More Cooking Tips From The Frugal Diva
Hello again from The Frugal Diva (still trying out the name). I’m bringing you more money and time-savers for the…
Know More About Bread Machine Cycles And Settings
Do you enjoy baking your own bread? There are many people that are conscious about the food that they eat as they want…
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…
Cooking For Kids – Save Your Sanity And Your
Cooking for kids is nothing like cooking for adults. Most adults are more open to trying new dishes and flavors. Kids…
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.…
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…
Cooking Tips Articles (247)
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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Charcoal Grilling Tips for Great Tasting Barbecue
Warm weather is an excellent time for pulling out the Weber Grill Silver. But not only is the conditions ideal for doing things outside, but usually the youngsters are out of school and people are traveling for summer vacations. These days in the US, it's uncommon for any family to…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 20, 2011  
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Quick Meals
Do you know how to cook a great meal in 30 minutes or less that your family will love? I do, I do, I do! I love to cook and over the years I was cooking the same old thing and my family was bored with their dinner time. I…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 22, 2011  
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How to Start a Charcoal Grill Without Burning Your Eyebrows
Firing up the grill on those warm evenings of summer is a great way to get together with friends and family for a delicious, tasty meal. Getting your Charcoal grill might seem intimidating at first but really it’s not that hard. By following these easy steps you’ll be enjoy a…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 22, 2011  
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The Charcoal Grill is Supreme
Before fancy propane gas grills became available folks made use of charcoal to produce their favorite great smoky taste once the summer months started. Charcoal grills are becoming to some extent lost in the excitement over propane items that offer a hassle-free cooking experience. But people who adore real barbecue…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 24, 2011  
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How to Decorate a Cake
Many people are getting interested in how to decorate a cake due to the popularity of reality shows such as “Cake Boss”, “Ace of Cakes”, “Amazing Wedding Cakes” and others to numerous to list here. Due to this new interest, people are searching for information online on how to decorate…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 06, 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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Wilton Cake Decorating Kits
When you begin decorate cakes you will most likely start to obtain items as you need them for each cake you want to decorate. But some people like to get everything they need all at once or in convenient kits. These are some of the Wilton cake decorating kits available…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 12, 2011  
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How to Become a Cake Decorator
If you are looking for information on how to become a cake decorator, chance are that you have already had some kind of experience with baking cakes or other baked goods like cookies and pastries. But now you want to know how you can get better at it and maybe…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 12, 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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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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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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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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The Joys Of Cake Decorating
Not many hobbies can give you as much joy and pleasure as cake decorating. The look you see on the faces of your friends and neighbors when they see the work of art you have just presented them is priceless. Then, assuming you have done everything else right, the accolades…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 08, 2011  
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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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Cake Decorating Classes at Michael’s
The cake decorating classes at Michael’s are taught using the Wilton method of cake decorating. There are 3 different courses offered. Course 1 – Decorating Basics is the first course they recommend you take and covers baking the cake, making icing and using the piping bag and a variety of…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 09, 2011  
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The Best Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas for Your Little Ones
If your kid's birthday party is coming up in a few days, you do not have to worry about the best birthday cake decorating ideas. With help from the internet, birthday cake decorating ideas will be just a few clicks away. Sometimes, you can be tempted to buy from the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 11, 2011  
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The Art of Cake Decorating for Beginners
Cakes that have been made beautifully are not just for birthdays, weddings, or any special occasion. Learning cake decorating for beginners can help make an ordinary looking round cake look elegant and extraordinary. With the use of some tools, techniques, and some of the cake decorating for beginners ideas stated…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 12, 2011  
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Tips for Cake Decorating
Decorating a cake from scratch can be a pretty hard job especially if you do not have any idea where to start. In this article, numerous tips for cake decorating will be given to you, the reader, that you can use to help you decorate your next cake. If you…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 13, 2011  
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The Best Cake Decorating Equipment
Many cake decorators and bakers put their pride into the masterpieces they have made using the best cake decorating equipment there is available. If you could be able to whip up the best cake, it is already a great achievement to most bakers. The main reason for this is the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 14, 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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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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Cooking Classes In NJ
Benefits of Healthy Cooking Classes for You Have you noticed the average age of healthy people suffering from some type of disease is getting younger and younger? Acidity, Inflammation, and Food choices are the major culprits. Healthy cooking classes are popping up and helping children, adults and couples gain a…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 10, 2011  
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How to Cook With a Cast Iron Dutch Oven
If camping is on the list of favorite activities, the most appropriate kitchen item to bring would be a cast iron Dutch oven. The lifespan of these heavy-duty pieces of kitchen equipment is measured in decades, not just years or seasons, and it will never fail to perform its duties.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 12, 2011  
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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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Cleaning and Maintenance Guidelines for Cast Iron Dutch Ovens
When it comes to cookware, a cast iron Dutch oven is one of the best investments you can make. These durable and versatile will provide plenty of performance, whether you’re cooking at home in the oven or on a camp outing using a fire to cook with. Dutch ovens come…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 17, 2011  
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Gluten Free Cooking
There are many people living today that may not know if they are allergic to gluten. Some experience health issues when eating normal food and do not know why. What is even more important is those that cook with gluten can contaminate foods that are gluten free which also cause…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 19, 2011  
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what is the best steak for the bbq
I have cut a lot of steaks in my 30 years as a meat cutter. Here are my selections for a great BBQ experience. There are many so called experts on the subject of what would be considered the best steak for the BBQ. The truth is, most of these…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 01, 2011  
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Enameled Cast Iron Vs Regular Cast Iron
Pots and pans have come a long way over the past 50 or so years. It seems like new metals and other materials are being created everyday in order to find that perfect piece of cookware that never burns food, but also retains heat for long enough periods of time.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 29, 2011  
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Outstanding Benefits Of An Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan
Indoor grilling is very popular with apartment dwellers and when the weather is not good for outdoor grilling. Stove top grilling is a cheaper alternative to an expensive Panini press. The best cookware option for stove top grilling is an enameled cast iron grill pan. As you will read, the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 29, 2011  
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It might be February and still cold so how about some soup? C'mon, cold day,warm soup, there's nothing…
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What are the best methods of cooking meat? Well, I think it really depends on the situation. What…
I read my son’s daily report from daycare the other day and it said that they mixed all the ingredients…

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