If you love spending time in the kitchen as much as I do, there are some basic kitchen skills that you must learn that will make your time in the kitchen so much easier, tastier and safer. Below are some of my favorites!
- Roast or Bake a Chicken
If you enjoy cooking, one meal that you need to be able to do to perfection is to roast or bake a chicken. There are many ways to do it. One of my favorite is in the crockpot! I love my Easy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken Recipe, so be sure to give it a try.
- Make Your Own Chicken Broth
Many recipes I love include check broth as an ingredient. I love to make my own to not only save money, but I think it always tastes better too! Use my Homemade Chicken Broth Recipe to get started.
Then use my handy tip to Freeze Chicken Broth to make it last!
- How to Grow Your Own Herbs
One thing I have loved to do ever since I started cooking on a regular basis was to grow my own herbs. You just need some containers, potting soil and seeds for the herbs you want to plant.
And the little plants look so cute in the kitchen.
Check out my tip on how to quick dry herbs too!
- Use Separate Cutting Boards
It’s no secret that some items you cut up using a cutting board can leave behind items that can make you sick. Avoid this entirely by using different cutting boards for meat and veggies. Or wash it thoroughly with soap and water before each use.
- How to Boil and Egg
Most people think this is one of the easiest things to do in the kitchen, when in fact there are some definite tricks to making a good hard boiled egg.
And check out my tip for making those eggs super easy to peel!
- How to Make a Baked Potato
Baked potatoes go with tons of different meals, so be sure to learn how to make these. Just preheat your oven to about 300 degrees. Don’t forget to scrub the potato clean and poke in multiple times with a fork or knife. Then bake for about 90 minutes or until slightly soft and can be pierced easily with a fork.
And check out my tip on how to bake a potato faster in the oven.