Probably the biggest area of confusion in the kitchen is around expiration dates – when you buy something at a store the has an expiration date, is that the date the store has to sell it by, or the date
Have you ever thought about being a personal chef? Pondered whether your love of cooking is enough, or if you need special training or a culinary degree? Wondered if you have enough time to run this as a side business?
I was just pounding some chicken breasts and thinking that for years, I didn’t know that this was a crucial step in getting evenly cooked breasts – as in, cooked all the way through, not overdone skinny end and underdone
If you’re not going to get to something by the time it will be past its prime, cut it into chunks, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs, roast and freeze it in a Ziploc freezer bag. Then you can use
I love using natural peanut butter – i.e. those that contain only peanuts, or peanuts and salt. Not only does this help me avoid nasty preservatives, palm oil, and excess sugar, but I love the deep peanutty taste, AND then
You always see those notes in recipes that things like “use whole spices for best flavor.” Whole, fresh spices really *do* offer much more fragrant and delectable aromas and flavors, but reaching for the whole nutmeg and the Microplane grater