Moms Easy Cooking - Fast Meal Ideas For Busy Moms

Every busy mom worries about how to prepare fast, nutritious meals for her family. Working moms often find they have very little time for meal planning and preparation. After a long day at work, the last thing on your mind is spending an hour or more cooking and cleaning up... Read More

Baking Bread and Your Freezer

There's a lot of bread in our freezer. In our exuberance, we often bake more bread than we can eat in a day or two. What isn't given away goes in the freezer.Sometimes, we bake bread just to store. It's wonderful to have homemade bread on hand for those periods... Read More

Picture Perfect Bread

The secret-at least most of it-is in the rise. The most common mistake that we see in bread making is not letting the dough rise enough.So how do we know when the bread has risen enough? The dough will double in size. It will be soft and look a bit... Read More

How to Peel Almost Anything

The great English cook Prue Leith once famously remarked "life's too short to stuff a mushroom". I feel pretty much the same way about peeling a grape.However there may come a time when you want to do such a thing and it's handy to have a simple method standing by.... Read More

How to Cook a Lobster

French chefs plunge them into boiling water; English ones, in an attempt to appear more humane, drive kitchen knives through their skulls before doing the same thing.No wonder the miserable creatures go red. They're mad as hell. What a way to treat the king of crustaceans.Let's make a pact. From... Read More

Must Haves for Any At-Home Chef

With the holidays on their way soon, many people will be beefing up kitchens to handle the increased demand for 'fit for a king' meals. Not being a professional Chef shouldn't stop you from being able to cook like one. But, you'll need the right tools to create those tantalizing... Read More

Christmas Cookie Decorating 101

Many bakers ask for tips and instructions on decorating cookies. Well that's a tall order because there are as many ways to decorate cookies as there are cookies! Here are a few guidelines for novices and experienced bakers alike to help you generate your own ideas for cooking decorating.DECORATING COOKIES... Read More

Wok this Way! (Part 3 of 5) Seasoning Your New Wok

Seasoning is the most important thing you can do to your wok. Only carbon steel and iron woks need to be seasoned. The purpose of seasoning is to remove the manufacturer's protective coating and coat it with a thin layer of oil. This creates a smooth cooking surface which enables... Read More

Reductions: Proving Less is More

Any liquid can be reduced just by heating it - but why would you want to do that?The answer comes back to two of our old friends, flavor and consistency (texture).By reducing any flavored liquid you intensify its flavor and at the same time thicken it. You can continue this... Read More

Prepare the Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Would you like to prepare the best Garlic Mashed Potatoes that you enjoy at your favorite restaurant, but have no idea where to start to achieve that wonderful and delightful flavor? There are a variety of ways to create the best garlic mashed potatoes that you have ever tasted but... Read More

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Bread in the Woods

We really like fresh bread while we're camping. There is... Read More

Whats a Pan Dowdy?

Cobblers and dowdies, crisps and crumbles, buckles and betties-what are... Read More

Hot Apple Pie - The American Apple Pie Legacy

While each country might have its own preferred style, "American... Read More

Kitchen Canister Sets - How to Beautify Your Kitchen

Kitchen canister sets are a great way to accent your... Read More

Gourmet Sauces, Rubs and Marinades - Give Your BBQ a Gourmet Kick

Many individuals agree that the sauce on barbecued meat is... Read More

Troubleshooting Cookies

If your cookies are too tough . . . You... Read More

Secret of Light and Fluffy Biscuits and Pancakes

Would you like to lose some weight -- in your... Read More

Roasting Meat - Temperatures and Times

Despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, I still see... Read More

Easy Herb Butters

Since herbs are plentiful this time of year, why not... Read More

10 Smart Shopping Tips To Protect Your Family From Getting Sick

Prevention of food poisoning starts with your trip to the... Read More

Dutch Oven Cooking Basics

Pioneer CookingWhen you think of a cast iron Dutch oven,... Read More

Clarifying Butter

Clarified butter is a delightfully rich concentrated butter that can... Read More

Cooking -- What You Need To Know

From ancient times till the nineteenth century cooking was basically... Read More

Unique Cake Decorating With Flowers

Flowers as a Cake Decoration, unique and easy to place... Read More

What is Gluten and Why does it Matter?

Gluten is a substance made up of the proteins found... Read More

50% Less Cooking

50% Less Cookingwithout hitting the fast food button! Don't you... Read More

Wok this Way! (Part 2 of 5) Selecting a Wok

As mentioned in Part 1 of the series, woks come... Read More

7 Things to Consider when Buying a BBQ

BBQ as we all know is an abbreviated form of... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Beans

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then... Read More

How to Peel Almost Anything

The great English cook Prue Leith once famously remarked "life's... Read More

How to Cook Rice Right

The easiest way to make rice well every time is... Read More

What You Need in a Gourmet Kitchen

The best way to decide what you need in your... Read More

Little-known Tips for Easy Holiday Baking

Are you wondering if you have the time to bake... Read More

Digital Kitchen Timers ? Never Burn Another Dish

Digital kitchen timers come in many shapes and sizes. Timers... Read More

Peppercorns & Ways To Use Them

New and exciting varieties of peppercorns are becoming available to... Read More

Better Breakfasts Ideas

Nutritionists tell us that breakfast is the most important meal... Read More

Making Homemade Pasta for Dinner Tonight

Homemade pasta cooked al dente (to the teeth), is a... Read More

Understanding Baking: How Yeast Works

Did you ever wonder why flour tastes like sawdust but... Read More

Must Haves for Any At-Home Chef

With the holidays on their way soon, many people will... Read More

Outdoor Chefs Choose Gas Grills

How many of you remember dad trying to get the... Read More

Preparing Lobster Tails

Lobster, once the food of poor farmers, is now considered... Read More

The World of Cornbread

We're partial to cornbread. We like its rustic texture and... Read More

Baking Perfect Breads, Cookies, and Desserts

We're all looking for that perfect pie, or cookies, or... Read More