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Quick CookingTips – Quick Tips to Making Burritos

January 24, 2013 @ 7:48 am
by JMacaspac
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Quick Tips to Making Burritos Burritos are Mexican staple food; no matter where you go in Mexico, whether it be a high-end Mexican restaurant or a hole in the wall kind of joint, you’re most probably going to find burritos on the menu. However, you don’t have to go to Mexico to be able to satisfy your Mexican cravings; heck, you won’t even have to step out of your own home and go to your local Mexican restaurant. All you need is some time and patience in the kitchen, as well as a little bit of creative flair and willingness [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making the Perfect Rice at Home

January 17, 2013 @ 7:41 am
by JMacaspac
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Making the Perfect Rice at Home There are very few people in the world that won’t find their tummies rumbling when faced with a big pile of hot, freshly cooked and perfectly steamed rice. Almost no meal is complete without that bite of filling, hot rice that can accompany pretty much any viand or side dish. There are so many different kinds and cooking styles of rice to choose from that you would probably never get tired! Even if you choose to cook a certain style or cuisine of rice per week, it would virtually take you months to try [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making Perfect Mashed Potatoes

January 10, 2013 @ 7:38 am
by JMacaspac
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Making Perfect Mashed Potatoes For many people, the perfect side dish is a bowl of fluffy, creamy, smooth mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are great for pairing up with most grilled, baked or fried meats, and can give you a carbohydrate boost if you’re looking to cut out rice or pasta from your diet. The great thing about mashed potatoes are that they are very versatile, quick to make, and are so easy to create from scratch that a lot of kids are actually given the task to make the mashed potatoes, especially during family gatherings and occasions. So even if [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making Maki at Home

January 3, 2013 @ 7:33 am
by JMacaspac
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Making Maki at Home Whenever you mention Japanese cuisine, odds are that the “maki” is the first thing that will come to your mind. There are probably few Japanese foods that are more iconic and recognizable than these bite-sized morsels of happiness. Maki is a general term for a roll of protein, vegetable or fruit on top of a nugget of rice wrapped in seaweed, or nori. Generally, there are two types of maki: the more simple one, the hosomaki, is made up of a single topping, while the futomaki is more complicated because there different fillings inside the maki. [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making Crepes at Home

December 27, 2012 @ 7:26 am
by JMacaspac
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Making Crepes at Home Crepes are one of those sudden craving kinds of desserts. Most people don’t really think about eating crepes, but when they do think about it, suddenly all they can think about is getting their hands on a hot, freshly prepared crepe with their favorite filling. A lot of restaurants offer crepes as either a dessert (if the filling is sweet), or as a snack (if the filling is savory). These days, crepes are becoming so popular that there are even kiosks in the mall dedicated to cooking up crepes that you can enjoy and eat while [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making a Great Clam Chowder

December 20, 2012 @ 7:23 am
by JMacaspac
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Making a Great Clam Chowder When it comes to soups, there are very few true and traditional soups that are more loved and more filling than a traditional clam chowder. The delicious seafood flavors go very well with the creamy undertones of the soup, and the vegetables just give it an even heartier finish. Clam chowder is a great appetizer for most meals, and you can make your very own clam chowder at home, often times for a fraction of the cost that it would cost you to order a bowl in your favorite restaurant. What’s more, since the ingredients [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – How to Make Home Made Caramel

December 13, 2012 @ 7:11 am
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How to Make Home Made Caramel Caramel…perhaps one of the few things that you can add to pretty much any dessert to make a rich, sweet dish even richer and sweeter. There’s something about a thick, gooey ribbon of smoky, golden-brown caramel that really makes a dessert all the more decadent and sinful. Caramel is a dipping or topping sauce can also add another layer of flavor to any dish. While there are a lot of brands that offer a ready-made caramel, making your own caramel at home is quick and easy, and requires only a few ingredients. The first [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – How to Make Crispy Fried Chicken

December 6, 2012 @ 7:07 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make Crispy Fried Chicken Fried chicken…almost no comfort food dinner would be complete without it. For a lot of people, there’s nothing more comforting and homey than biting into a freshly fried piece of fried chicken, skin all crispy and hot, the meat juicy and tender. While most fast food restaurants offer their own version of fried chicken, what you probably don’t know or care about these fried chicken recipes is that they are loaded with fat, sugar and salt to make them taste good. Making fried chicken at home will not only be cheaper (especially if you [...]

Quick Cookingtips – How to Make Bread Pudding at Home

November 29, 2012 @ 7:38 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make Bread Pudding at Home Say you have a dinner party, or a casual gathering with friends, and it’s a potluck. What should you bring that would be easy to make and delicious, but would still impress people and have them coming back for more? Well, that’s easy! Go for a delicious, creamy bread pudding!  Bread puddings are a great dessert because they are easy to make, as well as cheap, since the best bread to use for bread pudding is actually stale bread. Here are some quick tips to make bread pudding at home: •    Like it [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Giving that Italian Touch: Risotto

November 22, 2012 @ 8:35 am
by JMacaspac
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Giving that Italian Touch: Risotto Any Italian worth their wine knows how to make a good risotto. If you ever go to Italy, your visit just won’t be complete without trying a big bowl of steaming, creamy, perfectly cooked risotto. However, you don’t really have to go all the way to Italy to be able to enjoy a delicious plate of risotto. You can make one at home, with a few simple ingredients! Here are some quick tips in making a basic risotto at home: •    In making a risotto, the type of rice that you will use is very [...]