How to Cook Rice Right

The easiest way to make rice well every time is to use a rice cooker. If you don't have one, or don't want one, though, here's a no-fail recipe for rice that one of my grandmothers taught my mother, who taught me. This one, I use mainly for seasoned rice... Read More

Barbecue Success With The Rule Of Thirds

Ever been to a barbecue party where the 'chef' placed as much food as he could possibly fit onto the barbecue grill, every so often stabbing the food with a fork and juggling it around so that it cooks evenly? Ever noticed how, within a few minutes, the flames start... Read More

6 Tips for Perfect Homemade Hard Candy

There's nothing better than the juicy, flavorful hard candy from your local gourmet candy shop . . . unless you make it yourself, that is! Making perfect hard candy at home is easier than you think. You just need the right tools, a few simple ingredients, and your imagination.Try these... Read More

A Cookie Assembly Line: Efficient Cookie Baking for Busy Cooks

As a busy working mother, I'm short on time, especially during the holidays, but baking Christmas cookies is a family tradition I'm unwilling to give up. Over the years, I've come up with many ways to make the process of baking a large variety of cookies go much smoother and... 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

Little-known Tips for Easy Holiday Baking

Are you wondering if you have the time to bake homemade Christmas cookies this year? Every year at about this time we all start to get a little panicked that the holidays are coming up fast and we're not really ready yet. Here are a few little-known tips and tricks,... Read More

Once-A-Month-Cooking: How to Make Your Plan Work

As one of the oldest children in a family of nine, I know that cooking for a crowd can almost be a full-time job. Once-a-month-cooking has been a lifesaver for our family. In the beginning though, when we first heard of cooking 30 meals in one day, it sounded rather... Read More

Old-Fashioned Taffy Pull Party--How to Host Your Own

Want a unique party idea for your child's birthday-or even her next weekend sleepover with friends? Try hosting your own taffy pull. It can get pretty messy, but kids absolutely love it. Just follow these steps to minimize the mess . . . and maximize the fun!1. Stock up on... Read More

Eat your Veggies! Simple Cooking Methods

Vegetables add colour, taste, texture and bulk to our daily diet. There are dozens of different vegetables that can be prepared in literally hundreds of ways. So what's best?There is no best. The thing to do is to eat your vegetables, lots of them, everyday in a wide variety of... Read More

Weber Grills Reviewed: Quality that Lasts

Barbecuing has long been a favorite pastime for many and the grills people are buying have only become bigger and better as the years go by. But, with so many grills to choose from, how do consumers know which company produces the best? Well, the Weber Grill company has proven... Read More

In The News:

The Malaysian Insider

Writer, food editor shares cooking tips from top chefs in new cookbook
Bangor Daily News
NEW YORK — Dana Cowin, the editor-in-chief of Food and Wine magazine, shares lessons and tips she learned from some of the best chefs in the world in her first cookbook, “Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen.” Cowin, 54, has been the editor of the ...
World Chefs: Writer shares cooking tips from top chefs in new cookbookReuters

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Get Cookin'
Are you sick of cooking the same meals every week? We had the pleasure of stealing away a few minutes with Harlan Publick's owner and executive chef Stephen Lewandowski to discuss some easy tips and tricks home chefs can do to heat up the kitchen.

A primer on prime fish: Buying, storing and cooking tips
Biting into a fresh, perfectly cooked piece of fish or other seafood is a special treat. Fish is the original fast food, taking only minutes to prepare. But people are hesitant to buy and cook their own fish. Where to buy it? How to store it? What to ...

St. Paddy's special: Corned beef cooking tips from the pros
Phillipe Joseph, who caters for Howard and Sons Meats in Munster, has a lot of experience cooking corned beef, not just this time of year but for a SHARE Foundation fundraiser each August where about 6,000 feast on his Irish-inspired specialties.

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Jackson Sun

Experts share healthy cooking tips
Jackson Sun
Everybody is entitled to good, healthy food, whether they can afford it or not, said Amy Crenshaw, founder of ComeUnity Café. Crenshaw spoke on healthy cooking at a cooking demonstration at the Lift Wellness Center in February. She said healthy cooking ...

Mother Earth News

Roasting in Ashes and Coals: Tips for Open-Fire Cooking
Mother Earth News
The rediscovered techniques of open-fire cooking offer distinctive flavors and a unique culinary experience. Knowing which foods are most easily adapted to cooking in ashes and coals can be the key to successful hearth cooking. From ancient roasted egg ...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dining In: Cooking tips for eating light and eating well
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It's so easy. We live in a region with so many remarkable restaurants it's easy to find a meal that's both light and delicious. We all have our favorites. The neighborhood bistro for the perfectly grilled orange roughy so light it almost floats on the ...

One Green Planet

Tips for Cooking Vegetables so They Don't Wilt
One Green Planet
There is one friend I have that when I cook for him, I have to break one of my most sacred rules. For him, I have to overcook the vegetables. It's actually painful as I watch the crisp vegetables turn a bright, verdant green and then turn into a gray ...

ABC News (blog)

Tips from Guinness Head Chef On How to Cook with the Irish Brew for St ...
ABC News (blog)
Guinness probably isn't your go-to for cooking or drinking beer at any other time of year than St. Patrick's Day. But now that the Irish holiday is once again here and we've got stout on the mind, we turned to Guinness Storehouse executive chef Justin ...

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The Turlock Journal

Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention Seminar offers diet tips to boost brain health
The Turlock Journal
The doctor will present an educational seminar on "Cooking for Alzheimer's Prevention" on March 20 at Covenant Village of Turlock. During his presentation, he will share cooking tips and easy-to-follow recipes that are healthy, preventative and delicious.

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Old-Fashioned Taffy Pull Party--How to Host Your Own

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How to Cook Rice Right

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Chinese Cooking Technique: Thicken

"Thicken", or "Thickening" is a very common technique used in... Read More

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Seasoning An Oven

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Is Cooked Food Really All That Good For Us?

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