Feeling Crabby: How To Cook Fantastic Imitation Crab Meat Easily

Have you ever taken a bite out of a California roll and tasted a bit of crab in it? Well, the chances are you’re eating a tiny piece of sliced imitation crabmeat. This scrumptious piece of meat is sweet and tastes almost exactly like the real thing. However, you might be shocked to know that imitation crab contains absolutely no traces of real crab in it. I have an overabundance of imitation crab stored in my freezer. While most of you will know his is a staple in sushi creations, I use it in a myriad of other dishes. For…

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Getting Grilled: Guaranteed Ways To Thicken BBQ Sauce

If you go outdoors and smell the delicious aroma of sizzling food cooking on the good ole’ grill wafting through the summer air, then you can be assured that the BBQ season has well and truly arrived. And we all know what that means: a jolly good time with friends and family. It’s great to see the children playing by the pool while the adults chat and soak up the beautiful summer sun. And of course, let’s not forget the fantastic meat being served up in the backyard. Nothing beats this. It does not matter which part of the world…

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Something Fishy: How To Make Subway Tuna In Your Kitchen

What do you eat when you are hungry but don’t have the time to cook? A lot of standard answers to this eternal question range from fast food burgers to a quick stop at a Mexican place. Some of my friends dial up for a large box of pizza or a Chinese takeout. While I also enjoy those dishes, I prefer to make a quick stop at my local Subway sandwich store and get myself a delicious Tuna Melt sandwich. Along with a steaming mug of coffee or tea, this delicious sandwich really shines. Plus, at under 500 calories, it…

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Let’s Get Frank! How To Cook Goetta The Right Way

A few months ago a friend of mine asked me if I’d ever had a plate of Goetta. I replied with a quizzical look that prompted her to explain what she was talking about. Apparently, Goetta is a meat and grain mush dish that is well-loved in the Cincinnati area. I have to admit this got me excited because I love finding out about new recipes and always want to know more. The first thing I seek to find out is what the dish looks like, how it is presented and the different takes that chefs have on it. Then…

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Totally Grainy: How To Cook Parboiled Rice In Easy Steps

Rice is something of a kitchen staple for me. My pantry is never without a bag of white rice (I really love the Basmati variety) or a small bag of brown rice (when I want to eat a little healthier). Since I just love cooking Asian food, it has become a necessary part of my kitchen. I mean, I can’t go a full week without making some delicious Chinese fried rice. Just thinking about a big bowl of spicy chicken biryani rice makes me want to immediately stop typing and just make one in the kitchen. There are so many…

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Chili Bottom Line: What's Best To Eat With Stuffed Peppers For Dinner?

Do you love bell peppers? You know, those large red or green peppers that typically end up as a pizza topper or in a bed of salad. You can also see them in many Mexican dishes, like fajitas and burritos, as well as Asian stir-fry cooking. Truly, the humble bell pepper can be seen virtually everywhere. Well, if you love munching on these vibrant goodies, then you will definitely love what we are going to talk about today. One of the things most often say about this fantastic fruit (yes, pepper is technically a fruit) is how plain and boring…

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