Common Mistakes People Make When Preparing Meat

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Going straight into cooking meat without having the proper knowledge beforehand can lead to some common mistakes people make when preparing meat. The issues can lead to a steak that is undercooked, is too tough to eat, or has no flavor at all. Know where others have failed before and save yourself the wasted effort and expense of ruining a good piece of meat.

The Meat Is Still Cold

When you are about to cook your meat, you do not want to throw it on the fire while it is still cold. This is because placing a cold cut of meat straight on a hot pan can easily lead to undercooked or overcooked steak. This happens when you leave the beef to cook too long to make up for the coldness or take it off the heat before it has cooked all the way through.

Control the Temperature

The most recommended way to prepare meat before cooking is to first let it warm up to room temperature, which usually takes about 20 minutes. This will ensure the meat does not spoil but will also be warm enough that you have greater control over its internal temperature when you begin cooking.

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Garden

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Garden

The Benefits of Growing Your Own Garden

Spring is here, and it’s time to start planting a garden, which can enrich your life in more ways than one. Fresh fruits and vegetables don’t just bring vitamins to your diet; they provide a pastime that improves your attitude; provide cleaner, healthier food; and can sometimes be done indoors year-round! Here’s a selection of the benefits of growing your own garden.

Different Foods Every Spice Lover Must Try

Different Foods Every Spice Lover Must Try
If you’re a fan of feeling the burn, check out this brief list of several different foods every spice lover must try at least once in their life.

If you enjoy putting a fire in your belly and sweating through the burn, this list is for you. Always looking for the next challenge, we’ve discovered some different foods every spice lover must try in their life that spans the globe and will put your spice tolerance to the test. If you’re new to spicy foods or it’s been some time since you’ve flexed your tolerance, beware—you may just be in over your head.

Business Ideas for People That Love To Cook

Business Ideas for People That Love To Cook
Many people dream of combining their passion with their work. If you have a passion for food, consider these business ideas for people that love to cook.

Many people have a passion for cooking. If cooking is a hobby of yours, consider starting a business. Whether you can make several dishes or specialize in making a specific food item, you can turn your love for cooking into a business. We suggest a few business ideas for people that love to cook, so read on to learn more.

National Caramel Popcorn Day, Tuesday April 6, 2021

Today, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, is National Caramel Popcorn Day. Also known as caramel corn, caramel popcorn is a confection made of popcorn coated with a sugar or molasses based caramel candy shell that is normally less than 1mm thick. Typically a sugar solution or syrup is made and heated until it browns and becomes thick, producing a caramelized candy syrup, which is then mixed with popped popcorn, and allowed to cool. 

Varieties include a mix with peanuts, pecans, almonds, or cashews; and sometimes a dark chocolate coating. 

The Benefits of Cooking With Filtered Water

The Benefits of Cooking With Filtered Water
Do you enjoy cooking and baking at home? Read on to learn about the benefits of cooking with filtered water and why you should use it in your cooking.

Filtered water is generally accepted as a healthier, safer alternative to unfiltered tap water. The benefits of drinking filtered water are obvious, but have you ever considered the benefits of cooking with filtered water? There are quite a few, and they just may surprise you.

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