What do you do when you don't have a plan to have freezer meal for dinner that night? Chances are it involves rushing around trying to get everything ready for dinner when you are making it from scratch. What I found out is that I go and I take five extra minutes while I'm … [Read more...] about Save dinner time prep work by doing it at lunch
What's the majority of us finding our recipes online, including all the recipes found on this site, it ends up that when you have favorite recipes you can sometimes take you a little bit of time to find that favorite recipe, especially if you can't remember exactly which site you … [Read more...] about Why you should keep a printed cookbook of your favorite recipes
Believe it or not, a funnel is a must have for anyone cookingb on a budget. But until you have one in your kitchen, you won't realise just how many money saving trick you can do with funnel. First, funnels are pretty inexpensive. While you don't need a fancy stainless funnel … [Read more...] about Why every budget kitchen should have a funnel
Everyone loves pancakes but they can definitely be messy. Pouring pancake batter into the griddle can be messy, even when you use a bowl with a special pouring lip on it. And while there are special bottles you can buy to make pouring easier, they aren't in everyone's budget, not … [Read more...] about Easy trick for perfect no-mess pancakes
I love hard-boiled eggs and I often have multiple cartons of eggs in the fridge at a time. Hard boiled eggs are great on their own as a snack or you can use them to whip up a quick egg salad sandwich for an easy lunch or a fussy child. However, more than once, sometime will … [Read more...] about How to easily identify hard boiled eggs in the fridge
Chances are you have cooked something in microwave -such as the standard culprit of spaghetti or spaghetti sauce only to open the microwave at the end of cooking to discover a massive splatter mess in all surfaces of the inside of the microwave. There are a few ways to cook … [Read more...] about How to cook food in the microwave without splattering
Who doesn't love bacon? Unfortunately though, bacon is also extremely messy to cook traditionally in a fry pan because the high fat content causes it to splatter everywhere. And grease use one of the harder things to clean properly from a cooktop or stove top. Stop how can … [Read more...] about How to cook bacon without the mess
Sesame oil is popular in Asian cooking dishes, but it can be a pricey purchase for those who only need a small amount and use it rarely. But what is a good alternative? The most common substitute for sesame oil would simply be extra virgin olive oil. You can also use other … [Read more...] about Substitution for Sesame Oil in Asian Cooking
Fish sauce is popular in many Asian cooking recipes, but for those with seafood allergies, they have no choice but to find a substitute for fish sauce. But what would make a decent substitute? One popular substitute is to just swap out the fish sauce for low sodium soy sauce. … [Read more...] about Substitute for Fish Sauce for Those With Seafood Allergies
Many recipes, particularly Asian dishes, call for rice wine. But what if you can't find it, what makes a good substitute? There are a few different choices. The most common substitute is sherry, and is often used interchangeably in recipes. Other substitution options include … [Read more...] about What to Use for Rice Wine Substitute in Cooking?
If you are a vegan, you have probably been searching for a good alternative to honey for baking and other cooking recipes. Agave syrup has been gaining popularity recently and is a great substitute for vegan cooking. To substitute agave syrup for honey, you can use it as a … [Read more...] about Can You Substitute Agave Syrup for Honey in Baking?
There are many recipes that call for honey. But with the plight of the honey bees and hives being decimated, many are starting to look for alternatives to honey in recipes. Yes, you can substitute 100% pure maple syrup for honey in recipes. Do ensure that it is pure maple … [Read more...] about Can You Substitute Maple Syrup for Honey?
If you have a bottle of "maple syrup" - ie. the commercial type you buy for cheap in the grocery store, this can be stored in the cupboard, but if you have space in the refrigerator, it will last longer. But as always, double check the label for storage instructions. If it … [Read more...] about How to Store Maple Syrup – Refrigerator or Pantry?
It seems as though many recipes call for only part of a can or container of coconut milk. But if you have stored coconut milk in the refrigerator, you know it doesn't last that long. But you can easily freeze coconut milk for future use! To freeze coconut milk, first ensure … [Read more...] about How to Freeze Coconut Milk
If your power goes out, the first thing many people worry about is how long food will last safely in a refrigerator. Do not open the fridge or freezer doors. Resist the temptation to "check" because every time you open the door, you are allowing the cooled air to escape. When … [Read more...] about How Long Will Food Last Safely in Refrigerator During Power Outage