Characteristics Of the Best Cutlery Sets
There are a myriad of choices available when looking for the best cutlery sets; there are varying levels of Quality,…
How to Clean Cutlery Properly
The cost for cutlery can range from low cost to costing more than your pots and pans. If you plan on replacing your…
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…
Camp Cooking
Cooking at camps has proven impossible for many people. Some tend to overcook/under-cook the food, some simply can't…
Heart Healthy Food Recipes Simplified
Heart healthy food recipes should not be hard to come by these days seeing that America’s waist bands have been on…
A Fancy Dinner
Fancy dinner Have you ever wondered what to cook when having special guests for dinner or lunch? What an emblem!!!…
Cooking Tips Articles (247)
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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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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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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Cooking With A Solar Oven
I have used my solar oven for four years now. I first cooked a pork roast in my yard in Minneapolis, MN on a day that the air temperature was minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit. It came out just beautiful. Folks think you need a warm day to cook with the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Dec 26, 2013  
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How To Shop For The Paleo Diet to Save Time And Money
I would like to talk a bit today about how to shop for the paleo diet. For me shopping can be a bit tricky. I tend to get side tracked easy and can buy a lot of things that I didn't intend to purchase. I think that it's extremely important…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 20, 2012  
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Why An Enameled Cast Iron Wok Makes Perfect Stir-fry
Woks are the traditional pan used to make stir fry and other Asian dishes. They are known for their large, slanted sides, small flat middle, and dual handles. Non-stick is a must so that low fat cooking is achieved. Learn how an enameled cast iron wok meets the non-stick requirement…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 29, 2011  
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To Cook Or Not To Cook? What Was The Question?
Food is obviously needed by the body to survive and where to get is never a problem unless you happen to be in the middle of a desert and roasted scorpions do not appeal to your appetite. Restaurants can be found in almost every corner of every city and they…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Aug 14, 2014  
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What to Look for In A Gas Grill
There are various types of gas grills with lots of different options available for sale. The best grill is not always the shiniest one. Not all grills that say stainless steel are of a good grade of stainless steel that will show rust stains after a short period of time.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Aug 28, 2012  
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Eating Well on A Tight Budget
Feeding a family is becoming more difficult as the cost of food continues to rise, out pacing many incomes. The weekly trip to the grocery store is stressful for many as they try to choose inexpensive items that will fit into an already tight budget and still offer healthy and…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Dec 09, 2012  
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5 Reasons to Make Bread With A Bread Maker
There are many reasons to go out and get a bread maker to make your bread with but I am only going to list five of them for starters. The first reason and in my opinion the most important for making your own bread is because its much healthier than…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 25, 2016  
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Let's Start Canning Part 3
Since I had written directions for an easy, no cook vegetable, I should do instructions for a cooked vegetable. This time I am going to give you my “secret” recipe for stewed tomatoes. A little more difficult but they are delicious. Refer to my part 2 article for instructions on…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 04, 2012  
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Cake Decorating Tips
Decorating a cake to come out just the way you want it to can be fun but frustrating. You have somewhat of an idea of what you want, but getting it from conception to reality doesn’t always work out the way we planned. Let’s look at some tips that can…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 09, 2011  
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Processed Vs Fresh
This short article talks about processed and fresh food from the average consumer POV and discusses the differences and examples of some of both. Health wise there is constantly a debate on whether processed foods are slowly damaging our bodies and what in them is destructive. The results is almost…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 13, 2014  
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Egg Nutrition
For years, I bought the cheapest eggs off the shelf in the quantities I needed at the time without giving it much thought. One day, I watched a show that explained how eggs get from the nest to the table. I was surprised that it was weeks after the eggs…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 17, 2012  
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Specialty Gadgets for the Kitchen Part 3 – A Tool for Everything
One category of gadgets for the kitchen is spatulas. There are spatulas for scooping up and flipping food. There are spatulas for scooping up and flipping food as well as draining the liquid or fat from it. Then there are spatulas for spreading anything willing to be spread. Read on…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 08, 2011  
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J A Henckels Versus Zwilling J Henckels
AUGUST 5, 2015 ROGER What is the difference? There are so many options out there for buying professional chef knives. One of the more confusing things when researching J. A. HENCKELS or ZWILLING J HENCKELS is which kind of knife or company are you buying from. The J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Aug 05, 2015  
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Barbaque Smoking Techniques
There are some good barbaque techniques and some bad ones. Lets cover them all so we get the right ones so we can cook our best food of all. You can be a good cook but if you want to be a great chef than these tricks are for you.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 01, 2013  
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Great Uses And Benefits Of Himalayan Pink Salt
It is interesting to note the plethora of uses and benefits that the Himalayan pink salt can offer. This salt’s origins go back to over 200 million years where mineral rich salt deposits are formed and buried under the Himalayan Mountains. Salt production The Himalayan pink salt is mined from…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Dec 09, 2013  
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Chicago Cutlery Knife Set - How to Use And Take Care Of Yours Properly
Having a Chicago cutlery knife set in your kitchen can be a great way to add to the wonderful experience of cooking. But which knives should you use for which tasks. In this article I have gone through each knife in the Chicago Cutlery knife set and outlined the use…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 19, 2012  
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The New Cordless Hand Blenders - Fast Powerful and Convenient
Companies are always creating new products. Sometimes the results are simply minor upgrades to the current tools available, but sometimes they can truly change the landscape of the industry. The innovative new cordless hand blenders are such a product. Totally different recipes for desserts, healthy drinks and food can be…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 17, 2011  
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How to Make A Toasted Cheese Sandwich
One day, I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich. This was a problem since I did not have any sliced bread. However, I had a beautiful loaf of French bread. Therefore, I decided that I was good to go. I started by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. I am…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 28, 2014  
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How to Grill the Perfect Steak
If you are a steak lover like me, it doesn’t get any better than a prime rib-eye steak cooked on outdoor grill. What makes a good steak? It all starts with steak meat that has a ribbon of fat on the outer edge along with some internal marbling means a…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Aug 28, 2012  
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