How to Defrost Salmon the Easy Way (Check Out #2!)

​Have you ever wanted to cook salmon for dinner only to realize that you haven’t defrosted your fish yet? I have, so I know it’s not always easy to wait for it to completely thaw out. Cooking frozen salmon may ruin its flavor and texture, so you should avoid doing this as much as possible. Instead, […]

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How Much Pulled Pork Per Person Should I Cook for Parties?

​Are you hosting an outdoor party this weekend? Aside from the usual favorites like grilled hamburgers and tenderloin pork, pulled pork has become a staple in many cookouts and other events. And why not? Cooked correctly, pulled pork comes out tender, tangy, and melts nicely in your mouth. Whatever way you want to serve it, pulled […]

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How to Make Store-brought Frosting Better? Yes, It’s So Easy!

​Do you use store-brought frosting for your homemade cupcakes? While many serious bakers prefer to make their own frosting from scratch, I usually just buy frosting from the supermarket so I can concentrate on baking the cupcakes instead. However, most store-brought frosting lacks the right consistency and flavor that I want. To address this, I looked […]

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How Do You Know When a Pineapple is Ripe?

I used to be intimidated by fresh pineapples because I didn’t know how to pick the right one. I kept asking my friends who were experts in fruits, “How do you know when a pineapple is ripe?” Thankfully, they were kind enough to give me useful tips on how to choose a ripe pineapple. When I […]

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How to Cook Live Lobster in 5 Easy Steps

​Whether you’re a seafood fan or not, you can’t deny that a well-cooked lobster is a joy to eat. I believe that fresh, juicy lobster meat is the most delicious version, so it’s usually best to cook one alive. But how exactly do you cook a live lobster? Some people may be squeamish and think that […]

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How Long Does Flour Last? Plus Tips on How to Store Flour

Flour is one of the main ingredients for breads and other baked goods. If you’re a serious baker, there is a big chance that you have encountered more than one type of flour. You might have also found yourself wondering if the flour in your pantry has gone bad or not. I know from personal experience […]

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How to Thicken Frosting: Choose From These 5 Easy Ways

​I love baking cupcakes and I take a special interest in topping them with different frosting designs and flavors. If you’re a baker like me, there’s a big chance that you’ve encountered a batch of runny frosting before. Thin frosting is very hard to add on cupcakes because they tend to fall off or not […]

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How Long Can Cooked Chicken Sit Out? Remember 3 Things!

​Have you ever eaten cooked chicken and wondered why it tasted funny? Chances were that you’d eaten food that was either spoiled or nearly spoiled. Eating spoiled food exposes you to harmful bacteria that can cause a wide array of illnesses. Unfortunately, cooked chicken doesn’t always have indicators to show if it’s still edible or not. So […]

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