You can always learn new things about cooking, even for your family. When you know different methods and techniques, you could make an ordinary meal turn into something spectacular that will be requested again and again. Make every meal exceptional with the following tasty tips.
Consider recipes to be guidelines rather than rules. Feel free to branch out and switch up the spices or add an extra ingredient. Before long you will be compiling your own personal collection of altered recipes that are better than the original thing. Not only will you will also be able to impress your friends with unique dishes, but you will become a better cook as you experiment with changing recipes.
Make sure you store all of your spices in cool and dark places. Make sure they are not over the stove. Humidity, light and heat, will cause them to lose their flavor. That will not make for a good tasting meal. Get a spice rack and store it in your pantry.
Here is a handy trick you can use to save your sauce. In a small bowl, combine two tablespoons of cornstarch and one tablespoon of water. Thicken the sauce by gradually adding this mixture to it. Make sure you stir your sauce and stop pouring the mix once your sauce looks better.
Leftover vegetable pieces shouldn’t go to waste. Broccoli tops, carrot pieces and onion peelings can be added to your vegetable, beef or chicken stock, to fill it with extra flavor. Don’t forget to add the stock to your favorite meals to enhance their flavor and appear as a great cook in front of your friends and family.
To improve your cooking skills, it is important that you learn as much as you can. Here, we have compiled some great examples of tricks and techniques that will help you use your cooking to win the hearts of your family and friends.