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  • Kitchen Shears

    What Are Kitchen Shears Used for?

    If you already have a set of kitchen knives, do you really need kitchen shears? The shears can be very useful for a variety of kitchen tasks, and once you understand how they can be used more effectively than other tools in certain situations, you will probably find them indispensable. A good pair of kitchen […] More

  • Food Dehydrator
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    What Is the Best Food Dehydrator?

    Dehydrating your food is one of the best ways to preserve it. A food dehydrator gives the food a dry, leathery texture and slows down the degradation process. If your food is dehydrated and then stored properly, it can last for months or even years, where it otherwise it might only last for a few […] More

  • Onion Soup

    Real Simple Onion Soup Recipe

    Good dishes shouldn’t be hard to make. There are plenty of overly complicated recipe ideas out there, and I want to share one that’s really simple. For those of us who like to make a meal without a long preparation process or perhaps for those who don’t have a lot of time to cook a […] More

  • Aromatic Herb Chervil

    Aromatic Herb Used in Soups and Salads

    If you ended up on this page, you’re probably here because you were searching for the aromatic herb that is used in soups and salads crossword answer. Is it oregano, or thyme, or even parsley? The answer might surprise you, particularly because it’s an herb that you’ve probably never heard of before but that is […] More

  • Beef Barley Soup

    Easy Soup Recipes with Few Ingredients

    Some of the best soups are made with just a few ingredients, and they don’t have to be super complex to being super tasty. I’m going to show you some easy soup recipes with few ingredients that you will love and that are very easy to make. These are great ideas for people who don’t […] More

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    Hard Boiled Eggs in the Microwave

    Boiling eggs on the stove to get that wonderfully hardboiled texture can seem really hit or miss. A lot of people struggle to make the shells easy to peel and to make the eggs come out with the perfect texture and hardness that they’re supposed to have. Can you make hard boiled eggs in the […] More

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    Homemade BBQ Sauce without Ketchup

    If you ask most people what barbecue sauce is made out of, the first ingredient they list will likely be ketchup. However, you can make homemade BBQ sauce without ketchup and I’m going to show you how. Most barbecue recipes for homemade sauce that doesn’t use ketchup will still use it tomato base. That’s essential […] More

  • Meatballs

    How to Make Meatballs without Breadcrumbs

    If you look up most meatball recipes, they will tell you to include breadcrumbs in your recipe. Did you know that you can make meatballs that are completely breadcrumb free and that taste delicious? If you want to know how to make meatballs without breadcrumbs, then keep on reading. I will show you my method […] More

  • Refried Black Beans
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    How to Make Refried Black Beans

    The term “refried beans” doesn’t mean the beans are fried a second time. It just means that after the beans have been fried, they are mashed and seasoned. There are lots of different beans you can have refried, like Pinto, northern, and black beans, but I’m going to show you how to make refried black […] More

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    How to Pop Popcorn without Oil

    A lot of homemade recipes for popcorn call for oil and cooking on the stovetop. This works fine and makes beautiful, tasty popcorn, but what if you want your popcorn to be healthier? You can make this snack in a way that doesn’t use a lot of oil, or any oil, for that matter. I […] More

  • Frozen Broccoli
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    How To Roast Frozen Broccoli

    When possible, I like to take my vegetables straight from the freezer to cook them without the need for thawing. You can do that with a lot of vegetables, if you know the proper way to cook them from frozen. I’ll show you a method for how to roast frozen broccoli in the oven, and […] More

  • Power Pressure Cooker XL

    Power Pressure Cooker XL Recipes

    When you find a quality pressure cooker, it takes a lot of the work out of making food. The best ones let you throw together a meal inside the pot, put the lid on, set the pressure, and let the appliance do the work. The Power Pressure Cooker XL is a great example of a […] More

  • Steam Carrots
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    How to Steam Carrots in Microwave

    One of the fastest and easiest ways to prepare carrots and to make them soft and tender is to steam them. There are a few ways you can tenderize carrots, and steaming is a very effective way to do that. You can steam the carrots on the stovetop using a steamer or even just a […] More

  • Ham and Potato Soup Slow Cooker
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    Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup

    The slow cooker is very useful for making a lot of soup all at once in a very simple way. Often, you can simply add all your ingredients at about the same time into the slow cooker and you will end up with a well-cooked meal that’s ready to eat in a matter of hours. […] More

  • Smoke Sausage with Potatoes
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    Smoked Sausage Recipes with Potatoes

    There’s so many good pairings with smoked sausage that help bring out the salty, savory flavor. Potatoes are definitely my top choice first smoked sausage partner, and I’m going to share with you some smoked sausage recipes with potatoes. While you could easily in the microwave, I recommend against it. The best way to have […] More

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    What Goes with Stuffed Peppers

    Green bell peppers, roasted and stuffed with cheese, ground beef, tomatoes and other foods makes for an incredible dish. It’s probably not enough for a complete meal, though, and I want to share with you some ideas for what goes with stuffed bell peppers. If you are looking for side sides to go well with […] More

  • Enchiladas
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    What to Serve with Enchiladas

    The cheese and sauce smothered Mexican dish enchiladas are delightfully chewy and bursting with flavor. There are a lot of different things you can fill enchiladas with and cover them with, and they are often made with chicken, beef, or pork.  There are traditional sides that are often served with enchiladas as well as less […] More

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    How to Cook Napa Cabbage

    Napa cabbage is a sweet vegetable that can be cooked up in a number of ways. You can cook this cabbage (also called Chinese cabbage) just about any way you like. A lot of people will use it in stir fry, mixing it with some meat and veggies with a dash of soy sauce. Others […] More

  • Broil Shrimp

    How to Broil Shrimp in the Oven

    There are plenty of quick and easy ways to cook shrimp, but probably the simplest is to broil shrimp. This basically means just to bake the shrimp, and it cooks so quickly this way that you will want to know how to broil shrimp in oven for a quick and easy dish. If you make […] More

  • Potatoes in the Fridge

    How Long Do Potatoes Last in the Fridge

    No one wants to eat spoiled food, and no one wants their food to go bad before they have a chance to eat it. Potatoes tend to last for a long time, but how long do potatoes last in the fridge? Is it days or weeks? Does storing them in the fridge help them to […] More

  • London Broil

    How Long to Cook London Broil in Instant Pot

    A London broil is a type of meat that has been marinated first, and then seared and broiled. That makes for a pretty tender dish that is easy to bite into and that is juicy and succulent if prepared properly. A London broil can be any kind of meat, really, but it is usually cut […] More

  • Press Tofu
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    How Long to Press Tofu

    Tofu is a great way to get protein into a vegetarian diet and it’s a good substitute for meat, thanks to its chewy texture. If you don’t know how to work with tofu, how long to press tofu, or that tofu needs to be pressed in the first place, you may feel a bit overwhelmed […] More

  • Steam Artichokes

    How Long to Steam Artichokes?

    What happens if you overcook an artichoke or over-steam it? Parts of the artichoke become mushy and lose their texture when you do this. It won’t taste quite right, and the hearts and leaf tips turn soggy rather than having the crunchy texture they ought to have. This happens with even experienced chefs, and it’s […] More

  • Organic-Wine
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    Compelling Reasons To Choose Organic Wine

    The organic food industry has tremendously grown in the past few years, thanks to the growing number of people opting for healthier choices. Though organic grapes only occupy about 5% of the global vineyard acreage, organic wine consumption has been on the rise. The law requires manufacturers to label their wine bottles and indicate the […] More

  • Front Load Washer

    How To Clean a Front Load Washer

    If you’ve looked inside your dishwashing machine and it looks a little bit dirty to you, it may be time for a refresh. Over time, washing machines are going to build up encrusted dirt and grime and will need to be cleaned. A dirty dishwasher is going to make dishes dirty; it’s simply not going […] More

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    How to Cook Artichokes in Instant Pot

    Artichokes can take a long time to prepare using conventional methods, but I want to show you how to cook artichokes in Instant Pot and make the process a bit easier on you. The Instant Pot is great at making a lot of foods in a very simple way, taking much of the hassle and […] More

  • Broccoli in Microwave
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    How to Cook Broccoli in Microwave

    One of the quickest and simplest ways to cook broccoli is in the microwave. Microwaves are probably the best way to cook your vegetables fast and easy. It works really well, and it steams the broccoli to cook it, resulting in broccoli that is tender and tasty. The broccoli also retains a lot of its […] More

  • Carne Asada

    How to Cook Carne Asada in the Oven

    Carne asada can be used as a dish on its own or can be serve with burritos, tacos, fajitas, and other dishes that require you to fill them with meat. Carne asada just means grilled meat, and the kind of meat it can be may vary. It’s usually beef but can be one of several […] More

  • Chinese Sausage

    How to Cook Chinese Sausage

    The term “Chinese sausage” refers to a lot of different types of sausage, all of which come from China. This can be a name for sweet or spicy sausage, as well as cured sausage and fresh sausage. When asking how to cook Chinese sausage, you could get a lot of different answers. Not only are […] More

  • Grilled Beef Short Ribs

    Grilled Beef Short Ribs Recipe

    What do you do with cuts of rib meat that are too short to be used for a decent sized steak? You make grilled short ribs from them? That’s exactly what these cuts of beef are- rib meat and bone that isn’t long enough to be turned into a prime piece of steak, so it […] More

  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe
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    Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

    I’ve been learning about the sorts of interesting ways to make homemade ice cream, many of them fairly quick and easy. I learned about a homemade peanut butter ice cream recipe recently that I felt would be perfect to share here on this site with my readers. It uses just a few ingredients that most […] More

  • non stick pan

    Best Non Stick Pan Without Teflon

    I like non-stick pans because they make cooking so much easier. When you don’t have to clean up is much mess and you have to scrape the pan clean, it’s a simpler cooking process. Also, when you use a nonstick pan, you don’t have to use any grease. So, that makes your food healthier and […] More

  • Pasta Recipe in Microwave
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    How to Cook Pasta in the Microwave

    While most people will cook their pasta in a pot of water on the stove, you can use the microwave to cook pasta too. When I found out how to cook pasta in the microwave, I was really amazed I had never learned this method before. I thought it was so cool that I wanted […] More

  • Best Salt and Pepper Grinders

    Best Salt and Pepper Grinders

    Does it really matter which kind of salt and pepper grinders you are using in the kitchen? You can find a cheap one that will do the job, but it’s a good idea to spend a little time researching what’s available to ensure you get something that you’ll be happy with for years to come. […] More

  • Pomegranate
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    How to Cut Open a Pomegranate

    The pomegranate isn’t the most common fruit, so it’s not unexpected that most people aren’t sure how to cut it open or how to eat it. It looks kind of like an apple from the outside, and inside, there’s tons of seeds filling up what looks kind of like a honeycomb. People who have never […] More

  • Best Vacuum Sealer for Food

    Best Vacuum Sealer for Food Preservation

    I like to vacuum seal my food for long term storage. It’s great at ensuring there’s no air left in the packaging so that the food lasts longer. This is perfect for storing food in the fridge or the freezer. You might think that any vacuum sealer will work when you’re trying to package your […] More

  • Blooming Onion Oven Baked Recipe

    How to Make a Blooming Onion in the Oven

    One of the highlights of visiting an Outback Steakhouse is having a blooming onion brought out to you, drenching that in sauce, and biting into it. The crispy exterior and tender cooked onion underneath make for a lovely combination. This is usually a dish that’s been fried, but I want to show you how to […] More

  • Caramel Frappe
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    How To Make a Caramel Frappe

    You can make a delicious caramel Frappuccino at home using just a handful of ingredients and it can come out tasting just as good as if you got it from your favorite coffee shops. You will pay a lot less for it by making a frappe at home. Of course, if you make it yourself, […] More

  • Roux for Gumbo

    How to Make a Roux for Gumbo

    I love a good gumbo, but I’ll be one of the first to admit that it can be a little tricky to make. The most difficult part for most people is the roux. This is a mixture of flour and milk that needs to be prepared just right to give the gumbo its texture.   […] More

  • Kitchen Knife

    Best Kitchen Utility Knife

    A quality kitchen utility knife typically has a fairly short, thin blade. This gives it a lot of agility and versatility and allows it to be used in ways that a chefs knife or paring knife cannot be used. The qualities of the best utility knife kitchen tool are good craftsmanship, an ergonomic handle, and […] More

  • Lasagna Noodles

    How To Make Lasagna Noodles

    Have you ever tried to make pasta at home on your own? Homemade pasta may seem intimidating at first, but once I break down the process for you and give you step-by-step instructions, it might not seem as difficult anymore. I will show you how to make lasagna noodles from scratch using a basic recipe. […] More

  • Pesto Sauce with Spinach in a Blender

    How to Make Pesto with a Blender

    While some sauces are quick and easy to make and just require mixing up a few ingredients with a whisk, others require a little more effort. Pesto falls into that latter category. Lot of pesto recipes will call for you to use a food processor to make it. Not everyone has one of those, and […] More

  • pots and pans

    What Type of Pots and Pans Are Best?

    It can be difficult picking out a set of pots and pans for your kitchen for the first time. Or, if it’s time to replace your current set, you may feel overwhelmed by all the options available to you. What type of pots and pans are best? The best ones for you may depend on […] More

  • Instant Pot Duo Crisp Recipes
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    Instant Pot Duo Crisp Recipes

    The Duo Crisp is a multicooker that doubles as both an air fryer and a pressure cooker. Its versatility means that it can cook a large variety of foods. It also includes broiling and dehydrating options, thanks to the included accessory trays. I like how this air fryer is made with dishwasher safe, stainless steel […] More

  • Induction Cooktop

    Best Cookware for Induction Cooktop

      Not every kind of cookware will work on an induction cooktop. The heating method these cooktops use is different from that of your traditional stovetop. Using the wrong kind of cookware can result in food that’s not cooked properly, which is why I want to share with you the best cookware for induction cooktop […] More

  • Power Air Fryer Oven

    Power Air Fryer Oven Reviews

    An air fryer oven can you cook your food quickly and reduce the amount of oil you use compared to traditional deep frying. This is considered a healthy alternative to the fryer vats or using a pot of oil to cook your food. You get that same crispy, crusty outer layer and texture but without […] More

  • Countertop Convection Microwave

    Best Countertop Convection Microwave Oven in 2021

    Convection microwave ovens are multi-functional appliances. They can be used to roast foods at high temperatures, such as pizzas and turkey. They can also be used as conventional microwaves, cooking your popcorn and rewarming leftovers.   The best countertop oven that doubles as a microwave should be a decent size but not so big that […] More

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