Cooking Tips

Devein Shrimp – Easy How To Cooking Project

Shrimp don’t actually have veins, since their circulatory system is open. But they do have a long line down their back which looks like a vein, which is a bit unsightly. For that reason, and for health issues, learning how to devein shrimp is one of those necessary cooking tips. Sometimes this may have been…

Camping Foods – Creative Ideas for Easy Meals

S'mores for a crowd

It is getting close to that time of the year again.  We’ll be hitting the roads for some fun summer vacations.  Camping is one of the great ways to share the outdoors with family members.  These camping foods ideas will give you some inspiration and are all easy and fun to do. These Camping Foods…

Cooking Tips for Ginger Storage – Use Vodka

ginger storage

Ginger is one of those spices that I need when I want to do a Chinese stir fry, but also find that I can’t use up a big piece of it fast enough to prevent mold or deterioration.  I’m always on the lookout for different means of ginger storage. Ginger Storage is Easy with a…

Egg Replacements For Vegan Diets

Egg replacements for vegan diets.

I find it relatively easy to adapt most baked goods for vegans, but what about those that contain eggs?    There are plenty of egg replacements but first  you have to examine your recipe to find out what you want the egg to do. What are Good Egg Replacements for Vegans? Do you want to replace…

Hard Boiled Eggs – Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks for hard boiled eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs are a favorite of many people but they can be tricky to peel and also to cook so that the yoke is nice and yellow and not greenish.  Here are some cooking tips for perfect hard boiled eggs. Hard Boiled Eggs – Some Helpful Tips Add to the water when you hard…

Tamarind Paste – Make your Own DIY

Tamarind Paste

Tamarind Paste is one of those ingredients that is necessary for Thai cooking but also one that the average cook does not stock.   Luckily for us, it is easily made with just four ingredients. This paste is found in Asian food stores and on Amazon. (affiliate link) Unfortunately, unless you have an International store nearby,…

Cooking Tip – Left Over Sauce in Ice Cube Trays

Freeze sauce in left over icecube trays to use later

Left over Sauce – that is something that always seems to happen when I make stove top dishes.  Here is a tip for using the left over sauce later – Just freeze it! Left Over Sauce Tip for Reuse Later Use an old ice cube tray and place the left over sauce in it.  Label…

Stenciled Pie Crusts – DIY Video

Stenciled Pie Crusts

Feeling a bit crafty?  Anyone can do this DIY Stenciled Pie Crusts project- all it takes is an extra minute to apply cinnamon sugar or powdered food colors on your rolled out pie crust top then bake as usual. Stenciled Pie Crusts are Easy to Do and So Formal Looking Give your holiday baking a…