You may think that 2020 has been all doom and gloom. While hordes of people are hoarding toilet papers and hand sanitisers, you can\u2019t help but wonder, will these be of use when you and your family are to head out less and spend more time at home? Not really. However, you can stock up on both evaporated and sweetened creamers.\r\n\r\nA novel suggestion, but fundamental nonetheless.\r\n\r\nDuring impending emergencies, many would advise buying and stocking up on (no, not toilet papers) canned foods with long shelf lives. If you are looking to still cook up delicious food during this pandemic, carting both evaporated and sweetened creamers will be the difference between \u2018meh\u2019 and mesmerizing food!\r\n1. Whip Up Family Faves\r\nCan\u2019t go out to satisfy curry cravings? Or, are you having withdrawals for some delicious sweet desserts? Using evaporated or sweetened creamers will be the key ingredient to improve the taste of your cooking. Watch your children\u2019s eyes light up when they dig into creamy soups, Alfredo pasta, and curries that are cooked with evaporated creamers. Just like magic, they won\u2019t be asking to head out for meals anymore because home-cooked food is the bomb!\r\n\r\nWhat's more?\r\n\r\nIt saves you so much money! Just a few minutes in the kitchen with ingredients for the whole family will probably amount to less than RM50. However, a bowl of kids-meal pasta in a restaurant would breach the RM20 threshold. You do the math.\r\n\r\n\r\n2. Silence Picky Eaters\r\nOnce your toddler starts having food preferences, they start getting picky - and this won\u2019t end until they move out of the house (true story!). If your child has got a different \u2018yuck\u2019 food every day, how do you keep up? And how do you provide them with a balanced diet?\r\n\r\nHere\u2019s a recipe: featuring OKI Evaporated Creamer that will marry needed nutrients and good flavours into a meal. Pack it as lunch for your children and pair it with slices of fruits and crackers in a bento box if you are feeling a little extra.\r\nBaked Broccoli and Mushrooms\r\n\r\n3. Get Your Children Involved\r\nDon\u2019t bear the burden of feeding the family alone. If you think your child is ready to be involved in the kitchen, let them. Junior Master Chef accepts contestants as young as 8; can you imagine how young they started in the kitchen? With evaporated and sweetened creamers, you and your children will not be cooking up onerous recipes, but easy, quick, and delicious meals.\r\n\r\nInstead of thinking about the mess that could happen, shift your mindset. Think about the practical knowledge your children will gain as a result of being involved with you in the kitchen. Let them read the recipes, measure food amounts, or stir mixtures. If they are older, let them use the knife for chopping or slicing vegetables or meat. Once the cooking is done, the clean up can be done together as a way to bond.\r\n\r\nHere's one that your children will love to make - and eat, too!\r\nChocolate Ice Pop\r\n\r\n4. Introduce Healthy Recipes\r\nEvaporated creamer is filled with nutrients that contribute to healthy bones like protein, calcium, and vitamins A & D. It makes healthy food really delicious, too. Therefore, you can have peace of mind that you are feeding your fam with sufficient vitamins and minerals for the day. They can consume their meals with a smile on their faces, too - plus, they might ask for seconds!\r\n\r\nDon\u2019t know where to begin? How about this Creamy Salmon with Tomatoes and Spinach recipe to start the ball rolling?\r\nCreamy Salmon with Tomatoes and Spinach\r\n\r\n5. Quick No-Cook Recipe\r\nOkay, maybe not everyone is savvy in the kitchen, but that doesn\u2019t mean you can\u2019t stun your family with a bowl of delicious dessert - with some help from OKI Sweetened Creamer, of course! This no-cook and really quick recipe will make you the hero of the day; because who can resist a slice (or more) of Oreo cheesecake, right?\r\n\r\nCheck out this No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake recipe below. You can shower us with thanks later!\r\nNo-Bake Oreo Cheesecake\r\n\r\n6. Make Plans for Kuih Raya\r\nMaybe it is a little early to make plans for Hari Raya, but if you are already thinking about the outfits and colour theme your family should sashay in during the celebration, you should start thinking about what kuih Raya to make (and maybe sell), too. Here\u2019s a secret: With OKI Butter and OKI Evaporated Creamer, your cookies are foolproof!\r\n\r\nIf you don\u2019t have confidence, try making Coconut Butter Cookies for your children first (because they almost always tell the truth).\r\nCoconut Butter Cookies\r\n\r\nThe Secret Ingredient is No Secret After All\r\nIt doesn\u2019t matter if these are times of emergency or not, canned items with long shelf lives are always good to be in your home pantry. You\u2019d want food items that are versatile, able to be used in different recipes. Be sure to have OKI Sweetened Creamer: perfect for coffee, tea, and baking needs because of its sweet taste and creamy texture. Then there is OKI Evaporated Creamer: specially formulated for different types of cooking and to ramp up your ordinary cup of coffee. So, homemade latte, anyone?