10 Tips & Tricks for Your healthy kitchen || Cooking tips & tricks with Vandana

That Is Not A Barbecue – It Is A Food Smoker!

When you think of a food smoker you normally think of mouth watering barbecue. But food is a generic term because your smoker can be used for more than just juicy ribs and brisket. Check out all the great things you can do with your smoker.

What You Need To Know About The Oil In Your Turkey Fryer

Deep frying is a quick and trouble free method that appeals to many homemakers or backyard cooks. As with any food preparation activity many cooks have their favorite oil or process for frying turkeys and other items. Cooking oil if properly handled can be easily and safely stored and re-used.

What To Look For In A Turkey Fryer

Turkey fryers are a fairly simple appliance. Stainless steel while more durable is heavier. These units except for models designed to be used on a stove top are equipped with a metal stand which supports the pot and contains the burner.

The Marvels Of Cake Decorating

Cake has existed for thousands of years, but cake decorating as an art form did not emerge until the mid seventeenth century. Decorations then tended to be inedible, therefore cakes were mostly used for show and reserved for nobility. With the emergence of baking powder, baking soda and the temperature controlled oven, cakes became available to the general public.

Slow Cookers – A Perfect Meal at the Touch of a Button

How long has it been since you enjoyed a slow cooked meal? These kinds of dishes are famous for their tender meats, succulent flavors, and thick sauces. However, in a day and age where speed is paramount, how can anyone have time to dwell over a slow cooked meal? Fortunately, with programmable slow cookers, you can enjoy a scrumptious meal when you get home from work with a bit of preparation the night before or in the morning without a second thought all day. What you will find today are electric slow cookers, which cook food evenly and thoroughly at the touch of a button. Because of this, anyone with a basic knowledge of cooking will find it even easier to use kitchen slow cookers.

Deep Fryers – Great for Home Use

Deep fried food is some of the most delicious-tasting food there is. For most people, devouring something deep fried can only be done on certain outings. However, when you invest in home deep fryers, you can create delicious breakfasts, side dishes, and desserts from the comfort of your kitchen. What you will find today are electric fryers, which are so versatile you will find yourself frying more than you ever thought possible. Indeed, kitchen fryers allow you to fry traditional fried foods like onion rings, fries, and chicken, but you can also make breakfast scones, churros and funnel cake. The versatility continues when you realize you can fry vegetables, dumplings, chili rellenos and Buffalo wings in your own kitchen.

Cupcake Frosting

One of the best parts about decorating cupcakes is that it’s all about creativity, not following rules! I love to make cupcakes for my family, but get tired of doing the same thing every time, so I try to find recipes for frosting that are both easy and fabulous.

5 Essential Items For The Retro Kitchen

This year, retro style is back in fashion in a big way. One place where retro style fits perfectly is the kitchen. A quick search online or trip to the shops will reveal that, if you know what to look for, you can find a surprising number of items and gifts that you probably thought you’d never see again. If you’d love to recapture your childhood and turn your kitchen into a retro time-warp, or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect house-warming gift for a friend who loves retro chic, these are the essential items you’ll need.

Glass Beakers in the Kitchen? Adding Science to the Art of Cooking

How many times have you been in the kitchen and run out of measuring cups to store your precisely prepared ingredients? We have. Glassware made specifically for kitchen use can be prohibitively expensive and many home chefs will settle for boring bowls and cups.

Easy And Healthy Breakfasts Using Eggs

As the most important meal of the day, it is important that we get out breakfasts right. Whilst there are a great many options available to us these days, eggs still remain a great way to start the day. Occasionally though, it can be a little tricky to mix things up, here are a few ideas.

How to Fry Chicken

Fried Chicken. One of the most popular dishes of all time, at least in the south. We all have a favorite recipe, or favorite place to get what we like, but with tighter budgets perhaps it is time to turn back the clock and revisit the fried chicken we grew up with. You remember, don’t you. That steaming platter of oh so crispy, yet juicy and succulent golden fried chicken your mother, or grandmother would carry to the Sunday dinner table? Whatever recipe you use as far as the seasoning, there are some basics you need to know about making fried chicken. Follow these tips for a tender yet crispy fried chicken that will leave you wondering why you ever went out for fried chicken in the first place.

Soup Basics – How to Make Your Own Chicken Stock

To make a great chicken soup, stew, or casserole, you need to start with good chicken stock. You can purchase ready-made stock at the local grocers, but beware the high levels of sodium For those looking to reduce their salt intake, using purchased stock counteracts the purpose of making those meals from scratch. You have another alternative and it is not difficult to do. Make your own chicken stock from scratch and you can control the about of salt, season it the way YOU like, and have a rich and nutritious base from which to build your next masterpiece of a meal.

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