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How to make s’mores

Chocolaty, gooey S’mores have been around at least since the 1920’s when a recipe describing them appeared in a Girl Scout handbook. S’mores are the ideal outdoor dessert, easily prepared over an open campfire, using only three ingredients. None of the ingredients requires... More

How to make pesto

Flavors abound using fresh homemade pesto in any recipe, but the cost is sometimes prohibitive. So why not try making pesto yourself instead of buying the high-priced bottled pesto from the gourmet shop? Whether you serve pesto on a mound of well cooked fresh pasta or smear it on big slices of... More

How to make red velvet cake without eggs

How to make an eggless red velvet cake This method of making the fabulous red velvet cake contains no eggs, and at this time in history with eggs being recalled right and left it's a great time to try this method. A red velvet cake makes a dramatic and stunning entrance whenever it is presented.... More

How to cook a wholesome meal for two in ten minutes

A wholesome ten minute meal A ten minute meal begins days earlier by preparation. Grocery shopping for the right ingredients, cooking and freezing rice, or having other items ready for the microwave or the stir-fry skillet. It also means planning. The speedy chef who may have only arrived from... More

How to make perfect bacon

Cook bacon like they do in restaurants Cooking bacon in the oven is a quick and easy method for cooking this sometimes finicky meat. Oven fried bacon rewards you with sandwich fillings or breakfast sides, and it can be crumbled into scrambled eggs. It offers a multitude of other uses. Bacon is... More

How to boil an egg to retain a soft yolk and firm white

Everyone likes eggs. They make such a super breakfast or snack, and those which are soft in the center with a firm egg white are the best. The secret of making perfect boiled eggs escapes many people, though these are done by adhering to a strict routine. Timing is essential. Temperature of the... More

How to clean a rusty cast iron skillet

You may have found a box of pots and pans at a yard sale or an auction and buried in the bottom of the box under all the rest, you spy a real prize. It is an old cast iron skillet. This piece of cookware was burned and crusty on the outside and rusted on the inside; however, it did have its lid!... More

How to make very small amounts of salad dressing

Salad dressing for one or two - the easy way Making a small amount of emulsified salad dressing can be a challenge. It's very hard to whip up a good emulsion with a fork! Even a hand blender requires you to make more dressing than you want if it's just one or two of you for dinner. With a milk... More

How to make Mom’s homemade apple pie

Tips for making apple pie just like Mom used to make it The smell of an apple pie cooling on the counter certainly brings back childhood memories. While you can easily buy a pie at the bakery, nothing beats the taste of the apple pie you make yourself or the feeling of satisfaction... More

How to make compound butter

How to make herbed butter There are many ways to add flavor to anything we cook - secrets that none of the chefs or great cooks want to share. Well, here is one of those dark secrets. Here is a method for adding deep richness and alluring pungency to any sauce or vegetable. What is the secret?... More