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Turkey Roasting Times Chart - Home Cooking
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
Herb Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices 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. This is step 2. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Non-Alcoholic Eggnog
Non-alcoholic Eggnog Recipe. The eggs are gently cooked to kill any potential bacteria in this eggnog. Since it contains no alcohol, the kids will enjoy it as much as the adults.
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.
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.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
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.
A Jazzy Eggnog Recipe with Brandy, Bourdon, or...
Eggnog Recipe with Brandy, Bourbon, or Rum. The eggs are gently cooked to kill any potential bacteria in this eggnog.
How to Debone a Turkey - Step by Step Recipe
Learn how to debone a turkey. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to remove the main bones to make a semi-boneless turkey suitable for stuffing. This is step 2.
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.
What are capers?
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? 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.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
How To Make Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes - Turkey Side Dish Recipes. Recipes and helpful information on all the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.
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.
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.
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.
Deep Fried Turkey Recipes - Home Cooking
Deep-Fried Turkey Recipes for home cooking. Try one of these deep fried turkey recipes for a tender and moist turkey.
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.
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.
Kids Go Nuts for This Crazy-Easy Dump Cake
Dump Cake Recipe. It's so incredibly easy that it's perfect for kids to make. No mixing involved.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
13 Tips For Making Awesome Stuffing
Tips and hints on making stuffings and dressings for meat, poultry, and seafood.
Easiest Recipe For Deep-Fried Turkey
The turkey is fried whole in a fraction of the time it takes to bake, resulting in a brown and crispy skin and tender meat.
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.
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 Short Guide to Cooking Raw Chestnuts
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
Edible Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
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.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
"Under the Skin" Holiday Turkey Butter
This holiday turkey butter, put under the skin before roasting, will give you the most flavorful, juicy bird you have ever had. The technique is very easy and you can use any seasonings you want.
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.
How to Make Real Figgy Pudding for Christmas
As in the old Christmas song, figgy pudding is a spice cake made with figs and walnuts.
Try The Easiest, Most-Requested Pumpkin...
Rich cheesecake is swirled into pumpkin pie delivering two traditional favorite flavors packed into one scrumptious pie that is fast and easy.
Top 20 Herbs and Spices for Home Cooking
Peggy's Top 20 Herbs and Spices for Home Cooking.: spice comments dill weed herbs and spices soups and stews savory dish
What Is the Difference Between Yams and Sweet...
Yams and sweet potatoes are food terms sometimes used interchangeably, but they are actually very different. Learn the history, cooking, and differences between yams and sweet potatoes.
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 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.
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.
Pecan Pie Cookies Recipe
These scrumptious little cookies are like bite-sized pecan pies. The method is simple and easy. Do plan ahead for chilling time.
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.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
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 Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Make these mashed potatoes ahead of time so you can concentrate on the rest of the meal.
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 Make Classic Giblet Gravy For Your Turkey
Go traditional with this flavorful classic giblet gravy. It will remind you of Thanksgiving at Grandma's and is easier to make than you might think.
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.
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.
Fall-Off-the-Bone Crock-Pot Lamb Shanks
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.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
25 Tips To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Learn tips and hints on making the best mashed potatoes and how to use the leftovers.
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.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
5 Substitutes for Sour Cream
If you're out of sour cream and don't want to run to the store, there are plenty of sour cream substitutes in your fridge. Here are five easy sour cream substitutes for cooking and baking.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Cracker Barrel Country Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Cracker Barrel Country Cornbread Dressing Recipe. Now you can make your own Southern-style cornbread at home with this recipe from the popular down-home Cracker Barrel restaurant chain.
This Chicken Pot Pie Makes Its Own Impossibly...
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
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.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
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.
Easy Pot Roast with Vegetables Recipe
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.
What You Didn't Know about Thanksgiving's History
Wild turkeys nearly became extinct and Roosevelt tried to change the date of Thanksgiving. Learn more about Thanksgiving and turkey history.
How to Make Sourdough Bread Using Potato Flakes...
Potato flakes make an easy starter for sourdough bread.This is a variation of friendship starter for breads.
Alcohol Burn-off Chart
Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
How to Make Yummy, No Fuss Carnation Fudge
This is a very simple fudge recipe using evaporated milk, marshmallows, and chocolate chips that brings raves.
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.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Prime Rib Recipes - How to cook prime rib
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.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How You Should Store Your Gravy
Can gravy be frozen? Find out the answer and the best ways to store your gravy.
A Brilliant Broccoli Cheese Rice Recipe with...
This is one of the most requested recipes for family dinners and potluck dinners. It's simple, but one taste and you will be hooked.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
13 Tips For Making The Perfect Gravy
How to fix lumpy gravy, improve flavor, and more cooking tips for making perfect gravy.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Best Cornish Hen Recipes
Cornish hens are as versatile as chicken. Try one of these delicious recipes for cornish hens.
Hanukkah Foods - Traditional Symbolic Foods for...
Honey puffs and latkes have symbolic Hanukkah beginnings. Learn more about traditional Hanukkah foods.
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.
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.
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 Not To Make Gummy Mashed Potatoes
Mixers and food processors can make mashed potatoes gummy. Find out why and how to avoid it.
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.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Jerusalem Artichoke Recipes - Sunchokes Recipes
Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) Recipes. Jerusalem artichokes are also known as sunchokes. They are very nutritious and tasty. Try one of these recipes.
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.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How To Stuff A Boneless Turkey
Boneless turkey is easier to carve and can hold more stuffing. The stuffing is a mixture of bread and cornbread to please the whole family.
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.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Make a Finger Lickin' Good Red Eye Gravy...
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
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. Page 2.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
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
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
The Pros and Cons of the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking...
Review and test results of the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System appliance, including pros and cons. Find out how it really works.
7 Helpful Tips For Cooking With Cranberries
Cranberries should be cooked only until they pop to avoid mushiness. Learn how to cook with cranberries
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
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.
How to Select and Store Sage for Maximum Flavor...
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
Old-Fashioned Fruitcakes Recipe
Old-fashioned fruitcake contains 9 different fruits, spices, and nuts, plus brandy for a moist and delicious cake.
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.
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.
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.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Nutty Wild Rice Sausage Stuffing Recipe
Sausage, mushrooms, walnuts, cranberries, and thyme flavor this easy wild rice stuffing.
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.
How to Make Authentic Beef Jerky in the Oven
You do not need a dehydrator to make this flavorful beef jerky at home. Make it in the oven.
Stuffing Recipes and Dressing Recipes
Stuffing Recipes and Dressing Recipes for Thanksgiving and daily cooking. Recipes for stuffing meat, poultry, seafood, game and vegetables.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Basic Instructions for Preparing and Cooking Ham
Ham Preparation - How to cook ham.
Fruitcake Recipes - Home Cooking
Fruitcake Recipes - Home Cooking. Make these fruitcakes for holiday gifts or any occasion.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Deconstructing a Pomegranate from Start to Finish
Extracting the juice from fresh pomegranates is easy. Learn how to peel and juice pomegranates.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
8 Helpful Black Bean Measurements and...
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
Most-Requested Toffee Bark Should Be Illegal,...
Chocolate graham toffee bark is deemed crack by its fans because you can't stop eating it. It's the perfect go-to recipe for last minute kitchen gifts.
How to Best Use Evaporated and Condensed Milk...
Evaporated and Condensed Milk Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with canned milk.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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
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.
A Simple Guide to Cooking Cornish Hen for an...
These little birds come in the perfect single serving size. Get helpful tips and hints for cooking rock cornish game hens.
When Is the Best Time for You to Buy Oysters?
: Why buy oysters in months with the letter "r"? Why is it advised to only buy oysters in months spelled
How to Bake a Whole Trout
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.
Baked Pumpkin Puree Recipe
Baked Pumpkin Puree Recipe. Instead of buying canned pumpkin puree, it's easy to make your own while fresh pumpkins are in season. Baked pumpkin makes a fabulous side dish with the simple addition of butter, salt, and pepper.
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.
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.
Chicken Soup Recipes
Chicken Soup Recipes. Chicken soup is comfort food. These recipes include traditional chicken soup and more exotic offerings.
The Pros and Cons of Owning a Ninja Kitchen...
Test results of the Ninja Kitchen System 1200. Get the pros and cons of this blender/processor combination in my review.
12 Need-To-Know Tips For Building A Gingerbread...
For a successful gingerbread house building session, check out these helpful tips before you begin.
Dark Fruitcake Recipe for Your Next Christmas
This fruitcake recipe is over 100 years old. It takes 2 days to make, and 3 weeks to ripen, but well worth the time.
The Pros and Cons of Owning a T-Fal ActiFry
T-Fal ActiFry Review. Pros and cons of Actifry appliance.
Saffron Copycats and Substitutes
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
What You Need To Know To Cook A Turkey
Thanksgiving recipes for dummies cooking instructions. For novices, learn how to make basic favorite Thanksgiving turkey and side dishes. For experienced cooks, get some new ideas.
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.
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