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How Long to Cook a Turkey Chart - Home Cooking
This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys. Turkey cooking times by weight.
Move over, pumpkin pie. Everyone’s...
Pumpkin-ed out? Apples are ready to take the lead during National Apple Month!
Herb Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
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.
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.
Crockpot Conversion Information - Home Cooking
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
What Are Capers, Anyway?
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
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.
How to Make the Perfect Roast Turkey -- Stuffed...
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in 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.
Make North Woods Inn's Famed Red Cabbage Salad...
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.
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.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? 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.
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.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
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.
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.
Pumpkin and Pasta: Two Fall Favorites in One!
The ultimate fall comfort food is finally here...and the recipe couldn’t be easier!
Expiration, Use-by, and Sell-by Dates
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.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
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.
Foolproof Pumpkin Carving Tips
Useful tips for pumpkin carving and creating a great Halloween jack-o'-lantern, including safety information.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
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!
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Bacon. Cheese. Chicken. They’re Only...
Celebrate National Chicken Month with this quick, easy recipe.
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.
Useful Tips for Preparing and Cooking an Acorn...
Find out basic cooking instructions for acorn squash in the microwave or oven, plus more cooking tips.
Where’s the Beef?
Celebrate National Chili Month with a vitamin filled alternative
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.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Quince Marmalade Recipe
Marmalade was originally made of quince fruit. Here is a traditional recipe for quince marmalade which also uses lemons.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Debone a Turkey - Step by Step Recipe
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.
Oven Bacon Recipe
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
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.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cooking with Rose Hips - Rose Hips Recipes
Cooking with rose hips: Rose Hips recipes.
A Short Guide to Cooking Raw Chestnuts
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
How To Toast Pumpkin Seeds In The Oven
Save those pumpkin seeds for toasting in the oven. This simple method lets you make them plain or spiced.
Not Just Pretty: How to Use Edible Flowers in...
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
3 Methods To Safely Thaw A Frozen Turkey
Thawing your frozen turkey safely can be a tricky business. Try these methods for thawing that turkey without endangering your guests with foodborne illness.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Apple Pie For A Crowd In The Form Of A Bar Cookie
Try these perfect-portion streusel-topped fresh apple pie bar cookies to end a large meal. Easy to make with no exotic ingredients.
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.
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.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
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.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Make Roast Turkey Breast Yummy With Just...
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.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
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 Much Stuffing Calculation Chart - Home...
Stuffing Calculation Chart. This chart will help you determine how much stuffing you need for chicken, turkey and poultry.
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.
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.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
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.
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 Your Own Juicy Hot Dogs
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
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.
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.
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.
The Best Roasted Chestnuts Done Simply
Better than the roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, try roasting your own at home for fresher, more flavorful results.
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.
Chestnut Recipes
Chestnut Recipes. Use chestnuts in both savory and sweet recipes.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Afraid of Raw Eggs in Eggnog? Try This Method.
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.
Can it be breakfast all day long? It can thanks...
Get ready for National Breakfast with these quick, easy, breakfast recipes like apple cinnamon muffins and slow-cooker oatmeal.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
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.
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.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
Everything You Need to Know About Beef Brisket
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket, how to choose one, and suggested recipes.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? 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.
Understanding What Puff Pastry Is and How It's...
What is puff pastry? What is puff pastry made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Cheesy Sausage Stars That Will Be a Hit at Your...
Crispy wonton cups are the perfect receptacle for sausage loaded with 2 cheeses and ranch dressing. Perfect finger food for parties.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
What is Allspice?
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.
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.
Cookie, Meet Apple. Apple, Meet Cookie.
Ring in National Cookie Month with Apple Cinnamon Snickerdoodles. They're a sweet fall treat!
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.
Warnings About Eating Raw Chestnuts
Find out who should not eat raw chestnuts and how chestnuts grow on trees.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Peach Equivalents
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
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.
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.
All You Should Know About Feta Cheese
What is feta cheese? 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.
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
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.
How to Select and Store Sage for Maximum Flavor...
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
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.
How To Toast Pumpkin Seeds In The Microwave
Easy microwave method for toasting pumpkin seeds saves time. They may be salted, spiced, or plain to suit your personal taste.
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.
Is Coriander a Spice or a Herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? 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.
How To Buy And Store Chestnuts For Maximum...
Chestnuts come in many forms. Learn how to properly select and store chestnuts.
How To Substitute And Measure Pumpkin For Recipes
Learn how much pumpkin is in a can and how to substitute pumpkin in your recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick Tips: How to Clean Off Pumpkin Seeds
Want to learn how to clean off pumpkin seeds correctly and thoroughly? Here, see tips and tricks for cleaning pumpkin seeds.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Banana Cake with Cinnamon Glaze Recipe
Delicious banana cake goes together fast. The batter is enriched with sour cream to make it rich and moist. Nuts are optional.
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.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
A Guide to Allspice's Use, Measurements and...
Learn how to cook with allspice, including how to measure and substitute for ground allspice and whole allspice berries.
13 Tips For Making Awesome Stuffing
Tips and hints on making stuffings and dressings for meat, poultry, and seafood.
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.
What Do You Get When You Cook A Chicken In A...
Each slice of turducken contains portions of chicken, duck, and turkey with stuffing in between the layers.
Blanched Almonds Fast
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
How to Buy and Store Eggplant
Eggplants come in many colors. Learn how to buy and store eggplant.
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.
Tips, Hints, And Recipes For The Perfect...
Thanksgiving recipes, favorite foods, and everything you need to know about cooking that perfect Thanksgiving meal are right here at your fingertips.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
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.
How To Toast Pumpkin Seeds In A Skillet
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.
Should You Peel Those Potatoes Before Mashing?
Potato peels contain nutrients and add color and texture. Find out whether to peel or not to peel for mashed potatoes.
One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato—MORE!
Celebrate the simple spud this National Potato Month with these yummy recipes.
How to Select and Store Fresh Ginger
Fresh ginger may be frozen. Learn how to properly store fresh ginger.
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.
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 Make Turducken Recipe - Step by Step...
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 cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Saffron Copycats and Substitutes
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
How to Make Fresh Mozzarella in 30 Minutes
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cooking with Salt
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.

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