Kitchen articlesAlfredo, and who on earth was he?
If you ask for pasta with Alfredo sauce at a restaurant in Italy all you get from your waiter is a stare. Why is one of the most famous "Italian sauces" for pasta unknown in its country of origin? The answer is simple: because in Italy an Alfredo "sauce" doesn't exist.
Weighing your drinking water options
Americans are more conscious of clean and healthy drinking water than ever before. A 2004 Gallup Study on Water Quality shows that one in three households "have serious concerns about the quality and healthfulness of their tap water."
Cleaning and storing your dutch oven
There are many opinions on cleaning a Dutch Oven. Not all Dutch Oven cooks believe you can use soap in your Dutch Oven. Some cooks suggest never to wash them, others wash them, but not with detergent.
The Power of Garlic
Some yearn for its robust aroma and savory, often creamy taste; others look to it as a cure for ailments. Garlic has long been shrouded in mystery. Whether it is used for medicinal purposes, to lure love interests or as an enhancement to any dish, it plays a significant role in dining, cooking and culture.
Homemade For the Holidays
By adding your own personal touch to holiday gifts, cards, decorations and treats, you can make this holiday season different from years past and show your loved ones you truly care.
A New Book of Asian-Inspired Cooking Makes it Easy
It's light, healthy and delicious and we can't get enough of it. Asian food is one of the most popular choices right now for eating out or eating in. With the right cookbook, even the novice chef can prepare great-tasting Asian meals.
SIx Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator
Have you taken a good look in your refrigerator, lately? Your mother-in-law's Meatloaf Surprise started living up to it's name two weeks ago. Month-old leftovers are now candidates for Junior's next science project.
How to Make Beer
You can't change your environment, but you certainly can control your mind. This is where visualization comes into play. Use your imagination, just as you would when you're still a little child.
American Lamb Chops Make for a Romantic Dinner for Two
Looking for a simple recipe that exudes elegance and romance to serve that special someone on Valentine's Day? American lamb's sweet, mild flavor and versatility can make an everlasting impression.
The inspiration for this bread pudding recipe came from a failed batch of batter bread. The recipe said to put the batter in loaf pans and let it raise for 45 minutes.
Enjoy Fish without the Fuss
Looking for a fast and fabulous way to prepare seafood for dinner? At last, everyone can enjoy fish without the fuss thanks to new premium and ready-to-heat, entrée-style tuna steaks that will guarantee a high-quality seafood meal in only minutes.
Make It Easier to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution This Year
At a time of year when many people are looking for an effective way to lose weight, a recent study suggests that following an eating plan that includes lean protein, monounsaturated fats and, yes, carbohydrates, can lead to greater weight loss than a low-fat diet.
Irish Favorites in Gourmet Spotlight with Lamb and Guinness Stout
If Irish cooking brings to mind the standard "meat and potatoes" of old, one chef's innovative Irish dish will transform that perception. American Lamb Marinated in Guinness and Honey is the gourmet Irish creation of Chef Jennifer Jasinski.
Eight Stylish Ingredients Make Menus Sing
A recent recipe contest for chefs and culinary students sponsored by the Trade Commission of Spain yielded dozens of recipes featuring eight essential traditional Spanish ingredients in ways both conventional and novel.
Recipes for Soups and Stews From Around the World
One of the most enjoyable parts of travel is to taste the foods that are indigenous to different countries and cultures. But traveling to all these regions to sample these wonderful cuisines is impossible, so we turn to cookbooks.
Bringing Back Sunday Dinner
Remember the time when Sunday dinner with the whole family included great conversation while enjoying a warm, home-cooked meal? Today, more and more families are missing the most important event: dinner, together as a family.
Cooking Organic is Easy, Healthy and Tasty
Not too long ago, if you were committed to cooking and serving organic foods, you had to go out of your way to find the ingredients you wanted -- tracking down hard-to-find foods meant special trips beyond your neighborhood grocery store.
The Wonderful Wok: Stir Frying Basics
Want to enjoy the tantalizing taste of Asian food at home? Invest in a wok! Stir-frying is one of the easiest ways to create a delicious, healthy dinner in minutes. Learn to prepare meals the Asian way: light on meat, heavy on the vegetables...
Helen's Homemade Shepherds Pie
Shepherd's pie (or 'cottage pie' it should more properly be called - real 'shepherds pie' is made with lamb!) is one of the all-time favorite 'comfort' foods. On a cold winter's night, nothing is as welcome as a big plate of this pie, with some crusty bread.
Easy summer salads, lighter foods for a brighter summer
Easy summer salads do not need dozens of hard to get ingredients or heavy bottled sauces. Go light and use a few good quality vegetables, well combined with a little well-chosen meat, fish, or dairy, and a simple but delicious homemade dressing.