Copyright (c) 2016 FineCooking.com en-us FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries http://www.finecooking.com/blog/test-kitchen Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:45:09 -0500 FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries FineCooking.com - "Test Kitchen" blog entries http://www.finecooking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finecooking.com/blog/test-kitchen <![CDATA[Use a Pie Plate to Flatten Dough]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:30:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71373/use-a-pie-plate-to-flatten-dough http://www.finecooking.com/item/71373/use-a-pie-plate-to-flatten-dough Use a Pie Plate to Flatten Dough Posted by FC_Editors
While you can use a rolling pin to flatten the dough ball, we found an even better method ]]>
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<![CDATA[Scallions and Spring Onions aren't the Same Thing]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71370/scallions-and-spring-onions-arent-the-same-thing http://www.finecooking.com/item/71370/scallions-and-spring-onions-arent-the-same-thing Scallions and Spring Onions aren't the Same Thing Posted by joanne_smart
If, like me, you thought spring onion was just another way of saying scallion, you’re wrong, sort of. ]]>
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<![CDATA[When Brown Eggs Are Better]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71321/when-brown-eggs-are-better http://www.finecooking.com/item/71321/when-brown-eggs-are-better When Brown Eggs Are Better Posted by joanne_smart
Be sure not to eat or miss any bits of shell by mistake ]]>
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<![CDATA[Stop Oiling Hot Grill Grates]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71323/stop-oiling-hot-grill-grates http://www.finecooking.com/item/71323/stop-oiling-hot-grill-grates Stop Oiling Hot Grill Grates Posted by FC_Editors
“Oil the food, not the grate” is a barbecue motto that I live by. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Freeze Your Chiles]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71327/freeze-your-chiles http://www.finecooking.com/item/71327/freeze-your-chiles Freeze Your Chiles Posted by FC_Editors
If you have a large crop of chiles this summer, you don’t need to race to use them up. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Tough Truth About Chewy Chicken]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71335/the-tough-truth-about-chewy-chicken http://www.finecooking.com/item/71335/the-tough-truth-about-chewy-chicken The Tough Truth About Chewy Chicken Posted by FCLayla_Schlack
If you’ve ever cooked a chicken breast and had it turn out tough and chewy, it might not have been your fault. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Cool Cut for Carrots]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:15:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71337/a-cool-cut-for-carrots http://www.finecooking.com/item/71337/a-cool-cut-for-carrots A Cool Cut for Carrots Posted by RonneDay
In the photo for the Parisian Bowl, the carrots are cut into bite-size triangular chunks. The shape is similar to what's known in restaurant kitchens as a roll cut, which is made by holding the knife... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pitmaster BBQ Sauce]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71339/pitmaster-bbq-sauce http://www.finecooking.com/item/71339/pitmaster-bbq-sauce Pitmaster BBQ Sauce Posted by joanne_smart
When we asked barbecue expert Elizabeth Karmel to name her favorite store-bought barbecue sauces, we were a little surprised that one of her picks was a mass-market brand. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Quick Way to Coat]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 02:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71341/a-quick-way-to-coat http://www.finecooking.com/item/71341/a-quick-way-to-coat A Quick Way to Coat Posted by joanne_smart
Applying an herb or spice rub to meat is easy enough to do right on your cutting board. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Good Machine for Spiralizing]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71329/a-good-machine-for-spiralizing http://www.finecooking.com/item/71329/a-good-machine-for-spiralizing A Good Machine for Spiralizing Posted by FC_Editors
Faux noodles are popular for those on gluten-free diets and are just a fun way to eat your veggies. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Freeze Your Chiles]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/71325/freeze-your-chiles http://www.finecooking.com/item/71325/freeze-your-chiles Freeze Your Chiles Posted by FC_Editors
If you have a large crop of chiles this summer, you don’t need to race to use them up. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Onion Skin Keeps Slices Intact on the Grill ]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70701/onion-skin-keeps-slices-intact-on-the-grill http://www.finecooking.com/item/70701/onion-skin-keeps-slices-intact-on-the-grill Onion Skin Keeps Slices Intact on the Grill Posted by FC_Editors
Use this trick to keep your onions from falling apart on the grill ]]>
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<![CDATA[Save Those Cake Tops]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70704/save-those-cake-tops http://www.finecooking.com/item/70704/save-those-cake-tops Save Those Cake Tops Posted by joanne_smart
Leveling off your cake layers for a professional touch to your cake decorating? Don't throw them away! Here are five ideas to make good use of them. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Global Yogurt]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70705/global-yogurt http://www.finecooking.com/item/70705/global-yogurt Global Yogurt Posted by FC_Editors
Examine yogurt styles from around the world that are now available in your grocers dairy aisle: Greek, Bulgarian, Icelandic, Swiss... ]]>
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<![CDATA[On the Level]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70706/on-the-level http://www.finecooking.com/item/70706/on-the-level On the Level Posted by FC_Editors
Trim the dome off your cake layers with this easy cake leveler tool ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pomegranate Seeds All Year]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70707/pomegranate-seeds-all-year http://www.finecooking.com/item/70707/pomegranate-seeds-all-year Pomegranate Seeds All Year Posted by joanne_smart
Frozen pomegranate arils look a little more opaque and not as brightly colored as their fresh counterparts, but they still have a satisfying pop and offer a burst of color and tangy flavor to dishes ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Skinny on Chorizo]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70065/the-skinny-on-chorizo http://www.finecooking.com/item/70065/the-skinny-on-chorizo The Skinny on Chorizo Posted by FC_Editors
Chorizo is a spicy pork sausage that’s an essential ingredient in many Spanish and Mexican dishes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Good Cheeses for Shaving]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70066/good-cheeses-for-shaving http://www.finecooking.com/item/70066/good-cheeses-for-shaving Good Cheeses for Shaving Posted by joanne_smart
Both Grana and nutty, buttery Parmigiano are excellent choices when you want to shave cheese, but the cheeses below are also good candidates, too. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fresh or Frozen?]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70067/fresh-or-frozen http://www.finecooking.com/item/70067/fresh-or-frozen Fresh or Frozen? Posted by joanne_smart
A consideration when buying shrimp: fresh or frozen? ]]>
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<![CDATA["Cracking" Quail Eggs]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 23:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/70068/cracking-quail-eggs http://www.finecooking.com/item/70068/cracking-quail-eggs Posted by FCLayla_Schlack
You can't just crack a quail egg like a chicken egg. Here's how to do it. ]]>
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