Microwave Butternut Squash

Microwave Butternut Squash

It seems that everywhere you turn nowadays, there is an article or recipe featuring a fantastic type of squash that has been populating our grocery aisles. It is the butternut squash! Be it pureed, steamed, grilled and even microwaved butternut squash recipes are all the rage in social media posts, blogs and even how to cook it videos. This type of squash has been growing in popularity lately, you will understand why all the hype behind this lovely veggie in a few moments. Continue reading

Ricotta Cheese Substitutes For Any Dish

Ricotta Cheese Substitute

Imagine this: You’ve got guests coming over for dinner, and your famous homemade lasagna is on the menu. People who have tried your lasagna have nothing but praise about your cooking skills. You head over to the supermarket to shop for fresh ingredients but alas – the ricotta cheese that made your dish so delectable is out of stock! You quickly wrack your brains for a ricotta cheese replacement so you can still make lasagna without having to compromise its taste. You ask yourself, “What would be a good replacement for ricotta cheese?Continue reading

Guide to Shortening Substitutes for Your Kitchen

Substitute for Shortening

It is the bane of every dedicated frequent home cooks and bakers when a recipe calls for a specific ingredient and then finding out that you don’t have the said ingredient in your pantry. Especially if the recipe calls for something specific and hard to find ingredients like shortening. Shortening is a crucial ingredient that when mixed into the dough, makes the pie crusts, tarts and other baked goods crumblier and softer. Although many seem to believe that it is irreplaceable, there are a few products you can use as a substitute for shortening. Continue reading

Guide to Paprika Substitutes for Your Kitchen

Paprika Substitute

They say that man has three basic needs: shelter, clothing, and food. Out of the three, food is an essential commodity we all need to survive the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As much as we need food to live, we also need spices to give the food we eat that nice kick and much-needed flavor. Did you know that spices have been used by people from all around the world for thousands of years? Spices are not only known to add seasoning, but they also possess microbial properties. Continue reading

Can You Freeze Cheese?

Can You Freeze Cheese

Can I freeze cheese? Such a question usually arises when you purchase a large amount of this product but family members do not want to eat it anymore. Throwing cheese out would be a waste of money, so we need to think of the ways to preserve it for future use. The answer to this question is not too clear and it brings even more additional questions and answers: what kinds of cheese can be frozen, how to properly freeze cheese, how to defrost it, restrictions on its use after defrosting and so on. That’s why I wrote this detailed article with all my knowledge and I also included the experts’ recommendations. So let’s find out: can you freeze cheese? Continue reading