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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

How to Pit and Peel an Avocado

You can easily peel and pit an avocado without making a mushy mess. To peel and pit an avocado, you need a sharp chef’s knife and a spoon. Use the silky, subtle, edible part for salads, appetizers, in [more…]

How Long to Cook Foods in a Pressure Cooker

You can’t test foods for doneness while pressure cooking, so here’s a handy table that shows how long to cooks foods in a pressure cooker. The cooking times in the table begin when the pressure cooker [more…]

How to Make Fried Chicken in a Cast Iron Pan

Fried chicken is delicious and easy to make in a cast-iron skillet. Cast-irons skillets are especially good for frying chicken (you can even find some cast-iron skillets called “chicken fryers”). Get your [more…]

Cooking Beans in Your Pressure Cooker

Your pressure cooker is an ideal place to cook dried beans and legumes. Always start with the shortest pressure cooker cooking time in this table for a particular bean; you can always continue cooking [more…]

Classic Chinese Sauces and Condiments

Chinese cooking encompasses thousands of sauces and condiments, and thanks to your supermarket’s Asian food aisle, many classic Chinese sauces and condiments are readily available. Some of these flavors [more…]

Dutch-Oven Thyme Pork Roast

What’s a pork roast? Just about any unsliced cut from the hog. For this recipe made in a Dutch oven, get a loin-end pork roast. If you prefer a boneless cut, use center-cut pork roast. [more…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Provençal

This chicken provençal recipe uses the slow cooker. Unlike traditional chicken provençal, a slow cooker simmers slowly, so the food stays moist, eliminating the need for basting. Serve the chicken with [more…]

Chicken Cutlets with Balsamic Vinegar

This sautéed chicken cutlet recipe is especially quick to prepare. Because the balsamic vinegar is so central to this chicken cutlet recipe, use balsamic vinegar that’s the best you can buy. [more…]

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