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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 »

Guide to Common Edible Wild Plants : Discovery Channel It’s often said that the last thing you need to worry about when in a survival situation is what you’re going to eat. The human body is highly resilient, and can go without food for longer than you think. Shelter and water, on the other hand, are pretty much non-negotiable in order to survive. Meat Doneness Chart Do You Know When Your Meat Is Medium-Rare? It is essential you know the internal temperatures of the foods you are cooking. Trying to cook based on times given in a recipe is a mistake that I make all the time. There are so many variables that go into cooking times that it is impossible to know when a piece of meat is ready to come off the saute pan, grill or out of the oven. The biggest mistake most home cooks make is not to account for resting time. Heck, most of us don’t even realize they need to let meat or poultry rest for a period of time so the juices redistribute into the meat.

Caramelized Apple Crepes Crepes are yummy. Fall is good. That much I know. And what about fall inspired crepes? ‘Is that possible?’ Anghelika's Tsatsiki (Tzatziki) A few weeks ago, Tina and I went to a garden party hosted by our friends. A variety of authentic Greek foods were available for tasting and enjoyment as we had a good time chatting with friends, meeting new people, and watching children play. In particular, we found that we kept going back to the blend of spicy garlic and cool cucumber in the tsatsiki. We asked Anghelika for the recipe, and she related the procedure to us as taught to her by her grandmother, Anghelika. The ingredient ratios are pretty flexible with this recipe.

Healthy Superfoods - Recipes for 7 Healthy Superfoods - The Daily Green Dried licorice root may fight tooth decay, new research has found. But if you're not a fan, these foods can also help keep teeth, gums, and breath healthy, says Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D., of NYU College of Dentistry: Yogurt. The lactic acid may ward off periodontal disease, but skip the sugary varieties. Sugar-free gum and hard candies. These promote saliva flow and also help fight cavities.

Making Incredible Pan Sauces at Home “If you want to elevate your cooking skills to a new level and up your culinary game, learn how to make a simple pan sauce.” With this technique in your cooking bag of tricks, you can turn a simple pan-fried steak into a mouth-watering meal, a plain boneless chicken breast into a delicious feast, or a modest pork chop into a scrumptious banquet. Ok, maybe I’m stretching a bit but check this out. The Pros Do It Restaurants chefs use this technique all the time.

Roasted Brussels Spouts and Cranberries with Maple Balsamic Drizzle Brussels sprouts are in season right now and my favorite way to eat them is to roast them. It is the absolute BEST way to bring out their natural sweetness. Adding the crans, balsamic, and a little maple syrup doesn’t hurt either. This is a great side dish and would be perfect for the holidays! (Pin now and save for later!) There are so many flavors and textures in this one little dish that each bite is a separate experience. Traditional Chicken Pot Pie Perhaps there's no comfort food as comforting as a nice hot chicken pot pie. It's also a breeze to make. Chicken Pot Pie is composed of three recipes: the topping or crust (Pie Crust or Biscuits), Creamed Chicken, and additional vegetables. Since the topping can be anything fluffy or flaky (I like a basic rolled biscuit top), I won't cover this recipe here.