How-to's

Preparing Pinwheels

Make a lengthwise cut horizontally through the steak to within 1/2 inch of the opposite side, without cutting through it. Open the meat so that it lies flat. Then flatten with a meat mallet as…

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Preparing Potatoes

Scrub with a vegetable brush under cold water. Remove eyes or sprouts. When working with lots of potatoes, peel and place in cold water to prevent discoloration. Before baking a whole potato,…

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Preparing Salmon Medallions

Using tweezers or small pliers, remove pin bones from salmon by pulling the bones out at an angle.

To debone salmon for rolling, start at one end of the stomach flap and cut between the…

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Preparing Scrambled Eggs

Crack eggs into a bowl. Whisk or beat together 1 tablespoon of milk per egg with a pinch of salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture. As the…

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Preparing Squash

Wash squash, then pat dry with paper towels. Use a sharp knife to cut in half and scrape out seeds and fibrous strings. Acorn squash can be cut into decorative rings. Generally winter squash is…

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Preparing Stuffed Burgers

Shape 1-1/2 lbs. of ground chuck into eight 3-oz. portions on waxed paper. Press each portion into a 4-in. patty using a fork.

Top four of the patties with an onion slice and shredded…

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Preparing the Oven to Make a Steamy Environment

Position one oven rack in the lowest position. Place oven-safe skillet on that rack and preheat according to recipe directions. Place bread in the oven. Using oven mitts, pull out lower rack and…

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Preparing Tomatoes

Wash and core tomatoes. To remove peel, place tomato in boiling water for 30 seconds. Immediately plunge in ice water.

Remove skin with a sharp paring knife.

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Preparing Vegetables

Preheat your oven to 425°. Cut the vegetables into fairly large pieces, cubes, chunks or thick slices. Toss the vegetables with a little olive oil.

Spread out the vegetables in a heavy…

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Pressing Crumb Mixture for Pie Crust

Press crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. A measuring cup keeps hands clean.

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