Have you heard of masa harina? If you’re searching for advice about how to find a substitute for it, the chances are that you have. Masa harina, which means dough flour in Spanish, is a substance similar to flour that is used in many Latin American recipes. It’s made from a corn base, and it is the key thickening agent in many recipes in addition to being great for making tortillas.
Not everyone is able to find masa harina in their local store, or you might simply be out of it. While nothing can perfectly replicate masa harina, there are many great options that will still help you make a great final result.Continue reading
You’re working on a recipe, but when you go to reach for the next ingredient, you suddenly realize that you’re out of it. So what do you do?
This happened to me recently. Somehow, I had run out of butter but did not realize this until I was halfway through making a batch of cookies. Rather than run to the store, I decided to use margarine instead!
Yes, it’s possible to substitute margarine for butter, but you need to understand what you are replacing and when it is okay to make this substitution.Continue reading
Goat cheese is a unique ingredient that not everyone enjoys or keeps on hand in their kitchen. While its flavor is unique and can add a special touch to many recipes, some people would rather use a substitute.
But what makes for a good goat cheese substitute? Can you just simply use another type of cheese, or do you need to look for something else?
I’ve wondered these same things before...after all, I love goat cheese so much that I tend to eat it all before I get to make any new recipes!
Here’s some of the best information that I’ve gathered about how to successfully substitute for goat cheese.Continue reading
There are some kitchen ingredients that have very similar names. Two of them that used to confuse me were corn flour vs cornstarch. Anytime one of these two ingredients would turn up in a recipe, I’d have to search to figure out which one I owned and which one I needed.
Have you ever wondered what the difference between these two corn-based products is? Thankfully for you, I’ve already done the research!
Let’s take a look at what corn flour and cornstarch really are so you can understand when to use which of these useful ingredients!Continue reading
Have you ever been to huge weddings or birthday parties? If yes, then you have probably noticed cakes with elegant designs and decorations. Some are too big and fancy that it will make you wonder if it is even edible.
Cakes for special occasions are usually covered with fondant instead of just cream frosting because they are heavy, packed, and layered.
The question is, can you eat fondant or not? Some says that it’s just for design while others rave about how it taste.Well, let’s all find out!Continue reading
I love to eat fish, but I’m absolutely terrified of getting food poisoning, especially when I’m preparing the meal at home. Because I’m still new to cooking with fish, I become a bit over-anxious about my fish. How do I know if it is still okay to eat?
The biggest problem for me in the kitchen with fish was how to tell if salmon is bad or not. I had no idea, so I asked around and figured out that it’s actually quite simple to figure out if this delicious, healthy fish is still fresh or not.
Let’s break down the steps on how to recognize if salmon is bad or not. It won’t take long at all, and you’ll be able to eat at ease knowing that your salmon is still fresh!Continue reading
The other day, I came home with a serious question: Can you microwave glass?
It might sound like a silly question, but I was about to microwave something in a glass bowl at work when my coworker started telling me about how glass can apparently explode in the microwave.
I found out that there are different types of glass, and depending on the type of glass and how it was made, it could in fact explode in the microwave! Let’s get into this topic & discover if your glass can be safely put in the microwave or not.Continue reading
Every fish lover has had the day when they end up asking how long does cooked salmon last? Fish is notorious for spoiling quickly after being cooked, so it’s a totally understandable concern. Nobody wants to get themselves sick by eating bad fish.
Thankfully, I’ve learned the answers, and I’m here to share them with you today! Find out how long you can keep cooked salmon and how to help it stay fresher, longer!Continue reading
For some foods, it’s obvious to figure out that they can be frozen. Cookies? Check. Ice cream? Check.
For other foods, however, it’s not as easy to know if you can freeze them, and even if you know that they can be frozen, accomplishing this task yourself is a whole different story!
Recently, I found myself wondering: Can you freeze baked beans?
After a few quick searches and some testing, I figured out that you can freeze baked beans, and it’s not hard at all! Let’s go through my findings so that we can both become freezing experts.Continue reading
The unique fragrance and pungent flavor of rosemary make it a key part of many dishes, particularly in meat recipes. If you’re in the middle of cooking and realize that you are out of rosemary, you might think it’s time to call it quits.
After all, what could replace the special flavor that rosemary adds to a dish?
Frankly speaking, there is no perfect substitute. If you want the exact flavor of rosemary, you need rosemary!
But that does not mean that there are no other good rosemary substitute options. In reality, there are many great options that you can use to substitute for rosemary!
While they do not have the exact taste, the following substitutes have similar flavor profiles that work well in recipes that call for rosemary!Continue reading