Top 20 Cooking Terms Defined

When I first began cooking, I remember how confused I was about some of the cooking terms I found in the recipes I was trying to make. I hope this list of cooking term definitions will be helpful to all you new cooks! For those of you who are already experienced...

Spice & Herb Seasoning Guide

There are so many wonderful spices and herb seasonings available on the market today, it might be a little confusing to know which ones enhance the flavor of which foods. With this guide,* I hope to clear up some of this confusion and help you to know which spices and...

Top 10 Cooking Myths

Over my many years of preparing various recipes, I have heard and read many cooking tips and ideas. Some of them have proved to be true while others are totally false.  Here, in my opinion, are the top 10 cooking myths. 1. ALL THE ALCOHOL COOKS OUT OF FOOD AND ONLY...

Old-Fashioned & Quick-Cooking Oats

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between old-fashioned and quick-cooking oats, maybe these facts will give you a little better understanding. In processing oats, the hull is removed and they are cleaned, toasted and cleaned again. Old-fashioned...

Deveining Shrimp

To devein shrimp means to remove the black vein running down the back of the shrimp. To do this, make a shallow slit with a sharp knife along the back from the head area to the tail. Rinse shrimp under cold water to remove the vein....

Browning Meatballs

Instead of standing over the stove and turning each meatball to brown on all sides, arrange the meatballs on a greased broiler pan and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes. There is no need to turn them; they will brown on all sides!...