Anyone can cook food. Are you able to purchase food and follow directions? Do you have the use of basic cooking utensils and equipment? If you said yes to the two previous questions, than you are well on your way to learning how to cook! If you are looking to take your culinary skills a bit further, see the tips below for some advice of how to effortlessly make delicious dishes that you and your family will love.
To prevent your homemade pizza from becoming soggy with all of the juicy toppings you add, lightly coat the bare dough with olive oil. Pizza sauce, peppers and meats can all weigh down a pizza dough and cause it to be soggy even after baking so be sure to brush on a bit of olive oil for a crispier, firmer pizza!
Ice water can save the color of your vegetables. Dull washed out vegetables do not look as appealing to eat. If you want bright and vibrant vegetables, then you should plunge them into ice water after blanching them. Vibrantly colored vegetables look much more appetizing in salads and pasta dishes.
Texture and taste don’t have to suffer when you are trying to lighten up your mashed potatoes. Cauliflower makes for a great substitute to help drop the fat and calorie content. Cauliflower’s neutral taste means that it blends easily with the flavor of the potatoes, butter and milk. Additionally, mashed cauliflower has the same texture and color as mashed potatoes, so no one will know that you’ve boosted the veggie content of the dish while removing calories.
Cooking can be a helpful skill, a fun hobby, or even a profession. Take lots of advice from others who are good at cooking. It’s the best way you can learn. So be sure to try out these tips when you have the kitchen!