How-to's

School Days Place Cards

Use mini chalkboards with guests names printed with white chalk.

Polish green and red apples scatted on table along with yearbooks, old books and lunch boxes to create a perfect school days…

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Scoring and Studding Ham

With a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts in a diamond pattern about 1/2 in. deep in the surface of the ham. Push a whole clove into the point of each diamond.

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Scrambling Eggs

Pour beaten egg mixture into prepared skillet. As eggs begin to set, gently move a spatula across the bottom and sides of pan, allowing the uncooked eggs to flow underneath.

Continue to cook…

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Seasoning A Turkey

With your fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast. Spread half of the garlic mixture over the meat under the skin.

Smooth skin over meat and secure to underside…

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Seasoning Cast Iron

Cast-iron pans should be seasoned before using to protect the surface and prevent food from sticking. One way to season a cast-iron skillet is to brush the inside with vegetable oil or coat with…

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Secret to Stellar Sauces and Gravies

Season chicken with salt and pepper, then cook in 2 Tbsp. oil. Remove from the pan at 170ยบ and keep warm.

Add mushrooms and saute until tender, then stir in garlic. Carefully pour in wine…

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Secrets for Successful Cookies

Use butter, stick margarine (with at least 80% oil) or shortening. Whipped, tub, soft, liquid or reduced-fat products contain air and water and will produce flat, tough, underbrowned…

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Secrets for Successful Foam Cakes

Measure ingredients accurately, using the measuring tools and techniques as suggested.

When baking foam cakes cakes in tubed pan, set the oven rack in the lowest position.

Preheat oven…

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Sectioning a Citrus Fruit

Cut a thin slice off the bottom and top of the fruit. Rest the fruit, cut side down, on a cutting board. With a sharp paring knife, remove peel and white pith from fruit.

Hold fruit over a…

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Seeding a Cucumber

Peel or score cucumber if desired. Cut lengthwise in half. Using a teaspoon, run the tip under the seeds to loosen and remove.

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