Cooking How-to

Cooking How to will help you discover the correct procedures for preparing a variety of meals. Read about how to saute vegetables, grill a streak, bake fish and more.

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Ever wonder why you should marinate chicken in buttermilk before frying? Find out why buttermilk should be used for fried chicken and other fried chicken tips. Read more and get chicken recipe ideas.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Spaghetti sauce is pretty versatile and can be used in other dishes besides pasta. Get quick tips for using spaghetti sauce in a variety of foods, including soups, stews, pizza, ethnic dishes, and more. Try these simple recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Blanching, also known as parboiling, is the method by which foods are partially cooked as a way to preserve their color, texture and flavor. It's also a great way of loosening the skins from fruit and vegetables to make peeling a breeze. Read more.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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What do you do when the recipe makes more servings than you need? How do you scale things back? These recipe tips give details on adjusting quantities of ingredients to feed larger or smaller crowds. Healthy snack recipe tips are also provided.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Grocery shopping on a budget does not have to mean unhealthy, tasteless food, or not having enough to eat. While budgeting begins at the supermarket and continues at the table. Discover the maximum amount of food you can get for your money and establish proper food portions.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

There are many differences between butter and margarine that produce different results when used for cooking. How do you know if you should be using butter or margarine in your cooking? Learn more about butter and margarine.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Dessert is one of the sweetest pleasures in life. Learn about baked and frozen fruit treats, low-calorie delectibles and how to make your own ice cream. Find dessert tips and recipes in this article.

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Chicken is an economical and versatile meat that is used in most American meals. How much do you know about cooking chicken? Find common questions about cooking chicken, answers, and tips to help with your next chicken dinner.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

Cooking with chocolate is full of challenges, from which type to use to how to melt it. Cooking with chocolate can produce some excellent desserts that will be the hit of any party. Find answers to common questions about cooking with chocolate.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

A diet that includes good fats such as olive oil can protect your heart by raising your beneficial cholesterol and providing protection from heart disease. Get your questions answered about oil olive and oil substitutions in recipes.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

It's easy to fall into a monotonous meal routine, but it's just as easy to change it up a bit, too. The next time you're at the market, try to pick up some items that will give "pop" to a dish Get tips and ideas.

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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.

By the Editors of Easy Home Cooking Magazine

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.

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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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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.

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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

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

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

Whether steamed or eaten raw, clams are a delicious shellfish that can easily be prepared at home. Learn how to cook, clean and shuck raw clams properly and efficiently.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

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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

How do I make clear ice like they have in restaurants?