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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David's Daily Dish: Cooking tips and attitude from a world champion pitmaster
al.com
So when she offers insight and tips on the art of barbecuing and grilling at every level, from the high-stakes world of competitive smoking to the weekend barbecue, she knows what she's talking about. “My barbecue and cooking are about building layers ...


From the food editor: Tips for growing, cooking with strawberries
Chicago Daily Herald
The other day I had to bring a dish to a dessert potluck. Anticipating tables full of brownies, cupcakes and cookies, I decided to contribute fruit dip and fresh strawberries. I was prepared for a bit of harassment for being the mom who brought ...


Sharpen Your Kitchen Knife Skills with Judy Joo
Shape Magazine
The foundation of a perfectly cooked meal is good prep work, and that begins with cutting technique, says Shape contributing editor Judy Joo, executive chef at the Playboy Club London, a judge for Iron Chef America, and an Iron Chef on the U.K. version ...


Five Tips For Cooking For One
Huffington Post
I often hear people describe cooking for one as depressing, and, while I usually nod sympathetically, I have almost never found that to be the case. (I do admit to finding it to be sometimes exhausting. Did you know that I expect to eat dinner every ...


E! Online

9 Cooking Tips to Take Your Meals to the Next Level from America's Top Chefs
E! Online
Whether you're just learning how to cook, or have been whipping up meals for a while, there's always room for improvement when it comes to amping up the way you prepare your meals. For example, brining your poultry before you cook it can make your ...

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Cooking tips for one
Marshall Independent
It can be tricky cooking for just one (or two), particularly when many recipes are geared toward making a meal for a family of four to six people. But just because you have a smaller household doesn't mean your cooking days are over, or that your only ...


Cooking Tips
Gillette News Record
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Cooking tips and tricks to make life easier
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Hundreds of these have been compiled into several volumes of "Quick Tips" books. And on the Internet, a simple search brings up endless lists of myriad cooking tips — often served up with a dash of hyperbole. Fifty cooking tips that will change your life!


The Best Cooking Tricks We've Ever Heard
Yahoo News
People don't just wake up one day and know how to cook. Like any other skill, cooking is a learning process. Whether it's cooking your way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, watching cooking shows on TV, or observing professionals, you slowly ...


Columbus Dispatch

With tips, Easter ham dinner less stressful to prepare
Columbus Dispatch
Known as country hams, the salt-cured and air-dried meats have been smoked but aren't cooked. Don't be surprised to see mold covering such a ham; it's a natural occurrence with the aging. Just scrub away the mold with a brush before cooking. A country ...
Jim Hillibish: Tips for your Easter hamNewton Kansan
An Easter ham primerFort Worth Star Telegram

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6 Tips for Perfect Homemade Hard Candy

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Two for One Dinners: Ham

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Better Breakfasts Ideas

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Two for One Dinners: Beef

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Substitutions for Commonly Called for Ingredients

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Vegetarian Cooking - Three Basics

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

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

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Troubleshooting Cookies

If your cookies are too tough . . . You... Read More

Cut The Take Out

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Clarifying Butter

Clarified butter is a delightfully rich concentrated butter that can... Read More

How To Eat Fresh Vegetables ? Ideas for Working More Veggies Into Your Diet

Fresh, uncooked veggies are so healthy and it's important to... Read More

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

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How to Bake: Bread on the Grill

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Prepare the Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Rice Cookers - Perfect Rice Every Time

Love fluffy cooked rice but dislike the preparation time and... Read More

Modifying Your Recipes, More or Less

You just found that great recipe that you have been... Read More

Baking Bread and Your Freezer

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

How to Cook a Lobster

French chefs plunge them into boiling water; English ones, in... Read More

Buying, Storing, and Preparing Apricots

When buying apricots, always look for those that are firm,... Read More

Eat your Veggies! Simple Cooking Methods

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

10 Critical Ways To A Perfectly Food-Safe Kitchen

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