Author Archives: Laura
Author Archives: Laura
There are a ton of dishes that heavily rely on tomato paste for flavor. The intense and concentrated sour taste of the tomato paste is what enhances dishes like ragu, spaghetti bolognese, and Spanish rice.
Hence, if you’re versatile in your cooking, having a tomato paste in your cupboard is crucial. But what happens if your run out? What’s a good substitute for tomato paste? Does the flavor change? We’ll be helping you answer these questions!Continue reading
French onion soup is rich and savory, great for any occasion: eat it on its own, an appetizer, or a hangover cure. It is flavorful on its own, but for some people, soup is not satisfying enough for one whole meal.
In this article, we will help you find out what to serve with French onion soup for a simple but delicious three-course meal easy enough for anyone at home to make!Continue reading
Recently, spicy foods seem to have taken the internet like wildfire for some reason. From the two-minute spicy Asian dishes to your spicy buffalo wings, chili has become an important ingredient in almost any dish.
However, despite the demand for chili or chili paste, it is still a little bit difficult to find them in local grocery stores. So today, we are going to help you find the best chili paste substitution that is compatible with almost, if not all dishes.Continue reading
One of the difficulties that home cooks encounter is finding different food combinations. No matter how long we have been doing this, we, the household chefs still run out of recipes to try.
One day I just found myself cooking some meatloaf for the family and thinking, “What goes with meatloaf?” Have you ever asked yourself this question? It may be silly and random, but it is something important.
If you are a mother, a father or even a house help, your goal is always to satisfy the people you serve.
With this, you have to be creative in preparing your meals. So, I have done a little bit of research for myself and other meatloaf enthusiasts out there. Let me narrow down a few helpful tips and suggestions for you.Continue reading
Being the designated home cook or household chef can be tough. You are always expected to hash out great recipes that will satisfy all the cravings of everyone in there.
I, for one, am always tasked to prepare all the meals in the house. And now that I have been doing it for a long time, I think I already know all the ins and outs of basic cooking.
I know which herbs and spices are lacking, and which ingredients should be mixed in first.
Just recently, I have learned how to thicken alfredo sauce. Yup! It sounds a little random, but it has been one of the few struggles I’ve had with cooking pasta dishes. I did a “thorough” research about it so that I can share it with first-timers too. Read on and find out which techniques are best for your meal.
The holidays can be as colorful as your red velvet cupcakes, candy cones, and rainbow cakes. Baking is truly a fun activity especially when your kids can help in their little ways. But when kids accidentally spill food color on her body, that’s when the stress begins.Continue reading
Although microwaves have been a convenient appliance to keep on our kitchen’s countertops, they have their set of disadvantages. One is that they are space-eaters in the kitchen.
This has led to the concept of over-the-range (OTR) microwave ovens, one that any homeowner and cooking enthusiast should consider given its space-saving advantage coupled with its aesthetics and overall cooking efficiency.
However, even with the advantage that OTR microwaves present, you should still be cautious about choosing the best over the range microwave 2017.
Different brands have varying advantages as well as disadvantages. From basic features such as its power and size to more advanced ones like its sensors, we will help you decide which of the 5 brands listed below fits your interests the most. Check out the reviews below!
**Below, you'll find our more detailed reviews, but you can also click the links above to see current prices or read customer reviews on Amazon.Continue reading
Did you ever wonder what your dream food would be like? Most probably, it would be a combination of your favorite sauces, meats, starches, beans, and other sorts of toppings that you can add!
Though the random mixture may appear like it's a leftover snack, this ultimately new tasty hack is the next food for the gods—the stuffed peppers.
Stuffed peppers are one of the classic American dishes that could be easily prepared and served anywhere and anytime you want.
May it be during breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner time, this classic little treat can satisfy a hungry stomach. But aside from the main dish, people are also inventive of what to serve with stuffed peppers.
Various recipes are already available all over the net. From beans to beef, people have been creative in their stuffed pepper recipe.Continue reading
If you solemnly swear that you are one of those who is madly in love with eating Salmons, then you are certainly having the right choices in life. In this versatile, heart-friendly, delicate, and finely delicious type of fish, what more could you ask for?
Salmon has always been a classic favorite. Whether it is grilled, smoked, baked, or fried, it will always satisfy a craving taste bud.
Aside from being nutritious, you will never run out of ideas on what to create out of a salmon. You will not waste any skin and flesh because every part is irresistibly good. Even the skin can be transformed into a newly cooked dish.
If you are thinking of a nutritious, practical and at the same time delicious treat for the family, then you might want to try creating your own Salmon Skin Roll.Continue reading
When baking soda combines with other ingredients, the chemical reaction will result in the lighter and higher baked goods.
To make crisp sugar cookies with tender textures, I will panic if I do not have any baking soda. By knowing how to make cookies without baking soda, I will still enjoy these spiced, buttery biscuits with their slight nuttiness and perfect crunch.Continue reading