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Can You Put Butter in Cast Iron?

Can You Put Butter in Cast Iron?

Cast iron cookware is cheap, heats up incredibly well, and, thanks to the fact that it’s cast from a single piece of molten iron, can be used virtually anywhere—even on the outside grill or over a campfire.

It can also be tricky to use for first-time owners or seasoned cooks who don’t know all the quirks of cookware made of this metal. Especially if you’re cooking with a more delicate fat, like butter.

Is It Better To Thicken Soup With Flour Or Cornstarch?

Is It Better To Thicken Soup With Corn flour Or Starch

There are two schools of culinary thought when it comes to the best way to thicken soup, and both of them have equal merit (based on who you ask).

But the closer you look at cornstarch and flour—and the way in which they’re used as thickening agents for soup—the more obvious it becomes that one is actually better than the other. The idea that they’re both the same, is unfortunately, an old wives tale. 

Whether you choose flour or cornstarch to use as a thickening agent, it’s really important to know how to make use of them.

How Do You Make Homemade Salsa Not Watery?

How Do You Make Homemade Salsa Not Watery

If you’ve tried to make your own salsa at home, then you’ll probably have noticed it often ends up far too watery. Store-bought and restaurant quality salsa is usually yummy and thick, but that’s not as easy to achieve when you’re making it yourself at home.

Typically, the reason for this is in the ingredients you used to make it. The most common reason behind homemade salsa that turns out watery is your choice of tomatoes.

Which Side Of Parchment Paper Goes Up?

Which side of parchment paper goes up

Parchment paper is used quite often in the kitchen, especially if you’re baking. Its non-stick and humidity resistance make it ideal for covering your baking tray before you lay down the food that needs to be baked or cooked, and it’s super-easy to work with and dispose of. 

But have you found yourself asking which side goes up? It’s not like it comes with instructions to help you out, so how are you supposed to figure it out…