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How to Reheat Nutella the Right Way

If there’s one thing that reunites every single soul around the world, it has to be the universal love for Nutella. The choco-wonder has been seeping into the lives of millions of people around the globe for years now, and for a good reason. I mean, come on, who doesn’t …

Masa Harina: 5 Great Substitutes You Can Use Instead

Masa harina is traditional flour that’s used to make tamales, tortillas, and many other familiar and delicious Mexican dishes. It is a staple ingredient in Mexican cuisine. Not only that, but you can also use masa harina to prepare some more familiar dishes, such as the masa harina pizza, so …

How Long Can You Store Cooked Salmon For?

We store our foods all the time, and we do it with all the kinds of food too. From meat to vegetables, it’s crucial to know for how long we can store everything for. Fish and meats are probably the most volatile foods when it comes to storing as it …

How to Fix Mushy Rice

Rice cooking is one of those basic processes that any cook can do in their sleep, even if they are an amateur. However, because nobody is perfect, once in a while, you might encounter an issue when you’re going through this simple task. Particularly, your rice, be it white or …

How to Peel Sweet Potatoes the Easy Way

Every cook has his own nightmare in the kitchen. For me, it’s peeling sweet potatoes. As soon as I open my French Cookbook and find that root vegetables in one of the recipes that I want to try, I’m bound to close the book, get my Omelette Pan, Egglette, or …

What to Replace Kaffir Lime Leaves With

Asian cuisine is full of delicacies and can provide a gustatory experience that no other cuisine can give you. It’s quite unique and for a good reason. It uses ingredients that are quite exotic and can provide a strong flavor to any dish. Asia has been known throughout history to …

Parchment Paper Vs. Foil: Which Wrapper is Better?

Spend enough time in the kitchen, and you’ll quickly realize that there are some choices that you have to make during your journey as an aspiring cook. As a chef, I’ve always liked experimenting with different tools to get the best out of my cooking experience. I’ve always had different …

How to Know if Chicken is Done

The only type of meat that is good when raw is definitely fish, and even that is arguable. But other than that, no one likes raw meat, and chicken is no exception. Moreover, it won’t just ruin the gustatory experience, but it may also cause some health complications that are …

How to Best Reheat Fried Chicken

When it comes to fried chicken, you don’t ever really find anyone that doesn’t drool at the sight of it. If you ever think about preparing fried chicken, be it fresh or Canned Chicken, to serve it to your family, or maybe when you’re having friends over, you usually don’t …

How Are Black Beans Cooked?

Black Beans! Hearing those two words, people tend to have different reactions. Some Love them and others can’t stand the idea of eating them. You might be one of those who actually like them or has at least tried them, but a lot of people don’t want or have never …

What Does Eel Taste Like

Eating eel is a no for many people, even die-hard seafood lovers, this is due to many things. The fact that it looks like a snake is one of the main reasons for many, we have to admit, it does look a bit scary with its big rounded eyes and …

How Long to Preheat an Oven?

At first thought, you might be thinking that preheating an oven won’t be much of a hard task. But if you tried it, you know how tricky it can get, especially if you don’t have an Oven Thermometer to go along with it. Sometimes you might not even have a …

What to Serve with French Onion Soup

Have you ever tried a recipe from a French Cookbook? They’re just amazing. The thing is, many French dishes have been a part of our cuisine for a long time now, including the infamous French Onion Soup. Despite being almost a part of our tradition, many people are still confused …

5 Ways to Thicken Chili Effectively

Chili is addictive, there’s no sense denying that. I was watching this TV show once, it’s called Black Mirror, where they said something that I really liked about Chili. It goes like this: “First time you had a jalapeno, bet you spat it out, too hot. But persevere, and it …

How to Cut Bok Choy

Asian cuisine can be really fascinating as it offers dishes with rich flavors and sometimes exotic ingredients. It can be characterized by a uniquely strong, spicy flavor. You’d know that if you’ve ever gone through a  Chinese Cookbook, a Japanese Cookbook, or an Indian Cookbook One of the more outlandish, …

Easy 4 Ways for Reheating Tamales

If you have frequent interactions with kids in your everyday life, whether you’re a parent or a caretaker, you know how much joy cooking for them can bring. And sometimes, kids may have a certain favorite dish that they just want to have at all times. But shaking things up …

How Much Juice Is There in One Lemon?

Lemons are among the world’s healthiest foods. Nothing can compare with the benefits that the almighty citrus fruit provide, and that’s a fact that’s backed up by some of the world’s most renowned research centers, including the American Heart Association (AHA). No matter where you live, and no matter what …

Can You Freeze Pudding? How to Do So?

Most of us, I’m sure, know that pudding is a savory dessert, but can also be a dish in itself. The word “pudding” comes from the French word “boudin” which means small sausage. In the United Kingdom, pudding is used to refer to savory and sweet dishes. In Canada and …

How to Know If Pork Has Spoiled

During times of joy and celebration, besides setting a Cake Stand and a Chocolate Fountain, preparing meat is a must have when it comes to making foods. Pork is pretty commonly used during these times as it’s the preferred choice of a lot of people. However, pork can be really …

The Best Way to Reheat Wings

A perfect bowl of chicken wings is almost universally viewed as one of the most delightful meals that we crave, and when prepared the right way, for example, according to some of the famous recipes out there, its’ deliciousness is bolstered even further to heavenly levels. However, even food enthusiasts …

How to Best Reheat Ribs

If you’re a meat lover, then ribs are probably one of your most favorite parts. They can just be prepared in a variety of ways. And they’re especially ideal for grilling. Whenever you feel like grabbing your Grilling Tools and Grilling Cookbook for some barbecuing, bringing out the ribs is …

How Long Do Potatoes Last?

There are a lot of people out there that believe that a dinner or a lunch without potatoes isn’t really food. It’s just the fact that potatoes make almost everything better. These vegetables are just universally loved, but that’s no news. They can be cooked and served in a variety …

Can You Freeze Jello?

You know it. You probably love it. Jello has been one of the most popular treats for decades now. It comes in various colors and fruity flavors, and it’s universally enjoyed by kids and grownups alike. Personally, if I’m to choose between a Chocolate Fountain, a Teapot, a Ramekin and …

How to Tell if Chicken is Bad?

In the huge pool of edible meats out there, chicken is surely the most popular one out of the bunch all around the world. That is due to the wide variety of tastes that you can apply to a chicken while cooking it, how relatively cheap chicken is in comparison …

10 Gifts for Pizza Lovers in 2019 (Fun and Awesome!)

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s by far one of the world’s most popular foods? Why? Because it’s easy to make, cheap to buy, great to share with friends, and tastes delicious! There’s nothing better than having a group of friends and family over, making or ordering a few pizzas, and …

Is Amazon Prime Pantry Worth It?

Let’s be honest for moment, Amazon is a luxury we can’t afford to lose. The days when one needed to visit stores to look for products are long gone, everything is within few clicks away these days. Whether you want a Cheese Grater, a Burger Press, or even a Can …

Banquet Select Recipes Herb Grilled Chicken Breast

During the past year I have been exercising and dieting, successfully I might add, and frozen dinners have been a huge part of my success. I have been counting calories, and frozen dinners have my nutritional information already calculated for me, making the job much easier. I have been happy …

A Guide to Growing and Cooking with Herbs

The arrival of spring means a fresh new batch of herbs. Imagine walking out the back door to collect herbs for a favorite recipe. Growing organic herbs at home is a great way to control what the family takes in the body. Growing herbs is the perfect choice for a …

How to Avoid Serving a Salty Ham on Easter

I know that many of you reading this article have pondered ways to serve a ham with a delicious glaze and NO saltiness. Born and raised in a small town in Alabama, I have watched my mother and grandmother create delicious southern comfort foods for years. When I’m cooking today, …

Easter Cake Ideas from Around the World

Cakes are an important part of most Easter celebrations, but you don’t have to settle for just carrot cake this Spring. Easter celebrations around the world serve up fruit cake, sponge cake, and raisin-almond creations such as Simnel cake for the festivities. Skip the usual cake recipes this Easter, and …

St. Patrick’s Day Party Recipe Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day parties can be fun, creative and delicious without being stressful or difficult. You can create a festive atmosphere without resorting to green beer and food that nobody wants to eat; such as corned beef and cabbage, or anything dyed green. Irish food and drink should be fresh, …

How To Cook Frozen Food In An Airfryer

Air fryers are a terrific way to prepare meals in a safe, oil-free fashion, and deliver crispness and flavor that surpass traditional fryers and ovens.  Moreover, they are equipped to handle foods that haven’t been thawed from your freezer.  Finding out how to cook frozen food in an airfryer is …

Cooking with Thyme

Thyme is a versatile herb that you can use in just about any recipe. At thanksgiving you’ll find it in turkey stuffing. In the winter you’ll enjoy it in savory soups and clam chowders. It pairs well with fish and is often used in rubs for lamb and beef. Because …

How to Keep Bananas Fresh For Longer

Rarely can you find people that do not appreciate bananas. Not only are they full of vitamins, but their delicious taste also makes them a fantastic ingredient in the kitchen. Banana bread muffins are an excellent breakfast choice, and you can even make perfect loaves of bread out of this …

How to Easily Sharpen Any Kitchen Knife

Cutting with a dull knife isn’t just slow and annoying, it can also be dangerous. If you ask any a chef what’s the most dangerous thing in your kitchen, he will point out to that dull knife you’ve been avoiding to sharpen. So, in order to help you avoid getting …

How to Cook with Chocolate in Savory Recipes

We usually think of chocolate as an exclusively sweet ingredient, but if you’ve ever tasted a nibble of unsweetened baking chocolate, you know that pure chocolate actually has a bitter, somewhat fruity flavor. It’s only when cacao beans are processed with milk and lots of sugar that it turns into …