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 to make cooking fun and rewarding
The Star Democrat
I remember my grandmother saying, “If we didn't need food, we'd all be rich!” This may be true. But then, a life without food would be a little less pleasurable. Still, there are so many ways to make great food cheap, make perishable food last and the ...
Everyday Cheapskate: Tips to make cooking fun and rewardingRed Bluff Daily News

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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 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!


ChicagoNow (blog)

Kitchen tips for cleanliness safety and accuracy
ChicagoNow (blog)
Cooking creates messes. Stove tops, counters, and other places in the kitchen get grimy Microwaves get firty from spills or splashes. Cooking smoke and steam may have minute droplets of oil, which settles on surfaces. Keep a spray bottle filled with ...


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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New York Daily News

How To Boil Easter Eggs Without Cracking Them: Tips For The Perfect Hard ...
International Business Times
L.A. Times Test Kitchen and Food Editor Russ Parsons' tip is simple. "Place the eggs in a pan just big enough to hold them in a single layer," Parsons said. "Cover them with cold water and bring them to a rolling boil. Cook for one minute, then remove ...
Tips can help keep Easter eggs safeReporterHerald.com
Easter Egg Hunt + Brownie = ?Parade

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Boston Globe

Cooking tips for your Easter lamb
FemaleFirst.co.uk
"Our The Butcher's Selection roast joints taste absolutely fantastic and will make it a delicious Easter lunch whatever you choose. My personal favourite is a succulent leg of lamb and mint sauce, accompanied by all the trimmings – for me, that's as ...
The best tastes of the season, lambBoston Globe

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15 Stupidly Simple Cooking Tips From Famous Chefs and the CIA
Huffington Post
Without basic cooking skills, even the simplest dishes can blow up in your face, and then your face won't look very good because it'll be covered in chicken marsala and failure. So to help improve your cooking skills to non-destructive levels, we asked ...


How to make food taste better
The Journal News / Lohud.com
Tips that work with pasta salad often apply to grain salads, too, says Quinn. If your tabbouleh falls flat, "you need more parsley than bulgur and plenty of lemon." • Flavor starts when you cook the pasta: You need to add plenty of salt to the cooking ...


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 hamWicked Local Brewster

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Secrets of Great Breads

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Two for One Dinners: Turkey

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The Almighty Beer-Can Chicken

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Digital Thermometers

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

Homemade Whipped Cream

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

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

Moms Easy Cooking - Fast Meal Ideas For Busy Moms

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Troubleshooting Cookies

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Rice Cookers - Perfect Rice Every Time

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

Digital Kitchen Timers ? Never Burn Another Dish

Digital kitchen timers come in many shapes and sizes. Timers... Read More

Make It With Mint

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

10 Deadly Bacteria That Can Get In Your Food (And How To Stop Them From Getting There)

Thousands of types of bacteria are naturally present in our... Read More

10 Easy Ways To Protect Your Family From Food Poisoning

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

Garlic: A Quick Guide

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

How to Bake: Muffins (with recipes)

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

Cooking With Kids--Safely!

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