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 …

Low Fat Cooking

If you are looking for a healthier way of eating for health, diet, or just for the sake of a longer life, you should make sure you know about low fat cooking. You don’t have to give up the foods you love; you just have to find a new way of enjoying them. You can still have fried foods, but you do have to make sure you don’t have them as often as you may be having them now. The key is moderation, and finding the right oils to use while cooking. For a long time people use vegetable oil for low fat cooking because they thought it was better than use Crisco. At least this was how it was …

Light Calorie Cooking: How To Cook Low Calorie Foods Which Still Taste Fantastic

Many people these days want to control their diets so they are eating low calorie foods, but low calorie foods that still taste great. The way to get low calorie foods that taste great is through light calorie cooking. There are a few tips to consider when embarking on light calorie cooking adventures where the calories are low but the taste is high. Margarine As Opposed to Butter When following recipes when preparing a meal, there are many recipes that now list a choice between using butter as an ingredient or margarine. By using margarine in the recipe instead of butter the cook cuts the caloric content significantly yet still keeps a good taste overall. It is very hard to …

Cooking on a George Foreman Grill

When it comes to convenience and enjoyment when cooking there are very few appliances in my kitchen that can compete with my George Foreman grill. While there are many different sizes and styles to the George Foreman line of grilling machines I have the George Foreman Next Grilleration Grill, which allows us to do almost anything on our grill. This grill even comes with the ability to make waffles in addition to all the wonderful meals that the traditional George Foreman grill can assist with when it comes to cooking. This handy grill is completely awesome when it comes to cooking no matter what time of the day it is. For breakfast, you also have the option of using the …

Cooking With Vegetables

With more and more people nowadays becoming concerned about the different heath issues and the different new diseases that have been discovered recently without any chances of cure as of the moment, majority are trying to incorporate more into their meals vegetable dishes while others are turning themselves into die hard vegetarians. Everybody is aware of the fact that eating vegetables is very good for our health but sad to say people would prefer to have a burger and fries over a bowl of salad. It is also difficult especially for parents to let their children eat veggies partly because they don’t find them as tasty as other food types. You have to admit that there are really certain vegetables …

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 With Your Kids

Kids love to help when it comes to cooking. Getting them involved early is a good way for them to learn responsibility and a skill they can use in life. Cooking with kids can also be a time of bonding for child and parent. Kids can help in various ways; age appropriate tasks are best. Your younger child cracking the egg may not be the best choice. However, if you crack the egg open and let him/her put the egg into the bowl it can make them feel that they have truly helped. Kids love to taste test. There’s nothing more delightful to a child then being able to lick the beaters after you’ve made a bowl of chocolate frosting. …

Cooking Shows

Cooking shows have been around a long time. Now, more than ever, the love of cooking shows has gone to a whole new level. The food network produces dozens of shows, showing a variety of cooking methods and types. Depending on the type of cooking you like; watching a cooking show can be fun. Some of the hosts/hostesses focus on baking, some on quick meal plans, while other can show you how to put on a full party spread. Whether you style is elegant and gourmet or quick and tasty, there is a cooking show waiting for you. Come with you pens and paper and take notes, there is much to learn when watching one of these shows. You may …

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 OF GRAINS.

All grains, with the exception of rice, and the various grain meals, require prolonged cooking with gentle and continuous heat, in order to so disintegrate their tissues and change their starch into dextrine as to render them easy of digestion. Even the so-called “steam-cooked” grains, advertised to be ready for use in five or ten minutes, require a much longer cooking to properly fit them for digestion. These so-called quickly prepared grains are simply steamed before grinding, which has the effect to destroy any low organisms contained in the grain. They are then crushed and shredded. Bicarbonate of soda and lime is added to help dissolve the albuminoids, and sometimes diastase to aid the conversion of the starch into sugar; …

Cooking Is An Art

There’s more to cooking than putting food in a pot and then eating it. Cooking can be an art. For those who really love to cook it becomes a real pastime for them. They are able to come up with new variations of old recipes and put their own special touches on them. Preparing for a gathering can be something of a joy for them. While some find cooking a time to be stressed out, other engulf themselves with the task of creating something truly special for their guests. When preparing a meal for their loved ones it becomes an extra special motivation to ensure their family gets the best of what you have. It may not be a daily …

Cooking Gourmet Syle

Going from standard cooking to gourmet may require some culinary training. You need some amount of talent and skill to enter this world of gourmet dining. Those who eat from gourmet restaurants have intensely picky and precise on what they like. They are willing to pay the big bucks for their gourmet dinner and will let you know if what you’ve served is not what they expected. Gourmet cooking can be fun. It requires a creative eye, a well tuned pallet, and a genuine skill. If you can make your entrée look like a masterpiece, taste like heaven, and can peak unique interest, then gourmet cooking may very well be the place for you. Attending a culinary school is a …

Cooking For Beginners

We all have to start somewhere. Whether you are a young person at home with your parents who can teach you, or are a bachelor or bachelorette out on their own for the first time, the art of cooking is more than microwave dinners. First thing to know is you’re not going to need to start with a full course turkey dinner with all the trimmings. You can start with simple step by step recipes of the easier variety. For beginners working with a recipe that’s simple is a good start and as a beginner, you will want to make sure you are following the directions precisely; this isn’t’ the time to experiment or improvise. You will have plenty of …