How to Use a Pressure Canner

Vegetables and meats are the only foods that are suitable for pressure canning. You must be familiar with pressure canning if you wish to can green beans, meats, or soups. The pressure canning method is nearly identical to boiling-water canning, but the equipment is different. When a recipe calls for a pressure canner, you must … Read more

Canning Food Using the Water Bath Method

What Is the Objective of Canning Food?  Canning is a method of food preservation that utilizes Mason jars to prolong the shelf life of specific ingredients and meal accompaniments. Botulism-causing microorganisms are destroyed by heating the jars with hot water. The canning process also entails creating a vacuum seal to remove all air from the … Read more

Difference Between Pressure Cookers and Pressure Canners

What is the difference between a pressure cooker and a pressure canner, and should you use a pressure cooker for home canning?  Choosing Between a Pressure Cooker and a Pressure Canner  For pressure cooking, you can use either a pressure cooker or a pressure canner, but one has an additional function. A pressure cooker is … Read more

How To Bake Bread Machine Dough In The Oven

With the push of a button, bread machines can mix and knead the dough, let it rise, form it into a loaf, and bake it. However, when the dough is baked in a machine, the resulting loaf has an atypical shape and a denser crumb and crust. If this does not appeal to you, there … Read more

The Steaming Issue – How to Master This Cooking Method With Moist Heat

Steaming is one of the most common methods for preparing vegetables, but this moist-heat cooking method can also be used to prepare fish and Asian dumplings. When done correctly, steaming is a cooking method that uses hot steam to transfer heat to food without disturbing it in a boiling liquid, resulting in tender, moist food.  … Read more

Steaming Vegetables Without a Steamer

Steaming gently cooks food to preserve its natural flavor, nutrients, and moisture. It is a standard method for cooking vegetables, meats and fish, dumplings, and eggs. However, a steamer is not required to achieve the desired result; its primary benefit is its ability to steam multiple foods at once. If you’re only cooking one ingredient, … Read more

Instructions For Using A Bamboo Steamer

Although techniques such as roasting, grilling, braising, and sautéing receive all the attention, one method, steaming, manages to fly under the radar.  Steaming is a moist-heat cooking method that requires no added fat, preserves nutrients, and highlights the food’s natural flavors. It’s quick, efficient, and versatile. Almost anything can be steamed, including vegetables, grains, fish, … Read more

Converting Slow Cooker Recipes for the Instant Pot

The slow cooker is very helpful in the kitchen for busy families, but sometimes you need a meal fast. The “Instant Pot” can make a tender pot roast, a hearty beef stew, tender beans, and pulled pork in a fraction of the time it takes a slow cooker. It can also make many dishes that … Read more

How are pressure cookers and pressure canners different?

Afraid of using a pressure cooker for cooking? Possibly you recall your grandmother’s pressure cooker spraying spaghetti sauce all over the ceiling. Or perhaps you are intimidated by the notion that the enclosed pot can contain so much pressure without exploding.  However, there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Multiple safety features built into … Read more

Choosing The Best Stand And Hand Mixers

Electric mixers have become an indispensable kitchen appliance. Before their arrival on the culinary scene, home cooks were required to stir cookie dough by hand, whisk egg whites or cream until their arms ached, and master the technique of kneading bread to produce airy loaves. However, an electric mixer can perform all these tasks and … Read more