Recipe Tips (and a video bonus)

Today I've got a couple from Barbara. You might remember her recipes for Mom Gorman's Hot Rolls or the story of how the Gormans make applesauce. Today she's got some great sauce/gravy tips. Take it away, Barbara. … [Read more...]

Tips for the Perfect Fried Egg

I got an email from a reader asking for help with fried eggs. Hi -- I don't know what I do wrong, but although I am generally a good cook, I can't make a decent fried egg to save my soul.  They either are all crispy and burned on the edges or slimy and yucky on top.  If I try "over-easy" I get "broken yolk" as they seem to stick to the pan.  If I use non-stick pans, I get a weird light brown on the bottom that is unattractive. Help! I've got to admit I'm not the greatest fried egg maker. … [Read more...]

How To Debunk Food Warnings

Don't let a black cat cross your path. Don't walk under a ladder. Throw salt over your shoulder if you spill it. We've all heard these old-wives' tales, and we mostly know they're a load of ... manure. But when we get something from a friend via email, and it's warning us about the deadly threat of leftover onions, with references to actual scientists who have confirmed it ... well, now it's starting to sound like something we should maybe listen to. … [Read more...]

More Food Tips

Behold, the humble coffee filter. Durable, cheap, lint-free, and you've probably already got them in your kitchen. If you don't, you should get some -- even if you don't drink coffee. Why? … [Read more...]

Random Food Tips

Today I've got some random food tips. I couldn't figure out how to stretch any of these into a full blog post on their own, so I'm just throwing them all together. If you've got any other good ones, let's hear them down in the comments. … [Read more...]