Just like there are many ways to skin a cat, there are many ways to cook a good meal. Some techniques are simple and others are quite complex. In this guide you will see fast and simple tips you can do to improve your current skill level.
If you are working on creating more home-cooked meals, try the library for cookbooks that offer a variety of easy recipes that will be fun to prepare. Focus on one recipe at a time and give yourself enough time to improve your cooking.
It is absolutely essential that you have sharp knives whenever you cook. You are more likely to injure yourself using a dull knife. It is much easier to cut yourself trying to force a dull knife through a vegetable, than cutting it with a sharp knife.
To reduce fat and calories in mashed potatoes without sacrificing texture or taste, replace some of your potatoes with an equal amount of cauliflower. Because cauliflower has a pretty bland taste, it blends well with the potatoes and enhances the flavors of the other ingredients. Additionally, cauliflower has the same texture and color as mashed potatoes, so it makes it an easy, healthy addition to your dish.
If you are intending to use skewers when you cook, do not forget to soak them in water for at least half an hour before you use them if they are wooden. This keeps them from burning up while the food is cooking on them. Also, use two skewers through your food to help secure it, so it doesn’t end up on the ground.
When cooking a whole pumpkin, place the pumpkin upright first, then cut directly down its middle to create two halves. You then want to get two baking sheets and put the halves on their cut side down. Add a few drops of water to each baking sheet, then allow the pumpkin to bake for about one hour at 350 degrees.
Over-complicating recipes is often the source of a ruined meal. You can make healthy, tasty meals without a lot of hassle, by sticking to what you understand clearly. If you follow the ideas here, you will have a greater understanding of not only cooking, but baking and serving in general.