Food Dictionary

Food Dictionary

Started a **fun project** just for folks who love word games! Many of these types of food can be prepared with a toaster oven, and I especially recommend Oprah’s favorite Cuisinart Air Fryer/Toaster Oven combo or one of the Breville’s toaster ovens. For some of those foods, use a Ninja … Read more

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Biodegradable vs Compostable Trash Bags: The Catch

Thinking of ways to help the planet? It might be worth looking into **compostable** and **biodegradable** trash bags. Single-use plastic harms the environment the most. Switching to compostable and biodegradable bags offers a practical and eco-friendly option. The problem is knowing which one is the best choice or which one … Read more

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Side Dishes for Chicken: Ideas

Got a craving for the ideal side dish to go with chicken? Well, look no further! In this article, I make a heap of suggestions for things that will work with chicken and also some recipes for how to make them as well. Chicken is one of the most universal … Read more

Taco Toppings

Taco Toppings

Thinking about making tacos at home? Wondering what toppings really **elevate** your tacos? This article will tell you about all of the classic toppings and give you some fresh and unusual ideas as well. Tacos are a classic Mexican recipe, which was invented by the indigenous people of Mexico before … Read more

Food Dictionary

Foods That Start With B

Ready to discover some tasty treasures? Here’s a fun and exciting list of **food items** that start with the letter **B**. See the whole food dictionary! Baba Ghanoush Middle Eastern specialty made of broiled or roasted eggplant combined with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt with additional seasoning based … Read more

Dijon Mustard Substitutes

Dijon Mustard Substitutes

Dijon, a classic French mustard, finds its way into many tasty recipes as a key ingredient. It’s also used for salad dressings, marinades, rubs, and by itself as a condiment. It’s known for its tangy, sharp, spicy, and strong flavor. If you’ve run out of Dijon mustard when you need … Read more

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Sesame Oil Substitutes

Golden-brown sesame oil, known for its **rich** nutty taste, is adored and highly esteemed. It’s often used in Asian cooking but is also found in a lot of other recipes. If you’ve run out of it or you just don’t like it, then you’ll be looking for an alternative oil … Read more

Substitutes for Mushrooms

Substitutes for Mushrooms

Edible mushrooms play a *major role* in cooking worldwide. They’re used to add texture, bulk, and savoriness to dishes. Different types of mushrooms also have different individual tastes and have been used in particular recipes for hundreds or even thousands of years. Mushrooms are a pretty unique ingredient and it’s … Read more

Food Processor vs Blender

Food Processor vs Blender

Thinking about a gadget for your kitchen that can chop, blend, and puree? You’ve likely thought about snagging a **food processor** or a **blender**. Working out which one of these appliances is best for your needs can be confusing. This article will help you to make a decision. I will … Read more

Cornmeal Substitutes

What Are Good Cornmeal Substitutes?

Cornmeal’s a staple food ingredient and shows up in all kinds of yummy recipes. If you’re cooking something that needs cornmeal but you don’t have any then don’t worry too much as there are alternatives. What is cornmeal? Cornmeal is a coarse flour (referred to as a meal) that is … Read more

Oyster Sauce Substitutes

Substitutes for Oyster Sauce

Imagine a world where **oyster sauce**, as the name implies, is mainly crafted from oysters. It is used to add depth of flavor, savoriness (umami), and a mixture of sweetness and saltiness to a number of dishes. It is widely used in Cantonese and other Asian cuisines. If you’re looking … Read more

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How to Tell if Bacon is Bad

No one likes eating spoiled food, and eating bad bacon can really make you sick. It’s always wise to know when it’s too late for your bacon and what you can do to stop it from going bad in the first place. Here I will tell you everything you need … Read more

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Can you Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a Toaster?

Ever heard of a guy using a toaster to make grilled cheese? Or perhaps you’ve read a “life hack” about turning your toaster on the side to make a quick grilled cheese sandwich at work. I’ll get this right out of the way: please don’t. There’s a good chance you … Read more

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Can You Use Aluminum Foil in a Microwave?

Ever wondered if aluminum foil works in the microwave? The simple answer is **yes**, but you need to be careful (or else, you might end up with a spark show). Let’s dive into the details. How Microwaves Work Microwaves work by generating radio waves that make the water molecules in … Read more

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Can you use Aluminium Foil in an Oven?

Cooking with aluminum at high temperatures can be concerning. This practice might cause **leaching**, raising health risks and potentially contributing to Alzheimer’s disease. Or, you’ve tried using tin foil to cook and it melted onto your oven floor. Now, you’re asking yourself: should you even wrap your next salmon steak … Read more

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Can You Freeze Chicken Salad?

Got leftover chicken salad and wondering if **freezing** is a good idea? The short answer is yes. You can freeze chicken salad but it’s a bad idea. It won’t do you any harm, but salad and dressings tend to do badly in a freezer. While the chicken will remain intact, … Read more

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Where Does Coffee Come From?

Origins of coffee References to coffee probably come up first in ancient Arab records from the start of the last millennium. The coffee plant is a native species to the geographically isolated Yemeni region on the south side of the peninsula. The plant, and its invigorating properties were popular among … Read more

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What is the Best Way to Reheat Pizza?

What’s the best way to **reheat** a cold slice of leftover pizza, or even a frozen pizza (shoutout to the fans of Screamin Sicilian)? Most people will immediately think about putting that leftover slice in the oven, but it’s actually wasteful and doesn’t even produce the best results. I will … Read more

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What is Red Eye Coffee and How It’s Made

Red eye coffee, also known as black eye or dead eye, gives a **big energy boost** when regular coffee just doesn’t cut it, perfect for **long study sessions**. I’ve been intrigued by it and done some research, so here’s what I found: First, the recipe. Red eye coffee is essentially … Read more

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Reuse and Recycle Your Egg Cartons

Sure! Here’s a rephrased version that meets your requirements: **Wondering if egg cartons can be recycled?** This question pops up quite a bit. **Good news!** Most **egg cartons** made from cardboard or paper get recycled just like other paper products. They get taken to recycling plants and turned into new … Read more

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How to Care for Your Cast Iron Skillet

Learning to properly care for **cast iron cookware** is vital, especially if you’re just starting out. Here’s how cast iron is different from other types of cookware: Cast iron needs application of a film of oil (called seasoning) before you use it for the first time to prevent food from … Read more

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What Bread is Best for Paninis?

Here I go to unnecessarily great lengths to tell you three simple things you need to know when you’re shopping for bread for your panini. Enjoy!

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What We Eat While on Quarantine

While we’re on lockdown, we’ve been trying out new food to order quickly from Amazon, and we found some great stuff. Find out which!