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Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy. Just like the real thing, it contains 11 herbs and spices.
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.
The traditional sloppy joe gets a reboot with a tater tot topping.
Herb Substitutions: What to Use for Common Herbs in Recipes
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Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
Fast-and-easy King Cake made with refrigerated crescent rolls has a raisin, pecan, and cinnamon cream-cheese filling.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Need a substitute for Cumin, Nutmed, Ginger, or Cloves? This spice substitution chart will help you choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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 is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The potato variety makes a difference in mashed potatoes. Learn how to select the right potato and whether you should peel or not.
Get ready for the biggest football game of the year with Buffalo Chicken Dip, Philly Cheesesteak Dip, and more.
Deconstructed meatballs sandwiches are easy to make in casserole form. Use homemade meatballs and tomato sauce or store-bought.
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
Chart for roasting a turkey. Find out how long to roast a turkey in a conventional oven.
How to convert conventional oven recipes for crockpot use. Use your slow cooker for your favorite recipes.
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Peanut butter cups are at the center of this must-make cookie.
This classic Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
Celebrate Mardi Gras with Cajun and Creole recipes. Check out these recipes for the best Mardi Gras party ever.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Everyone will pile up to try this Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
How to beat egg whites into fluffy new heights to enhance 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.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
Cook up some great eats for your Super Bowl party with these recipes and quick ideas.
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? 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.
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.
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!
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe can be served as a sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
How many bananas do you need for your recipe? Find out how to measure bananas and their equivalents.
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How much broccoli do you need and what can be substituted? Learn how to measure and substitute broccoli for recipes.
Oven-baked chicken wings are a lighter alternative to deep-fried wings. Here's a delicious recipe for oven-baked chicken wings that's perfect for game day.
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
Whole squid or calamari is easy to clean for recipes. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
How to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures, and how to add buttermilk to recipes.
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
These Rock Cornish Game Hen recipes help you fix quick and tasty cornish hens, with 7 different sauces in under 10 minutes each.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket, how to choose one, and suggested recipes.
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe. It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is Emeril's version.
This easy, authentic and spicy Jamaican Jerk Sauce recipe can be used on chicken, pork, beef or seafood. Leftover sauce lasts a long time in the refrigerator.
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
Specific foods are a very important and meaningful part of the Passover holiday. Learn about the traditional foods served at Jewish Passover Seder meal.
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
The crowd goes wild over Cheesy Pepperoni Dip with Pizza Crust Dippers.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
Top 25 Comfort Foods with Recipes. Revisit favorite all-American comfort foods from childhood.
This easy version of traditional Jamaican jerk pork is roasted in the oven. It's great for those who are unable to grill outdoors.
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
Wondering how to rate the heat level of various types of chile peppers? Peppers are rated based on Scoville Units, a method developed by Wilbur Scoville in 1912.
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.
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Teriyaki Chicken Wings Recipe. Easy teriyaki wings are marinated overnight, then baked in the oven for a tasty appetizer or main dish.
Pressure Cooker Recipes for home cooking. Save time in the kitchen with these pressure cooker recipes.
You'll be amazed at the bright flavor of this homemade mayonnaise recipe. It's simple and fast to make with a blender or processor.
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
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.
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.
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
What is balsamic vinegar? It is not a wine vinegar. Learn about the history and making of balsamic vinegar
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtails are one of the most flavorful beef cuts. Long braising of oxtails makes the meat fall off the bones.
What is marmalade? How does marmalade differ from jelly or jam? 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.
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What is Brie cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to store garlic to avoid botulism and how to quickly peel garlic.
Create the tenderest lamb shanks ever by slow-cooking in the crockpot. Tips are included on how to reduce the fat content.
How many small plum tomatoes are in a pound? How about cherry tomatoes, or medium globe tomatoes? A rundown on tomato equivalents.
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Pumpkin-ed out? Apples are ready to take the lead during National Apple Month!
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
You can make yogurt in a thermos, an oven, on a heating pad, in the sun, on a wood stove, and in a crockpot.
Cooking with alcohol substitutions, tips and hints. Find out how much alcohol remains in the recipe after cooking.
Plan on three days to make this homemade puff pastry as the first and last steps require overnight refrigeration.
What is filet mignon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe. It's easy to make your own gourmet chocolate peanut butter at home. Put it in a fancy jar, and it's great for gifts, bake sales, or fund-raisers.
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.
Learn how to on roast peanuts in your microwave.
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.
A teriyaki, soy sauce, orange juice, and honey marinade flavors beef jerky made from London broil. Plan ahead for marination time.
Canned pineapple may be substituted for fresh in most recipes. Find out how much pineapple to buy.
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.
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
Learn how to measure and substitute anchovies for cooking.
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.
Fresh ginger may be frozen. Learn how to properly store fresh ginger.
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
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.
Find out how long honey lasts, how to fix crystallized or cloudy honey, and more helpful tips for storing honey.
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Buffalo and Chicken Wing Recipes. If you can't handle the heat of Buffalo wings, you'll also find other alternative recipes here for chicken wings.
Almond Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute almonds.
This old-fashioned stew is from the days when every inch of the animal was used. This little-known cut of meat actually comes from beef and makes for an incredibly rich, tasty dish.
Coconut Recipes. These coconut recipes use fresh, canned, and packaged coconut fruit, juice, and milk.
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
Lentils have an indefinite shelf-life under proper storage. Learn how to select and store lentils.
The original chicken wings recipe was invented by the owner of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York in 1964. Here is the original recipe for chicken wings.
Information on basic herbs and spices necessary to keep stocked to prepare recipes.
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
Rainbow trout is baked whole in the oven and flavored primarily with dill and lemon. Once done, the fish releases easily from the bones.
Pre-soaking and a cold oven are essential to the clay cooker. Learn how to cook in a claypot.
Do you know the difference between green olives and black olives? Get educated on the different types and varieties of olives.
With care, sour cream may be used as a sauce thickener. Find out how and get more sour cream cooking tips.
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 fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
Jerky Recipes for Home Cooking. Jerky can be made from a variety of meats and fruits, using herbs, spices, and flavorings to suit your tastes.
Is grayish-purple ground beef spoiled or old? Learn safe handling and cooking methods for hamburger.
Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes. If you're on a diet, diabetic, or just watching your sugar intake, you can still indulge in sweets using one of these sugar-free recipes.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes. Large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets and more.