When it comes to good food, there are plenty of familiar adages. Bump your cuisine-creating skills up a notch by using the tips you learn here.

It is fine to alter recipes. Do you like more cheese than what is called for? It’s fine to add more. Do you think onions would be good added in? Try it! Adding your own special twist to a recipe can help make a meal one of a kind!

When cooking stock, make it in a large quantity and store it in smaller bags in the freezer. Stock has a long freezer life and can be useful in so many recipes. Making a larger batch is no more difficult than making a small batch. You’ll save yourself time later by having a freezer store to turn to.

Did you ever regret throwing moldy fruit away? Have you ever thought to just remove the moldy section by cutting it out? There is, unfortunately, no good way to save fruit that is half-rotten. The fruit needs to be thrown as away as some of the mold may not be visible and can cause you to become ill.

Take the guesswork out of reducing liquids. When a recipe calls for you to cook until the liquid is reduced by a certain amount, dip the handle of a wooden spoon into the liquid to mark the depth. This will leave a line on the wooden spoon. Later, you can dip the spoon again to see how much the liquid has actually reduced.

Make sure you are storing your spices in the right place. Many people store their spices right above their stove or near a light source. To stay fresh, put them in dry and dark spot that is cool. Humidity can also destroy spices so keep those several factors in mind.

Everyone enjoys food because it gives them life and energy. You can use the tips provided to wow your loved ones the next time you cook.