How-to

How to: Peel Ginger

Jun 25, 2011
How to: Peel Ginger | cookincanuck.com

These easy steps show you how to peel ginger without wasting a lot of the flavorful root. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a tutorial called How to: Turn on a Gas Grill and have been thrilled by how many people have written to tell me that they worked up the nerve to fire […]

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How to: Turn on a Gas Grill…Barbecue 101

Jun 4, 2011
How to: Turn on a Gas Grill | cookincanuck.com

When I told my husband what I was writing about for this week’s How-to tutorial, he chuckled under his breath. “What are you laughing at?” I asked, hands on my hips and tapping my foot impatiently. Of course, I knew very well why he was so amused. Doing a step-by-step tutorial about turning on a […]

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How to: Store (Freeze) Lemon and Lime Juice

May 21, 2011
How to: Store (Freeze) Lemon and Lime Juice | cookincanuck.com

It has been the week of lemons for us. Thanks to my in-laws’ prolific tree, we brought back a bounty of Meyer lemons from our California trip a couple of weeks ago. This led to a batch of Lemon Sugar Puff Pastry Twists, which disappeared faster than Donald Trump’s presidential bid. From there we moved […]

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How to: Make an Omelet

Apr 30, 2011
How to: Make an Omelet Omelette Recipe Tutorial

With Mother’s Day just more than a week away, you might be planning to celebrate the day with a family brunch. There is nothing easier than an omelet bar, where you give your guests a choice of multiple fillings (see suggestions below) while you act as short-order cook. An omelet can be made in less […]

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How to: Decorate Cookies

Apr 16, 2011
How to: Decorate Cookies Tutorial

About three years ago, I took several cake decorating classes at a local craft store. While working to improve my skills covering cakes with fondant and molding little characters out of gum paste, I produced cake after cake for birthdays and holiday celebrations (you can check out a few of them here). During those classes, […]

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How to: Make Compound Butter

Apr 9, 2011
How to: Make Compound Butter | cookincanuck.com

There is no simpler way to add flavor to baked goods, meat, fish and chicken than by infusing or slathering them with herbs and spices. One of the easiest, but most impressive ways of doing this is with compound butters. This sounds fancy, but is no more difficult than mashing together butter and your choice […]

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How to: Prepare a Leek

Apr 2, 2011
How to: Prepare a Leek Tutorial

(This tutorial is the next installment in my how-to series. Be sure to check out the other step-by-step tutorials.) Over the past months, several people mentioned to me that they often see leeks in the supermarket, but never buy them because they do not know how to prepare the onion-like vegetable. The leek, a vegetable […]

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How to: Cut a Mango

Mar 26, 2011
How to: Cut a Mango | cookincanuck.com #howto #mango

The people have spoken. Last week, in my weekly addition to the How-To section, I demonstrated How to: Cut an Avocado. The comments were positive (thank you), but there seemed to be a quiet chant, gradually increasing in volume, from the readers. “Mango…MANGO…MANGO“. As I said, the people were speaking, loud and clear. In an […]

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How to: Prepare an Avocado

Mar 19, 2011
How to: Prepare an Avocado

Just when you thought you could sound the “all clear” horn after weekends of watching football, culminating in Superbowl Sunday, along comes March Madness, the NCAA college basketball tournament. If you are not familiar with this phenomenon, my two boys would be more than happy to educate you on the finer points of filling out […]

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