Spring Cleaning for Your Kitchen
1. Clean Out Your Fridge and FreezerIt's time to dive in your refrigerator and deep freezer for all the food that got shoved to the back. Starting with your freezer, throw away anything that's freezer burned, going bad or out of date. If you package your own food, make sure to check the labels for the dates you froze them and use common sense when deciding what to keep. If you don't label foods, now is a good time to remind yourself for later. Then, give your freezer a cleaning with a safe cleaning solution, paying attention to removable parts and their grooves. Take a simi... Read more
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How to Motivate Yourself to Cook
5 Tips for How to Get an Interest in CookingBeginning a cooking routine may be challenging at first, but you'll have fun as you learn and grow in your expertise. If you need cooking motivation, here are five tips to inspire your desire to cook.
1. Try Something NewIf preparing food is a new experience for you, there are no limits to what you can learn to cook. Experimenting in the kitchen is entertaining, even though it takes time and effort. To start your cooking routine, try making a dish you like. Instead of ordering your next meal from a l... Read more
How to Use Spices While Cooking
Spices are used to enhance the taste of food, boost its color and add delectable flavor. Cooking with spices requires a delicate balance. Too much of certain spices can overpower a dish, and too little can leave it tasting bland. Figuring out the perfect spice lineup to bring out a dish's aroma and flavors is possible when you understand how spices work.
10 Tips for Cooking With Spices
Whether you're just beginning to cook for yourself or are a lifelong cooking enthusiast, there are some things everyone should know when it comes to using spices and herbs:
- Store them properly: Spices should be stored inside air-tight containers in a cool, dark pl... Read more
Top Comfort Foods
What Is Comfort Food?From cheat days to throwback meals, comfort food takes many forms. In essence, comfort food is a meal that's both filling and makes you feel good. Maybe it's an old family recipe that helps connect you to your cultural heritage. Often, it's a meal packed with car... Read more
5 Quick and Easy Pantry Meals
Easy Pantry Recipes From PremioIf you've got a package of Premio sausage and a handful of ingredients, you can create a pantry dinner that you and your family will love. No matter what you make or how you make it, be sure to cook pork sausage to 160° Fahrenheit and chicken sausage to 165° Fahrenheit, checking with a meat thermometer for the best results. Get some Premio products, then check out thes... Read more
Spring Ahead With Healthier Choices
Substitute Soups With Creative SaladsNeed a new meal to pack for lunch? Substitute that high-sodium soup with something th at will add nutritional value and help melt away the winter weight. Let the sun warm you up, not your lunch. Salads can always be jazzed up. Feel free to use some greens as the base of your salad creation. Add grape tomatoes, red onions and bell peppers for some color and to c... Read more
How to Improve Your Cooking Skills
10 Tips for How to Be a Good CookDid you ever wonder why your cooking isn't as delicious as the food in a restaurant? Whether you are a professional chef or you're a beginner in the kitchen, you can benefit from these tips for how to improve your cooking skills.
1. Use Plenty of SaltSalt naturally brings out the flavor in a dish. Novice chefs either use this preservative sparingly or throw on too much at the end. You should use a healthy amount from start to finish, adding a little bit at each step of the recipe. Professionals use sea salt because they believe it has a better ... Read more
Tips for Going Low Carb
Spring has sprung! It's time to kick yourself off that winter diet and prepare for the beach or poolside. Eating right and exercising will have you feeling fit in no time, and if you really want to work off the winter body, you may consider a low-carb diet.
Why Go Low Carb?
Carbohydrates is a category of the main food groups, and one of three needed so your body functions properly. Carbs provide your body with energy for immediate use or are stored until later. If your body doesn't need the carbs right away, they are stored in your muscles and eventually converted to fat.
The idea is that by not eating carbs, you're not giving them the opportunity to turn into fat. Studies have shown that