Do You Absolutely Need to Sift Flour?

Do You Absolutely Need to Sift Flour?

The simple answer is no – as long as you whisk your dry ingredients together. What is sifting? Sifting is define as a way¬†to aerate flour before it is incorporated into a dough or batter. So, sifting and whisking basically perform the same task in baking. And not only do they both add air – […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Freeze Bacon in Its Packaging

Why You Shouldn’t Freeze Bacon in Its Packaging

Why would you freeze bacon? Well, I sometimes go through phases of wanting it in BLT sandwiches, as a side for breakfast or as an ingredient in recipes (it adds a lot of flavor). Although it isn’t often that I need a whole package for any of these. Freezing bacon allows me to always have […]

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Keeping Spices at Their Best

Keeping Spices at Their Best

Over time spices can deteriorate and lose their flavor. You can keep spices at their best by keeping them in your freezer. While you may not want to do this for all your spices, it can be especially beneficial for ones that you don’t use very often. And if you really want to boost the […]

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Concentrated Stock Saves Time

Concentrated Stock Saves Time

Whenever I make chicken stock (or any kind of stock), I will simmer my stock for longer than what is suggested in recipes so that the liquid reduces even further. The reason is that whenever I add the concentrated stock to sauces, stews or soups then I can reduce the time that I need to […]

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Simple Hack to Improve Flavor

Simple Hack to Improve Flavor

One of the easiest ways to improve the flavor of your cooking is to use cold water in your home kitchen. It may not seem like a big deal but when you consider that hot water will go through your hot water heater, sit in your hot water tank, in addition to potentially going through […]

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