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Techniques, Tips and Ingredients - Recipe Essentials

Make your cooking better, more efficient and easier by learning a few core culinary techniques and tips on cooking for two. Then put those techniques to use with essential, basic ingredients that can improve almost any meal.
  1. Ingredients: The Core of a Dish (52)
  2. Techniques: Craft & Science (13)
  3. Tips: Tricks for Cooking (17)

Cooking Measure Conversions
Frankly, I can never remember if it's 3 tablespoons to a quarter of a cup (it's not) or 3 teaspoons to a tablespoon (it is). So this handy converter is invaluable in reducing recipes.

Community Supported Agriculture
CSA is an initialism for Community Supported Agriculture. The noun is used to describe farms that offer subscriptions to their crops. They're a sort of co-op. You sign up in the spring, typically paying in advance for an entire summer's worth of fresh produce and then each week you receive a box of veggies.

Homemade Spice Blends
Visit the average supermarket spice aisle and in addition to individual herbs and spices, you'll find dozens of herb mixtures and spice blends. If you want to make your own, here are some recipes for common blends.

Garlic Bread: Mellow, Crunchy, Delicious
I guarantee this is the best garlic bread you've ever eaten - loads of garlic flavor but mild and mellow with a great crunch.

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