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Herb Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
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.
Helpful Sour Cream Substitutions and Equivalents
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
What Are Capers, Anyway?
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Crockpot Conversion Information - Home Cooking
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
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.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Feel Confident When Measuring Strawberries in...
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
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.
Surprising Ingredient Makes The Most Flavorful...
You won't taste the beets at all! They intensify the chocolate flavor and enhance the moisture level. The easiest and best scratch chocolate cake you'll ever try.
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.
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.
Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Watermelon Party...
Learn how to make a watermelon basket for a party decoration. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to cut the watermelon with a cut-out heart handle.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart - Home Cooking
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? 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.
Peach Equivalents
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
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.
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.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
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.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
Deep-Fried Watermelon Recipe
Watermelon is dipped into a light batter, fried, and topped with powdered sugar for a unique dessert or snack.
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
Let your kids cook with this super-easy dump cake. With only 5 ingredients, it's incredibly easy but yields big flavor. No need to stir!
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
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 Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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 Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
A Step-by-Step Guide for Cleaning Squid
Whole squid or calamari is easy to clean for recipes. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
Cherry Measures, Equivalents and Substitutions
How many cherries do you need for your recipe? Find out how to substitute different cherry forms and measures.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
How to Make a Honeydew Melon Basket Party...
Learn how to make a honeydew melon basket for a party decoration. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to cut the honeydew and decorate the sides with carved and colored flowers.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
How To Choose And Store Cherries
Darker cherries are sweeter. Learn how to choose the best cherries and store them for use in cooking your recipes.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
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.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
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.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Best Select and Store Clams
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
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.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? 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.
Make a Delicious Key Lime Pie in Just 35 Minutes
Key lime pie is famous around the world. It is a very simple custard pie that is easy to make at home.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
A List of Equivalents for Fresh and Canned...
How many small plum tomatoes are in a pound? How about cherry tomatoes, or medium globe tomatoes? A rundown on tomato equivalents.
Peach Varieties
Peach Varieties - Learn about different varieties of peaches, and how nectarines relate to peaches.
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.
How to Properly Select and Store a Pineapple
Fresh pineapple is quite perishable. Learn how to select the proper pineapple for your recipes and how to store it.
All You Should Know About Feta Cheese
What is feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Important Facts and Tips about Basil and Its Use
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
Try This One Homemade Dry Rub Spice Mix To Rule...
Whip up this spice mix to keep on hand for all types of meats, poultry, and even seafood. Say goodbye to those expensive store versions.
Easy 3-Ingredient Lemon Marmalade
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
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.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Fake Scallops and Scallop Types
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
What Are Anchovies?
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
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.
Never Cook Your Live Lobster the Wrong Way Again
Ways to get a live lobster into the cooking pot and how to humanely kill a lobster for cooking.
Cake Recipes - Home Cooking
Cake Recipes. Recipes for layer cakes, tortes, pound cakes, cheesecakes, frostings, 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.
13 Tips for Cooking a Really Good Shish Kebab
Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. Get tips on making shish kabobs at home.
Is Coriander a Spice or a Herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oregano Storage
Oregano is easily dried or frozen. Learn how to store and select oregano for your recipes.
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.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
What is marmalade?
What is marmalade? How does marmalade differ from jelly or jam? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Watermelon History
Watermelons date back to at least 2500 B.C. Learn the history of watermelon and common uses.
Zucchini, Courgettes, & Summer Squash...
Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select zucchini, including freezing and zucchini flowers.
When Is the Best Time for You to Buy Oysters?
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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.
9 Helpful Tips On How to Prepare and Cook...
Don't waste your asparagus investment. Get tips on how to cook asparagus, including blanching and steaming.
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.
Find Out How To Tell The Difference Between...
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Store Quality Sun-Dried Tomatoes You Can Make...
Homemade sun-dried tomatoes are quite easy to make at home. It's a great way to preserve tomatoes from a bountiful harvest or supermarket coup.
Find Out Where Bacon Comes Really Comes From
What is bacon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Is Mayonnaise Causing My Food to Spoil?
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
The Fluffiest and Creamiest Banana Pudding
This classic banana pudding is fast, easy and will remind you of the good old days. Fresh bananas are layered with vanilla wafer cookies and a rich vanilla pudding for a no-bake dessert that will please all.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes. Large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets and more.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With This Easy...
A salty, sweet crust is filled with a simple cheesecake layer, and then topped with chunky strawberry gelatin. It's a classic favorite from childhood.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Mozzarella Cheese?
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. These taste similar to the commercial peanut butter cups, but better! Great for gifts.
Discover 9 of the Most Common Clam Varieties
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here are descriptions of the more common varieties used in recipes.
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.
What You Wanted to Know about Zucchini
Zucchini Varieties, Description, and Season. Zucchini is also known as courgettes and summer squash.
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 Select and Store Sage for Maximum Flavor...
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What Is Filet Mignon? Understanding Why It's So...
What is filet mignon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cooking with Salt
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
A Tasty Mustard Potato Salad That Won't Turn a...
Don't rely upon that tasteless container of mushy potato salad from the grocery store. It's easy to make this flavorful mustard version at hom.
Banana Cake with Cinnamon Glaze Recipe
Delicious banana cake goes together fast. The batter is enriched with sour cream to make it rich and moist. Nuts are optional.
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.
Homemade Maraschino Cherries Recipe
If you knew how commercial maraschino cherries are made, you would jump at making your own at home.
Helpful Tips On Selecting And Storing Figs For...
How to select, store, can, and freeze figs for maximum freshness and shelf-life.
Non-Edible Poisonous Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of non-edible poisonous flowers by common and horticultural name.
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.
8 Helpful Black Bean Measurements and...
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
Understanding the Fancy and Modest Sides of...
Pâté is not necessarily chopped liver. Learn about pate and its ingredients, then impress your guests with this fancified dip at your party.
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
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.
Why Smaller Beets Are Better Than Large Ones
Beets (beetroot) are available year-round with prime time being from June through October. Learn how to choose the best beets and how to properly store them.
Yeast-less Bread Is Fast And Easy Thanks To Beer
Savory beer bread is loaded with Cheddar cheese, bacon, and herbs. This is a quick bread, so no rising time needed.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
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.
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.
Learn How to Measure Pineapple for Cooking
Canned pineapple may be substituted for fresh in most recipes. Find out how much pineapple to buy.
Chocolate Recipes - Home Cooking
Chocolate Recipes. Not all chocolate recipes are desserts. Chocolate and cocoa are also used in savory foods.
Incredibly Delicious Roasted Pork Shoulder...
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
Anchovy Equivalents
Learn how to measure and substitute anchovies for cooking.
What Is Sour Cream? A Brief Guide
Find out exactly what sour cream is made of, how fattening it is, and more.
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.
An Overview of the Many Varieties of Olives
Do you know the difference between green olives and black olives? Get educated on the different types and varieties of olives.
Make a Finger Lickin' Good Red Eye Gravy...
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
Expiration, Use-by, and Sell-by Date Informatio...
Expiration, use-by, and sell-by date information. Find out what these terms mean to be sure your food is safe and fresh.
8 Recipes for Cooking Irresistable Pork Loins
Do not confuse pork loin with pork tenderloin. Pork loin is not as tender, but makes a wonderful boneless roast. It may also be sliced into boneless chops. Check out these pork loin recipes.
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