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1). Basic Cookware Explained  By : Larry A. Johnson
What is All-Clad stainless steel cookware and why is it the best top-of-the-line bake ware you can buy? All-Clad cookware is made with a heavy aluminum inside which extends up the sides of the pan. It is coated with a stainless steel cooking surface and has an outside layer of magnetic stainless steel. This type of bake ware is ideal for cooking on...

2). Fun, Grill & Sizzle  By : Robert Thatcher
Beach party, picnic or just a simple get-together at home will never feel complete unless you mount gas grills on one side and start grilling your favorite fish or meat. Just the aroma of smoked fish can confer you a festive mood. In fact, it can afterwards drag you to a luscious and appetizing meal. The festive mood will be contagious and the fun ...

3). The Best Way To Fight Poor Health Is To Make Home Cooking Fast And Easy!  By : Nick Cavataio
Obesity and related health problems are epidemic in North America. Not only are most of us eating way too much and getting little exercise, but we're also eating very fatty foods. Even if you shun fast food restaurants and buy your food at supermarkets, it's still almost impossible to find quick-to-fix foods that aren't high in fat content.

4). Get To Know Your Cookware  By : Daniel Smith
Selecting the cookware for your kitchen implies a few certain points you should consider: budget, cooking and eating habits, your family size, etc. One of the most essential points in choosing cookware is the material it is made of. Often, such an important detail is simply overlooked or is considered to be minor. In fact, proper understanding of d...

5). How to prepare pumpkin seeds  By : Rita Hutner
Here are some good recipes for preparing pumpkin seeds for eating...and what a treat they are! If they are toasted and salted properly they are wonderfully crunchy and easy to eat. It helps if you are going to eat them with the shells on if you use seeds from sugar pumpkins, somewhat smaller than the mega-sized carving pumpkins (not re...

6). How to Cook Turkey on Natural Gas Grills  By : Wolderbaum
The holidays bring with them thoughts of carving and serving delicious turkey dinners to your family and friends. Tradition has its fans, but perhaps this year you'd like to try a twist to your turkey recipe. If you have a gas grill and enjoy the smoky flavor of grilled meats, why not try grilling your turkey this year? It's not only possible, it i...

7). Olive Wood Craftsmanship And Herbes De Provence From France  By : James Zeller
For the gourmet cook there is nothing like a fine olivewood kitchen tool for a gourmet gift. Olivewood is known for its robustness and highly prized as a wood cooking utensil. Olive wood is known for its hygienic qualities and also its beauty. Olive wood makes a great natural selection for any cook or kitchen. Olive wood from Europe is...

8). Grill Your Steak The Right Way  By : At Home Gourmet
No matter what you preference in a steak, maintaining good moisture should always be your goal. When searching for a good cut of beef, look for a cut with good consistent marbling. Fat equals flavor so very low fat content in meat will tend to dry it out and have much less flavor. You should not have to coat a great piece of meat with sauce just to...

9). Russian Thanksgiving Dinner – Mystery Ingredients  By : Nomad Rick
Living for a year in Siberia was bound to results in a few laughs. There was no funnier time than my effort to celebrate Thanksgiving. The Set Up As an American male, my idea of cooking was dropping by the local Chinese restaurant on my way home from work. We are talking about a person who considers cooking rice a culinar...

10). Cooking With Eggs  By : A Crock Cook
We use eggs in so many recipes. They are a staple in the kitchen. An egg can be cooked alone – boiled, poached, fried, scrambled. Or used as an ingredient in baking, batters and cakes. Alternatively use an egg to thicken sauces or to add air to lighten dishes. The egg is truly amazing. And without it – well our...

11). Traditional Balsamic Vinegar For Oil And Vinegar Recipes And Gifts  By : James Zeller
Traditionally, balsamic vinegar originates from Modena, Italy. Even today, the most renown balsamic vinegar is only produced in Modena and Reggio, Italy. The first documented reference to balsamic vinegar was allegedly made in 1046. A bottle of balsamic vinegar was a gift given by Marquess Bonifacio, Sir of the Canossa cas...

12). Braising 101  By : Mike Bradley
The results of braising are comforting, healthy dishes that retain the nutrients of the ingredients and require little fat. For braising, foods are slowly cooked in a relatively small amount of liquid in a covered pot on top of a stove or in an oven. This is closely related to stewing, although with less liquid and bigger pieces of food, usually.

13). Capt'n Salsa's Fool Proof Chile Heat Index  By : Steve Melton
Chile heat index? Scoville units, what? Capsaicin? My mouth and hands are on fire, ouch! Well here I am making some delicious homemade salsa for the Monday Night Football game and my mouth and hands are killing me. How can you stop the burning and get this salsa recipe ready to go without hurting your guests. Now, don't t...

14). A Brief History of Pizza: The Dish that Conquered the World  By : annamaria
Pizza, the way we know it today, is a derivation from focaccia (from the Latin word for fire), flat bread that has been prepared since antiquity in different forms and garnished with herbs, olives, fat, raisin, honey, and nuts. The word pizza in Italian identifies any type of flat bread or pie—fried or baked. Although you’d find many ...

15). Lavender Essential Oil – Recipe Ideas For The Handmade Cosmetic Crafter  By : Mindy Schwartz
When it comes to manufacturing handmade cosmetics one ingredient no crafter should be without is lavender essential oil. Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) posses antibacterial proprieties, is gentle to both dry and oily skin, and has the ability to relieve such conditions as muscle pain, insomnia, headaches, burns, bug bites, eczema, ...

16). Choosing A Quality Cookware Set  By : Linda Polansky
The role of a good cook ware in the preparation of a sumptuous meal cannot be overemphasized. When one consider purchasing a good cookware the first point that comes to the mind is the budget. Buying a standard cookware within one’s budget and at the same time obtaining all the pieces and features one has in mind is no simple task. If you belong to...

17). Gas Grills – Give Warm Parties To Your Friends And Families  By : Sharon Albright
Gas grill is a device or surface, always fueled by gas and is used for cooking food. If you want to warm up your weekends by cooking delicious dishes for your family and friends, then you should immediately get a gas frill for yourself. When you want to purchase gas grills, you can either arrange the grills as per your choice right in the shop or a...

18). The Secret To Preparing The Perfect Paella  By : Geoffrey Cook
According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, paella is a saffron-flavored dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken and seafood. The Dictionary also explains that in the Old French and Catalan languages, paella means frying pan or pot. The traditional paella pan is flat and of large diameter, i...

19). Barbecue Sauce For A Perfect Barbeque  By : Robert Thatcher
When someone mentions barbecue images comes to the mind like cooking at the backyard grill, a social gathering, cooking outdoors and cooking meat slowly over wood and smoke that adds flavor to the food. Different cooks have different preferences and style in their cooking. Some prefer rubbing the seasoning whether wet or dry prior to ...

20). Toaster Oven – Some Things To Know About  By : Don De Para
One of the most reliable of the kitchen appliances is the toaster oven. With a toaster oven you can prepare anything from a piece of toast to a full meal. A toaster oven works on the same principle as a standard toaster except that the heating elements are horizontal and the appliance has a glass door. Toaster ovens are considered dua...

21). European Teapot: Teakettle That Settled The West  By : James Zeller
The European Teapot has become an American heirloom that most of us thought originated here. Craftsmen and glassblowers from Europe have immortalized their craft for the American market where most European Teakettles are sold as gifts. A teapot makes an attractive gift selection that adds character to a kitchen and is practical for dai...

22). Cooking Healthy For Radiant Health  By : Adoz Lizzat
Who can resist the mouth-watering pictures in a cookbook? Who doesn’t have childhood memories of the fragrances that wafted from the kitchen on holidays, and even on regular, ordinary days? Spices, bread baking, cookies fresh out of the oven – all these trigger a deep longing in most of us. As eating holds a guaranteed spot in everybody’s daily sch...

23). Regional Cuisine – Down Home Southern Cooking  By : Kirsten Hawkins
I grew up in New England, the home of ‘plain cooking’, where corn on the cob is served as is with a slab of butter and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. We boil salted meats with vegetables and call it – well, a boiled dinner. Our clam chowder is white, our baked beans have bacon and molasses in them, and no one in the world has ever invented a food t...

24). Gas Grills For Under $500- Is it possible  By : Judy Simpson
Can you really buy a quality gas grill for under $500. Let's find out. One of the better gas grills for less than $500 is the 455 square inch Ducane. I say one of the better ones because this barbecue used to cost up around $1000. Due to the efficient design of its internal components it has a superior ability to cook. The entire bbq is stainless s...

25). The History of Tiramisu’ Cake: Where and how this famous dessert was invented  By : annamaria
Open an old Italian cookbook, browse through the index and… surprise! No Tiramisu’ cake recipe. My first encounter with Tiramisu’ was in 1985. I was in Italy at that time: A friend of mine told me about this new cake recipe she got. She was so enthusiastic about it that I felt compelled to try it immediately. The taste was unbelievably good, as nev...

26). Keep That Cooking Area Clean  By : JM Jackson
One of the most prevalent illnesses today is food poisoning. It starts as a slight discomfort a few hours after eating and grows into a life- threatening episode requiring hospitalization. The most common cause are the salmonella e-coli and listeria bacteria. And, they can be common problems in the chef's kitchen. Common b...

27). Metallic Cookware  By : James Brown
The two essential features of a cookware are that it should have good thermal conductivity and that it should be chemically unreactive with the ingredients that are cooked in it. Metallic cookware are found to possess these essential features and hence are the most widely used forms of cookware across the globe. They are generally made from a narro...

28). Gas Grill Burners: Getting to Know You  By : Will Kessel
The cast brass and cast stainless steel burners have the smallest burrs -- by far. This will mean less chaos in the gas flow, fewer trapped particulate matter in the burner and a cleaner burning grill. The following comparison shows how the ports are formed. Why is port formation important? Several reasons. If the hole is punched into ...

29). Barbequed Ribs Kansas City Style  By : At Home Gourmet
Kansas City ribs are serious business when it comes to BBQ. True to tradition, barbeque in Kansas City is dry rub-spiced, smoked with hickory and coated with a KC style sauce. For Kansas City sauce means a thick, rich and tangy tomato based sauce with molasses and sometimes a hint of vinegar. The meat is seared, slow cooked and mop basted with sauc...

30). Rediscovering Grilled Pizza  By : Scott Schirkofsky
America’s favorite food has long been the pizza cooked in a traditional oven but is that about to change? While most Americans have probably never indulged in a grilled pizza, the origins of pizza are making a big comeback. There is no denying that we love our traditional backyard barbeque but rarely, if ever has the barbeque included grilling a pi...

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