COOKING TIP

ASK YUMMY: Can I cook several dishes in the oven at the same time?

Learn how to multitask with an oven.
Q: I'm preparing for a dinner party and I'm looking for ways to save on time. Is it alright to cook three of four dishes in the oven simultaneously?A: Cooking multiple dishes simultaneously in the oven is perfectly fine, as long as ...

WATCH: How To Check If Your Eggs Are Fresh

To keep or throw away your eggs?
Unsure if the eggs in your fridge are past its prime? Here's a simple trick to test how fresh your eggs are or if it's best to just throw them out. ...

Tip of the Week: How to Make Quick Pickled Onions

It’s just as quick and easy as it sounds.
If you aren’t too big on the aggressive punch of raw onions, but still want to add their natural flavor to a dish, then you should have a go at making your own quick pickled onions! Quickly pickling onions is a great ...

WATCH: How to Measure Sticky Ingredients

Always have a hard time measuring honey? We have solutions to this sticky problem.
Honey and other sticky ingredients are a bit difficult to measure. We have a nifty tip to make it easier!ALSO READ:  ...

Tip of the Week: How to Scale a Recipe

How do you scale a recipe up or down?
.Most recipes serve at least four, but you’re only cooking for two. Or maybe you’re throwing a party and need more servings than a recipe makes. Here's how to scale a recipe up (or down!): Simply get the recipe’s conversion factor—that is, ...

WATCH: How to Make Hash Browns in a Panini Press

No stovetop needed! The bonus? You end up with less greasy hash browns.
Grab a potato and start grating! You don't need to fire up a pan atop a stove to satisfy cravings for hash browns, all you need is a panini press! You can even skip the peeling step if you scrub your potatoes ...

Tip of the Week: An Easy Way to Grill Fish

We have a solution to fish sticking to the grill!
Grilling is a great way to cook fish, whether whole or filleted; it imparts the seafood with a distinct smoky flavor. However, fish tends to stick to the grill because it’s so delicate. Here’s a creative solution: arrange lemon rounds on the ...

WATCH: How to Melt Chocolate with a Double Boiler

Master how to melt chocolate to use for your baking, dipping, drizzling, and frosting needs!
Melting chocolate with a double boiler ensures no burning! The steam from the simmering water from the bottom pot indirectly melts the chocolate perfect for your dipping, drizzling and frosting needs. Use the melted chocolate for these delicious desserts:Chocolate-Dipped PalmiersPotato Chip and Hot ...

Tip of the Week: Know if Your Ground Spices are Still Fresh

Your pantry has a number of ground spices—make sure they're still good to use!
Technically, ground spices don’t spoil. However, their potency and ability to flavor dishes diminish over time. Check the color and take a whiff —if the color isn’t as bright and the smell isn’t as strong, the spices are no longer fresh. As ...

These 5 Steaming Tips and Tricks Will Help You Make Healthy, Good-For-You Dishes

Fish, seafood, and even chicken remains moist and tender when steamed versus when boiled.
Steaming is one of the simplest (and healthiest!) ways of cooking. In fact, it's almost a no-fuss cooking method: just add your ingredients to the steamer insert, cover, and let the superheated vapors do all the work for you. But what makes it a great cooking ...

"Let The Meat Rest": What It Means + Why You Should Do It

Even your food needs a break.
Imagine this: You decide to prepare some steaks for dinner to celebrate a special occasion. Excited, you quickly slice off a piece of freshly grilled steak and discover that your lovingly cooked steak has become tough, dry, and hard to chew. This ...

This Steaming Trick Will Prevent Soggy Homemade Puto

Avoid soggy, wet puto, siopao, and other dishes with this easy steaming trick.
It's a little annoying when you bite into a fluffy puto or a giant siopao, and there's a soaking wet spot on the bottom or the top before it's removed from the steamer. No matter how careful you are, there will always be a soggy spot where droplets of ...

When To Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter

Does it make a difference?
You already know the difference between salted and unsalted butter: salt! You would be wrong to think, however, that the only difference salt would make is that one is more salty than the other. There are other reasons that make salted butter ...

How To Save Your Too-Spicy Dish

Tame that heat like a boss.
Was it a flick of the wrist that caused all that cayenne or chili powder to come pouring into your dish? Perhaps you only just tasted your dish, but belatedly realized that the spice was just taking a while to kick in? ...

How To Select and Store Squid Like a Boss

Take care of that delicious fresh squid!
There are so many ways to enjoy pusit (squid)—whether as ulam or pulutan, it easily brings a smile to people's faces. Sustain those smiles by making sure you use well-prepped, cleaned, well-chosen, and, of course, the freshest squid.Here’s all you need to ...

Help! Why Is My Crispy Kangkong Too Oily?

Nobody likes greasy food.
Before the advent of healthy chips, crispy kangkong was well ahead of the trend as a delicious appetizer. The affordable, local vegetable coated in a light and crispy batter has been well-enjoyed by Filipinos for a long time, usually in restaurants. If ...

This Is How To Cook Crunchy And Chewy Gyoza

Get the perfect bite!
What makes the perfect gyoza? Is it really the filling or is it the wrapper? We’d like to argue that it’s the latter. When describing the perfect gyoza, it can be a range of delicious fillings, from vegetarian, classic, to something adventurous ...

This Mom's Easy Meal Planning Idea Will Change Your Life

This trick will help you stay inspired for every dish you cook!
If you have to cook every day, it can be draining to be constantly thinking of so many dishes. It may even come to a point where the cooking part is much easier than coming up with what you’re going to be ...

When You Should "Simmer" And When You Should "Boil"

To simmer and boil are two different ways of cooking.
When a recipe calls for a simmer, a gentle boil, or a full boil, what does it mean? Does it really make a difference? The answer is "Yes, it does make a difference!" It can be the difference between flavorless and flavorful, ...

The Many Ways You Can Use Vinegar When Cooking

Have you used it in all these ways?
Acid is one of the pillars of great cooking. From what it can do to taste alone, it does a great job at cutting fat and brightening flavor notes. Vinegar is one of the many acidic ingredients you can use in the ...
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