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Entries by Joseph Erdos from 07/2012

How To Seal Canning Jars In A Cardboard Box

Posted 07.02.2012 | Taste

If you've ever made homemade jam or pickles, you know how pleasurable it is to enjoy something you've made yourself. But you have to preserve them pro...

The Easiest Way To Shuck Corn: In The Microwave

Posted 07.02.2012 | Taste

Corn is one of the best things about summer -- eating perfectly sweet ears right off the cob is a summer rite. But cleaning corn is another story. The...

Favorite Carnival Food Recipes (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.05.2012 | Taste

There are few places you can find corn dogs, cotton candy and fried pickles all in one place, which is why carnivals are the ultimate junk food destin...

How To Make Homemade Extracts

Posted 07.09.2012 | Taste

Flavored extracts are a great way to add flavor to many baked goods -- just think about how many recipes call for a teaspoon of vanilla extract, almon...

How To Open A Tightly Sealed Jar (VIDEOS)

Posted 07.09.2012 | Taste

We've all had a moment of frustration in the kitchen when we're trying to open a jar, and no matter what we do the lid won't budge. The first thing ma...

The Best Cherries For Eating vs. Baking

Posted 07.09.2012 | Taste

Do you know the difference between the kind of cherries you'd eat vs. the ones you should bake or cook with? There are many varieties of cherries, all...

Creative Ways To Top Your Pies (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.10.2012 | Taste

Admit it. When you bake a pie from scratch, one of the most satisfying payoffs is the slew of compliments from guests as you present the gorgeous pie....

What Sorrel Is And How To Use It In Your Cooking

Posted 07.10.2012 | Taste

Lemons and other citrus fruits aren't the only things that have a tart, acidic flavor -- in fact, there's a green herb that does and it's got a lot of...

French Recipes To Celebrate Bastille Day (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.11.2012 | Taste

Every July 14, Bastille Day is celebrated in France and around the world. Known as La Fête Nationale, the holiday commemorates the storming of the Fr...

Flavored Waters: How To Make A Better Soft-Drink Alternative

Posted 07.11.2012 | Taste

Something must be in the water because it seems everyone is talking about flavored waters -- and we don't mean the ones you buy. People are starting t...

Seedless Cucumbers: The Varieties To Look Out For

Posted 07.11.2012 | Taste

Cucumbers are wonderful eaten raw, tossed into salads and of course pickled and enjoyed as a snack, but sometimes those darn seeds are so annoying. Th...

The Best Summer Beers To Look Out For, 2012 (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.12.2012 | Taste

With summer's rising temperatures, sometimes there's nothing better than a cold glass (or can ... or bottle) of beer. But you don't want to be drinkin...

Shows We Love: Jamie Oliver's Meals In Minutes

Posted 07.12.2012 | Taste

First, I must admit that I am a big Jamie Oliver fan. I have all of his cookbooks and have watched pretty much all of his TV shows. Though he has plen...

10 Ways To Use Mustard, Other Than On Hot Dogs

Posted 07.13.2012 | Taste

When you look at a bottle of mustard, what do you think? That it's just a condiment for hot dogs, right? Sadly that bottle of mustard probably just si...

Raw Beet Recipes: New Ways To Eat Your Beets

Posted 07.16.2012 | Taste

Beets are one of those vegetables that people either love or hate -- it seems there's no in between when it comes to the earthy red vegetable. Most pe...

How To Cook The Perfect Steak Every Time

Posted 07.16.2012 | Taste

Grilling steak is practically a rite of summer, but it isn't always the easiest thing to do, especially when everyone is asking you for a different do...

How To Make A Stovetop Smoker At Home (VIDEO)

Posted 07.16.2012 | Taste

You don't need a fancy and pricey outdoor smoker to get amazingly flavored meat that tastes like it's been smoked for half a day. With just four thing...

Limoncello Dessert Recipes (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.17.2012 | Taste

If you've ever had limoncello, the Italian lemon liqueur, you know it's something quite amazing. Luckily limoncello is easy to make at home -- all you...

Food Pastes: What To Do With Tomato Paste, Curry Paste And More

Posted 07.17.2012 | Taste

If you're looking for ways to add more flavor to your cooking, think paste. We're talking about tomato paste, curry paste, garlic paste, anchovy paste...

Cooking For One: A Week's Worth Of Summer Recipes

Posted 07.18.2012 | Taste

Being single doesn't mean your meals have to suffer. If you're single and are tired of ordering in, eating out, or just not eating right, keep reading...

The Easiest Ways To Chop Carrots (VIDEO)

Posted 07.18.2012 | Taste

How many ways do you know how to cut a carrot? Slice and dice, right? But those two ways aren't the only ones for cutting the popular root vegetable. ...

How To Cook Okra That's Not Slimy

Posted 07.20.2012 | Taste

Okra -- it's one of those vegetables that you either love or hate. There seems to be almost no in between. But really, why do people hate okra? It's p...

Afternoon Tea: Master The Proper English Etiquette (VIDEO)

Posted 07.24.2012 | Taste

With the 2012 Summer Olympics being held in London, we thought it'd be time to brush up on our English. When you think about it, nothing says "English...

DIY Airplane Food: 10 Tasty Meals You Can Carry On Your Flight

Posted 07.24.2012 | Taste

For most people, airplane food isn't something to look forward to, but at least it used to be complimentary. Now the only time a meal is included in t...

Recipes Made With Potato Chips: From Chicken Fingers To Cheesecake

Posted 07.25.2012 | Taste

Potato chip lovers know how addictive potato chips can be -- once you start eating one, it's hard to stop before you've reached the bottom of the bag....