If you are a budget-conscious cook, chances are pretty good that you will make larger casseroles and your family can have her one dinner, so you can have it for leftovers the next night or for lunches. But how long are casseroles safely able to be stored in the refrigerator … [Read more...] about How long are casseroles good for in the fridge?
Rinsing rice before cooking has become more popular in recent years, especially with concerns about any arsenic or pesticides on the outside of the rice. Also rinsing rice is good because it removes some of the starch from the outside of the grains of rice, so that when the rice … [Read more...] about Are there any types of rice you should not rinse?
There are many different types of slow cookers on the market today, and a newer popular one is a slow cooker that is combined with a 9 in 1 or 10 in appliance like the instant pot. However some people don't like the instapot because it has a solid lid than you can't see … [Read more...] about How important is a glass lid for a show cooker?
It is the time of year when fresh cranberries are readily available in the grocery store, and there's always the temptation to buy fresh cranberries with the intentions of making cranberry sauce with it. But more often than not it ends up that that bag of cranberries gets tossed … [Read more...] about How to freeze cranberries (and no, not in the bag they came in)
Many recipes use cornstarch, most commonly as a way to thicken up sauces or other recipes that needs thickening. It should be considered a staple in most kitchens, because it does get Hughes quite regularly. However, if you have a recipe calling for cornstarch and you don't … [Read more...] about What is a substitute for cornstarch?
If you have a recipe that is calling for canned tomatoes, but you have an abundance of fresh tomatoes you would prefer to use instead, there's actually an easy way for you to make your own canned tomatoes to be substituted into your recipes. Canned tomatoes have actually been … [Read more...] about How to make your own fresh canned tomatoes recipe
While garlic salt is not as common today as it once was, there are still many recipes, especially the older ones that utilize garlic salt in the recipe. But if you don't have garlic salt in your pantry, it is actually pretty easy for you to make up your own garlic salt to use in … [Read more...] about How to make garlic salt
If you have a recipe that is calling for fresh garlic cloves but you've discovered you don't have any fresh garlic on hand, how much garlic powder do you actually need to make the substitution for the fresh garlic cloves? For each garlic clove that the recipe is calling for … [Read more...] about How much garlic powder to replace fresh garlic cloves
The safest way to defrost meat is by placing it in your refrigerator to allow it to slowly thaw while still maintaining a cold enough temperature for food safety reasons. For a steak that is about 1 inch thick, you need about 12 hours for a defrost fully in your refrigerator. … [Read more...] about How long to defrost a frozen steak in the refrigerator?
If you have a frozen roast in your freezer, you want to preferably defrost it in the refrigerator so that the meat stays cold enough so you don't have to worry about it spoiling as it thaws. But how long does it actually take to defrost a frozen roast in your fridge? The … [Read more...] about How long to defrost frozen roast in the refrigerator?
If you have done a lot of cooking, you've probably come across a recipe that specifies a specific dice size but refers to it as small, fine, medium or large. But if you haven't gone to cooking school, you probably aren't really sure what size dice actually means, especially if … [Read more...] about What are different dice sizes in actual measurements?
Did you know that herbs can bruised? When herbs are bruised their flavors tend to turn slightly bitter and not taste the way you expect them, especially when using them as fresh herbs in recipes. There are a few different ways that herbs can be bruised. The most common way is … [Read more...] about What causes herbs to bruise?
If you purchase fresh herbs, or you've just harvested herbs from the garden, you'll want to make sure that your herbs last as long in the refrigerator if possible. But how should you be storing them? You want to store your herbs after they've been washed and the water gently … [Read more...] about How to store fresh herbs in the refrigerator
Some herbs can be damaged if they are washed too roughly, which can impact the flavor they bring to many dishes. But today, it is recommended that all produce be thoroughly washed before using, including herbs. But how should you be washing herbs safely but without damaging them … [Read more...] about How to wash herbs safely without hurting flavors
We have all been there... For whatever reason, you find yourself in need of a last minute gift for someone. And especially right now people are not wanting to go to shopping malls, but ordering something from an online site might take too long to arrive. So what to do? Keep a … [Read more...] about Keep generic gifts on hand for quick last minute gift giving