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Whether your a novice in the kitchen or simply would like to learn more, we can help. Our extensive knowledge of kitchen tips and advice give step by step instructions on techniques and recipes.

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Beef Preparation Guide

Beef Preparation Guide

Browse through our extensive knowledge on beef preparation. From thawing beef to boning beef we have everything you need to know.
All About Lemons

All About Lemons

Besides adding flavor, lemons are used for plenty of other ways in preparing food. Brighten up your meal with a splash of citrus.


Find out the perfect way to boil your eggs. We'll guide you through every step of the process and even give you tips to use natural products to dye the eggs.
Beverages - Wine


The basic concept of pairing wine and food is to compliment and enhance the aroma and flavors of both the food and wine. Reds with heavier meals, whites for lighter meals, red wine with red meat, and white wine with white meat.

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Planning a Graduation Party
Advice and tips for planning a graduation party including recipes, invitations, decorations and more.
All About Rhubarb
Learn how to cook, freeze and prepare rhubarb plus, view our great rhubarb recipes.
How to Make a Watermelon Basket
A fresh watermelon basket is a perfect way to serve fresh fruit salad to dress up special occasions. Visit RecipeTips.com to learn how to make a watermelon basket and find fresh fruit salad recipes.
Summer of Red White  Blue
Make this a Summer of Red, White, and Blue with some of these ideas to add color to your celebration. Great ideas for Memorial Day or the 4th of July at RecipeTips.com. Also find 4th of July recipes.
All About Asparagus
Tips on cooking asparagus. Find asparagus recipes, asparagus preparation tips, and many methods for cooking asparagus spears.
Baseball Cake

Spring and summer are perfect times to make a baseball cake for your favorite baseball fan. This cake is very simple to decorate and is sure to be a big hit. All that is needed is red shoe-string licorice and chocolate shapes for decorations. This baseball cake is perfect for birthdays or to celebrate the win of a special game!

The recipe below calls for a 2-layer white cake. You can make it the easy way with a cake mix or use your favorite homemade white cake recipe. The frosting suggested below is buttercream frosting, which works well for this cake. If you prefer a different type of frosting or you want to use canned frosting it will be fine as long as you use a fairly firm frosting. You do not want to use a light and fluffy frosting for decorating this baseball cake.

Flag Cake

Create this Flag Cake by adding the stars and stripes on your favorite cake using fresh strawberries and blueberries--a great way to display the red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or Veteran's Day. This Flag Cake is sure to attract everyone's attention at any of your special celebrations.

The recipe below calls for using a white cake mix and provides a recipe for homemade frosting but you can make most any homemade 2-layer white cake if preferred. The recipe also calls for strawberries to make the red stripes on the cake but if preferred, red raspberries could also be used.

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Quick Tips & Ideas
When cooking potatoes to use in potato salad, add a little vinegar to the water when boiling the potatoes. The vinegar causes the potatoes to form a thin crust, which helps them hold their shape. view more.
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