Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

How to Help Your Produce Last Longer

  This article originally appeared on All You. By Julia Warren We’ve all experienced it: You grab a recently-purchased container of strawberries out of the fridge and find it moldy. Or discover that the broccoli you want to use for dinner is now limp. Instead of getting caught off guard by ingredients that have gone bad, here are a few […]

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Which Wood Should I Use for Grilling?

Smoky flavor is barbecue’s signature, and wood is what brings that essence to the grill. The type of wood is mostly a matter of personal taste (we love the sweetness of applewood in our Applewood-Smoked Chicken with Dijon Rub), but choose based on the flavor and intensity the wood will impart. As a rule, avoid evergreen woods like pine. Use […]

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Dessert: Will It Grill?

Of course it will! You just need to think outside the cake box. Start by understanding the limits of the grill: it can be used as a stovetop or an oven, but flame heat is fickle and can be hard to regulate. So you can’t, for instance, bake a cake on a grill. But you can grill slices of pound […]

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When Should I Add Sauce to My Barbecue?

Adding sauce to barbecue is a matter of taste. It’s often added after the meat is cooked, says Rocky Stubblefield, of Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas. But if you want a sauce glaze added to your barbecue, he recommends this trick. See more: Our Essential Grilling Guide 10 Grilling Tools You Need Cooking Class: Grilling

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Basic Kitchen Kit for Your Vacation Rental

Summertime = happytime! It’s the season of vacay, of road trips and beach stays, amusement parks and unabashed tourism. And if you’re an avid cook, chances are you’ll want to play around in your rental kitchen and whip up a good meal or two. You can usually count on some solid basics in a vacation rental—dishes, glassware, flatware, some standard cookware, maybe […]

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You Can Make It: Fourth of July Dip Dye Linens

Looking for something fun and easy to do for your 4th of July decorations this year? Try making these awesome 4th of July dip dyed linens and flags.  I love this project because you truly can’t mess it up. Each linen has its own look, so you don’t have to worry about perfection. Just let loose and let the dye […]

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How to Temper Eggs to Make Ice Cream

Eggs enrich custards, giving them a silky consistency. But if added to piping-hot ingredients, they will curdle, so they must be tempered to decrease the temperature difference. Gently and gradually adding hot liquid to the eggs ensures they won’t scramble as they cook to a safe temperature. VANILLA ICE CREAM Hands-on: 20 min. Total: 5 hr. 20 min. 1 ½ cups […]

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How Many Cups of Powdered Sugar Are in a Box?

Everybody knows that 1 cup equals 8 ounces, right? Well actually, when weighing out ingredients for a recipe, 1 cup does not always equal 8 ounces. We know that 1 cup of water weighs 8 ounces, but honey, as an example, is thicker than water, so 1 cup of honey actually weighs in at 12 ounces. Powdered sugar right out […]

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Salsa: Will It Grill?

If you think salsa isn’t a candidate for the grill, it may be because of logistical concerns: How can you keep all those diced veggies from falling through the grate into the fire? The simple solution is to keep them in large slices as they grill, then chop them afterward. (I’m sure you already figured that out, but a straw […]

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5 Secrets of a Pro Grocery Shopper

I’m one of the food stylists here at Cooking Light, which means I find myself spending time at several different grocery stores at least 6 days out of the week. During my years on the job, I’ve learned that preparation is key. That’s the only way I can make my shopping quick, easy, and efficient. Whether you’re shopping for a huge list or just […]

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