Kitchen Tips

  • When the recipe you are preparing calls for a pound or a cup of tomatoes, it’s good to know how many you will need before you cook. What are the various options for measuring tomatoes? Equivalent guidelines of whole tomatoes to weight, whole tomatoes to cups, and canned to whole tomatoes and cups will make the…

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  • Hints and tips to help you make a better apple pie. Learn how many cups it takes to bake the average 9- to 10-inch pie, when the ideal time is to purchase apples, and more.

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  • Making bone broth doesn’t have to be complicated. Try this easy-to-make broth recipe the next time you prepare a whole chicken. Nutritious and delicious.

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  • What did you have for breakfast today? Was it satisfying to your taste buds? Did you choke down the same o’ boring thing you have every morning? Rarely do I prepare identical meals. The concept, techniques are similar, but the ingredients vary. I am not your typical follow-the-cook-book cook. Often, I prepare meals with whatever…

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  • Information to help you convert cooking temperatures.

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  • Making soup is an art! Whether you are making vegetable, chicken, lentil or any other soup, learn five ways to elevate your soup from good to spectacular! Saute Sautéing intensifies the flavor of the ingredients, infusing the soup with great taste. You can sauté in a little olive or coconut oil, or in 1-2 tablespoons…

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  • The common elements that damage cooking oils are heat, oxygen and light. Storing cooking oils in a cool, dry, dark place will help prevent them from getting rancid and oxidize. A helpful hint is to purchase cooking oils and fats in smaller containers. There is a higher probability of the oils and fats becoming rancid and…

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  • Roasted seeds from pumpkins, butternut squash, and acorn squash make a tasty treat. Grow your own squash next growing season.

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  • “Bright red, perfectly round, tennis- ball-sized tomatoes fresh from the vine… dozens of them piled on the kitchen counter… a wealth of bounty? Or a curse of work?”-Kat Tozier Written By Katt Tozier Just when all of the cucumbers have been pickled – garlic dills, bread and butters, mustard pickles; – the tomato harvest begins.…

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