COOKING TIPS AND TRICKS

Everything You Need to Know About Making Lasagna

It's not as complicated as you think.
What's your favorite pasta? Is it the creamy carbonara or the classic tomato-based spaghetti? Perhaps you're more a fan of the party favorite the baked macaroni and the meaty lasagna? Pasta recipes are some of the easiest dishes to prepare but one of the more complex recipes includes the lasagna. ...

This Is How You Can Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs Perfectly

You just need a little patience.
You've probably had trouble boiling eggs to perfection but once you have mastered how to boil an egg, the next obstacle is peeling it. This is where those perfect eggs become pockmarked and unsightly. You can avoid that with one of the quickest and easiest ways of ...

This Is The Right Way To Make Breaded Chicken

You need to know this tip to make breaded chicken properly.
Have you ever wondered how the commercial frozen food section does their breaded chicken so well? The coating is perfect every time! You can bread chicken just as perfectly, too! You just need a few tips on how to do it just as perfectly like the breaded chicken ...

This Is How You Get The Best Flavor Out Of Lemongrass

Learn how to prepare this aromatic and citrusy grass!
Lemongrass has an intensely aromatic and delicious flavor that is widely available around the Philippines. Locally known as tanglad, the lemongrass is a tall, prolific grass that grows in bunches from a bulb. It's tough and stringy but its oil is used in many medicinal as ...

5 Bad Cooking Habits You Need To Break

Get out of these habits so you can be a better cook.
Admit it. You are probably guilty of one or even a few of these bad cooking habits. From not waiting for the pan to heat up to still using a dull knife, bad cooking habits are not only going to make your cooking a ...

This Is How Much Water Your Rice Really Needs

Fluffy rice is the goal, not a soggy mush.
When it comes to meals, most Pinoys need rice for a meal to be complete. That means we need a bowl of rice and its satisfying heft with every meal! From the popular portmanteau "tapsilog" that marries all three components of our favorite breakfast into one word to the hearty sinigang, adobo, ...

Pasta Cooking Rules We Think You Can Break

These will change your mind about how to cook pasta perfectly.
You may already know how to cook pasta perfectly but we have a few pasta cooking hacks that might change your mind about how you do it. From adding enough salt that the water tastes like the ocean to cooking the pasta with the ...

Here's How To Properly Use a Wok For Frying

Use your wok for more than just stir frying.
Do you have a wok? How often do you use it? Do you only use to stir fry? Do you know that you that you can do more than just stir fry in your wok? You can stir fry in a wok, sure, ...

Everything You Need To Know About Making Chicken Relleno

This stuffed chicken doesn't have to be hard to make.
Making chicken relleno doesn't have to be difficult. This party-worthy dish is made with a variety of ingredients stuffed inside deboned chicken. There's more than one way to make it, too. Let us tell you how to make chicken relleno plus some ...

This Step Prevents Pasta From Sticking

Revisit this old pasta trick so you can cook pasta ahead.
Cooking pasta may be second nature to you by now. You boil water, add enough salt to make it taste like the ocean, and add in the pasta. You cook it until its al dente or just tender enough to your desired ...

This Is How You Can Save Your Dish When You Burn It

Here's what to do so that your meal isn't completely ruined.
Have you ever cooked a dish only to accidentally burn it? We know we have, and it's horrible when it happens.  Many of us have burned a dish before, so you're not alone.  We don't do it on purpose but despite precautions, burning your dish ...

This Is What You Can Do When You Overcook Vegetables

This is one way to fix overcooked, mushy vegetables.
We have all done it at least once (or thrice!) before. We accidentally overcooked vegetables to a stage that it was so soft, it wasn't pleasant to eat anymore. What was supposed to be crisp or should still have a crunchy but tender bite ...

KITCHEN TRICKS: This Is How You Can Make Better Lumpia

This trick ensures that your lumpia rolls are sealed tight.
We all love lumpia. These fried spring rolls, or egg rolls, are pretty common. It can be savory when stuffed with a seasoned ground meat mixture or sweet when you caramelize brown sugar and bananas in its crispy rolls. Whichever way you like your lumpia, one common ...

Yes, You Can Cut A Recipe In Half

You don't need to cook the entire recipe.
Most recipes are usually made for an average of four people. But what if you only need enough for two people? Or even just for you?  If you've ever wondered if cutting a recipe is doable, you most definitely can! The trick to cutting a recipe is to ...

Everything You Need To Know About Cooking Pasta

Keep all these tips in mind when pasta cravings strike!
There's a reason why pasta recipes are so loved. These bowls of boiled dough tossed in your favorite pasta sauce are homey, comforting, and downright satisfying. If there was a contender for a rice substitute, pasta would be one of the top three. There are so many ways to make ...

Everything You Need To Know About Steaming

Steaming can be one of the easiest ways to cook.
Steaming can be one of the easiest ways to cook. Almost any food can be steamed. From asparagus and chicken breast fillets to pudding and zucchini, steaming is a gentle way to heat food until cooked through. You may already know how to steam food ...

This Chef's Notes From Her Kitchen Will Make You A Better Cook

This cookbook has step-by-step photos to show you how it's done.
You know you're getting fantastic cooking tips if these come from a chef. However, Chef Reggie Aspiras isn't just a chef. She is an icon in the food industry who has continued to be an inspiration to cooks of all skill levels to be a better ...

This Is The Simple Reason Why Your Food Tastes Flavorless

Restaurants have a secret, and it's why their food tastes better than yours.
Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and discovered that their version of a recipe you make at home is so much better than yours? There can be any number of reasons why this is the case. It can range from the unique or expensive ingredients ...

You Don't Need To Go To Culinary School To Learn These 8 Cooking Tips

Don't be schooled when cooking with these pro tips you can learn from anyone.
There are many advantages to going to school but there are some things that you can learn on your own.Some of the best cooks all exhibit the same traits and characteristics and when you pinpoint these, you too can become a better cook just by mimicking them. ...

This Egg Cooking Tip Will Save You From Overcooked Eggs Every Time

Do this every time you cook eggs.
Many people love eggs. It's part of their daily silog breakfast combo plates, and it's a fantastic part of the meal that would otherwise feel lacking if it wasn't there. However, those who love their sunny-side-up eggs often run into the problem of overcooking their eggs. There is ...
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