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Culinary Tips to Make Your Cooking More Efficient

It doesn’t matter how good you are in the kitchen there is always something new to learn to make your process more efficient. Here are some ideas you can use whether you are cooking for the family, your partner or just yourself.

Keys to Making Great Sauces

Sauces are what take cooking to the next level. From extremely elaborate sauces prepared at fine dining establishments to the hearty sauces Mom used to make, they are what seem to stick in our minds when reminiscing on a great meal we’ve had. They are essential for making a good pasta and a great idea for making your meat dishes stand out. Here are a few of the keys to making a great sauce.

Stainless Steel is Popular Among Many, But is it Right For You?

If you are looking for the best cookware, stainless steel is your answer. If you are not familiar with stainless steel, it is a mixture of iron mixed with minor metals such as nickel and chromium. The nickel gives the cookware rust protection as well as its increasing shine.

Small Appliances I Just Can’t Live Without!

The chilly weather is approaching…let’s start to think of those old-fashioned standard hearty recipes good for fall and winter. I know I know some of you out there are saying don’t push it. But let’s get prepared, open those slow cooker cookbooks up and review the recipes.

Vacuum Food Sealers – Tips and Tricks to Using One

My husband and I tend to be very practical people, even in our gift giving. One year, we gave our family members that didn’t already have one a vacuum food sealer.

How Does Convection Oven Cooking Change the Cooking Time?

Convection oven cooking is a great advancement in ovens in recent years, but if you have one and haven’t use it before then it can be difficult to know how to use it. In this article I’ll talk a bit about how convection cooking works as well as how it might affect how you cook. The changes aren’t drastic but you do have to be aware of them before you start cooking.

Buy Or Build Outdoor Pizza Ovens in Less Than a Month

Building an outdoor pizza oven appeals to many people because the rustic flavor and aroma of old time baking is something they just cannot resist. Why pay for a chef to cook a pizza when one can bake a superb traditional one at home?

How to Cook Italian Sausage

Considered by many to be the king of sausages, Italian sausage, is popular, delicious and versatile. Learn to cook Italian sausage any way under the sun!

Freezing Baked Food

Most people associate a deep freeze with meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. However, baked foods keep equally well below zero. Make full use of your deep freeze this year by preparing cakes, biscuits, pies, savories and even bread, ready for the busy Christmas period or parties. If you are expecting visitors, think of the convenience of having morning and afternoon teas ready in advance. No fuss or bother, simply take items from your freezer to thaw, whist you sit relaxed, and enjoy your visitors’ company.

How to Barbecue – A Short History and Instruction in Barbecue – Part 3

In our last article we found ourselves in 19th century America, discussing the variations on the barbecue theme in separate parts of the American South. We learned that, for the most part, pork was the meat of choice, and that there were four basic types of barbecue sauces.

Deep Frying a Turkey

One of my favorite ways to eat fried foods is by cooking it in a deep fryer. I enjoy deep fried food due to the fact that it’s usually crispier and less oily than foods fried the traditional way. Recently I’ve been experimenting with deep frying a whole turkey. Deep frying a turkey is a tastier, quicker alternative to putting a turkey in the oven.

Cooking With Fresh Herbs – Healthy Cooking With Fresh Herbs

If you are one of those people who like to experiment in the kitchen or just love to experience culinary cooking, then you will really enjoy healthy cooking with fresh herbs. When it comes to cooking, nothing can compare with using only the freshest ingredients like herbs.

Do I Need a Rice Cooker? – The Rice Cooker Or the Stove Top?

While cheaper models don’t have the computer processing capabilities of newer induction-heating (fuzzy-logic) rice cookers, many insist on stovetop or microwave cooking methods. Is it possible to achieve the perfectly cooked rice of a high-end rice cooker with a cheaper standard rice cooker? Well, if you are referring to my first two cheap cookers versus my current induction-heating cooker, the answer is absolutely not!

Turkey Dry Rub

If you have never massaged a turkey before cooking it, then you’re missing out on a chance to have the most flavorful turkey you’ve ever tasted. It has nothing to do with relaxing the turkey, although turkeys probably get pretty stressed out around the holidays, it’s all about the seasoning.  Using a dry rub on a turkey is an excellent way to add extra flavor to your turkey dinner.

10 Reasons You Need New Saucepans

Need new saucepans? Not sure whether to buy cheap pans? Want to see if you can make do with your old pans? Find out why you really need new saucepans.

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