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How to Make Chicken Marsala

Marsala is a type of wine originating in Marsala, Sicily. In Chicken Marsala, this wine is a key ingredient in the sauce, hence the chicken dish’s name. Marsala wine comes in two types: sweet and dry. [more…]

Shelf Life of Dairy Products

You need to store all dairy products, including milk and cheese, in the refrigerator. Each kind of dairy product stays fresh when stored in the fridge for a different period of time: [more…]

Bucatini with Tomatoes, Onions, and Pancetta

This bucatini recipe is one of the most popular pasta dishes in Italy. When you mix the bucatini pasta with the vegetables and pancetta (or American-style bacon), you get an Italian dish to die for. [more…]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

This very rich and very creamy dessert is perfect for a crowd event. Cheesecake itself symbolizes holiday fun, but this recipe is great year-round. Because they're bite size, they're easy to serve — a [more…]

Herbed Mahi Mahi

This herb-seasoned mahi mahi is a tender and flavorful fish dish with a simple coating of bread crumbs. Serve this herbed mahi mahi recipe with several green vegetables and rice. You can substitute flounder [more…]

Sushi Rice

You might think rice is rice, but making sushi rice takes a special touch (and a lot of steps!). Because the rice is such an important part of any sushi dish, don’t forego the sushi-rice preparation. [more…]

Beef Chow Fun

The salty-sweet sauce in beef chow fun provides the perfect foil for the chewy, richly textured rice noodles. To jump-start the beef chow fun’s flavor even more, stir a little crushed red pepper into the [more…]

Cucumber and Wakame Salad

This light, refreshing cucumber and wakame salad possesses just the right amount of thin, crunchy cucumber in proportion to delightfully chewy wakame seaweed, to tease your palate into wanting more. [more…]

How to Make a Pizza Pie

Who needs pizza delivery when you can make your own pizza pie at home? Making a pizza from scratch is a simple process, and you can create your pizza just the way you like it by adding whatever toppings [more…]

Quick and Simple Recipes for Leftover Turkey

A beautifully roasted turkey is often the centerpiece of a holiday or celebratory meal, and turkey sandwiches are inevitable — or are they? If you're looking for different ways to serve leftover turkey [more…]

Carving a Chicken

After you roast a chicken, you need to carve it. Carving simply means to cut the chicken into smaller pieces. Carving a whole chicken that you’ve cooked follows a certain process designed for efficiency [more…]

Best-Ever Sloppy Joes

You can make this gluten-free sloppy joe recipe for a quick lunch or a big party. With several heaping spoonfuls of this sloppy joe mix on top of a toasted gluten-free bun, you can just close your eyes [more…]

How to Buy Eggs

When buying eggs, you have several factors to consider. Most recipes call for large eggs, so keep that in mind when buying. Besides the size of the eggs, also consider the specialty eggs available, which [more…]

Do-It-Yourself Strawberry-Flavored Vodka

Some vodka-aficionados make their own flavored vodka to ensure that the flavors are real and come from organically grown sources. Doing so also controls the amount of flavoring the vodka has. Here's a [more…]

Types of Sushi Knives

What distinguishes Japanese sushi knives from Western-style knives is that many types of Japanese sushi knives are honed on only one side, the right side, to create the sharpest cutting edge possible. [more…]

Creamy Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is the queen of comfort desserts. Enjoyed around the world in infinite versions, rice pudding is always creamy and soothing, and it has just enough chewiness to satisfy. [more…]

New England Clam Chowder

New England clam chowder, the most famous of all chowders, originally comes from the Massachusetts coast. This New England clam chowder recipe includes instructions for both fresh and canned clams because [more…]

How to Buy Fresh Fish and Shellfish

When buying fish and shellfish, freshness is the most important factor. If you don’t know how to buy fish, use your eyes and nose to seek out telltale signs of quality. [more…]

Understanding Malting and Mashing Barley for Homebrewing

Of the four main ingredients used in homebrewing beer (barley, hops, yeast, and water), barley makes the biggest contribution. Barley gives beer its color, underlying flavor, sweetness, body, head of foam [more…]

Smoked Salmon Risotto

Smoked salmon risotto is an elegant dish that captures the flavors of the salmon and wine. You can make smoked salmon risotto as a side dish for a seafood-based meal, or you can prepare it for a special [more…]

Basic Rules of Kitchen Safety

Cooking is fun, but kitchen safety is a priority. Think about it: Knives! Fire! Bacteria! Observing basic rules of kitchen safety is a good habit to develop. Always pay attention to what you’re doing in [more…]

Fresh Vegetables for Sushi

Fresh vegetables like cucumber and carrots are common in sushi. But for variety and authenticity, look for some specialized vegetables to add to your sushi-making session. These sushi-friendly vegetables [more…]

White Wine Risotto

This risotto recipe uses white wine in much greater quantities than most risotto recipes, creating a delicious flavor that complements the rice and vegetables. To keep this dish vegetarian, use the vegetable [more…]

Blueberry French Toast Cobbler

This blueberry cobbler uses French bread, which makes the best French toast (and therefore the best blueberry French toast cobbler), but it isn’t the only kind of bread you can use. If you don’t have French [more…]

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Making the egg salad filling for sandwiches in advance saves last-minute preparation time. Keep the egg salad mixture in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 4 days and stir before using. Even [more…]

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