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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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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Italian food has always been popular, but today it includes more than just a plate of spaghetti. Learn about the different types of Italian cooking, and find out new ways to make old favorites.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Meatballs are a great addition to all types of pasta, and even better, they are relatively simple to make. Follow the guidelines in this article to help you make a perfect meatball every time.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Eggs are one of the world's most versatile foods. They can be prepared in many ways -- from simple scrambled eggs to an elegant omelet. Learn all about cooking eggs with the help of this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Preparing a classic holiday turkey is easier than it looks, but it does take some careful planning and timing. Get tips on how to properly grill, roast and carve a turkey.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

A chicken casserole is easy to prepare and always tastes great. We've got plenty of variations for you to choose from, too -- read these useful tips for cooking a chicken casserole and check out ten great recipes.

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Not only is fish easy to cook and versatile, it's also delicious and nutritious! Learn how to cook fish, whether you prefer to bake, poach, pan-fry, or use another cooking method.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

The possible combinations of pasta and sauce are limitless and may even be a little intimidating. Learn about choosing and making the many delicious types of pasta in this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Lobster is usually considered a luxury food item, but you can enjoy this shellfish more economically if you cook it at home. Learn different ways to cook lobster with the help of this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

If you're a healthy eater who turns to pizza as an occasional junk-food splurge, you may experience some guilt after you've downed a few (or five or six) slices of cheesy, empty-carb heaven. But soon, that could all change. Sort of.

By Julia Layton

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The world really has two different meanings for the word fruit. There is the use of the word when you go to the grocery store, and then there's the use of the word by a botanist. Find out if tomatoes make the cut.

As it turns out, beer is not the only factor in the 'beer goggles' effect. And scientists have come up with a fancy formula to prove it -- and let you calculate just how far off you are.

By Julia Layton

Goji berries: cancer-fighting superfood or overhyped cure-all? Learn about goji berries - health benefits and why some people think goji berries can prevent cancer.

Olive oil is one of the most versatile ingredients you'll find at the grocery store. Knowing how it gets from the tree to your table will help you understand how to get the most out of it.

By Gayle A. Alleman

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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