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Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Pressure Cooker tidbits

So you have a new pressure cooker, now what?  On today’s Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer, I’m sharing with you some of my best pressure cooker tidbits!

Pressure Cooking, while it’s been around for decades, really didn’t come to life again until a few years ago.  I’ve been a PC fanatic for the past 4-5 years and have been preaching about it since then.  I have a bunch of PC recipes and have told you guys that most meal recipes can be converted to the PC.

With that I though I’d put together some tips about your new pressure cooker that will hopefully help you out.

But is it safe???

Yes!  The ones you buy today are NOTHING like what our mothers and grandmothers had.  No lids flying off, food hitting the ceiling and you need to wear a kevlar body suit to use them. Almost all the ones I’ve seen have a double locking mechanism where you cannot remove the lid until the pressure has been released and it’s safe to do so.

Liquid?  How much is too much? How much is not enough?

Pressure cooking requires liquid, at least a cup. You never want to fully submerge your items in the pot – you’re not boiling the items. Since everything is pressure sealed you have very little evaporation. Never, EVER go more than half full with liquid. The less liquid the more concentrated the flavor. But you MUST use enough liquid.  Always follow the recipe people!

I’m BEYOND thrilled that pressure cookers are here in a BIG WAY!

Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Shaping Meatballs

You’ve mixed up the perfect meatball mixture and you go to shape them but they keep sticking to your hands. On today’s Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer I’m teaching you my trick on how to shape meatballs without them sticking to your hands!

Hey you meatball – not you, I’m talking about the meatball mixture that sticks to your hands every time you go to roll them. Okay fine if you’re frilly and don’t get your hands dirty well then go search my site for more meatball recipes. However if you get your hands in there and mix up that mixture you’re gonna want to stick around while I share with you how to NOT have your meatball mixture stick to your hands. For me I find making meatballs or meatloaf kind of therapeutic. Almost like kneading dough by hand.  It allows me to take out my stress – to a certain degree. I mean you certainly don’t want to overwork the mixture or dough as you’ll end up with super tough meatballs and bread that’s pretty much like a rock.

This trick is one that Mom taught me when I was wee little. Now Mama’s meatballs weren’t exactly good.  Sorry Mom but you used GINORMOUS chunks of bread and onions in yours and that’s just yucky. LOL But what she did teach me was out to keep the mixture from clumping all up on my fingers and hands.

Mama always knows best!

Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Quick Way to Cut Fries

Love French Fries? Here’s an easy trick to cut perfect fries each and every time. On today’s Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer find out the easy way!

Fries are one of those things that most people love but when you make them at home the biggest pain about making them is making sure when you cut the potato you cut each fry the same size. Trying to cook potatoes that are all the same size can cause some fries to burn and other fries to be undercooked.  So today I’m sharing with you a really easy trick

All you need is one item…and it’s NOT a knife!  Ya I know, no knife!  No I’m not saying you use a chainsaw or a sword either. LOL  nope, all you need is an apple slicer. Yep!

All you need is one item to cut perfect fries…and it’s not a knife!

Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer – Cooking Tips

Check out these cooking tips from the pros to help make you even more of a cooking ninja in the kitchen than you already are.

If you’re reading this then you’re a foodie and you want nothing more than to be a rock star in the kitchen. Hey we all do.  We have blogs we all love and follow to learn either new tips & tricks or get great recipes. Yes, even the pros want to learn.  The only way you can become better is by learning, reading; formal education or the hard knocks in life. It doesn’t matter what you choose to do for a living you should never stop learning.

So on this week’s edition of Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer I’m sharing with you some even more cooking tips.

→ Adding a few drops of white vinegar to water when you boil potatoes will help keep your potatoes nice and white
→ When working with fresh herbs for soup, don’t add them all in the beginning or let them cook in the soup for a long period of time. They will lose their flavor.  Instead add more fresh herbs right before serving to boost the flavor

→ If you want to roast meat but you find that you don’t have roasting rack you can improvise with 2 items.  You can take a long piece of foil and roll it up to form a 1″ ring, place it on the bottom of the roasting pan and place the meat on top of that. If you don’t want to do that you can layer the bottom of the roasting pan with carrots, celery and onions. And what’s awesome about that method is as the meat roasts the vegetables get all of the flavors and drippings from the meat!

Cook like the pros with some of these tips!

Weekly Meal Prep Made Simple with Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™. All opinions are mine alone. #OrganizeWithBrilliance #CollectiveBias

Your weekly meal prep just got a whole lot easier with the Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ 10 pc set! Prep your lunches for the week, store it in these containers and stack it up neatly in the fridge!  Easy peasy!

Okay TKW Family if you haven’t heard of these Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ food storage container have I got a treat for you! As you know I cook a lot, no like A LOT.  We live a healthy lifestyle that, at times, can go astray but we always find our way back.  So one of the ways to help keep us, and by us I mean me as that man could eat everything in the fridge and not gain an ounce <hate him lol>, on that healthy path is by doing weekly meal preps.

What I love about these Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCE™ food storage systems is they are so truly universal from fridge organization, to meal planning & prepping as well as entertaining and grilling (perfect for marinades). And let’s dish for a bit.  These are NOTHING like your old time plastic storage containers.  These are crystal clear which means no longer do you have to play that fridge game “Oh what’s in this bowl??”. And probably one of my biggest loves is they are completely odor and stain resistant.  So yes you can put your pasta sauce in one container and fish in another and when you clean the containers they won’t smell or have that oh-so-lovely stained orange hue to them.  AND AND AND what is HUGE for me is they are 100% Leak-Proof.  And it’s GUARANTEED!!!  Dude, that’s HUGE!

You SERIOUSLY need to get in your car and go get these!

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