What Exactly Is a Crockpot?

Copyright 2006 Tony Buel The word ‘crockpot’ is a name which is actually a trademarked name, but is often used as a generic term. The terms ‘crockpot’ and ‘slow cooker’ have come to be used interchangeably. ‘Rival’ is the original holder of the trademarked term ‘Crock-Pot’. The Rival Crock-Pot / slow cooker has been one of the most important cooking tools for busy families since its introduction in 1971. Slow cooking is a great way to provide delicious home cooked meals for people and families on the go and produces flavorful meals time after time. This appliance is made of fired clay and is usually glazed and surrounded by a metallic housing. It contains a controlled heating element to maintain …

Turkey Cooking

Turkey Cooking Times Oven Make sure the turkey is fully thawed as microwave thawing followed by microwave cooking crates uneven cooking. Safe storage, handling, cooking methods, and approximate cooking times for chicken. Cooking time can be reduced by as much as 30 minutes to an hour compared to traditional roasting timetable. Oven Cooking Bag Method Preparing a turkey in an oven cooking bag can be a safe and a delicious alternative to the traditional roasting method. Paper Bag Method This method involves placing the turkey in a large brown paper bag, the type used in grocery stores, and cooking the bird at a very low temperature. Pour off the wonderfully flavourful cooking liquid that accumulates in the bottom of the …

The Crockpot / Slow Cooker is the Most Overlooked Appliance in your Kitchen!

A crockpot (slow cooker) may be the answer to some very practical issues in food preparation for your family. This often overlooked kitchen appliance, when appropriately called upon, will take a lot of the worry out of preparing your next meal. You see… – If you’re short on time a crockpot might me your answer. – If you’re looking for a more well balanced and healthful meal, a crockpot might be your answer. – If you’re looking to save money, a crockpot might be your answer. The trusty old crockpot can be the solution to many of the everyday food challenges -and it was right under your nose the whole time! With some simple forethought and preparation, the time that …

Save Money The Crock Pot Way

Saving money – is something we would all like to do. Whether you are struggling to manage day to day or earning a six figure salary, saving is something we all think about. There is one thing we can all save on. The one thing we all do, every day, several times a day. We all … Eat. And food these days can be so expensive. It is quite easy to go to the grocers and spend your entire weeks pay just on food. Meat especially can put a hole in anyone’s budget. After a long day at work, the last thing you want is to spend the rest of the day in the kitchen preparing dinner. So the quick …

Raining Outside? Try Indoor Barbecuing!

Yes, there is such a thing as indoor barbecuing. But hey, indoor barbecuing doesn’t mean using your ever-reliable wood or gas grill. First of all, that’s illegal in most places because it’s a major fire hazard. Second, it could kill you since these types of grills produce large amounts of carbon monoxide. What you need to know is that there are two basic types of indoor grills – the open grill and the folding contact grill. Indoor Barbecuing 101 An open grill is pretty much like the electric version of the wood/gas grill. It provides you with the outdoor barbecuing feel as you occasionally turn the meat while cooking and even produces flavor closer to the outdoor variety. . On …

Modern Pressure Cooker

Cookers are no more simple cooking utensils of the yesteryear where there was not an iota of safety element built-in. Cookers have come a long way since the World War II and in addition to having countless safety features, they are also aesthetical and eye pleasing plus user friendly, not to mention their functionality and utility. Before we proceed, cooker also means the name of a software product called as ‘Mandriva Linux©’ which is naturally out of the scope of this discussion. Ever since man discovered cooking was delicious than eating raw, cookers began commanding kitchens across the globe. Modern cookers come in a huge variety of designs and safety features. Still others like the solar variety sport the smart …

Mess-Free Cooking With Slow Cooker Liners

Good news for anyone tired of soaking and scrubbing a slow cooker. New liners make cleanup a snap. Simply line the slow cooker bowl and cook. The liners, which fit round and oval cookers, provide a barrier between the inside of the slow cooker and your food. Once the slow cooker has cooled, simply toss the liner. Slow Cooker Liners make even messy recipes easy. Try this cheesy Slow Cooker Baked Ziti. Add all the ingredients together before you head out for the day and by evening, dinner will be waiting for you. SLOW COOKER BAKED ZITI Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours Makes: 6 to 8 servings 1 Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner 1 pound ground beef 1 …

Cooking: 3 Ways To Bring Summer Dishes To The Table Year Round

When it comes to summer foods, most people want to look forward to it. Summer food cooking does not have to be limited to the summer months, though. Even during the fall and winter, you can get out that grill and make some great dishes that will feel good and remind you of warmer days of relaxing. Here are three ways to easily bring the memories of summer to the table. 1.Use your grill year round. It’s that simple. Your favorite ribs and your tasty steaks can be cooked on your grill during all months of the year. If you have a porch or a garage, then you can have your grill. Use caution, of course, to make sure that …

Cooking Preparation

Cooking is something many enjoy doing, some find it a task. Being organized in the kitchen can help greatly in the preparation involved in cooking. Whether you have a huge gourmet kitchen or a kitchenette, knowing how to keep it organized is a good place to start. Here are some tips; 1) Keep your utensils in a place located closely to the area in which you will prepare your food. Your cooking utensils would do well in a container or on hooks right at arms length to the stove, so having them handing will keep things running smoothly. 2) Spices, if you are one that adds your spices as you cook, keep them in either a spice caracole or a …

Cooking Jobs

Some may like cooking enough to do it for a living. Some cooking jobs may cover the titles of; apprentice cook dietary cook first cook grill cook hospital cook institutional cook journeyman/woman cook line cook second cook short order cook Most of these type jobs don’t require formal education and can be learned under another professional. The tasks involved with cooks in this area may include but are not limited to: – Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods – Prepare and cook special meals for patients as instructed by dietitian or chef – Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers – Oversee kitchen operations – Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment – May set up …

Cooking Ranges

Cooking ranges are one of the basic kitchen appliances that every home needs. Some cooking ranges run on gas, while others run on electric ranges and few operate in combination of both. Cooking ranges are most convenient and energy efficient compared to traditional gas stoves. Electric cooking ranges are very popular due to various reasons. The cost of electric cooking ranges is very low compared to gas and dual power cooking ranges. As electricity is freely available every where, people prefer these types of ranges for their kitchens. In electric cooking ranges coils are fixed above the surface of the range top in an elevated position accommodating all types of cookware. Some electric cooking ranges come with deep porcelain drip …

Cooking In Lapland: The New Tundra Grill

To offset any confusion, we are not talking about a grill for the Toyota Tundra but the powerful new Tundra Grill from Hammacher Schlemmer, built to withstand the elements and burn a variety of fuels including wood, charcoal, pinecones and brushwood, as well as cook all kinds of meat, poultry, fish and pretty much anything else you want to throw on, within reason. With the Tundras 37 inch diameter basin you are not limited to one type of cooking method either; you can grill, broil, simmer, fry, smoke and bake. The options do not end there is the Tundra Grill comes equipped with a grill rack, skewers, and three swing-out skillets for frying eggs, simmering sauces, or even baking bread …

Grilling Tips For The

Grilling is going to the dogs. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, 81 percent of Americans own a grill and average grill usage is up to 26 times per year. And, with three-quarters of dog owners saying they consider their dog like a member of the family, more and more owners are including their four-legged friends in the barbecue fun. According to grilling guru Kent Whitaker, author of Smoke in the Mountains Cookbook: The Art of Appalachian Barbecue, “Grilling is a family affair and today our dogs are like part of the family. My dog Moses is my grilling assistant who keeps it fun and entertaining, while we all enjoy the real meat aromas on the grill. ” …

Getting Ready For Camping Cooking

Cooking in the great outdoors can be very different from cooking in your kitchen at home. Its a way of exploring your own skills that you may have unconsciously learnt from your mom in the kitchen when you were at home. You should have a propane stove, or if you prefer you can cook over a fire pit. Camping in the outdoors requires that you get up early – that way everyone else can sleep in and wake up to a hearty breakfast. This would require you to be equipped with the equipment and supplies, and perhaps recipes for good camping cooking. 1. Equipment This includes the stove, gas cylinders, ovens, fireplace, grilling pits and so on. One of the …

GE Monogram Cook Tops: Why They Are Handy

General Electric’s Monogram Collection is a line of appliances that have a high standard of visual appeal and reliability. Being a well-known and popular brand, General Electric (GE) is a safe choice for your appliances. Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at a machine that every kitchen should be equipped with: the cook top. The GE Monogram cook tops are available in both an electric and gas variety. You can use natural or liquid propane gas to fuel the gas burner. Or if you don’t like using gas, you can choose the electric model instead. Either type of cook top will offer the power you need to cook any type of food. One of the features of a …

Gas Ovens

If you want to take your cooking skills up another notch then it might be time to look at changing to a gas stove. Gas stoves are the preferred choice of professional cooks for the simple reason that they offer more flexibility. The heat adjustments are more accurate and instant. If you turn the gas down, the heat will lower immediately, unlike an electric stove that will take time to cool down to the lower heat setting. Gas stoves also allow varied cooking styles that aren’t quite so easily achieved with an electric stove such as wok cooking. Gas stoves give you the ability to fine tune the heat and with the use of a wok you can cook various …