Cooking

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)

Slow Cooker

Top Slow Cooker Recipes for Large Gatherings

This top slow cooker recipe is a tried-and-true favorite for large parties. The little smoked sausages are perfect for the buffet line as they are popular with young and old alike. They also nicely complement other foods on the buffet. Serving with French or rye bread is an option. Easy to prepare, this recipe is sure to become a staple for any party at your home or office....(more)

Savory Mock Turtle Soup With Toast

Mock turtle soup is a traditional English dish created in the mid-18th century as a cheaper, accessible substitute for authentic green turtle stew - a luxury in many cultures. To duplicate the flavor of real turtle meat, brain and other organs, meats, such as calves' heads or feet, are often used. Serve with toasted French bread....(more)

Savory Side Dishes: Balsamic and Honey Carrots in the Crock Pot

Cooking carrots in a crock pot not only saves you time, but also creates a sophisticated flavor profile when you add balsamic vinegar and honey. Both sweet and savory, these glazed carrots are the perfect accompaniment to a simple roasted chicken dish, but are also delicious served at room temperature as a picnic side. To pump up the savory side of this dish, sprinkle with minced fresh thyme just before serving....(more)

Career and Education

How to Cook Nopales

The prickly pear cactus leaf paddle or nopolitos is a delicacy throughout Mexico and the Mediterranean. In south Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona the cactus often grow along the highways. The paddles (flat oval leafs) are called nopales (nopalitos with the spines that contain thorns). Nopales are a healthy, inexpensive addition to any salad. They are also great boiled or grilled as a main dish. To cook nopales, you will need gloves, a vegetable brush, a vegetable peeler, a large strainer, and a sharp knife. Here are the steps of how to choose, prepare, and cook Nopales....(more)

Popular Types of Watermelon

Watermelon is a juicy and refreshing fruit group that is loved all around the world. What most people don't know though, is that there are over 1200 varieties of watermelon that are grown and eaten in various regions of the world. In the United States and Mexico, people eat from the 200 to 300 local varieties. Here are the five most popular types of watermelons found worldwide....(more)

What is Broccolini? Learn about This Healthy Vegetable

In the United States, broccoli is a well-known vegetable. However, many people do not know what broccolini is, as the name is barely different from broccoli so the two are easily confused. The two vegetables are related. Their appearances and tastes are similar, but broccolini is often mislabeled in grocery stores. It is more likely that you will see broccolini labeled as baby broccoli than it is to see it sold under its real name. Educating yourself about what broccolini is will help you recognize it and learn to cook with it as well. Here are a few answers to some common questions about this green plant....(more)

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