We are reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more about our review process.

Home ยป Blog

Back For Seconds: Cooking Tips No One Can Resist

Almost everyone enjoys having meal time. Meals often taste much better when they are prepared by someone who knows their way around the kitchen. This article will go over a lot of material people at all skills levels can learn from in order to make tastier meals for life.

Apples are a popular ingredient during fall and winter, but unless they are stored properly, they spoil quickly. Dry warm air rots apples, so keep them cool in a basement or loosely wrapped in the fridge. Keep an eye on them though, because one rotten apple in the bag will spoil the rest of them in no time.

TIP! Prolonged boiling of vegetables destroys many of the nutrients contained within them. You can keep all those healthy nutrients by using a quick method of cooking like steaming or by eating the vegetables raw.

It is possible to lower the fat and calorie content of mashed potatoes without impacting the taste or texture by replacing some of the potato content with cauliflower. Cauliflower tends to have a bland taste, so this will blend nicely with the potatoes, and will pick up other ingredients, as well. Cauliflower mashes into the same texture and color as potatoes, so no one will notice, and you you will get the benefits.

Fresh Basil

Do you enjoy the flavor of fresh basil? Place some basil in a clean glass. With water you then want to cover the stems. Place the glass of basil leaves on the counter in your kitchen, and watch it keep its freshness for weeks. If you change the water occasionally, the basil will even grow roots in the water. While the basil is alive and thriving, make sure you trim the leaves in order to progress the growth of the plant. You will have plenty of fresh basil on hand.

TIP! Many people like to cook with apples towards the end of the year, but if they aren’t stored properly they can spoil. Apples spoil in warm, dry air, so keep them in a refrigerator or basement, in plastic bags that are loosely tied.

It works on other foods, as well as meat. You can add it to scrambled eggs or make a tasty snack by sprinkling a bit on some roasted pumpkin seeds. People will wonder where that burst of flavor is coming from.

Have you had trouble trying to figure out exactly how long to grill your meats? It is a great idea to utilize a meat thermometer to make sure you cook the meat properly. If the meat is thicker than an inch and a half, it may be a good idea to close the lid of the grill to cut down on total grill time.

If you’re serious about losing weight, then you need to cut back on the fat by eliminating some of the cooking oils you use. Butters and oils frequently contain unnecessary fats. Cooking spray is usually fat free and it help keep food from sticking to pots and pans.

Chicken Broth

Sauteing vegetables in a small amount of chicken broth is a healthy and delicious way to cook. The chicken broth will make the vegetables taste a lot better, and you will be able to avoid using other oils that may add fat and calories. Do this and you will find that your vegetables are delicious and easy to prepare.

Sitting down for a great meal you prepared yourself is a very rewarding feeling. You may be under the impression that it will take years to train to become a good cook, but you are mistaken. Just about everyone can do it! By using some of the advice in this article, you will be excited and ready to try your hand at the kitchen arts!

Bubbly Chef author

I'm Hayley. I'm the bubbly chef because food is always a celebration! I love wine, holidays and tasty food. It's so much fun to get together with friends over good food & drink. Whether it be at home or out on the town, you'll find me taking notes in the kitchen!