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This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys. Turkey cooking times by weight.
Pumpkin-ed out? Apples are ready to take the lead during National Apple Month!
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
Learn how to cook spaghetti squash. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to cut, bake, and shred the squash.
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.
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
Deconstructed meatballs sandwiches are easy to make in casserole form. Use homemade meatballs and tomato sauce or store-bought.
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Red Cabbage Salad Recipe. This is a clone recipe of the very popular sweet and sour cabbage slaw served at the popular North Woods Inn California restaurant chain.
The potato variety makes a difference in mashed potatoes. Learn how to select the right potato and whether you should peel or not.
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Making your own homemade baby food is a great decision. Find out what not to do before you begin on this journey of love in the kitchen.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
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 ultimate fall comfort food is finally here...and the recipe couldn’t be easier!
What is the difference between expiration, use-by, and sell-by dates? Should you pay attention to them? Know when to throw food out and when it's safe to eat.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
Useful tips for pumpkin carving and creating a great Halloween jack-o'-lantern, including safety information.
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
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!
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe. Classic tandoori chicken from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
Celebrate National Chicken Month with this quick, easy recipe.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
Find out basic cooking instructions for acorn squash in the microwave or oven, plus more cooking tips.
Celebrate National Chili Month with a vitamin filled alternative
How many small plum tomatoes are in a pound? How about cherry tomatoes, or medium globe tomatoes? A rundown on tomato equivalents.
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Marmalade was originally made of quince fruit. Here is a traditional recipe for quince marmalade which also uses lemons.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Plan on three days to make this puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cooking with rose hips: Rose Hips recipes.
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
Save those pumpkin seeds for toasting in the oven. This simple method lets you make them plain or spiced.
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
Thawing your frozen turkey safely can be a tricky business. Try these methods for thawing that turkey without endangering your guests with foodborne illness.
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Try these perfect-portion streusel-topped fresh apple pie bar cookies to end a large meal. Easy to make with no exotic ingredients.
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.
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
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.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Whole squid or calamari is easy to clean for recipes. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
Stuffing Calculation Chart. This chart will help you determine how much stuffing you need for chicken, turkey and poultry.
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
Pepperoni sausage is made with pork and beef. It needs to hang to cure at least six weeks, so plan ahead.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
How much broccoli do you need and what can be substituted? Learn how to measure and substitute broccoli for recipes.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
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.
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
Better than the roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, try roasting your own at home for fresher, more flavorful results.
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
Chestnut Recipes. Use chestnuts in both savory and sweet recipes.
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
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.
Get ready for National Breakfast with these quick, easy, breakfast recipes like apple cinnamon muffins and slow-cooker oatmeal.
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
Acorn squash needs careful storage, especially if they are not home-grown. Learn how to select and store acorn squash.
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.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket, how to choose one, and suggested recipes.
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is puff pastry? What is puff pastry made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Crispy wonton cups are the perfect receptacle for sausage loaded with 2 cheeses and ranch dressing. Perfect finger food for parties.
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
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.
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
Ring in National Cookie Month with Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodles. They're a sweet fall treat!
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
Find out who should not eat raw chestnuts and how chestnuts grow on trees.
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
Cooking in the skin helps beets retain nutrients. Get more cooking tips and hints for beetroot, including measurement equivalents.
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
What is feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
There are hundreds of varieties of apples. Some are better for eating that cooking. Here are some common apple varieties.
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
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.
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtails are one of the most flavorful beef cuts. Long braising of oxtails makes the meat fall off the bones.
Easy microwave method for toasting pumpkin seeds saves time. They may be salted, spiced, or plain to suit your personal taste.
How many bananas do you need for your recipe? Find out how to measure bananas and their equivalents.
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Chestnuts come in many forms. Learn how to properly select and store chestnuts.
Learn how much pumpkin is in a can and how to substitute pumpkin in your recipes.
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.
Create the tenderest lamb shanks ever by slow-cooking in the crockpot. Tips are included on how to reduce the fat content.
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe. It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is Emeril's version.
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.
Want to learn how to clean off pumpkin seeds correctly and thoroughly? Here, see tips and tricks for cleaning pumpkin seeds.
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Delicious banana cake goes together fast. The batter is enriched with sour cream to make it rich and moist. Nuts are optional.
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.
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe. Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
Learn how to cook with allspice, including how to measure and substitute for ground allspice and whole allspice berries.
Tips and hints on making stuffings and dressings for meat, poultry, and seafood.
Do you know the difference between green olives and black olives? Get educated on the different types and varieties of olives.
Each slice of turducken contains portions of chicken, duck, and turkey with stuffing in between the layers.
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Eggplants come in many colors. Learn how to buy and store eggplant.
Pâté is not necessarily chopped liver. Learn about pate and its ingredients, then impress your guests with this fancified dip at your party.
Thanksgiving recipes, favorite foods, and everything you need to know about cooking that perfect Thanksgiving meal are right here at your fingertips.
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
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.
Pumpkin seeds are easily toasted in a skillet on the stove-top in a jiffy. Leave them plain or spice them up to suit your personal tastes.
Potato peels contain nutrients and add color and texture. Find out whether to peel or not to peel for mashed potatoes.
Celebrate the simple spud this National Potato Month with these yummy recipes.
Fresh ginger may be frozen. Learn how to properly store fresh ginger.
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.
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.
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.