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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Tips And 5 Recipes For Cooking With Kids
Here And Now
Teaching kids how to cook with vegetables is a great way to help them learn how to eat a healthy diet. (Jessica Lucia/Flickr). Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst joins host Jeremy Hobson with five tips for cooking with young children. She also shares ...

Newton Daily News

Cooking tips for one or two
Newton Daily News
The best part about cooking for one is that there are no worries about what anyone else wants for dinner. However it's a real challenge making healthy meals a priority when cooking for one (or even two). Maintaining good health or managing health ...

Good Housekeeping (blog)

The 7 Worst Cooking Habits You Need to Break
Good Housekeeping (blog)
4. Relying too much on canned broth or bouillon. A word of advice: If you wouldn't drink or eat it straight, then don't cook with it. Turn to salted water over bad-tasting broth when in doubt. "I particularly detest canned vegetable broth," confesses ...

JULIE WELLS: Try these favorite tips and tricks while cooking
The Albany Herald
They both suggested I start a food column when I was just recently married and didn't have a ton a cooking experience under my belt. #Well, lo and behold, since that little joke was shared, we've printed a few hundred recipes. Along the way, I've ...

Black Hills Pioneer

Elliott dishes out cooking tips at Taste of Home
The Herald Argus
MICHIGAN CITY - Chef Dana Elliott broke down 10 dishes - demonstrated at the Taste of Home Cooking School on Thursday - into the particular variations for ingredients and techniques that she uses and what other cooks can use. She began her ...
Black Hills Pioneer hosts Taste of Home Cooking SchoolBlack Hills Pioneer

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5 time-saving tips for easy weeknight meals, plus 5 healthy dinner recipes
Cook big batches ahead and freeze them. This is a tried-and-true tip, but Wadiak has a suggestion for making it more fun. "I'm Italian-American and when I was growing up we used to have parties over the weekend, where a bunch of people would come over ...

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D Magazine

Passover Cooking Tips and Recipes From Tina Wasserman
D Magazine
This year, I presented a workshop to address many of the Passover cooking questions that I've received in the past. The audience spanned many levels of expertise: seasoned cooks who were looking for new ideas for their seder, young women whose ...

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Bemidji Pioneer

Top cooking school coming to Riverbend
Alton Telegraph
Taste of Home, one of America's leading cooking schools, is coming to the Riverbend and bringing its culinary specialist Guy Klinzing, who will share his home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes. VIP ticket holders will ...
Taste of Home Cooking School coming to Bemidji next weekBemidji Pioneer
Taste of Home Cooking School at casinoIowa City Press Citizen

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The Daily Meal

Italian-American Cooking: Tips From the Pros
The Daily Meal
... really delicious recipes like their Stuffed Artichokes. Want to know more about Italian-American cooking? Here's what the pros have to say: You emphasize that your food is Italian-American. Can you talk a little bit about how that differs from ...

The Daily Meal

Must-Know Tips for Cooking Juicy and Delicious Chicken
The Daily Meal
The main challenge is having enough ideas for what to do with it. Most people seem to cook it at least a couple of times a week, and they run out of inspiration. Over the years, I've worked out thousands of things to do with a packet of chicken thighs ...

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The Wonderful Wok: Stir Frying Basics

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There's nothing better than a nicely grilled juicy steak.But how... Read More

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

Baking Bread and Your Freezer

There's a lot of bread in our freezer. In our... Read More

Cooking With Kids--Safely!

School's out! And summer is a good time to introduce... Read More

Picnic Checklist

In the previous article, we suggested that you start a... Read More

Cooking -- What You Need To Know

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

10 Dishes Every New Bride or Groom Must Know How to Make!

Okay, you've either gotten married or are planning to pretty... Read More

Low-Budget Meals In a Minute

Ever go home and look in the fridge only to... Read More

Hot Apple Pie - The American Apple Pie Legacy

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

Picnic Tips and Tricks

The most difficult task of a picnic is remembering everything.... Read More

Do a Dry Rub First

The debate on ribs has ended in my home. After... Read More

Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens were made for baking. In the hands of... Read More