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#kitchen secrets

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 18 January, 2019

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their top tips for storing fresh fruit and veg

What should go in the fridge – and what definitely shouldn’t? Our panel share their storage stories.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 11 January, 2019

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their favourite midweek veggie meals

Korma, burgers and bolognese… with no meat in sight.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 4 January, 2019

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their best make-ahead dinner recipes

Get a headstart on the week with these freezable recipes, from meatballs to veggie ‘mince’.

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their favourite winter warming drinks for cold nights

How does a brandy-spiked hot chocolate sound?

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their tips for perfectly prepared roast turkey

How long to cook it for and – eeek! – where to put the stuffing.

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their recipes for superb stuffing every time

Potato? Sausage? Breadcrumbs? All three? Our home cooks panel weigh in.

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their tips for fabulously festive mulled wine

(And how to make it without losing any alcohol along the way.)

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 30 November, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their greatest gravy tips

Make from scratch or stick to the granules? We asked our panel for their gravy guidelines.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 23 November, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their recipes for perfect porridge every time

Milk or water? Hob or microwave? Here’s how our readers do it.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 16 November, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their family secrets for great spaghetti bolognese

Here’s how our panel make this staple dish a winner every time.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 9 November, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their tips for marvellous mashed potatoes

Fluffy, buttery, creamy perfection.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 2 November, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers tell us their favourite comfort food recipes

Homemade lasagne, shepherd’s pie – and a pro tip for great mashed potatoes.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 26 October, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their family formulas for perfect home-made pizza

Home-made pizza doesn’t have to be a melter. Forget spending your dough in restaurants and show your own kitchen a slice of the action.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 19 October, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their family secrets for a comforting Irish stew

Our readers share the recipes they’ve got simmering away.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 12 October, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their secrets for perfect fluffy rice

How to get it right every time.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 5 October, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their tips for a perfect shepherd's pie

To put cheese on top, or not to put cheese on top?

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 28 September, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share what they make for breakfast

From omelette to a complete breakfast in a jar.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 21 September, 2018

Kitchen secrets: Readers share their cooking tips for superb scrambled eggs

From adding a dash of cream to *gasp* using the microwave.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 14 September, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their secret tips for perfect roast chicken

From perfect skin to stuffing to gravy.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 7 September, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their go-to combos for delicious pasta sauce

From simple sauces to home-made ravioli.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 31 August, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Readers share their rules for the perfect Irish breakfast

The Full Irish is a controversial thing. What are your must-haves?

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Kitchen secrets: What's your favourite sandwich to make at home?

From a DIY chicken fillet roll to a classic ham and cheddar, here are our panel’s favourite fillings.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 17 August, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's your one essential ingredient for a great meal?

We asked our home cooks panel for their mealtime staples.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 10 August, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Our readers' favourite foods to eat with beer

And a couple of recipes too!

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 3 August, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's the one bit of kitchen equipment you couldn't do without?

We asked our home cooks panel for their kitchen must-haves.

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 27 July, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: Our readers' advice for cooking the perfect steak

Rare, medium rare or [sharp intake of breath] well done?

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's your tip for perfect roast potatoes every time?

Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside… mmm…

# kitchen-secrets - Friday 13 July, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's your go-to dish for a BBQ?

We asked Irish home cooks for their best BBQ ideas.

# kitchen-secrets - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Salad, side or sweet: What's your go-to dish to bring to a summer BBQ?

Share your secrets for the next edition of TheJournal.ie’s Lidl Food Magazine.

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's your life-saver when you need dinner in a hurry?

We asked Irish home cooks for their best dinner-in-a-hurry hacks.

# kitchen-secrets - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Fridge looking empty? We want to know what you cook when you need dinner in a hurry

Share your secrets for the next edition of TheJournal.ie’s Lidl Food Magazine.

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's your best tip for choosing ripe avocados?

We asked Irish home cooks for their best avo advice.

# kitchen-secrets - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Too early, too late, just right? We want your best tip for choosing ripe avocados

Share your secrets and you could win a €50 voucher towards your next Big Shop.

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's your tip for making perfect poached eggs?

Swirling the water? Using clingfilm? We asked Irish home cooks for their breakfast advice.

# kitchen-secrets - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Breakfast master? We want your tip for perfect poached eggs every time

Share your secrets and you could win a €50 voucher towards your next Big Shop.

# kitchen-secrets - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Kitchen Secrets: What's your go-to burger topping?

We asked 25 Irish home cooks to weigh in.

# kitchen-secrets - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Love summer BBQs? We want to know Ireland's favourite burger toppings

Tell us and you could win a €50 voucher towards your next Big Shop.