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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.
Spice Substitution Chart - Home Cooking
How to choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking.
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.
What are capers?
What are capers? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Crockpot Conversion Information - Home Cooking
Crockpot Conversion. Information on converting oven recipes to the crockpot.
Edible Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of edible flowers along with important info and taste comparisons.
Alcohol Cooking Substitutions - Alcohol...
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
Sweet Potato and Yam Differences
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
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.
A Basic Recipe for Toasting Flavor-Packed Almonds
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
Comparing Lamb and Mutton: A Tale of Two Sheep
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
10 Easy Yet Elegant Bundt Cake Recipes
Easy cake recipes designed to use with decorative Bundt cake pans.
The Best Method for Oven Roasting Peanuts at Home
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
Store Quality Sun-Dried Tomatoes You Can Make...
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe Basics. How to make sun-dried tomatoes.
Turkey Roasting Times Chart - Home Cooking
Turkey Roasting Times Chart. This chart will help you determine how long to cook stuffed and unstuffed turkeys.
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.
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.
Making Your Own Imitation Crab: The Simplest...
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe. Serve imitation crab salad as a salad topper, sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
All About Calamari: A Brief Guide
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
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
A Fast Method for Blanching Almonds
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
How to Correctly Substitute for Buttermilk in...
Get information on how to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures.
What are scallions?
What are scallions? 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.
The Proper Method for Beating Egg Whites
Learn how to make the fluffiest whipped egg whites to enhance your recipes.
How to Prepare Clams-From Fresh to the Plate
Overcooking clams turns them into shoe leather. Get cooking tips on how to prepare clams.
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
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.
How to Use a Convection Oven Effectively
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Peach Equivalents
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
Tips on Creating Flawless 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 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.
Zucchini, Courgettes, & Summer Squash...
Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select zucchini, including freezing and zucchini flowers.
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
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 Best Select and Store Clams
Clams are highly perishable. Learn how to select and store clams.
How to Select and Store Beets
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.
Amazing at Home Fajitas: Easy and Delicious
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.
Crunchy and Smooth Strawberry Pretzel Dessert
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe. This pie has a pretzel crust and is filled with a fresh strawberry, whipped cream, and gelatin filling for a quick dessert.
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.
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.
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.
Know the Difference: Evaporated and Sweetened...
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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 Key Ingredients of Worcestershire Sauce...
Exotic tamarind is one secret ingredient. Learn more about Worcestershire sauce and what is in it.
How to Make Authentic Jamaican Jerk Sauce Full...
Jamaican Jerk Sauce Recipe. Thyme, allspice, scotch bonnet peppers, and garlic are key ingredients in this recipe. Use this authentic spicy jerk rub on chicken, pork, fish, or vegetables.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does Buttermilk Contain Butter?
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtail Recipes - Home Cooking
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
How to Prepare Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
Fig Selection and Storage
Fig Selection and Storage Information. Figs have a very short shelf life. Learn how to select and store figs.
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.
What Are Haricot Verts?
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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 Cook Fork Tender Oxtail Tips
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Peach Selection and Storage
Peach Selection and Storage Information. How to store and select peaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mushroom Varieties for Home Cooking
Mushroom Varieties: an informational guide to mushrooms for cooking with pictures.
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.
Homemade Lemonade Yields Tender and Tangy Chicken
Lemonade chicken begins with a homemade marinade made with fresh lemon juice, honey, and ginger. It is not overly sweet like some versions, but packs a lot of flavor.
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.
Olive Varieties - Types of olives
There are many varieties of olives. Learn about the most popular olive varieties.
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.
Sour Cream Recipes Index
Sour Cream Recipes. This list includes savory and sweet recipes with sour cream as a main ingredient.
How to Select and Store Broccoli for Maximum...
Fresh broccoli should not be stored in an airtight bag. Find out why and learn how to properly select and store broccoli.
Is Mayonnaise Causing My Food to Spoil?
Debunking the mayonnaise spoilage myths. Mayo is safer than you think.
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.
Cherry Selection and Storage
Darker cherries are sweeter. Learn how to choose the best cherries and store them for use in cooking your recipes.
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.
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.
Shallots Are Not Onions: Understanding the...
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Learn How The Bundt Cake Pan Got Its Name
What is a bundt cake pan? How did it get its name? Find the answers here.
Important Facts and Tips about Basil and Its Use
Fresh basil is best known for pesto. Get tips on cooking with basil.
How to Buy and Store Eggplant
Eggplants come in many colors. Learn how to buy and store eggplant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feel Confident When Measuring Strawberries in...
How many strawberries do you need for your recipe? Find out with these measures and equivalents.
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.
Not Just Pretty: How to Use Edible Flowers in...
Edible Flowers Tips and Hints. How to cook with edible flowers.
What Are Anchovies?
What are anchovies? 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.
Understanding Beef Brisket: A Comprehensive Guide
What is beef brisket? Learn about beef brisket and what cut has more flavor.
How to Measure Dried Lentils for Recipes
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
How to Select and Store Sage for Maximum Flavor...
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
An Authentic Jamaican Oxtail Stew Recipe
Oxtails are beef tails and they make a deliciously rich and hearty stew filled with vegetables.
A Quick Guide to Yogurt Preparation and...
What is yogurt? What is yogurt made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Can Sizes and Equivalents
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
How to Spatchcock a Chicken Step-by-Step
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
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.
Replace Expensive Maple Syrup with This...
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
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.
Play the Food Trivia Game - Home Cooking
Play our Food Trivia game and see how much you know about food. Are you a gourmet?
Vegetable Recipes
Vegetable Recipes for home cooking. These vegetable recipes include both side dishes and main dishes.
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.
Lots of Tomatoes on Hand? Try These Amazing...
Take those extra tomatoes from your garden and dry them in the oven. It is easy to do but will take some time.
How to Store Dill Weed and Seeds
Dill weed may be frozen. Learn how to properly store dill weed and dill seeds.
What Is Filet Mignon? Understanding Why It's So...
What is filet mignon? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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.
Make a Finger Lickin' Good Red Eye Gravy...
Ham and coffee are the basis for red eye gravy, a Southern favorite.
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
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 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.
What Makes White Asparagus White?
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Is Culantro the Same as Cilantro?
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Peach Varieties
Peach Varieties - Learn about different varieties of peaches, and how nectarines relate to peaches.
Ham Varieties and Terminology - Home Cooking
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Helpful Tips On Making Homemade Ice Cream
Do not refreeze ice cream. Get ice cream and frozen dessert tips and hints.
Zesty Jamaican Beef Patties
These beef patty turnovers are spicy meat pies enjoyed in Jamaica. They are now quite popular in the U.S. as well.
All About Mace - A Nutmeg Offspring
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Easy Mexican Spice Mix in 5 Minutes
Make your own Mexican spice mix at home with this blend of herbs and spices.
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.
9 Tips for Using Dill in Food
Heat is the enemy of dill weed but not dill seed. Get tips on cooking with dill, including substitutions and measures.
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.
Ever Wondered About the History of Tomatoes? A...
Tomato History. Tomatoes were once thought to be poisonous. Find out the true story and where tomatoes originated.
A Really Simple Salmon Jerky Recipe to Keep on...
Use your imagination to add spices and flavorings to this basic salmon jerky recipe.
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
What Is Mozzarella Cheese?
What is mozzarella cheese? What is mozzarella made from? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Convert Juicy Plums into a Tangy and Sweet Plum...
Plum Jam Recipe. Take advantage of fresh plums in season to make delicious plum jam.
All About Cream Cheese - A Beloved American...
What is cream cheese? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
A List of Basic Foods Every Pantry Should Have
Information on basic staple kitchen supplies necessary to keep stocked in your pantry to prepare recipes.
Fresh Fig Preserves Recipe
Fresh fig preserves are flavored with lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger root.
Tuna Selection and Storage
Freeze fresh tuna in a water-bath. Find out how to select tuna for your recipes and how to store it.
Best ways to store fresh blueberries
Blueberry Selection and Storage Information. How to choose and store blueberries.
Non-Edible Poisonous Flowers Chart - Home Cooking
This chart includes a list of non-edible poisonous flowers by common and horticultural name.
How to Make Really Good Olive Tapenade at Home
Homemade Olive Tapenade Recipe. Tapenade is a rich olive spread popular in the Mediterranean.
How is an Omelet Different From a Frittata?
What is the difference between omelets and frittatas? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
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