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The Art and Science of Food Dehydration

By Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt, Don Mercer

The Art and Science of Food Dehydration

 Long before there was a refrigerator (or two) in every home, a deep-freezer in the basement and supermarkets full of pretty much anything in a box, package or jar, making food last between harvest seasons required a great deal of ingenuity. Early civilizations discovered that food left out in the s...

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Win a copy of Babycakes Cupcake Maker Recipes!

The Babycakes® cupcake maker is the hottest small kitchen appliance since the two-slice toaster.  I did a product review for this adorable cupcake baker a few months ago and let me tell ya, if you’re a baker or know some who is, or you just love to bake and eat cupcakes this one appliance you are go...

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150 Best Tagine Recipes – Great One Pot Meals For Moms

by Pat Crocker

"I’m slowly discovering how much I like North African cuisine. It’s really no surprise, seeing as I’m from New Orleans and there is a huge African influence on cooking there. I don’t know if it’s specifically North African, but the melange of spices, the slow cooking – it’s all in there."by Kate on...

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The Benefits of Juicing

by Pat Crocker

Juicing requires that fruit or vegetables be squeezed or shredded and spun using a machine to separate the liquid from solids. Usually the solids are discarded or recycled into soups or stews.Easy assimilation • In whole fruits and vegetables (or even in drinks that contain pulp), some enzymes, phyt...

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Ice Cream Makers

Chill and stir: then, as now, these were the basic instructions for making ice cream. Today, nothing much has changed except that an electric machine can do the work instead of your arm, churning the mixture as it freezes and incorporating air into it.  You can make ice cream in the freezer, using a...

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Going Global with Yogurt…

By Pat Crocker

Going Global with Yogurt…

There is no doubt about it. What you eat affects not only who you are and what you can accomplish, but also how you look and feel, including your overall health and vitality.Science has shown that 'friendly' bacteria in yogurt actually help us digest our food, improving nutrient and mineral (especia...

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Choosing a Home Food Dehydrator

By Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt, Don Mercer

Choosing a Home Food Dehydrator

Drying can be accomplished in a variety of ways, using different forms of equipment. Some people might like to build their own food dryer, but the easiest and safest approach is to purchase one of the many models of home dehydrators that are now commercially available. An Internet search will turn u...

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Top 10 Guide Picks - Top 10 Small Kitchen Appliances

Diana Rattray lists her most useful and highest-rated appliances, many of which she uses frequently or daily. Other articles you may find of interest:The Stand Mixer = Culinary Work Center Features to Look for in a Panini MakerWhat to Look for in a Pressure CookerAdvantages of a Toaster Oven 

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2011 Kitchen Gadgets That Really Work

Barbara Rolek Names the Hot New Products from the 2011 International Home & Housewares Show Other articles you may find of interest:Top 10 Guide Picks - Top 10 Small Kitchen AppliancesThe Stand Mixer = Culinary Work Center Features to Look for in a Panini MakerWhat to Look for in a Pressure Cook...

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