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Cooking Techniques for Beginner and Intermediate Cooks

Cooking Techniques for Beginner and Intermediate Cooks
8 Tips For Better Bread Making How to Bake Great Bread at Home Many people are extremely intimidated by bread making. I’ve heard folks say everything from “I’m afraid of yeast,” to “I can’t make bread.” And that last is usually before they even try their hand at it. With the proliferation of helpful tools–everything wonderful bread cookbooks to stand mixers […] Continue Reading » Simple Reduction Sauce How to Make a Simple Reduction Sauce A reader wrote to me to say that he cannot make a reduction correctly. Continue Reading » London Broil London Broil – Meat Cut or Cooking Technique? Continue Reading » 8 Tips To Grill Like A Pro Become A Better Grill Master With These Simple 8 Tips I’m often asked by home cooking enthusiasts how to grill like the pros do. Continue Reading » Steaming Technique | How to Steam Food All About Steaming Steaming is a moist heat cooking method. Continue Reading » The Secret To Great Saute Continue Reading » Saute Cooking Videos Continue Reading » Continue Reading »

Appetizer Recipes You Can Make at Home Also called hors d’oeuvres and used to start a meal to get your appetite excited about what’s to come. Cheese Fondue Recipe A Classic Cheese Fondue We typically don’t eat much fondue in our house, maybe a couple times a year but in the past few weeks I’ve enjoyed three fondue nights so I thought it must be time to do a little research and write about preparing a delicious fondue at home. One of our fondue […] Continue Reading » Georges Shrimp Boil Recipe

French Onion Soup Stuffed Mushrooms Important note: this recipe has absolutely nothing to do with Thanksgiving. I’m so glad I got that out. I feel cleansed! A Kickstarter to kick off your backyard garden Growing vegetables in your own backyard is about to get really, really easy. The Nourishmat is a 4-foot by 6-foot garden system that comes with just about everything you need to get growing: organic seeds, fertilizer, and a mat that provides instructions and a kind of map of holes that will space your seeds perfectly. The seeds are embedded in balls of fertilizer, clay and chili powder, to nourish the seeds while keeping pests away. All you have to do is push the ball halfway into the soil--no tilling required. The perfect amount of water is delivered through a perforated drip system that's filled by attaching a garden hose to the mat. The Nourishmat and its sister the Herbmat were developed by Phil Weiner and John Gorby, who met at the University of Maryland and founded Earth Starter.

Simply Recipes: How To How to Boil Lobster First consider the size of your pot for boiling the lobsters. An 8-quart pot will easily take one lobster, a 16-quart pot, 2 or 3 lobsters. If you are cooking a lot of lobsters you'll either need to cook them in stages or have more than one pot of water boiling. Stepcase Lifehack Kitchen Hack: One-Minute Bread Oven-fresh bread is one of life’s simple joys. Ciabatta, a crisp-crusted Italian bread with hints of sourdough and loads of crannies longing for butter, is one of the easiest breads to make at home. Why are we talking about baking bread on Lifehack? Because kitchen hacks aren’t just impressive, they often have very tasty results! In this instance, I’m going to show you how to make ciabatta with less than one minute of prep time. How is that possible?

Baked Lemon Pasta I love simple dishes like this. They remind me of my single vegetarian days in L.A. when I’d often come home from work and find a total of three grocery items in my kitchen. This is in contrast to the 9.446 grocery items in my kitchen now—everything from bacon grease to a freezer full of beef, but we won’t go there today. Lemon is an unlikely flavoring for pasta, but oh…is it ever refreshing and good, especially in the spring and summer. Over 100 Quick and Easy Recipes We Have Preparation and Cooking Times of 30 Minutes or Less The majority of recipes we offer can be both prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less, from start to finish. A number of them can also be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed later. So you can prepare more than what is needed for a single meal.

14 Easy Meals Ever Guy Should Know How to Make I never understood why more guys don't cook. Food is delicious. You can make it yourself.