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The Right And Wrong Way To Grill Common BBQ Foods

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The Right And Wrong Way To Grill Common BBQ Foods

1. Follow three simple rules to make your burgers happy.   1. Flip burgers only once and don’t use a spatula to flatten them out while they’re cooking. Handling the meat too much will make it tough and dry. 2. Push an indent into the middle of the raw beef patty. Burgers will bulge in the middle while they cook and this will help keep the thickness even. 3. Don’t cook your burgers directly over the flame. Keeping the meat in direct contact with the flame will result in a charred, acrid flavor. 2. Find out what’s really going on inside...

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All-time top 10 BBQ tips

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All-time top 10 BBQ tips

  It’s outdoor dining month here at Jamieoliver.com. The sun is out, as are the terrible T-shirt suntans, and that means one thing: barbecue season. Let’s face it – most of us are terrible barbecuers. If we’re not cremating sausages, we’re probably poisoning our friends. It’s strange that we pick the method of cooking that needs possibly the most concentration on days when all we want to do is kick back and have a beer. Cooking well over fire takes some skill, but mastering those techniques will give you a special seat of honour among...

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Here’s How To Bake With Booze And Nail It

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Here’s How To Bake With Booze And Nail It

Drinks and desserts are both pretty great on their own. And together, they’re even better. With that in mind — a booze-infused cupcake line — in Washington, DC. We asked her for her tips on nailing the baking + booze combo, plus four original dessert recipes that you can easily replicate in your own kitchen.   1. Adding booze to baked goods is one of the easiest ways to amp up flavor. And it often works best when the alcohol you’re adding mirrors an ingredient that’s already in the recipe. For example: Tossing a coffee-flavored liqueur,...

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Make Your Pie Even Better Using These Science Tips

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Make Your Pie Even Better Using These Science Tips

If you want to make your spectacular pies even better, science is here to help. Letting your butter sit in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes can improve your crust.   When the water from butter evaporates from liquid to gas, it leaves little air pockets within the crust, giving it a flakier texture. The more air, the flakier the crust. The globs of fat also help prevent the proteins in the crust from binding tightly and making it too dense, an unsavory quality for the treat to have.   You can also replace some of the water with vodka,...

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HOW TO AVOID CHEESECAKE CRACKING

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HOW TO AVOID CHEESECAKE CRACKING

Have you ever baked a cheesecake and at the end of it all, felt disappointed when you see cracks appearing on the surface, as it is baking or cooling? I know I have! Of course, you can cover up the cracks with a topping or decoration, but for you as the baker, you know there are cracks, and perhaps you are a perfectionist, or you have a sense of not wanting to be defeated by those pesky cracks!       Cracks do not, in any way, affect the taste of your cheesecake, but it does affect the appearance, and also, you can get a...

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How To Cook Fish If You Hate Cooking

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How To Cook Fish If You Hate Cooking

Wrap it inside parchment paper with some other ingredients and it cooks itself. Cooking fish can be intimidating. It’s messy, it has a tendency to dry out, and flipping it midway through cooking often makes it fall apart. Which sucks, because fish is delicious and good for you. But there is another way — a way that doesn’t ask you to even touch the fish during cooking and takes only 15 minutes. The method is calleden papillote in French, and translates to “in parchment paper.” Here’s how to do it. You can find parchment paper in any grocery...

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Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

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Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

And save you lots of time. Time that you can spend eating!   1. Use two bowls to cut corn off the cob without getting kernels everywhere. Wrap a small bowl in a paper towel (to keep it from slipping) and set upside-down inside a big bowl. A bundt pan works great for this too, if you have it. 2. Instantly core a head of iceberg lettuce by slamming it down on a cutting board. 3. Pre-soak pasta and it will cook in about 60 seconds. Sounds weird, but it works! Soak the pasta in water in a sealed bag for a couple hours or overnight. Then you...

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Funnel Cake Fries

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Funnel Cake Fries

Funnel Cake Fries with Marshmallow Fluff Dip!!!! My life is now complete. We love these SO much more than regular funnel cake because they’re so much easier to grab and eat without getting powdered sugar literally everywhere.     These are seriously so much fun. Treat yourself to Funnel Cake Fries this weekend!! 🙂     INGREDIENTS:   Making homemade funnel cakes from scratch is so easy. You only need a few ingredients, like flour, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla. You probably already have everything...

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Crunchy Taco Cups

Posted by on 8:23 am in Appetizers Recipes | 0 comments

Crunchy Taco Cups

How fun are these little Taco Cups made in a muffin tin?? Kevin LOVED them, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to make tacos another way again! They’re layers of crunchy taco shell, seasoned beef, spicy tomatoes, and gooey cheese all in one perfect bite.     They were such a huge hit because, you see, I am a soft taco kind girl. But Kevin prefers crunchy tacos. So whenever we had taco night, we always had to make two different kinds. BUT. These tasty little taco cups are the best of both worlds. The outside is satisfying crisp and...

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Chili Lime Baked Shrimp Cups

Posted by on 8:13 am in Appetizers Recipes | 0 comments

Chili Lime Baked Shrimp Cups

These are the perfect party appetizer. Wonton wrappers are baked in the oven until crisp, filled with arugula, a lime sour cream, and then topped with a big juicy chili-lime baked shrimp.     The shrimp are a little spicy from chili powder, the lime brightens everything up and the arugula keeps the whole thing fresh. You can make the wonton cups in advance, but assemble the cups with the arugula, sour cream and shrimp just before serving.     Wonton Cups with Shrimp Recipe Update: We shared this recipe on Inspired Taste a...

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