Cooking tips http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1197/all en 5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DF8239_Krasner_1.JPG" alt="5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Use Overripe Bananas Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>This morning my 2-year-old daughter, Lila, walked over to the kitchen island and yelled, “Nana!” while pointing to the last banana in the fruit bowl. My husband tried to tell her that the black-spotted banana was destined for the compost bucket, but it’s hard to reason with a toddler—so I peeled it and gave her a chunk. She thought it was a perfectly acceptable breakfast, mushy spots and all.</p> <p>Many people (like my husband) don’t have time for overripe bananas. But here’s the real secret: those past-their-prime ’nanas are actually a true culinary treat. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_use_overripe_bananas#comments Food Blog Carolyn Malcoun Cooking tips Dessert Eating green Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:29:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283363 at http://www.eatingwell.com Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23437B_Krasner_310.jpg" alt="Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate Blog Post" title="Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A wedding without a wedding cake? A birthday party without a birthday cake? That’s like a party balloon without air. Just picture the moment when the lights dim, the crowd sings and a cake with swirls of frosting and glowing candles makes its way to the table for that special someone. Cakes make that magic moment of every great celebration. And the one sure way to really amplify the “oohs” and “aahs” is to bake a cake from scratch.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_best_cake_recipes">Our Best Cake Recipes</a> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 22 May 2014 17:40:34 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283032 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8742_Beisch.JPG" alt="6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin Blog Post" title="6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Cooking in a small kitchen can turn anyone into a minimalist. A cake pan? Forget about it; birthdays only come once a year. A toaster oven? Let your broiler do the work! But the one must-have tool you must keep in your cooking arsenal is the muffin tin. It just may be one of the coolest tools you own. Obviously, it’s great for muffins—but you can use it for so much more. And, of course, with a muffin tin you’ve got the assurance of built-in portion control. Get out your muffin tin and let the magic begin. From lasagna to sumptuous mini pies, these six foods get a whole new look.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:23:09 +0000 jbrandt802 282034 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8765_Norman.JPG" alt="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" title="How to Make Your Own Homemade Yogurt Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are plenty of good reasons why yogurt sales have increased by 40 percent over the past five years. High in protein and calcium, and a probiotic powerhouse (if it’s got the live and active cultures label), yogurt is a magnificent food. Not only is yogurt simply delicious alone as a healthy snack or breakfast, it’s also an extremely versatile cooking ingredient. It works as a lower-calorie and lower-saturated-fat replacement for cream, mayo, oil and sour cream in many recipes.</p> <p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_recipes_with_yogurt">Easy Recipes with Yogurt</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_your_own_homemade_yogurt#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:55:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281746 at http://www.eatingwell.com Essential Staples for Quick & Easy Chinese Meals http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8423_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" title="Essential Staples for Quick &amp;amp; Easy Chinese Meals Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My first cooking class was with my mom at Lan’s Chinese Cooking School in Durham, North Carolina, when I was 8 years old. My mom and I were excited to learn how to make authentic Chinese food because my Hong Kong-born dad and I preferred it to all other foods. I was the youngest student to ever enroll and I had to stand on a stepstool to be tall enough to mix the ingredients in the wok. It was here I first kindled my passion for cooking. I also learned that Chinese cooking isn’t difficult as long as you have the right ingredients.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/essential_staples_for_quick_easy_chinese_meals#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:10:31 +0000 Stefan_20 281274 at http://www.eatingwell.com A test kitchen cook's tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS7536_1.JPG" alt="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" title="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Even if you are experienced in the kitchen, there are always a few recipes that can throw you off your game. I went to culinary school, I’ve worked in restaurants and bakeries, and I’ve been testing and developing recipes for six years in the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen—and <em>still</em> I struggle with a few things. For me, they mostly involve desserts, because a dessert is often less forgiving if you make a mistake. There’s no magic fix if your chocolate mousse deflates or you overbake a meringue.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:30:43 +0000 Nifer 281092 at http://www.eatingwell.com Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB7702.jpg" alt="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" title="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If your recent restaurant dining involved a super-savory dish that made you drool or a salad dressing that knocked your socks off, the chef might have been using a secret ingredient: anchovies. These tiny cured fish pack a wallop of flavor in tiny amounts and because of that, chefs like to add them to everything from salad dressing to beef stew. You might be turning up your nose, thinking of those salty, shriveled bits on pizza. However, canned or cured anchovies are a totally different taste experience.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:20:49 +0000 Nifer 281091 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_kitchen_knives_102079975_lyons_andy_310_0.jpg" alt="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" title="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>For most purposes, an 8- to 10-inch chef’s knife is the perfect tool. Because the blade is wider at the base, it’s strong enough to cut through a winter squash and the tapered point makes it just the right shape for the rocking motion used to mince, slice and dice. When shopping for a new knife, there are three things to consider: how it feels, what the blade is made of and the way it’s constructed. Spend some time in a kitchen store and try a few out. The material the handle is made from does not necessarily indicate quality—so find one that fits comfortably in your hand.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:51:15 +0000 Stefan_20 280815 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_1_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" title="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you&rsquo;re resolving to eat healthier this year, consider starting in the kitchen. Mastering a few easy cooking skills can do wonders for your health and your waistline. Here are a few simple tips to get you started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Diet Hilary Meyer Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:07:19 +0000 Nifer 280783 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/image00.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My husband loves football. I love parties. So the Super Bowl is the one day a year when our interests happily meet. I love Super Bowl recipes, but I don’t want to make our party a four-hour marathon of fat-filled dips, salty chips and calorie-rich drinks. So this year, I’m giving our party a healthier spin. And the best part is that it will be so subtle, no one will even notice. Touchdown! </p> <p>Here are 5 sneaky tips for throwing a healthy Super Bowl party: </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_low_cal_football_snacks">Healthy Low-Cal Football Snacks</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Hilary Meyer Health Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:50:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279975 at http://www.eatingwell.com 7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/frozen_lasagna_0_0.jpg" alt="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" title="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Sometimes it’s not easy to motivate yourself to cook on a weeknight. You’re tired from working all day or maybe your kid’s soccer practice ran late. You feel rushed while you’re cooking, rushed while you eat, and then of course there’s the cleanup. You could go out to a restaurant, but that gets pricy. Plus it’s hard to monitor whether what you’re eating is healthy when you’re ordering off a menu. What if you could eat a delicious, healthy meal at home without cooking? No, I’m not talking about frozen dinners from the grocery store.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Hilary Meyer Family meals Quick meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:14:47 +0000 Stefan_20 279969 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/fudge_bark.jpg" alt="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" title="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner, I never show up empty-handed. Call me Southern (which is a compliment!) but I think bringing a little offering says, “Thank you so much for inviting me over and serving me food.” I used to bring a bottle or wine or flowers, but recently I’ve been whipping up homemade treats. This holiday season I’m making <em>EatingWell’s</em> new homemade chocolate bark recipes. Why? Because bark is a lot healthier and easier to make than chocolate fudge.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dessert Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:21:49 +0000 Nifer 279945 at http://www.eatingwell.com An easy, healthier caramel flan recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/an_easy_healthier_caramel_flan_recipe_for_thanksgiving_or_christmas <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/an_easy_healthier_caramel_flan_recipe_for_thanksgiving_or_christmas" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS6213.JPG" alt="An easy, healthier caramel flan recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas Blog Post" title="An easy, healthier caramel flan recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Smooth, creamy and custardy, a flan is a delectable dessert to enjoy at the end of a special meal, especially Thanksgiving or Christmas. But just looking at that photo with the irresistible baked-sugar glaze on top, I assumed flan would be tricky to make at home—until I tried this healthy recipe for Flan de Queso. (That’s translated as Caramel Cream Cheese Custard, just so there’s no confusion). </p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_cheesecake">Fabulous (&amp; Healthier) Cheesecake Recipes</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/an_easy_healthier_caramel_flan_recipe_for_thanksgiving_or_christmas#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Entertaining Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:59:48 +0000 Nifer 279735 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD8568_Krasner.JPG" alt="3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes Blog Post" title="3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>During the busy holidays, knowing a dead-easy side dish that’s also festive is like having a secret weapon. And we’ve got three of them just for you. We’ve taken familiar veggies of the season—carrots, green beans and Brussels sprouts—and spruced them up with a few effortless tricks to make these sides truly special: Carrots get glamorous with a glaze of pomegranate molasses and a sprinkle of pistachios. Brussels sprouts are dressed up with savory pancetta and sage.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Gretel H. Schueller Health Holidays Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:22:22 +0000 Stefan_20 279571 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/juice_pulp_blog.jpg" alt="Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing Blog Post" title="Healthy Ways to Use Your Leftover Pulp from Juicing Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><P>Juicing is an easy and quick way to get more healthy fruits and veggies into your diet. But what to do with all the leftover juice pulp when you’re done? While the bulk of the vitamins and minerals are in your juice, the resulting juice pulp contains almost all of the fiber. Sure, you can always compost those shreds. But we came up with some ways to reduce food waste <em>and</em> get that unused fiber into your diet.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/healthy_ways_to_use_your_leftover_pulp_from_juicing#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Health Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:46:04 +0000 Sarah Hoff 279429 at http://www.eatingwell.com