Food

Superfoods

Chia Pets… Cute, Cheap and Healthful Too!

Holiday Gift Grows From Healthful Seeds Every year at this time, you start seeing commercials for Chia Pets... those clay…

Alcoholic Drinks

Wines That Will Impress Your Friends and Cost Less Than $15 a Bottle

These widely available wines generally cost $15* or less but are as good as many expensive wines. They go great…

Fruits & Vegetables

Ginger Helps Potatoes Last

Keep a big piece of fresh gingerroot (cut, but not peeled) in your potato bin. The antibacterial properties of the…

Cooking Techniques

Pit-Free Lemon Juice Without the Sticky Fingers

Ah, the constant dilemma of quick-juicing a lemon without releasing all those pits into your recipe. TV chefs squeeze lemon…

Recipes

Secrets of The Sneaky Chef

Slip healthy ingredients into favorite foods Children aren’t the only picky eaters. About 90% of adults don’t eat the recommended…

Recipes

Surprise—It’s Strawberry Soup!

In the early autumn, when the days may still be warm, it’s nice to retain some of the smells and…

Cooking Techniques

Great Kitchen Gadgets Make Cooking More Fun

These kitchen gadgets make cooking easier—and make great gifts for family and friends. Here are my favorites this year… $20…

Cooking Techniques

Fast Way to Make Bread Crumbs

Lots of us keep a loaf or two of bread in the freezer so it lasts longer. Well, when you…

Fruits & Vegetables

Banana Heals Cuts and Scrapes

After cleaning your minor wound, put the inside of a piece of banana peel directly on it and secure in…

Seasonings & Spices

Better Way to Store Ginger

What a great root ginger is! It's an inexpensive healer for stomach ills and muscle aches and a chef favorite.…

Cooking Techniques

Easy-to-Peel Garlic Cloves

To peel garlic without whacking it to smithereens, immerse the clove(s) in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes.…

Nuts

When You Need Unsalted Nuts

When a recipe calls for unsalted nuts but the ones you have are salted, cook the salted nuts in boiling…

Food

How to Make Cheese Last Longer

To prevent a chunk of hard cheese from getting moldy, dampen a piece of cheesecloth (or any thin cloth) with…

Cooking Techniques

Healthy Frying Tip

While your frying pan is heating up, add one tablespoon of white vinegar just before adding your cooking oil (one…

Cooking Techniques

Ice Cube Fix Removes the Fat

Simmering up a pot of chicken soup is perfect for unpredictably chilly spring days. The best-known way to reduce the…