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Ten Kitchen Commandments Everyone Should Know

Taking advantage of your kitchen means taking these simple guidelines to heart.
Before we get started on rules, it’s important to remember that there is freedom in the kitchen. The beauty of having a kitchen is that what you get to eat—from how it tastes to how it looks—is only limited by your imagination ...

Here's How You Can Make Delicious Shabu-Shabu At Home

You only need a few key ingredients and equipment.
Did you know that you can easily recreate a shabu-shabu experience at home? Shabu-shabu is a popular Japanese eating concept where diners are seated at tables where a simmering pot of broth is at its center, usually accessible to all seated. Diners are encouraged ...

All The Starbucks Hacks You Need To Know!

Better take notes for your next coffee run!
If you go to Starbucks for your caffeine fix (we know some people who go every day!), then you should definitely take note of these tips that could save you money in the long run and get you more coffee: You won’t probably ...

All The Tips You Should Know When Eating Korean Barbecue

Eat Korean barbecue like a local!
The whole experience of dining at a Korean barbecue restaurant has its own charm. You pick your own marinated or non-marinated slices of beef, pork, or chicken. While you’re waiting for the built-in grills to heat up, you can sneak in a bite ...

Here's How You Can Avoid These Scary Kitchen Experiences!

What are you going to do when it happens to you?
A horrifying experience doesn’t always happen when you look under your bed, glancing at reflective surfaces, or waking up during the devil's hour (3:00 a.m). Sometimes, it happens in the kitchen when you tend to overlook the simplest of things–resulting in a ...

Here's How to Make Sure Your Okoy is Always Super Crunchy

Here's how your okoy will remain crisp and crunchy every time.
Okoy is a deep-fried shrimp-and-veggie fritter. The best kind is one that looks like it has an amazing crunch, is crispy with its light, batter-coated veggies and shrimp just waiting to be dipped into some spicy suka.Make sure you don't end up ...

Did You Know That You Can Upgrade Your Menudo with Worcestershire Sauce?

Add this flavorful sauce to make your menudo extra delicious!
It may be hard to imagine that just a little bit of this old school sauce can do wonders to your dish. Sure, Worcestershire sauce is similar to our soy sauce, but it has a distinct flavor profile that you wouldn’t think ...

Did You Know That Can Cook an Entire Meal in a Toaster Oven?

Here are tips on how to cook anything in this trusty kitchen appliance.
Almost every Pinoy kitchen has a toaster oven. What else would you use to toast your pandesal every morning? But did you know you can actually cook in a toaster oven? An entire meal, even? Well, you can. And here are 5 tips ...

Are You Overcooking Your Fish?

Here are tips to make sure you never overcook fish again.
You’ve had it before. A piece of fish that looks dry, doesn’t flake easily, and worst of all, it’s tough and rubbery. Did you know that there are ways to make sure that fish is cooked right so you never have to experience ...

WATCH: How to Pan Sear Perfectly

The secret to perfecting the skill of pan searing is patience.
Pan searing is the simplest way to get food on the table fast. It's fast, easy, and a great way to develop flavor, from simple pork chops to searing beef cubes to start a stew. But if you are one of those people ...

Our Best Tofu Cooking Tips for Your Next Stir-Fry

Tofu is a staple in stir-fried dishes and salads.
Tofu, or soy bean curd, is made from soy milk and pressed into either soft or firm white blocks. There are variations that include very silky and soft tofu, firm tofu, and extra firm tofu. Each variation needs to be cooked in ...

There's a Right Way to Store Cookies Properly

Different cookies require different methods!
Knowing that different types of cookies require different storing methods is key to ensuring they stay the way they’re meant to be.But before storing any kind of cookie, allow them to cool completely—the steam given off by warm cookies can make them ...

WATCH: Top Tips for Terrific Fried Chicken

Follow these helpful tips to make a batch of really good and crispy fried chicken at home!
Apply these simple tips to your prep and frying for a batch of great-tasting fried chicken! ...

WATCH: We've Got Kitchen Hacks from Buddy Valastro

The Cake Boss has a few easy tips to make cooking and baking easier!
 No hand mixer? Got an egg shell into your bowl of eggs? TLC's Buddy Valastro has a few tips to make cooking and baking easier. ...

WATCH: How to Make Great French Fries

Simple tips from the pros plus seasoning ideas for a batch of great-tasting homemade fries!
Great-tasting homemade fries is easier to pull off than you might think! First, soak the potatoes in cold water to remove excess starch, blanch it for a mushy center, then fry at a higher temperature for a crisp, golden-brown finish. Finally, season ...

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 ...

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  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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