Tips/Tricks

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Get A Head Start

January 25, 2015

Get A Head Start Relax and enjoy festivities by prepping the basics a few days ahead. Vegetables: Cut or chop vegetables such as carrots and onions. Wrap cut or chopped vegetables in plastic wrap or put into plastic containers and refrigerate. Keep bags of baby-cut carrots and frozen vegetables on...

Cut Your Cooking Time In Half

January 21, 2015

Cut Your Cooking Time In Half Let’s face it. It takes time to cook and many of us are so incredibly busy during the day that there never seems to be enough time to cook delicious and healthy meals. We all know that it’s so much better to eat a...

Kitchen Equipment

January 15, 2015

Kitchen Equipment Great tools make for better food and a more pleasurable cooking experience, which tends to make you want to cook more often. This is a good foundation for good cooking and eating. Throw out the junk that clutters your kitchen drawers and cabinets, and invest in good quality...

Slow-Cooker Meat Cuts

January 13, 2015

Slow-Cooker Meat Cuts It’s winter and there’s nothing quite like coming home to a hot meal. You count on your slow-cooker for delicious, almost no effort dinners and it can be tempting to throw just about any ingredients into these amazing appliances. BUT for the tastiest results, you need to...

Season With Worcestershire Sauce

January 12, 2015

Season With Worcestershire Sauce Think of Worcestershire sauce as the “Fish Sauce” of American cooking. Worcestershire sauce is probably one of the most underused condiments. The sauce is a fermented mix of vinegar, molasses, anchovies, and other seasonings that adds great flavor to a dish without adding many calories. I...

Slim Sandwiches

January 6, 2015

A sandwich doesn’t have to be full of fat and calories. Replace high-fat mayonnaise with one of the reduced-fat varieties. You may want to stir in some chopped fresh herbs into reduced-fat mayonnaise for a flavor boost.  You may also want to hold the mayo and spread your bread with...

Caviar Know-How

December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is about celebration, which most definitely calls for caviar and champagne. If you’re having a party or small get-together here are a few important tips about caviar.  Keep it simple! When serving caviar, keep it simple. You certainly don’t want to spring for something so speak jut...

Rolling Pins

December 21, 2014

If you have many occasions to use a rolling pin then you really should have different sizes and different shapes of rolling pins on hand. Sometimes a very long, thick, and heavy one will be best. For other dough you will want a smaller, lighter one. The French style, which...

Gluten-Free Baking

December 17, 2014

Gluten-Free Baking Baking can be tricky when you throw gluten-free into the mix, even the most skilled cooks can be challenged. Here are some tips that can make Gluten-Free Baking less challenging. Gluten-Free flour mixes can generally replace wheat flour cup for cup. Nut and bean flours may need extra...

Storing Candy

December 12, 2014

Storing Candy One of the nice things about homemade candy is that it can be eaten when it is at its freshest. In addition, it contains no chemicals, artificial flavoring, or preservatives, although the lack of preservatives does limit its storage capabilities. Most homemade candy, however, will keep well for...

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