Getting Ready For Camping Cooking

Cooking in the great outdoors can be very different from cooking in your kitchen at home. Its a way of exploring your own skills that you may have unconsciously learnt from your mom in the kitchen when you were at home. You should have a propane stove, or if you prefer you can cook over a fire pit. Camping in the outdoors requires that you get up early – that way everyone else can sleep in and wake up to a hearty breakfast. This would require you to be equipped with the equipment and supplies, and perhaps recipes for good camping cooking. 1. Equipment This includes the stove, gas cylinders, ovens, fireplace, grilling pits and so on. One of the …

GE Monogram Cook Tops: Why They Are Handy

General Electric’s Monogram Collection is a line of appliances that have a high standard of visual appeal and reliability. Being a well-known and popular brand, General Electric (GE) is a safe choice for your appliances. Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at a machine that every kitchen should be equipped with: the cook top. The GE Monogram cook tops are available in both an electric and gas variety. You can use natural or liquid propane gas to fuel the gas burner. Or if you don’t like using gas, you can choose the electric model instead. Either type of cook top will offer the power you need to cook any type of food. One of the features of a …

Gas Ovens

If you want to take your cooking skills up another notch then it might be time to look at changing to a gas stove. Gas stoves are the preferred choice of professional cooks for the simple reason that they offer more flexibility. The heat adjustments are more accurate and instant. If you turn the gas down, the heat will lower immediately, unlike an electric stove that will take time to cool down to the lower heat setting. Gas stoves also allow varied cooking styles that aren’t quite so easily achieved with an electric stove such as wok cooking. Gas stoves give you the ability to fine tune the heat and with the use of a wok you can cook various …

Everyone Loves Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you are like me, you remember how much you loved visiting grandma’s house as a kid. You loved it because you got spoiled there. She let you play any game you wanted, you got to be silly and goofy, and you could even have candy before dinner. Grandma let you do all of the things that your mom said no to. But there is another reason kids love going to grandma’s house to visit: her chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate cookies are loved by most people I know. And most of us discovered our love for them as small children in the comfort of grandma’s kitchen. For some reason her cookies were always much better than mom’s. Maybe it is …

Ever Think About Getting A Barbeque Pit?

The barbeque pit has been around for ages. Some people claim that barbequing in the pit is better then cooking in the kitchen. Barbeque pits came out around 1920. But they only became popular in the 1950 when practically everyone owned one. Back in those days more people had family and friends gathering and big cook outs, but now it’s hard to find time for all of that. But even if you use it once in a while it’s still wroth having. You might find it challenging looking for a BBQ pit, but the best place to look for them is on the internet. There you can see how to build one from scratch; it’s not as hard as it …

Eliminate Outdoor Cooking Mistakes

As humans, we all make mistakes. It is human nature to do so, and cannot be prevented each and every time. When it comes to barbequing, this rule is no different. We often make mistakes that we do not even realize until we taste our food, or something potentially dangerous happens. Some mistakes just mean that the food you cook is not going to taste very good, while others could potentially mean a trip to the hospital, or a visit from your claims representative on your home insurance policy. No matter the severity of the mistake, you should do your best to try to avoid them whenever possible. Cooking Mistakes You must properly prepare the meat you are cooking, before …

Easy Summer Grilling Success

Summer evenings are so beautiful, you just need to move outside. Clean off the grill and prepare to enjoy these long leisurely evenings. Here are some tips to be sure your next barbeque is a success! 1. Heat the grill. If using charcoal, allow plenty of time for the coals to reach the proper temperature and be tinged with ash. Spread the coals out in an even layer. You can make a double or triple layer on one side of the grill and a single layer on the other for better heat control. 2. A flavorful aromatic smoke adds to the aroma and penetrates the food to add a distinctive flavor. You can use wood chips that have been soaked …

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

“There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love chocolate, and communists.” – Leslie Moak Murray I can’t help but love that quote. When I was a kid, my grandpa always called any store bought cookies that somehow made it into the house “Commie cookies.” For him, it was Grandma’s homemade cookies or none at all. There’s just something special about homemade cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies, so far as I’m concerned. It’s a great family activity, something even children can help with, and everyone loves eating the results. Here’s an easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies I think you’ll enjoy: Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 package butter pecan, chocolate chip, chocolate fudge, devil’s food, German, chocolate or …

Easy and Healthy Slow Cooker Meals

People seem to think that healthy crack pot meals are boring and flat. Some also believe that preparing them is time-consuming and difficult. This kind of thinking is what we are here to change. We want to share with you healthy crack pot meals that you and your family will surely love. First, we want to share with you a healthy chicken crock pot meal we call the chicken cacciatore. In Italian, the word cacciatore refers to a hunter. In a kitchen setting, this word simply describes a meal prepared “hunter-style” with onions, mushrooms, herbs, tomatoes, bell pepper and sometime wine. So, in preparing this dish, we need three pounds of skinless bone-in chicken thighs, 14 ounce of diced tomatoes …

Do You Feel Like You Are In A Pressure Cooker? (Life Should Be Taken Slowly But Surely)

Are you sometimes worried? Is the burden and challenge of everyday life proving to be too much for you? Do you ever feel that you always have so much to do and so little time to do it? Or, do you feel that you are simply not fast enough to do every single task at home and in the office? The fact is, we all undergo pressure and feel that we are, in one way or another, unable to cope with the mad rush of 21st century living. When we push ourselves too hard, we usually wind up being less effective in getting things done. And much worse, we fall down in a spiral of depression, stress and anxiety. Stress …

Discover Your Kitchen Personality

What kind of cook are you? Do you prefer to get up early to prep the evening meal? Are you simply too crazed to even think about dinner until after work? Or are you one of those who are able to find a balance in between? These are some of the questions I ask in “Kitchen Life,” my new book in which I quiz readers to help them determine what kind of cooks they are. I’ve developed recipes and techniques that go along with an individual’s cooking and kitchen management style. The quiz results show me that lack of time is the biggest barrier in the kitchen. The right tools, though, can help with that. Among my top five time-saving …

Discover The Secrets Of Gourmet Chefs

And How To Make 100’s Of Chocolate And Dessert And Recipes With Easy To Follow Videos You Can Watch At Home If you like me are trying to lose weight but the mesmerizing call of Chocolate and Dessert and Recipes is keeping you awake at night then we may just have the answer for you. What if you could find healthy alternatives to processed desserts that are filled with fat, sugar and calories that stick to your waist like glue! Imagine being able to cook your favorite chocolate and dessert recipes and those you never even knew existed by simply watching an expert gourmet cook show you step by step how to do it in the comfort of your own …

Discounted Cookware Makes Dining In More Enjoyable

When people visit a restaurant and enjoy dishes that were prepared to perfection, they might be inclined to purchase a professional grade of cookware for use at home. There are many styles of cookware that are drastically discounted on the internet and these cookware collections often make dining in more fun than dining out. Some couples have a great time preparing meals together throughout the week. One might have studied a style of cooking in a cooking class and is now capable of preparing full flavored dishes at home. This type of cooking might have required the family to purchase cookware like woks but preparing these ethnic foods at home is certainly cheaper than ordering it for take-out. Many families …

Dill: The Most Important Culinary Herb in Scandinavia

The ancient herb, Anethum graveolens or Fernleaf dill as it is commonly known, was mentioned some 5,000 years ago in early Egyptian writings. It is the most important culinary herb in Scandinavia, as popular as parsley is in other parts of the world. The word ‘dill’ stems from the Old Norse word dilla, meaning “to lull,” and can be grown indoors and out. The feathery leaves make dill a pretty foliage plant, which is lovely as a green foil for the flowers in your garden. The fragrance of dill on fingers evokes a ‘comfort smell’ for many people as the leaves smell of homemade dill pickles. Old-fashioned dill water or gripe water as it is commonly known (made by infusing …

Different Types of Barbecue Grills

Copyright 2006 Emma Snow Summer is here and the steaks are ready to grill, the only problem is that you don’t know exactly what type of barbeque grill to buy. There are many questions that need to be asked when buying a grill. Things such as cost, ease of use, other uses besides grilling, flavor and portability should be considered. The most important item in this list depends on what you want. This article looks in detail at the different categories and makes a judgment on which grills would be best in that category, charcoal, propane, natural gas or smokers. Cost If cost is the main factor, the grill to go for is charcoal. They start at $15.00 for a …

Devil Up an Angelic Appetizer

Deviled eggs have earned their niche in the finger-food hall of fame. One of the reasons they’re so popular is that they can be varied in so many ways. For your next barbecue, patio party or picnic, why not go beyond the traditional filling flavorings of mayo, mustard and pickle relish? Experiment with a little taco sauce and chili powder or Parmesan cheese and pesto to create your own signature deviled eggs. For mussless, fussless deviled eggs, simply place the yolks in a 1-quart plastic food-storage bag along with other filling ingredients. Gently squeeze the air out of the bag and seal the bag. Knead until everything is smooth and well blended. When you’re ready to fill the egg white …