All posts in "Techniques"

How To Bake A Pumpkin

By Jennette Ross / November 16, 2015

In todays day and age of over processed food and confusing or tricky labeling, going back to the basics is always a good idea. Learning how to bake a pumpkin from scratch for pies, soups, or baked goods is a smart, healthy, and simple skill to understand because even purchasing a can of cooked and prepared pumpkin […]


15 Best Cookie Baking Tips

By Jennette Ross / October 19, 2015

Cookie baking tips aren’t just for new bakers. Everyone botches a batch here and there. Sometimes the reasons for why the cookies look like a hockey puck allude even the best. But we all keep trying, crossing our fingers that this batch will take because cookies are worth trying again for. Come on, warm, gooey, fresh […]


How To Bake Muffins

By Jennette Ross / September 22, 2015

Desiring the expertise to learn how to bake muffins is a worthy quest. Muffins are so versatile and delectable. Who can pass up a warm and moist muffin straight out of the oven? The whole house takes up the lovely aroma of whatever treasured treat has been folded into the batter. Even adults will gladly […]


Six Winning Tips For Keeping Organic Food Fresh

By Travis Ross / July 6, 2015

Organic food is amazing. It has been showcased time and time again that it’s better for you, it tastes better, and it is sustainable compared to other farming methods – it’s just BETTER! But keeping organic foods fresh for long periods of time can be a challenge.If you have recently switched to organic fresh foods, […]


How To Cook Steel Cut Oats – 3 Easy Methods

By Meghan Woolley / June 26, 2015

Steel cut oats are one of the most popular kinds of oatmeal, but they also take the longest to cook. With a little patience, however, they’re easy to cook right. In the following article, you’ll find guidelines for three different methods for how to cook steel cut oats, plus some extra tips and ideas for […]


The Seven Steps to Omelet Perfection

By Jon Strungis / June 13, 2015

Whether you spell them omelet or omelette makes little difference, the real questions is how to make the delicious egg concoctions. Despite being such a common diner menu item, the omelet is a tricky thing to get right. But what really is an omelet? Much like life, it’s all about what you put into it. Eggs […]


How To Bake Fish

By Meghan Woolley / June 5, 2015

For many people, cooking fish is far less familiar than cooking chicken or other meats. If you don’t know how to bake fish, don’t worry; it’s easy to get right. In the following article, you’ll find some general advice as well as a few recipes you can try out. If you aren’t already a fan […]


How To Steam Broccoli – The Ultimate Guide

By Jennette Ross / May 4, 2015

Baking, pan frying, boiling, roasting, grilling, and steaming are all popular and commonly used methods for cooking broccoli. Learning how to steam broccoli should be on the top of any cooks list of “how-to’s” for the kitchen. Why? Because with all the techniques used to prepare the green little trees we love to eat, steaming […]


How To Truss A Chicken With Two Great Methods

By Jennette Ross / December 18, 2014

Learning how to truss a chicken doesn’t have to be a tricky endeavor. Below is a video guide which includes both front and arial views while I trussed two chickens. One method is perfect if you are cooking the bird without stuffing and the other version is great when desiring to stuff with breading, rice, […]


How To Use A KitchenAid Mixer – The Basics

By Meghan Woolley / November 30, 2014

When it comes to kitchen tools, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a holy grail of sorts. It makes cooking and baking easier, cuts down on prep time, and can improve the quality of your baking and cooking. KitchenAid has a great reputation, and we’ve given the 5 quart mixer a 4.5 star review at Cooking Upgrades. […]

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