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Homemade Whipped Cream

Most grocery stores carry cans of whipping cream ready to spray onto your favorite desert. Some of these cans even come in chocolate flavor. But, instead of choosing to use canned cream how about whipping your own.

Buying, Storing, and Preparing Apricots

How to buy, store and prepare apricots.

How to Choose the Right Smoke for the Right BBQ Dish

Do you know whether oak works with seafood, or if orange wood tastes good with beef? Here’s a quick guide for which woods go best with each type of BBQ meat.

Roasting Meat – Temperatures and Times

Despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, I still see recipes that insist you should cook meat at high temperature for the first twenty minutes or so to seal it and then lower the level for the rest of the cooking time.

How to Cook a Lobster

French chefs plunge them into boiling water; English ones, in an attempt to appear more humane, drive kitchen knives through their skulls before doing the same thing. No wonder the miserable creatures go red.

Chinese Cooking Technique: Thicken

“Thicken”, or “Thickening” is a very common technique used in both Chinese restaurants and household kitchens. It is very easy to prepare, but if not used properly, can really mess up the presentation. Below is a brief description of “Thickening”. You can learn more about other Chinese cooking techniques in the Techniques section of our website.

How to cut a cake

First select a knife you are comfortable holding. A long slender knife works best. Begin the first cut about two inches from the edge. Cut along the entire edge of the cake keeping the knife in about two inches.

Chinese Cooking Technique: Deep Fry

There are usually 2 ways of deep frying in Chinese cooking: 1. Deep frying the ingredients directly
2. Deep frying the ingredients with batter The latter is the most commonly used method. Here are some pointer in how to deep fry Chinese food most effectively.

Wok this Way! (Part 4 of 5) Cleaning and Caring for Your Wok

Non-stick woks do not require seasoning, and come with simple cleaning instructions from the manufacturers, while steel carbon and iron woks require seasoning. Cleaning a seasoned wok is a lot different than a non-stick wok, and this is what we will cover here.

How to Make Pizza Healthy For You

Pizza. It’s the weakness of many, many people including me. I love pizza- always have. I eat it in moderation, but it’s still one of my favorite foods. There’s now good news for pizza lovers.

Cooking Instructions For Prime Rib Roast

Have you been searching for cooking instructions for prime rib roast and still can’t find a recipe that will give you the juicy and tender prime rib roast that you deserve? The reason may be that recipes only give you the basic ingredients for cooking and not the actual cooking instructions. Let’s start with cooking instructions for prime rib roast that begins long before the day you prepare your prime rib.

Wok this Way! (Part 3 of 5) Seasoning Your New Wok

Seasoning your new wok: Seasoning is the most important thing you can do to your wok. Only carbon steel and iron woks need to be seasoned. The purpose of seasoning is to remove the manufacturer’s protective coating and coat it with a thin layer of oil. This creates a smooth cooking surface which enables food to shift and glide easily, thus preventing your food from sticking, discoloring, and picking up a metallic taste.

The Perfect Omelet(te), How to Cook It

Eggs are one of nature’s little wonders, and what do we do with them? We beat them into submission, cook them to a leathery finish and use them to hang other, less palatable, ingredients together. The method I give, on the other hand, is my homage to the humble egg.

Cool Summertime Cooking

Tips for keeping cool in the kitchen!

The Almighty Beer-Can Chicken

A popular method of cooking chicken in recent years both in Barbeque contest as well as backyard barbeques is the beer-can chicken. Cooking a beer-can chicken couldn’t be any easier but the results are worthwhile. This is a technique that delivers a moist, succulent chicken and flavorful chicken.

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