Substitutes for Mushrooms

Substitutes for Mushrooms

Edible mushrooms are a staple cooking ingredient all over the world. 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 … Read more

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Side Dishes for Chicken: Ideas

If you’re looking for a side dish for chicken then you’re in the right place. 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 meats … Read more

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Sesame Oil Substitutes

Sesame oil is a fairly common oil that’s known for its golden brown color and rich nutty taste. 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 … Read more

Cream Cheese Substitutes

Cream Cheese Substitutes

If you’ve run out of cream cheese, you don’t like it or you want a dairy-free alternative then you’ll be looking for a replacement. This article will have you covered. What you want as a replacement will largely depend on what type of cooking you are doing. This article will … Read more

Best Wingstop Flavors and Sauces

Best Wingstop Flavors and Sauces

Wingstop restaurants are a great place to go if you love simple food and an even better place to go if you love old, classic chicken wings. Wingstop has been serving up wings since 1994 and now a lot of people think they’re the experts. Since 1994, Wingstop has been … Read more

Dijon Mustard Substitutes

Dijon Mustard Substitutes

Dijon is a classic French Mustard that’s used as an ingredient to cook within a lot of recipes. 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 … Read more

Taco Toppings

Taco Toppings

If it’s taco time in your house, you might be wondering what are some good toppings to go with 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 … Read more

Food Processor vs Blender

Food Processor vs Blender

If you are looking for a kitchen appliance to do the chopping, mixing, and blending tasks then you will probably have considered buying either 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 … Read more

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Can You Freeze Chicken Salad?

If you’ve made a big batch of chicken salad and you’ve got some left over you might be wondering whether or not you can freeze it. 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 … Read more

Oyster Sauce Substitutes

Substitutes for Oyster Sauce

Oyster sauce, as the name suggests, is a sauce made using 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 for an oyster … Read more

Cornmeal Substitutes

What Are Good Cornmeal Substitutes?

Cornmeal is a common staple food ingredient used in a huge variety of 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

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Biodegradable vs Compostable Trash Bags: The Catch

If you want to do your bit to help the environment then you may have looked into biodegradable trash bags and compostable trash bags. Single-use plastic is one of the most harmful things for the environment. Biodegradable and compostable bags make good alternatives to single-use plastic. The problem is knowing … Read more

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How to Tell if Bacon is Bad

Nobody likes to eat food that has gone bad and bad bacon can be harmful. 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 use Aluminium Foil in an Oven?

Perhaps you’ve heard that aluminum leaches at high heat and so using it to cook in an oven would hurt your health or even induce 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 … Read more

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Can You Use Aluminum Foil in a Microwave?

Can you use tin foil in a microwave? The short answer is yes, but carefully (or else this happens). Read on to know why. How Microwaves Work Microwaves work by generating radio waves that make the water molecules in food spin and heat up because of friction. The conductive properties … Read more

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Can you Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a Toaster?

You might have heard of bachelor’s grilled cheese prepared in a toaster. 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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What is Red Eye Coffee and How It’s Made

One of the popular, if contested, recipes for focus and energy during prolonged study sessions or other situations when your regular cup of joe just won’t cut it has been the so called red eye coffee, also called black eye or dead eye. I’ve been intrigued by it and done … Read more

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Where Does Coffee Come From?

Origins of coffee Earliest mention of coffee is likely in Arab chronicles circa the turn of the previous millennia. 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 the Sufi … Read more

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What is the Best Way to Reheat Pizza?

What is the best way to reheat a slice of cold pizza leftovers, or heating up a frozen pizza (shout out to Screamin Sicilian fans)? 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 … Read more

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Reuse and Recycle Your Egg Cartons

I often see this question asked: are egg cartons recyclable? The answer is yes — with a few caveats: Paper or cardboard cartons are recyclable, just like any other paper without toxic ink. Styrofoam egg cartons are not recyclable. Since recycling requires energy, and recycled waste still goes to landfill, … Read more

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How to Care for Your Cast Iron Skillet

If you have no prior experience with cast iron cookware, you need to know how to care for it.  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 … 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!