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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.
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.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
Southern Comfort in a Bowl: The Best-Ever...
Banana pudding is a staple in the south and it’s no wonder: this light, refreshing treat is so simple it’s unforgettable.
What Are Capers, Anyway?
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
Crockpot Conversion Information - Home Cooking
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
5 Unforgettable Bacon Recipes, Including Bacon...
Celebrate National Bacon Lover's Day with these 5 bacon-y entrees and desserts.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
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.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Many Health Benefits of Pineapples and...
Pineapple rind can cause rashes on some people. Find out why and learn more about pineapples and health.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Peach Equivalents
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Not Just Pretty: How to Use Edible Flowers in...
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
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.
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.
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.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart - Home Cooking
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
Banana Split Gets a Makeover
Reinvent this American classic in less than 10 minutes.
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!
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.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
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.
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.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
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.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? 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.
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.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oven Bacon Recipe
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
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.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
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.
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.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
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.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Cooking with Rose Hips - Rose Hips Recipes
Cooking with rose hips: Rose Hips recipes.
The Safest Ways To Store Garlic
How to store garlic to avoid botulism and how to quickly peel garlic.
Peach Varieties
Peach Varieties - Learn about different varieties of peaches, and how nectarines relate to peaches.
How to Buy and Store Eggplant
Eggplants come in many colors. Learn how to buy and store eggplant.
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.
5 (More!) Great Recipes to Celebrate National...
Bacon isn't just for breakfast. Find out how to incorporate it into these popular apps, soups, and salads.
Best Crab Cakes Recipe
These best ever crabcakes are well-seasoned, yet the sweet flavor of the crab still shines through. May be served as an appetizer or main course entree.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
Helpful Tips On Selecting And Storing Figs For...
How to select, store, can, and freeze figs for maximum freshness and shelf-life.
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.
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
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
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.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
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.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Convert Juicy Plums into a Tangy and Sweet Plum...
Plum Jam Recipe. Take advantage of fresh plums in season to make delicious plum jam.
Lots of Tomatoes on Hand? Try These Amazing...
Take those extra tomatoes from your garden and dry them in the oven. It is easy to do but will take some time.
All You Should Know About Feta Cheese
What is feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Zucchini, Courgettes, & Summer Squash...
Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select zucchini, including freezing and zucchini flowers.
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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
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.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? 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.
Is Coriander a Spice or a Herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Unusual and Sweet Rosehip Jelly
Fresh rose hips make an easy but delicious jelly.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? 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.
What You Wanted to Know about Zucchini
Zucchini Varieties, Description, and Season. Zucchini is also known as courgettes and summer squash.
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.
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.
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.
How to Best Select and Store Clams
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
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.
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.
Is Mayonnaise Causing My Food to Spoil?
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Easy 3-Ingredient Lemon Marmalade
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Important Facts and Tips about Basil and Its Use
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
Make Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes as Your Next...
Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes Recipe. How to dry cherry tomatoes in your oven at home.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
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.
Saffron Copycats and Substitutes
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cooking with Salt
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
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.
Incredibly Tasty Braised Oxtails You'll Try...
Oxtails are one of the most flavorful beef cuts. Long braising of oxtails makes the meat fall off the bones.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
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.
8 Helpful Black Bean Measurements and...
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
When Is the Best Time for You to Buy Oysters?
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Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
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.
This Chicken Pot Pie Makes Its Own Impossible...
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
Clams and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Learn about the effects of paralytic shellfish poisoning and how to avoid it.
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.
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.
Useful Tips for a Mouthwatering Meatloaf
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
How to Make Fresh Mozzarella in 30 Minutes
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
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.
What Is Mozzarella Cheese?
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
20 Popular Apple Varieties
There are hundreds of varieties of apples. Some are better for eating that cooking. Here are some common apple varieties.
How To Choose The Best Peaches For Your Recipes
Peach Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select peaches.
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.
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.
Find Out How To Tell The Difference Between...
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
What Are America's Favorite Comfort Foods?
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.
Anchovy Equivalents
Learn how to measure and substitute anchovies for cooking.
A Really Simple Salmon Jerky Recipe to Keep on...
Use your imagination to add spices and flavorings to this basic salmon jerky recipe.
Oregano Storage
Oregano is easily dried or frozen. Learn how to store and select oregano for your recipes.
Fake Scallops and Scallop Types
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.
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.
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.
A List of Basic Foods Every Pantry Should Have
Information on basic staple kitchen supplies necessary to keep stocked in your pantry to prepare recipes.
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.
Feel Confident When Measuring Strawberries in...
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
What Is Sour Cream? A Brief Guide
Find out exactly what sour cream is made of, how fattening it is, and more.
Dehydrated Tomatoes Recipe
If you have a dehydrator, it is simple to make dehydrated tomatoes to use as sun-dried tomatoes.
Pickled Beets Recipe
Pickled Beets Recipe. These are excellent on a relish tray or as a salad-topper.
8 Helpful Tips for Cooking Squid and Calamari
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.
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.
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
What is MSG? What is monosodium glutamate?
What is MSG? What is monosodium glutamate?
Watermelon History
Watermelons date back to at least 2500 B.C. Learn the history of watermelon and common uses.
A Full List of Herbs to Absolutely Have in Your...
Information on basic herbs and spices necessary to keep stocked to prepare recipes.
Acorn Squash Selection and Storage
Acorn squash needs careful storage, especially if they are not home-grown. Learn how to select and store acorn squash.
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.
What Are Anchovies?
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.

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