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Cooking Tips And Ideas For Would-Be Iron Chefs Check to make sure your meat is cooked thoroughly by using a meat thermometer. The temperatures that meat should reach, when being cooked to be eaten, varies between different types of meat. Bacteria flourish on the meats, so you need to make sure the meet is cooked properly and thoroughly so the bacteria don't stay on the meat and cause sickness if you were to consume the meat. Do not bake a cake too long or to short of a time. The recommended cooking times can give beginner bakers a general idea of how long to bake the cake, but these guidelines can be inaccurate because elevation and other factors have to be taken into account when determining how long to leave the cake in the oven. Sticking a toothpick in the center of the cake is a time proven test for doneness. The cake is finished if the toothpick comes out completely clean. If it does not, and has some batter on it, it needs to be cooked longer. Toss any unused veggies or meat in a wok together with some fried rice to get the use of them before your next shopping day. Using day-old cool rice is best, however, if you have to make it fresh, make the rice drier by cutting down on the water a bit. The vegetables and meat will need to be fried in a small amount of oil. The rice and seasonings can be added after the meat and vegetables have had a chance to cook for a bit. When you're cooking with nonstick cookware, you should always make use of silicone or nylon spoons, spatulas, and rubber. Spoons that are constructed of metal or wood can scratch your delicate pans, ruining the coating and even allowing it to get in the food you're preparing. This will not only make your food unappetizing, but it can also be hazardous. The are many varieties of potatoes, and some cannot be used as substitutes for other varieties. There are certain types of potatoes that are waxy, which are fine for boiled potatoes and potato salad, but are pretty awful for French fries, baked potatoes, and mashed potatoes. Russets, and other less dense potatoes, tend to work best for baking, frying and mashing. When cooking a meal for someone important, don't attempt a new recipe--even if you want to impress and cook a fancy meal. Regardless of who it is, you can't impress them if your meal ends up tasting bad. Try pleasing them by preparing something you truly know how to cook. Use flavored butter spreads to add some zest to corn or rolls at dinner time. Soften the butter in the microwave, or leave it on the kitchen counter for a while. Afterwards, mix in your favorite seasonings or sauces for perfect flavor. Lemon juice, chipotles, BBQ and honey are some things to try. When a recipe calls for the creaming of butter and sugar, soften the butter but do not melt it. If your butter has been melted, simply put your sugar-butter mixture into your freezer for a


couple of minutes so that it become more firm. Afterwards, place the bowl of your finished dough into the refrigerator. Tips And Secrets From Cooking Experts And More, Proven Methods For Becoming A Great Cook


Cooking Tips And Ideas For Would-Be Iron Chefs