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Ground beef is the all-American staple ingredient. Its versatility adds infinite possibilities to an endless number of dishes. Read this article to learn more about ground beef.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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 Sharise Cunningham

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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

Spices are an important part of cooking. It is spices that give dishes, like pumpkin pie, their flavor. By adding spices to your food, you can quickly and easily enhance your favorite recipe. Find answers to your spice questions in this article.

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

Ever wonder how to make your own syrup? Creating maple syrup in your own home is a lot easier than you might think. Find out how to create your own homemade syrup and what the "soft-ball stage" means when making syrup.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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Are you a tea drinker that finds yourself growing tired of the same flavor? Well, you're in luck. Tea is now available in many different flavors, warm or cold, for refreshment or to improve health. Get answers to all of your tea questions here.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

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Balsamic vinegar, made from sweet white grapes and aged for years, is known for its mellow, sweet flavor. See tips for cooking with balsamic vinegar and try out our suggested recipes. Find out more about balsamic vinegar.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Basil is a key herb in pesto sauce. It can last up to five days, or can be dried or made into a paste and frozen for future use. Summer is the best time to buy fresh basil, because it is plentiful and cheap at farmers' markets. Read more about basil.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Do you know the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Can you use the two interchangeably in recipes? Get answers to common questions about potatoes, including preparation tips, the differences among potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams, and more.

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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Have a question about fruit? Learn about the history of fruit, fruit dessert definitions, exotic fruit and tips on picking ripe fruit. Find the answers to your fruit questions here.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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

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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

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

Have you ever wondered what certain characteristics you should be looking for when selecting different types of tomatoes for recipes? Read this article to answer your many tomato questions.

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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

While ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and barbecue sauce are classic sandwich toppers, don't be afraid to dress up your meals with less conventional sauces, relishes, and salsas. See tips to spice up even the most common condiments and try out these condiment recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine