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Separating an Egg

Many recipes require separated egg whites and yolks. Don’t worry; separating an egg really isn’t as difficult as it looks. Remember, you need to separate an egg without breaking the yolk. [more…]

White Chocolate Chunk-Macadamia Nut Cookies

Macadamia nuts and white chocolate give this cookie an extra-sweet bonus. Be sure to mix the nuts and white chocolate chunks thoroughly so that they’re evenly distributed. [more…]

Sephardic Grilled Chicken

This Sephardic grilled chicken appears on the barbecues of homes and restaurants throughout Israel. With its Mediterranean marinade, the grilled chicken is a succulent and flavorful main dish. [more…]

Super-Fudgy Brownies

These brownies are the quintessential fudgy brownies, with deep chocolate flavor. Eat these fudge brownies topped with ice cream and accompanied by a cold glass of milk or a cup of steaming hot coffee. [more…]

How to Roll and Cut Pasta Dough

After you make fresh pasta dough, you need to roll it out and cut it into a pasta shape. You have some options when it comes to how you roll and cut your pasta dough: [more…]

Chilled Seasoned Tofu

Chilled seasoned tofu is a hot-weather favorite in Japan, but this tofu dish is a favorite year-round with sushi lovers worldwide. Custardlike tofu soaks up the flavor of the soy sauce it’s served with [more…]

Pan de Yema

Pan de yema, a rich, sugar-coated egg bread, is delicious enough pull apart and eat like pastry. This sweet bread, pan de yema, is traditionally prepared for Day of the Dead celebrations. [more…]

Hunan-Style Braised Fish

Hunan-Style Braised Fish is cooked with a spicy sauce that goes well with rice or noodles. You can make your own spicy, braised fish in the Hunan style with this recipe. Freshwater fish are perfect for [more…]

Grilled Pound Cake and Fruit with Brandy Sauce

This dessert brings together a heavenly combination of grilled fruit and grilled pound cake, and a wonderful brandy sauce. This fruit and pound cake dessert can really wow your dinner guests — and they [more…]

Go for Gluten-Free Cranberry Nut Bread

You will love the texture and the flavor of this delicious bread that you make in your bread machine. Take it with pride to any gathering, whether it's a meeting of people who can't eat gluten or a holiday [more…]

Chicken Noodle Soup

This recipe makes a classic chicken noodle soup, except for one change. Once upon a time, people made chicken noodle soup with the whole chicken, extracted the meat, and threw away the bones. This version [more…]

Coring and Seeding a Bell Pepper

Getting peppers ready for cooking involves coring and seeding them. You can both core and seed a bell pepper in the same procedure. [more…]

Omelet with Confetti Peppers, Mushrooms, and Veggies

This lowfat omelet is filled with flavor. The bell peppers, mushrooms, and veggies make your omelet so tasty that no one may realize it’s lowfat.

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Using the Mise en Place Approach to Cooking Preparation

The French term mise en place (meeze-on-plahs) means to have on hand all the ingredients measured and prepared. Mise en place enables you to cook efficiently and without interruption, the way real restaurant [more…]

Mushroom Asparagus Noodle Kugel

When asparagus is plentiful, it can make a delicious addition to noodle kugel with sautéed mushrooms and onions. You can also make this noodle kugel with broccoli if fresh asparagus isn’t available. [more…]

Peeling and Coring an Apple

To make many kinds of desserts that include apples, you need to prepare the apples before using them in the recipe. Peeling the skin off an apple and removing its core is simple: [more…]

How to Wash Your Hands Thoroughly

Thoroughly washing hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent contamination. Although most people know that they should wash their hands well before handling food, many people don’t follow that [more…]

How to Select Knives

Home cooks really need only three essential knives: a 10- to 12-inch chef’s knife, a 9- to 12-inch serrated (bread) knife, and a small paring knife. When you go shopping for knives, you can find the right [more…]

Dark-Chocolate Mousse

This dark-chocolate mousse is light, soft, and creamy with a lot of dark chocolate flavor. You can jazz up this mousse by accompanying it with fresh raspberries or strawberries, if you want. [more…]

Creamy Pumpkin Spread

Slightly sweet with a rich pumpkin flavor, this spread is good served on toasted English muffins, bagels, or toasted French bread rounds. This pumpkin spread also works as a dip for apple and pear slices [more…]

Deciding on a Dishwasher

Hand-washing dishes can be fun, therapeutic, or a pain in the glass. Get a dishwasher if you find no joy in suds. The bonus: Dishwashers actually use less water, energy, and soap compared with hand washing [more…]

Easy Coq au Vin

Coq au vin, or chicken braised in wine, is a classic French dish. Like other stews and braised dishes, coq au vin tastes even better the next day — after the sauce has had a chance to thicken and the chicken [more…]

Savory Dill Bread

The sugar in this savory dill bread recipe isn’t strictly for taste; it actually affects how your loaf of dill bread rises. This little bit of added sugar gives the yeast more sugar to act on, creating [more…]

Home Canning Safely

Preventing food spoilage is the key to safe canning. Over the years, home canning has become safer and better. Scientists have standardized processing methods, and home canners know more about using these [more…]

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Not at all like its gloppy canned cream of mushroom counterpart, this cream of mushroom soup is light and velvety-textured, and it has plenty of mushroom flavor. [more…]

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