Making beef fajitas? Well you can use just about any cut of steak – but if you want to make real-deal really really good fajitas, you’re going to have to use either flank or skirt steaks. Both cuts hide on the bottom belly of the cow, well...
A great basic fritter batter with frying instructions.
Crispy golden outside, creamy chicken inside, Spanish croquetas are the best! Step-by-step instructions and recipe.
The secret to perfectly cooked pork tenderloin is a two-stage cooking method that starts in the frying pan and ends in the oven.
Make your own taco seasoning - it tastes better and this recipe calls for ingredients you probably already have in your spice rack at home!
How to make Irish sausages. Recipe with clear instructions for beginners!
73 great additions to salad - add a little excitement to your next salad!
Easy but detailed instructions on turning out a perfect bone in pork rib roast. Brine and recipe, seasoning and cooking.
Making your own kielbasa sausage is no harder than making up some meatloaf! Here's how to do it.
If you can make meatloaf, you can make your own homemade English Bangers; there's really nothing to it. Here's an easy recipe with clear instructions.
Cooking a ham in a bed of alfalfa hay; sounds weird - tastes great! Get the recipe and instructions here.
Homemade pork stock tastes great and is easy to make. Here are detailed instructions and a recipe.
Understand the differences between Insta Cure #1 and #2. Learn which you need to use to make bacon, ham, or sausage.
Tom Yum Kha Moo = Thai hot and sour pork leg soup. This spicy Thai soup is rich and savory, made from the meat and bones of the pig’s foreleg. Although pork leg (the part under the picnic shoulder) may be a rarer site in supermarket meat...
People from tropical parts of the world seem to a have a much greater appreciation for a wide array roots and tubers than we do in more temperate countries – and if we were smart, we’d take notice and get more into these very tasty and always...
An easy recipe for perfect, crispy and crunchy, golden brown beer battered fish and chips!
Instructions on how to toast spices, includes a video demo.
An easy recipe for making beer battered Baja style fish tacos at home. Detailed instructions for frying fish and making great-tasting tacos!
2 dead easy chef secrets to cooking better steaks, chops and roasts every time.
How to make the best pork roast you'll ever have!
An easy way to make better soup - add texture. Here is a list of foods that you can add to soups to add great textural variation and excitement.
6 secrets to grilling perfect pork chops every time.
How to blacken tomatoes in a cast iron pan for an incredible depth of flavor. Use in your favorite salads, in pasta or pizza!
How to brine and BBQ hot smoke a pork loin for a perfect smoked pork roast dinner!
How to make Vietnamese meatballs in rice paper.
A simple Thai clear soup with pork meatballs. Recipe and instructions.
Learn how to build your own smoker from scratch, from start to finish. You'll also find part one inside.
How to build a large brick BBQ smoker for about $200. An explanation, with photos and diagrams.
Strawberry coulis is an easy and tasty dessert sauce. Get the recipe and instructions here.
A small pork roast is a perfect after-work meal because you more or less just put it in the oven for an hour or so and forget about it. So easy, so good!
An aurthentic spicy Thai chicken soup recipe with detailed instructions.
Before the invention of oil thermometers, cooks figured out simple ways to check oil temperature for safe deep frying. Now those secret tricks can be yours!
Mexican corn on the cob - grilled corn dripping with butter and mayo, rich with cheese, spicy with chili and tangy from lime. Very good stuff. Easy recipe and instructions.
Creamed spinach - a steakhouse classic that is so easy to make at home. Here's an easy recipe for an indulgent side-dish.
3 simple ways to transform a liquid into a sauce
10 easy variations on everyday boiled potatoes
Pop this giant pork roast into a very low oven for a full 24 hours and forget about it - and take the best pork you've ever had out of that oven a day later
An easy 1 minute glaze transforms eveyday boiled carrots into a very tasty side dish. Learn how to glaze vegetables with easy instructions here.
This dish is a 10-minute classic. So easy, so good!
Sautéed mushrooms replace the breadcrumbs in this delicious meatloaf recipe!
An easy recipe for SPICY Thai stir fried bamboo shoots with chicken breast. Delicous!
An easy recipe for Thai deep fried garlic ribs.
Stir-frying a bit of white cabbage and pork is so easy, but tastes so good. Try this authentic Thai stir-fried meal. Ready in 5 minutes, start to finish.
A list of creative topping ideas to add flavor to steak, from gorgonzola butter to chimchurri sauce, and everything in between!
How to make a refreshing summer tamarind fruit shake.
Everyone loves deep-fried mozzarella sticks. How could you not? Here is an easy recipe for making this dish at home!
The reasons to use cheap and tasty palm sugar in your Asian cooking, and three reasons why the Thai food you cook at home doesn't taste like the Thai food you had in Thailand.
A great 20 minute Thai stir fried fish recipe.
An easy trick to perfect poached eggs every time.
Most people know how to make French Toast, few people know how to make GREAT French Toast! Here are 5 secrets to better French Toast everytime.
It's easy to cure Canadian Bacon at home. Learn how to make your own homemade Candian bacon!
Easy tricks to perfect roasted vegetables every time.
Want to be a better cook? Start thinking like a chef and start adding a little crunch to every meal! Easy ways to sneak in crunch and textural contrast to the meals you make at home.
Here's an easy technique for cooking chicken breasts perfectly. It's based on the principles of Sous Vide cooking (which top chefs love) but it requires no special equipment in your home kitchen...and it turns out perfect chicken every time!
Buy a pack of inexpensive spring roll wrappers and start playing around with adding a bit of crunchy goodness to everyday meals!
Forget the pasta machine—make ravioli from scratch using a rolling pin! Taste the infinite "pasta-bilities" as you dream up unique fillings and sauces.
How to know if your eggs are safe to eat and how to boil eggs that won't smell up your kitchen!
Ever had green-onion pesto? It's different, but delicious. Prepare to be delightfully surprised.
Get zesty and make your own coffee liqueur!
Easy instructions for hot smoking a fresh cured ham in a gas BBQ. Homemade ham is easy to make, and you can use your normal backyard gas barbecue to smoke your own ham.
Learn how to wet cure, or brine, ham at home. Just follow these easy instructions for a simple brine, and after a week in the fridge you'll have transformed a fresh pork leg into an American ham!
Blackstrap, first pressing, sulfured, unsulfured…what kind of molasses do you need, and what's the difference anyway? Who knew buying the molasses you needed for those cookies or baked beans could be so hard! How is Molasses Made? Molasses is...
4 methods for toasting different nuts (Cashews, almonds, walnuts,peanuts etc.). Toasting nuts before adding them to baked goods or other recipes makes a surprising difference in taste.
Are you craving a delicious dessert but don't want to invest a lot of time into making one? Whip this mouthwatering cheesecake together in just five minutes!
A lot of people have trouble with meat. They like the idea of a great steak, and they have a general notion that the more expensive the steak, the better it is…but more than that…who knows?! I didn’t either until fairly recently when I...
Thai style crispy fried garlic fish. Learn how easy it is to fry a whole fish with garlic for a Thai style dinner. Thai recipe and instructions, with tips and a video.
The way to make good bread, I mean seriously good bread, with a complex intricate and changing flavor, a crusty crackling crust and an irregularly shaped bubbly interior, is through both time and proper handling. Time simply means giving...
A recipe for gluten-free banana-lemon loaf that my mother makes. This cake is delicious, and you should try it even if you aren't avoiding gluten.
If, for whatever reason, you can't grill your steaks, you can get a very, very acceptable steak with your trusty old cast-iron skillet.
Got a luscious, silky, fragrant ear of goldenrod corn in your hand, but you aren't sure how to cook it? I've got four mouth-watering ways to enjoy your golden treasure!
If a sausage gets too hot, it'll pop open, and you'll lose the delicious juices contained therein. I can show you how to perfectly cook a sausage every time!
Understand the difference between all purpose flour, bread flour, self raising flour and cake flour and know when you can substitute one for another! It's actually pretty easy to understand what makes them all different - it all comes down to the amount of protein in each one.
photo credit: www.eatfoo.com Col. Sanders be gone. Make your own country-fried chicken at home, and get a rich, dark brown chicken with a shatteringly crisp crust and a taste so good you'll find yourself inexplicably in front of the fridge at two...
Easy papaya hot sauce This is a great 15 minute hot table sauce and will compliment any Caribbean, Indian, or general grilled meats very well. The sauce is very easy to make, and ads an exotic twist to everyday BBQ. Papaya Caribbean Hot...
photo credit: www.thepassionatecook.com A very simple pork confit Confit of pork is pretty sinful. Taking a fatty cut of pork and braising it very slowly in its own rendered lard isn't going to qualify as "heart smart", but once is a...
Learn how to make authentic Mexican sour cream (Mexican crema) at home. Easy tips and steps for homemade Mexican sourcream!
Homemade mayonnaise is a versatile sauce that actually bears little resemblance to the white goop that comes out of a jar. Actually, I like that white goop, but it's no where near as good as a true homemade mayonnaise. I had wanted to make...
The problem with today's pork is that it is far too lean. I guess reduced fat consumption has its advantages, but man, the price we pay for this healthier eating through dry and tasteless pork chops seems pretty steep! I believe that if you're...
Homemade bread is good - homemade sourdough bread is fantastic! Learn how to start and maintain a sourdough starter. Specific and easy to follow instructions for getting started with sourdough!
Crunchy chimichangas are fantastic! Make this restaurant favorite at home with this easy chicken chimichanga recipe.
I've lived in Thailand for years, and if there's one thing that the Thai's know how to do well (actually, when it comes to food they do an awful lot of things well) it is use their great bounty of tropical fruits to great effect through really easy...
Citric acid is really great stuff. The name sounds a little scary, but a quick look at some labels on a lot of the food you eat will show you that you are already eating a lot of it! Citric acid is the naturally occurring acid in limes. You can...
Caribbean rice and peas is a taste sensation, and with some leftover rice you can make this recipe in 5 minutes! An essential side for Jerk chicken or any other Tropical meal.
Homemade hot sauce is a common sight on dinner tables and restaurants across Mexico. It's easy to make your own, and you'll love the fresh taste of your own homemade hot sauce. This recipe makes use of a really common technique in Mexican...
Frijoles refritos - the beany soul of the Mexican kitchen, something that is so often served as a bland afterthought - but that when made well can well and truly steal the show! You can use either pinto beans or black beans for authentic Mexican...
Make great hand-rolled water water bagels as easily as you'd bake a loaf of bread.
There are as many chili recipes as there are Texans. To say that this recipe is the world's best may be a little difficult to prove, but it's pretty darn good! The secret to great chili is using the right ingredients and taking your time. You've...
Making homemade Italian sausage is no harder than making a meatloaf. Here are easy to follow instructions and a recipe for fresh sweet Italian sausage!
How to dry cure bacon at home - it's a lot easier than you think. An easy to follow recipe with instructions for making a batch of refrigerator bacon in about a week.