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

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ABC News

Step Outside Your Kitchen Comfort Zone With Paul Qui's Top Cooking Tips
ABC News
“The inspiration for a lot of these dishes is to inspire the home cook to try something different and new. That's the whole theme. So don't be scared. Just go for it.” Read on for Qui's top tips to cook outside the box, and then get started with his ...

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Tips on buying and preparing steak
The Southern
Speak up. Tell the meat cutter or meat counter person what you're looking for. How many people are you feeding? Do you want individual steaks or a big Flintstones-size slab to share? Does he or she have any tips on cooking it? Read the label carefully.


Nooga.com

What's Cooking: Tips for less stressful cooking
Nooga.com
Before we know it, the holidays will rear their pretty little demanding heads. Sure, the holidays can be fun and full of excitement with friends and family, but they can also bring lots of stress. Cooking, entertaining, buying gifts for folks—it can ...


Metro.us

5 tips to elevate your home cooking from NYC chefs
Metro.us
These four chefs will be showing off their skills and competing for bragging rights at the New York City Wine & Food Festival's La Sagra Slices event. But, since the event is sponsored by Ronzoni pasta and will launch the Bongiovi line of sauces, we ...


Tips for cooking in a small kitchen
News & Observer
From people living in micro-apartments to those working in a handful of restaurant kitchens whose size would surprise its faithful patrons, cooking in a small space isn't just a virtue – it's a necessity. A small kitchen, either at a restaurant or at ...


Today.com

Buying a pumpkin to carve? Easy tips and recipes for using the whole pumpkin ...
Today.com
This time of year, it's impossible to resist snapping up a gorgeous pumpkin or two for carving, cooking or just decorating the house. But before you toss out the pumpkin parts you're not using — whether it's the seeds, the shells or the flesh — check ...

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Troy chef offers fall cooking tips
The Oakland Press
Aside from the much welcomed changes happening inside the store, Loren says, at home, he loves to switch his personal cooking style to accommodate the season at hand, with favorites like a “honey and soy-braised short rib” dish and an “old-fashioned ...


POPSUGAR (blog)

Chef Marcus Samuelsson Shares Cooking Tips Even the Busiest Parents Can Use
POPSUGAR (blog)
Samuelsson has teamed up with Uncle Ben's to promote Ben's Beginners, a contest where families record themselves cooking a tasty meal together. Aside from providing the opportunity to win $15,000, Samuelsson hopes the contest brings families closer ...


ConsumerReports.org

Make a meal from scratch in your microwave
ConsumerReports.org
Any microwave oven can reheat yesterday's dinner, but some can also function as a full-fledged second oven. Many of the latest models automate heating functions for a wide range of food and offer convection, speed-cooking, and even grilling capabilities.


Florida Today

Cheers! Helpful tips for cooking with wine
Florida Today
Here we are discussing the best wines to cook with, and there is one major axiom that I hold to be true: Don't cook with anything you wouldn't drink. This doesn't mean you have to cook with the wine you are pairing with dinner, or that you have to ...

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Barbecue Success With The Rule Of Thirds

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Two for One Dinners: Turkey

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There's two basic theories on grilling corn. Some people prefer... Read More

Chinese Cooking Technique: Thicken

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

Eat your Veggies! Simple Cooking Methods

Vegetables add colour, taste, texture and bulk to our daily... Read More

Working with Eggs

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How to Bake: Bread on the Grill

One of the slickest tricks we know is baking bread... Read More