intensive process of picking the three tiny stigma of each crocus flower. From 70,000 to 250,000 flowers are needed to make one pound of saffron. The process of picking the 3 tiny stigma of each flower is very labor intensive, making it the costliest spice in the world. Only 5 to 7 pounds of saffron can be harvested from one acre of land. Fortunately, little is needed for most recipes. Amazon recently was selling a 16 ounce tin of Saffron for $1,009.00 or $63.06 per ounce.Need to Remove Cooking Odors From Your Home? Think Carbon!
Ah, the great smell of cooking-onions, peppers, fish, Indian cooking, Asian cooking-all the stuff we love to eat… and smell! But for people who get headaches or have other reactions to cooking odors, sometimes these lingering cooking smells are really offensive. So how do you get rid of cooking smells in your house? Well, there are several good techniques, but to effectively…5 Reasons to Try Couples Cooking Classes
Some people find it hard just to pick up cooking. But have you ever though about taking some cooking classes? Or maybe some cooking classes with your partner, just to make it more interesting? Yes, Couples Cooking Classes for you!Chinese Fried Rice – How To Use A Non-Stick Pan To Prepare An Outstanding Fried Rice
The issue we faced in the western household is that the average stove at home is just too small to produce the intense heat required for stir-frying. Many people attempt to replicate the recipe only to be disappointed with the result of the small stove they have. The perfect solution is by using a non-stick pan!