Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months. Put onions in pantyhose, and tie knots between onion. Plus it makes a freaky wall art installation! 2. Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle. Make sure the green onions are completely dry before storing or they’ll get freezer burn. 4. This is the best way to keep delicate herbs like parsley, basil, cilantro, and chives fresh the longest. Common-cooks-howmany-guide-to-kitchen-conversions_50682c4599d7e.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 1280 pixels) Cooking Tips and Cooking Questions Answered.
Every cook, being human, errs, bungles, botches, and screws up in the kitchen once in a while.
If you have not "caramelized" fruit in salt rather than sugar, you have not suffered the most embarrassing mistake made by one of our editors. We did not have to look much farther than our staff―and their encounters with readers, friends, and relatives―to compile a list of common, avoidable culinary boo-boos. The creative cook can often cook her way out of a kitchen error, but the smart cook aims to prevent such creativity from being necessary. Here are over 50 ways to be smarter every time. Buy the Book: Cooking Light Oops! Common Ingredient Substitutions. The 6 Enemies of Food Storage. 3rd February 2012 By Gaye Levy Guest writer for Wake Up World I recently decided that I should up the ante when it comes to the items in my food storage, and holy moly have you seen the price of beans lately?
Last summer I purchased a goodly quantity of beans and paid $14.95 for each 25-pound sack. The Medicine Cabinet in Your Kitchen – Ten Top Common Healing Herbs and Spices. 1.
CAYENNE - Cayenne pepper has wonderful cardiovascular benefits, including lowering blood pressure. Famed herbalist Doctor John Christopher noted that a couple of teaspoons of cayenne pepper never failed to stop a heart attack in only minutes. When added to food, cayenne increases appetite, improves digestion and relieves gas, nausea and indigestion. Susan's 100 cooking secrets. 1.
Peel ginger with a teaspoon. The Cook's Thesaurus. 12 Tasty Substitutions When Cutting Carbs. "The best way to cut carbs from your diet is to make creative substitutions," says Arthur Agatston, M.D., author of The South Beach Diet.
"That way you can still eat the foods you love, without busting your diet. " Dr. Agatston told us how to make cauliflower taste like mashed potatoes. Other nutrition experts gave us tricks for cutting white flour, pasta, and potatoes and replacing them with lower-carb alternatives that taste nearly identical. We then had some loyal carbo-cravers taste-test these dishes. And for more great ways to and lose weight and stay slim for good, pick up a copy of The Men's Health Diet today! Hash Browns Substitute: Squash for potatoes Summer squash (the football-shaped yellow kind) tastes similar to potatoes when cooked—but has just a fraction of the carbs. Carbs Eliminated: About 15 grams (g) per hash-brown patty The Taste: "Not as firm and crispy as regular hash browns, but the potato flavor is there.
" Mash Potatoes Substitute: Cauliflower for potatoes. Table of CondimentsThat Periodically Go Bad. 16 Tips For The Perfect Burger. Undoubtedly one of the most frequently cooked items of the summer grilling season, burgers are certainly an all-American food.
Of course, there is a wide range of burgers, from simple to complex, and ‘perfect’ arguably means a different type of burger for each person. There are thin, flat griddle ones and thick, charred burgers cooked on the grill. They can be topped with Maine lobster, dipped in French onion soup, or served straight up with just the basics (and maybe some gooey cheese on top). 10 Tips on Making the Perfect Burger. Ingredient Substitutions. Ingredient Substitutions by P.
Kendall * (1/13) Quick Facts... It is sometimes more convenient to substitute an ingredient than it is to go out and purchase the necessary ingredient. When substituting ingredients, take into account the differences in taste, moisture content, texture and weight. How many times have you been ready to cook and found you were out of a certain ingredient? Seven Surprising Uses for Baking Soda. Let us be clear: Baking soda is not going to permanently cure your acne or turn back the cruel hand of time.
The Perfect Pantry. Pantry essentials for easy home cooking.
Stock your kitchen with these basics and you'll always have a dinner backup plan. The Bare Minimum These are the essential six staples to always have on hand. SaltPepperOlive oilVegetable oilAll-purpose flourGranulated sugar Canned Goods Chicken broth and beef broth are good to have if you make gravies or sauces in which liquid is cooked down, or "reduced.
" Chicken stock or brothBeef stock or brothCanned tomatoesTomato sauceTomato pasteCan/jar of marinara sauceCanned beans: white, black, kidneyTuna Starches and Dry Goods Does your family eat a lot of pasta? Pasta (in various shapes, strands, and tubes)Long-grain white riceJasmine or basmati riceLentilsSplit peasDried bread crumbs.