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Herb Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
A Step-By-Step Guide to Cooking Spaghetti Squash
Learn how to cook spaghetti squash. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to cut, bake, and shred the squash. This is step 2. Page 2.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
Helpful Sour Cream Substitutions and Equivalents
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
Crockpot Conversion Information - Home Cooking
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
What are capers?
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Make Strawberry Wine the Real Easy Way
Strawberry Wine Recipe. Plan way in advance for this easy strawberry wine. It needs to age one year.
Recipe Secrets to Make Your Own KFC Original...
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart - Home Cooking
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Classic Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi)
Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe. Classic tandoori chicken from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Properly Select and Store Bacon
Bacon can turn rancid even when frozen. Here are tips on what to look for when buying (e.g. check expiration date) and the proper storage.
Edible Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
The Easiest Baked Spareribs Recipe Ever
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe. Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
What's the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes...
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
Make a Flavorful Menudo as Authentic as the...
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
5 Substitutes for Sour Cream
If you're out of sour cream and don't want to run to the store, there are plenty of sour cream substitutes in your fridge. Here are five easy sour cream substitutes for cooking and baking.
Make Mardi Gras Festive With This Easy King Cake
Fast and easy King Cake has a raisin, pecan, and cinnamon cream cheese filling. It is decorated with the traditional colored stripes for Mardi Gras.
How to Eat Pomegranate Seeds or Not
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
Making Your Own Imitation Crab Salad: The...
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
9 Handy Tips On Convection Oven Usage
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
Kids Go Nuts for This Crazy-Easy Dump Cake
Dump Cake Recipe. It's so incredibly easy that it's perfect for kids to make. No mixing involved.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
How to Make Hearty Oxtail Soup
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
How to Tell Your Liquor from Your Liqueur
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Basics of Making a Smooth Roux Gravy...
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
9 Hassle Free Steps to Mardi Gras King Cake...
Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe - Press centers of overlapping seams to seal. This is step 3.
The Right Way to Prepare Hard-Boiled Eggs
Learn how to make hard-boiled eggs in the shell whether you need hard-cooked or soft-cooked eggs. Remember, hard-boiled eggs is a misnomer as they should not be boiled.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
This Chicken Pot Pie Makes Its Own Impossible...
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
Top 20 Herbs and Spices for Home Cooking
Peggy's Top 20 Herbs and Spices for Home Cooking.: spice comments dill weed herbs and spices soups and stews savory dish
How to Make Authentic Jamaican Jerk Sauce Full...
If you love spicy foods, Jamaican jerk sauce is for you. This authentic sauce comes together in a matter of minutes, lasts a long time in the refrigerator, and may be used on chicken, pork, beef, or seafood.
The Secret to a Juicy,Tasty Beer Can Chicken in...
Beercan chicken is a popular outdoor grill recipe, but it is not feasible for everyone at any time of the year. The solution is this easy beercan chicken made in the oven. It is incredibly moist, tender, and flavorful.
Useful Tips for a Mouthwatering Meatloaf
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
The History and Production of Balsamic Vinegar
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
9 Simple Tips for Cooking Amazing Bacon
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
7 Quick Glazes and Rubs for Your Cornish Hen
Rock cornish game hens make great single servings. These recipes help you fix quick and tasty cornish hens, with 7 different sauces in under 10 minutes each.
Easy Pot Roast with Vegetables Recipe
Easy Pot Roast with Vegetables Recipe. The slow braising method results in a remarkably tender and flavorful meal with natural pan gravy. Potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, and onions cook with the roast for a built-in side dish.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
Say Wow! To Shrimp And Pasta In A Creamy...
Flavorful seafood casserole tastes gourmet, but is simple as pie to make. It's a great family meal and a good way to stretch your seafood purchase.
Fall-Off-the-Bone Crock-Pot Lamb Shanks
Create the tenderest lamb shanks ever by slow-cooking in the crockpot. Tips are included on how to reduce the fat content.
Amazing Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you love Buffalo wings, you will love this dip. All the flavors from one of America's favorite appetizers come together in a no-muss hot dip.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe. It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is Emeril's version.
How to Bake a Whole Trout
Rainbow trout is baked whole in the oven. It is flavored primarily with dill and lemon. Once done, the fish releases easily from the bones.
Afraid of Raw Eggs in Eggnog? Try This Method.
A gentle cooking process takes the fear of raw eggs out of this eggnog equation. Since there is no alcohol, the kids can enjoy it as well.
Quick and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise - Basic...
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe. You'll be amazed at the bright flavor of homemade mayonnaise. It's really very simple and fast to make with a blender or processor.
The Best Ways to Store and Use Tarragon
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
The Best All-In-1 Chicken Dinner With Little...
An entire chicken dinner, including veggies is cooked up in foil packets. Each packet is an individual serving and clean up is a snap.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
8 Helpful Black Bean Measurements and...
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Saffron Copycats and Substitutes
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Quick and Vibrant Microwave Asparagus for the...
Microwave Fresh Asparagus Recipe. The microwave makes fast and easy work of cooking asparagus. A bit of onion, garlic, lemon juice, and butter enhance the natural flavor of asparagus.
Easy 3-Ingredient Lemon Marmalade
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
Easy Steps for Cutting a Mango and Getting...
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
Choosing the Best Potatoes For Mashed Potatoes
The potato variety makes a difference in mashed potatoes. Learn how to select the right potato and whether you should peel or not.
Make Authentic Pepperoni That Tastes Just Like...
Pepperoni sausage is made with pork and beef. It needs to hang to cure at least six weeks, so plan ahead.
Tips for Cooking Black Beans from Scratch
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
Alcohol Burn-off Chart
Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
How to Best Select and Handle Ground Beef Safely
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
How to Make a Prime Quality Teriyaki Beef Jerky
A teriyaki, soy sauce, orange juice, and honey marinade flavors beef jerky made from London broil. Plan ahead for marination time.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
Helpful Tips and Quick Food Ideas for a Rave...
Cook up some great eats for your Super Bowl party with these recipes and quick ideas.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
How to Make Your Own Juicy Hot Dogs
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
How to Make Sourdough Bread Using Potato Flakes...
This friendship bread starter begins with potato flakes. Once it gets going, you'll never need yeast for bread again. Don't forget to share with friends.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Lemon Mahi Mahi Recipe
Mahi Mahi is seared on the stove-top and finished in the broiler. It is flavored with a light lemon dill sauce. This recipe is simple and fast.
Store Quality Sun-Dried Tomatoes You Can Make...
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Basics. How to make sun-dried tomatoes.
Make a Finger Lickin' Good Red Eye Gravy...
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
What is Allspice?
Allspice is a popular spice in Caribbean and Latin savory dishes as well as in desserts. Learn all about allspice and how to cook with allspice.
Toffee flavor heaven in a cookie
These delicious bites are a cross between crunchy toffee candy and cookies.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Simple Tips and Recipes for Cooking for a Crowd
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
Best Practices for Handling and Cooking Beets
Cooking in the skin helps beets retain nutrients. Get more cooking tips and hints for beetroot, including measurement equivalents.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
A List of Measurements and Equivalents for...
How much broccoli do you need and what can be substituted? Learn how to measure and substitute broccoli for recipes.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information: low sodium diets low sodium diet low sodium recipes sodium intake per day craig claiborne
Useful Suggestions for Proper Storage of Honey
Honey Storage Information. How to store honey.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
When Is the Best Time for You to Buy Oysters?
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Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Turmeric Recipes - Home Cooking
Turmeric Recipes. Turmeric is popular in mid-Eastern and Asian dishes. Along with added flavor, this spice gives a golden yellow color to your recipe.
Incredibly Delicious Roasted Pork Shoulder...
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
How to Make Puff Pastry from Scratch
Plan on three days to make this puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
These Yummy Marinated Sliders Are An Instant...
These tasty little sliders are marinated overnight in a picant sauce, then popped into the oven. So good, even guys will ask for the recipe.
Jerusalem Artichoke Recipes - Sunchokes Recipes
Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) Recipes. Jerusalem artichokes are also known as sunchokes. They are very nutritious and tasty. Try one of these recipes.
Easy Mexican Spice Mix in 5 Minutes
Make your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Pros and Cons of the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking...
Review and test results of the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System appliance, including pros and cons. Find out how it really works.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Classic chicken noodle soup is a comfort food suitable for any time of the year, but especially during cold winter months and when you are ill.
8 Helpful Tips for Cooking Squid and Calamari
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.
7 Traditional Passover Seder Foods
Passover Seder Food. Learn about the traditional foods served at Jewish Passover Seder meal.
Is Coriander a Spice or a Herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What Are Anchovies?
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Popular Mardi Gras Food Traditions
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Cajun and Creole recipes. Plan a Mardi Gras party.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food...
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
How to Make Quick Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
How to Best Use Evaporated and Condensed Milk...
Evaporated and Condensed Milk Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with canned milk.
Add Pizzaz To Easy Tortellini Soup With...
This hearty, colorful soup begins with pre-made tortellini. Tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and cooked chicken add flavor to make your tongue sparkle.
How to Make Fresh Mozzarella in 30 Minutes
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
Take the Headache Out of Exact Measurements for...
How many bananas do you need for your recipe? Find out how to measure bananas and their equivalents.
Amazing at Home Fajitas: Easy and Delicious
Fajitas are a popular dish at local Mexican restaurants as well as chain restaurants. They are easy to make at home, and this method works just as well with chicken, pork, or vegetables if you don't want beef.
What Are America's Favorite Comfort Foods?
Top 25 Comfort Food Recipes. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit the favorite comfort foods from your youth. Some are classic recipes and some are updated.
How to Make Authentic Beef Jerky in the Oven
You do not need a dehydrator to make this flavorful beef jerky at home. Make it in the oven.
An Overview of the Many Varieties of Olives
There are many varieties of olives. Learn about the most popular olive varieties.
How is an Omelet Different From a Frittata?
What is the difference between omelets and frittatas? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cheesy Sausage Stars That Will Be a Hit at Your...
Crispy wonton cups are the perfect receptacle for sausage loaded with 2 cheeses and ranch dressing. Perfect finger food for parties.
Zesty Jamaican Beef Patties Made At Home
Jamaica is famous for their beef patties, which are savory hand pies. They are now quite popular in the U.S. as well and easy to make at home.
Incredibly Tasty Braised Oxtails You'll Try...
Oxtails are one of the most flavorful beef cuts. Long braising of oxtails makes the meat fall off the bones.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
A Step-by-Step Guide for Cleaning Squid
How to clean squid calamari - Cutting into rings. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how. This is step 9.
How to Pull Off a Bold and Juicy Jerk Pork in...
This easy version of traditional Jamaican jerk pork is roasted in the oven. It's great for those who are unable to grill outdoors.
How to Make a Classic Béarnaise Sauce...
Classic Béarnaise Sauce Recipe. This classic French sauce is made from a reduction of butter, vinegar, and wine mixed with tarragon and thickened with egg yolks. It is served with meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables.
A Fabulous Turkey Jerky Recipe Loaded with Flavor
The mild flavor of turkey makes a perfect starting point for your favorite flavors in this turkey jerky recipe.
Cut the fat and calories, but not the flavor...
This delicious lasagna is low in both fat and calories. Ground turkey and skim cheeses do the trick without detracting from flavor.
These Scrumptious Brownies Hide Luscious Peanut...
Satisfy your peanut butter cup and brownie cravings in one bite with these chocolate-y, rich brownies.
Spice Mix Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes basic ingredients for some widely-used spice mixtures.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cooking with Salt
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
Is Mayonnaise Causing My Food to Spoil?
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
What Is Sour Cream? A Brief Guide
Find out exactly what sour cream is made of, how fattening it is, and more.
How to Use a Clay-Pot Cooker
Pre-soaking and a cold oven are essential to the clay cooker. Learn how to cook in a claypot.
Best Tips for Selecting, Storing, and Cooking...
Turmeric is highly susceptible to light. Learn how to properly store turmeric and get cooking tips.
What is marmalade?
What is marmalade? How does marmalade differ from jelly or jam? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
An Amazingly Simple Homemade Worcestershire...
Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe. Consider making your own Worcestershire sauce at home. It does contain a lot of ingredients, but the method is very simple and easy.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
What Is Mozzarella Cheese?
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Chicken Pepperoni Recipe
This easy chicken dish uses pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and herbs to spice up chicken breasts.
An Authentic Jamaican Oxtail Stew Recipe
Oxtails are beef tails and they make a deliciously rich and hearty stew filled with vegetables.
The Pros and Cons of Owning a Ninja Kitchen...
Test results of the Ninja Kitchen System 1200. Get the pros and cons of this blender/processor combination in my review.
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