Crackling Crust Roast Pork with Mojo

Mini Deep Fryers – For the Two of You

The Mini Deep Fryers are a perfect fit for those who love fresh fried foods and are cooking for one, two or a few. Now that it is just the two of you, or if it has always been the two of you, it does not mean that you have to miss out on cooking your favorite fried foods.

The History of the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker’s history is not a long one. Back in the beginning of the 1960s, the electric bean cooker was first made by the “West Bend Corporation”. This cooker was brought out as the Bean Pot. It was basically a crock pot on a tray that heated up. The Beanery was the actually the first true forerunner for slow cookers. “Naxon Utilities Corporation” was responsible for developing that one.

Top Tips For Effective Slow Cooking

Slow cookers have come into their own in recent years and developing a knack for how to use them only comes, for most, with trial, error and time. I’ve had my slow cooker for upwards of two years now and as a family that regularly feeds six (plus friends and relatives) it has been a blessing and a learning curve rolled into one. To help you with your learning curve, I hope you enjoy the read as I share with you my top tips to help you use your slow cooker.

Vitamix Vs Blendtec – The Ultimate Debate

For several years now, there has been a large increase in consumer demands for products meant to uplift the quality and stature of life. Among these products include the perpetually desired blenders, because the modern day blender has come such a long way from its ancestry of single functioned blenders like the Osterizer which used to be at the top of its market. Today, the war between the blender of blenders lies between two main competitors and the competition has been narrowed down mainly to Vitamix vs Blendtec.

Slow Cooker Reviews – Best Slow Cooker, Cheap Crock Pot

The clear winner across three categories, the best selling slow cooker, the best selling crock pot and the best selling programmable slow cooker; it was awarded 4 or more Stars by 85% of customer reviewers, and can be purchased online (free shipping included) at an affordable price! It has several note worthy unique features, it has automatic cook and switch to warm mode, power interrupt protection, a clip-tight gasket lid (to avoid spills in on the upholstery on the way to the gathering), and a thermometer probe that enables you to cook your roast or recipe until an exact temperature is reached and then the unit switches automatically to warm mode.

Changing Face of Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore is a traditional Italian dish that originated with Italian hunters. In fact cacciatore has come to mean “hunter’s stew.” While on hunting trips hunters needed something that was hearty, had few ingredients and could be made over an open fire.

Cooking Over Fire – A Useful Tool

I want to share a use for egg rings that has come in handy for me quite a few times. I’ll preface the article by saying that I spent a few summers up in Vermont as a wilderness camp counselor and had to cook every meal over the fire those summers, so I have some good experience.

Easy Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes

Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday during a recession. Folks want to take their sweethearts out for a fancy meal, but who can spend that kind of money? Too many times couples decide to forgo the holiday altogether. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be stressful when you plan ahead to cook a special meal at home. It can end up being even more romantic if done properly.

Cooking in a Cast Iron Combo Cooker

I recently received a fabulous gift from my sister for Christmas. It is a 3 quart cast iron combo cooker made by Lodge Logic. I’ve had a large 12″ cast iron skillet for years, but I hadn’t tried cooking in any other type of cast iron cookware. After some experimenting, I’m sold on my combo cooker.

Ginger – A Powerful Spice

There are many spices that can help people achieve better health. One great example is ginger.

Thin Crust Pizza Dough

Characterized by a wide, thin and foldable crust, New York style is one of the most famous types of thin crust pizza dough in the United States today. Hand tossed and usually as large as 18 inches in diameter, the New York style pizza is light on tomato sauce and heavy on seasonings like garlic powder, red chili peppers, oregano, and a variety of cheeses.

Best Way to Protect a Home From Grease Fires is to Prevent Them

There are so many grease fires these days which burn down homes and leave families devastated. Learn how to avoid a grease fire and how to properly extinguish one.

How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time

Cooking rice can be an unpleasant experience or a great one if you know how to do it properly. Who likes soggy rice? Who likes sticky and starchy rice?

Basic Baking Terminology

Before you begin baking, it’s a good idea to know the vocabulary that goes along with all your favorite recipes. Baking is like learning drive a car. You don’t want to be yielding when you should be stopping.

Wood Fired Oven

Imagine that perfect summer evening. You and neighbors have gathered together in your yard for your monthly barbeque party. The Halls, have brought the baked beans as usual, others have brought chips, cookies and ice cold drinks.

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