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Herb Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home 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.
Helpful Sour Cream Substitutions and Equivalents
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
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.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
What Are Capers, Anyway?
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
Crockpot Conversion Information - Home Cooking
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Easy Steps for Cutting a Mango and Getting...
Learn how to dice mangos with proper slicing. Step by step instructions with photos show you how to cut cubes from the mango pulp.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
New York in a Bite
Celebrate National Cheesecake Day...without footing the bill. Make this delicious Southern Style New York Cheesecake in your home kitchen.
Peach Equivalents
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
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 to Tell Your Liquor from Your Liqueur
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Not Just Pretty: How to Use Edible Flowers in...
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Watermelon 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.
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.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
A List of Equivalents for Fresh and Canned...
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 - Home Cooking
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
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.
Kids Go Nuts for This Crazy-Easy Dump Cake
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!
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.
4 Junk Food Favorites, 1 Fun Dessert
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 Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Surprising Ingredient Makes The Most Flavorful...
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 - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
A Step-by-Step Guide for Cleaning Squid
Whole squid or calamari is easy to clean for recipes. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Peach Varieties
Peach Varieties - Learn about different varieties of peaches, and how nectarines relate to peaches.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes
No-Salt / Low-Sodium Recipes and information
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.
Zucchini, Courgettes, & Summer Squash...
Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select zucchini, including freezing and zucchini flowers.
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.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
How to Make a Honeydew Melon Basket Party...
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.
How to Make Your Own Juicy Hot Dogs
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
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.
What You Wanted to Know about Zucchini
Zucchini Varieties, Description, and Season. Zucchini is also known as courgettes and summer squash.
Not Your Average Lemonade
Put a fun twist on traditional lemonade with this refreshing 5-step ginger-mint infused summer drink.
Store Quality Sun-Dried Tomatoes You Can Make...
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.
Helpful Tips On Selecting And Storing Figs For...
How to select, store, can, and freeze figs for maximum freshness and shelf-life.
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.
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.
Best Practices for Handling and Cooking Beets
Cooking in the skin helps beets retain nutrients. Get more cooking tips and hints for beetroot, including measurement equivalents.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
Oven Bacon Recipe
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
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.
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
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.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Best Select and Store Clams
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
Why Smaller Beets Are Better Than Large Ones
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.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
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.
All You Should Know About Feta Cheese
What is feta cheese? 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.
Never Cook Your Live Lobster the Wrong Way Again
Ways to get a live lobster into the cooking pot and how to humanely kill a lobster for cooking.
Feel Confident When Measuring Strawberries in...
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
When Is the Best Time for You to Buy Oysters?
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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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Simple Tips and Recipes for Cooking for a Crowd
Cooking for a crowd, with large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets, and more.
How to Buy and Store Eggplant
Eggplants come in many colors. Learn how to buy and store eggplant.
Saffron Copycats and Substitutes
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
Best Crab Cakes Recipe
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.
Understanding the Fancy and Modest Sides of...
Pâté is not necessarily chopped liver. Learn about pate and its ingredients, then impress your guests with this fancified dip at your party.
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.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
Take the Headache Out of Exact Measurements for...
How many bananas do you need for your recipe? Find out how to measure bananas and their equivalents.
Important Facts and Tips about Basil and Its Use
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
Easy 3-Ingredient Lemon Marmalade
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
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.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
All You Need to Know about Using Alcohol in...
Cooking with alcohol substitutions, tips and hints. Find out how much alcohol remains in the recipe after cooking.
Is Mayonnaise Causing My Food to Spoil?
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Fake Scallops and Scallop Types
Learn about the types of scallops and how to identify a fake scallop.
Is Coriander a Spice or a Herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Watermelon History
Watermelons date back to at least 2500 B.C. Learn the history of watermelon and common uses.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
What Is Mozzarella Cheese?
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cake Recipes - Home Cooking
Cake Recipes. Recipes for layer cakes, tortes, pound cakes, cheesecakes, frostings, and more.
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.
How to Select and Store Sage for Maximum Flavor...
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
Discover 9 of the Most Common Clam Varieties
There are over 2,000 varieties of clams. Here are descriptions of the more common varieties used in recipes.
Find Out How To Tell The Difference Between...
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
6 Steps to Making a Hot Dog Octopus
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.
Fall-Off-the-Bone Crock-Pot Lamb Shanks
Create the tenderest lamb shanks ever by slow-cooking in the crockpot. Tips are included on how to reduce the fat content.
How To Choose The Best Peaches For Your Recipes
Peach Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select peaches.
The Fluffiest and Creamiest Banana Pudding
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.
Incredibly Tasty Braised Oxtails You'll Try...
Oxtails are one of the most flavorful beef cuts. Long braising of oxtails makes the meat fall off the bones.
Cherry Measures, Equivalents and Substitutions
How many cherries do you need for your recipe? Find out how to substitute different cherry forms and measures.
How to Properly Select and Store a Pineapple
Fresh pineapple is quite perishable. Learn how to select the proper pineapple for your recipes and how to store it.
Convert Juicy Plums into a Tangy and Sweet Plum...
Plum Jam Recipe. Take advantage of fresh plums in season to make delicious plum jam.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes. Large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets and more.
Fig Recipes
Fig Recipes. These rerecipes use fresh and preserved figs.
What Are Anchovies?
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
This Chicken Pot Pie Makes Its Own Impossible...
Chicken pot pie in a casserole form is very simple to make. The method is similar to the popular impossible pies.
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.
Mexican Fajita Kebabs
Delicious Mexican fajitas on a stick. The simple marinade is easy to put together and makes a great side dish for Cinco de Mayo.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
How to Pull Off a Bold and Juicy Jerk Pork in...
This easy version of traditional Jamaican jerk pork is roasted in the oven. It's great for those who are unable to grill outdoors.
A Full List of Herbs to Absolutely Have in Your...
Information on basic herbs and spices necessary to keep stocked to prepare recipes.
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
How to Make Fresh Mozzarella in 30 Minutes
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
Banana Cake with Cinnamon Glaze Recipe
Delicious banana cake goes together fast. The batter is enriched with sour cream to make it rich and moist. Nuts are optional.
How to Make Strawberry Wine the Real Easy Way
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?
What is MSG? What is monosodium glutamate?
Oregano Storage
Oregano is easily dried or frozen. Learn how to store and select oregano for your recipes.
13 Tips for Cooking a Really Good Shish Kebab
Shish kebabs are a perfect choice for guests or family meals. Get tips on making shish kabobs at home.
How to Store Dill Weed and Seeds
Dill weed may be frozen. Learn how to properly store dill weed and dill seeds.
You Won't Miss The Pasta In This Mac'n'Cheese
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...
Home Cooking Glossary of Cooking and Food Recipes from A to Z : an alphabetical glossary of cooking and food articles
A Really Simple Salmon Jerky Recipe to Keep on...
Use your imagination to add spices and flavorings to this basic salmon jerky recipe.
8 Helpful Black Bean Measurements and...
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
How to Make Sourdough Bread Using Potato Flakes...
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.
How to Make Good Classic Pesto in a Snap
Classic Pesto Recipe. Use walnuts or pine nuts in this classic basil sauce.
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.
An Overview of the Many Varieties of Olives
Do you know the difference between green olives and black olives? Get educated on the different types and varieties of olives.
What is marmalade?
What is marmalade? How does marmalade differ from jelly or jam? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
Trick Question: Cilantro or Chinese Parsley?
Do you know the difference between cilantro and Chinese parsley? The answer provided within this FAQ may surprise you.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
Fresh Fig Preserves Recipe
Fresh fig preserves are flavored with lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger root.

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