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Herb Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose herb substitutions or similar herbs for home cooking.
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.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
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.
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.
What are capers?
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart - Home Cooking
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
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.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Edible Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Wake Up Your Meals With This Fresh New Take On...
Fresh herbs, bacon, and cheese bring new life to boring potatoes. Potatoes never tasted so good.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
When Is the Best Time for You to Buy Oysters?
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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.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
How to Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
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.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
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 Hearty Oxtail Soup
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
7 Traditional Passover Seder Foods
Passover Seder Food. Learn about the traditional foods served at Jewish Passover Seder meal.
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
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.
What Are Scallions?
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale - Home Cooking
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale. This chart will help you judge the heat level of chile peppers.
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.
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.
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.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A List of 12 Don'ts If You Are Making Your Own...
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.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Saffron Copycats and Substitutes
There are substitutes for saffron, but avoid the poisonous one. Learn more about saffron.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
Get Your Veggies And Protein In One Fast And...
This low-calorie frittata is loaded with vegetables and protein, yet doesn't skimp on flavor. It's a fast and easy go-to for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner.
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.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? 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.
Make Mardi Gras Festive With This Easy King Cake
Fast and easy King Cake has a raisin, pecan, and cinnamon cream cheese filling. It is decorated with the traditional colored stripes for Mardi Gras.
Try This Hearty Lentil Soup - Good for Seasoned...
Lentil soup is a hearty, protein-rich comfort food for many. This recipe is easy to make.
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.
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.
Incredibly Delicious Roasted Pork Shoulder...
Pork shoulder roast is marinated in a dry spice rub, then slow-roasted in the oven.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Alcohol Burn-off Chart
Alcohol burn-off chart. Find out how much of the alcoholic content burns off when using alcohol in your recipes.
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.
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.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy 3-Ingredient Lemon Marmalade
Simple lemon marmalade uses only 3 ingredients. The recipe is simple, but will take some time.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
Store Quality Sun-Dried Tomatoes You Can Make...
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Basics. How to make sun-dried tomatoes.
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.
Make a Finger Lickin' Good Red Eye Gravy...
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
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.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
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
8 Helpful Black Bean Measurements and...
How many black beans do you need? Find out, including cooked, dried, cans, weights, measures, and substitutions.
An Authentic Jamaican Oxtail Stew Recipe
Oxtails are beef tails and they make a deliciously rich and hearty stew filled with vegetables.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Tips for Cooking Black Beans from Scratch
Find out why some beans take longer to cook, what herbs can prevent flatulence, and more black bean cooking tips.
8 Recipes for Cooking Irresistable Pork Loins
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.
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.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
The Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
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.
A Step-by-Step Guide for Cleaning Squid
How to clean squid calamari - remove head from body. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show you how. This is step 2.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
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.
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.
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.
How to Prepare and Cook Asparagus Successfully
Get tips on how to cook asparagus, including blanching and steaming.
How to Best Use Evaporated and Condensed Milk...
Evaporated and Condensed Milk Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with canned milk.
How to Make a Classic Béarnaise Sauce...
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.
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.
Is Coriander a Spice or a Herb?
What is coriander? Is it a spice or an herb? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for 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.
Useful Suggestions for Proper Storage of Honey
Honey Storage Information. How to store honey.
Cake Recipes - Home Cooking
Cake Recipes. Recipes for layer cakes, tortes, pound cakes, cheesecakes, frostings, and more.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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.
8 Helpful Tips for Cooking Squid and Calamari
Avoid rubbery squid by using proper cooking times. Get more cooking tips and hints for squid and calamari.
Is Paraffin Wax Safe for Consumption?
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
Easy Mexican Spice Mix in 5 Minutes
Make your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices.
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.
15 Mushroom Measures and Substitutions That...
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
An Amazingly Simple Homemade Worcestershire...
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.
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.
6 Methods for Making Yogurt Without a Yogurt...
You can make yogurt in a thermos, an oven, on a heating pad, in the sun, on a wood stove, and in a crockpot.
9 Hassle Free Steps to Mardi Gras King Cake...
Easy Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe - Press centers of overlapping seams to seal. This is step 3.
How is an Omelet Different From a Frittata?
What is the difference between omelets and frittatas? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to Make Fresh Mozzarella in 30 Minutes
Homemade fresh mozzarella cheese has fabulous flavor. The instructions are detailed but not difficult.
What Are Anchovies?
What are anchovies? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Zesty Jamaican Beef Patties Made At Home
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.
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 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.
How to Make Quick Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)
Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds which is used in many Near and Far East recipes.
Useful Tips for the Most Flavorful, Comforting...
Chicken feet makes for a great broth. Learn more tips and hints for making the best chicken soup.
How to Select and Store Fresh Ginger
Fresh ginger may be frozen. Learn how to properly store fresh ginger.
All About Baking Powder
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
An Overview of the Many Varieties of Olives
There are many varieties of olives. Learn about the most popular olive varieties.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cooking with Salt
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
A List of Conversions and Substitutions for...
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
Find Out How To Tell The Difference Between...
What is rock shrimp? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Homemade Sausage Recipes - Home Cooking
Homemade Sausage Recipes. Make your own sausage at home with these easy recipes.
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.
How to Cook with Gelatin for Flawless Sweet and...
Some fruits will prevent gelatin from thickening. Find out how to avoid problems when cooking with gelatin.
Is Mayonnaise Causing My Food to Spoil?
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
Best Tips for Selecting, Storing, and Cooking...
Turmeric is highly susceptible to light. Learn how to properly store turmeric and get cooking tips.
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes
Cooking for a Crowd Recipes. Large quantity recipes to feed many guests for parties, potluck dinners, banquets and more.
Chicken Soup Recipes
Chicken Soup Recipes. Chicken soup is comfort food. These recipes include traditional chicken soup and more exotic offerings.
Afraid of Raw Eggs in Eggnog? Try This Method.
A gentle cooking process takes the fear of raw eggs out of this eggnog equation. Since there is no alcohol, the kids can enjoy it as well.
Balsamic Vinegar Recipes - Home Cooking
Balsamic Vinegar Recipes. Use balsamic vinegar in salad dressings, marinades, sauces, and more.
What Is Mozzarella Cheese?
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Turmeric Recipes - Home Cooking
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.
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.
Chicken Rice Casserole with Mozzarella Recipe
Non-fat sour cream and skim milk mozzarella give zing to this Weight Watcher's recipe.

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