Substitutions for Commonly Called for Ingredients
What should you do if you are in the middle of a recipe and realize you are out of an ingredient? You could send your child to the local convenience store for cream cheese and end up having to serve your caviar with Velveeta because to a 13 year old they are both soft cheeses.Foods That Freeze Well
“Can I freeze it?” is a question often asked in our homes, and for good reason. Probably most of us, at some point or another, have attempted to freeze a particular food only to find out that it did not freeze well and either spoiled or became inedible.Do a Dry Rub First
The debate on ribs has ended in my home. After years of toil I have finally capitulated and agreed to make ribs the fool proof way every time. Consequently the neighbors, the kids, and family from out of town all place special requests for ribs.Clarifying Butter
Clarified butter is a delightfully rich concentrated butter that can be used in cooking and making mouth watering sauces. Traditional methods for making this rich butter concentrate can be a little intimidating at first, but not anymore. There is a very simple and easy 4 step method to make clarified butter. The only catch is that you need to plan a day ahead of time…Eating Healthy with a Meat Grinder
Americans consume too much saturated fat and cholesterol in their diets. A meat grinder can help anyone who is looking for a way to control the amount of fat and fillers in their meat products.How to Make a Cajun Roux
The process of preparing Cajun food is in no way hurried and involves a layering of flavors which allows each ingredient to maintain its own identity.How to Prepare the Best Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Mached Potatoes are a lot of peoples favorite. Try these two recipes and succes is almost guaranteed…The World of Cornbread
We’re partial to cornbread. We like its rustic texture and chewy goodness. We like its versatility-it works for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It complements eggs in the morning, a hearty soup for lunch, or a dinner meal such as pork chops or chicken. Cornbread always reminds us of the South and some of the best is the result of wonderful Southern cooking.Better Baking Technique – Is it Done Yet?
The ability to tell when products are baked seems to cause more consternation than almost any other phase of baking. And of course, it is important. Over baked cookies are dry and hard; under baked bread is soggy. But you can get it right. In this article, we will give you the techniques and pointers for baking your goods to perfection.Troubleshooting Machine Bread
Bread machines-wonderful inventions that they are-don’t think very well. You and I, when we have a loaf of bread percolating on the counter, can look and say, “My bread is rising a little slowly today. I think I will let it be for another fifteen minutes.” Our bread machines go ahead and start the bake cycle anyway. The result is a dense loaf of bread that didn’t rise enough.How to Bake – Muffins (With Recipes)
Muffins are a mainstay around our house. They are as nourishing as they are good to eat. They are quicker and easier to make than cookies and usually contain much less sugar and fat. We usually eat them for breakfast but like them with any meal. (For Easter, we served cranberry nut muffins with a ham dinner.) They work well for snacks and desserts as well. Extras can be frozen and heated in the microwave for hot muffins anytime.Picture Perfect Bread
The secret-at least most of it-is in the rise. The most common mistake that we see in bread making is not letting the dough rise enough.The Perfect Scone – Keys to Make Your Scone Just Right
Scone recipe – Ah, there’s nothing like a tender, steaming scone in the morning. (Pronounced “skawn” like “fawn” or “scone” like “tone” -Webster says either is okay.) They’re quick, they’re easy, and with a few tips, they are absolutely delectable.Secrets of Great Breads
Often we field questions about making great bread. Great bread is a matter of using the right ingredients and the right techniques-there’s no single secret that will make perfect bread. But really great bread is readily attainable. We’ve compiled our list of what goes into great bread.Secret of Light and Fluffy Biscuits and Pancakes
Want to make biscuits and pancakes light enough to float off your plate? You probably already have the necessary ingredient sitting in your pantry!