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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.
Easter Egg History - The history of Easter eggs
Easter Egg History. Learn the history of Easter eggs and other Easter symbolic foods.
Traditional Easter Foods - Foods cooked for...
Traditional Easter Foods History. These foods are traditionally cooked for the Easter holiday.
Traditional Passover Seder Foods
Passover Seder Food. Learn about the traditional foods served at Jewish Passover Seder meal.
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.
Perfect Eggs Everytime: How to Prepare...
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.
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.
Herb Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
Helpful Sour Cream Substitutions and Equivalents
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
How to Make a Classic Béarnaise Sauce Like...
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.
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.
Make Your Own KFC Original Fried Chicken at...
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
Crunchy and Smooth Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
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 Potato and Yam Differences
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
What are capers?
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Crockpot Conversion Information - Home Cooking
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
How to Make the Perfect Roast Turkey-Stuffed or...
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
Classic Banana Pudding Recipe
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 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.
Ham Preparation
Ham Preparation - How to cook ham.
Edible Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
Fall Off The Bone Crockpot 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.
Broccoli Cheese Rice Recipe
This easy casserole combines broccoli, rice, cheese, and cream of mushroom soup. It's simple, but one taste and you will be hooked.
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.
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 Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Best Deviled Eggs Recipe
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 Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Tips on Creating Flawless 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.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
7 Quick Glazes and Rubs for an Easy 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.
How to Correctly Substitute For Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Easter Hard-Boiled (Hard-Cooked) Eggs Recipes
Easter Hard-Boiled (Hard-Cooked) Eggs Recipes. Find out how to use up all those hard-cooked eggs from your Easter celebration.
How to Use a Convection Oven Effectively
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert 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.
Healthy College Food
Health and College Students, Can They Get Along? Healthy College Food. Tips and hints for students on a healthy diet away from home.
Quick and Easy Homemade Mayonnaise-Basic Recipe...
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
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.
Making Your Own Imitation Crab: The Simplest...
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
Beating Egg Whites Tips and Hints
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
Key Lime Pie Recipe
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 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.
Amazing At Home Fajitas: Easy and Delicious
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.
Lemon Mahi Mahi Recipe
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.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Red Eye Gravy Recipe
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
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.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
Prime Rib Roast Recipe
Classic prime rib roast is easy to make with this simple recipe using few ingredients.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
How to Cut a Mango - Step by Step Instructions
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
Mint Sauce Recipe
Homemade mint sauce is quite simple to make. It is a must with roast lamb, but also goes well with other meats.
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.
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
Top 10 Ways to Use Up Hard-Boiled Eggs
Ways to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs with Recipes. If you have old eggs or eggs from Easter, find out how to use them up.
Cooking and Prep Essentials for Black Beans:...
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
How to Prepare and Cook Asparagus Successfully
Get tips on how to cook asparagus, including blanching and steaming.
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.
Passover Recipes - Seder Recipes
Passover Seder Recipes. Explore the rich food traditions of the Jewish Passover Festival and try some great Passover Seder recipes.
The Best Roasted Chestnuts Done Simply
With a little preparation and attention, it is easy to roast chestnuts at home.
Jamaican Jerk Sauce Recipe
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
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
Jamaican Oxtail Stew Recipe
Oxtails are beef tails and they make a deliciously rich and hearty stew filled with vegetables.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
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 is the difference between evaporated and...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What are scallions?
What are scallions? 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.
Oxtail Cooking Tips - How to cook oxtails
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
Pineapple Selection and Storage
Fresh pineapple is quite perishable. Learn how to select the proper pineapple for your recipes and how to store it.
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.
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 to store and select lamb
Lamb Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select lamb.
Tarragon Cooking Tips - Cooking with Herbs
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Store Quality Sun-Dried Tomatoes You Can Make...
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Basics. How to make sun-dried tomatoes.
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Make a Juicy,Tasty Beercan 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.
Seared Chicken Breast with Quick Pan Sauce Recipe
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 (Sesame Seed Paste) Recipe
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
Easter Egg Coloring History - The history of...
Easter Coloring History. Here are explanations of some of the many types of decorated eggs.
Tuna Casserole Recipe
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.
Worcestershire Sauce Ingredients
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
How to Make a Watermelon Basket Party...
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.
White Asparagus - What makes it white
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
About Balsamic Vinegar
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
Strawberry Equivalents
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
Shish Kebab Cooking Tips and Hints
Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. Get tips on making shish kabobs at home.
Best Cornish Hen Recipes
Cornish hens are as versatile as chicken. Try one of these delicious recipes for cornish hens.
Beef Brisket Recipes - Home Cooking
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?
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Creamy Mustard Sauce Recipe
Use this quick and easy creamy mustard sauce on fish, pork, ham, poultry, or vegetables.
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.
Roasted Pork Shoulder Recipe
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
Why buy oysters in months with the letter "r"?
: Why buy oysters in months with the letter "r"? Why is it advised to only buy oysters in months spelled
Menudo Recipe - Mexican Tripe Soup Recipe
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
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.
What are shallots? Is the shallot an onion?
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to prepare clams - Clam Cooking Tips
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
Pork Loin Recipes - How to cook pork loin
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
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.
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.
Olive Varieties - Types of olives
There are many varieties of olives. Learn about the most popular olive varieties.
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.
Squid and Calamari Cooking Tips
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.
Homemade Olive Tapenade Recipe
Homemade Olive Tapenade Recipe. Tapenade is a rich olive spread popular in the Mediterranean.
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from?
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is the difference between a liquor and a...
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Homemade Frankfurters (Hot Dogs) Recipe - How...
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
T-Fal ActiFry Review
T-Fal ActiFry Review. Pros and cons of Actifry appliance.
Homemade Rose Water and Rose Oil Recipe
Make your own rose water or oil at home with this method. You can make other herb extracts as well.
30 Minute Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Recipe
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
How To Make Homemade Creme Fraiche
Learn how to make creme fraiche at home with buttermilk.
What are haricot vert?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Ninja Kitchen System 1200 Review
Test results of the Ninja Kitchen System 1200. Get the pros and cons of this blender/processor combination in my review.
Oxtail Soup Recipe
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
Jamaican Beef Patties Recipe
These beef patty turnovers are spicy meat pies enjoyed in Jamaica. They are now quite popular in the U.S. as well.
Play the Food Trivia Game - Home Cooking
Play our Food Trivia game and see how much you know about food. Are you a gourmet?
Crisp Garlic Yukon Gold Potatoes Recipe
Try these easy baked gold potatoes with garlic from a famous New York restaurant.
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
Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Making baked shrimp scampi is simple using garlic, butter, bread crumbs, lemon juice, and oregano.
Easy Chicken Pot Pie Casserole Recipe
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
Top 5 Electronic Kitchen Thermometers for Home Cooking. Learn how to choose the right electric thermometer to suit your cooking needs.
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.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information: low sodium diets low sodium diet low sodium recipes sodium intake per day craig claiborne
Alcohol Burn-off Chart
Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
Butterbeer Recipe
Harry Potter's butterbeer contains alcohol, but this dessert version is suitable for children and adults.
What is feta cheese?
What is feta cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to store and select ham
Ham Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select ham.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes and Information
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
Steakhouse Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe
Sauteed mushrooms are a popular side dish at steakhouses. They are easy to make at home with this recipe.
Herbs de Provence Recipe
This traditional herb mix combines herbs commonly used in France.
Clam Storage and Selection
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
Mexican Spice Mix Recipe
Make your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices.
Country-Cured Ham Recipe
Country-Cured Ham Recipe. This cured ham requires at least a day of preparation time, so plan ahead.
Linguine With Scallops Recipe
Scallops are quickly sauteed in butter, olive oil, and garlic, then served over linguine pasta.
What are pine nuts and do they really come from...
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 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.
Gelatin Cooking Tips and Hints
Some fruits will prevent gelatin from thickening. Find out how to avoid problems when cooking with gelatin.
Beer Brats (Bratwurst) Recipe
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.
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.
Honey Storage
Honey Storage Information. How to store honey.
Making Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker Recipe
You can make yogurt in a thermos, an oven, on a heating pad, in the sun, on a wood stove, and in a crockpot.

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