Kitchen Tips & Techniques

Rose Garden Gravity Cake
 The sweetest gift for your Valentine! What better way to show your loved one just how much you love them than to bake them this scrumptious Rose Garden Gravity Cake?Simply click on the below links to view step-by-step, full color, detailed instructions on how to make your very own Rose Garden... More »
Tips for a Special Valentine's Day Dinner
Looking to add a special touch to you Valentine's Day dinner? How about trying your hand at at a pretty tomato rose, which can look remarkably like the real thing... Just click on the attachment below for full-color, detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create one! More »
How to Decorate a Valentine's Day Cake
These fat pink rosettes make for a perfect Valentine's Day cake, and the subtle shift in hue adds to its beauty.Want to see how to make the rosettes plus the decorated cake? Click the link below for full color, step-by-step photos and instructions...  More »
How to Decorate Champagne Glass Cookies
 These bubbly glasses of champagne would be perfect to serve New Year's Eve guests along with the customary toast, or wrap them in cellophane bags with a simple ribbon for a special take-home favor. You could also pair them with mini bottles of champagne for a New Year's Eve celebration! ... More »
Tips on pairing wines with spices...
MUCH HAS BEEN written on the principles of matching wine and food, and although the principles of matching are universally agreed upon, when it comes to spices there is often a misconception that wine does not go with spicy food and that the most appropriate beverage to accompany spicy meals is... More »
Top 7 Kitchen Tools Beginning with the Letter 'S'
Top 7 Kitchen Tools Beginning with the Letter 'S' (why? because we can...)Plus, these make perfect Christmas gifts!1. SCISSORS: Are two blades better than one? For a lot of chores, scissors are faster and easier than knives. More, much more, on this later. [Guess, you'd better buy the book for more... More »
What Apples Are Best for Cooking, Baking, Eating?
APPLE VARIETIES Ambrosia - a native of British Columbia, an accidental crossbreed likely derived from Golden Delicious and Starking Delicious. It is a crisp apple with attractive gold-streaked red skin, good for snacking and for salads because it is slow to brown after being cut. Beauty of Bath -... More »
Gift Buying for a Foodie?
Picture this: you’re in the middle of whipping up your famous biscuits for a special occasion, when you realize you’re fresh out of buttermilk. Or, maybe it’s another recipe, and you can’t find the required pan. What do you do? Shut down your kitchen and run to the store? Or, get by with a... More »
Bake Something Great!
 Kid-friendly ingredients - such as cereal, graham wafers, marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter and caramels - dominate, making the recipes favorites for the young as well as the young at heart. These bars are also relatively easy to make, which means that kids can help out in the... More »
Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Some dishes withstand the test of time, and this classic combination of beef, onions, mushrooms and sour cream coalesced into a rich and chunky gravy served over wide noodles is certainly one of them. You can make it fast or slow; either way, the result is mouthwatering goodness. More »
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