Cooking Tips


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 recipefor rice that one of my grandmothers taught my mother, who taught me.

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 gently flickering under the food, the chef proudly standing back admiring the char grill effect that he's creating? Ever notice the panic that sets in when the flames suddenly leap up and around the food burning it black on the outside and leaving it raw on the inside?The difference between great char grilled barbecue food and burnt offerings lies in a few small precautions. The chef that we've just described made a few fatal errors that could easily have been avoided.

6 Tips for Perfect Homemade Hard Candy


There's nothing better than the juicy, flavorful hard candy from your local gourmet candy shop . .

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 take less time out of my busy life.

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.

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, for almost every type of cookie, to help you get the most out of the time you spend baking.

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.

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


Want a unique party idea for your child's birthday-or evenher next weekend sleepover with friends? Try hosting yourown taffy pull. It can get pretty messy, but kids absolutelylove it.

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.

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 itself to be one of the greatest choices when purchasing gas, smoke and charcoal grills.

Vegetarian Cooking - Three Basics


For any of the many reasons people choose to eatvegetarian food - religion, politics, finances, or health -one thing in common is that everyone prefers food thattastes delicious and provides good nutrition. There aresome basic techniques to vegetarian cooking which willaccomplish that.

Outdoor Chefs Choose Gas Grills


How many of you remember dad trying to get the charcoal started? The mess, time and burgers tasting of lighter fluid are some reasons why outdoor chefs are choosing gas grills for their recipes for BBQs over a charcoal barbecue. A gas grill offers many advantages for BBQ over charcoal.

Kitchen Canister Sets - How to Beautify Your Kitchen


Kitchen canister sets are a great way to accent your kitchen and give you more storage space. Canister sets of today come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors.

Don't Poke the Chicken at Your Backyard Barbecue


You might be planning a home remodeling project and it includes an outdoor kitchen. A big part of that plan will be the type of grill you introduce.

Two for One Dinners: Pork


If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to put the "zing" back into mealtime. With a little creativity your home-cooked meal can easily become a delicious meal another night.

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Cooking Tips That Work Very Well With All Sorts of Food
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The concept of clay pot cooking is as old as civilization itself. Since ancient times, the preferred method of cooking food has been in clay pots, until a century ago or so when people started mining so much metals and had no other way to repurpose them, they turned them into cooking pots. By then we had completely lost our connections with why our ancestors revered this cooking method and quickly gave in to marketing pressure. Little did we know what we were leaving behind...
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Healthy cooking is an art that involves careful selection of ingredients and then cooking them "gently" while keeping nutrients intact. The nutritional information of various ingredients is not a mystery these days as we have labels and the internet to help us with this knowledge. On the contrary, keeping our food nutritious even after cooking is a bit complex and confusing, not because it is difficult but due to a lack of correct information related to choosing the right cookware. So how to keep food nutritious even after cooking? Let's find out:
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How To Cook Food More Nutritiously
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Cooking 101 - Simple Tips And Tricks To Make You A Better Chef
When you're thinking about taking up a hobby, consider cooking. Cooking is often overlooked because you are probably doing so much of it, but the truth is that cooking can be a wonderful source of relaxation for the home chef, as well as a way to create and explore. Here are a few tips to help your cooking exploration.
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The Smartest Way to Cook Collard Greens
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Tips For Cooking Collard Greens
Collard greens are virtually unknown in the UK, but they are a staple of south-eastern USA cooking.They are also known as Carolina Cabbage Collard Greens. Collard greens are members of the brassica family of vegetables, and one of the cruciferous vegetables, which include cauliflower, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cabbage.
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Catering Equipment for Creative Egg Dishes
Eggs are known for their protein rich content and are a favourite addition to the breakfast meal. Besides simply frying them, there are number of ways to cook eggs as well as to present them in creative ways. Here is the catering equipment for making neat and creative egg dishes.
01/29/2018 09:30 AM
Canned Food Ideas for Supper
Many people believe that canned food has a bland taste but with a little creativity and interesting ingredients it can be flavourful. Canned food is a long-lasting food item which means that you can store in your kitchen cupboard for months or years. Be sure to check the expiry label. In addition, most canned food has already been cooked and is being preserved in the can which cuts down on cooking time.


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