TIPS AND TRICKS

Make Better Chocolate Chip Cookies With This Simple Ingredient

This is the kind of chocolate that will satisfy the serious chocoholic.
When it comes to cookies, the most popular of all the cookies may just be the chocolate chip cookie. This American cookie creation will always be an instant hit with anyone who loves chocolate! There are chunks in every bite and depending on what ...

Everything You Need to Know About Making Delicious Chocolate Cake

Everyone loves chocolate cake. Here's how to make the best one ever.
A chocolate cake is one of those cakes that has the reputation to be unforgettably delicious and sometimes, unbelievably disappointing. There's no fine line between the two feelings! The most delicious chocolate cake recipes are incredibly moist, fudgy, and powerfully chocolatey. If you need a helping ...

What Happens When You Don't Preheat Your Oven

There are a few reasons this is important, all which matter to your batter.
Imagine this: you whip up a cake batter according to that great cake recipe you know is going to be delicious, pour it into the prepared baking pans, and insert the pans into the oven. You turn on the oven and wait for your cake to ...

This Is How You Can Make The Easiest Chicken Barbecue

The easiest kind of barbecues has to be made with chicken.
Recipes for barbecued meat can vary from the sweet kind of pork barbecue we love as Filipinos to the tangy, mustardy version like the baby back pork ribs that originated in the southern United States. However, when it comes to any of these barbecue recipes, it's ...

Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Chicken Sopas

Make the best tasting sopas in your life.
Chicken soup is said to be the dish that soothes the soul. It's a heartwarming dish in many ways! Sure, it's a delicious meal to make, especially when you're feeling less than your best.The usual chicken sopas recipe is usually loaded with chicken chunks or shredded chicken pieces ...

All The Adobo Recipes You Can Make With Different Kinds Of Vinegar

You don't have to stick to just one kind.
There are many different kinds of vinegar in the market and all of them all have a similar trait: sourness. When it comes to Filipino cooking, the adobo is one of the most basic, as well as one of most popular recipes. It's a super ...

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 ...
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