Friday, April 27, 2012

100 Cooking Tips from Top Chefs, Homemade Spice Blends and Cooking Mistakes-Gotta See!

As I see it....we all eat every day and may at some point have to cook.  (eating out can get old) so why not learn how to cook?  It's such a great feeling when you've found a recipe you can add to your recipe collection that you love and it tastes delicious.  We've found some things that may just help you get the confidence you need to start cooking again.  Bon Appetit!

Here's the link to 100 Greatest Cooking Tips from the pros at Food Network and Top Chefs across the country.  As they say "knowledge is power" and if you've got knowledge about how to be a successful cook then you've really got something! Get tips from Mario Batali, Guy Fieri, Ina Garten, Wolfgang Puck, Nigella Lawson plus many others   So grab a drink/snack and settle in for a great read! Click HERE to go directly to the post

You can really save a lot of money by blending your own spice mixes. Many store bought herb and spice blends can be expensive, and a lot of them contain additives, anti-caking agents or MSG.   It literally can cost only pennies to make your own.  You'll find recipes for the following spice blends:
Taco Seasoning
Curry Powder
Italian Seasoning
Rajin' Cajun Seasoning
Healthy Ranch Dressing Mix
Lemon Pepper Seasoning
Seasoned Salt Recipe
Fajita Seasoning
French Onion Soup Mix
Chili Seasoning Mix
Herbs de Provence
Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
Asian 5-spice Seasoning
Pumpkin Pie Spice

Find all the recipes for these spice blends over at  WELLNESS MAMA

We also found another site with MORE Spice Blends that you might be interested in. They share North American Cooking Spice Blends, International Blends and Sweeter Blends.  Head on over to SIMPLE BITES to see these recipes

Tired of high fructose syrup, msg and other  additives in your food? Make it yourself and you'll might be surprised how good they taste. I've been making my own salad dressing for a few years now and I love it. The bottled dressing does not taste good to me any more.   Head on over to FARMERS' ALMANAC to get all these recipes plus one for Chipotle Sauce!

We've all made mistakes while making up a recipe (sometimes even recipes we've made before)  Here is a list of the 10 most common cooking mistakes from  Cooking Light.  Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? If so, find out the correct method here.


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