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Quick Cooking Tips – Quick Tips on Making Soup

April 4, 2012 @ 8:24 am
by JMacaspac
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Quick Tips on Making Soup Soup is actually quite hard to categorize as a food. It can be an appetizer, a main course or even a quick snack. A lot of people consider soup as a comfort food, and it’s not hard to see why: You would be hard-pressed to think of a food that you would rather sit down to than a big bowl of steaming, delicious soup after a hard day at work or at school. Making soup is considered by many as a labor of love because of the time and effort it takes to really make [...]

Quick Cooking Tips : Quick Tips for Cooking Eggs

March 28, 2012 @ 9:21 am
by JMacaspac
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Quick Tips for Cooking Eggs The humble, simple egg is thought by many nutritionists to be one of the best sources of protein, as well as being cheap, plentiful and easy to prepare. Indeed, you will rarely see a buffet, a breakfast plate or a breakfast spread without some type of egg dish on it. Here are some quick tips for making great tasting eggs in the different ways of cooking them: Fried Eggs : Frying eggs is perhaps the easiest way of cooking them. All you need to do is crack them open, put them into the frying pan [...]

Quick Cooking Tips : Great Gravy!

March 21, 2012 @ 9:19 am
by JMacaspac
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Quick Cooking Tips: Great Gravy! Eating a steak without a delicious side of gravy is like eating eggs without bacon: it’s just not complete. Not only does gravy really bring out the flavors of the steak, it also lends another flavor profile that just starts a party in your mouth with every bite. Gravy is also great for that delicious, almost always present side dish: mashed potatoes. Now, you could go out and buy a bottle of ready-made gravy to save yourself a lot of time and trouble, but it never really tastes as good as the stuff that you [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – How to Make the Perfect Pasta

March 14, 2012 @ 9:15 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make the Perfect Pasta Pasta, like many of the world’s culinary greats believe, is Italy’s gastronomic gift to the world. There is something comforting, appetizing and enticing about seeing a heaping bowl of perfectly cooked pasta smothered in a blanket of rich sauce and topped with a layer of melted cheese. The perfect pasta, of course, starts with making the perfect noodles. Making pasta is both a science and an art. A science because you need to make somewhat precise measurements when it comes to measuring out pasta-making ingredients, otherwise you might end up with starchy, stiff or [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Cooking a Great Steak

March 7, 2012 @ 9:12 am
by JMacaspac
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Cooking a Great Steak Most grills and barbeques are not complete without a great, big chunk of meat sizzling away on the grills. The aroma of cooking steaks is something that enchants the sense of smell, and the way that the flames just reaches up and turns the meat a beautiful dark brown just makes you want to reach for the gravy boat and a cold beer. The problem with steaks is that they are pretty temperamental, and if you make a mistake during the preparation or cooking process, you won’t end up with a rich, juicy and tender cut [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Coffee Around the World

February 29, 2012 @ 9:10 am
by JMacaspac
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Coffee Around the World Pretty much anywhere in the world right now, someone is making a cup of coffee. The experience of brewing your own coffee, along with that first sip of the delicious liquid while holding the warm mug in your hands, is like heaven on earth. Just like any other great food, every culture in the world has their take on what a good coffee is. If you want to experience a global food adventure right in your own kitchen, fire up your coffee maker in the morning and try making a coffee blend like they do in [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Choosing Your Perfect Coffee Bean

February 15, 2012 @ 7:08 am
by JMacaspac
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Choosing Your Perfect Coffee Bean When you wake up in the morning, most of you only want to see a single thing in your table: a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. Coffee is the way that many people start their mornings because of that much needed jolt to the system, but there are times when coffee is brewed and drank simply for the pleasure of doing so. Coffee has a very comforting, delectable and somewhat sensual taste, and when brewed right, can really make your taste buds tingle. Just like any project, you need to have the perfect building [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – A Quick Guide to Making Pancakes

February 8, 2012 @ 7:05 am
by JMacaspac
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A Quick Guide to Making Pancakes It’s the quintessential American breakfast: a couple of eggs, sunny-side up, a few slices of bacon, a tall glass of orange juice, and of course, a tower of fluffy, perfectly cooked pancakes. There are few ways better to start a day than biting into a moist, chewy, pancake that’s been drowned in syrup, smothered in peanut butter or simply brushed with a bit of melted butter. Now, it’s pretty easy to fry up some eggs and bacon, and even easier to squeeze a few oranges. It’s the “perfectly cooked” pancake part that most people [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – A Quick Guide to Breakfast Meats

February 1, 2012 @ 5:59 am
by JMacaspac
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A Quick Guide to Breakfast Meats For most people, the best way to really kick off the day is to bite into some freshly cooked, hot off the grill breakfast meat. It’s a great way to round off a sumptuous breakfast: some nice eggs, cooked just the way you like them, some crunchy toast and some slices of your favorite breakfast meat, and you’re good to go for the day! Now, for a lot of people, breakfast meats only revolve around two types: ham or bacon. Not only are they usually from the same animal, but they are usually cooked [...]

Keeping it together

November 2, 2011 @ 12:13 pm
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Have you ever boiled, steamed or blanched asparagus?  Did you have a heck of a time fishing it out of the hot water?  You know, those thick rubber bands that come around bunches of asparagus are actually boil-proof. you can just leave it bound up, drop it in the boiling water, and use your kitchen tongs  to pick the whole bunch up and, in the case of blanching, drop it in the icy water you have waiting! Just another great tip from us here at FastAndEasy-Recipes.com