Home Cooking: Most Popular Articles
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
Easter Egg History. Learn the history of Easter eggs and other Easter symbolic foods.
Traditional Easter Foods History. These foods are traditionally cooked for the Easter holiday.
Passover Seder Food. Learn about the traditional foods served at Jewish Passover Seder meal.
Dump Cake Recipe. It's so incredibly easy that it's perfect for kids to make. No mixing involved.
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.
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 herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
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.
Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe. Classic tandoori chicken from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy.
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe. This pie has a pretzel crust and is filled with a fresh strawberry, whipped cream, and gelatin filling for a quick dessert.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
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.
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.
Ham Preparation - How to cook ham.
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
Lamb shanks are not very tender and require slow braising. The crockpot is a perfect choice to cook lamb so the meat literally falls off the bones.
This easy casserole combines broccoli, rice, cheese, and cream of mushroom soup. It's simple, but one taste and you will be hooked.
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.
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe. Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Best Deviled Eggs Recipe. Far from the bland deviled eggs you find at some gatherings, these deviled eggs are full of flavor and texture.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
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 lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Easter Hard-Boiled (Hard-Cooked) Eggs Recipes. Find out how to use up all those hard-cooked eggs from your Easter celebration.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
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.
Health and College Students, Can They Get Along? Healthy College Food. Tips and hints for students on a healthy diet away from home.
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.
Easy Pot Roast with Vegetables Recipe. The slow braising method results in a remarkably tender and flavorful meal with natural pan gravy. Potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, and onions cook with the roast for a built-in side dish.
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
Key lime pie is famous around the world. It is a very simple custard pie that is easy to make at home.
Hot Cross Buns Recipe. Hot Cross Buns are a traditional favorite for Good Friday, Easter, and throughout the Lent season, but they are enjoyable year-round. Yeasty rolls are filled with currants or raisins and nuts, then topped with a cross of icing.
Fajitas are a popular dish at local Mexican restaurants as well as chain restaurants. They are easy to make at home, and this method works just as well with chicken, pork, or vegetables if you don't want beef.
Mahi Mahi is seared on the stove-top and finished in the broiler. It is flavored with a light lemon dill sauce. This recipe is simple and fast.
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
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.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
Classic prime rib roast is easy to make with this simple recipe using few ingredients.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
Homemade mint sauce is quite simple to make. It is a must with roast lamb, but also goes well with other meats.
Plan on three days to make this puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
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Ways to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs with Recipes. If you have old eggs or eggs from Easter, find out how to use them up.
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
Get tips on how to cook asparagus, including blanching and steaming.
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.
Passover Seder Recipes. Explore the rich food traditions of the Jewish Passover Festival and try some great Passover Seder recipes.
With a little preparation and attention, it is easy to roast chestnuts at home.
Jamaican Jerk Sauce Recipe. Thyme, allspice, scotch bonnet peppers, and garlic are key ingredients in this recipe. Use this authentic spicy jerk rub on chicken, pork, fish, or vegetables.
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
Oxtails are beef tails and they make a deliciously rich and hearty stew filled with vegetables.
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
Fresh pineapple is quite perishable. Learn how to select the proper pineapple for your recipes and how to store it.
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.
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
Lamb Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select lamb.
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Basics. How to make sun-dried tomatoes.
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? 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.
Seared Chicken Breast with Quick Pan Sauce Recipe. This technique and the accompanying sauces also would work well with turkey cutlets, boneless pork chops, or sliced pork loin.
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
Easter Coloring History. Here are explanations of some of the many types of decorated eggs.
Tuna Casserole Recipe. This is a popular comfort food dish for baby boomers. It's far from gourmet, but it is hearty, heart-warming, easy, quick, and inexpensive.
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
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.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. Get tips on making shish kabobs at home.
Cornish hens are as versatile as chicken. Try one of these delicious recipes for cornish hens.
Beef Brisket / Corned Beef Recipes. Beef brisket is a less tender cut, but with the right recipe, it becomes a hearty meal.
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Use this quick and easy creamy mustard sauce on fish, pork, ham, poultry, or vegetables.
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe. It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is Emeril's version.
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
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A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
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.
Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe. Consider making your own Worcestershire sauce at home. It does contain a lot of ingredients, but the method is very simple and easy.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
There are many varieties of olives. Learn about the most popular olive varieties.
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.
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.
Homemade Olive Tapenade Recipe. Tapenade is a rich olive spread popular in the Mediterranean.
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
You do not need a dehydrator to make this flavorful beef jerky at home. Make it in the oven.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
T-Fal ActiFry Review. Pros and cons of Actifry appliance.
Make your own rose water or oil at home with this method. You can make other herb extracts as well.
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
Learn how to make creme fraiche at home with buttermilk.
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Test results of the Ninja Kitchen System 1200. Get the pros and cons of this blender/processor combination in my review.
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
These beef patty turnovers are spicy meat pies enjoyed in Jamaica. They are now quite popular in the U.S. as well.
Play our Food Trivia game and see how much you know about food. Are you a gourmet?
Try these easy baked gold potatoes with garlic from a famous New York restaurant.
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
Making baked shrimp scampi is simple using garlic, butter, bread crumbs, lemon juice, and oregano.
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
Top 5 Electronic Kitchen Thermometers for Home Cooking. Learn how to choose the right electric thermometer to suit your cooking needs.
Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) Recipes. Jerusalem artichokes are also known as sunchokes. They are very nutritious and tasty. Try one of these recipes.
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
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Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
Harry Potter's butterbeer contains alcohol, but this dessert version is suitable for children and adults.
What is feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Ham Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select ham.
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
Sauteed mushrooms are a popular side dish at steakhouses. They are easy to make at home with this recipe.
This traditional herb mix combines herbs commonly used in France.
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
Make your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices.
Country-Cured Ham Recipe. This cured ham requires at least a day of preparation time, so plan ahead.
Scallops are quickly sauteed in butter, olive oil, and garlic, then served over linguine pasta.
What are pine nuts and do they come from pine trees? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki Recipe. Lamb meatballs are flavored with cumin and mint. They are served with the traditional Greek sauce known as tzatziki, made with cucumbers, yogurt, lemon, and mint.
Some fruits will prevent gelatin from thickening. Find out how to avoid problems when cooking with gelatin.
Beer Brats (Bratwurst) Recipe. Popular at tailgate and Super Bowl parties, beer brats are good year-round. You only need 4 simple ingredients to make this quick and tasty dish.
Review and test results of the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System appliance, including pros and cons. Find out how it really works.
Honey Storage Information. How to store honey.
You can make yogurt in a thermos, an oven, on a heating pad, in the sun, on a wood stove, and in a crockpot.