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!
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