Stir Fry Lessons for Home Cooks

June 18, 2012 2 Comments
Stir Fry Lessons for Home Cooks

How to Stir Fry in Your Own Kitchen Every week or so I get a craving for Chinese food. There’s something about those crunchy vegetables, tender meats, and incredible flavors that forces me to dig out a menu buried in a kitchen drawer and order from a local restaurant. The Chinese have a way of […]

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How to Stew Anything

June 18, 2012 2 Comments
How to Stew Anything

How to Make a Great Stew Recipe All About Stew & How to stew anything Nothing hits the spot on a cold, snowy day than a rich and steaming bowl of stew. But what is, stew, exactly? Stew is not only the name of a dish, but it is also a cooking method. Stew, the […]

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Poaching Eggs, Meat, Chicken, Fish and Vegetables

June 18, 2012 11 Comments
Poaching Eggs, Meat, Chicken, Fish and Vegetables

Poaching is a Moist Heat Cooking Method Have you ever poached an egg to make Eggs Benedict? Poached pears in wine for dessert? Or delicately cooked a fish covered with water, stock or wine (poaching liquids) in a covered pan to preserve the moistness of the meat? These are examples of poaching you are probably […]

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Roasting Technique | How to Roast Meat and Poultry

June 18, 2012 9 Comments
Roasting Technique | How to Roast Meat and Poultry

All About Roasting Meats How to Roast Meats & Poultry In the beginning, roasting was done on a turning spit over an open fire and the juices ran over the surface of the meat basting it continuously. Roasting is a dry heat cooking method. A more specific definition includes roasting in an oven, before a […]

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How to Braise Everything

June 18, 2012 29 Comments
How to Braise Everything

The Art of Braising – a Simple Cooking Technique with Huge Outcomes What Is Braising? Braising is a cooking technique in which the main ingredient is seared, or browned in fat, and then simmered in liquid on low heat in a covered pot. The best equipment to use would be a crock pot, pressure cooker […]

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Learn How to Bake Anything

June 18, 2012 10 Comments
Learn How to Bake Anything

The Art of Baking – a dry heat method of cooking Definition of Baking Baking is defined as cooking food in an oven using dry heat. That’s all well and good, but since baking is one of the primary ways in which we cook food, let’s take a minute to look at baking, in depth. […]

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Onion Goggles Do Work

June 14, 2012 33 Comments
Onion Goggles Do Work

Stop Your Crying I received this pair of onion goggles for Christmas or my birthday last year and thought they were just one of those gadgets that home cooks had to have but didn’t need but I was so wrong. They work and work very well. Many of you may remember seeing onion goggles being […]

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Bagel Cutter – How to Slice a Bagel

June 14, 2012 1 Comment
Bagel Cutter – How to Slice a Bagel

Have you ever been cut while slicing a bagel? Well I have and it required a untimely visit to the emergency room and a few stitches. Not to mention it hurt. Here’s the ironic thing. My mother-in-law had given us one of those “Bagel Biters” as a gift and I refused to use it. I […]

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Remoulade Recipes

June 9, 2012 0 Comments
Remoulade Recipes

Two Types of Remoulade Although remoulade was invented in France, I always think of it as Danish because when I was a kid, my Danish mom always had a tube of it from Denmark for making smørrebrød – a delicious open-faced sandwich made with a variety of ingredients.  It is also used for fish meatballs […]

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Tomato Strainer – an great tool for home cooks

June 5, 2012 1 Comment
Tomato Strainer – an great tool for home cooks

An Important Tool For Straining Tomatoes An essential tool for separating pulp from skin and seeds when making a basic tomato sauce or salsa You may not need a heavy duty model like the one in the photo unless you are doing some serious “blending”, but if you enjoy whipping up a breakfast shake or […]

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