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Ja Jiang Mein (Noodles with Meat Sauce)

In northern China, people enjoy this flavorful noodle dish hot or at room temperature. Enjoy ja jiang mein at whatever temperature you like. (And any time is noodle time in northern China.) In case you’re [more…]

Making Stew in a Pressure Cooker

When making stew in a pressure cooker, you cook in stages. You can’t add all the stew ingredients to the pressure cooker at the same time. Start by adding the longest-cooking ingredients and finish up [more…]

Six Top Fish for Sushi

Six fabulous fish always star at a sushi bar: bluefin tuna, big-eye tuna, yellowfin tuna, red snapper, Japanese yellowtail, and salmon. These are the six most popular fish for sushi. Sushi with raw fish [more…]

Classic Pasta Sauces

Pasta sauces are as varied as pasta shapes, but the classic pasta sauces stand out. After you get to know the classic pasta sauces, you can begin experimenting with different ingredients. [more…]

Styles of Scotch Whisky

The Scots produce two broad categories of whisky: single malt whiskies (one whisky from a single distillery) and blended whiskies (a mixture of two or more whiskies from two or more distilleries). [more…]

Adapting Recipes for the Slow Cooker

You can adapt a lot of standard recipes to work in your slow cooker. Recipes that do work in the slow cooker do require some changes in relation to ingredients, the amount of liquids, and length of cooking [more…]

Storing Your Leftover Wine

A sparkling-wine stopper, a device that fits over the opened bottle and keeps it closed, is really effective in keeping any remaining Champagne or sparkling wine fresh [more…]

How to Buy a Refrigerator

Refrigerators come in many sizes and shapes, so if you’re buying a new refrigerator, you have a lot of options. You need a refrigerator that fits your needs [more…]

Old-Country Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom barley soup has become a standard on Jewish deli restaurant menus, but you can make great mushroom barley soup at home. This pleasing potage is also good for you because of the healthful fiber [more…]

Spinach Mandarin Salad

This luscious spinach mandarin salad combines, well, baby spinach and sweet mandarin orange slices to create a colorful and delicious salad. A well-balanced dressing of balsamic vinegar and honey-mustard [more…]

Pressure Cooker Minestrone Soup

With this pressure cooker adaptation of minestrone soup, you’ll never have to resort to canned soups again! This version of minestrone soup cooks in only 10 minutes. [more…]

The Different Kinds of Vegetarians

There are different kinds of vegetarians, depending on what they eat. The definition of a vegetarian that’s most widely accepted by fellow vegetarians is a person who eats no meat, fish, or poultry. A [more…]

Folding an Omelet

The hardest part of making an omelet is folding it properly. You want to fold your omelet into a sort of envelope (think of it as gift-wrapping your omelet filling). The basics for making and folding an [more…]

Sweet Tapioca Pearls

People usually have strong feelings about tapioca — and if you grew up on the gooey tapioca pudding cups served in school cafeterias, those feelings may be strongly negative. Get ready to redress your [more…]

Types of Chinese Vegetables

Demand for Chinese vegetables has risen dramatically, as Asian-American communities grow and diners seek new taste experiences. Chinese vegetables fit perfectly into healthy vegetable-based diets and are [more…]

Spicy Indian Chickpea Stew

This spicy Indian chickpea stew mixes Indian spices with the chickpeas to create a wonderful entree. Make spicy Indian chickpea stew when you want something really flavorful, and serve it with basmati [more…]

Buttermilk Pancakes

Hot off the griddle, these moist and delicious buttermilk pancakes can stir up memories of days gone by. You can serve these buttermilk pancakes with any type of syrup you like or maybe just some sliced [more…]

Cleaning and Trimming Leeks

Leeks make a great addition to stews, sauces, and many other meals. You need to prepare leeks for use in a recipe by cleaning and trimming them. Preparing a leek for your next great kitchen masterpiece [more…]

Egg Flower Soup

Sometimes called egg drop soup, this version of egg flower soup is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Egg flower soup is a great dish when your cupboards are almost bare and you just can’t summon the [more…]

Cooking Perfect Pasta Sauces

Pasta sauces come in many forms and flavors, from light to rich, creamy to tangy, and everything in between. Before you add a sauce to your pasta, check out these tips for making foolproof sauces: [more…]

Mediterranean-Style Braised Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs have a sweet meaty taste that goes well with a variety of herbs and spices. The combination of tomatoes and olives that you add to the chicken thighs in this recipe suggests a Mediterranean [more…]

Tortellini and Sugar Snap Peas with Alfredo Sauce

Tortellini are stuffed pasta squares, folded and formed into rings. Fresh tortellini is plumper and more filling, and it cooks faster. This tasty vegetarian meal tops tortellini with Alfredo sauce. [more…]

Gas and Electric Stovetops and Ovens

The traditional stovetop and oven (either gas or electric) may be the cooking appliances you use the most. The type of stove and oven you have can affect how your food cooks when you use them. [more…]

Greek Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup

Egg-lemon chicken soup dates to the days of the ancient Greeks and is enjoyed around the Mediterranean. In traditional egg-lemon chicken soup, the egg adds body and silkiness, while the lemon adds a nice [more…]

Seafood Skillet

You can cook this seafood skillet dish in a single skillet, as in this recipe, or you can cook each seafood serving in its own single-serving skillet. Using individual skillets requires a little more work [more…]

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