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How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy.
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
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 spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
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 is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Celebrate National Cheesecake Day...without footing the bill. Make this delicious Southern Style New York Cheesecake in your home kitchen.
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe. Classic tandoori chicken from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
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.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
How many small plum tomatoes are in a pound? How about cherry tomatoes, or medium globe tomatoes? A rundown on tomato equivalents.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
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!
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
Combine all your favorite junk foods on this yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizza. This dessert is the perfect addition to any party.
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
Whole squid or calamari is easy to clean for recipes. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Peach Varieties - Learn about different varieties of peaches, and how nectarines relate to peaches.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
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.
Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select zucchini, including freezing and zucchini flowers.
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.
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
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.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
Zucchini Varieties, Description, and Season. Zucchini is also known as courgettes and summer squash.
Put a fun twist on traditional lemonade with this refreshing 5-step ginger-mint infused summer drink.
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, store, can, and freeze figs for maximum freshness and shelf-life.
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe. Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
Cooking in the skin helps beets retain nutrients. Get more cooking tips and hints for beetroot, including measurement equivalents.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
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.
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
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 feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Pepperoni sausage is made with pork and beef. It needs to hang to cure at least six weeks, so plan ahead.
Ways to get a live lobster into the cooking pot and how to humanely kill a lobster for cooking.
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
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Key lime pie is famous around the world. It is a very simple custard pie that is easy to make at home.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
Eggplants come in many colors. Learn how to buy and store eggplant.
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
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.
Pâté is not necessarily chopped liver. Learn about pate and its ingredients, then impress your guests with this fancified dip at your party.
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
How many bananas do you need for your recipe? Find out how to measure bananas and their equivalents.
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? 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.
Cooking with alcohol substitutions, tips and hints. Find out how much alcohol remains in the recipe after cooking.
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.
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.
Watermelons date back to at least 2500 B.C. Learn the history of watermelon and common uses.
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cake Recipes. Recipes for layer cakes, tortes, pound cakes, cheesecakes, frostings, and more.
Health and College Students, Can They Get Along? Healthy College Food. Tips and hints for students on a healthy diet away from home.
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here are descriptions of the more common varieties used in recipes.
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Learn how to make a hot dog octopus to delight your kids. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to cut weiners or frankfurters into octopus shapes.
Create the tenderest lamb shanks ever by slow-cooking in the crockpot. Tips are included on how to reduce the fat content.
Peach Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select peaches.
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.
Oxtails are one of the most flavorful beef cuts. Long braising of oxtails makes the meat fall off the bones.
How many cherries do you need for your recipe? Find out how to substitute different cherry forms and measures.
Fresh pineapple is quite perishable. Learn how to select the proper pineapple for your recipes and how to store it.
Plum Jam Recipe. Take advantage of fresh plums in season to make delicious plum jam.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes. Large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets and more.
Fig Recipes. These rerecipes use fresh and preserved figs.
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
How much broccoli do you need and what can be substituted? Learn how to measure and substitute broccoli for recipes.
Delicious Mexican fajitas on a stick. The simple marinade is easy to put together and makes a great side dish for Cinco de Mayo.
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
This easy version of traditional Jamaican jerk pork is roasted in the oven. It's great for those who are unable to grill outdoors.
Information on basic herbs and spices necessary to keep stocked to prepare recipes.
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
Delicious banana cake goes together fast. The batter is enriched with sour cream to make it rich and moist. Nuts are optional.
Strawberry Wine Recipe. Plan way in advance for this easy strawberry wine. It needs to age one year.
What is MSG? What is monosodium glutamate?
Oregano is easily dried or frozen. Learn how to store and select oregano for your recipes.
Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. Get tips on making shish kabobs at home.
Dill weed may be frozen. Learn how to properly store dill weed and dill seeds.
This faux version of macaroni and cheese substitutes low-carb cauliflower for the pasta, yet retains all that flavor and cheesiness you love.
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
Use your imagination to add spices and flavorings to this basic salmon jerky recipe.
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
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.
Classic Pesto Recipe. Use walnuts or pine nuts in this classic basil sauce.
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.
Do you know the difference between green olives and black olives? Get educated on the different types and varieties of olives.
What is marmalade? How does marmalade differ from jelly or jam? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Plan on three days to make this puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
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.
Do you know the difference between cilantro and Chinese parsley? The answer provided within this FAQ may surprise you.
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
Fresh fig preserves are flavored with lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger root.