KITCHEN TIPS

How to Cook the Best-Tasting Fried Chicken

These tweaks are bound to make crispy fried chicken the star of your meal.
.Fried chicken is one of the trendiest food items these days. Biting into crispy skin and enjoying moist, juicy meat brings us utter joy. But if spending a couple hundred bucks for two pieces of fried chicken feels too excessive, then just ...

Be a Kitchen Expert! 15 Tricks and Tips You Should Know

Seasoning steak, cleaning greens, and other kitchen tips to help you cook like a pro.
Unless you’re a seasoned chef or have clocked in hours and hours of working in the kitchen, chances are, there are some cooking tricks that you don’t know about. We offer some tips to make cooking and working in your kitchen way ...

How to Have More Storage Space in Your Kitchen

Steer clear of kitchen clutter and add more storage space with these ideas!
Your cooking and dining space need not be cramped! Here, some ideas to inspire and guide you:1. Utilize open shelves.Open shelves accommodate items which vary in size and height: mason jars can sit together with your mixer.2. Consider having a pull-out pantry.A ...

Tip of the Week: How to Keep Leafy Greens Fresh Longer

Say no to sad and wilted greens!
Don’t let your greens go to waste! Exposure to air and moisture will cause vegetables to deteriorate faster than usual, so the key is proper prep and storage. What to do: Wrap unwashed leafy greens in a paper towel, then place them ...

Substitute It! Our Guide to Pantry Alternatives

Bookmark this page: for those times you don’t have cake flour, tomato paste, or fresh milk in your cupboard.
Ever started whipping up a recipe only to discover you didn’t have an item or two on the list? Don’t fret. We have a list of pantry substitutes you can turn to when you haven’t made a trip to the grocery store: ...

Tip of the Week: Be Mess-Free When Measuring Ingredients

This tip makes it easy to clean up!
Measuring ingredients can create quite a mess on your kitchen counter, but here’s an easy fix: Place a sheet of parchment or wax paper underneath the measuring cup. When you measure out ingredients, let the excess fall on the paper, then carefully ...

Tip of the Week: How to Store Knives and Keep Them Sharp

Make your knives become more safe and efficient tools.
.Knives are definitely one of the most indispensable tools in the kitchen. Keeping them sharp means being able to do safer and more efficient kitchen work.  To maintain their sharpness, store them properly on a wall-mounted magnetic strip or in a knife ...

Kitchen Tips: 4 Ways to Remove Refrigerator Odors

Does your fridge smell of garlic and spoiled food?
Avoid having your refrigerator smell like garlic and spoiled food! Here are a few tips on how to keep your fridge odor-free:1. Clean your refrigerator using a homemade baking soda mixture to prevent odor. Baking soda is a great deodorizer for the ...

Tip of the Week: Choosing the Right Pans

When it comes to pans, size matters.
The next time you cook, don’t just grab the nearest pan. The size of the pan has a direct effect on the outcome of the dish. When a small frying pan is crowded with too many pieces of meat, you will not ...

Tip of the Week: An Easy Way to Grate Cheese

Do your cheese strands get stuck in the grater?
Did you notice that when grating cheese, especially the quick-melting type, the grated strands always get stuck on the underside of the grater? Avoid this sticky situation by simply brushing or wiping the flat side of the grater with some vegetable oil. ...

Baking Soda Does Magical Things in Your Kitchen!

This multi-tasking pantry staple is more than just a baking essential.
More than just a leavening agent you use when baking bread and cake, baking soda is an effective natural cleaner that you can use in the kitchen. Even if you haven't purchased cleaners yet, as long as you have this product sitting ...

Canola, Corn, or Palm Oil: Here's How to Know Which One To Use

Who knew there were 6 kinds of oil?
Vegetable oil or canola? Here’s a guide to the different kinds of oil you'll find at the supermarket.Different cooking oils have different uses and react in their own way to heat. When selecting an oil to use, always consider its smoke point, ...

Tip of the Week: An Easy Way to Decorate Cake

Decorating is a piece of cake!
Prettify a plain cake or cupcake with this brilliant trick! Simply use cookie cutters as a design stencil. Arrange the cookie cutters on top of the cake and fill with colorful sprinkles, chocolate  chips, chopped nuts, or cut-up candies. Spell out a ...

Kitchen Newbie's Guide to Vinegar

Cane, palm, sinamak, and more—get schooled on the different kinds in the supermarket.
Used as a marinade, a condiment, or a cooking agent, vinegar is an integral ingredient in Filipino cuisine. Here’s a closer look at the different varieties available on supermarket shelves.Sukang maasim or cane vinegar is produced by fermenting sugarcane syrup. The sugarcane’s ...

Kitchen Newbie's Guide to Sugar

Which kind of sugar should you have in your pantry?
Aside from the usual white and brown varieties, there are other kinds of sugar you can use in your cooking. Here’s a quick guide to the 6 most common ones you’ll find.White sugar is the type that most households have in their ...

Tip of the Week: Make Salad Vinaigrette from Leftover Jam

The last few drops of jam can still be used for your salad dressing!
When a jar of jam is almost empty, we often discard the bottle immediately instead of scrupulously scraping the last few drops. Here’s a nifty tip to maximize every bit of jam, jelly, or marmalade: Add equal parts of wine vinegar and ...
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