Ham Cooking Tips
Soak country hams prior to cooking to reduce their saltiness.
To remove rind easily off from a cooked ham, slit the rind lengthwise down the ham before cooking and cook with the slit side down.
Light Tips for Pasta Dishes
Prepare dishes flavored with vegetables and herbs rather than meats and cream sauces.
When possible, use low-fat cheese, such as ricotta or cottage cheese in place of other cheeses.
Avoid freezing whenever possible to eliminate moisture loss that occurs during thawing. The moisture loss in thawing results in less tender meat.
Keep pork from drying out in the refrigerator by keeping it tightly wrapped.
Avoid freezing whenever possible to eliminate additional moisture loss during thawing, which results in less tender meat.
Keep chicken from drying out in the refrigerator by keeping it tightly wrapped.
Cooking with asparagus can range from recipes prepared in the oven, on the stove top, on the grill or even in the microwave. Utilizing various cooking methods can offer diverse and appetizing flavors all from the same bunch of asparagus.