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Save those pumpkin seeds for toasting in the oven. This simple method lets you make them plain or spiced.
Useful tips and hints on carving a pumpkin for Halloween, including safety information.
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
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.
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipes. Don't toss those pumpkin seeds! Toast or roast pumpkin seeds using your oven, skillet, or microwave.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy.
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe. Classic tandoori chicken from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
Better than the roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, try roasting your own at home for fresher, more flavorful results.
Pumpkin seeds are easily toasted in a skillet on the stove-top in a jiffy. Leave them plain or spice them up to suit your personal tastes.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Easy microwave method for toasting pumpkin seeds saves time. They may be salted, spiced, or plain to suit your personal taste.
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
The potato variety makes a difference in mashed potatoes. Learn how to select the right potato and whether you should peel or not.
Find out basic cooking instructions for acorn squash in the microwave or oven, plus more cooking tips.
Want to learn how to clean off pumpkin seeds correctly and thoroughly? Here, see tips and tricks for cleaning pumpkin seeds.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Easy Baked Spareribs Recipe. Ribs are topped with a quick balsamic barbecue sauce and baked to tender perfection in the oven.
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
Dump Cake Recipe. It's so incredibly easy that it's perfect for kids to make. No mixing involved.
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.
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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.
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.
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
These scrumptious little cookies are like bite-sized pecan pies. The method is simple and easy. Do plan ahead for chilling time.
Ground chuck is the best beef product to use in meatloaf. Get tips and hints on making the best meatloaf.
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Carving pumpkins is a seasonal tradition in many families. Learn how to carve shapes into a pumpkin freehand or using a stencil.
Brownies, fudge, and marshmallows combine in these killer rocky road candy bars. Crowd-pleasing and easy to make.
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) Recipes. Jerusalem artichokes are also known as sunchokes. They are very nutritious and tasty. Try one of these recipes.
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make chocolate-covered cherry mice. Great for children's birthday parties, bake sales, and Halloween.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
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.
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 gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.
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.
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 are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Extracting the juice from fresh pomegranates is easy. Learn how to peel and juice pomegranates.
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Cute little mice are made of chocolate-dipped cherries and almonds. It's a great project for kids and a big hit at bake sales.
Too much tarragon can overpower your recipe. Learn how to cook with tarragon, plus measures and substitutions.
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Eggnog Recipe with Brandy, Bourbon, or Rum. The eggs are gently cooked to kill any potential bacteria in this eggnog.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
You'll be amazed at how comforting, healthful, and delicious butternut squash can be. Learn a few different ways to prepare and cook this beautiful vegetable.
: Why buy oysters in months with the letter "r"? Why is it advised to only buy oysters in months spelled
Review and test results of the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System appliance, including pros and cons. Find out how it really works.
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.
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Mexican albondigas meatball soup is a great way to stretch a pound of ground beef to feed 10 people.
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Basics. How to make sun-dried tomatoes.
Acorn squash needs careful storage, especially if they are not home-grown. Learn how to select and store acorn squash.
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cooking in the skin helps beets retain nutrients. Get more cooking tips and hints for beetroot, including measurement equivalents.
There are many varieties of olives. Learn about the most popular olive varieties.
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.
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
Quick tips on selection and storage of pomegranates, along with common names, varieties, forms, availability, miscellaneous facts, and sample pomegranates recipes.
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.
Health and College Students, Can They Get Along? Healthy College Food. Tips and hints for students on a healthy diet away from home.
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe. It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is Emeril's version.
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.
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Pepperoni sausage is made with pork and beef. It needs to hang to cure at least six weeks, so plan ahead.
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
Potato flakes make an easy starter for sourdough bread.This is a variation of friendship starter for breads.
A teriyaki, soy sauce, orange juice, and honey marinade flavors beef jerky made from London broil. Plan ahead for marination time.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
Chestnuts come in many forms. Learn how to properly select and store chestnuts.
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
Deconstructed meatballs sandwiches are easy to make in casserole form. Use homemade meatballs and tomato sauce or store-bought.
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.
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.
There are hundreds of varieties of apples. Some are better for eating that cooking. Here are some common apple varieties.
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.
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.
Information on basic staple kitchen supplies necessary to keep stocked in your pantry to prepare recipes.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Pumpkin Recipes. These pumpkin recipes use a number of different varieties in both savory and dessert dishes. Use up the pumpkin carcass after you carve the Halloween pumpkin.
Jamaica is famous for their beef patties, which are savory hand pies. They are now quite popular in the U.S. as well and easy to make at home.
Cooked sunchokes should be refrigerated and consumed within 2 days. Canning and freezing is not recommended due to discoloration and deterioration.
Learn how to fix stringy or wet pumpkin puree and get more pumpkin cooking tips.
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
Evaporated and Condensed Milk Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with canned milk.
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.
Find out if the avocado is a fruit or a vegetable and get information on the popular varieties.
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
You do not need a dehydrator to make this flavorful beef jerky at home. Make it in the oven.
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Turmeric Recipes. Turmeric is popular in mid-Eastern and Asian dishes. Along with added flavor, this spice gives a golden yellow color to your recipe.
Some fruits will prevent gelatin from thickening. Find out how to avoid problems when cooking with gelatin.
Test results of the Ninja Kitchen System 1200. Get the pros and cons of this blender/processor combination in my review.
Learn how much pumpkin is in a can and how to substitute pumpkin in your recipes.
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Harry Potter's butterbeer contains alcohol, but this dessert version is suitable for children and adults.
Honey Storage Information. How to store honey.
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
How to clean squid calamari - Cutting into rings. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how. This is step 9.
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information: low sodium diets low sodium diet low sodium recipes sodium intake per day craig claiborne
Brining or curing olives at home. If you have access to an olive tree, try preserving your own olives.