Category: Cooking Basics
December 28th, 2011, No Comments
Sounds good right, 5 functions in 1? The question is whether this unit stands on it’s own or not.
I do have to say, for the most part, this deal works pretty good.
When you look at the griddler, you realize it can do many things. It can griddle items like bacon and eggs, but you [...]
November 30th, 2011, No Comments
One of the most recent questions I got was how to cook shrimp fajitas and have the shrimp extra tender. The answer is pretty simple, and the more you cook this I think will make sense.
The key you need to consider is how long things will cook or how long it takes things to [...]
November 17th, 2011, No Comments
Right about now, there are bound to be lots of people looking for tips and information on how to properly season a turkey. Afterall, if you don’t cook often, the idea of cooking a large bird may seem daunting.
The upside to this question, is that it is actually easier than it seems.
Here are the [...]
November 10th, 2011, No Comments
How do I Defrost my Turkey?
In your Refrigerator
The best way to defrost or thaw your turkey is in your refrigerator. The turkey will take days to defrost, so you need to make sure you plan for that.
An average 18 lb turkey will take about 4 days to defrost in a 38 degree refrigerator. [...]
November 8th, 2011, 1 Comment
How to Properly Sharpen Your Knife
Experienced cooks attest to the fact that it is easier to work on a sharp knife rather than a dull knife. Surprisingly, it is also much safer as it delivers a shallow and clean cut compared to the deeper cut that dull knives may cause. Since sharp knives are more [...]
November 5th, 2011, No Comments
Keep Your Green Beans Fresh by Blanching
October 20th, 2011, No Comments
Okay everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I am pretty stoked that my quest for your feedback is starting to work. I got a comment asking essentially how to cook a steak on the stove and have it be tender.
I was thinking about how I would respond, and I came up with [...]
October 17th, 2011, 1 Comment
Overview of the Different Types of Steaks
Steaks are slices of meat taken from the whole sides of beef. They vary in price depending on the area of the beef where they are cut from. Tender steaks in the short loin are the most costly while the ones between the round and short loin is more [...]
October 17th, 2011, No Comments
Pasta is such a popular food item these days, and you can be sure that it can be daunting as to which kind to choose. For many, the real decision comes from whether to pick fresh or dried pasta. But that is really where things start.
There are other things you may want to consider when [...]
September 8th, 2011, No Comments
When it comes to cooking asparagus, there are actually many ways to get the job done. Some of the more popular ways for cooking asparagus comes from blanching, steaming, and grilling.
I’ll cover each pretty quickly, and you’ll also see that it can happen pretty fast.
How to Blanch Asparagus
Get a pot of water rapidly boiling. [...]