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

In The News:


Cheftini Shares Cooking Tips With Seniors In Bronxville
The Daily Voice
BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Tina DiLeo, Cheftini and Biscotina representative, says she started cooking when she was very young, when her Italian mother began teaching her. Now, she is a cook, baker, food enthusiast and blogger. She plans to share her tips and ...

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Hollis chef shares fall cooking tips, tricks
Nashua Telegraph
In a medium saute pan, place olive oil and diced onion and cook over low heat until soft and translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Using a food processor, combine eggs, spinach, kale and herbs. Process until smooth. Add bread crumbs, cheese and seasoning to ...


The chomp: College cooking tips
The Independent Florida Alligator (blog)
We're often bombarded with a ton of food options as the school year begins. This is especially true for first-year students who are amazed at how much food is available in the dining halls. However, soon the barrage of free pizza at welcome events is ...


Alie & Georgia: 5 Must-Know Tips for Campfire Cooking
PEOPLE Great Ideas
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, a.k.a. Alie & Georgia, host Cooking Channel food-travel series Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia. Visit PEOPLE.com every Thursday for their playful spins on celebrity recipes, cocktails, entertaining ideas—and, of ...


The Independent

Rick Stein's cooking tips: The king of piscine cuisine reveals how to prepare ...
The Independent
If you're put off cooking fish because of its odour, you're probably buying specimens that have been hanging around the supermarket too long. "Part of the reason that people worry about cooking fish is that it seems alien and it smells weird," says ...


One Green Planet

7 Tips for Cooking Vegetables So That They Taste Delicious
One Green Planet
Everyone knows we have to eat lots of vegetables because they are healthy, loaded with vitamins and minerals and good for our bodies. The truth is that we also need to nourish our appetites, taste buds and minds. If we don't like the way vegetables ...


Celebrity Chef to Share Cooking Tips for Restricted Diets At American ...
MarketWatch
Chef McCargo, star of Food Network's “Big Daddy's House,” will share some of his techniques for preparing delicious, kidney-friendly foods – including a recipe for chocolate pancakes with moon pie stuffing – during a live cooking demonstration at 8 p.m ...

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TV cooking shows: Do they or can they offer more than cooking tips?
The Independent Florida Alligator
Cooking shows not only provide culinary instruction and consumer tips, but also offer the vicarious pleasures of cooking, eating and simulated companionship with show hosts — all reasons for the food-related networks' irresistible draw for viewers. [A ...


Cooking Creole for one: Marcelle Bienvenu's tips, themes and recipes
The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Capers and olives from the well-stocked pantry add flavor to Mediterranean-themed dinners for one. (The NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune archive). Print · Marcelle Bienvenu, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Marcelle Bienvenu, NOLA.com | The ...


Fox News

10 tips for the perfect baby back ribs
Fox News
While many people, especially restaurants, will leave this one, it's rather tough and will make the ribs chewy when cooked. To remove, simple take a butter knife and insert it between the bone and membrane in one corner of the rack of ribs, use your ...

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How to Make Homemade Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker!)

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The Noble Crescent Roll - How to Roll a Masterpiece

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

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The World of Cornbread

We're partial to cornbread. We like its rustic texture and... Read More

Digital Thermometers

Types of digital thermometers & their culinary uses.Thermocouple:Of all food... Read More

What is Gluten and Why does it Matter?

Gluten is a substance made up of the proteins found... Read More

Whisk Your Way To a Perfect Meal Every Time!

The whisk. A true versatile cooking utensil. Whisks come in... Read More

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

Want a unique party idea for your child's birthday-or even... Read More