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Full-bodied wines have a rich, complex, well-rounded flavor that lingers in the mouth. Learn more about the differences of full-bodied wines and other wines in this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

If you've ever asked yourself "How many different types of chili pepper are out there and how can I tell which one are hot and which are mild?", you will definitely find your answer in this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, turnip greens, arugula, and cauliflower are part of the cabbage family. Learn more about these vegetables and find some recipes for delicious cruciferous dishes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Soy crumbles serve as a vegetarian alternative to ground beef. It contains a large amount of protein, like meat does, but contains less amounts of fat and cholesterol. Learn more about soy crumbles in this article.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

A sprig is a small piece of an herb used in cooking. Sprigs add a wonderful flavor to cooked dishes, but you should remove the sprig after cooking. Learn more about sprigs here.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Carob is naturally sweeter and can be healthier than cocoa powder, but it can't compete with the flavor of chocolate. Learn more about where it comes from and how to include it in your recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Cilantro is a bright, pungent herb used in Asian, Mexican and Indian cooking. Cilantro specifically refers to the leaves and stems of the coriander plant. Learn more about cilantro here.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Hoisin sauce is made from soybean paste, garlic, chilies, and various spices, and can contain sugar and vinegar. Read this article to learn more about this salty, sweet, and spicy condiment.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Lemon zest imparts a bright and citrusy flavor to both savory and sweet foods. Best of all, it's super simple to make using the right tools and the peel of a lemon.

By Alia Hoyt & Sharise Cunningham

Masa harina is a type of traditional flour used in Mexican cooking to make tortillas, tamales, and other dishes. Read this article to learn more about this versatile flour.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Just one serving of spinach is enough to give you more than 100 percent if your daily vitamin A requirement. Spinach is packed with nutrients and can be used a variety of ways. Find out more about how to clean spinach, ways to use it, and delicious recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Though they have distinct flavors, honey and sugar both contain the same amount of carbohydrates. In healthy cooking, the source of the carbohydrate is not nearly as important as the quantity. Learn more about honey and sugar in a diabetic diet.

By the Editors of Diabetic Cooking Magazine

Wondering whether to use canned vs. fresh jalapeno peppers? Go for the fresh for a stronger flavor. Discover the difference between the different types of peppers, learn more about using peppers in your cooking by trying out these recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Did you ever ask yourself what the difference between jams, jellies, marmalade, and preserves is? Read this article to find out all about these sweet concoctions and how to tell the difference.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Bell peppers are full of nutrients and can be roasted to bring out their inherent sweetness. Learn more about roasting and incorporating them into your favorite recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Rice, the staple of most Asian cuisine, is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world. Read this article for answers to common rice questions. Learn about the different types of rice and get tips for cooking rice perfectly every time.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Do you know how to make your own salad dressing, or know how to incorporate fresh herbs in your salad? Get answers to common salad questions. This article tells you how to create quick, healthy salads and salad dressings, and how to use fresh herbs.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Why do some dessert recipes call for salt? Is it really necessary to add the salt in there?. Discover answers to a variety of salt questions. This article sheds light on salt's use in desserts, salty soups, and reduced sodium foods.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Cream cheese can be used in a variety of foods, from dips to entrees to desserts. Learn tips for easier cooking with cream cheese, substition ideas, easy uses for packaged cream cheese. Find answers and check out these delicious cream cheese recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Knowing the difference among the many types of cream can have a big impact on your recipe. There are several categories of cream, and, to make matters more confusing, what's popular in one part of the country may not even be found in another region. Get the facts about cream and try these recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

In addition to iceberg, most supermarkets offer other varieties of lettuce, such as boston, bibb, and romaine. Read this article to find out more about the different varieties and how to incorporate them into your meals.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Coffee is a great pick-me-up, but how much do you really know about it? Find coffee questions and answers, including how to add flavor to your favorite brew and the best way to store coffee. Learn more here.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

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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

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.