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Select, Prepare, Grill, Repeat

This article shows the selection, preparation, and grilling process I use when I want to cook the perfect steak. The two best things about steak are protein and fat (marbling). From filet mignon to porterhouse these basic tips enhance any beginners grilling.

Pepper, an Underappreciated Workhouse

Pepper is called for in most every savory recipe as a matter of course, and even in some desserts. How often do you read “add pepper, to taste”? How many of us even taste the pepper? How many kinds of pepper can you name?

How Cookbook Favorites Change With Time

I have changed favored cookbooks as my life has changed. Long ago as a new wife and mother, I had two all purpose cookbooks. I used the Joy of Cooking, by Irma Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker, given to me by a dear friend, and The Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, given me by my mother. The Better Homes and Gardens is nicely all purpose, but quite generic and just didn’t cover all my needs when I moved to Guatemala at age 20. While living so very far away from my mother, The Joy of Cooking turned out to be my companion and mentor, my go-to for advice.

Beginners Cooking – Top 11 Tips And Trick On How To Cook The Perfect Turkey

Your first time cooking a turkey? Do not panic, cooking a turkey is easy! The following tips will guide you to a perfectly cooked turkey. The important thing is… you’re doing it!

Poppy Seeds – Part of My Ethnic Background

With nearly one million in a pound, poppy seeds are found in foods from cultures all around the world. Poppy seeds come from the opium poppy, but the seeds are safe for consumption, and high in oleic and linoleic acids. That said, be aware that if international travel or a drug test is on the horizon, one should avoid any foods with poppy seeds, as they can cause a false positive reading. They flavor diverse pastries, including some of my favorites.

Saffron, the Costliest Spice in the World

Saffron is the costliest spice in the world, due to the labor intensive process of picking the three tiny stigma of each crocus flower. From 70,000 to 250,000 flowers are needed to make one pound of saffron. The process of picking the 3 tiny stigma of each flower is very labor intensive, making it the costliest spice in the world. Only 5 to 7 pounds of saffron can be harvested from one acre of land. Fortunately, little is needed for most recipes. Amazon recently was selling a 16 ounce tin of Saffron for $1,009.00 or $63.06 per ounce.

Need to Remove Cooking Odors From Your Home? Think Carbon!

Ah, the great smell of cooking-onions, peppers, fish, Indian cooking, Asian cooking-all the stuff we love to eat… and smell! But for people who get headaches or have other reactions to cooking odors, sometimes these lingering cooking smells are really offensive. So how do you get rid of cooking smells in your house? Well, there are several good techniques, but to effectively…

5 Reasons to Try Couples Cooking Classes

Some people find it hard just to pick up cooking. But have you ever though about taking some cooking classes? Or maybe some cooking classes with your partner, just to make it more interesting? Yes, Couples Cooking Classes for you!

Chinese Fried Rice – How To Use A Non-Stick Pan To Prepare An Outstanding Fried Rice

The issue we faced in the western household is that the average stove at home is just too small to produce the intense heat required for stir-frying. Many people attempt to replicate the recipe only to be disappointed with the result of the small stove they have. The perfect solution is by using a non-stick pan!

Firefighters See Spike in Cooking Fires During the Holidays

Cooking fires are the most common call fire departments receive during the holidays. In fact, more structure fires are caused by cooking than any other means.

Common Holiday Kitchen Injuries

With Thanksgiving and the Holidays coming, many people endure minor injuries while preparing food in the kitchen. From burns to cuts, the kitchen holds many opportunities for injuries; however, knowing how to prevent and/or treat the most common kitchen injuries will offer you, family members or loved ones the ability to reduce the likelihood of more serious kitchen injuries.

Sunflower Oil and Its Uses in Baking

Baking is a form of art that is admired by many and loved by all. I love baking and have a passion for it. One ingredient that is widely underestimated in baking is sunflower oil. If you have baked a cake before, you will know that the type of oil you use can be the difference as to whether your cake will rise or fall.

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