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Posted on I love the idea of using fresh herbs such as basil, cilantro and dill when cooking, but I NEVER know which dishes to pair them with. Any tips? – N.D.
The truth is, fresh herbs can be used to freshen up almost any dish and can really work all across the board, but some are classic combinations. I highly recommend …Read More
Posted on What is the difference between a yellow onion and a sweet onion and for what types of dishes should each be used? ~ S.K.
Yellow Onion: This is what most cooks reach for when a recipe simply calls for “onion.” It’s higher in sulfur than the white onion, so it has a more complex …Read More
Posted on Whenever I make meat lasagna the layers always fall apart. Any ideas on how to get them to stick together better? ~ Chani Czeladnicki
Chani, I can think of two possible reasons that your lasagna falls apart: 1. Your sauce may not be thick enough. It should be spreadable with very little liquid remaining. …Read More
Posted on Is a cake baking well determined by the measurements of ingredients being accurate or how long it’s baked for? People say if you follow directions exactly it should always come out, but that’s not always the case, at least not for me! ~ Mimi Minsky
You should always follow the ingredients and instructions precisely, but when it comes to baking time, everyone’s oven is a little different. You should subtract 5 minutes off cake baking …Read More
Posted on How do you know when meat is fresh? Whenever I go to the store I have a hard time knowing if the meat is fresh. Other than looking at the date can you tell by looking at the meat? For example, sometimes there are some brown spots on the outside and the inside is red, does that mean it is not as fresh as the meat that is only red? ~ H.W.
A lot of the time, your nose “knows” – however, the stores would not like it if you opened up the plastic to sniff around. Therefore you need to rely …Read More
Posted on Is it okay to use old potatoes that have grown sprouts if you cut the sprouts off? ~ Sarrit Kovacs
If the potatoes have sprouts and are soft then you should throw them out. If the potatoes are still firm but have sprouts, you can remove the sprouts and cook …Read More