The five steps to perfectly sear meat, locking in all the goodness.
Some of you may remember the old punch bowls filled with a couple jugs of cheap read wine and then filled with orange slices… fast forward to 2015 where things are clean, clear and crisp. White Sangria is more refreshing for the summer months and provides an easy backdrop for letting you show […]
There are so many different ways to cook – you know you’ve got the choice of stove, oven, grill or microwave to cook but your recipe may mention some other cooking methods or cooking terms in its instructions that you may be unfamiliar with and would like some clarification.
We found the following […]
Need help understanding cuts of beef?
Can’t figure out which cuts are best for grilling and which ones are best for stew?
Ever stand in the grocery and look at all the different names on the fresh beef packages?
Or worse, buy and prepare fresh beef and then not be able to chew […]
We’ve assembled three hearty dishes using some typical fall harvest items that are simple to prepare and then leave home and forget about. Hamilton Beach allowed us to give away one of these fine slow cookers (Dan C was the winner of this #EBDgiveaway), so read our review of the Hamilton Beach […]
If I put my chicken in freezer bags, does that change the best-by date? Do freezer bags alter shelf life? Is it better to use freezer bags or leave meats in store wrapping? How to use freezer bags?
Freezer bags, if used properly as detailed below, can stretch the frozen […]
Cornstarch is the go to product for thickening sauces and gravies, but otherwise it tends to just sit on the shelf (good thing it has a long shelf life). Have you ever wondered what else you can do with this fine white powder?
Following are some other ways that cornstarch, sometimes called cornflour, […]
The wild vs farmed salmon issue is important for a few reasons outlined below.
If purchasing the entire fish, there are subtle differences that the experts can spot. No pun intended… but farmed salmon have large black spots on their gill covers while wild salmon do not.
To differentiate between farmed vs wild salmon […]
Summertime, fireworks, picnics and of course red, white and blue everywhere possible… these are common thoughts of July 4th in America. Why not combine those fine colors into layered drinks? Here are a few different layered drink possibilities to proudly display the red, white and blue and help get your party started. […]
Chia products, most prominently Chia seeds, are popping up everywhere in groceries. There are many different chia products on the market to choose from, but the seeds are now enjoying most of the popularity as a tiny energy booster. We’ll explore different ways to include these seeds in your diet and show some […]