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How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy.
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
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.
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe. Classic tandoori chicken from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Basics. How to make sun-dried tomatoes.
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe. Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Dump Cake Recipe. It's so incredibly easy that it's perfect for kids to make. No mixing involved.
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
How many small plum tomatoes are in a pound? How about cherry tomatoes, or medium globe tomatoes? A rundown on tomato equivalents.
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
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What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Take those extra tomatoes from your garden and dry them in the oven. It is easy to do but will take some time.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
Peggy's Top 20 Herbs and Spices for Home Cooking.: spice comments dill weed herbs and spices soups and stews savory dish
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.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
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.
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
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.
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
Lamb shanks are not very tender and require slow braising. The crockpot is a perfect choice to cook lamb so the meat literally falls off the bones.
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
This magical pie is loaded with luscious chocolate, goes together fast, and uses only 7 everyday ingredients.
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
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.
The potato variety makes a difference in mashed potatoes. Learn how to select the right potato and whether you should peel or not.
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
: Why buy oysters in months with the letter "r"? Why is it advised to only buy oysters in months spelled
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.
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Jamaican Jerk Sauce Recipe. Thyme, allspice, scotch bonnet peppers, and garlic are key ingredients in this recipe. Use this authentic spicy jerk rub on chicken, pork, fish, or vegetables.
Non-alcoholic Eggnog Recipe. The eggs are gently cooked to kill any potential bacteria in this eggnog. Since it contains no alcohol, the kids will enjoy it as much as the adults.
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
Plum Jam Recipe. Take advantage of fresh plums in season to make delicious plum jam.
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.
These scrumptious little cookies are like bite-sized pecan pies. The method is simple and easy. Do plan ahead for chilling time.
Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. Get tips on making shish kabobs at home.
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.
Fresh rose hips make an easy but delicious jelly.
Cooking in the skin helps beets retain nutrients. Get more cooking tips and hints for beetroot, including measurement equivalents.
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.
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
Key lime pie is famous around the world. It is a very simple custard pie that is easy to make at home.
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
If you have a dehydrator, it is simple to make dehydrated tomatoes to use as sun-dried tomatoes.
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Fig Selection and Storage Information. Figs have a very short shelf life. Learn how to select and store figs.
Plan on three days to make this puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes Recipe. How to dry cherry tomatoes in your oven at home.
There are many varieties of olives. Learn about the most popular olive varieties.
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select zucchini, including freezing and zucchini flowers.
Eggplants come in many colors. Learn how to buy and store eggplant.
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
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.
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Food coloring may cause hyperactivity and allergic reactions. The effects of food coloring on health.
Ways to get a live lobster into the cooking pot and how to humanely kill a lobster for cooking.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
Review and test results of the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System appliance, including pros and cons. Find out how it really works.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe. It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is Emeril's version.
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
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.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
Learn how to dry rose hips, make puree, and rose hip fruit leather.
Potato flakes make an easy starter for sourdough bread.This is a variation of friendship starter for breads.
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe. This pie has a pretzel crust and is filled with a fresh strawberry, whipped cream, and gelatin filling for a quick dessert.
Peach Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select peaches.
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
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.
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.
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
Pepperoni sausage is made with pork and beef. It needs to hang to cure at least six weeks, so plan ahead.
Sun-Dried Tomato Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select sun-dried tomatoes.
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Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.
Fresh broccoli should not be stored in an airtight bag. Find out why and learn how to properly select and store broccoli.
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
How to clean squid calamari - remove head from body. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how. This is step 2.
What is filet mignon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Use your imagination to add spices and flavorings to this basic salmon jerky recipe.
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Chicken, Swiss cheese, ham, and vegetables in a stuffing crust bring French flavors to this home-style casserole.
Vegetable Recipes for home cooking. These vegetable recipes include both side dishes and main dishes.
Oxtails are beef tails and they make a deliciously rich and hearty stew filled with vegetables.
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here are descriptions of the more common varieties used in recipes.
Acorn squash needs careful storage, especially if they are not home-grown. Learn how to select and store acorn squash.
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
Fried green tomatoes are a Southern favorite side dish but also work well for breakfast.
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
Cornish hens are as versatile as chicken. Try one of these delicious recipes for cornish hens.
Learn how to make creme fraiche at home with buttermilk.
Make your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices.
Play our Food Trivia game and see how much you know about food. Are you a gourmet?
The key to these delicious meatballs is the incredibly simple sweet and spicy sauce.
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Beer, champagne and most table wines will not work for flambé. Learn how to flambé foods.
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Homemade Olive Tapenade Recipe. Tapenade is a rich olive spread popular in the Mediterranean.
A teriyaki, soy sauce, orange juice, and honey marinade flavors beef jerky made from London broil. Plan ahead for marination time.
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
Fresh pineapple is quite perishable. Learn how to select the proper pineapple for your recipes and how to store it.
How many bananas do you need for your recipe? Find out how to measure bananas and their equivalents.
Information on basic staple kitchen supplies necessary to keep stocked in your pantry to prepare recipes.