Stacy Fraser http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/812/all en Seasoning Cast Iron: Expert Advice http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/seasoning_cast_iron_expert_advice <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/seasoning_cast_iron_expert_advice" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102059884_cast_iron_310.jpg" alt="Seasoning Cast Iron: Expert Advice Blog Post" title="Seasoning Cast Iron: Expert Advice Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet is virtually nonstick, so it’s worth taking the time to season (or re­season) correctly. If you have a new skillet or an old one you want to rehab, the method is the same: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/seasoning_cast_iron_expert_advice#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:43:04 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283462 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 3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" title="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>This holiday, skip sugary treats or high-calorie indulgences and give the food lovers on your list one of these stand-out gifts:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Health Holidays Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:57:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279510 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/driedapples.jpg" alt="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" title="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3> It's easy to make dried apples and their crispier cousins, apple chips, at home in your oven without a food dehydrator.</h3> <br /> <p><strong>Here’s how to do it in a home oven: </strong></p> <p><strong>1.</strong> Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 200°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.</p> <p><strong> 2. </strong> Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. <em>(The lemon juice helps prevent browning.)</em> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Healthy kids Holidays Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Snacks Healthy Cooking - Healthy Cooking 101: Basics & Techniques Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:41:22 +0000 Stefan_20 278306 at http://www.eatingwell.com DIY easy slice & bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22478_0.jpg" alt="DIY easy slice &amp;amp; bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) Blog Post" title="DIY easy slice &amp;amp; bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>To me, cookies aren&rsquo;t just for special occasions; I can find a reason for a cookie (or two) anytime. Before I had children, my cookie jar was always stocked with a fresh, homemade batch. Fast-forward 10 years: my time is limited and my cookie jar often bare. Some might resort to packaged cookies or store-bought dough, but being a baker and health-conscious mom, I try to steer clear of processed treats in favor of homemade.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Healthy kids Stacy Fraser Snacks Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:34:11 +0000 Nifer 275600 at http://www.eatingwell.com Cooking spray: should you use it? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_cooking_spray_101558220_Kritsada_Panichgul.jpg" alt="Cooking spray: should you use it? Blog Post" title="Cooking spray: should you use it? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>In the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen, we use cooking spray because it’s a fast, no-mess way to make a tiny bit of oil go a long way so we can keep calories in check. Calorie for calorie, cooking spray is similar to other oils: spraying for 1 second (enough to coat a large skillet) is about 9 calories; 1/4 teaspoon canola oil is 10 calories and would be just enough to very thinly coat a skillet.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Health Nutrition Stacy Fraser Wellness Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:45 +0000 Nifer 274849 at http://www.eatingwell.com 10 tricks to make your favorite foods healthier http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/10_tricks_to_make_favorite_foods_healthier <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/10_tricks_to_make_favorite_foods_healthier" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_0.jpg" alt="10 tricks to make your favorite foods healthier Blog Post" title="10 tricks to make your favorite foods healthier Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Inside the EatingWell Test Kitchen&mdash;picture four home kitchens in one room&mdash;you&rsquo;ll find us trying to solve problems. What problems? Creating recipes that meet high standards of taste and health, but are easy and quick enough for a weeknight. So how do we do it? We turn to our arsenal of healthy cooking tricks and techniques we&rsquo;ve learned over the past 10 years, some from the chefs and cookbook authors we work with, others developed through lots of trial and error, right here in our kitchen. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/10_tricks_to_make_favorite_foods_healthier#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Stacy Fraser Recipe Makeover Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:50:21 +0000 Nifer 109528 at http://www.eatingwell.com The one cookie you should bake this holiday http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_one_cookie_you_should_bake_this_holiday <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_one_cookie_you_should_bake_this_holiday" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/PecanCookieBars_310.jpg" alt="The one cookie you should bake this holiday Blog Post" title="The one cookie you should bake this holiday Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>As the EatingWell Test Kitchen manager, I've looked forward to our annual cookie contest for the past six years. Even though I was on maternity leave during most of this year's contest, overseeing the selection process was one part of my job that I just couldn't give up. </p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_top_prize_winning_holiday_cookie_recipes">18 of Our Favorite Prize-Winning Holiday Cookies</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/the_one_cookie_you_should_bake_this_holiday#comments Food Blog Dessert Holidays Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:36:17 +0000 Matt Malenczak 16660 at http://www.eatingwell.com The secret to baking healthier cupcakes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_secret_to_baking_healthier_cupcakes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_secret_to_baking_healthier_cupcakes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG7240.jpg" alt="The secret to baking healthier cupcakes Blog Post" title="The secret to baking healthier cupcakes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Cupcakes are not just for kids anymore. They&rsquo;re perfect for wedding showers, baby showers, whimsical weddings and even <strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/mothers_day">Mother&rsquo;s Day</a></strong>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/the_secret_to_baking_healthier_cupcakes#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Recipes & Menus - Baking Dessert Recipes & Menus - Cupcakes Stacy Fraser Recipe Makeover Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:09:12 +0000 Todd Dunn 15801 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 secrets for baking healthier holiday cookies http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_secrets_for_baking_healthier_holiday_cookies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_secrets_for_baking_healthier_holiday_cookies" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG6302-308.jpg" alt="5 secrets for baking healthier holiday cookies Blog Post" title="5 secrets for baking healthier holiday cookies Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>Every year when I was a kid, my mom, my sisters and I baked dozens of rich, buttery cookies to fill our famous holiday gift tins. I still love giving homemade cookies as gifts to friends and family, but I don&rsquo;t want to feel like I&rsquo;m sabotaging someone&rsquo;s diet with my present. So this year, I&rsquo;m going to fill my cookie tins with <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_holiday_cookies_recipes"><strong>healthier cookies</strong></a>, like these delicious <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/irresistible_cookies_for_100_calories_or_less"><strong>Boot Tracks and 9 more irresistible cookie recipes for 100-calories or less</strong></a>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_secrets_for_baking_healthier_holiday_cookies#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Recipes & Menus - Baking Stacy Fraser Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:07:24 +0000 Todd Dunn 15288 at http://www.eatingwell.com Freezer pops you and the kids will love http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/freezer_pops_you_and_the_kids_will_love <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/freezer_pops_you_and_the_kids_will_love" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/popsicles310.jpg" alt="Freezer pops you and the kids will love Blog Post" title="Freezer pops you and the kids will love Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>While working on five new freezer-pop recipes in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, I was greeted by, “Mom, Mom, did you bring me another popsicle?” when I got home at the end of every day. My son Sawyer was our official under-5 taste-tester and he took his job seriously. Although his hands-down favorite was the <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/vanilla_orange_freezer_pops.html"><strong>Vanilla-Orange Freezer Pop</strong></a>, he gave high marks to all, except the coffee-flavored confection.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/freezer_pops_you_and_the_kids_will_love#comments Food Blog Dessert Healthy kids Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:51:50 +0000 admin 10095 at http://www.eatingwell.com