How-to's

Secret to Stellar Sauces and Gravies

Season chicken with salt and pepper, then cook in 2 Tbsp. oil. Remove from the pan at 170º 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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Seeding a Tomato

To seed a tomato, cut in half horizontally and remove the stem. Holding a tomato half over a bowl or sink, scrape out seeds with a small spoon or squeeze the tomato to force out the seeds. Then…

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Separating An Egg

Place an egg separator over a custard cup; crack egg into the separator. As each egg is separated, place yolk in another bowl and empty egg whites into a mixing bowl. It’s easier to separate eggs…

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Separating Eggs

Place an egg separator over a custard cup; crack egg into the separator. As each egg is separated, place yolk in another bowl and empty egg whites into a mixing bowl. It's easier to separate eggs…

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Serving and Storing Quick Breads

Serve quick breads (such as banana, zucchini and cranberry) a day after baking because that is when they slice and taste best. Wrap the cooled bread in foil or plastic wrap; leave at room…

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Shallow Boiling

Place 1 to 2 in. of water in a sauce pan or skillet and lightly salt if desired. Bring to a boil. Add the vegetables. Cook for the time given in the Vegetable Cooking Chart or recipe or until…

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