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From Taste of Home Quick & Easy Spring 2009

Taste of Home Quick & Easy Spring 2009

p. 10 Homemade Pancakes
Your homemade pancakes will turn out light and fluffy if you follow these tips. Watch video»

Related recipe: High-Octane Pancakes


p. 13 Tips for Crepes
Making crepes is easier than you think. There are so many recipes for these little French delights! Make your favorite for brunch or a light supper. Watch video»

Related recipe: Shrimp Crepes


p. 14 Leeks
Leeks are part of the onion family and add great flavor to soups, casseroles or egg recipes. Here are some useful ways to use this delicious vegetable. Watch video»

Related recipe: Leek 'n' Brie Omelet


p. 20 Making Biscuits
Light, flaky homemade biscuits are delicious with breakfast or a down-home dinner. Here's how to make perfect biscuits every time using your favorite recipe! Watch video»

Related recipe: Chive Biscuits


p. 22 Kneading
After you've learned the proper kneading technique, your breads will have a beautiful texture. Try these techniques on your favorite bread recipe. Watch video»

Related recipe: Vermont Honey-Wheat Bread


p. 26 Peeling and Deveining Shrimp
When buying shrimp, save money by peeling and deveining them yourself. Here are some methods for preparing these little morsels for your next recipe. Watch video»

Related recipe: Shrimp Tartlets


p. 28 Using Fresh Garlic
Garlic adds wonderful flavor to many savory dishes. Learn how to utilize this fresh kitchen essential for your home recipes. Watch video»

Related recipe: Fresh Peach Mango Salsa


p. 41 Homemade Broth
Preparing homemade broth is easier than you think. These tips are perfect for your favorite soup recipe, or any dish that calls for homemade broth! Watch video»

Related recipe: Golden Asparagus Soup


p. 42 Shredded Meat
Shredded beef or pork sandwiches are popular at restaurants, but they're easy to make at home. Try these recipes for a delicious lunch or dinner. Watch video»

Related recipe: Seasoned Pork Sandwiches


p. 48 Toasting Nuts
Toasted nuts add a crunchy zip to this cake. Watch video»

Related recipe: Pear Chicken Salad


p. 50 Washing Greens
Properly washed greens keep longer in the refrigerator and stay crisp for salads. Here's how! Watch video»

Related recipe: Grilled Thai Chicken Salad


p. 53 Gelatin Mold
Releasing a gelatin salad or dessert from its mold is easy if you follow these simple steps. Watch video»

Related recipe: Pina Colada Molded Salad


p. 58 Soft Bread Crumbs
Fresh bread crumbs give a light, airy coating to breaded foods. Here are some methods in using these delicious crumbs to heighten any meal. Watch video»

Related recipe: Pork Kiev


p. 62 Stir-Fries
Stir-fries are quick, flavorful, nutritious and perfect for dinner. Follow these tips with your favorite recipe for a perfect stir-fry in no time. Watch video»

Related recipe: Gingered Beef Stir-Fry