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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.
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.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in 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.
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.
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.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
13 Tips For Making Awesome Stuffing
Tips and hints on making stuffings and dressings for meat, poultry, and seafood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Short Guide to Cooking Raw Chestnuts
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
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.
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Make these mashed potatoes ahead of time so you can concentrate on the rest of the meal.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
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.
Edible Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
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.
25 Tips To Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes
Learn tips and hints on making the best mashed potatoes and how to use the leftovers.
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.
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 Tell Your Liquor from Your Liqueur
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
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 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.
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.
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 Preparing and Cooking an Acorn...
Find out basic cooking instructions for acorn squash in the microwave or oven, plus more cooking tips.
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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
13 Tips For Making The Perfect Gravy
How to fix lumpy gravy, improve flavor, and more cooking tips for making perfect 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.
How Not To Make Gummy Mashed Potatoes
Mixers and food processors can make mashed potatoes gummy. Find out why and how to avoid it.
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.
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.
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.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
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.
How You Should Store Your Gravy
Can gravy be frozen? Find out the answer and the best ways to store your gravy.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
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.
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.
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.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Best Cornish Hen Recipes
Cornish hens are as versatile as chicken. Try one of these delicious recipes for cornish hens.
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.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
Alcohol Burn-off Chart
Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
Stuffing Recipes and Dressing Recipes
Stuffing Recipes and Dressing Recipes for Thanksgiving and daily cooking. Recipes for stuffing meat, poultry, seafood, game and vegetables.
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.
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.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
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.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
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.
Nutty Wild Rice Sausage Stuffing Recipe
Sausage, mushrooms, walnuts, cranberries, and thyme flavor this easy wild rice stuffing.
How to Select and Store Sage for Maximum Flavor...
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
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.
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.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
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.
Hanukkah Foods - Traditional Symbolic Foods for...
Honey puffs and latkes have symbolic Hanukkah beginnings. Learn more about traditional Hanukkah foods.
7 Helpful Tips For Cooking With Cranberries
Cranberries should be cooked only until they pop to avoid mushiness. Learn how to cook with cranberries
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
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.
Turkey Recipes Index
Turkey Recipes. These recipes use fresh turkey, ground turkey, cooked turkey and turkey leftovers.
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.
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.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
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 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.
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.
Make a Finger Lickin' Good Red Eye Gravy...
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basic Instructions for Preparing and Cooking Ham
Ham Preparation - How to cook ham.
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.
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.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
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.
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.
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.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Roast a Turkey
Whether you're preparing for a big holiday or you just want a tasty turkey dinner, learning how to roast a turkey takes time and practice. Learn how to roast a turkey from start to finish.
Old-Fashioned Fruitcakes Recipe
Old-fashioned fruitcake contains 9 different fruits, spices, and nuts, plus brandy for a moist and delicious cake.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Fruitcake Recipes - Home Cooking
Fruitcake Recipes - Home Cooking. Make these fruitcakes for holiday gifts or any occasion.
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With This Easy...
A salty, sweet crust is filled with a simple cheesecake layer, and then topped with chunky strawberry gelatin. It's a classic favorite from childhood.
How to Best Use Evaporated and Condensed Milk...
Evaporated and Condensed Milk Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with canned milk.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
12 Need-To-Know Tips For Building A Gingerbread...
For a successful gingerbread house building session, check out these helpful tips before you begin.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Nesco® 18-Quart Roaster Oven
Nesco® 18-Quart Roaster Oven - Product Review. 18-quart roaster oven countertop slow cooker.
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.
Yukon Gold Potato Selection and Storage Tips
Green potatoes can be poisonous. Find out why and how to select and store gold potatoes.
A Devils Egg Recipe with Some Kick
Best Deviled Eggs Recipe. Far from the bland deviled eggs you find at some gatherings, these deviled eggs are full of flavor and texture.
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
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
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.
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.
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
Before You Buy Kitchen Thermometers
It's important to select the right thermometer for your cooking application. Here is all you need to know when selecting oven thermometers for home cooking.
Rum Cooking Tips and Substitutions - Cooking...
Get tips on cooking with rum, along with substitutions and equivalents.
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.
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.
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