How to Make Irresistible Tri Tip Roasts And Steaks
The other day I was giving a demonstration at a large grocery store offering our BBQ Sauces, Dry Rubs, Ketchup and…
Lets Talk About Cooking!
Making food is a therapeutic form of expression for some. Creating new dishes make people happy and eating the product…
Grilling Steaks To Perfection
Grilling season is beginning and it’s time to start thinking about those mouthwatering steaks. So, how do you grill…
How Much Does A Wood Fired Pizza Oven Cost?
Wood fired pizza ovens are commonplace in authentic Italian restaurants, but have you ever thought of impressing your…
Easy Budget Meals
According to the news today, by May, gas prices will climb over $4 a gallon with some cities as high as $4.95 a gallon.…
Going Green Foods Everything You Need To Know
The chief techniques of organic agricultural include crop rotation, green manures and compost, biologic pest control,…
Cooking Tips Articles (247)
Cooking With A Pressure Cooker
Pressure cooker food hasn’t exactly been considered gourmet fare for the past few years. Young gourmands have preferred more sophisticated methods of food preparation—but with a new emphasis on down home dishes and economical ways of cooking, food cooked in pressure cookers is gaining a new, enthusiastic following. Everything old…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 05, 2011  
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Cake Decorating With Fondant
There are many ways to make a good covering layer on a cake for cake decorating, but one of the most popular is cake decorating with fondant. Originally used by British Cake decorators it is quickly becoming the standard for U.S. cake decorators. It is very versatile and fairly easy…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 11, 2011  
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Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes - Always 30 Mins or Less
Fighting traffic to pick up the kids just to chauffeur them to soccer or a piano lesson and then making it home just in time for your spouse to stroll in from work and plop down at the table stating he is hungry. Or maybe you are a single parent…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 08, 2011  
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Cooking, Using Food Substitutions
Remember the kitchen's Golden Rule, that when preparing a particular recipe, you should read through it once and then gather all your needed ingredients and place them in your reach as you are putting together the ingredients. In this way you are not surprised half way through preparation that you…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 17, 2011  
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How to Become Vegetarian
Are you wondering how to become vegetarian? Are you concerned that a vegetarian diet will result in lack of energy? Do you think it’ll be tough to find enough to eat—or that it won’t taste good? Are you concerned –as many are—that without a meat based diet you won’t get…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 22, 2011  
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Copycat Recipes
Copycat recipes are some of my favorite types of recipes. But what are copycat recipes? you may be asking. Well usually copycat recipes are recipes that are quite simply meant to be like the original. Most copycat recipes are imitations of original restaurant recipes that most people are familiar with.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 25, 2011  
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Olive Oil Health Benefits
Other than adding flavor to your food, many people have wondered what are some of the health benefits that olive oil provides. Olive Oil Heath Benefits are many and just to name a few I have covered some of the ways this oil helps in maintaining good health. Health Benefits…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 20, 2011  
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How to Cook for A Vegetarian - Tips on Accomodating for Your Vegetarian Friends
If you're a meat eater, you may find it daunting to come up with vegetarian meal ideas.  However it really is not that difficult to cook easy, tasty and filling meals for vegetarians once you know a few basics of what vegetarians expect and want. Vegetarian food by definition is…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Sep 12, 2011  
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Or Evoo
If you are a true fan of the "food network" channels then you are already more than aware of all the hoopla centered around extra virgin olive oil, frequently referred to as "EVOO". How did a liquid which stems from something so small get to be SO big? And what's…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 14, 2016  
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Pressure Cooker Cooking
You’ve just been given a pressure cooker as a Christmas gift by your great aunt Beatrice, and you’d much rather have had a check. You have no idea what the heck this big pot with the strange lid is for, or how to use it. You really don’t cook all…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 22, 2011  
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Cooking For Kids – Save Your Sanity And Your Money
Cooking for kids is nothing like cooking for adults. Most adults are more open to trying new dishes and flavors. Kids are picky, picky, picky. One sure thing is that if a kids likes a dish, they REALLY like the dish and want it all the time. One battle I…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 06, 2011  
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Is Dehydrating Worth It?
In my previous article, Is Home Canning Worth It, I discussed the pros and cons of preserving your food by canning. Home canning is only one economical way for preserving food. Food dehydration is another, simpler form of preserving food. American settlers used food dehydration to dry foods like grapes,…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jan 31, 2012  
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Using A Food Processor to Make Fresh Homemade Bread
Usіng А Fооd Ð rосеssоr То Маkе Frеsh Ноmеmаdе Вrеаd Нumаns hаvе bееn реrfесtіng brеаd mаkіng tесhnіquеs fоr оvеr 10,000 уеаrs. Тhе аrt оf соmbіng sіmрlе іngrеdіеnts tо сrеаtе sаvоrу lоаvеs hаs lоng bееn рrасtісеd thrоughоut thе wоrld. Еvеrу сulturе hаs а brеаd оr brеаds sресіfіс tо thеіr rеgіоn, nоrmаllу…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 28, 2016  
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Chopping Boards
There are many different varieties of chopping boards varying in shape, size and material. Let's look at a few. Heavy Duty These chopping boards are used by many professional chefs and are often used in restaurants. They are made of sections of very hard wood, often rock maple with an…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 01, 2014  
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Calling Cooks Back to the Kitchen
I recently had a conversation with a friend about the rising cost of food at the grocery store. During that same conversation, we also spoke about restaurant food and how, in her opinion, food quality has decreased yet, prices have increased at the better restaurants. She asked my thoughts and…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 03, 2012  
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Kitchen Knife Storage – Be Safe And Neat
You would not believe how any different kitchen knife storage options are out there now. They just don’t keep your knives neatly stored away and out of harm’s way. They are stylish and convenient too. Even if you set a price range, your choices are still abundant. This article should…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 08, 2011  
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Cooking Cajun Food
Cooking in the heart of Cajun country is an art form. There really is very little science to this particular form of cooking that includes a lot more than mere lagniappe from the pantry or the spice cabinet. Cajun cooking is something that has often been imitated around the country…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 27, 2015  
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Quick And Easy Way to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs are usually a favorite part of our breakfast (or supper) and there are so many ways you can cook them; over easy, fried, boiled, scrambled, poached, and so on. One of my favorites is the hard boiled egg. One advantages of eating a the hard boiled eggs are that…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jan 24, 2013  
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How To Season Cast Iron
Most cast iron pieces you can buy at the stores have directions to “season” the piece. They will tell you to use vegetable oil, even going so far as to name a specific brand. I tried regular, and the brand, and shortening, and all it does is leave a sticky…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Sep 20, 2013  
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How to Make Irresistible Tri Tip Roasts And Steaks
The other day I was giving a demonstration at a large grocery store offering our BBQ Sauces, Dry Rubs, Ketchup and general everyday BBQ advice. The most major question on everyone’s mind it seemed was how do you make stellar Tri Tip Steaks and Tri Tip Roasts? Now we’ve given…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Nov 15, 2013  
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Frugal Diva's Frugal Ground Beef Dishes
In keeping with my line of thrifty tips and hints for the home and kitchen, I wanted to share some economical recipes that don’t taste cheap. The main bulk of the meat in my freezer is ground beef because it is so versatile. Some of the most frugal meals are…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Dec 09, 2012  
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Use a Hand Blender for Exceptional Blending
In order for a individual to make their kitchen labor effortless and painless when it comes to blending there are several models of blending equipment available in the market to choose from to be used in households. For a convenient tool to grab tough ingredients and chop them up, blend…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 09, 2011  
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How to Make Fresh Pasta
It is enjoyable to make homemade pasta. When this is done, it is possible to try many different variations. It is also possible to share what is created with others. Some people are able to do everything by hand, including rolling and cutting the dough. However, to enjoy delicious food,…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 14, 2014  
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A Fancy Dinner
Fancy dinner Have you ever wondered what to cook when having special guests for dinner or lunch? What an emblem!!! Well I am going to help you to prepare a beautiful dinner. As a starter you will offer: Aperitif: Fish flying cocktail For one serving 50 ml Gin 25 ml…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 09, 2012  
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How to Cook Rice Without A Rice Cooker
I have to say that I love rice. I eat it at least 3 times a day. Of course that’s because I was raised in a house hold where rice is our daily staples. Now, cooking rice can be very easy when you have a rice cooker. You just measure…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Nov 21, 2011  
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A Corporate Lunch In the Curious Kitchen…
Today we will embody the time boundaries and mechanical expertise of the Germans and add the passion, flair and love of the Italians”……. “We have 2 hours”…… As you may know already my dear reader, here at Heart Kitchen, we offer tailor made packages at prices and times to suit…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Oct 05, 2015  
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What To Look For In A Bread Maker
When considering a bread machine there are a few things to look for but most importantly is the quality. A great way to determine quality is through on line reviews which can be found on just about any on line retailer that sells them. Or simply do a search on…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 26, 2016  
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How to Care for Pressure Cookers?
Pressure cookers today have become a household commodity mainly because it offers better options to people to cook their food in short time and also retaining the taste value of the food while saving energy. Millions of people around the world use it that can allow them to cook their…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Dec 31, 2013  
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Kitchen Knife Sets - Why Most Of Them Are Useless
There are a lot of kitchen knife sets out there on the market and so many people fall for the idea that they need a set of about 30 different knives if they want to be able to produce good food in their kitchen. This is completely the wrong idea…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 25, 2012  
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Why You Need Paring And Peeling Knives
Paring and peeling knives are some of the smallest knives in a knife set. As you may have already thought, small knives help trim, cut and carve small food items. That is a pretty general description of these versatile knives. A larger explanation will help you understand all the uses…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 08, 2011  
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As a young girl growing up in the country, I vaguely remember my grandmother churning butter. The…
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