Category Archives: Cooking Basics

The basics of cooking – handy online measurement conversion table, pantry items, converting recipes to low fat, egg substitutes and more.

Summer Menu Plan

Need some dinner suggestions? Here is a summer menu plan for a week.  This menu is based on pork, beef, chicken, fish and a vegetarian meal. (more…)...
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The Humble Onion: A Guide for Creative Cooks

A good cook knows what ingredients to combine into a delicious meal. This short article in the "Ingredients" series focuses on the humble and ubiquitous onion. Virtually every cuisine uses the onion or onion variant as a basic flavoring. In fact, Julia Child once said, "It is hard to imagine a civilization without onions." Read more

Time Saver: Coffee Stash

I love my coffee, especially first thing in the morning to get my day started, but sometimes I am short on time so just want to get that coffee brewing as quickly as possible or when company drops in and you are deep in conversation it take a few minutes to get the coffee filers...
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10 Smart Swaps to Make Baking and Cooking Healthier

Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes - as temperatures drop, it's natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it's easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you're hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bumping up the health quotient? Read more

Food Facts & Tips

♦ An herb is from the leaf of a plant. A spice is from the seed, bark, root, berry, or bulb. (source) ♦ There are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world. However, just 20 species provide 90% of human food....
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