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Looking for Cheap Baking Materials

I am not a cook nor a chef. But rather an ambitious cooking housewife. That exactly I am. Waashing Smiley LOL! So with that being hooked in the kitchen, I want, as much as possible to make my little favorite place complete with equipments in cooking specifically in baking. That is why, I am making the best of looking for cheap baking materials online and checking them also in the malls. In fact, every time I hear ‘on sale’ and ‘promo’ periods in the malls especially those just in the nearby, I made sure to stop by a minute or so.

Cheap Baking Materials

Since it is Chinese New Year celebration today and a holiday in the country, I had time earlier to check by in the mall to look for cheap baking materials. What I wished to grab earlier were different molding pans like the brioche molder at different sizes and cake tin pans with different shapes. And of course, I also wanting to grab an electric mixer because, I tell you, it isn’t that easy to mix cake mixtures manually.

However, I didn’t notice I was already on the lingerie section and my aunt was already pointing on the cheap lingerie the mall was offering ‘on sale’. I just then told myself that shopping for cheap baking materials was not the right time yet. Maybe some other day will do, but surely, not today.

Cutting Edge Cutlery

When it comes time to buy a new knife or an entire cutlery set there’s often the desire to buy the newest and state of the art – ceramic knives were all the rage at one point and it would be easy to get caught up in the buying frenzy if you did not take a moment to do your research. When you invest in something like a JA Henckels knife set you are in it for the long haul – the JA Henckels brand has been around since 1895 so they have seen a lot of cutlery fads come and go yet they still manufacture forged, stamped and Never Need Sharpening cutlery that stands the test of time. Whether you seek a boning, paring or butcher’s knife, JA Henckels is a place to look.

Each knife is specifically designed to meet or exceed expectations for the task at hand. A boning knife is a type of kitchen knife with a sharp point and narrow blade. It is used in food preparation for removing the bones of poultry, meat and fish. Most boning knife blades are 5 to 6 ½ inches in length (although many brands extend up to 9 ½ inches) and feature a very narrow blade. Boning knives are not as “thick” as some of other popular kitchen/butcher knives, as this makes precision boning, especially in deep cuts and holes, much less difficult. A stiff boning knife is good for boning beef and pork, but a very flexible boning knife is preferred for poultry and fish. JA Henckels offers a wide range of boning knives at various price points.

When shopping for any knife design and construction are critical factors to consider; the knife must be smooth with no rough spots, sunken rivets or other irregularities which might harbor germs and breed bacteria. Knives should be wiped clean with a damp cloth and never placed in a dishwasher or submerged in water for any length of time.

My Favorite Food Network Shows

When I went home, two weeks ago, to our farm town, I forgot that it has almost been a year since my mom got rid of our Cable TV.  There is no good television shows in any room including the living room.  There is a TV, but when I was about to change the TV channel in my mom’s room when I remembered the channel selection wasn’t all that great. I found nothing on the screen, but mosquito-like sparkling black dots dancing in front of me.

Sad reality, but true; I missed the foodie TV programs on Food Network.

Food Network is one of the many US-based TV shows about different food preparations, recipes and grilling. I love to keep on track of every episodes they have. Each episode never failed to get me excited about what was going to be made or allow me the ability to make new foods.

Would you like to know what my favorite food network programs are?

My most favorite show on food network is Ace of Cakes. They talk about cakes. I like this program because I am amazed at how Duff Goldman, the host of the program, prepares cakes that, at first glance, do not look like real cakes, it is pretty amazing. One could even think of  them as toys because of how perfectly shaped, colored and styled cakes are.

Betty White and the Morris Animal Foundation Cake by Duff GoldmanBetty White and the Morris Animal Foundation Cake by Duff Goldman

For instance, by just merely looking at the cake above, no one would know that this is a real cake.  Every aspect of the cake is edible.  You probably won’t even believe this is a cake unless you were to take a spoon full of it and eat it!

Duff Goldman has really amazing hands for those wonderful looking cakes.

My next favorite show is Good Eats. For me, everything prepared and shown on this TV program is really good eats!  The foods being prepared are typically and usually something easily made at home in your kitchen. Chicken preparations, is one good example, like Chicken Fried Steak, Curry Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Kiev and Fried Chicken are what we usually make at home. Most of the ingredients used are just the basic ingredients found in the fridge or any area in the kitchen. Good eats, indeed.

Aside from the fact that the foods are prepared in a very most typical simple ways, Alton Brown’s way of sharing these foods is fun and entertaining.  He bring is the aspect of science to his food.  It is just about how to make food, but what makes food taste good.  It is better for you to find out more, go watch it!

The last but not the least program that I am watching is Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. It has been one of my wildest dreams to get a degree in culinary arts and to be known in the cooking field. But I guess, the kitchen, itself, is the one that doesn’t like me anymore.  I know how to cook. But I am not a master at any food preparation techniques.  One can ask me to fry an egg but only that, nothing more. That’s why I am very eager to learn some secrets of a restaurant chef even just through this food network program.

I really enjoy these shows.  I know there are a lot more, but this is enough this time. I will share more of my fave TV programs next time.

Junior Master Chef, Pinoy Edition

I am very envious with those little kids joining in Junior Master Chef, Pinoy Edition, a reality TV show in one of the biggest media company in the Philippines.

In this show, and as the name of the show says so, the kids are trained to be one of the junior master chef in the country. They are tasked to cook for this and that. Amazingly, they really cook and do well in the kitchen.

Well, this show is still on its early episodes. I should expect more yummy goodie foodies from those kids.