How to Shuck Oysters

      Equipment Needed for Shucking Oysters: A stiff bristle brush Heavy protective glove A clean bar towel A good-quality oyster knife (one with a sturdy blade that won’t … Continued

Smoked Turkey

How to Smoke A Turkey

How To Smoke a Perfect Turkey Article by Brad Bolton   Another great cooking method to take your turkey flavors to another level is to cook a Smoked Turkey.  Cooking … Continued

Types of Sugar

How To Soften Brown Sugar

Questions and Answers – How To Soften Brown Sugar     Question: I have a question that I can not remember the answer to.  How do you soften up hardened … Continued

Substitute Baking Soda

How To Substitute Baking Soda

Questions and Answers – Substitute Baking Soda     Question: I recently moved to Germany, but still love to bake good ol’ American chocolate chip cookies.  However, I have encounter … Continued

How To Travel with Cheesecakes

  Questions and Answers – How To Travel with Cheesecakes   Question: I am baking a cheesecake for a friend to take to Thanksgiving and I do not want to … Continued

Instant Pot Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

How To Use An Instant Pot Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

Guidelines on how to use an Instant Pot Multi-Cooker   You may have been hearing about an Instant Pot and wondering what all the hype is all about.  Instant Pot … Continued

How to Wash Cast Iron Pans

    Techniques for Restoring an old Cast Iron Skillet How to Wash Cast Iron Pans   Question: I am writing to ask your advice about a Thanksgiving recipe I prepared … Continued

Internal Temperature of Chicken and Turkey

  Question: At what temperature and how long should boneless chicken breasts cook in the oven?  I have recipes that calls for 20 minutes and ones for up to 1 … Continued

How many kitchen gadget needed

Kitchen Gadgets – How Many are Needed

  Whisk Those Gadgets into Shape When I whisk into the kitchen to organize, those darn whisks, spatulas and scrapers can sometimes leave me scratching my head.  They are the … Continued

How to bake a cake -Yellow Birthday Cake Made From Scratch

Learn How to Bake a Cake From Scratch

How to Bake a Cake From Scratch – Yellow Birthday Cake Recipe Learn how to bake a cake from scratch with this well tested yellow birthday cake recipe.  We made … Continued

Lemon Zest – How To Zest Lemons

            What is Lemon Zest: The rich outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, which can be used as … Continued

Louisiana-Style Roux

Louisiana-Style Roux Recipe – How To Make Roux

  Many New Orleans (Acadian, Creole, and Cajun) recipes start with “First you make a roux.” A Roux (pronounced “roo”) is browned in a mixture of white wheat flour and … Continued

Make Risotto Ahead Of Time

Make Risotto Ahead of Time

  With this Make Risotto Ahead of Time Technique, that is used by restaurant chefs, you never have to stand at the stove, stirring, for 20 minutes while your guests … Continued

Making Perfect Fudge

Making Perfect Fudge

  Questions and Answers – How To Make Perfect Fudge   Question: Hi there!  My wife and I were trying to make fudge last night for the holidays.  We though … Continued

Organizing your extra staples

Managing Your Extra Staples

    Pantry Organizations – Managing Your Extra Staples   “You know you have got a ton of soy sauce in here,” called my husband in a muffled voice. He was … Continued