Cooking

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...(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...(more)

Blanching

How To Blanch Almonds

Your recipe from your favorite cookbook calls for a bag of almonds. So naturally, when grocery shopping for your dinner ingredients, you grab that bag of almonds off the shelf. But when you go to set up your ingredients, you notice that you missed a key part to the almonds. They need to be blanched. Looking at the skin on the almonds, you realize it will be a very difficult task to remove all of these skins. Avoid frustration and save time with these tips on blanching almonds quickly and easily....(more)

How to Prepare a Tasty Cinnamon Glaze for Almonds

Cinnamon glazed almonds are a tasty, healthy treat and are as ideal for serving at parties as they are for grabbing as an on-the-go snack. You can prepare the cinnamon glaze with a few basic ingredients in just a few minutes....(more)

Blanching Whole Almonds at Home

When you are cooking, you may encounter a recipe that calls for whole blanched almonds, which is another term for almonds with their skins removed. It's difficult to find almonds prepared this way for sale in stores, but it's actually incredibly easy to blanch almonds at home. Blanching whole almonds only takes about five minutes and requires basic tools that you already have in your kitchen....(more)

Desserts

Homemade Caramel Sauce from Scratch (Without Corn Syrup!)

Homemade caramel sauce can often times be challenging and confusing. One try may turn out beautifully, yet the next try may be separated and granular. What are the secrets? Here's a fool-proof way to make the perfect scratch caramel sauce in your own home each and every time without having to add corn syrup. Here's a hint: It's all depends on something called the "basting" process....(more)

Strawberry Cheesecake Cobbler

This recipe puts a berry delicious twist on Grandma's homemade cobbler. The strawberries and cream cheese combine to give a burst of cheesecake flavor that will excite your taste buds. Served hot with vanilla ice cream, this is a delightful dessert to serve at any meal....(more)

Homemade No-Sugar-Added Applesauce

Homemade and chunky sugar-free cinnamon applesauce using a variety of sweet and tart fresh apples....(more)

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