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How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs 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.
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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 on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe. Classic tandoori chicken from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
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.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Strawberry Wine Recipe. Plan way in advance for this easy strawberry wine. It needs to age one year.
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
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.
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
Watermelon is dipped into a light batter, fried, and topped with powdered sugar for a unique dessert or snack.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
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!
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe. Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
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.
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
Whole squid or calamari is easy to clean for recipes. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
How many cherries do you need for your recipe? Find out how to substitute different cherry forms and measures.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
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.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Darker cherries are sweeter. Learn how to choose the best cherries and store them for use in cooking your recipes.
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
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.
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
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.
How many bananas do you need for your recipe? Find out how to measure bananas and their equivalents.
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
Key lime pie is famous around the world. It is a very simple custard pie that is easy to make at home.
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
How many small plum tomatoes are in a pound? How about cherry tomatoes, or medium globe tomatoes? A rundown on tomato equivalents.
Peach Varieties - Learn about different varieties of peaches, and how nectarines relate to peaches.
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
Fresh pineapple is quite perishable. Learn how to select the proper pineapple for your recipes and how to store it.
What is feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
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.
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
The potato variety makes a difference in mashed potatoes. Learn how to select the right potato and whether you should peel or not.
Ways to get a live lobster into the cooking pot and how to humanely kill a lobster for cooking.
Cake Recipes. Recipes for layer cakes, tortes, pound cakes, cheesecakes, frostings, and more.
Cooking in the skin helps beets retain nutrients. Get more cooking tips and hints for beetroot, including measurement equivalents.
Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. Get tips on making shish kabobs at home.
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oregano is easily dried or frozen. Learn how to store and select oregano for your recipes.
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.
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
What is marmalade? How does marmalade differ from jelly or jam? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Watermelons date back to at least 2500 B.C. Learn the history of watermelon and common uses.
Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select zucchini, including freezing and zucchini flowers.
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Pepperoni sausage is made with pork and beef. It needs to hang to cure at least six weeks, so plan ahead.
Don't waste your asparagus investment. Get tips on how to cook asparagus, including blanching and steaming.
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.
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
What is bacon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How much broccoli do you need and what can be substituted? Learn how to measure and substitute broccoli for recipes.
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
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. Large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets and more.
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.
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.
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
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 made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Recipe. These taste similar to the commercial peanut butter cups, but better! Great for gifts.
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here are descriptions of the more common varieties used in recipes.
Create the tenderest lamb shanks ever by slow-cooking in the crockpot. Tips are included on how to reduce the fat content.
Zucchini Varieties, Description, and Season. Zucchini is also known as courgettes and summer squash.
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.
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is filet mignon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
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.
Delicious banana cake goes together fast. The batter is enriched with sour cream to make it rich and moist. Nuts are optional.
This easy version of traditional Jamaican jerk pork is roasted in the oven. It's great for those who are unable to grill outdoors.
If you knew how commercial maraschino cherries are made, you would jump at making your own at home.
How to select, store, can, and freeze figs for maximum freshness and shelf-life.
This chart includes a list of non-edible poisonous flowers by common and horticultural name.
Plan on three days to make this puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
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 Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
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.
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.
Savory beer bread is loaded with Cheddar cheese, bacon, and herbs. This is a quick bread, so no rising time needed.
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
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.
A teriyaki, soy sauce, orange juice, and honey marinade flavors beef jerky made from London broil. Plan ahead for marination time.
Canned pineapple may be substituted for fresh in most recipes. Find out how much pineapple to buy.
Chocolate Recipes. Not all chocolate recipes are desserts. Chocolate and cocoa are also used in savory foods.
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
Learn how to measure and substitute anchovies for cooking.
Find out exactly what sour cream is made of, how fattening it is, and more.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
Do you know the difference between green olives and black olives? Get educated on the different types and varieties of olives.
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
Expiration, use-by, and sell-by date information. Find out what these terms mean to be sure your food is safe and fresh.
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.