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How Long to Roast a Turkey
Chart for roasting a turkey. Find out how long to roast a turkey in a conventional oven.
How to Make the Perfect Roast Turkey - Stuffed...
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
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.
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.
16 Steps to the Perfect Turducken
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.
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 Much Stuffing Calculation Chart - Home...
Stuffing Calculation Chart. This chart will help you determine how much stuffing you need for chicken, turkey and poultry.
Essential Substitutions for Common Herbs
Herb Substitutions: What to Use for Common Herbs in Recipes
Helpful Sour Cream Substitutions and Equivalents
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
"Under the Skin" Holiday Turkey Butter
This holiday turkey butter, put under the skin before roasting, will give you the most flavorful, juicy bird you have ever had. The technique is very easy and you can use any seasonings you want.
How to Debone a Turkey - Step by Step Recipe
Learn how to debone a turkey for stuffing. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to remove the bones to make a boneless turkey suitable for stuffing.
3 Methods To Safely Thaw A Frozen Turkey
Thawing your frozen turkey safely can be a tricky business. Try these methods for thawing that turkey without endangering your guests with foodborne illness.
13 Essential Substitutions for Common Spices
Need a substitute for Cumin, Nutmed, Ginger, or Cloves? This spice substitution chart will help you choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking
Home Cooking - Search Results
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Recipe Secrets to Make Your Own KFC-Style...
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy. Just like the real thing, it contains 11 herbs and spices.
Your'e Doing It Wrong: Convection Oven Basics
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
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.
Brine and Cure Your Own Olives
Recipes and methods for curing and brining olives.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
A Jazzy Eggnog Recipe with Brandy, Bourbon, or...
For safety's sake, the eggs in this eggnog version are gently cooked. Alcohol added before serving makes this a holiday favorites for adults.
How to Make Roast Turkey Breast Yummy With Just...
You'll need just a few basic herbs and spices to make this delicious, moist roast turkey breast. Great for small families and those who only like white meat.
7 Quick Glazes and Rubs for Your Cornish Game...
These Rock Cornish Game Hen recipes help you fix quick and tasty cornish hens, with 7 different sauces in under 10 minutes each.
13 Tips For Making Awesome Stuffing
Tips and hints on making stuffings and dressings for meat, poultry, and seafood.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? 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.
Easiest Recipe For Deep-Fried Turkey
The turkey is fried whole in a fraction of the time it takes to bake, resulting in a brown and crispy skin and tender meat.
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.
What Are Capers, Anyway?
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
Oven Recipes in Your Crockpot
How to convert conventional oven recipes for crockpot use. Use your slow cooker for your favorite recipes.
A Short Guide to Cooking Raw Chestnuts
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
How to Make Turducken Recipe - Step by Step...
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.
Move over, pumpkin pie. Everyone’s...
Pumpkin-ed out? Apples are ready to take the lead during National Apple Month!
How To Make Classic Giblet Gravy For Your Turkey
Go traditional with this flavorful classic giblet gravy. It will remind you of Thanksgiving at Grandma's and is easier to make than you might think.
What Do You Get When You Cook A Chicken In A...
Each slice of turducken contains portions of chicken, duck, and turkey with stuffing in between the layers.
Should You Peel Those Potatoes Before Mashing?
Potato peels contain nutrients and add color and texture. Find out whether to peel or not to peel for mashed potatoes.
What Is the Difference Between Yams and Sweet...
Yams and sweet potatoes are food terms sometimes used interchangeably, but they are actually very different. Learn the history, cooking, and differences between yams and sweet potatoes.
How Not To Make Gummy Mashed Potatoes
Mixers and food processors can make mashed potatoes gummy. Find out why and how to avoid it.
Catch Seasonal Spirit by Roasting Chestnuts at...
Better than the roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, try roasting your own at home for fresher, more flavorful results.
Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams the Same Thing? No,...
Quick tips on selection and storage of sweet potatoes, along with botanical name, common names, varieties, forms, availability, miscellaneous facts, and sample sweet potato recipes.
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.
Find Out The Secret To The Best Deviled Eggs Ever
Deviled eggs are always a hit at parties, and this version has been deemed the best by everyone who tries them. Easy to make and great for low carb'rs.
Spooky Scary Cookies!
Keep the creepy (but none of the crawly!) with this cookie recipe.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
How to beat egg whites into fluffy new heights to enhance your recipes.
Turn Dessert on Its Head
Celebrate National Georgia Pecan Month with this topsy-turvy treat. Great for the holidays, too!
Oven Bacon Recipe
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
Before You Buy Kitchen Thermometers
It's important to select the right thermometer for your cooking application. Here is all you need to know when selecting oven thermometers for home cooking.
A Guide to Allspice's Use, Measurements and...
Learn how to cook with allspice, including how to measure and substitute for ground allspice and whole allspice berries.
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Make these mashed potatoes ahead of time so you can concentrate on the rest of the meal.
Deconstructed Meatball Sandwich Casserole Is A...
Deconstructed meatballs sandwiches are easy to make in casserole form. Use homemade meatballs and tomato sauce or store-bought.
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.
Cracker Barrel Country Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Cracker Barrel Country Cornbread Dressing Recipe. Now you can make your own Southern-style cornbread at home with this recipe from the popular down-home Cracker Barrel restaurant chain.
A Southern Twist
Give Thanksgiving something sweet with yams & pineapple.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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!
Deep Fried Turkey Recipes - Home Cooking
Deep-Fried Turkey Recipes for home cooking. Try one of these deep fried turkey recipes for a tender and moist turkey.
Please Don't Eat the Flowers
A list of poisonous flowers that shouldn't be eaten.
13 Tips For Making The Perfect Gravy
How to fix lumpy gravy, improve flavor, and more cooking tips for making perfect gravy.
A Simple Guide to Cooking Cornish Hen for an...
These little birds come in the perfect single serving size. Get helpful tips and hints for cooking rock cornish game hens.
Basic Instructions for Preparing and Cooking Ham
Ham Preparation - How to cook ham.
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.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What You Need To Know To Cook A Turkey
Thanksgiving recipes for dummies cooking instructions. For novices, learn how to make basic favorite Thanksgiving turkey and side dishes. For experienced cooks, get some new ideas.
Deep-Fried Pork Loin Roast Recipe
Whole pork loin roast is injected with an apple and garlic marinade, then deep-fried to juicy perfection.
Simple Tips for the Ideal Cooking and Measuring...
Like potatoes, peeled parsnips will turn dark when exposed to air. Get more parsnip cooking tips, measures, and substitutions.
25 Tips To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Learn tips and hints on making the best mashed potatoes and how to use the leftovers.
Stuffing Recipes and Dressing Recipes
Stuffing Recipes and Dressing Recipes for Thanksgiving and daily cooking. Recipes for stuffing meat, poultry, seafood, game and vegetables.
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.
7 Helpful Tips For Cooking With Cranberries
Cranberries should be cooked only until they pop to avoid mushiness. Learn how to cook with cranberries
What You Didn't Know about Thanksgiving's History
Wild turkeys nearly became extinct and Roosevelt tried to change the date of Thanksgiving. Learn more about Thanksgiving and turkey history.
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.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
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.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Cornish Hen Recipes You Must Try
Cornish hens are as versatile as chicken. Try one of these delicious recipes for cornish hens.
Blanched Almonds Fast
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Useful Tips for Preparing and Cooking an Acorn...
Find out basic cooking instructions for acorn squash in the microwave or oven, plus more cooking tips.
Try The Easiest, Most-Requested Pumpkin...
Rich cheesecake is swirled into pumpkin pie delivering two traditional favorite flavors packed into one scrumptious pie that is fast and easy.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
How To Stuff A Boneless Turkey
Boneless turkey is easier to carve and can hold more stuffing. The stuffing is a mixture of bread and cornbread to please the whole family.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A Brilliant Broccoli Cheese Rice Recipe with...
This is one of the most requested recipes for family dinners and potluck dinners. It's simple, but one taste and you will be hooked.
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.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Substitutes For Flour In Making Gravy
Cornstarch and arrowroot are used as thickeners for gravy. Find out how much you will need.
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 Best Use Evaporated and Condensed Milk...
Evaporated and Condensed Milk Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with canned milk.
How to Make Thanksgiving Roast Stuffed Turkey
Want to learn how to make a Thanksgiving roast stuffed turkey at home? Here, see step-by-step instructions for Thanksgiving roast stuffed turkey.
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.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? 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.
Classic Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi)
This classic Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
How to Boil Chestnuts
Want to learn how to boil chestnuts at home? Chestnuts are a tasty snack that you and your family will enjoy.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Nesco® 18-Quart Roaster Oven
Nesco® 18-Quart Roaster Oven - Product Review. 18-quart roaster oven countertop slow cooker.
How You Should Store Your Gravy
Can gravy be frozen? Find out the answer and the best ways to store your gravy.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
How to Select and Store Sage for Maximum Flavor...
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
How to Choose the Right Gravy (Thick or Thin)...
Before you make gravy, figure out what kind of gravy you will need or want.
All You Need To Know About True Yams
Quick tips on selection and storage of yams, along with botanical name, common names, varieties, forms, availability, miscellaneous facts, and sample yam recipes.
Pecan Pie Cookies Recipe
These scrumptious little cookies are like bite-sized pecan pies. The method is simple and easy. Do plan ahead for chilling time.
How You Should Select and Store Sweet Potatoes
Raw sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated. Learn how to select and store sweet potatoes.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
What Is Buttermilk, Anyway?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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 Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
No Buttermilk? Try These Recipe Hacks
How to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures, and how to add buttermilk to recipes.
How To Substitute And Measure Pecans
Find out how many pecans you need for your recipes along with cooking tips such as how to toast pecans and more.
Jack Daniel's Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Whiskey makes mashed sweet potatoes a bit tipsy. They are sweetened with brown sugar and topped with pecans.
Making Your Own Imitation Crab Salad: The...
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe can be served as a sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
How To Substitute And Measure Pumpkin For Recipes
Learn how much pumpkin is in a can and how to substitute pumpkin in your recipes.
Simple White-Bread Stuffing with Vegetables for...
This heirloom recipe takes stuffing back to the basics by using stale bread and savory vegetables. This recipe will make enough to fill a 10-pound bird.
Tips, Hints, And Recipes For The Perfect...
Thanksgiving recipes, favorite foods, and everything you need to know about cooking that perfect Thanksgiving meal are right here at your fingertips.
Is Ricing Or Mashing Better For Mashed Potatoes?
Whether you rice or mash depends on the potatoes and your preferred texture. Find out which method to use.
Peach Equivalents
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
What Stuffing And Farce Have In Common
What is the proper term? Is it dressing, stuffing, farce, or forcemeat? Learn more about dressings and stuffings.
Figgy Pudding Recipe
Figgy pudding is the British version of fruitcake. It is lighter in texture, more like a souffle, and is filled with figs and nuts.
Rock Cornish Game Hen Recipes
Rock Cornish Game Hen Recipes. Rock cornish game hens make perfect single servings. These cornish game hen recipes are sure to delight family and guests.
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.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Yukon Gold Potato Selection and Storage Tips
Green potatoes can be poisonous. Find out why and how to select and store gold potatoes.
Key Facts and Tips for Using Sage in Cooking
Sage helps digest fatty foods. Learn how to cook with sage, plus sage substitutions and measures.
This Unbelievable Turkey Stuffing Needs No Baking
Save your oven-space when you make this unbelievabe stuffing on the stove-top. It is flavored with bacon and roasted garlic. Fast and easy to make.
Prime Rib Recipes - How to cook prime rib
Prime Rib Recipes. How to cook prime rib. Prime rib roast makes an impressive dish for any occasion, and it is especially popular for Christmas and other major holidays.
Chef Reveals Secret To Easy Elegant Cornish Hens
Chef's special recipe for cornish hens includes flavorful herbs and spices. This recipe is easy, yet elegant.
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.
Baked Pumpkin Puree Recipe
Baked Pumpkin Puree Recipe. Instead of buying canned pumpkin puree, it's easy to make your own while fresh pumpkins are in season. Baked pumpkin makes a fabulous side dish with the simple addition of butter, salt, and pepper.
Chestnut Recipes
Chestnut Recipes. Use chestnuts in both savory and sweet recipes.
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.
All You Need to Know about Using Alcohol in...
Cooking with alcohol substitutions, tips and hints. Find out how much alcohol remains in the recipe after cooking.
How to Make Yummy, No Fuss Carnation Fudge
This is a very simple fudge recipe using evaporated milk, marshmallows, and chocolate chips that brings raves.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
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.
Rum Cooking Tips and Substitutions - Cooking...
Get tips on cooking with rum, along with substitutions and equivalents.
Garlic And Herbs Under The Skin For The Best...
Rosemary and sage compound butter under the skin keeps roast turkey moist. The wine bath adds a wealth of flavor to the drippings.
How to Stuff a Turkey
Want to learn how to successfully stuff a turkey? Here, see tips and tricks for stuffing a turkey on your own.
How to Thaw Frozen Turkey
A frozen turkey needs to thaw fully before it is ready to roast. Check out how to properly thaw a frozen turkey so your bird is ready for the oven on Thanksgiving Day.
Warnings About Eating Raw Chestnuts
Find out who should not eat raw chestnuts and how chestnuts grow on trees.
Salty, Sweet, and Good to Eat
Dessert just got a little…saltier? Celebrate National Caramel Month with this recipe!
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.
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.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cooking with Salt
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Evaporated and Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes
Evaporated and Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes. Canned milk is handy to have in your cabinet and lends a richness to both sweet and savory recipes.
Gobble Up a Unique Turkey Take
Guests will ask for seconds when it comes to brined turkey with a sausage stuffing twist.

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