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How to Reuse Zip-top Bags

Make Mother Earth happy by practicing this eco-friendly habit in the kitchen.
Make Mother Earth happy by practicing this eco-friendly habit in the kitchen. Bonus: No wasted leftovers!                           Photography by Enrico Gutierrez | Styling by Liezl Yap | Demonstration by Rachelle Santos |  Props from Saizen ...

Baking 101

10 must-master skills for the newbie baker
Want to enter the wonderful world of baking? Here are 10 baking skills you should know before you take the plunge. Don't worry, this will be easy. It can be rough at first, but the finished product will be worth it—we promise!Check ...

3 Tips to Keep Salad Ingredients Fresh

How to keep greens as crisp as possible.
.Keep your greens crisp and fresh with these tips!Follow the link for a list of our salad recipes ...

3 Ways to Thaw Chicken

Learn how to defrost chicken properly.
If you don't thaw chicken properly, the outer portion might be burnt and the inside part might still be raw—which may carry salmonella, a common foodborne illness. See how to defrost chicken properly by clicking on the slideshow!Main image from Pixabay.comPhotography by ...

Grilling Do's and Don'ts

Must-know barbecue basics.
We have useful tips every griller should know. Click on the slideshow!  RELATED articles: How to Set Up a Charcoal Grill,  How to Clean a Grill, Main image from Pixabay.com Photography by Miguel Nacianceno | Styling by  Liezl Yap | Demonstration by ...

Be A Better Cook: 5 Tips

Get a little help from the country's top professional chefs and restaurateurs.
Wish you were a better cook? Take cues from the country's professional chefs and resto owners on how to be a whiz in your own kitchen:1. Herbs 101 “Know your herbs and spices—then you won’t waste those bottles of spices in your ...

Tip of the Week: How to Soften Butter

Here's how to quickly soften butter when you're in a hurry!
Many baking recipes call for softened butter, which requires letting the butter stand at room temperature for about 40 minutes to an hour. But there are instances when we’re not able to prepare this ahead of time or are simply in a ...

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 ...

Tip of the Week: Cooking with Chilies

Fan of fiery flavors from chilies? Here's how to handle the heat.
Fan of fiery flavors? Chilies give food a deliciously hot kick. Capsaicin, a compound found in chilies, is responsible for this intense heat. How to prep and cook with chilies? Here are a few tips: 1. When chopping chilies, make sure to ...

Tip of the Week: Thaw Meat Quickly and Safely

Strapped for time? You can thaw meat quickly and cook up something fast.
Although the safest way is to let meat thaw in the refrigerator (it won’t reach the temperature danger zone—35°F to 135°F—where bacteria is known to grow rapidly), it’s also the slowest method. A quicker way is to place the meat in a ...

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 ...

Tip of the Week: Drip-Free Popsicles

Keep your hands free of melted popsicle juice.
Eating popsicles is fun, but it can get messy. Avoid sticky hands with this oh-so-cute and handy tip: use cupcake liners! Simply make a small incision in the center of a cupcake liner, then insert the popsicle stick into the hole. This ...

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: 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 ...

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 ...

How To Care For Bakeware

Here's how to show your tools the TLC they deserve.
Bakers' must: Taking care of the tools that help produce delicious baked goods. Follow this guide so your pans and tools can serve you for a very long time.1  Use properly Baking pans come in many materials—glass, aluminum, ceramic, and silicone. Whichever ...

Tips on Buying Fish + Meat at the Wet Market

In charge of market shopping? Bookmark this guide!
New to market shopping? Keep these pointers in mind so you get the freshest meat, fish, and chicken available:  FISH Eyes must be bright, flesh should be firm, and it should have no foul smell. If it smells like the sea, it’s ...

WATCH: 4 Easy Cooking Hacks to Try

Cooking just got easier!
Make cooking easier and more efficient with these simple hacks!CLICK HERE for more COOKING TIPS & TRICKS  ...

WATCH: 3 Simple Summer Party Hacks

Make outdoor parties extra cool with these simple tricks!
Summer means outdoor parties, picnics, and barbecues! Keep your party chill, stress-free, and fun with these simple tips. Looking for recipes to serve your next outdoor party? CLICK HERE for PICNIC-PERFECT TREATSCLICK HERE for RECIPES TO MAKE AT YOUR NEXT BARBECUE BASH ...
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