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. ...

How To Choose The Best Baking Sheets And Pans

These tips will help you choose the best kind of bakeware.
Baking sheets and pans are the most basic equipment for any baker. Whether you're a new baker or a more experienced one, you will probably need some kind of baking sheet or baking pan to make your baked goods. These bakeware come in many ...

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 ...

Everything You Need to Know When Making Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a basic cookie recipe!
Would you believe that the chocolate chip cookie recipe is the basic cookie recipe you need to master to make other cookies? It is! There are so many lessons to learn when making this cookie that if you do master it, you can make ...

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 ...

KITCHEN TRICKS: This Is How You Melt Chocolate Without A Microwave

Heads up, bakers! This works.
Anyone who loves anything chocolate knows that some of the best chocolate desserts are made with real chocolate! Luscious, creamy, and silky melted chocolate, when added to baked goods or even no-cook recipes taste even more delicious when its added in. Brownies are ...

Replace Eggs In Cake Recipes With These Easy Swaps

Out of eggs? Here's what you can use instead.
We usually don't recommend substituting ingredients in baking recipes. Why? Because baking is a science. There's a reason for each ingredient and even why each ingredient is precisely measured. Both of these things combined is how you achieve baking perfection.Sure, not everyone has measuring tools ...

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 ...

Pinoy Fruit Salad Tip: This Step Will Save Your Salad From Turning Red

You need to do this every time you make fruit salad.
When you cook a dish, you may think you are merely cooking for the way it tastes.That's not completely true.When you eat a dish, you eat with your eyes as well. That's why we cook with flavorful as well as colorful ingredients. While ingredients ...

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 ...

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 ...

Baking A Cake? You'll Want To Do This Before You Make The Batter

This will guarantee that no cake will ever stick to your baking pan ever again.
One of the biggest problems new bakers have when baking any cake is the cake sticking to the baking pan.  The crux of the problem can be that they do not yet know how to properly prepare their baking pans. +Bakers need to be meticulous about this first ...

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 ...

This Is The Baking Trick You Should Use To Prevent Your Cake Top From Burning

You can use this neat tip for your roasts, too.
Have you ever baked a cake and ended up with cake tops that were too brown or even burnt before the cake was baked through? One of the reasons that your cake tops are browning way too fast may be your temperature or your oven. Here ...

Everything You Need To Know About Using Tokwa

What is the best way to cook tofu? Here are our tips.
Do you love using tokwa as an alternative to meat? If you do, then you already know that the tofu is a great and versatile ingredient to use in many different recipes. The tokwa can be used in many different ways and using it as your meat substitute ...

Everything You Need to Know When Roasting Chicken

No need to spend more if you can make a good roast chicken at home.
A good roast chicken is a great way to learn about roasting. Roasting is a method of dry-heat cooking, usually over a fire or in an oven. It's a great way to make a meal fit for an entire family without slaving over a hot ...
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