Cooking Guidance, Straight From The Chef’s Mouth

Jul 11 2013

Texture and taste don’t have to suffer when you are trying to lighten up your mashed potatoes. Cauliflower makes for a great substitute to help drop the fat and calorie content. You will not taste the blandness of cauliflower, but notice a new interesting flavor instead. It also mimics the texture and color of the potatoes almost perfectly letting you up your vegetable intake, and drop the calories, all the while giving the same delicious potato experience we all know and love. A lot of people cook with apples during fall and winter, but they will spoil rather quickly if you don’t store them correctly. Apples rot in dry warm air, so store them in loosely tied plastic bags in the refrigerator or a cool basement. Make sure to check on them regularly, as one rotten apple means the rest are soon to follow.

Spices should be stored in a cool, dark area so that they stay as fresh as they can for as long as possible. If your spice collection is exposed to too much heat or light, it will break down the flavors. Utilize stackable cooling racks. When you bake a big cookie batch, you might have no room from all of the cooling racks. Stackable cooling racks help you use the available space most efficiently. Using an area of vertical space rather than every available flat surface gives your cookies the space they need to cool and gives you the space you need to work.

You can warm up tortillas in a few different ways. One option is to turn the oven to 350, and place the tortilla right on the rack, allowing it to get crispy. As an alternative, put the tortilla right on the top of the flame on the stove top. Your tortillas will taste fresher and be warm when you eat them if you use these techniques. Purchase quality utensils for your kitchen. This not only saves you time from having to deal with knives that are dull, but it’s safer to use utensils that are new and sharp, rather than ones that are old and dull. Many cuts and accidents are caused by dull utensils. Prepare components of a dish the evening before in order to save some prep time the next day. Save time and stress and still guarantee your family a homemade meal by chopping vegetables or assembling casseroles the night before. Unfortunately, producing meals which are edible requires certain skills. It does not matter why you are cooking, but it’s great to know what you are doing when you do. Here are some tips you can use to learn how to cook better.

When you are storing leftovers make sure that you put them away as soon as possible to inhibit bacteria growth. You should always cover them tightly as well. This not only ensures health but it also will keep your leftovers fresher for a longer period of time. Leftovers are great!

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