Cooking with Dry Goods

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Basic Types of Rice

Although you don’t need to memorize every type of rice on the planet (there are thousands), get acquainted with the five basic types of rice common to cooking today: [more…]

Drying Fresh Herbs

Air-drying herbs is easy and the perfect solution for saving your fresh herbs. Herbs that you dry yourself often have a superior taste to the dried herbs you can buy in the store. [more…]

Getting to Know Herbs

Fresh herbs are wonderful, and dried herbs are wonderfully convenient. Either way, herbs can really add pizzazz to your cooking. Herbs are produced from the stems and leaves of a variety of plants, while [more…]

Getting to Know Spices

When you want to add extra flavor to a dish, turn to spices. Spices can come from a plant’s roots, seeds, bark, buds, or berries. (Herbs are produced from the stems and leaves of a plant). [more…]

Dry Goods for the Pantry

Every kitchen pantry should be well stocked with dry goods. Dry goods are foods that aren’t refrigerated or frozen. Stock your pantry with these staples and packaged foods — they can last for a substantial [more…]

How to Cook Grains on the Stovetop

You cook all grains on the stovetop by following the same three basic steps. The only thing that varies from grain to grain is the length of cooking time. Cooking grains on your stovetop is simple: [more…]

Staples for Your Pantry, Refrigerator, and Freezer

Family hungry and nothing to cook? Make sure that never happens again. If you always keep these staples in your pantry, refrigerator, and freezer, you’ll never again be stuck with no option but takeout [more…]

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