Why You Should Invest In Kitchen Essentials Cookware

I know that buying cheap stuff is always a big temptation. Whenever there’s a big sale going on or whenever an item gets a marked down price, it’s really hard to resist the urge to buy miscellaneous items. And even though at times you do buy items that you actually need, the quality is substandard so you end up replacing them anyway. You end up wasting a whole lot of money because you fall a little too easily for cheap marketing ploys like this – not that, I’m one to talk though.

It’s no secret that consumers are easily drawn to high discount sales and promotions. I mean, who wouldn’t want to save a few bucks on their purchase right? It has been proven and tested in marketing history that using sales as a lure to get more customers in is always effective. You can have the crappiest product in the world but if you sell them for “two at the price of one,” I’m pretty sure that you’ll still have customers flocking.

But what does this teach us, consumers? This should teach us that deals that are too good to be true are really untrue sometimes. We may get more in quantity but the quality will surely disappoint. And in the end, you’ll have to buy something that’s more durable and effective. This is especially true when it comes to essential cookware.

Why You Shouldn’t Fall For The Commercial Trap

Now, who here stays up late watching TV? Well, probably all of us on some days. There are definitely times when we don’t feel like going to bed right away and so we turn on the TV to see what’s cooking – literally.

Late night TV would usually mean commercial ads. Wherein, a seemingly charismatic guy or girl would rave on and on about certain products – they will show you all kinds of ways to use it, how it’s unbreakable, how it’s 100% worth your money, and why you should call within a certain time period to avail a flash sale. They would even do flashy deals such as “Get $100 off” or “Get this ultimate knife set for free when you purchase the best cooking pot set.” When you come across ads like this, your maternal instincts just go haywire. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a full-time housewife or a working mom, flash sales will still drive out your womanly crazies.

So, you end up buying. You make the call and you have “amazing products” delivered to your doorstep.

Upon arrival, they will look nice. You would think that you have made the perfect purchase. You would even think about how lucky you are to buy it just when the flash sale is going on. But wait till the warranty period is over. You’ll regret your purchase soon enough.

I don’t know how they do it, really. Or maybe, it’s more like a gamble. They create a product that is presentable and would last long enough to wait out the warranty period. Once the return and exchange policy is no more, the items you purchase start acting up. The non-stick pan eventually starts “sticking.” The durable spin mop doesn’t spin no more. The memory foam pillow is now nothing but a sack of cheap cotton.

I bet these companies release their products and promise the moon and stars to their consumers with their fingers crossed. They’re probably like “Please don’t give out until the warranty period is over.”

Anyway, after all is said and done, you still end up buying quality items. You just had to make that failed purchase to realize that no good ever comes from buying cheap deals. You waste time, effort, and most importantly, money. If you just bought quality items in the first place, you wouldn’t have to trouble yourself ordering the same things again.

Why Invest In Quality Kitchenware

What we discussed above strongly applies to the purchase of kitchenware. If you’re a kitchen mom like me, then cooking for the family must be one of your most favorite hobbies. And because you love the kitchen, you can’t help but be there most of the time. This means that you have to use your pots and pans all the time, as well as other kitchen appliances. Frequent use would wear out cheap items easily. This is why you have to invest in quality goods as much as you can.

Sure, this means shelling out more. However, a few extra bucks is nothing if it would mean that you get to use the products for far longer. Not to mention, quality products perform more efficiently so they are definitely handier!

Satisfying Ingredients of Flavored Nut Butter

Nut butter is now the new obsession of many people.

The aisle for them is always filled with delicious and heavenly mashed up almonds, maple syrup, or cinnamon. Many blends became a big hit in the market in the past years. Some people crave for them and can’t stop eating them.

The ethereal creaminess, the smoothness, and the blended ingredients all attract the tastes of many consumers. These blends are mixed with strawberries, chocolate, almonds, hazelnut, sunflower seeds, and cashews. The butter itself is creamy with chocolate and products of cocoa. Some even throw fruit into the mix to spice things up. Continue reading “Satisfying Ingredients of Flavored Nut Butter”

BBQ Chicken Recipes

These tasty BBQ Chicken Recipes are simple and flavorful. These different chicken-grilling methods will tantalize the taste buds.

BBQ chicken normally takes some time to cook. Due to the length of time chicken takes to cook, direct cooking over the heat source is not normally recommended. With the first recipe, direct cooking over the heat source is the exception, not the rule. For those who like to hover over the grill, this first recipe is perfect.

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Seared Sea Scallops with Artichoke Hearts and Vermouth Sauce

Vermouth — wine “aromatized” with botanicals — spikes the sauce for sea scallops and artichoke hearts in this recipe.

When you’re in a hurry, fish or seafood is the ideal main ingredient. In virtually all its iterations, seafood wants to be cooked quickly or it will dry out or, in the case of shellfish, become tough and overly chewy. Wine or fortified wines are common additions to seafood preparations.

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Stove-top Baked Steak

Time Saving Version of Classic Comfort Food

This recipe combines the traditional tastes of a Salisbury steak with mushroom and onion gravy with a one-hour preparation.

Baked steak, sometimes known as Salisbury steak, is considered a comfort food that often takes too long to prepare. Heating the oven, browning the steak on the stovetop and slow baking to tenderize a tough cut of meat have a way to relegating baked steak to a lunch out at a small-town diner.

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5 Easy Appetizers For a Company Party

After working hard all day at work, it’s always good to unwind and have some fun. And one of the best ways to do that is through a party. With friends and colleagues around, company parties are always special and have an exciting atmosphere. Another thing that makes it special, are the mouthwatering dishes that are served.

Before the main food for a company party is served, it is always good to start on a lighter note, and this is where appetizers come in. Appetizers are very important because they set the tone for the main dish that is to come. There are so many forms of great appetizers, but here are some of the best appetizers for your company party. Continue reading “5 Easy Appetizers For a Company Party”

How to Make the Perfect Cheese Board

To make a proper cheese board you need some essentials.

To start, you need to have the obvious ingredient of cheese! Select a few of your favorite types of cheese, but don’t go overboard with it. A maximum of 5 different varieties is perfect depending on the size of the board you are using.

You also need to have different styles of crackers and maybe one or two different types of cured meats and other additions. Continue reading “How to Make the Perfect Cheese Board”

Campfire Cooking: “Baked” Potatoes

  Basic method for “baking” potatoes in a campfire or wood-burning stove. (Also, includes directions for conventional ovens.)

Although campfires are common summertime events, many people still enjoy building up fires on cool fall nights – for a single evening or several nights running on a camping or hunting trip. Regardless of the season, campfires are generally accompanied by food. Hot dogs and marshmallows are common campfire fare, but a whole world of culinary options exist that use the open flame or piping hot coals. After all, before the advent of electric and gas ranges, cooking methods almost always used the heat, directly or indirectly, of burning wood.

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How to Make Beef Braised with Moroccan Spice

Cooks on a Budget Finds Unique Ways to Use Inexpensive Cuts of Meat.

An assertive blend of spices combined with a hint of dried fruit sweetness characterize many Moroccan or Moroccan-inspired dishes.

This is a great recipe for chuck roast or whatever is the least expensive beef in the market. These cuts generally want low and slow cooking to tenderize them. A slow braise is ideal for melding the complex of flavors in this Moroccan-inspired dish.

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Barbeque Marinades from Brazil

Marinating is a great way to infuse different flavours into meat, fish and poultry. It is especially suitable for game meat, and venison.

Sea salt is used in Brazil to season meat prior to cooking.

It can also be mixed with water to make a brine used to baste the meat. The combination works extremely well, especially for slow cooked beef, mutton, and lamb.

Whatever you’re cooking, season the meat first. Then add a marinade. Larger cuts of meat can be left for 2 or 3 days to marinate. Smaller cuts of meat may need only a few hours. Fish and poultry require as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size.

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