Kitchen Basics: How To Sharpen A Knife

Maybe you have tried cooking before with the result of burnt, unrecognizable food or maybe, you simply don’t have the patience to wait on a slow cooker to cook your meals. Do not give up on cooking! Below are some tips to help you make a variety delicious meals to share with family and friends!

The most difficult and time consuming thing about cooking is doing all of the prep work. You can buy pre-prepped vegetables or prep your ingredients the day before to cut down on the time you are in the kitchen. This is very helpful if you need to get dinner out in a hurry.

There is a secret to thicken up your weak sauce. Start with about two tablespoons and add more until your sauce is at the desired consistency. Thicken your sauce by stirring in this solution. Add your starch solution slowly to ensure just the right consistency.

Invest in a knife sharpener to make cutting any ingredient simple. Make sure your knife is not dull when you are cutting something, this is very dangerous. Forcing dull knives through foods can result in personal injury, whereas a sharp knife will quickly and easily cut right through.

Apples are used in cooking mostly during the fall, but you must make sure they are properly kept so that they do not rot. Warm, dry air will make apples rot, so keep them in the fridge or cellar in plastic bags. Watch your apples so that you can catch any rotten ones, a rotten apple will make the others spoil.

Whether you’re trying to make fancy dishes for the holidays or quick, economic meals for you and your family, the tips above will help you brush up on your cooking skills so you can make delicious meals! There are millions of recipes from every culture for you to try, so start cooking today!