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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One Green Planet

No More Mushy Gray Vegetables! Tips for Cooking Veggies to Preserve Their ...
One Green Planet
Besides our bodies, veggies need to nourish our eyes and our taste buds. The better veggies taste, the more we will want to eat them. So let's stop killing our veggies! Say no more to mushy gray vegetables! Here are tips for cooking veggies the right way.


Cooking tips from a college kid who's been there
Roanoke Times (blog)
There's nothing like dumping food in a bowl and coming home to a delicious cooked meal. Cook a whole chicken in a crock pot with some veggies and you'll have, with very minimal effort, chicken all week for low-cook recipes: roast chicken legs and ...

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Bloomberg View

Friday Food Post: 10 Tips on Cooking for One
Bloomberg View
You thought about cooking. You had frozen fish filets in the freezer and a rather nice-looking head of broccoli sitting right there in the produce drawer. But then, somehow, it was 8:10, and it all seemed like too much trouble, so instead you grabbed a ...

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The Cheat Sheet

5 Kitchen Tips for Guys Who Don't Cook
The Cheat Sheet
Cooking is not a pastime loved by all, and just the thought of preparing a meal at home can be a chore for some guys. Even if you're still inclined to grab take-out or meet up with your buddies for happy hour grub more nights than not, here are a few ...


Lake Extension class offers tips on cooking for one or two people
Daily Commercial
“If you cook small meals in an oversize pot or pan, the food has a tendency to dry out,” she said. To help simplify your cooking, England encourages cooks to look for recipes with seven or fewer ingredients and ones that do not require special or ...

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Yahoo Parenting

The Best Cooking Advice for a Young Foodie
Yahoo Parenting
Which is why, when Breanna R. asked the Hotline for cooking tips, the responses flooded in: “I'm a young foodie and just want to know the best tips that more experienced cooks have ever given/received,” she explains. From seasoning tips to knife skills ...


Akron Beacon Journal

Mo Rocca comes to Akron to get cooking tips from LeBron James Grandmothers Fan ...
Akron Beacon Journal
Mo Rocca will be getting some cooking lessons in Akron this week. And they're coming from the LeBron James Grandmothers Fan Club. The Daily Show alum — now often seen reporting for CBS Sunday Morning — is also host and producer of My ...


WOODTV.com

Cooking tips from celebrity chefs
WOODTV.com
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Maranda is the queen of kid and family information and entertainment, but she admits she still has a lot to learn about the finding her way around the kitchen. She recently had the chance to ask some big names in the world of ...


Shape Magazine

11 Calorie-Slashing Swaps for a Healthy Dinner
Shape Magazine
Rumor has it that it takes a lot of extra work to cook up a healthy meal—not true! Without dieting or sacrificing taste, we have simple tips, tricks, and swaps that will easily lighten up your dinner without much effort. It's as simple as downsizing ...


Allentown Morning Call

Cooking and cancer: Cancer Support Community provides tips and camaraderie
Allentown Morning Call
Pearl Schmier (front, right), of South Whitehall Township, helps make the Parmesan crusted zucchini sticks during the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley healthy cooking class. (CHRIS KNIGHT / SPECIAL TO THE MORNING CALL).

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Dutch Oven Cooking Basics

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Prepare the Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Bread machines-wonderful inventions that they are-don't think very well. You... Read More

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