Copyright (c) 2016 FineCooking.com en-us FineCooking.com - "There's A Better Way" blog entries FineCooking.com - "There's A Better Way" blog entries http://www.finecooking.com/blog/theres-a-better-way Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:03:39 -0500 FineCooking.com - "There's A Better Way" blog entries FineCooking.com - "There's A Better Way" blog entries http://www.finecooking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finecooking.com/blog/theres-a-better-way <![CDATA[How to Make Slow Cooker Holiday Drinks]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:20:29 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/69298/how-to-make-slow-cooker-holiday-drinks http://www.finecooking.com/item/69298/how-to-make-slow-cooker-holiday-drinks How to Make Slow Cooker Holiday Drinks Posted by FC_Editors
Learn how the slow cooker can be your secret weapon for serving hot drinks like mulled wine and cider. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Easy Make-Ahead Cheese Puff Appetizers]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:04:14 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/69294/easy-make-ahead-cheese-puff-appetizers http://www.finecooking.com/item/69294/easy-make-ahead-cheese-puff-appetizers Easy Make-Ahead Cheese Puff Appetizers Posted by sbreckenridge
Learn how to make simple cheese puffs that can be frozen and baked up just when you need them. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef]]> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:43:38 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/69288/the-secret-to-perfectly-cooked-roast-beef http://www.finecooking.com/item/69288/the-secret-to-perfectly-cooked-roast-beef The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef Posted by FC_Editors
Never undercook or overcook your beef roast again, with this genius technique called "reverse searing." ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Get Pizza Off the Peel]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:49:08 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/66872/how-to-get-pizza-off-the-peel http://www.finecooking.com/item/66872/how-to-get-pizza-off-the-peel How to Get Pizza Off the Peel Posted by FC_Editors
Baking a pizza on a pizza stone is a great way to get that crispy, crackly crust everyone loves, but transferring that pizza dough from a peel onto the stone can be tricky. We'll show you a mess-free way how to do it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Secret to Easier Cookie Crusts]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:49:02 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/60480/the-secret-to-easier-cookie-crusts http://www.finecooking.com/item/60480/the-secret-to-easier-cookie-crusts The Secret to Easier Cookie Crusts Posted by sbreckenridge
A pie crust of cookie crumbs and butter is a simple alternative to pastry. But there's a way to make it even easier. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grill Juicy Chicken Breasts]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:26:07 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58983/how-to-grill-juicy-chicken-breasts http://www.finecooking.com/item/58983/how-to-grill-juicy-chicken-breasts How to Grill Juicy Chicken Breasts Posted by sbreckenridge
An old-school tool helps boneless chicken breasts cook more evenly on the grill so they stay juicy and tender. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grill Fish Without Sticking]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:15:08 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58980/how-to-grill-fish-without-sticking http://www.finecooking.com/item/58980/how-to-grill-fish-without-sticking How to Grill Fish Without Sticking Posted by sbreckenridge
Fish is notorious for sticking to the grill, unless you brush it with this surprise ingredient that's probably already in your fridge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Grill Better Chicken Wings]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:01:03 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58974/how-to-grill-better-chicken-wings http://www.finecooking.com/item/58974/how-to-grill-better-chicken-wings How to Grill Better Chicken Wings Posted by sbreckenridge
To grill your chicken wings evenly with plenty of crispy skin, try this tip from BBQ expert Steven Raichlen. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Shape Better Burgers]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:19:04 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58971/how-to-shape-better-burgers http://www.finecooking.com/item/58971/how-to-shape-better-burgers How to Shape Better Burgers Posted by sbreckenridge
Use this quick tip to prevent your burgers from swelling to mini basketballs when you grill them up. ]]>
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<![CDATA[An Easier Way to Strain Homemade Broth]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:31:20 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58473/an-easier-way-to-strain-homemade-broth http://www.finecooking.com/item/58473/an-easier-way-to-strain-homemade-broth An Easier Way to Strain Homemade Broth Posted by sbreckenridge
If you’ve got a big pot with a pasta insert, you’ve got the equipment you need to save your back, prevent burns, and avoid making a big mess in the kitchen. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Dry Fresh Pasta Without a Rack]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:40:54 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58429/how-to-dry-fresh-pasta-without-a-rack http://www.finecooking.com/item/58429/how-to-dry-fresh-pasta-without-a-rack How to Dry Fresh Pasta Without a Rack Posted by sbreckenridge
There are all sorts of fancy gadgets for drying your strands of fresh-cut homemade pasta. But there's something already in your kitchen that does a great job. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Clean a Food Processor Blade with No Scraping]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:25:59 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58411/clean-a-food-processor-blade-with-no-scraping http://www.finecooking.com/item/58411/clean-a-food-processor-blade-with-no-scraping Clean a Food Processor Blade with No Scraping Posted by sbreckenridge
Whenever you make hummus or other dips using a food processor, inevitably, a lot of the puree ends up stuck on the blades. You could spend time painstakingly scraping the blade clean, but there’s a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Avoid Soggy Salad Greens]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:28:31 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58398/how-to-avoid-soggy-salad-greens http://www.finecooking.com/item/58398/how-to-avoid-soggy-salad-greens How to Avoid Soggy Salad Greens Posted by sbreckenridge
Follow our Test Kitchen’s tricks of the trade for crisp, wilt-free salads every time. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Peel Ginger]]> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:22:55 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/58186/how-to-peel-ginger http://www.finecooking.com/item/58186/how-to-peel-ginger How to Peel Ginger Posted by sbreckenridge
A paring knife or vegetable peeler can remove fresh ginger's thin skin, but both tools remove some of the most pungent flesh with it. There's a better way to peel fresh ginger. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Secret to Crumb-Free Frosting]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:52:05 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/57632/the-secret-to-crumb-free-frosting http://www.finecooking.com/item/57632/the-secret-to-crumb-free-frosting The Secret to Crumb-Free Frosting Posted by sbreckenridge
Frosting flecked with crumbs can really ruin the look of an otherwise delicious cake; luckily, there's an easy way to prevent those crumbs from sticking to the frosting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Rescue an Oversalted Dish]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/57319/how-to-rescue-an-oversalted-dish http://www.finecooking.com/item/57319/how-to-rescue-an-oversalted-dish How to Rescue an Oversalted Dish Posted by sbreckenridge
Don't toss the dish you've worked so hard to make. This tip from Fine Cooking's Test Kitchen can save your supper. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Skin Hazelnuts]]> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:30:00 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/57133/how-to-skin-hazelnuts http://www.finecooking.com/item/57133/how-to-skin-hazelnuts How to Skin Hazelnuts Posted by sbreckenridge
To remove their thin papery skins, you could toast hazelnuts and rub them in a kitchen towel, but there's a better way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Decorate a Cake]]> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:17:35 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/57122/how-to-decorate-a-cake http://www.finecooking.com/item/57122/how-to-decorate-a-cake How to Decorate a Cake Posted by sbreckenridge
With this simple trick, you'll never stress over piping the perfect "Happy Birthday" on a cake again. Your script will look beautiful every time. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Square Slice and Bake Cookies]]> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:55:55 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/56013/how-to-make-square-slice-and-bake-cookies http://www.finecooking.com/item/56013/how-to-make-square-slice-and-bake-cookies How to Make Square Slice and Bake Cookies Posted by sbreckenridge
Everyone knows storing slice & bake cookie batter in an empty paper towel roll is one trick for well-shaped round cookies, but what do you do if you want square Christmas cookies? ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Clean Chile Oils from Your Hands]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:23:47 -0500 http://www.finecooking.com/item/55309/how-to-clean-chile-oils-from-your-hands http://www.finecooking.com/item/55309/how-to-clean-chile-oils-from-your-hands How to Clean Chile Oils from Your Hands Posted by sbreckenridge
Touch your eyes or nose after handling fresh chiles, and watch out! Not any more: A common pantry staple helps to remove those irritating oils much better than soap alone. ]]>
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