Category Archives: Cooking Basics

The basics of cooking – handy online measurement conversion table, pantry items, converting recipes to low fat, egg substitutes and more.

11 Essential Pantry Staples

Now that spring is almost here, it's probably time to start thinking about spring cleaning - and this includes the pantry in your kitchen. If you already have the essentials on hand, you can whip up a meal in no time! Stock your pantry with these 11 essential items to make your life a little...
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What to Put in a Pantry

Pantry - - A room or cupboard for storing food, usually dry goods. Most foods to be stored will be dried, packaged, bottled, canned, foods that do not require refrigeration. (more…)...
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Types of Pans

In most of us, cooking can be considered to be a hobby or an escape. Some even cook as their form of relaxation or some out of boredom. But whatever reason they have, the main reason why people cook is basically to have something ready-to-eat on their dining table. Read more

Important Ingredients and Supplies for Baking

Great dinners do not always require advanced planning. Sometimes, you just have to wing it with what you have on hand. If you keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with some basic supplies – and a few surprises – you will never be at a loss when you have to whip up something great for...
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Basic Cooking Terms and The Language Used in Recipes

It can be very frustrating when you are trying to follow a recipe, but you don't understand the cooking terms used. Sometimes even instructions on a packet of pasta can confuse you – what does cook until “al dente” mean? So, let's have a look at some basic cooking terms and the language used in...
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All About Yeast

From Wikipedia, yeasts are eukaryotic microorganisms classified in the kingdom Fungi, with about 1,500 species currently described. (more…)...
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Must Have Kitchen Supplies

In order for any kitchen to be considered well-stocked in the way of kitchen tools and gadgets, there are a few "must have" items that every cook (or aspiring cook) needs (more…)...
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Frequent Cake Decorating Terms

If you are new to cake decorating, then you can be confused by the many phrases for cake decorating. While these phrases may be intimidating at first, if you take the time to get familiar with them, then you will approach them with sureness. Presented below are many of the most common cake decorating terms,...
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