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Easter Cake Ideas from Around the World

Cakes are an important part of most Easter celebrations, but you don’t have to settle for just carrot cake this Spring. Easter celebrations around the world serve up fruit cake, sponge cake, and raisin-almond creations such as Simnel cake for the festivities. Skip the usual cake recipes this Easter, and …

St. Patrick’s Day Party Recipe Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day parties can be fun, creative and delicious without being stressful or difficult. You can create a festive atmosphere without resorting to green beer and food that nobody wants to eat; such as corned beef and cabbage, or anything dyed green. Irish food and drink should be fresh, …

How To Cook Frozen Food In An Airfryer

Air fryers are a terrific way to prepare meals in a safe, oil-free fashion, and deliver crispness and flavor that surpass traditional fryers and ovens.  Moreover, they are equipped to handle foods that haven’t been thawed from your freezer.  Finding out how to cook frozen food in an airfryer is …

Cooking with Thyme

Thyme is a versatile herb that you can use in just about any recipe. At thanksgiving you’ll find it in turkey stuffing. In the winter you’ll enjoy it in savory soups and clam chowders. It pairs well with fish and is often used in rubs for lamb and beef. Because …

How to Keep Bananas Fresh For Longer

Rarely can you find people that do not appreciate bananas. Not only are they full of vitamins, but their delicious taste also makes them a fantastic ingredient in the kitchen. Banana bread muffins are an excellent breakfast choice, and you can even make perfect loaves of bread out of this …

How to Easily Sharpen Any Kitchen Knife

Cutting with a dull knife isn’t just slow and annoying, it can also be dangerous. If you ask any a chef what’s the most dangerous thing in your kitchen, he will point out to that dull knife you’ve been avoiding to sharpen. So, in order to help you avoid getting …

How to Cook with Chocolate in Savory Recipes

We usually think of chocolate as an exclusively sweet ingredient, but if you’ve ever tasted a nibble of unsweetened baking chocolate, you know that pure chocolate actually has a bitter, somewhat fruity flavor. It’s only when cacao beans are processed with milk and lots of sugar that it turns into …

How to Thaw, Cook, and Cool Foods, at Safe Temperatures

Frozen foods should be thawed correctly, because there are harmful microorganisms, which will grow rapidly, at unsafe levels that can make us sick. Those same microorganisms can be harmful in cooking your meat, poultry, seafood, egg, etc. If the internal cooking temperature does not reach a level safe enough to …

How to Cook Fish at Home

Fish is high in protein, low in saturated fat and contains essential fatty acids which makes it a wonderful addition to your diet. However, cooking fish at home is something that can intimidate some people because it is assumed they just can’t make it as well as a chef in …

Ten Tips for Safe Microwave Cooking

Microwaves can play a crucial part during meal times; however, one must take care to make sure the food is cooked evenly. See, microwaves directs heat towards the middle of the oven. This is the reason the turn table was invented so that the food would getting evenly “nuked”. Care …

A Look at a Variety of Asian Noodles

Noodles have a long history in Asia; they’re sold everywhere there and are the “fast food” equivalent of a hamburger or hot dog in the U.S. There are literally hundreds of ways to make and prepare Asian noodles (perhaps I’ll start a series) and most of them are easy to …

How To Clean A Deep Fryer

We have already talked about best deep fryers you can find for your kitchen in 2017, and now we want to take a closer look about how to clean deep fryer. If you got yourself a deep fryer and you are using it frequently, then you need to know how …

Pumpkin Turkey Recipe and Instructions

Use this turkey as a centerpiece for the children’s table at Thanksgiving! A pumpkin is used for the turkey’s body, and you and your kids add the head, wings and feathers. Determine the size of pumpkin to be used. One large pumpkin or several small ones? The size of the …

How To Clean A Griddle

Having a griddle in your kitchen is one of the most exciting ways to make your menu more appealing and diverse. Not minding the number of times you use it, cleaning a griddle top is very crucial to keep it in good shape and condition so as to prevent flavor …

How To Clean A Panini Press

A Panini Press, also known as a Panini grill or sandwich press is a vital gadget for any kitchen. Put together some of your choicest fillings, add a reasonable amount of cheese to act as a melt factor, and hurray! You have just made a tasty sandwich in a ridiculously quick …

How To Clean A Popcorn Machine

We all love eating popcorn, and it is among most favored snacks in the world as people cannot resist the salty and buttery taste of it. And we all know that every movie or a football game is way better with popcorn. Although popcorn is quite easy to prepare in …

Lime Water Versus Lemon Water – Which is Healthier?

Lime water versus lemon water – which is healthier? To find out which has better health benefits, let’s look at how one compares against the other. Physical Description Both lemons and limes are members of the citrus plant family. Where lemons are characterized physically by their yellow, ovoid shape and …

Entrees with Fruit: Pork or Lamb

There are, of course, certain associations of fruit with meat; pork with apple or duck with orange, for example. We have got into the habit of thinking of a nutritious meal as comprising meat and two vegetables. Fruit is often more nutritious than many vegetables and the contrasting sweet and …

Raising a Young Chef

Children love to cook and serve meals for their family and friends. Many kids are fascinated with the idea of helping their parents or wanting to ‘do it themselves’ when it comes to preparing food. Don’t panic, but rather take advantage of this opportunity to educate your child. A child’s …

Ways to Use Mustard in Cooking

Mustard is an everyday ingredient in both recipes and in basic preparations such as sandwiches and salad dressings. Dry mustard and prepared mustard are both used in cooking and they are often a staple in pantries. Dry mustard is stored at room temperature and prepared mustard is kept in the …

Tips for Cooking in a Cast Iron Skillet

There are two Southern traditions that go hand in hand, that is frying food in a deep fryer or air fryer and cooking in a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets along with recipes to cook in them are handed down from generation to generation. I have assorted sizes of …

9 Great Tips from Cooking Shows

Cooking shows can be inspiring, informative and entertaining. People watch cooking shows to learn about new kinds of foods and recipes, but I watch them for a different reason altogether. While sharing their amazing recipes and knowledge on various kinds of foods, the food experts also share some of their …

Accidental Perfect Cornbread

The best discoveries are often made by accident. This is especially true when it concerns cooking recipes. Following many years of making cornbread, I accidentally discovered how to make truly delightful cornbread. If only I could make it in my bread machine! Whether making cornbread or corn muffins, I always …

Cooking with Mushrooms 101

Mushrooms, as we all know, are a fungus. They grow in many shapes, sizes, and colors and each one has its own flavor. They can be purchased either fresh, dried (dry with a food dehydrator), jarred, or canned (open with can opener). They have their own texture and can add …

Ideas for Hosting a Cooking Party

Cooking parties are fun and a great way to spend time with your friends. At the same time, you can learn cooking tips from others. In order to make everything to run smoothly, you need to organize the party very well. The main condition for nice, relaxing cooking parties is …

Stay Healthy by Choosing Vegetarian Recipes

Are you tired of the usual meat dishes? Whether you are a beginner or an expert chef, you can develop your cooking skills more by cooking vegetarian recipes. If you want to introduce something new to your kitchen, why not try adding in some vegetarian recipes? The same meaty meals …

Creating a Bake Sale Fundraising Event

Bake sales are popular fundraisers for schools, churches, and kids clubs. These delicious fund raisers are events that everyone can participate in and doesn’t cost any money to set up. To have a successful bake sale, all that’s required is a bunch of donated cookies and baked items, a table, …

Silicone Bakeware Sets Cleaning Tips

Silicone bakeware can be a blessing or a curse. People buy the best bakeware sets for the non-stick and flexible features. However, they can get quickly frustrated because of the same features. I had my eye on a set for a long time, and I finally managed to purchase a …

Salmonella Questions To Ask At The Farmers Market

Having an open conversation with the Farmers Market farmer is the path to peace of mind. The farmer knows that people are concerned about salmonella or contamination. Erin Barnett of LocalHarvest, an online national directory of farms, Farmers Markets and related businesses, suggests a straightforward and respectful approach. Saying to …

Organizing a Bake Sale Fundraisers

There are many reasons that organizations and groups have bake sale fundraisers. Sometimes it is to support a person or family who needs financial help. Other times a bake sale fundraiser is to raise money for a trip that a group of people are going on. Whatever the reason may …

Prepare Amazing Valentine’s Day Cocktails

A few choice champagne amazing cocktails to put you in the mood this Valentine’s Day (or any day really if you ask me!). These are the perfect aperitifs to sip while savouring your carefully crafted appetizers. And best of all, if you know someone who (gasp!) doesn’t enjoy a good …

How To Make Low Fat Gravy

Low fat gravy is easy to make and you can do it quickly after your preparation of turkey is finished. Once you take your turkey out of the oven try to scoop out the juices that are not fatty and put them into a sauce pan. Once your less fatty …

Starting a Year Long Bake Sale

Everyone knows how an old fashion bake sale works. Unfortunately, when the sale is over, it’s over right? Not anymore. Starting a year long bake sale is a perfect way for any organization such as your church, or school PTA to bring in a steady flow of money. Everyone who …

Amazing Entenmann’s Carrot Cake Recipe

I recently attended a meeting where several types of pastries and tasty cheesecakes were served with coffee at the midway break. Having somewhat of a sweet tooth, I had to sample some of the treats that were offered. One of the goodies presented on the table was an Entenmann’s Carrot …

How To Open Your Own Home Bakery

Starting a home bakery is rather easy. The hardest part is getting the word out there. The first thing you need to do however is decide if this is truly the right thing for you. Do you have the time to commit to it? Is your kitchen set up efficiently …

Tips For Publicizing Your Bake Sale

Fundraisers for various non profit organizations can all get a boost with a bit of free publicity in local newspapers. First, pick your target papers. How often are they published? Weekly papers (usually your free papers — very good places to place your release) generally require your news item at …