A Well-Stocked Pantry Simplifies Mealtime
Do you marvel at cooks who can throw together a complete meal at the drop of a hat? Do you wonder what their secret is? Chances are, it's a well-stocked pantry. Menu planning and meal preparation are easier when you have all the ingredients you need at your fingertips.
Moist and chewy, fudgy or fluffy, those sensational squares we simply call "brownies" accomplish a not-so-simple feat: They tickle just about everyone's fancy.
A visit to the grocer's meat case can sometimes be baffling. There are so many choices of beef cuts, and many have unfamiliar names.
Take advantage of the time-saving bread machine and enjoy the old-fashioned goodness of homemade breads and rolls without all the work that traditional yeast breads require.
Readers share ideas for cooking over the open fire. You'll find camping recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Store-bought pastries are fine for breakfast when time is tight. But for a weekend brunch or special occasion, nothing beats a warm-from-the-oven coffee cake.
If you've avoided baking cream puffs because you thought they were too time-consuming, read on. You'll see that the pretty puffs are easy, impressive and anything but intimidating.
No longer reserved for French fries and onion rings, deep-fat frying can help busy cooks prepare golden family favorites in a snap. Whether you use a countertop deep fryer, electric skillet or large pot, deep-frying is easy to do.
When Thanksgiving is around the corner, most folks plan for a fabulous feast featuring succulent roast turkey with all the fixin's.
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On-the-go cooks have lots of time-saving tricks that ease dinner preparation. A favorite way to cut kitchen time is to plan ahead and make extra at one meal to ensure you'll have leftovers. With these "planned overs" in the fridge, you already have a head start on another dish (or two) for meals later in the week.