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Alcohol Burn-off Chart
This chart data comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture giving information on how much alcohol remains in your food with specific cooking methods. Keep in mind that this is the percentage of alcohol remaining of the original addition.

Alcohol Substitution Chart
If you don't partake of alcohol or just don't have the right type of alcohol for your recipe, this chart gives helpful substitutions for alcohol ingredients.

Apple Varieties
A chart of apple varieties with descriptions, usage suggestions, and many accompanying photos.

Can Sizes and Equivalents
Need to know how many cups are in a #10 can? Or how many ounces or cups are in a can of evaporated milk? Here's a handy chart of can sizes and equivalents.

Caviar Varieties and Terminology
There are many different types of caviar, so it pays to know exactly what you want before you go shopping. Terminology can also make a big difference in what you end up with.

Chile Heat Chart
Wondering how hot those chile peppers are? Check out this Scoville heat chart.

Clam Varieties
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here you will find information on the most popular food varieties.

The Color of Food
Do you know what colors your food? Learn about color additives and also check out some interesting recipes, both edible and non-edible.

Cooking With Sugar Substitutes
Helpful hints and chart with information on cooking with sugar substitutes along with links to various sugar substitute manufacturers.

Crockpot Conversion
Need help converting your standard oven-baked recipes to crockpot? Check here for tips and conversion charts.

Edible Flowers
Make your food not only taste good, but also look pretty with recipes using edible flowers.

Edible Flowers Chart
A chart of edible flowers listing common name, botanical name, flavor, and links to corresponding photos and more information.

Expiration Dates for Food
Most packaged foods include some type of expiration, sell-by or use-by date imprinted on the container. Find out what they mean to ensure you have the freshest food.

Foods of Love Trivia
How much do you know about foods as aphrodisiacs? Take this quick quiz and find out.

Food Trivia
So, you think you know your way around the kitchen, huh? Well, step right up and test your knowledge of food terms, and have a few laughs as you test yourself.

Frozen Desserts Tips and Hints
Tips and hints to help you make the best frozen desserts.

Gelatin Tips and Hints
Tips and hints on making and using gelatin in your recipes.

Grandma's Kitchen - Heirloom Measures
A look back at heirloom recipes from our ancestors, plus conversion charts and recipes.

Ham Varieties Chart
Information on different ham varieties, cuts, and terminology.

Heirloom Weights & Measures Conversion Chart
Need help converting the measurments in antique recipes? Check this chart.

Herb Pantry Basics
If you are just setting up house, you'll need to keep some basic herbs and spices on hand to be prepared for any recipe. You'll also find links to other pantry basics such as condiments, various food staples, and refrigerator/freezer items to keep stocked in your kitchen.

Honey Flavors
A chart of the different types of honey flavors from varying plant and flower sources.

How-To - Quick Reference Files
Quickie instructions on how to boil an egg, roast garlic, blanch almonds, air-dry fresh herbs, make vanilla extract, and more.

Irish Food Glossary & Recipes
A glossary of Irish foods along with sample recipes for each listing.

Kitchen Disaster Preparedness
Is your kitchen ready for any potential disaster? Find out what you need to know to be prepared for any natural disaster.

Kitchen Science: Leavening Agents
Baking powder or baking soda? What gives life to yeast? Learn how to get a rise out of your baked goods!

Lunch Counter Lingo
Did you really order "Noah's boy, in the alley" at that diner? We crack the code on Lunch Counter Lingo, and point out some luncheonette treats for you to try yourself at home.

Lunch Counter Lingo Glossary
Find out what those quaint ordering terms mean such as "blue-plate special," "bossy in a bowl," "sinkers and suds," and more.

Non-Edible Flowers Chart
A chart of non-edible or poisonous flowers listing common name, botanical name, flavor, and links to corresponding photos and more information.

Pantry Basics
Whether you're just setting up a household or just need a basic reference list, you'll find the most common pantry basics here, including herbs and spices, staple foods, and condiments.

Peekytoe Crabs
Peekytoe crabs have an interesting history. Find out how this "trash" crab came to be one sought out by chefs.

Sausage Categories
A chart of different sausage categories from the accompany Sausage article.

Savvy Shopping
Test yourself on food prices and pick up some shopping tips.

Soup and Stew Glossary
A chart of various types of soups and stews with linked example recipes.

Spice Mix Chart
A chart of various types of spice mixes, listing ingredients for the most popular blends.

Stuffing / Dressing Calculation Chart
Use this chart to determine how much stuffing or dressing you need for chicken, turkey and other poultry.

Sweet Onion Varieties
Varieties of sweet onions, along with background information from the accompanying Sweet Onions article.

Substitutions
Helpful food substitutions for when your cupboard is bare or to help you adjust recipes to your special needs.

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