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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.

How to Make Bottled Herbed Vinegar

How to Make Bottled Herbed Vinegar

I’ve seen bottles of spiced and/or herbed vinegar for sale in stores for years.  I’ve even owned a few to […]

Nov 22, 2011     16 Comments
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How to Peel Garlic

How to Peel Garlic

One thing I’ve noticed again and again when teaching cooking classes is that most of my students do not come […]

Oct 29, 2011     1 Comment
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How to Dry Herbs at Home

How to Dry Herbs at Home

Stop the insanity of buying ridiculously overpriced dried herbs at the grocery store!  Drying your own herbs at home is […]

Oct 29, 2011     12 Comments
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How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

Pie.  It’s such a simple dessert.  One which has stood the test of time for centuries.  One which incites memories […]

Sep 25, 2011     7 Comments
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How to Can Tomatoes

How to Can Tomatoes

Canning tomatoes at home is easy and fun to do.  It’s not difficult, but does take some time.  But is […]

Sep 18, 2011     2 Comments
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How to Make Roasted Peppers

How to Make Roasted Peppers

There aren’t many things easier to do which add so much flavor to dishes than making your own roasted peppers.  […]

Jul 24, 2011     No Comments
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How To Make Garlic Paste

How To Make Garlic Paste

Garlic Paste is just mashed up fresh garlic.  It is a common technique for using garlic in vinaigrettes and sauces […]

May 30, 2011     No Comments
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Focus Ingredient: Dried Chilies

Focus Ingredient: Dried Chilies

Dried chilies are the quintessential ingredient in Mexican cuisine, namely because they originated in the Americas. However, dear old Christopher […]

May 28, 2011     1 Comment
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How To Make Perfect Croutons

How To Make Perfect Croutons

I often wonder why people buy bagged croutons at the store when they are so easy and inexpensive to make […]

May 15, 2011     4 Comments
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