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Cooking 101 is designed for those who are new to cooking. It features basic concepts, tips, and instructional "how to" posts. Think of it as a virtual cooking class that focuses on techniques and skills that not only will save you time, but will help you to become a better and more confident cook in your own kitchen. Though intended for beginners, this section may prove useful for experienced cooks as well. Either way, I hope you find the information posted here helpful, educational, and fun. Get to cooking! There's a world of deliciousness waiting for you there.
A frittata is a classic Italian egg dish, similar to a French omelet or a quiche, which is typically enriched [...]
Ah, artichokes. One of my favorite little treats. Good steamed and dipped in butter or mayonnaise, stuffed and baked, or [...]
It’s the end of the garden season and your pepper plants are loaded with mature and young peppers. You quickly [...]
So many people are intimidated with filleting fish. But it really is simple to do and is much less expensive [...]
I’ve seen bottles of spiced and/or herbed vinegar for sale in stores for years. I’ve even owned a few to [...]
One thing I’ve noticed again and again when teaching cooking classes is that most of my students do not come [...]
Stop the insanity of buying ridiculously overpriced dried herbs at the grocery store! Drying your own herbs at home is [...]
Pie. It’s such a simple dessert. One which has stood the test of time for centuries. One which incites memories [...]
Canning tomatoes at home is easy and fun to do. It’s not difficult, but does take some time. But is [...]
There aren’t many things easier to do which add so much flavor to dishes than making your own roasted peppers. [...]
Garlic Paste is just mashed up fresh garlic. It is a common technique for using garlic in vinaigrettes and sauces [...]
Dried chilies are the quintessential ingredient in Mexican cuisine, namely because they originated in the Americas. However, dear old Christopher [...]