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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Easy dinner recipes: Cooking tips and three ideas for steak lovers
Los Angeles Times
The next time you're going to throw some steaks on the grill, take them out of the refrigerator to give them time to shake off the chill before cooking. "Tempering" the meat allows it to cook more evenly, so the inside can actually cook as the outside ...


Philadelphia Magazine (blog)

8 Healthy-Cooking Tips I've Learned from Living with a Chef
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
Over the past few years of living together, I've racked up a pretty long list of cooking tips thanks to him. Some of them, like the secret to making the best alfredo sauce on planet Earth, are totally not health-related. But a few of the tips he's ...


Orlando Sentinel

Cooking tips to make 2015 more flavorful
Orlando Sentinel
In the spring I gleaned this from Bon Appetit magazine: Finish cooking pasta in the last minute or two in the skillet or sauté pan that holds the sauce. Stir, add a bit of butter, then serve. The flavor of the sauce is delicately infused in the pasta ...

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Care2.com

In the Midst of a Kitchen Remodel? 6 Tips for Cooking & Eating While The ...
Care2.com
Wow! You've made the decision to remodel your kitchen at last. That means you can look forward to a great-looking new kitchen setup, with more space and convenient cooking facilities … some day. The work of tearing down and installing a new kitchen is ...


Opposing Views

Infographic: 50 Cooking Tips, Tricks To Help You Save Time In Kitchen
Opposing Views
Founded in 2007, OpposingViews.com is an independent media site that publishes original journalism on politics, social issues, religion, sports and entertainment. Our editorial staff presents breaking news, in-depth analysis and cutting-edge content ...


Weeknight Vegetarian: Tempeh cooking tips
Washington Post
Tips for cooking tempeh, the fermented soybean cake: Introduce a liquid. Tempeh, especially the supermarket variety, can be on the dry side unless you marinate it, which also adds flavor. That marinade can become a simmer sauce or glaze. Or bake tempeh ...

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Wayne seniors get cooking tips, samples at holiday program
Pocono Record
Woodloch Resort Social Director Joey Ranner, left, and Chef Dave Nordenhold prepare food as part of a special Cooking Class for area seniors. “Dave (Nordenhold) is not only one of my closest friends but also one of the most creative guys I know ...


NTV

Extension Educator Shares Tips for Using the Web for Cooking
NTV
Local Extension educator Lynette Brown is sharing a few tips about using the Internet for cooking. Number one, Brown urges the use of trusted sites for safety reasons. "When searching for how to do something such as canning or freezing, make sure the ...


Food for Thought: Tips for cooking when you have food allergies
Blue Springs Examiner
“The home cook needs to know what they like and be willing to experiment a little,” she says. “There will be some fails.” Eggs and nuts are two common food allergens, but there are ways to work around them when cooking at home. Brooks-Stadler says you ...

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8 Tips For A Healthy Thanksgiving
Harper's BAZAAR (blog)
Thanksgiving is a fun holiday. You get to eat a lot of food. Even better you get to eat a lot of real, unprocessed food. If you have spoken with me or read any of my articles you know that I am a huge proponent of eating real food and avoiding food ...

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Using Bread Machine Mixes in Your Oven

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Cooking Lobster at Home

Lobster has always be one of those extravagant meals which... Read More

Save Time in the Kitchen - Cook Pasta the Way Restaurant Chefs Do

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Do you own an AGA or RAYBURN cooker ?

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Foods That Freeze Well

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Understanding Baking: How Yeast Works

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Season Your Pans for Non Stick Cooking

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The Wonderful Wok: Stir Frying Basics

Want to enjoy the tantalizing taste of Asian food at... Read More

10 Simple Ways To Safely Store Food

Storing foods can present its own set of problems. And... Read More

Cake Baking Tip Guide

Successful cake decorating is all about preparation. Baking and preparing... Read More

Cooking -- What You Need To Know

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

The Joys of Refrigerator Cookies

Baking cookies seem to fill the house with a sense... Read More

Don?t Poke the Chicken at Your Backyard Barbecue

You might be planning a home remodeling project and it... Read More

Christmas Cookie Decorating 101

Many bakers ask for tips and instructions on decorating cookies.... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Beans

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

The Perfect Scone: Keys to Make Your Scone Just Right

Ah, there's nothing like a tender, steaming scone in the... 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

10 Easy Ways To Protect Your Family From Food Poisoning

Do you realize the many ways that bacteria can contaminate... Read More

Homemade Whipped Cream

Most grocery stores carry cans of whipping cream ready to... Read More

Make It With Mint

It wouldn't be summer without fresh mint in pots on... Read More

Emergency Bread: Can you Bake Bread Without an Oven?

What would you eat if you were stranded without power?... Read More

How to Make a Cajun Roux

The process of preparing Cajun food is in no way... Read More

How to Bake: Muffins (with recipes)

Muffins are a mainstay around our house. They are as... Read More

Working with Eggs

Bad eggs are rare but they do occur. Crack eggs... Read More