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Cookies

Cookies

When making cookies make sure not to overcream the butter and sugar. Unlike cake batter baked in a pan, cookie dough is baked free-form. When the dough is heated and the chemical leaveners expand the air bubbles, the bubbles burst without a pan to force the dough upward, producing flat cookies. For cookies, cream the […]

Poultry

Poultry

Have you ever reached into the cavity of a fresh chicken and found it frozen inside? Poultry can be chilled to 26 degrees and still be considered fresh. Water may freeze at 32 degrees, but poultry flesh doesn’t freeze solid until it reaches 25 degrees. The extra few degrees will lengthen the shelf life of […]

Frying Fish

Frying Fish

Frying fish in fat gives fish a delicious crust and cooking is fairly fast. Sautéing is one of the most useful methods for cooking fish, which has become considerably easier in the recent past, due to the ongoing improvement of nonstick skillets. As a matter of fact, the first rule of sautéing fish is to […]

Things You Can Do With An Egg Slicer

Things You Can Do With An Egg Slicer

Making precise slices of softer, smaller foods in a snap, literally, with this tool designed to hold slippery, hard-cooked eggs in its cradle as the wires cut through. Cleanup is just as speedy – use a kitchen brush and warm, soapy water. It can quick slice soft fruits and vegetables such as peeled kiwis, hulled […]

Roasting Your Turkey

Roasting Your Turkey

Remove Turkey From Refrigerator At Least 1 Hour Prior To Roasting. Preheat Oven To 325 Degrees. Place Turkey In Sink And Remove Neck & Giblets. Place In Roasting Pan And Brush With Melted Butter. Season With Salt & Pepper. Place Turkey In Lower Third Of The Oven And Roast For 10 Minutes Per Pound. To […]

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have a pronounced and sweet nutty flavor, quite unlike cabbage, although the two are closely related. They are traditionally served at Thanksgiving and Christmas and have an affinity with certain nuts, such as almonds, pistachios, and chestnuts. Brussels sprouts taste great with onions, and ginger, or with nuts. Brussels sprouts should be small […]

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler

5 Ways To Use A Vegetable Peeler The humble vegetable peeler has hidden talents. Easily Peel Fruit: To peel soft fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and peaches, you usually have to briefly dunk them into boiling water. Using a good vegetable peeler is so much easier and faster. Look for peelers with serrated blades for […]

Quick Breads

Quick Breads

Quick Breads For mouth-watering breads that don’t require a lot of time, turn to quick breads. By using baking powder, baking soda, steam, or air instead of yeast to leaven dough. An advantage of quick breads is their ability to be prepared quickly and reliably, without requiring time-consuming skilled labor and the climate control needed […]

How To Clarify Butter

How To Clarify Butter

How To Clarify Butter Some recipes call for clarified butter. To make it, just melt butter over a medium-low heat until the milk solids separate and rise to the top, 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool, then skim off the white foam and discard. Spoon remaining clarified (clear) butter into a bowl; discard the solids […]

Buttermilk

Buttermilk

In the old days, buttermilk was what was left in the butter churn. Nowadays, it’s manufactured with healthy bacteria much like yogurt. Buttermilk is made with very little fat or none at all. Either way, it adds a nice fresh tang and texture to baked goods. In the summer it’s nice to purée peaches with […]