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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"Scant" means "just barely." When cooking, scant refers to a very small amount of a seasoning or an ingredient. Learn more about scant cooking amounts here.

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Find answers to common food questions and learn new cooking skills you never knew you had. These cooking articles provide cooking tips on everything from corn syrup to cheese to fried chicken.

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Entertaining and party planning can be stressful, but they don't have to be. Check out these tips, including kitchen appliance tips, food safety tips, and holiday cooking tips to ensure your next bash is stress-free.

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Food definitions can help you understand your diet better and help you with your cooking. Learn the difference between foods and what they mean here. Find tips on cooking with cornstarch, find your answers to herb questions, and even discover a fun Italian cooking quiz.

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Solid cooking methods create the foundation to a great time in the kitchen and an even better meal at the dining table. Learn about these cooking methods and soon enough you'll be a master chef.

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"Chiffonade" is a French cooking term that literally means "in rags." Learn more about this cutting term and how and when to use it in your recipes.

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Tired of wrestling with kabobs spinning on their skewers? There are simple tips you can use to make sure your kabobs don't spin and cook evenly. Get answers to your kabob questions here and learn tips to make grilling them easier.

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Breakfast and brunch are important meals, providing energy to get through the day. Learn how to host a brunch and make time for breakfast with the array of yummy breakfast and brunch foods available, even when you are on the go.

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Eggs are a staple in most recipes and weekly menus. Hardboiling eggs is a popular method of cooking eggs, but how do you prevent them from cracking during the process? Learn how to hardboil an egg with the information in this article.

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Baby carrots hold up well in stir-fries, can be softened quickly for cakes and cookies, and give added crunch, color, and body to a wide variety of salads, soups, and stews.

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Soups are a favorite meal all over the world, from upscale restaurants to Grandma's cozy kitchen. This article shows you how to expand your repertoire with delicious stocks and cream soups. You'll also find helpful hints and recipes.

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Party planning can be fun and easy if you plan ahead. However, problems can arise if someone attending your party is a diabetic, or a vegetarian. Would you know what to do if that situation arises? Learn how to plan the perfect party here.

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Leftovers such as canned fruit juice and pumpkin can be added to an assortment of dishes. The natural juices in the canned fruit have nutritional benefits that can enhance your meal. Learn answers to some of your leftover questions.

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Cooking with chilies is an easy way to spice up your favorite recipes. There are many different types of chilies and different chilies are used for different recipes. Since the subject of chilies can be confusing, check out this list of the most common fresh chilies and check out these recipe ideas.

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The word "basting" usually enters the cooking limelight around the holiday season -- but what exactly is it?

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A buffet table is a great way to efficiently serve a large number of guests, but what is the best way to set one up? These potluck questions and tips offer advice on setting up the perfect buffet table and on keeping food safe while transporting it to a party.

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Cornstarch is used for many things in cooking, but it's most common use is as a binder and thickener in various dishes. Learn the best ways to cook and bake with cornstarch and view great recipes that use cornstarch.

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These dinner preparation tips can help you get dinner on the table in no time. Learn about easy substitutions, do-ahead tips and what you should buy at the market to make dinner preparation easier. Read more and get slow cooker recipe ideas.

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Corn syrup is called for in many recipes because, unlike other sweeteners, it doesn't crystallize and turn grainy when it's cold. If you have processing concerns or allergies, learn corn syrup substitions for your favorite recipes and get more answers about cooking with corn syrup.

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If you are cooking off of a recipe that calls for wine, how do you know which one to use? These questions and answers on cooking with alcohol include the differences between bourbon and whiskey, and how to choose the right wine for cooking.

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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.

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Do you often find yourself cooking the same quick meals over and over again? Our quick tips for fast meals will teach you how to stock your pantry with ingredients that make cooking quick and easy, and how to prepare ahead.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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