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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Sure, you could buy garlic at the store. But it's just as easy to grow your own, and it keeps for months. Find out how to plant, harvest and store garlic.

By Gayle A. Alleman

Vinegar is a must-have ingredient for vinaigrettes, marinades, food preservation, or any recipe that needs a little extra kick. You'll be astounded at all the things this seemingly simple condiment can do.

By Gayle A. Alleman

Grilling food is one of summer's treats. With new grilling methods, you can now grill year-round to enjoy the sweet smoky barbecue taste. Learn how to grill all types of food in this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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A study published recently in the online version of the journal Nature has been called the "Holy Grail of aging research." Find out if obese humans should switch from white wine to red wine."

By Julia Layton

The stories of evil strangers tainting Halloween candy and apples with poison, glass and razor blades have prevailed for several decades. But are they true?

By Stephanie Watson

You've heard the phrase, "it looks good enough to eat." Garnishes are designed for that very reason. Complement the flavor and style of the food you're serving with these beautiful garnishes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Making homemade bread for the first time can be a bit tricky. But don't let that prevent you from trying. Our step-by-step will show you exactly how you can make it a success, on your first try.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Seasonings can be the most important part of a recipe. Herbs are the leaves of plants, while spices are the seeds, buds, fruits, flowers, bark, and roots of plants. Learn about herbs and spices.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Good wine is one of life's greatest pleasures. Whether you are a novice or a connoisseur, enjoying a glass of wine can be a sublime experience. Learn the basics of enjoying wine.

By Steve Pitcher

Coming together with a group of fellow wine enthusiasts is a fantastic way to exercise your tasting muscles. Read this article for the details you need to host the perfect wine tasting.

By Steve Pitcher

The protein in meat, poultry, and fish offers health benefits, including lowering bad cholesterol and reducing heart disease. Eating healthy is another alternative treatment against illnesses. Learn the health benefits of meat, poultry, and fish.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

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Fruits and vegetables offer health benefits, including protection from heart disease, high blood pressure, and other illnesses. Eating healthy can be part of an alternative treatment against disease. Learn the health benefits of these foods.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

Nuts may be high in fat, but they contain mostly mono- and polyunsaturated fats, which are heart healthy. Studies have shown that nuts can help lower LDL cholesterol. Learn the health benefits of nuts.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

Seeds are an excellent nutrition package filled with minerals, folic acid, and bone-building calcium. It's surprising we eat seeds as an occasional snack instead of a staple of our diet. Learn health benefits of seeds.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

Legumes are good sources of high protein and offer health benefits, including lowering heart-disease risk. Eating healthier with legumes can be part of an alternative treatment against illness. Learn the health benefits of legumes.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

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No matter how it's made, cheese is a concentrated source of many nutrients, including calcium. There are many nutritional ways to add cheese to a healthy diet. Learn the health benefits of cheese.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

Grains in your daily diet can make your body stronger and offer another alternative treatment against such illnesses as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and gastrointestinal troubles. Learn the health benefits of grains.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

Dried beans, nuts, and seeds are good sources of protein and offer health benefits, including lowering heart-disease risk. Eating healthy is another alternative treatment against illnesses. Learn health benefits of dried beans, nuts, and seeds.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

Vinegar has many jobs to do in the kitchen. It can improve flavor, preserve food, fill in for missing ingredients, and even make food look better. Learn about vinegar's uses in the kitchen.

By Christine Halvorson

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How much does a person eat in two years? A trip to Mars is supposed to take six months to get there and six months to get back, and with perhaps a year spent on the planet, how much food would the ship have to carry for each person?

I read labels on food packages and always see the number of calories listed. What are calories? How are they measured in food?

The main differences between espresso coffee and drip coffee are the fineness of the grind and the brewing time. Read this article to learn about the differences between drip and espresso coffee.

Mayonnaise is a thick, creamy sauce or dressing that is made of oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings. It's not the same as salad dressing, which doesn't contain egg yolks and is generally sweeter than mayonnaise.

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Eggs are rich in protein, especially the egg whites. It's this protein that causes eggs to become hard when boiled. Learn just how exactly this process happens.

Read this article to find out just how can you make a wine glass sing with video instructions and more.