Food and Recipes

Here is a place for you to play with your food -- literally: enjoy, have fun with and celebrate food -- but don't worry, we'll still help you get dinner on the table every night.

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Popcorn is low in fat, high in fiber, and just downright tasty. Learn 20 things you didn't know about popcorn, such as what to call unpopped kernels and popcorn's scientific name.

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Did you know that there are almost as many types of vegetarians as there are reasons for becoming one? Find out why vegetarians are such a diverse lot.

By Sarah Dowdey

Losing weight basically comes down to using more calories than you consume. Learn about the number of calories in 45 common foods in this article, including apples, carrots, and ice cream.

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Henry VIII was known for hosting opulent feasts with every delicacy you could imagine. Read our list of 12 items found at a feast of Henry VIII, including whale meat and grilled beavers' tails!

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Coconut on pizza may sound strange to you, but this topping is the tops in Costa Rica. See our list of favorite pizza toppings in 10 countries, including minced mutton, curry, and eel!

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We've compiled a list of fun and interesting facts about an American food icon - pizza. Whatever style or variety - from thick, Chicago-style deep-dish stuffed with gobs of cheese to a thin-as-a-cracker crust topped with veggies - pizza invariably makes it to the top of "favorite foods" lists.

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You don't have to be a gourmet to love cooking. We'll show you the best cooking methods to create feasts or simply feed yourself. Learn how to cook using our step-by-step instructions in this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Vegans take vegetarianism several steps further, avoiding even animal products like honey and silk. Learn about what it's like to be a vegan and why veganism seems to stir up controversy.

By Sarah Dowdey

You may have heard of the Atkins diet, a high-protein diet that threw people into something of a protein obsession. Is protein really that important? And what about vegetarians? If you're not eating meat, are you missing something important in your diet?

By Katie Lambert

Triscuits are a delicious treat and an American cultural phenomenon. In this article, we'll show you behind the scenes from the idea to the production process of this tasty snack food.

By Nancy S. Hughes

Roasting is a rather simple cooking option for preparing meat. What's more, the end result is truly juicy and delicious. Find tips for roasting prime rib, lamb, and ham in this helpful article.

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After the menu has been planned, the groceries bought, the table set, and the cooking done, one of the more formidable tasks involved in holiday meals and dinner parties still remains -- carving the meat. To help you carve the main attraction like a pro, follow the helpful guidelines in this article.

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Fruit can add a new dimension of flavor to a variety of dishes. That's why it is important to know certain fruit preparation techniques, such as zesting and juicing. This article will help you get started with tips and advice.

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Pastry dough can be temperamental to work with, to say the least. But don't let that stop you from working with delicious pastry dough. Find tips on how to make pastries in this article.

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Learn how to prepare and cook vegetables in this article. With a little practice, you'll soon be chopping, dicing, seeding, and zesting like a pro.

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More and more Americans are eating seafood, but few are cooking it at home. Learn about the different varieties of fish and shellfish, as well as ways to prepare seafood in your own kitchen.

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Find basic instructions and definitions that will help you bake a perfect cake every time in this article. You'll learn about selecting the proper baking pan, cooling and frosting a finished cake, and more.

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Why pay big money for an expensive, bakery-made wedding cake when you can easily build your own romantic creation at home? Learn tips on baking a wedding cake in this article.

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The wok is most commonly associated with the technique of stir-frying, but can be used to deep-fry, braise, roast, steam, and simmer. Learn the history and technique behind using a wok and then try some recipes for yourself.

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Chicken is one of the easiest and most versatile meats you can prepare. Bake it, fry it or grill it – just be sure to take the proper safety precautions during preparation.

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Baking cookies is a wonderful pastime that results in even more wonderful treats. In this article, we'll show you how to bake cookies, as well as test them for doneness and store them properly.

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Since raw chicken can harbor harmful salmonella bacteria, it's important to know how to properly handle chicken in the kitchen. Learn chicken safety tips in this article, including how to purchase and store chicken confidently.

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Chicken is incredibly versatile and can be cooked many different ways. What's more, each method of cooking helps bring out the individual flavors of chicken. Learn how to cook chicken here.

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Learn common techniques for cutting up chicken in this informative article. You will find out how to cut a whole chicken into halves or quarters, skin and debone a chicken breast, and more.

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Stacked layers of long noodles, sauce, cheese, and meat -- the ingredients of lasagna work together to make every bite come alive with flavor. Learn how to make lasagna in this article.

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