Category: Cooking

Superbowl of Soup (Infographic)

Posted: Friday, January 29, 2016 in Cooking, Entertaining Ideas, Family-Friendly

I recently sat down with our culinary Chef, Brittany, to brainstorm some great soup ideas to feed a crowd. We wanted to start with our basic Irish Soup recipe and adapt it for any ingredients you may have on hand. In many cultures, dishes start with a vegetable base. In French cooking, this is called Mirepoix.…
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Thanksgiving Bread Basket

What will be in your bread basket? The turkey gets a lot of talk. The stuffing is carefully seasoned. The pie crusts are delicately rolled out and the pumpkin filling properly spiced. But what about the bread? For some, Grandma’s age-old yeast roll recipe is a Thanksgiving must, while others stick to buttermilk biscuits or…
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Baking Terms Glossary

Posted: Friday, January 9, 2015 in Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks
Baking Basics and Definitions

You’re baking bread for the first time and you can’t wait for the savory smell of rising dough to start wafting through your house. You bought all high quality ingredients and have been following the recipe to the letter, until one little phrase throws you off – “fold the dough.” Folding the dough? Like a…
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Secrets to Using a Cast-Iron Skillet

Posted: Monday, October 6, 2014 in Baking, Biscuits, Cake, Cooking, Dessert, Recipes, Seasonal Baking

Inexpensive and durable, naturally nonstick and nearly indestructible, cast-iron skillets are a kitchen essential. They last for generations, so the same skillet that brought you grandma’s juicy fried chicken now helps you whip up a decadent Apple Pecan Skillet Cake. The best part? The more you use it, the better it gets. Cast-irons season over time. The…
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How to Infuse Maple Syrup

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 in Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks, Recipes, Seasonal Baking

Few things are as satisfying as made-from-scratch breakfasts on weekend mornings. A sizzling griddle, the smell of coffee enveloping the kitchen, shamelessly wearing pajamas until noon – what’s not to love? Whether your go-to breakfast is pancakes, waffles, or some sweet, magical hybrid (Handle the Heat combines waffles and doughnuts!), the common ground is passing…
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Fried Chicken Conquers Menus Worldwide

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Baking, Cooking, Recipes

Who knew that the “it” dish of the past few years would be served in the form of good, old-fashioned fried chicken? From major cities to small towns, from trendy gastropubs to mom-and-pop diners, menus worldwide are featuring some seriously creative combinations of this traditional southern fare. Fried chicken has a unique history in the…
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Get to Know the Grain: Rice 101

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 in Cooking, Recipes
Rice Pudding

Rice is a versatile pantry staple that is equally at home in a variety of cuisines from around the world. Years ago, American households were typically only familiar with American long-grain white rice. Who can forget those cheesy chicken and rice casseroles at the dinner table? But as ethnic foods have gained popularity, Americans have…
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10 Cooking Tips for College Grads

Posted: Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Baking, Cooking, Kitchen Tips/Tricks
10 Cooking Tips for College Graduates

  1. Get yourself a slow cooker. Sure, it’s not glamorous, but with this kitchen workhorse you’ll have the next best thing to Mom’s home-cooking ready and waiting when you get home. 2. Invest in a few good knives. Nothing makes chopping more frustrating and downright dangerous than cheap, dull cutlery. The basics–a paring knife,…
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