Tips and Facts

This is sort of a catch all category, but one thing all of these articles have in common is that they all give insight into particularly cooking challenges that can help us all become better, more efficient cooks.  From how many ways to use a pizza cutter to setting a romantic table setting to how to clarify butter, many of these articles were inspired by readers’ questions.

Storing Onions and Potatoes Together

May 28, 2018 0 Comments
Storing Onions and Potatoes Together

What I Learned Today About Storing Onions & Potatoes Together What I learned from my Cuisine at Home Issue No. #127 is you should not store onions and potatoes together even though they taste so good when combined in cooking. Just think home fries. Yes, it is true you should not store onions and potatoes […]

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Salad Secrets

May 6, 2018 0 Comments
Salad Secrets

What I Learned Today About Preparing Salads Everyday I learn something new about cooking or cooking ingredients from my cookbooks, cooking magazines or on the Internet. I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of these tips and facts with you more frequently. For example, in the April 2018 edition of Food Network […]

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Couch Potato Explained

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Couch Potato Explained

What Does “Couch Potato” Mean & Where Does It Come From? It’s football season and for many of us who really enjoy the game or any other sport shown on T.V., we have the potential to turn into “couch potatoes”.  And now there are all these great shows on cable television like Game of Thrones […]

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Fall Soups Infographic

October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Fall Soups Infographic

Fall Soup Recipes I was sent an email from PersonalCreations promoting this cool infographic for fall soups that I thought you might enjoy. It offers some very simple ideas for classic Fall soups. If you are interested, I have posted many of these same soups on my site that are a little more involved and […]

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Stop Bananas From Ripening Too Soon

October 23, 2015 6 Comments
Stop Bananas From Ripening Too Soon

  How To Keep Bananas From Over Ripening In our house there are always bananas on hand for banana pancakes, fruit bowls, smoothies or a topping on cereal and granola. Most likely by the end of the week there are a couple of over ripe, brown bananas no one wants to eat so they just […]

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What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread

July 16, 2014 32 Comments
What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread

What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread? Both Italy and France are countries that specialize in bread making. Sure, when we sit down to eat at a restaurant in the US we are given a bread basket to start off our dinner. But bread is essential to almost every meal in Italy […]

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Everyday Food Phrases Explained

July 8, 2014 2 Comments
Everyday Food Phrases Explained

Food Expressions We Use All The Time Without even realizing it, we often use food-related phrases, idioms, colloquialisms, expressions, or whatever you want to call them in everyday language. Sometimes we don’t think about the origins of these fascinating food phrases or how they became so conventional in the English language. The other day, my […]

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Cooking Fat and Oil Smoke Points

February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Cooking Fat and Oil Smoke Points

What Are The Smoking Points For Common Cooking Fats & Oils? It’s a good idea to know the smoke points of your favorite cooking fats and oils because if you exceed the smoke point temperature, it no longer is any good for cooking or eating.  Besides using a thermometer to know the precise temperature, the […]

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Do Not Press Down On The Burgers

June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Do Not Press Down On The Burgers

Is It OK to Press Down On Burgers When Grilling? Cooking Tip – Don’t press down on your hamburgers after you give them a flip or for that matter, at any time. Easier said than done. I grew up watching my dad flip burgers on our round kettle barbecue grill and I can’t remember any […]

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8 Tips To Grill Like A Pro

April 5, 2013 10 Comments
8 Tips To Grill Like A Pro

Become A Better Grill Master With These Simple 8 Tips I’m often asked by home cooking enthusiasts how to grill like the pros do. My first response is always practice, practice, practice. Think about it, professional chefs working the grill station on any given night may cook dozens of steaks. That adds up to hundreds […]

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