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Cooking FAQs

The chances are that you’ve thought about microwaving foil, and you are skeptical whether or not it is right. Fortunately, you are not alone—other people have also asked this question—can you microwave foil before.  To clear up the air and ensure you get it right, I’ll step up today and

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The summer is fast approaching and you are planning to prepare shrimp dishes for your family. You want to purchase a bunch of shrimp before the prices go up.  The chances are you’ll be worn out on some nights, so you wouldn’t want to fire up your grill to cook

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Can you freeze arugula? Are you taking advantage of the fresh vegetables in season? Are you wondering if arugula and spinach are similar vegetables? Are you looking to prepare family-pleasers using your stock of arugula? If so, what recipes do you have in mind? This article will walk you through

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Freezing fruits will keep them longer, but can frozen fruits go bad? Or how long can frozen fruits last? These are some of the questions I have come across in most forums.  Fruits can last up to 9 months if you keep them frozen, but their shelf life depends on

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So you’ve been wondering: how long does cinnamon last? Or can cinnamon go bad?  According to some studies, cinnamon is good for your heart, and this is one of the possible reasons why more and more people are interested in knowing more about cinnamon.  Besides just its health benefits, cinnamon

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Have you ever considered freezing your blueberries at home, especially when you buy more than you can consume in a week? Or have you ever wondered if you can freeze blueberries?  I have come across this question – can blueberries be frozen many times in forums, social media platforms, and

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Can aluminum foil be used in the air fryer? Or how do I use an air fryer?   Air fryers are incredibly becoming popular and more people are using them to prepare a variety of delicacies – from roasting, baking, grilling to air frying different types of foods.  Besides cooking, air

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Have you ever come across something floating in your maple syrup? What did you do, and what did you think it was? Did you declare the maple syrup bad and threw it away? What was your reaction towards this? This post will walk you through everything you need to know

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Do you love smoothies? Are you looking for a kitchen appliance for making baby’s food? Or, are you planning to host an event that requires multiple recipes?  In many cases, blenders, immersion blenders, and food processors are used interchangeably in the kitchen. They all use spinning blades to transform solid

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Are you using cool racks to their full potential? Or do you use a cool rack to chill your chocolate-dipped confections?  You can use a cooling rack for cooking beef, vegetables, and it can serve you as an oversized roasting rack, making your food cook evenly.  Cooling racks have been

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Each week I sift through all the noise of the internet and try to select the Best of the Best helpful content that can streamline your time in the kitchen. Because if you are anything like me, I don’t like or have time to spend an hour or more planning

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Blue cheese is a very distinct type of cheese that many people either love or hate. It has a very strong taste and smell and can be easily identified by its coloring.With most types of foods, it can be very easy to tell if it has gone bad just by

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Technically speaking, peanuts are a member of the plant family Leguminosae. This is a part of the legume family, which includes beans and peas.They grow underground and in the form of edible seeds encased in a pod. These fall into the vegetable category, therefore technically, peanut oil is a kind

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Who doesn’t love pancakes? They’re quick, simple and versatile, and can be eaten sweet or savory, hot or cold.Whether you make your pancakes from scratch or using a store-bought mix, it’s always useful to have these ingredients on hand to knock up a quick breakfast or sweet treat. Pancake mix is

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Potato salad is a popular dish that is easy and straightforward to make and loved by many. However, it is also a meal that is easy to make too much of. If you find yourself with too much potato salad to handle, you are probably wondering how long it can

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Bananas are a tasty fruit containing essential nutrients that promote healthy digestion and heart health. They’re great cut up on your morning oatmeal, eaten as a mid-morning snack, or even baked into a banana bread loaf. However, like all fresh produce, they do have a short shelf life. When the

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Answering the Age-Old Question Once and for AllWe’ve all been there, friend. We get up in the morning to find the cream cheese tub waiting ominously on the kitchen counter from the night before. It can’t be helped. It’s no one’s fault.You just wanted a quick snack, nothing fancy, a

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Brown sugar just seems to be one of those store cupboard staples that often gets forgotten about. We’ve all been there. You know, you buy a bag of it for a baking recipe, you have all the best intentions of baking regularly to use it all up, but it just

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Soy milk is created by soaking and grinding soybeans. This mixture is then boiled and filtered to remove large particles of soybeans. It is created as a natural by-product of the tofu manufacturing process.It is a type of liquid known as a stable emulsion. This means it is a combination

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Shrimp is one of the nicest seafood options. It is so versatile and can be used in many different recipes. Shrimp is great fresh, deep-fried, and even in soups. They are one of the more popular seafood dishes and it is easy to see why.If you have cooked a batch

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Chicken alfredo is such a tasty meal. If you have not tried it before, we would highly recommend giving it a go! If you enjoy Italian food, you have likely tried chicken alfredo, it is one of our firm favorites. It has such a lovely, creamy texture and is so rich

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If you’re talking about the singer: a Harley, the smell of burning rubber, the open road, and the icy grip of a passenger holding on to your waist for dear life.If you’re talking about the food...it’s a little more complicated.A good meatloaf should be completely delicious in itself, but you

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Ravioli is one of those things that makes an easy, tasty dinner.Throw it in a pan with some hot water and simmer for just a few minutes on a weeknight for a quick meal, or dress it up with a fancy homemade sauce as a more indulgent weekend treat. Whatever you

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Cocoa powder is often used to compliment baking recipes. Thanks to its rich flavor it can add taste to your bakes without adding lots of fats and sugars too.Many of us find ourselves buying cocoa powder in generous quantities only to find that there is a considerable amount remaining when

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Quiche is a savory dish consisting of a pastry case filled with an egg-based custard. This tends to be a shortcrust pastry, however, there are many variations to suit whatever your tastes are!  This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.Where does quiche come from?Quiche originated in

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Gosh, this is a complicated question! It all depends on what’s in the sauce, how and when the sauce was made, and how you store it. We’ve all been there, too much sauce, not enough spaghetti. It’s a first-world problem but one that can be solved with a storage box and

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Coconut shrimp is a firm favorite on any menu. With a crispy, golden crunch on the outside, and fried shrimp on the inside, it comes as no surprise that this dish is one of the best. Originally from the South Pacific islands, coconut shrimp is made by dipping shrimp in batter

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Ahh, Sloppy Joes. A staple in school cafeterias across the country, these All-American delicacies actually originated in the 20th century, you might be surprised to know. Research suggests their birthplace was Sioux City, Iowa.If you’re thinking of cooking up a batch of your own for the nostalgia, you may be

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Need to know how to reheat enchiladas you cooked a couple of nights ago? No problem!Enchiladas are a great example of Mexican food that people love to make at home. They’ve been a staple of the American diet since the early 20th century.In the Tex-Mex version of enchiladas we usually

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Rosemary is a delicious herb that brings a fresh but slightly sweet, fragrant flavor to any dish. Its taste is very distinct and is reminiscent of pine. It is a perennial shrub that is evergreen and produces gorgeous blue flowers.The young stems and leaves give the best taste, but you

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We know what it’s like at the end of the week, most of your meal ingredients are gone and you’re staring at a half-empty fridge questioning how you’re going to combine a meal with the most random of foods you’ve got left. Or on the other hand, you’re the kind

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