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What Are Capers, Anyway?
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
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.
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.
Comfort Casserole
The traditional sloppy joe gets a reboot with a tater tot topping.
Essential Substitutions for Common Herbs
Herb Substitutions: What to Use for Common Herbs in Recipes
Home Cooking - Search Results
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9 Hassle Free Steps to Mardi Gras King Cake...
Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
Celeberate Mardi Gras N'awlins Style With This...
Fast-and-easy King Cake made with refrigerated crescent rolls has a raisin, pecan, and cinnamon cream-cheese filling.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
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
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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 12 Don'ts If You Are Making Your Own...
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.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? 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.
5 Football-Ready Dips
Get ready for the biggest football game of the year with Buffalo Chicken Dip, Philly Cheesesteak Dip, and more.
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.
Oven Bacon Recipe
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
How Long to Cook a Turkey
Chart for roasting a turkey. Find out how long to roast a turkey in a conventional oven.
Oven Recipes in Your Crockpot
How to convert conventional oven recipes for crockpot use. Use your slow cooker for your favorite recipes.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Soft & Chewy: The Perfect Match
Peanut butter cups are at the center of this must-make cookie.
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.
The Story Behind the Mardi Gras King Cake and...
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Cajun and Creole recipes. Check out these recipes for the best Mardi Gras party ever.
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.
Spice up Game Day
Everyone will pile up to try this Buffalo Chicken Dip.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
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.
Blanched Almonds Fast
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
How to beat egg whites into fluffy new heights to enhance your recipes.
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.
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.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
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.
Helpful Tips and Quick Food Ideas for a Rave...
Cook up some great eats for your Super Bowl party with these recipes and quick ideas.
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.
All You Should Know About Feta Cheese
What is feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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!
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.
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.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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 Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
How to Make Oven-Baked Chicken Wings
Oven-baked chicken wings are a lighter alternative to deep-fried wings. Here's a delicious recipe for oven-baked chicken wings that's perfect for game day.
The. Best. Meatloaf. Ever.
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Is Coriander a Spice or a Herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? 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.
Not Just Pretty: How to Use Edible Flowers in...
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
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.
No Buttermilk? Try These Recipe Hacks
How to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures, and how to add buttermilk to recipes.
The Easiest Baked Spareribs Recipe Ever
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Easy 3-Ingredient Lemon Marmalade
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
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.
Everything You Need to Know About Beef Brisket
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket, how to choose one, and suggested recipes.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
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.
How to Make Authentic Jamaican Jerk Sauce Full...
This easy, authentic and spicy Jamaican Jerk Sauce recipe can be used on chicken, pork, beef or seafood. Leftover sauce lasts a long time in the refrigerator.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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 Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
7 Traditional Passover Seder Foods
Specific foods are a very important and meaningful part of the Passover holiday. Learn about the traditional foods served at Jewish Passover Seder meal.
Incredibly Delicious Roasted Pork Shoulder...
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
Pizza Party
The crowd goes wild over Cheesy Pepperoni Dip with Pizza Crust Dippers.
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.
Top 25 Comfort Foods and Recipes
Top 25 Comfort Foods with Recipes. Revisit favorite all-American comfort foods from childhood.
How to Pull Off a Bold and Juicy Jerk Pork in...
This easy version of traditional Jamaican jerk pork is roasted in the oven. It's great for those who are unable to grill outdoors.
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.
How to Make Fresh Mozzarella in 30 Minutes
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
8 Helpful Black Bean Measurements and...
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
How Hot Is Hot? Chile Peppers and the Scoville...
Wondering how to rate the heat level of various types of chile peppers? Peppers are rated based on Scoville Units, a method developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912.
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.
Find Out How To Tell The Difference Between...
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Your New Go-to Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe
Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe. Easy teriyaki wings are marinated overnight, then baked in the oven for a tasty appetizer or main dish.
Pressure Cooker Recipes - Home Cooking
Pressure Cooker Recipes for home cooking. Save time in the kitchen with these pressure cooker recipes.
Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe with Variations
You'll be amazed at the bright flavor of this homemade mayonnaise recipe. It's simple and fast to make with a blender or processor.
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.
8 Recipes for Cooking Irresistable Pork Loins
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.
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.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
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
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
What is marmalade?
What is marmalade? How does marmalade differ from jelly or jam? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
When Is the Best Time for You to Buy Oysters?
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What is Brie cheese?
What is Brie cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Safest Ways To Store Garlic
How to store garlic to avoid botulism and how to quickly peel garlic.
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.
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.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Move over, pumpkin pie. Everyone’s...
Pumpkin-ed out? Apples are ready to take the lead during National Apple Month!
Saffron Copycats and Substitutes
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
6 Methods for Making Yogurt Without a Yogurt...
You can make yogurt in a thermos, an oven, on a heating pad, in the sun, on a wood stove, and in a crockpot.
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 Puff Pastry from Scratch
Plan on three days to make this homemade puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
What Is Filet Mignon? Understanding Why It's So...
What is filet mignon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Make Your Own Gourmet Chocolate Peanut Butter...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe. It's easy to make your own gourmet chocolate peanut butter at home. Put it in a fancy jar, and it's great for gifts, bake sales, or fund-raisers.
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.
How To Microwave Roast Peanuts
Learn how to on roast peanuts in your microwave.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Fake Scallops and Scallop Types
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.
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.
Learn How to Measure Pineapple for Cooking
Canned pineapple may be substituted for fresh in most recipes. Find out how much pineapple to buy.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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.
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
Anchovy Equivalents
Learn how to measure and substitute anchovies for cooking.
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.
How to Select and Store Fresh Ginger
Fresh ginger may be frozen. Learn how to properly store fresh ginger.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
How to Make a Classic Béarnaise Sauce...
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.
Why Is My Honey Cloudy And How Can I Fix It?
Find out how long honey lasts, how to fix crystallized or cloudy honey, and more helpful tips for storing honey.
A Short Guide to Cooking Raw Chestnuts
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
What Is Mozzarella Cheese?
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Buffalo and Chicken Wing Recipes - Home Cooking
Buffalo and Chicken Wing Recipes. If you can't handle the heat of Buffalo wings, you'll also find other alternative recipes here for chicken wings.
Almond Equivalents
Almond Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute almonds.
Oxtail Stew
This old-fashioned stew is from the days when every inch of the animal was used. This little-known cut of meat actually comes from beef and makes for an incredibly rich, tasty dish.
Coconut Recipes
Coconut Recipes. These coconut recipes use fresh, canned, and packaged coconut fruit, juice, and milk.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Tips for Cooking Black Beans
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
How to Select and Store Lentils
Lentils have an indefinite shelf-life under proper storage. Learn how to select and store lentils.
How to Make the Original Buffalo Wings
The original chicken wings recipe was invented by the owner of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. Here is the original recipe for chicken wings.
A Full List of Herbs to Absolutely Have in Your...
Information on basic herbs and spices necessary to keep stocked to prepare recipes.
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 Bake a Whole Trout With Dill anjd Lemon
Rainbow trout is baked whole in the oven and flavored primarily with dill and lemon. Once done, the fish releases easily from the bones.
How to Use a Clay-Pot Cooker
Pre-soaking and a cold oven are essential to the clay cooker. Learn how to cook in a claypot.
An Overview of the Many Varieties of Olives
Do you know the difference between green olives and black olives? Get educated on the different types and varieties of olives.
9 Useful Tips for Handling and Cooking With...
With care, sour cream may be used as a sauce thickener. Find out how and get more sour cream cooking tips.
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.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cooking with Salt
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
Jerky Recipes
Jerky Recipes for Home Cooking. Jerky can be made from a variety of meats and fruits, using herbs, spices, and flavorings to suit your tastes.
What Color Is Your Red Meat?
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes
Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes. If you're on a diet, diabetic, or just watching your sugar intake, you can still indulge in sweets using one of these sugar-free recipes.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes. Large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets and more.

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