Getting your pasta just right can be tricky. If it's overcooked, you have a big pile of mush. If it's undercooked, you get bits of hard, dried noodles. Neither is appetizing or pleasant to eat. If you are trying to cook the perfect pasta, there are some basic pasta cooking guidelines that will help get you there.
Before you even start cooking, you have to pick out your pasta. If you have ever really looked at the variety... Read More
by Barbara Pena
Sometimes getting dinner on the table seems like a daunting task, but with a little preplanning, it can be quick and easy -- and even save you money. These quick and easy dinner recipes make getting dinner on the table faster than ordering takeout!
This first recipe is great for the... Read More
Many cooks are intimidated by complex sauces with fancy names. Béarnaise, Marinara, Béchamel, Picatta...they all sound complicated, but they're not! These sauces combine simple ingredients with a little bit of patience and a hot pan to produce tasty results right in your own kitchen.
Béarnaise -- A Butter-Wine Sauce
Béarnaise is a butter-wine sauce thickened with egg yolks and... Read More
A night with family and friends is always a nice addition to our busy lives. When did you last enjoy great conversion over a delicious meal without having to spend a fortune or slaving for hours in the kitchen? If you can't remember, then perhaps it's time to enjoy fondue at home.
Fondue for All Tastes While "fondue" refers to a warm liquid in which you dip tasty treats, there is more than one variety of... Read More
by Lisa Parker
Great dinners do not always require advanced planning. Sometimes you just have to wing it with what you have on hand. If you keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with some basic supplies - and a few surprises - you will never be at a loss when you have to whip up something great for dinner... Read More