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Scrambled Eggs with Crab

This elegant crab scramble can make scrambled eggs into a meal masterpiece. To make your crab scramble a downright beautiful low-carb egg breakfast, decorate the plate with some colorful fresh fruit and [more…]

Barbecue Ribs the Right Way

Pork ribs need long, slow, indirect grilling to create a rich barbeque flavor. The following is a summary list of important points to consider before heading out to barbecue pork ribs. [more…]

Understanding Wine Labels

Every bottle of wine must have a label, and that label must provide certain information about the wine. Some of the information on a wine label is required by the country where the wine is [more…]

Deluxe Corn Bread Casserole

Deluxe corn bread casserole falls somewhere between really moist corn bread and a cheesy spoonbread. The casserole starts with a box mix, so you can make this side dish in no time flat. Kids and adults [more…]

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros, a classic Mexican breakfast for two, adds a decidedly Mexican flavor to traditional breakfast eggs. If you make all the huevos rancheros ingredients [more…]

Bartending Primer: Essential Recipes

Bartending For Dummies lists over a thousand drink recipes; in this article, you'll find a sampling of 26 recipes, from A to Z, that will help get you started on your bartending career. Some are classic [more…]

Country Ham and Red-Eye Gravy

Country ham and red-eye gravy is a traditional part of a Southern breakfast, often served with biscuits and grits. This red-eye gravy served with ham has been a favorite breakfast food for over a hundred [more…]

Measuring Ingredients for Baking

You probably know someone who bakes a lot, and it seems like she just tosses this in and that in and presto, out come cookies or a pie or something delicious. It seems like magic, so you may wonder how [more…]

How to Roast Meat

Roasting is a simple way to cook large, tender cuts of meat. Roasting meat calls for the "dry heat" method of cooking, where the food is uncovered and you don't add any liquids [more…]

Quick Low-Carb Meal Ideas

The secret of becoming a great low-carb cook is planning. Plan your low-carb meals in advance. Planning your low-carb meals makes managing carbs easier and, in the end, saves you a lot of time. When planning [more…]

Attending a Wine Tasting Event

Finding out about wine is like space travel: Once you get going, there's no end in sight. Fortunately for those who choose to be educated wine drinkers, learning about wine is a fascinating experience, [more…]

How to Trim and Cut a Pineapple

If you buy a whole pineapple, you need to cut and trim it. Trimming and cutting a pineapple may seem like a daunting task, but a pineapple cuts up pretty easily: [more…]

How to Store Fresh Vegetables

Most fresh vegetables need to be stored in the refrigerator to stay fresh for very long. Store vegetables at room temperature only if you’re using them that day. Vegetables differ in how long they stay [more…]

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

These gluten-free pumpkin waffles will delight your entire family. The cooking time for these pumpkin waffles assumes you’re making them all at the same time. You may opt to feed your family in shifts [more…]

Recipe Substitutions for Cooking Emergencies

Say you're making a vinaigrette dressing for a salad and suddenly realize that you're out of vinegar. You do have lemons, which are an acceptable substitute, but how much lemon do you use? Or maybe you [more…]

How to Roast a Chicken

Knowing how to roast a chicken gives you control over the seasonings — especially the amount of salt. Buying a roast chicken from the supermarket is a timesaver, but if you're watching your salt intake [more…]

Discover Italian Wines: The Top Red-Grape Varieties

Twenty-one red grape varieties compose Italy's major varieties for red wine. Four of these are especially important, either for the quality of wine they produce or for their dissemination throughout the [more…]

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

People just can’t seem to get enough of these tasty little sweet and sour meatballs. The sweet and sour sauce makes these slow cooker meatballs something special. [more…]

Measurement Abbreviations and Conversions

Recipes are full of culinary codes like abbreviations and weird measurements (how big is a pinch?). You can find common abbreviations for measurements here, as well as conversions of various ingredient [more…]

Cocktail Franks in Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Cocktail franks in barbecue sauce are a party favorite, and there are plenty of variations. This recipe for cocktail franks in spicy tomato barbecue sauce can go straight from the slow cooker to the buffet [more…]

V.O., X.O.: Deciphering Cognac Labels

You've seen those Cognac abbreviations: V.O., X.O, V.S.O.P, and so on. What in the world do all those designations mean? The labels tell you how old the Cognac [more…]

Exploring Wine: Italy's Top White-Grape Varieties

Seventeen white grape varieties compose Italy's major varieties for white or sparkling wine production. Following are five particularly key varieties in their rough order of importance. [more…]

How to Roast Vegetables

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to bring out the flavor of the vegetables and is a healthy way to eat them. You can roast vegetables either alone or in combination with others. You won't need much [more…]

Filet Mignon with Irish Whiskey Sauce

This decadent recipe for Filet Mignon with Irish Whiskey Sauce is wonderful for a special dinner. The filet generally is considered the most tender cut of beef, but it lacks a little flavor when compared [more…]

Perfect Pot Roast

Beef pot roast gets a bad rap as being tough, dry, and stringy. This recipe gives you the secret to a tender, fall-apart-at-the-touch-of-a-fork pot roast. First, select a roast that has consistent marbling [more…]

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