Month: March 2021

How to Make Classic Irish Coffee

St. Patrick’s Day is here, but you can enjoy Irish coffee year round! The key to any Irish coffee is Irish whiskey. Look for a mid-range with a mild, sweet finish to counter the bitter coffee. A lightly whipped cream will give you a frothy cream collar on top. If you prefer a high pile of cream, you’ll need to whip it to medium-stiff peaks. Use an unsweetened whipped cream

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The Perfect Lemon Tart Recipe

Prepare the ultimate dessert. A buttery crust and zingy lemon filling, it’s perfect for any upcoming holiday occasion. Make the zest, dough and tart a few days in advance. Learn more below. Prep time: 90 minsCook time: 25 minsTotal: 115 minsServings: 6 to 8 slices Ingredients: For the candied zest: 1 cup lemon zest, julienned 1 cup granulated sugar For the crust: 1 1/2 cups (200 g) flour 1/2 teaspoon

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How to Caramelize Onions

A caramelized onion brings out a deep, rich, and sweet flavor. Slowly cooking them in a little olive oil is a great way to pull out all the flavor from the simplest of ingredients. As you slowly cook onions over time the natural sugars caramelize, making the best topping to steaks, onion soups or pizza. Learn how below. Prep time: 10 minsCook time: 45 minsTotal time: 55 minsYield: 2 cups

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Homemade Chicken Fingers Recipe

Make these crispy chicken fingers that you can bake immediately or freeze to bake later. Pair it with a delicious red pepper-basil dipping sauce for the perfect combination the whole family will love. Prepare these in a short amount of time for a weeknight meal. Total: 45 minActive: 25 minYield: 6 servings Ingredients: Chicken Fingers: 2 cups corn flake cereal 2 ounces whole-wheat Melba toast 1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan

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The Key to the Best Pie Crust

Baking a pie with the perfect flaky and tender crust is no easy feat. Ideally your dough should be assembled with cold ingredients and a gentle hand. The temperature in your kitchen is always a factor when you bake. If your kitchen is too hot and humid, dry ingredients tend to absorb the moisture in the air. On the other hand, when your kitchen is too cold, bringing ingredients to

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The Best Way to Reheat Leftover Pizza

Reheating a leftover pizza to the same level of crispiness can be difficult. The first step is to ditch the microwave. You’ll end up with a soggy pizza slice. Microwaves heat water that’s in food, so the pizza will end up steaming from the inside out. The better way to reheat a pizza is to use a skillet on the stove. This can be a nonstick skillet or a cast

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Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice is the perfect meal when you have any leftover rice in the fridge. The chilled rice works better than fresh rice. You can put anything in fried rice including veggies, beaten egg, and a protein such as shrimp or chicken. A hot pan will help everything fry quickly and prevent any ingredients from sticking. Try to fry everything separately in the same pan to preserve their flavors. Prep

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Testing Your Oven for Hotspots With Sugar

The exact temperature of your oven is important, but so is where the heat is located. If heat is uneven in an oven, you could end up with goods that are burnt in some places and still cooking in other places. A thermometer will tell you the temperature, but it won’t tell you where the hot or cold spots are. Luckily you can test your oven with just sugar and

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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

There’s nothing better than a classic, chewy oatmeal cookie. These include walnuts and raisins, but you can leave them out if you prefer. The cookies will keep for several days in an airtight container on the counter. They also freeze well. Prep time: 20 minsCook time: 10 minsTotal time: 30 minsServings: 24 servings Ingredients: 1 cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 2 large eggs, well beaten

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The Difference Between Ale and Lager Beers

Beers are all made from a basic combination of water, malts, hops and yeast. The difference between ale and lager is yeast, more specifically the type. This brings a wide range of changes between the two beers. Here’s what you can expect from the two brews. Ale Beers Ales are brewed with a top-fermenting yeast that prefers mid-range room temperatures. These ales are typically stored between 60°F and 75°F during

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