Brining

Brining is really nothing more than soaking the food in salt water before you cook it. I always use it for chicken and turkey, but it also works well on pork chops. Clean out the cavity and rinse the chicken or chops. If you are going to cut up the chicken, you can...
Cooking Methods

Cooking Methods

This section will teach you basic cooking and food preparation methods. This section has new pages added frequently, so check back from time to time. Learning these methods will not only save you time and energy, but will result in better tasting and appearing food....
Preparing Chiles

Preparing Chiles

Anaheim (or California) chiles, New Mexico chiles, and Ancho (also called Pasilla) chiles are among the most popular large-size chiles used in Mexican and Southwestern food. Sometimes they are used raw, such as in our recipe for Chipotle Short Ribs. However most of...
Dicing and Slicing Onions

Dicing and Slicing Onions

OK, here’s real County Fair Food. And man, is it good! Ranks right up there with the Deep Fried Spam and Twinkies. These potatoes are a little bit of trouble to get set up for, but it’s worth it. Serve ’em with burgers, steak, or just by themselves....

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