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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Cooking a great feast to share with family and friends is one of the many joys of the holidays -- and one of the many stresses. Take the stress out of your cooking projects with these helpful hints.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Low-fat cooking is not difficult, once basic questions are answered. Do you know what ingredients you can substitute in your meals in order to make the meal healthier? Learn some of the answers to questions about low-fat cooking.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Baking involves precision and good measure, but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult. Learn the answers to common baking questions, including how to ice a cake and how to ship your baked treats. Get started on your next sweet-tooth journey.

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Gelatin is an translucent and often unflavored element often used in cooking. Learn what gelatin is, how to measure it for cooking or baking, and how to use it in this article.

Cheese is everywhere. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from, how is it made -- and why is some of it so stinky?

By Shanna Freeman

Pasta is a common dinner item, but preparation isn't always a piece of cake. Ideally, pasta should be served immediately after cooking, but sometimes this isn't possible. How can you keep it warm until serving time? Learn some of the answers to questions about pasta.

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Mushrooms should be used immediately, but if you need to store them, use a paper bag. Storing the paper bag in the vegetable drawer in your refrigerator can help make the mushrooms last for five days. Learn more about cooking with mushrooms.

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These days, soda pop is more than just cola and lemon-lime. See our list of 17 obscure brands of soda pop, including Pickle Juice "Sport" and DraCola.

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Many fast foods contain nearly all of a person's daily fat and calorie requirements. Learn the calories and fat in 36 fast foods, including the Baconator and a Double Whopper with cheese.

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Even the simplest foods can be expensive. See a list of 11 of the world's most expensive foods -- some you would never guess -- including a high-priced pizza and hamburger.

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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

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

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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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine