Cooking Preparation

Cooking is something many enjoy doing, some find it a task. Being organized in the kitchen can help greatly in the preparation involved in cooking. Whether you have a huge gourmet kitchen or a kitchenette, knowing how to keep it organized is a good place to start. Here are some tips; 1) Keep your utensils in a place located closely to the area in which you will prepare your food. Your cooking utensils would do well in a container or on hooks right at arms length to the stove, so having them handing will keep things running smoothly. 2) Spices, if you are one that adds your spices as you cook, keep them in either a spice caracole or a …

Cooking Ranges

Cooking ranges are one of the basic kitchen appliances that every home needs. Some cooking ranges run on gas, while others run on electric ranges and few operate in combination of both. Cooking ranges are most convenient and energy efficient compared to traditional gas stoves. Electric cooking ranges are very popular due to various reasons. The cost of electric cooking ranges is very low compared to gas and dual power cooking ranges. As electricity is freely available every where, people prefer these types of ranges for their kitchens. In electric cooking ranges coils are fixed above the surface of the range top in an elevated position accommodating all types of cookware. Some electric cooking ranges come with deep porcelain drip …

Cooking In Lapland: The New Tundra Grill

To offset any confusion, we are not talking about a grill for the Toyota Tundra but the powerful new Tundra Grill from Hammacher Schlemmer, built to withstand the elements and burn a variety of fuels including wood, charcoal, pinecones and brushwood, as well as cook all kinds of meat, poultry, fish and pretty much anything else you want to throw on, within reason. With the Tundras 37 inch diameter basin you are not limited to one type of cooking method either; you can grill, broil, simmer, fry, smoke and bake. The options do not end there is the Tundra Grill comes equipped with a grill rack, skewers, and three swing-out skillets for frying eggs, simmering sauces, or even baking bread …

Cooking In Cast Iron Cookware

ou can probably recall your grandparents using cast iron frying pans and skillets. On Sunday, you were sure to have fried chicken cooked in a cast iron frying pan and some delicious gravy to cover that rice. There are many pieces of cast iron cookware. Many a fine meals have been prepared in cast iron frying pans and skillets. Cast iron has handles that can endure the heat. When you’re not using your cookware, it is best to grease it down to prevent rust . Cleaning cast iron is rather simple if cleaned while warm. Wash out and towel dry. Storing food in cast iron is not recommended. Moisture can form and cause rust to develop . This could be …

Cooking from the heart, and from bare essentials!

You do not have to go by the book to create tasty, easy, sociable food. Easy meal preparation is all about stripping cooking down to its bare essentials using little techniques and conveniences to make the most of your recipes. It is so simple: Skip the fuss and follow your heart. Here are some tips to take the stress out of cooking, whether you are stirring up supper for your mate or hoping to impress the new in-laws: Dinners-in-a-Bag Make these dinner bags involving glorious aluminum foil and write on them, 25 minutes at 425 F”, for example, with a marker pen. Even though Jools didn’t like cooking, she never had a problem with cooking the bags. I just program …

Catalogue Shopping For The Perfect Cookware For Your Kitchen

Are you in the market for cookware? Are you also a person who maintains a very full schedule — do you find yourself trying to juggle the demands of work and family? Have you essentially concluded that you simply do not have time to take up an extra activities, even something which might seem simple on the surface like looking for and finding the perfect cookware for your home kitchen. If that is the case, all is not lost. There are options available to you that will permit you to purchase the type of cookware items that will best meet your needs — and you will not need to unnecessarily overload your own schedule in the process. One option that …

Cast Iron Cookware

How to Season and Care for Your Cast Iron Cookware You have a skillet that came from your mom, and before that your grandma, and has now fallen into your hands. So how do you take care of it, use it, clean it, and get the best taste possible from it? I hope to answer some of those questions in this article. I love my cast iron skillets, passed down from my Mom; I remember her using them to make delicious fried chicken dinners, cornbread to go with our Great Northern beans and the best popcorn. The only thing I didn’t remember is just what she did to keep those skillets nice. I do remember her drying them slowly on …

Getting Ready For Camping Cooking

Cooking in the great outdoors can be very different from cooking in your kitchen at home. Its a way of exploring your own skills that you may have unconsciously learnt from your mom in the kitchen when you were at home. You should have a propane stove, or if you prefer you can cook over a fire pit. Camping in the outdoors requires that you get up early – that way everyone else can sleep in and wake up to a hearty breakfast. This would require you to be equipped with the equipment and supplies, and perhaps recipes for good camping cooking. 1. Equipment This includes the stove, gas cylinders, ovens, fireplace, grilling pits and so on. One of the …

Kitchen cookware and accessories

Stainless steel is made from iron and other metals, which is strong and resists against wear and tear. It is inexpensive, long lasting and is most popular in North America. The metals used in stainless steel or iron, may produce health effects such as iron, nickel and chromium. Ceramic pottery, enamel or glass cookware is easily cleaned and can be heated to fairly high temperatures. Ceramic is glazed; similar glazes are applied to metals to make enamelware. These glazes, a form of glass, resist wear and corrosion. For cooking and storing food, plastic is lightweight and nearly unbreakable. Many containers have been made for use in microwave ovens, where metal cookware is not suitable. Stainless steel cookware should be washed …

Home Appliances: Cutting Edge Cooktops

Are you a gourmet cook that demands the finest in kitchen appliances, or a gadget junkie that has to have the latest thing, no matter what it is? Cooktops are one type of kitchen appliance that is seeing a lot of innovation recently. Read on to find out the latest and greatest. Induction cooktops are one of the newest trends in home appliances. These cooktops use electricity, but are much more efficient and offer much more control than traditional electric cooktops. Fans say it has the control of gas with the convenience of electricity. Basically, the cooktop creates a magnetic field with your cookware and transfers the heat directly to the cookware and the food inside it. The result is …

Cookware & Good Hygiene

Preparing a scrumptious meal for guest is a great accomplishment. Many people neglect one of the most important things and that is cleanliness. There are people who assume that personal hygiene is for cooks who work in restaurant kitchens. Personal hygiene is for everyone that prepares a meal for themselves or someone else. It would be a horror if one could spy on a cook and watch them throughout the course of the day. There hands are full of germs and they haven’t even washed their hands all day. The suddenly, they decide to bake cookies for their guest. Imagine someone with germs clinging to their hands rolling dough for homemade cookies that you eat. This is how many people …

Cooking with Children

I am fairly certain that most of us have either seen or at the very least heard of the hit situation comedy “Married with Children” that dominated television for quite a few years and is still shown in syndication in many markets around the world. There are some wonderful insights that are shown by this often dysfunctional family and a few pearls to bring into your every day lives. The same can be said when it comes to cooking with children. There is little on this earth that can teach you about yourself and the way your children view you as easily as cooking with your children. Of course, this is the perfect opportunity for many of us to let …

Discounted Cookware Makes Dining In More Enjoyable

When people visit a restaurant and enjoy dishes that were prepared to perfection, they might be inclined to purchase a professional grade of cookware for use at home. There are many styles of cookware that are drastically discounted on the internet and these cookware collections often make dining in more fun than dining out. Some couples have a great time preparing meals together throughout the week. One might have studied a style of cooking in a cooking class and is now capable of preparing full flavored dishes at home. This type of cooking might have required the family to purchase cookware like woks but preparing these ethnic foods at home is certainly cheaper than ordering it for take-out. Many families …

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

The truth is that scrambled eggs are easy to make. Unfortunately, they are also the easy to make WRONG. At a root level, scrambled eggs are simply beaten eggs which are fried and – for lack of a better word – scrambled. But like most things that are simple (take love and martinis as examples), people have found ways to make them needlessly complex. No cheese. No overt flavorings. Just eggs and what it takes to make them taste and look like great eggs. What NOT To Add Cottage Cheese — Several recipes I encountered recommended whisking a Tablespoon of small curd cottage cheese in with each egg. Visually, the result was creamy and mildly fluffy scrambled eggs. In terms …

Kitchen Appliance Reviews And Information

Kitchen appliances are a central part of most kitchens. They make life so much more simple in the kitchen. Not only are they safer, they speed up meal preparation time. Because they are so useful, there are dozens of small kitchen appliance makers giving you hundreds of appliance choices to make. You can spend hours and days searching and researching different models and makes in the hopes of finding the appliance that is right for your needs. When you set out to buy a new appliance for your kitchen, there are several important things to keep in mind. Space, cooking needs, and cost are at the top of the list of things to decide before you buy any appliance. Of …

Keeping Food Safe During Cookout Season

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy cookouts and backyard feasts. Unfortunately, hot weather combined with eating outdoors can be a breeding ground for food-borne illness. Every year, an estimated 76 million cases of food-borne illness and 5,000 associated deaths occur in the United States. It’s easy to avoid food poisoning if you take some simple precautions. Here are some ways to keep yourself safe: • Avoid cross-contamination. Do not let food not yet cooked come into contact with anything ready to be eaten. • When shopping, buy meat and poultry products last, and unpack them first at home. • Cook food thoroughly, especially poultry. Even rare meat should be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 140ºF. • …