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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Cooking 101: tips and recipes for a college student who's a novice in the kitchen
"If you're just going to cook fried foods, just go to McDonald's and save yourself the trouble." Here, Edwards and Cohen's tips to help a cooking rookie. * Stock the basics. Edwards suggests always having on hand "flour, eggs, milk, butter, oil, dry ...


Avoid Olive Oil In Your Wok (and Other Wok Cooking Tips)
Wok cooking requires some precision and special attention. Even if you've done it before, there are a few tips and tricks that can make a big difference. For example, the type of oil you cook with matters. Expert Grace Young says olive oil isn't your ...

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Herald Sun

Cattle await judging at Beef Week Rockhampton. Picture: Mark Cranitch. Source ...
Herald Sun
... be rested for five to ten minutes, and a thicker steak for up to 15 minutes. If you're making a jus or sauce, rest the steaks on a wire rack with a plate underneath to catch the juices, to add to your sauce. Originally published as 5 steak cooking ...
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Christian Science Monitor

Tips for cooking with kids
Christian Science Monitor
From multi-billion dollar corporations such as FoodNetwork, to homegrown "mommy blogs," everyone seems to have advice on cooking with kids, right along with tried-and-true "kid" recipes, such as mac-and-cheese and tacos. Beyond the victory of getting a ...

Serving Spokane: Dishing up cooking tips, tricks
The Spokesman Review
For those struggling to pay rent, find a job or recover from drug addiction, learning to cook is a task often pushed to the back burner. That's why Our Place Community Ministries, a poverty resource center, offers a weekly cooking class for poor people ...

10 cooking tips, videos and recipes from outdoor writer Todd Masson
Shell Beach fishing guide Capt. Jacques Laboureur can't figure out why anglers hate sheepshead. "If you clean a red snapper and put the fillet next to a sheepshead fillet, you would probably not be able to tell the difference," he said. "It's got white ...

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Talking food: Podcasts offer recipes, cooking tips
Times-Mail (subscription)
Pardon me if you are tech-savvy, but I'm going to assume that some of my readers have no idea what a podcast is. For those readers, I offer a short explanation. “Podcast” is a mashup of “iPod” and “broadcast.” It's like a radio station with programming ...


Tips from Seattle's hottest cooking classes
If you've ever tried to sign up for a class at The Pantry, the cooking school in Ballard, you might know the disappointment of learning that the pizza class sold out before you'd even clicked through from the newsletter. Or missing out on being a pie ...


15 Cooking Tips For Young Foodies Who Want To Step Up Their Recipe Game
Which is why, when Breanna R. asked the Hotline for cooking tips, the responses flooded in: “I'm a young foodie and just want to know the best tips that more experienced cooks have ever given/received,” she explains. From seasoning tips to knife skills ...

Chicago Tribune

Mom of 8 offers budget-stretching cooking tips
Chicago Tribune
Marge Wohead starts sifting flour to make her moist zucchini bread. (Judy Buchenot, Beacon-News). By Judy Buchenot Naperville Sun. Mom of 8 offers budget-stretching cooking tips. There are many ways to find out about Naperville's past, including simply ...

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Cake Baking Tip Guide

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How to cut a cake

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Make-up or Mixing Methods for Muffins

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Kid Birthday Cake Idea Collection - Cake Decorating Without Fear

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Why do We Need to Knead?

Bread dough needs to be elastic in order to capture... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Pork

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

How to Cook a Lobster

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Better Baking Technique: Is it Done Yet?

Are my breads, cookies, or cakes baked and ready to... Read More

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Two for One Dinners: Turkey

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

Compact Refrigerators Are Great When Small Is Needed

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Season Your Pans for Non Stick Cooking

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to cook a delicious... Read More

What?s the Thick on Roux? Thickening Soups and Sauces

Soups and sauces can be thickened in a variety of... Read More

Garlic: A Quick Guide

Garlic, there's nothing like the smell of garlic. It's great... Read More

Foods That Freeze Well

"Can I freeze it?" is a question often asked in... Read More

7 Things to Consider when Buying a BBQ

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

Bread in the Woods

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

The Noble Crescent Roll - How to Roll a Masterpiece

Ahhh?the noble crescent roll. In some forms it has its... Read More

Roasting Meat - Temperatures and Times

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