Currently Browsing: General Cookery

Having been a home cook for several decades now, I'm forever on the lookout for ways to improve my culinary skills. I lean toward flavor boosters & clever, time saving ideas but appreciate basic advice too. Even though I'm mid-50's in age, I have to say my kitchen skills are still adapting & growing...way more adventurous than before too! Can one ever learn enough?

Here's a great selection of general how-to's that I've compiled over the years plus some pretty neat-to-know hacks & tweaks that can help jazz things up a bit. Some are culled from cookbooks that are nearly a hundred years old (or more), some learned from personal experience. I've also included goodies shared by friends, family, Tipnut readers & other online sources. I'm confident there's a trick or two shared that you'll be happy to discover ;). Enjoy!

Retro Housewives Share Their Cookery Tips {1940s – 1950s}

11 Meat Tenderizers & Why They Work

Sunday Afternoon Simmering Stock: {Budget Friendly}

Easy-To-Make Infused Vinegars

Making Liqueurs: {Cranberry, Lavender & More}

DIY Flavor Bombs: Assorted Homemade Syrups & Extracts

How To Prepare, Serve & Eat Crab Legs

Blanching Vegetables 101: {Kitchen Q & A}

Master Clams & Mussels Like A Pro: Step-By-Step Instructions

Grilling Salmon Is Easy – Here’s How

6 Easy Ways To Prepare An Artichoke

Gravy Tips & Fixes: Darken, Add Flavor & More

An Old Trick For Perfect Sunny Side Up Eggs Every Time

How To Make Breakfast Burritos (Fresh & Big Batch Prep)

Mushrooms: Stewed, Sauteed, Broiled (Plus How To Clean Them)

Leeks 3 Ways: Boiled, Grilled, Steamed

4 Tasty Ways For Assorted Squash

Tackling The Robust Turnip: Suggestions For Prep & Selection

Beet-astic! Boiled, Oven Roasted, Baked, Steamed & Microwaved

Tender, Tasty Broccoli 3 Minutes Or Less? In The Microwave! Plus More Tips

Convenient & It Works! Fluffy Scrambled Eggs In The Oven

Tender Ways With Less-Tender Cuts Of Meat

Preparing A Ham: {Directions, Timetable, Glaze & Tips}

Roast Beef Cooking Times: {Timetable & Tips}

My Favorite Way To Make Perfect Bacon? In The Oven!

Preparing Lots Of Hard-Cooked Eggs At Once

Kitchen Quick Tips {Eggs} Timeless Wisdom

Fresh Fish Guide: Buying, Prepping & Cooking Methods

George Foreman Grill: Kitchen Cheat Sheet

18 Dainty Party Sandwiches

Improve Your Culinary Skills With These 45 Practical Tips

How To Make Crockpot Oatmeal & Hot Cereal In A Thermos

Getting The Best Out Of Your Crockpot Adventures

Fancy Sandwiches & Garnish Ideas

Easy Tastebud Pleaser: Roasted Garlic Directions

Make Ahead Flavored Compound Butters

Corn on The Cob: How To BBQ / Boil / Microwave / & More!

Don’t Throw It Out! Turn Stale Bread Into Zesty Croutons

Clarified Butter Is Oh So Good & So Easy To Whip Up!