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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 [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Bringing out the French in You!

November 15, 2012 @ 7:31 am
by JMacaspac
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Bringing out the French in You! It’s funny, how many of the foods that start with the word “French” aren’t actually French at all. Who doesn’t love a big pile of fresh, hot French toast in the morning, or a crisp bowl of French fries with their burger or hotdogs? The great thing about these “French” foods is that you can easily make them at home, and they are great for breakfast (French toast), or a quick snack (both French toast and French fries). Sure, you can get them in your frozen food section, but like all things, home-made always [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Brewing the Perfect Cup of Tea at Home

November 8, 2012 @ 8:49 am
by JMacaspac
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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Tea at Home Surveys have shown that, next to plain water, tea is the most popular drink in the world. It can be drunk anytime, from quenching your thirst, to rounding off a great meal, or even as a soothing beverage before bedtime. There’s nothing quite like drinking a warm mug of tea while watching a great movie, or reading your favorite book. There are a lot of commercially available tea blends in the market these days, and you can virtually choose which tea best suits your preference. You can choose the flavors you want, [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Meatloaf Madness!

October 25, 2012 @ 9:43 am
by JMacaspac
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Meatloaf Madness! For many, the quintessential comfort food is a hot plate of juicy, meaty, beautifully seasoned meatloaf. There’s something homey about biting into a loaded spoonful of steaming meatloaf, especially if it’s mom or grandma’s old recipe. That mix of hearty, perfectly cooked meat, fresh vegetables, and spices and seasonings make meatloaf a family favorite, no matter the time of day! The secret to making good meatloaf is fresh ingredients, as well as a long, slow cooking process. This allows the meat to tenderize, as well as absorb the flavors of the spices and vegetables that are cooking with [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making Your Own Delightful Doughnuts

October 18, 2012 @ 10:31 am
by JMacaspac
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Making Your Own Delightful Doughnuts In the world of food, perhaps one of the greatest love stories is the coming together of the hot cup of coffee and the freshly made doughnut. For many people, the best snack or pick me up is biting into a hot doughnut, topped with a simple sugar glaze and just letting all the stress of your day wash away with every bite. Whenever you’re driving down the road, you can find yourself slowing down and smelling the air whenever you pass by a doughnut shop or bakery and there is a batch of doughnuts [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Making Smoked Fish Spring Rolls

October 11, 2012 @ 9:29 am
by JMacaspac
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Making Smoked Fish Spring Rolls If you’ve ever eaten in a Vietnamese restaurant and sampled a Vietnamese spring roll, you might have fallen in love with its bright, fresh taste and its pleasant crunch. However, if you’ve ever bitten into a spring roll and found yourself missing…a certain something in both texture and flavor, then you might want to consider putting some shredded smoked fish in the spring rolls themselves when you try your hand at making them at home. Smoked fish, in this article, is not the type of smoked, fatty fish that you find in delis such as [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – How to Make Yummy Cream Puffs

October 4, 2012 @ 9:25 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make Yummy Cream Puffs Taking a bite out of a cream puff is always a delicious and uplifting experience. You can always round off a great meal by serving cream puffs for dessert, and you can almost always be sure that little to no cream puffs would be left over to store afterwards. Cream puffs are both easy to make and very versatile when it comes to ingredients. You can put almost any flavoring you like since the plain cream puff has a mild and sweet flavor, and can work well with a host of other flavors. While [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – How to Make Quick Carbonara Sauce

September 30, 2012 @ 10:22 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make Quick Carbonara Sauce There are many types of pasta sauces available to pair with the various pasta noodles, but one of the most popular and easy to make is the carbonara sauce. Basically, a carbonara sauce is a cream or milk based white sauce that can be accompanied by a number of proteins and vegetables. This is also a factor that contributes as to why the carbonara sauce is so popular: it can be varied to suit anyone’s taste or dietary preference. Here are some quick tips to make a tasty carbonara sauce: If you’re using meats [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – How to Make Quesadillas

September 23, 2012 @ 10:20 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make Quesadillas Sometimes, you just feel that hankering for some great Mexican food, and who can blame you? Mexican food has always been known to be hearty, filling and delicious, and quesadillas are no exception. Quesadillas are simply two flour tortillas with fillings sandwiched in between them. These fillings are made from cheese and other ingredients, which range from vegetables to proteins, or a combination of the two. You can eat quesadillas as an appetizer to a meal; or as a quick snack when you’re feeling a bit puckish. Now, most Mexican places do offer quesadillas, and if [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – How to Make Molded Chocolate Candy at Home

September 16, 2012 @ 9:18 am
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How to Make Molded Chocolate Candy at Home Chocolate candies are beloved the world over, and no matter how old you get, very few people will turn down a well-made piece of chocolate candy. You can even make a batch at home to give as gifts for special occasions, and the receiver will surely appreciate both the effort you put into making the gift, as well as the yummy gift itself. Don’t worry about all those fancy and expensive chocolate candy pieces that you find in high-end delis and chocolate shops; you can make them at home for only a [...]