Curried Carrot Soup

Curried Carrot Soup Prep 15 m Cook 25 m Ready In 40 m Recipe By:Doug Matthews “Quick, easy, and light. Plus it’s the only way to get my niece to eat carrots.” Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon curry powder 2 pounds carrots, chopped 4 cups vegetable broth 2 cups water, or as needed Directions Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onion until tender and translucent. Stir in the curry powder. Add the chopped carrots, and stir until the carrots are coated. Pour in the vegetable broth, and simmer until the carrots … Continue reading Curried Carrot Soup

How To Make Bread With A Bread Machine

How To Make Bread With A Bread Machine By Allrecipes Staff Use these tips to get the perfect golden loaf from your bread machine. To make bread with a bread machine, you follow the same process as making bread by hand. The only difference is that the mixing, rising, and baking all take place within the machine. Just like hand-made bread, you only need four ingredients to make bread from a machine: Yeast (or a starter ) Flour Liquid (typically water or milk) Salt (for flavor and to control fermentation) Once you have these basics, you can add any number … Continue reading How To Make Bread With A Bread Machine

Learn How to Saute Mushrooms

Learn How to Saute Mushrooms ShareThis Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Pinterest Email Learning how to saute mushrooms is easy. Sauter means “to jump” in French, referring here to the action of flipping food in the air while cooking. With a little practice you can be flipping mushrooms like a chef in no time! A saute is performed by cooking food quickly at high heat with a little fat. Just a little. I like to use between two and three tablespoons of oil (one that will tolerate heat). Anymore than that and you’re technically frying, not sautéing. If you try to saute … Continue reading Learn How to Saute Mushrooms

So What Are Some Different Types of Mushrooms?

So What Are Some Different Types of Mushrooms? ShareThis Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Pinterest Email Currently there are over 10,000 known types of mushrooms. That may seem like a large number, but mycologists suspect that this is only a fraction of what’s out there! We can put these various species in one of 4 categories: saprotrophic, mycorrhizal, parasitic, and endophytic. These categories describe how the the organism feeds itself. (Note: If you’re more interested in how YOU feed yourself, check out the edible mushrooms page). Saprotrophs – Thriving on Decay   Saprotrophic mushrooms are decomposers. They release acids and enzymes that … Continue reading So What Are Some Different Types of Mushrooms?

How to Make Perfect Meringues for Pies, Cookies, and More

How to Make Perfect Meringues for Pies, Cookies, and More By Allrecipes Staff Melt-in-your-mouth homemade meringue is an ethereal delight, whether it’s piled high on a pie, baked into crispy cloud-like cookies, or cradling fruit for a delicate Pavlova. Here are all the tips and tricks you need to whip up perfectly light and airy meringue from scratch. Try this recipe: Authentic French Meringues Meringue 101 In its simplest form, meringue is made up of just egg whites and sugar. The ratio of egg white to sugar and how you handle those two ingredients makes all the difference in the outcome. … Continue reading How to Make Perfect Meringues for Pies, Cookies, and More

Prague Powder

Prague Powder Prague Powder is a commercially-sold salt mixture used in preserving meat. It is a generic term, not a trademarked name. The mixture is sold dyed pink to avoid confusion in homes with table salt. The mixture contains nitrites to give meat its pink colour, and prevent botulism. The nitrites break down into nitric oxide and then dissipate. Ultimately, what is produced in the meat is nitric oxide, which combines with myoglobin protein to give a pleasing red or pink colour to the meat. As appealing as that benefit is, it’s a minor one compared to the prevention of … Continue reading Prague Powder


SUBSTITUTING HONEY FOR SUGAR Honey has been a favorite sweetener since prehistoric times and still has advantages over sugar even today.Honey is composted of two simple sugars, glucose and fructose, honey is absorbed in a different manner and therefore causes a slower, more gradual rise in blood sugar. Because honey has a slightly higher percentage of fructose than sugar, it tastes sweeter, and less is required for equal sweetness. Honey contains small amounts of numerous vitamins and minerals, but not enough to fulfill any of the body’s daily needs. Remember that honey does contain calories, cannot be used freely by … Continue reading SUBSTITUTING HONEY FOR SUGAR

What is creme fraiche?

What is creme fraiche? Photo: Melanie Acevedo By Marge Perry August 14, 2012 “What is creme fraiche? If my local store doesn’t carry it, is there a good substitute, or can I make it at home?” Creme fraiche is a sweet and slightly sour, nutty substance about the thickness of sour cream. It was traditionally made from unpasteurized cream left at room temperature. You can buy pasteurized versions in many grocery stores: it is sold in the dairy or cheese sections in little plastic tubs. You can also make your own creme fraiche: combine two parts lukewarm heavy cream with … Continue reading What is creme fraiche?

Mascarpone Substitute

Mascarpone Substitute Prep 5 m Ready In 5 m Recipe By:RAMONA9 “Mascarpone is a creamy cheese. It is hard to find and pretty expensive. I have used this recipe in several Tiramisu cakes.” Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons butter, softened Directions In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cream and butter until well blended. Use in place of mascarpone in any recipe. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2017 Printed From 3/3/2017 Continue reading Mascarpone Substitute

What Is Mascarpone Cheese?

What Is Mascarpone Cheese? By Jennifer Meier Updated 09/28/16 Share Pin Email Sweet Mascarpone. Jennifer Meier Mascarpone (pronounced mahs-car-POH-nay) is made from only two ingredients, whole cream and citric or tartaric acid (to thicken the cream). That’s it. The process is so simple you can even make your own mascarpone cheese at home. Mascarpone should have a very smooth texture with no lumps or graininess. The flavor should be milky and slightly sweet, sometimes with a tangy finish. The rich, buttery flavor comes from the fact that mascarpone has a high butterfat content. It tends to go bad quickly, so … Continue reading What Is Mascarpone Cheese?