How to Cook Rice Right

The easiest way to make rice well every time is to use a rice cooker.... Read More

Barbecue Success With The Rule Of Thirds

Ever been to a barbecue party where the 'chef' placed as much food as he... Read More

6 Tips for Perfect Homemade Hard Candy

There's nothing better than the juicy, flavorful hard candy from your local gourmet candy shop... Read More

A Cookie Assembly Line: Efficient Cookie Baking for Busy Cooks

As a busy working mother, I'm short on time, especially during the holidays, but baking... Read More

Christmas Cookie Decorating 101

Many bakers ask for tips and instructions on decorating cookies. Well that's a tall order... Read More

Little-known Tips for Easy Holiday Baking

Are you wondering if you have the time to bake homemade Christmas cookies this year?... Read More

Once-A-Month-Cooking: How to Make Your Plan Work

As one of the oldest children in a family of nine, I know that cooking... Read More

Old-Fashioned Taffy Pull Party--How to Host Your Own

Want a unique party idea for your child's birthday-or even her next weekend sleepover with... Read More

Eat your Veggies! Simple Cooking Methods

Vegetables add colour, taste, texture and bulk to our daily diet. There are dozens of... Read More

Weber Grills Reviewed: Quality that Lasts

Barbecuing has long been a favorite pastime for many and the grills people are buying... Read More

Vegetarian Cooking - Three Basics

For any of the many reasons people choose to eat vegetarian food - religion, politics,... Read More

Outdoor Chefs Choose Gas Grills

How many of you remember dad trying to get the charcoal started? The mess, time... Read More

Kitchen Canister Sets - How to Beautify Your Kitchen

Kitchen canister sets are a great way to accent your kitchen and give you more... Read More

Don?t Poke the Chicken at Your Backyard Barbecue

You might be planning a home remodeling project and it includes an outdoor kitchen. A... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Pork

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Eggplant

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Turkey

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Beef

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Ham

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Beans

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to... Read More

Compact Refrigerators Are Great When Small Is Needed

The small refrigerator can be used in many places that a regular size fridge would... Read More

Fruit Cake

Are you the fruit cake in your family? Before you raise your eyebrow, I would... Read More

Whisk Your Way To a Perfect Meal Every Time!

The whisk. A true versatile cooking utensil. Whisks come in all shapes and sizes and... Read More

Rice Cookers - Perfect Rice Every Time

Love fluffy cooked rice but dislike the preparation time and clean up? Then rice cookers... Read More

Dutch Oven Cooking Basics

Pioneer CookingWhen you think of a cast iron Dutch oven, what comes to your mind?... Read More

Cut The Take Out

A long hard day at work. You get home and need dinner. Nothing in the... Read More

Caring For Your Wooden Cutting Board

Researchers have found that bacteria have a tougher time surviving on wood cutting boards. However,... Read More

Cooking Filet Mignon

Filet mignon is French, of course, with filet meaning "thick slice" and mignon meaning "dainty."... Read More

10 Smart Shopping Tips To Protect Your Family From Getting Sick

Prevention of food poisoning starts with your trip to the supermarket. Here's how to start... Read More

Peppercorns & Ways To Use Them

New and exciting varieties of peppercorns are becoming available to chefs everywhere. Pre-ground pepper out... Read More

Save Time in the Kitchen - Cook Pasta the Way Restaurant Chefs Do

Have you ever wondered how a restaurant can get a dish of pasta to your... Read More

6 Steps to Grill the Perfect Steak

There's nothing better than a nicely grilled juicy steak.But how come I can't duplicate that... Read More

50% Less Cooking

50% Less Cookingwithout hitting the fast food button! Don't you just cringe when some clever... Read More

Perfect Picnics - Frugal Food Safety Tips

Summer is finally here and for a lot of us that means heading out to... Read More

Cooking Lobster at Home

Lobster has always be one of those extravagant meals which few people ever try because... Read More

Season Your Pans for Non Stick Cooking

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to cook a delicious meal and having it stick... Read More

What?s the Thick on Roux? Thickening Soups and Sauces

Soups and sauces can be thickened in a variety of ways. A sauce must the... Read More

Bacteria and Food-borne Diseases

Types of BacteriaBacteria are all around us, in the air, water, ground, on our skin... Read More

Seasoning An Oven

Untreated cast iron rusts, especially around water. To prevent metal from oxidizing in the presence... Read More

What Are Scoville Units?

To understand what a Scoville Unit is, one must understand what they measure. All hot... Read More

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker!)

COLFAX, WISCONSIN - June is Dairy Month and what better way to celebrate than with... Read More

10 Simple Ways To Safely Store Food

Storing foods can present its own set of problems. And different types of foods have... Read More

10 Wide Open Tips For Food Safety In The Great Outdoors

Hiking, camping, and boating are good activities for active people and families. However, if the... Read More

10 Convenient Ways To Eliminate Food Poisoning With Your Microwave

Microwave ovens can play an important role at mealtime, but special care must be taken... Read More

10 Critical Ways To A Perfectly Food-Safe Kitchen

Food poisoning is related to unsafe food, a dirty kitchen, and dirty kitchen appliances. If... Read More

10 Smoky Tips To BBQ Food Safely

Cooking outdoors was once only a summer activity shared with family and friends. Now more... Read More

10 Mind-Easing Ways To Make Sure Your Childs Bag Lunch Is Safe

Perishable food must be kept cold while commuting via bus, bicycle, on foot, in a... Read More

10 Deadly Bacteria That Can Get In Your Food (And How To Stop Them From Getting There)

Thousands of types of bacteria are naturally present in our environment. Not all bacteria cause... Read More

10 Easy Ways To Protect Your Family From Food Poisoning

Do you realize the many ways that bacteria can contaminate the food YOUR FAMILY eats?... Read More

Cake Pans

Cake pans?.the secret behind every successful cake. My husband tells me that if I am... Read More

Flax Seed Will Add A Little Extra Flavor To Your Recipes

Flax seed will add a pleasant nutty taste to any recipe. The attractive, round reddish-brown... Read More

Ten Steps to Perfect Pasta

I'm amazed at how often I get e-mail from a disgruntled home cook, lamenting the... Read More

The Wonderful Wok: Stir Frying Basics

Want to enjoy the tantalizing taste of Asian food at home? Invest in a wok!... Read More

Alone In the Kitchen: Stirring Up Mindfulness

Put on your apron! It's time to stir up a batch of mindfulness.Julia Child, the... Read More

Emergency Bread: Can you Bake Bread Without an Oven?

What would you eat if you were stranded without power? It could happen; it does... Read More

Troubleshooting Cookies

If your cookies are too tough . . . You may have used too much... Read More

Understanding Baking: How Yeast Works

Did you ever wonder why flour tastes like sawdust but a French or Italian bread... Read More

Baking Bread and Your Freezer

There's a lot of bread in our freezer. In our exuberance, we often bake more... Read More

Whats a Pan Dowdy?

Cobblers and dowdies, crisps and crumbles, buckles and betties-what are all these desserts?With a little... Read More

Storing Fats and Oils

The human body requires the intake of six types of substances for survival: Fats, carbohydrates,... Read More

Fine Tuning Bread Machine Mixes

Sometimes bread machines can be tricky. We were trying to help a customer whose bread... Read More

Using Bread Machine Mixes in Your Oven

You don't have to own a bread machine to enjoy the variety of bread machine... Read More

Better Breakfasts Ideas

Nutritionists tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With breakfast,... Read More

Is Cooked Food Really All That Good For Us?

In nature all animals eat living foods as yielded up by Nature. Only humans cook... Read More

Microwave Ovens and the Healthfulness of Microwaved Food

Microwave ovens do have benefits. They are certainly convenient. They are more energy-efficient than other... Read More

Why do We Need to Knead?

Bread dough needs to be elastic in order to capture the gases created by the... Read More

How to Bake: Bread on the Grill

One of the slickest tricks we know is baking bread on the grill. Once you... Read More

How to Bake: How Long Should My Bread Rise?

It depends. The best way to tell if the dough has risen enough is not... Read More

How to Make Sandwich Rolls with Your Bread Machine

For that next picnic or family outing, consider making sandwich rolls with your bread machine.... Read More

What is Gluten and Why does it Matter?

Gluten is a substance made up of the proteins found in wheat flour that gives... Read More

Baking Perfect Breads, Cookies, and Desserts

We're all looking for that perfect pie, or cookies, or loaf of bread. It doesn't... Read More

All About Baking: Quick Breads

The Versatile Quick BreadIt's no wonder quick breads are so popular. They are easy, fast-as... Read More

About Baking: Eight Tips for Perfect Pancakes

Pancakes are easy and almost foolproof. But there are some tricks to making them perfect.... Read More

Make-up or Mixing Methods for Muffins

When muffins aren't perfect, the first reaction is to change the ingredients in the recipe.... Read More

ServSafe Food Program in Montana a Success

Montana has a great program for restaurant employees. Each preparer of foods to the public... Read More

10 Dishes Every New Bride or Groom Must Know How to Make!

Okay, you've either gotten married or are planning to pretty soon. Congratulations! I'm sure you're... Read More

Do you own an AGA or RAYBURN cooker ?

The Cooker-rail....This is a novel way of increasing the drying area for people who like... Read More

Preparing Lobster Tails

Lobster, once the food of poor farmers, is now considered a special treat for many.... Read More

Modifying Your Recipes, More or Less

You just found that great recipe that you have been trying to find for over... Read More

Keeping and Wasps and Flies Away from your Barbecue

It is one of life's oddities that we take a lot of trouble refrigerating meat,... Read More

Cookware ? Whats In It?

Have you ever wanted to buy new cookware but didn't know what kind to buy?... Read More

Secret of Light and Fluffy Biscuits and Pancakes

Would you like to lose some weight -- in your baking, that is? This one... Read More

Making Homemade Pasta for Dinner Tonight

Homemade pasta cooked al dente (to the teeth), is a chewy and light treat. Here... Read More

How to Grill Most Any Vegetable You Can Think Of!

Grilling vegetables is easy. The fact that more people don't do it is the strange... Read More

How to Make a Cajun Roux

The process of preparing Cajun food is in no way hurried and involves a layering... Read More

Low-Budget Meals In a Minute

Ever go home and look in the fridge only to find it sadly, echoingly empty?... Read More

How to Prepare the Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Would you like to prepare the best Garlic Mashed Potatoes that you enjoy at your... Read More

Secrets of Great Breads

Often we field questions about making great bread. Great bread is a matter of using... Read More

Picture Perfect Bread

The secret-at least most of it-is in the rise. The most common mistake that we... Read More

The World of Cornbread

We're partial to cornbread. We like its rustic texture and chewy goodness. We like its... Read More

How to Bake: Muffins (with recipes)

Muffins are a mainstay around our house. They are as nourishing as they are good... Read More

The Perfect Scone: Keys to Make Your Scone Just Right

Ah, there's nothing like a tender, steaming scone in the morning. (Pronounced "skawn" like "fawn"... Read More

Troubleshooting Machine Bread

Bread machines-wonderful inventions that they are-don't think very well. You and I, when we have... Read More

Better Baking Technique: Is it Done Yet?

Are my breads, cookies, or cakes baked and ready to come out of the oven... Read More

The Joys of Refrigerator Cookies

Baking cookies seem to fill the house with a sense of well being and peace.... Read More

Must Haves for Any At-Home Chef

With the holidays on their way soon, many people will be beefing up kitchens to... Read More

Cake Baking Tip Guide

Successful cake decorating is all about preparation. Baking and preparing your cake for decorating is... Read More

Kid Birthday Cake Idea Collection - Cake Decorating Without Fear

Our kid birthday cake idea collection makes cake decorating fun and fearless. You don't have... Read More

Family Meal Planning Made Easy

As moms, we have hectic lives. Whether we work out of the home, in the... Read More

Eating Healthy with a Meat Grinder

While it may be surprising, owning your own meat grinder can help you in your... Read More

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Must Haves for Any At-Home Chef

With the holidays on their way soon, many people will be beefing up kitchens to... Read More

Baking Bread and Your Freezer

There's a lot of bread in our freezer. In our exuberance, we often bake more... Read More

Better Breakfasts Ideas

Nutritionists tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With breakfast,... Read More

Grilling Vs. Barbecue

Grilling and Barbecuing, two of the most popular cooking methods in the U.S., especially in... Read More

Baking Perfect Breads, Cookies, and Desserts

We're all looking for that perfect pie, or cookies, or loaf of bread. It doesn't... Read More

10 Critical Ways To A Perfectly Food-Safe Kitchen

Food poisoning is related to unsafe food, a dirty kitchen, and dirty kitchen appliances. If... Read More

How to Bake: Muffins (with recipes)

Muffins are a mainstay around our house. They are as nourishing as they are good... Read More

Gourmet Sauces, Rubs and Marinades - Give Your BBQ a Gourmet Kick

Many individuals agree that the sauce on barbecued meat is like the icing on a... Read More

What is a Serving Size?

Have you ever wondered how much a serving really is. Well, pull out your box... Read More

Barbeque Grilling has Reached a Whole New Dimension

Grilling on the barbecue has never been more exciting. Not only do barbecues come in... Read More

Eating Healthy with a Meat Grinder

While it may be surprising, owning your own meat grinder can help you in your... Read More

Whats a Pan Dowdy?

Cobblers and dowdies, crisps and crumbles, buckles and betties-what are all these desserts?With a little... Read More

10 Deadly Bacteria That Can Get In Your Food (And How To Stop Them From Getting There)

Thousands of types of bacteria are naturally present in our environment. Not all bacteria cause... Read More

Low-Budget Meals In a Minute

Ever go home and look in the fridge only to find it sadly, echoingly empty?... Read More

Troubleshooting Machine Bread

Bread machines-wonderful inventions that they are-don't think very well. You and I, when we have... Read More

All About Baking: Quick Breads

The Versatile Quick BreadIt's no wonder quick breads are so popular. They are easy, fast-as... Read More

Wok this Way! (Part 3 of 5) Seasoning Your New Wok

Seasoning is the most important thing you can do to your wok. Only carbon steel... Read More

Digital Thermometers

Types of digital thermometers & their culinary uses.Thermocouple:Of all food thermometers, thermocouple thermometers reach and... Read More

Wok this Way! (Part 1 of 5)

IntroductionWoks have been synonymous with Chinese cooking since the emergence of Chinese cuisine. They have... Read More

Secret of Light and Fluffy Biscuits and Pancakes

Would you like to lose some weight -- in your baking, that is? This one... Read More

Wok this Way! (Part 4 of 5) Cleaning and Caring for Your Wok

Non-stick woks do not require seasoning, and come with simple cleaning instructions from the manufacturers,... Read More

The Perfect Omelet(te), How to Cook It

Omelet(te)sThey're easy to cook, right?We'll see.The first thing to remember is that you need the... Read More

10 Dishes Every New Bride or Groom Must Know How to Make!

Okay, you've either gotten married or are planning to pretty soon. Congratulations! I'm sure you're... Read More

10 Simple Kitchen Organizing Tips

A lot of the times we mean to get in there and finally organize the... Read More

Christmas Cookie Decorating 101

Many bakers ask for tips and instructions on decorating cookies. Well that's a tall order... Read More

How to Bake: How Long Should My Bread Rise?

It depends. The best way to tell if the dough has risen enough is not... Read More

Better Baking Technique: Is it Done Yet?

Are my breads, cookies, or cakes baked and ready to come out of the oven... Read More

Picnic Checklist

In the previous article, we suggested that you start a picnic checklist, improve it over... Read More

Wok this Way! (Part 2 of 5) Selecting a Wok

As mentioned in Part 1 of the series, woks come in different sizes ranging from... Read More

Cooking -- What You Need To Know

From ancient times till the nineteenth century cooking was basically a survival skill. The nineteenth... Read More

Homemade Whipped Cream

Most grocery stores carry cans of whipping cream ready to spray onto your favorite desert.... Read More

Eat your Veggies! Simple Cooking Methods

Vegetables add colour, taste, texture and bulk to our daily diet. There are dozens of... Read More

Grilling Tips ? Safety Comes First at the Barbecue

You're standing at the gas grill in the hot sun, wiping the sweat from your... Read More

Pyrex Mixing Bowls ? A Kitchen Favorite

Pyrex mixing bowls typically come in sets of 3 with a small, medium and large... Read More

Slimming Secrets From The Kitchen

To get the svelte figure, start in the kitchen. Slimming down is about taking in... Read More

Hot Apple Pie - The American Apple Pie Legacy

While each country might have its own preferred style, "American Style" apple pie includes your... Read More

Cake Pans

Cake pans?.the secret behind every successful cake. My husband tells me that if I am... Read More

How to Cook Rice Right

The easiest way to make rice well every time is to use a rice cooker.... Read More

Preparing Lobster Tails

Lobster, once the food of poor farmers, is now considered a special treat for many.... Read More

Easy Herb Butters

Since herbs are plentiful this time of year, why not use them to make a... Read More

Two for One Dinners: Turkey

If you find leftovers boring, uninviting or downright "yuck," then here are some ideas to... Read More

6 Tips for Perfect Homemade Hard Candy

There's nothing better than the juicy, flavorful hard candy from your local gourmet candy shop... Read More

Kitchen Canister Sets - How to Beautify Your Kitchen

Kitchen canister sets are a great way to accent your kitchen and give you more... Read More

10 Smart Shopping Tips To Protect Your Family From Getting Sick

Prevention of food poisoning starts with your trip to the supermarket. Here's how to start... Read More

Weber Grills Reviewed: Quality that Lasts

Barbecuing has long been a favorite pastime for many and the grills people are buying... Read More

7 Things to Consider when Buying a BBQ

BBQ as we all know is an abbreviated form of barbecue or barbeque. The BBQ... Read More

Picture Perfect Bread

The secret-at least most of it-is in the rise. The most common mistake that we... Read More

Don?t Poke the Chicken at Your Backyard Barbecue

You might be planning a home remodeling project and it includes an outdoor kitchen. A... Read More

Ten Steps to Perfect Pasta

I'm amazed at how often I get e-mail from a disgruntled home cook, lamenting the... Read More

Compact Refrigerators Are Great When Small Is Needed

The small refrigerator can be used in many places that a regular size fridge would... Read More