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Everything You Need to Know About Frying Pork Chops

These budget-friendly cuts are perfect any time, for any meal.
What is it about pork that makes it one of our favorite meats? It's certainly more affordable than beef and just as tasty and tender when cooked right. Pork is also just as versatile as any other meat! You can fry it, stuff it, roast it, grill ...

Everything You Need To Know About Cooking With Canned Goods

Just one canned food can make a meal better.
Did you know that we can thank Napoleon Bonaparte for the invention of canned food? Back in 1795 during the French Revolutionary Wars, the French Army was said to have offered a huge monetary reward to anyone who could store food safely. Before food was canned, ...

Everything You Need To Know About Making Delicious Embotido

This Filipino meatloaf is best served when hungry.
The embotido may be a Christmas traditional dish at your family gatherings but it doesn't have to be! In fact, the embutido is the Filipino version of the American meatloaf, and it's a darn good version. It's got all the flavors we love ...

Everything You Need To Know About Using Gelatin

Gelatin is the perfect ingredient for your no-bake desserts.
Not all of us have ovens. For those of us who don't have this kitchen appliance but love dessert, no-bake dessert recipes are our go-to recipes to satisfy our sweet tooth. However, did you know that unflavored gelatin is the secret ingredient in xiao long baos? ...

Everything You Need To Know To Cook Thick And Creamy Champorado

Making this chocolate rice porridge is easier than cooking rice!
Champorado, a chocolate-infused rice porridge, is a delicious meal. It's simply made using rice, tsokolate tablea, and water. It's served with swirls of evaporated or sweetened condensed milk and often paired with fried tuyo (dried and salted sardines). This breakfast recipe that we lovingly ...

Everything You Need To Know To Make the Best Crinkles

Before the chocolate chip cookie, we already loved chocolate crinkles.
Before the chocolate chip cookie worked its ways into our hearts, we were already in love with the humble chocolate crinkle. The crinkle was the epitome of what we loved in a cookie, even if we didn't know it yet: it had an intense ...

Everything You Need To Know About Making Delicious Banana Bread

Banana bread may seem basic, but a few tweaks can make it a success every time.
One of the most popular recipes for beginner bakers is the banana bread. This is a fantastic recipe for anyone to try, especially if they're new to baking! That's because it's hard to mess up making banana bread. It's naturally moist because of ...

Everything You Need To Make Crunchy Korean Fried Chicken

Learn how to cook the super crispy fried chicken you see in all the K-dramas!
Have you ever bitten into a piece of fried chicken and savored the sound of the crunch as you broke through the crispy skin to reveal the juicy, tender meat inside? This kind of chicken is only made even better when it's glazed with a supremely ...

Everything You Need To Know About Making Delicious Bistek

This simple recipe for beef can be made better. Here's how.
The tangy, savory flavors with a little bite you taste when you put soy sauce, calamansi, and a little onion together may be the usual pairing you might find as a condiment on the side of your main dish, but this combination is also quite delicious when ...

Everything You Need To Know About Using Ube

Learn how to use it in recipes.
The obsession with ube as a global trend has yet to totally die down! There are still many desserts out there that use the ube as its favorite purple-hued ingredient. However, if you have ever tried to use ube halaya or ube jam in a recipe and failed ...

Everything You Need to Know About Making Delicious Kare-Kare

This classic peanut butter stew can be made better.
The kare-kare (peanut stew) may be one of the more unique of Filipino dishes. It's a peanut stew usually made that is not replicated in other dishes. The peanut sauce is what makes it different from other stews, but more than that, it's a dish ...

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 ...

Everything You Need To Know To Make The Best Nilaga

This super simple boiled beef dish can be made extra.
When it comes to one of the simplest dishes you can cook at home, the nilaga has to be one of the recipes on top of that list. The nilaga, or simply a boiled beef dish, is classically simple. The most common nilaga is really the nilagang ...

Everything You Need To Make The Best Sinigang

This classic sour soup can be made super delicious!
How do you make the best tasting sinigang? The answer to this is simple: by adding the ingredients you love into the sour broth. That means you get to make it as sour as you like it and as loaded with your favorite ingredients ...

Everything You Need To Know About Making Pancit

Whether it's bihon, canton, or a combination of both, this guide will help you cook it right.
Everyone knows that the pancit is a staple of parties. It's the dish that signifies long life which we adapted from the Chinese. It's a staple as well for merienda. Whether you're looking to have a snack or need something more filling, the pancit can ...

Everything You Need To Know About Making Cheesecake

This guide will ensure that you make the best one yet.
Cheesecakes are one of the most decadent and most loved cakes. What's not to love about it? It's an incredibly creamy and cheesy cake that marries sweetness and tanginess on a flavorful, buttery crust that delightfully crumbles with every slice you make. The most ...

Everything You Need To Know To Make Great Chicken Curry

Why settle for ordinary when you can make it better?
Spices are what can make or break a curry dish. You can make curry with any kind of meat, whether beef, chicken, pork, and even seafood. It doesn't even have to contain any meat! That's because curry or kari means sauce. The chicken curry we know was ...

Everything You Need To Know About Using The Rice Cooker

You may know how to use it but there are some cooking tricks you may not know.
Any Asian resident will tell you that rice is the most important food in their diet. We love our rice! We eat it for practically every meal of the day, even as a snack or for merienda and there are many ways ...

Everything You Need to Know About Making Homemade Mie Goreng

These fried noodles are easy to make with a few ingredients.
The most popular fried noodles dish we know and love is really the pancit canton. Just like the majority of fried noodles around Asia, our pancit canton is a stir-fried egg noodles dish loaded with slivers of vegetables, chunks of meat which ...

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. ...
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