Creativity in the Kitchen: Jars

 

The jars are very fashionable lately. I remember a few days ago was in the office of a friend and I saw out of nowhere took his iced coffee from a glass jar. I thought it was something smart and modern but dated at a time. As I recall, used alone jars used for jams and pickles … over there by the time of my great-grandmother.

But if we advance to 2015, we will see more and more people are looking for ways to reuse jars. The jars have a rubber seal between the cap and the body, forming a seal. These seals are reusable, but preferably use once. So I wonder, what are we supposed to do with the bottle when we can no longer use the lid? I like to use for various things, mainly to save sauces as it is a perfect place to keep them refrigerated. In addition, they are easy to give away.

Here I leave a list of other things you can do with jars:

Cakes : many are cooking their cakes in jars as they are perfect to maintain the temperature. To be transparent, you can see the delight is inside.
Porta lights : jar filled with strings of lights to give a special touch to your next meeting.
Spice : paste magnets to the bottom of small jars and adhiérelos to a metal surface.
Vase : Place the paint color you like in a jug and then give it back. When completely dry, fill with water and place flowers on your new glass vase.
Glasses for cocktails : For your next party, prepare your cocktails or drinks as this fresh water and serve in jars with lids. Then place them in a bucket of ice, so each guest is served at ease.
Decorative containers : Place ingredients like chilies, beans or rice in glass jars and place them wherever you like in the kitchen to decorate.

 

Practical Cooking Tips and Taste tricks

 

Discover the best kept secrets of our chefs to help you make a difference when it comes to cooking.

Taste tricks

Surprise here with practical tips we have for you when cooking.

Latest tips

A butter flavor always different

To vary arepas every day we can make flavored butters. Making them is easy, mix the butter with the flavors squishy one wants, garlic and chopped parsley, spices or scratches. A different way to eat arepas and flavors

Do not throw those tomatoes!

When we have tomatoes that are already very mature, we can freeze them and use them for stews and sweaty, give much more moisture and a sweet touch.

Vinaigrette perfect!

When dressing a salad with a vinaigrette, it is important to dissolve the salt and vinegar or lemon juice. And calculate one part vinegar or lemon juice to three parts oil. So we will be smoother and better tasting.

Arepas always in his crisp point
So that we remain well arepas paisas crispy is ideal not add butter, until the end of cooking, and grilling at very short fire. It is ideal to accompany any breakfast.

Your beans more digestible
So that we do not fall heavy beans it is ideal soak them in water for 8 hours.

Your dough will be delicious!
When you cook pasta, you can use the water in which you cook to thicken the sauce with a little to go to accompany.

Serve your ice cream and pretty easy
To serve ice cream more easily, can help to have a bowl of hot water, this will help unpacking as you are not sticking to the spoon.

Super ice creams
When ice cream at home prepare a way for smooth texture, is mixed with a fork or whisk while it freezes and will break the glass of water and be more creamy.

Your sauces will be very soft!
For onion sauces smoother fit you, you can strain them and remove the pieces of onion. This way you will be the flavor but much softer.

Fries with little oil
For chips crispy cut them more fit you, not over the pope but in the other direction, you will see that magically absorb less oil.

 

How to prepare delicious Fruit salad at home ?

Easy Fruit Salad Recipe

Good fruit , to purify , to sweeten, to make a good breakfast or any time, are rich, sweet and chilly is a treat for the palate, so we have seen what we had in our fridge and we have prepared a good bowl . Here you have our selection, our fruit salads .

Ingredients
Banana
Kiwi
Peach
Plum
Pillories or cherries
Optional:
Orange juice

Preparation

Peel and slice a banana into slices.
Peel a kiwi slices and do
Wash a plum and split them into pieces
Peel a peach and cut it.
Cut a slice of pineapple and chop
Wash some pillories or cherries .
In a bowl or fruit source and incorporate all ready.
We can take them as is natural and water them with orange juice .

Easy Cooking Prawn Recipe

Our Easy Recipe today will be one of the simplest, since its development in both time and handling in the kitchen is minimal, but the result is spectacular. We will prepare a cooked Gambon.
We say this animal is a crustacean similar to shrimp or shrimp , also called “shrimp shrimp” or “Southern Shrimp”, their meat is different from the two mentioned seafood, although its appearance is very similar. It has a reddish color and really like seafood fans. It is a shellfish that is great for a snack and can be done in various ways. Let’s elaborate.

Ingredients
Prawns
Get out, fat
Laurel leaves
Water
Get out, fat

Preparation

First we will wash well the seafood under the tap. It also means that we can buy fresh, but on the market leaving a frozen boxes phenomenal, both price and taste.
Will be in abundant water and put pan over high heat and let boil.
Add a handful of coarse salt and a bay leaf .
When the water is boiling add the prawns and let cook about 4 minutes. The point has to be fair, so they are tasty and not left their dried meat. The trick that fit well is your cooking.
We drain them of water and let cool.
Emplatamos and accompany with good mayonnaise or lemon slices.

Easy Dinner Menu for Christmas and New Year

 

Fourth proposal to our easy menu for dinner Christmas Eve , Eve , food Christmas , or any other celebration.  Here we present these, hoping you like.

Smoked Salmon Salad Tacos

An easy recipe , one quick recipe a great recipe , we close our eyes open and you’re done, we can procure from time to time a delicious dish without difficulty and with which we will be very pleased that we did today with this rich salad lugged salmon smoked this great.

Ingredients
1 Package Smoked Salmon tacos
Endive
Tomatoes Cherries
Grated carrot
Sweet corn
Virgin Olive Oil
Salt
Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Preparation

To make this quick recipe we used a package of smoked salmon tacos that already sell in our markets. We took the package and place directly on the serving plate.
We clean one endive and remove some outbreaks and cut into pieces.
Wash tomatoes and cut a few cherries in half.
Peel carrot and cut into strips.
Add a few grains of sweet corn in a can.
Salted vegetables, threw virgin olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar of Modena .
And ready to taste the dish. Take advantage.

Curd Cakes and Super Cupcakes Recipe

 

Curd cake Recipe

Servings: 4

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Ingredients :
– 1 liter of milk
– 500 ml cream
– 3 envelopes of curd
– 10 tablespoons sugar
– 2 eggs
– 2 tablespoons tablespoons cornstarch
– 2 tablespoons sugar caramelized in liquid
– 20 graham crackers

Preparation :
We put three quarters of a liter of milk to a boil with the cream. The other ingredients put them in a bowl and crush. When the milk is boiling remove from the heat and add the crushed ingredients. Later we put all the heat to low, stirring to prevent sticking. When we remove it begins to set, leave a few seconds and put the fire again. Subsequently, we caramelized sugar in a bowl, remove the ingredients from the heat and put them at the source. We added a double layer with cookies. Lastly, let cool in the refrigerator and serve turning it around like a pudding.

Super Cupcakes Recipe

Servings: 4

Preparation time : 40 minutes
Ingredients :
– 250 g flour
– 250 g sugar
– 75 ml sunflower oil
– 125 g Denata cooking
– 1 envelope yeast
– 3 eggs
– lemon zest
Preparation :
Beat the eggs, gradually add sugar, continue beating. Then add the flour, baking powder, cream and lemon. We beat again and let stand about 20 minutes. As I prepare preheat the oven to 180 degrees, fill the molds to just over half and put in the oven, first only by the bottom and 10 minutes up and down for 20 to 25 minutes ….

How to make Pumpkin cream ?

Pumpkin cream

Servings: 4

Preparation time : 40 minutes
Ingredients :
– 400 grams of pumpkin
– one brick of cream
– Grated cheese
– Bread
– 1 large onion
– 1 clove garlic
– Oil
– Pepper
– Salt
Preparation :
We put two tablespoons of oil in a medium saucepan and fry the sliced ​​garlic until golden. When the garlic is golden add the chopped onion and sauté. When the onion is fried (be careful not to burn) add the pumpkin and fry all moments stirring continuously. Then we add water to cover every piece of pumpkin. Add salt and pepper to taste. Boil over medium heat until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes. When the squash is soft, crushed everything in a blender and add the cream brick. We take this opportunity to add salt if we see that it lacks. To accompany the dish, cut the bread into small pieces and fry with abundant oil. Add the grated cheese and fried bread to the dish and serve.

Meatballs with Sauce Recipe

Meatballs with Sauce

Servings: 4

Preparation time : 45 minutes
Ingredients :
– Half a kilo of minced meat (pork and beef)
– 1 egg
– Parsley
– Flour
– Cheese
– 1 slice of bread without crust
– Flour
– Milk
– 1 leek
– 3 garlic cloves
– Salt
– Pepper
– 1/2 glass of wine white
– one brick of cream for cooking
– sweet mustard
Preparation :
For meatballs. Pande mold is soaked in milk until it is soaked. Minced meat with egg, bread mixes and salt and parsley to taste is added. Form is given the meatballs, amasándolas with a little flour. Fried in plenty of oil, but not very strong until they are golden brown. For the sauce. In a saucepan the leek finely chopped and sliced ​​garlic fry. When they are already well poached add the wine and boil over medium heat to evaporate the alcohol. After the cream is added and pepper and stir well. We are adding salt and mustard slowly until the sauce gets the desired taste. Finally fried meatballs get themselves prior to the pan and let it boil about 15 minutes over low heat to catch the flavor. It can be accompanied by chips, white rice or couscous.

Make those Fast foods at Home

 

Homemade recipes fast food, hamburgers, pizzas, sandwiches, chips … the development is entertaining because the ideal is to make the pizza dough, bread hamburger, hamburger … until sauces. Worth enjoy these informal meals made with the best products, they are more tasty and healthy.

We know very well what the concept of fast food , mainly to restaurants or other establishments mentioned in preparing and serving a meal quickly, being itself a food consumed comfortably but without using cutlery. The so-called Fast Food exists in all cultures, but not always related to known restaurant chains and nutritional deficiency.

Burgers, fries and other fried foods, pizzas … fall into the fast food when in fact it is not whether each component produced is done by hand, which is what we like to promote from the masses of pizza, to bread hamburger, through the chicken nuggets. That is why we have put together what could be defined as twelve fast food homemade recipes in the Sunday compilation.

If we make a homemade burger with natural ingredients do not have to be as bad and be so full of fat as the specialized institutions, to the development of tomato sauce, ketchup or mustard may be in our hands. And speaking of pizza ?, what’s wrong with a mass like bread, slices of ham, eggplant dice and some cheese, for instance?

Enjoy homemade fast food occasionally helps completely forget the fast food in the restaurant chains, who likes, or at least learn to savor a hamburger, because many components you have, they are recognizable. And on top you can be configured to taste, what is your favorite burger?

 

Best Home made Fast food recipes

 

We leave you with some homemade recipes of what can be considered fast food , or perhaps better called casual meal.

Chicken Nuggets : It is undeniable that the chicken nuggets are delicious, the flavor of this white meat like everyone, and improves with crispy batter. The preparation is easy and the memorable tasting.

Pumps potato with fried egg sauce : This is a traditional cap in our culture, we give some personal touch that will surely taste.

Falafel : The fast food of the Middle East, made ​​with chickpeas and spices, accompanied by a refreshing raita.

Secret pork sandwich on pita bread : A snack scrumptious, the secret pork is cut very juicy and tasty meat this time is served with a thin and crispy flat bread.

Steak sandwich with grilled figs and cheddar : Snacks allow us to make multiple combinations, many of the recipes served in a dish can be served between bread.

Piadina ham and brie : The piadina is also a flat bread, it is originally from the Italian region of Emilia Romagna, this bread can make all kinds of snacks. The bread is very easy to do, do not fail to try.

Burger with sweet chili sauce : If there are dishes that can be converted into snack, obviously there are snacks that can be served on plate, this burger is one such example and how easy it is to do original and delicious homemade burgers.

Mini chicken burger with bacon and onion : With chicken breast, chili, lime, ginger, coconut milk … you can develop a hamburger sure you will repeat.

Patatas bravas : The top par excellence, who has not enjoyed a ‘brave’ on the appetizer ?, here’s the recipe for the salsa which they claim is true of the most emblematic places in Madrid.

Vegetable pizza : One option for making a vegetable pizza with green peppers, eggplant, onion and tomato.

Funghi Pizza : Pizza with mushrooms is a favorite among the core, with four cheeses, four seasons, bolognese … the truth is that more and more popular pizzas.

Pizza ham and eggplant : Onion bring something special to pizzas, along with flavor and sweetness, juiciness. Contrasts with the ham and enriched with various cheeses.

 

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