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Food Safety

Food Safety in the Kitchen

Tips and tricks for keeping your kitchen safe, clean, and healthy for you and your entire family....(more)

Facts About Foodborne Illness

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) foodborne illness, also referred to as food poisoning, is a condition that affects one in six Americans...(more)

How to Handle Raw Foods and Keep Safe

Knowing how to handle raw foods is the key to preventing food-related illnesses from affecting you and your family. All it takes is the right...(more)

Holidays

How to Make Homemade Marshmallows

Sweet homemade marshmallows from scratch in various colors and flavors! They are much easier to make than you may think!...(more)

Sweet Cranberry-Pear Sauce

Fresh cranberries, pears, and honey simmered with cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg to make the perfect homemade cranberry sauce. ...(more)

How to Brine a Turkey

A question and answer guide to at-home brining to achieve the most deliciously moist and tender turkey you have ever made!...(more)

Dressing

The Perfect Basic Vinaigrette Dressing

A sweet and tangy emulsified dressing that can be tailored to match your flavor preferences....(more)

Add Some Spice With Dark Mustard Dressings

Dark mustards are used to make flavorful dressings. Their spicy and pungent flavor are often balanced with honey, brown sugar, or molasses. Herbs, vinegar, olive oil, and even citrus juices pair well with brown and black mustards. Rather than using prepared store-bought salad dressings, try your hand at making them in your own kitchen. Dressings, especially vinaigrettes, are quick to prepare and can usually be thrown together with things you already have on hand. Not only are they great on salads, but spicy mustard dressings make excellent marinades for fish, chicken, and pork. Here are a few ideas to get you started....(more)

Tangy Carolina Barbecue Sauce

If your idea of barbecue sauce has always been something that comes in a bottle from the supermarket, then you probably consider it to be a somewhat sweet sauce that tastes like ketchup with a smoky undertone. However, when it comes to homemade barbecue sauce, you can find as many recipes out there as cooks with each region of the United States boasting its own local variation. Kansas City barbecue sauce is sweet and tart and is the model upon which most supermarket barbecue sauces are based. Texas barbecue sauce is thin with spices like cumin and chili powder, and it often has a beef stock base. The Carolinas have no less than four variations of barbecue sauce from different areas with ketchup- and mustard-based sauces being popular in South Carolina, while a sauce with tomato sauce added is popular in the western parts of the two states. Along the...(more)

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