Category Archives: Cooking Basics

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

Important Ingredients and Supplies for Baking

Great dinners do not always require advanced planning. Sometimes, you just have to wing it with what you have on hand. If you keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with some basic supplies – and a few surprises – you will never be at a loss when you have to whip up something great for...
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Basic Cooking Terms and The Language Used in Recipes

It can be very frustrating when you are trying to follow a recipe, but you don't understand the cooking terms used. Sometimes even instructions on a packet of pasta can confuse you – what does cook until “al dente” mean? So, let's have a look at some basic cooking terms and the language used in...
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All About Yeast

From Wikipedia, yeasts are eukaryotic microorganisms classified in the kingdom Fungi, with about 1,500 species currently described. (more…)...
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Must Have Kitchen Supplies

In order for any kitchen to be considered well-stocked in the way of kitchen tools and gadgets, there are a few "must have" items that every cook (or aspiring cook) needs (more…)...
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Frequent Cake Decorating Terms

If you are new to cake decorating, then you can be confused by the many phrases for cake decorating. While these phrases may be intimidating at first, if you take the time to get familiar with them, then you will approach them with sureness. Presented below are many of the most common cake decorating terms,...
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Emergency Kitchen Substitutions

Do you ever find yourself all geared up and ready to make a favorite recipe but then discover you're staring at an empty container of a needed ingredient? Ugh. You don't want to run out to the store right now. So what do you do? (more…)...
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