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  1. Chop Till You Drop By Lisa Paterson
    You use it everyday in the Kitchen. If not looked after it can make you sick – And yet you probably never give it a second thought.The Chopping Board is a large board you use in the kitchen for chopping, cutting and preparing food on.When purchasing a new board there are heaps of options to choose from – timber, glass, marble, plastic. And it can be a confusing choice.Glass and Marble type cutting boards may look good but they play havoc on your knives. The hard surface will quickly blunt your…


  2. The Barbecue Pit By Tom Strayhorn
    The barbecue pit has been around since 1920,s and it was used to cook barbecue beef ribs. BBQ ribs had a far more delicious than ribs cooked in the kitchen.Barbecue pits were very popular in 1950’s. Just about everyone had one in their back yard. Back then groups of friends and family got together more often. Today with our busy lives we just don’t seem to find the time for the backyard barbecue pit. Too bad!Finding plans to build your own back yard BBQ can be a bit of a challenge. The…


  3. Grilling Vs. Barbecue By Tim Sousa
    Grilling and Barbecuing, two of the most popular cooking methods in the U.S., especially in warmer weather. There are some who know the difference between grilling and barbecuing, and some who don't. Do you?To put it simply, Grilling is fast cooking over high heat, while barbecuing involves a slower cooking method, over a lower heat.Grilling is generally done over a gas flame, or hot coals. Tender cuts of meat are best for this cooking method. The quick cooking and the high heat seal in the ju…


  4. Christmas Cookie Decorating 101 By Mimi Cummins
    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 BEFORE BAKINGCookies can be decorated before baking with materials that withstand the heat of baking. Some things that you can place on your cookies before baking are:-colored sugars or natu…


  5. Save Time in the Kitchen By Phyllis Wasserman
    Save time in the kitchen with these hints.RiceCook more than you need. Rice keeps in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can re-heat it in the microwave for a minute, covered.ButterIf you need soft butter quickly, microwave it for 5 seconds, turn the stick over and microwave for another 2 to 5 seconds.Boiled WaterAlways use cold water and cover the pot. It will boil faster.Skin RemovalTo remove chicken skin, hold it with a paper towel and pull toward the base of the drumstick or wing.Def…


  6. Make It With Mint By Suzanne Lieurance
    It wouldn’t be summer without fresh mint in pots on the front porch and in the garden. Mint is so easy to grow, it has such a wonderful fresh scent, and it can be used for all sorts of things.Here are some easy ways to use mint:Put a few fresh spearmint or peppermint sprigs in a teapot with your favorite tea. Let steep for 2-3 minutes and serve.Use sprigs of mint as a pretty garnish for a special dessert.For a casual arrangement for your dining room or kitchen table, fill an attractive gla…


  7. Secrets of Great Breads By Dennis R Weaver
    Often we field questions about making great bread. Great bread is a matter of using the right ingredients and the right techniques—there’s no single secret that will make perfect bread. But really great bread is readily attainable. We’ve compiled our list of what goes into great bread.1. The right flour.2. An understanding of yeast.3. A good dough conditioner.4. A baker’s thermometer.Now this isn’t everything that goes into great bread but the baker that is armed with these four tools are like…


  8. Top Tips for Good Nutrition This Thanksgiving By David Saunders
    To many, good nutrition and thanksgiving dinner seem to cancel each other out. However it should be possible and even easy to make a nutritious meal that is a pleasure to share with friends and family. Here are a few tips to help you make your holiday meals healthy ones too.Prepare a wide variety of foods. Traditional thanksgiving stories tell us of meals that contained wide varieties of dishes reflecting the backgrounds of the many people who came together for these meals and to give thanks.…


  9. Cooking Lobster at Home By Richard Massey
    Lobster has always be one of those extravagant meals which few people ever try because of the high cost. With restaurants paying thirty dollars a pound, by the time they put their markup on it, you’re easily paying sixty dollars for a ten ounce tail. This high cost leaves lobster dinners for the well-to do or at least only for special occasions. But, this doesn’t have to be.With more and more retail store offering lobster, you can create a romantic dinner for two at a reasonable price. If you …


  10. Romantic Meals on a Budget By Nicole Dean
    Food and romance go hand in hand. But, if you’re on a budget, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to show your sweetie that you love him. You can have a romantic meal at home – for the cost of a regular meal. The food you choose is not nearly as important as the atmosphere you create. You could easily make a very romantic meal from pizza or sandwiches if you take the time to create the perfect ambiance in the room.Choose your main dish according to your partner's favorite dishes. There's …


  11. How To Choose The Best Knife Set By Sharon Chennault
    Knives are the most important and most frequently used kitchen utensils. In choosing a new knife set, the main considerations are which knife set to purchase and which knife is used for what purpose. Buying a knife set is an important decision. The knives you choose should last a lifetime. After you purchase a good quality knife set, you should never have to replace them. A good rule is to buy the most expensive set of knives you can possibly afford, because they should last for the rest of yo…


  12. The Art of Frying By Michael Sheridan
    A stranger approached the Abbey, or so the story goes, and hammered on the old oaken door.As the sound of his knocking reverberated through the interior and died away, footsteps could be heard approaching. The ancient portal creaked open, revealing a figure dressed in a long brown habit and clutching a skillet in his gnarled old hand."Are you the Friar?" the stranger asked."No," the figure replied. "I'm the chip-monk."*____________*Wok this way, pleaseFrying is one of the most basic forms of…


  13. Picnic Tips and Tricks By Dennis R Weaver
    The most difficult task of a picnic is remembering everything. Make a list on the computer of everything you might need for a picnic. Then as you pack, check off the items that you really need. Save the list for the next picnic or camping trip. When you return, add items that you wished you had taken. Eventually, you'll have the perfect list for your family.• Everyone likes to lounge on a picnic blanket but sometimes the ground is wet. Bring along a plastic tarp to put underneath the bla…


  14. 10 Simple Ways To Safely Store Food By Terry Nicholls
    Storing foods can present its own set of problems. And different types of foods have different storage requirements to prevent bacteria from setting in. Here's some tips to protect your family and yourself.Storing Vegetables1. Vegetables should be stored in the vegetable crisper in the refrigerator. However, keep potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, and garlic in a cool, dark, well ventilated place, but not in the refrigerator. Tomatoes have better flavor if they are not refrigerated. Once cut, t…


  15. Wok this Way! (Part 3 of 5) Seasoning Your New Wok By Helen Fan
    Seasoning is the most important thing you can do to your wok. Only carbon steel and iron woks need to be seasoned. The purpose of seasoning is to remove the manufacturer's protective coating and coat it with a thin layer of oil. This creates a smooth cooking surface which enables food to shift and glide easily, thus preventing your food from sticking, discoloring, and picking up a metallic taste.The initial step is to scrub it thoroughly. Take a steel wool scouring pad and scrub both the insid…


  16. The Right Grill for Your Barbecue By Jerry Powell
    Barbecue is a mix of talents. There is the choice of meat (or in some cases vegetables), the creation and choice of sauce, and of course the flame. Once the components are gathered together, then the real talent starts with the maintenance of the flame, smoke, turnings and sauce applications.We are going to focus on the flame, and the types of flame sources for our barbecue. There are basically three main sources in use today: Wood, Charcoal, and Natural gas or propane.Natural gas and propaneG…


  17. Kid Birthday Cake Idea Collection - Cake Decorating Without Fear By Patricia Jensen
    Our kid birthday cake idea collection makes cake decorating fun and fearless. You don't have to be a pastry chef to create a professional quality cake for your child's birthday or other special event. Learn unique and easy cake decorating ideas to make spectacular homemade cakes.PARTY CAKE CONCEPT AND DESIGNThe most important kid birthday cake idea is choosing a cake concept which fits with your party theme. You can start with a simple sheet cake topped with small toys or figures, or piece the…


  18. Barbecue Success With The Rule Of Thirds By Les Brand
    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 out…


  19. Fruit Cake By Nina Romanov
    Are you the fruit cake in your family? Before you raise your eyebrow, I would suggest you read on to know what I mean.The fruit cake has tantalized the world for centuries. When you take a lip smacking bite, you will experience the taste of culture and valued traditions. The fruit cake which I would love to offer you will be an ideal one, with a high content of fruits and nuts in proportion to the batter. You will taste the rich content of French cherries, almonds, California nuts, pineapple,…


  20. Better Baking Technique: Is it Done Yet? By Dennis R Weaver
    Are my breads, cookies, or cakes baked and ready to come out of the oven yet?The ability to tell when products are baked seems to cause more consternation than almost any other phase of baking. And of course, it is important. Over baked cookies are dry and hard; under baked bread is soggy. But you can get it right. In this article, we will give you the techniques and pointers for baking your goods to perfection.Yeast breadsThe tendency is to under bake yeast breads. The internal temperature of…


  21. Outdoor Chefs Choose Gas Grills By Bev Hlavka
    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. An outdoor chef doesn’t want to wait for the coals to heat up when a turn of the knob quickly gets the barbecues started. A gas grill offers the ease of a push button start, temperature control and no mess.Befo…


  22. Peppercorns & Ways To Use Them By Alex Hamilton
    New and exciting varieties of peppercorns are becoming available to chefs everywhere. Pre-ground pepper out of the tin no longer provides the complex flavors and versatility that great cooks everywhere are looking for. A small collection of different types of peppercorns provides fine cooks with just the right pepper flavors and colors to create perfect culinary creations. Peppercorns crusts, rubs, marinades, dressings, and sauces are just a few of the creative ways these unique flavors and co…


  23. How to Plan a Successful Dinner Party Menu By Carol Spicer
    There is a lot of planning that goes into a successful dinner party menu. In order to pull it off, you'll have to ask yourself some questions. WHO? Who are your guests going to be? Do any of the potential guests have any food allergies or food restrictions?For example, Maybe someone can't eat peanuts. Or maybe some one is Vegetarian. It would be a shame to have someone who is allergic to shellfish come to the party only to find that the main course is Maryland Crab Cakes with Chipotle Tartar S…


  24. High Altitude Baking - A Cook's Guide By Lauren Danver
    High altitude baking can be a real adventure for the cook, with a number of challenges to keep you on your toes. The higher you are in elevation, the less pressure there will be. How does this affect your baking creations? Low air pressure creates increased evaporation of liquids during the baking process and this can cause your cakes to fall. Baking at high altitudes means a few more adjustments so that your baked goods will come out perfectly, ready to tempt the finest of taste buds.Start by…


  25. Using Bread Machine Mixes in Your Oven By Dennis R Weaver
    You don't have to own a bread machine to enjoy the variety of bread machine mixes. And you don't have to make blocky, square loaves with holes in the bottom. You can make wonderful rolls, traditional sandwich loaves, and artisan loaves with or without the aid of a bread machine. In this article, we will tell you how to convert any bread machine mix into great breads by hand, with your stand-type mixer, or with your bread machine.First, we'll show you how to bake tempting breads from bread m…






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