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Pictures, buying guides, and easy recipe ideas for over a dozen kinds of common winter squash and pumpkins.
Roasted beets have a sweeter flavor than unroasted beets, and they're remarkably easy to peel. See how to roast beets at home with this step-by-step guide.
Despite what you may think, seeding a pomegranate so you can eat it is easy - see a simple way to peel pomegranates here.
See how easy it is to grill salmon perfectly every time with the technique (complete with recipe).
See what's in season with this handy guide to fall fruits and vegetables. All fall produce is included – from apples to winter squash.
Homemade egg noodles are just flour and eggs—see how easy they are to make with this simple recipe.
Nothing beats the flavor and aroma of a fresh, homemade doughnut - with this straightforward recipe, they're easy to make.
See how easy it is to get the most flavor from walnuts with this guide to How to Toast Walnuts.
Whether you have a sore throat or a stuffy nose, Honey Lemon Ginger Tea will cure (or at least help) what ails you.
Have a lot of these red, juicy seeded fruits? Here are some great ways to use them, from seeds to salads to meat dishes.
A lot of people they don't like okra, a lot of other people think they won't like okra. These recipes
Use this basic butternut squash soup recipe to cook up the perfect basic soup, then try one of the many variations to customize it to your tastes.
Roasted vegetables are insanely easy to make delicious with these 10 simple tips.
Learn the difference between fuyu persimmons and hachiya persimmons and how to use them.
Use these quick, hassle-free methods to steam green beans.
Roasting mellows the sharp flavor of turnips and makes them wonderfully tender.
In a pan, with a steamer basket, or in the microwave - these three easy ways to steam broccoli maximize flavor and nutrition.
Make a quick and warming homemade cauliflower soup using this easy, nutritious recipe.
Find easy, delicious ways to turn fresh kale into tempting salads.
Setting things up to coat the fish fillets is a key step in pan-frying fish - see how to do it here. Page 3.
Find winter fruits and vegetables in season with this handy guide to seasonal winter produce.
Dried beans like navy beans, pinto beans, black beans, or cannellini beans are delicious when cooked properly. See how to cook beans perfectly every time with this guide.
Find easy ways to prepare the versatile and distinctive spaghetti squash.
Think shrimp and prawns are the same thing? Not quite....
See how to steam cauliflower with a minimum of fuss and delicious results.
See how easy it is to make perfectly grilled eggplant with this great recipe.
See how to steam, boil, bake, or microwave wild rice with ease.
Savoy, Napa, curly, green, red. Learn which cabbage is which and what to do with them.
See the differences between pear varieties from anjous and barletts to comices and boscs, complete with pictures, seasons, and easy recipe ideas.
An in-depth overview of which cuts of pork are which, and how to prepare and cook them. In this part, pork shoulders and butts.
See different varieties of lettuce, learn how they taste, and get ideas on how to use them.
10 easy tips show you how to make the perfect burger every time.
Find easy ways to cook corned beef to tender, delicious effect.
See how easy it is cook crab at home.
See how easy it is to steam brussels sprouts here.
Learn how to pick, buy, store, and use fresh figs with this simple guide.
Winter squash - butternut squash, pumpkins, acorn squash - are sweet, hearty additions to cold weather tables. See how easy it is to cook them here.
Roasting pumpkin is easy - see these step-by-step directions (with photos) to see how to do it.
There are more types of eggplants than you may have ever dreamed—see them here.
From green Kadota to Black Mission, see the difference between varieties of figs.
What's in season? Find out when your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables are in season and at their peak of flavor (and usually at their lowest price); or, discover new seasonal fruits and vegetables that are in season and ready to eat now.
See how easy it is to make your own homemade, crispy, delicious potato chips with this easy-to-follow recipe that includes photographs of each step.
Wonder what that hairy bulb at the market is? Learn all about celery root (a.k.a. celeriac) and ways to use it here.
Don't know the difference between king salmon and sockeye? Find out here (and get great salmon cooking tips).
See how easy it is to make perfect roasted brussels sprouts with this basic technique that includes variations for crunchy or tender sprouts.
This recipe couldn't be easier: gently cook chopped cabbage in a bit of butter and salt for a meltingly tender, richly flavored side dish.
From beets to winter squash - see what vegetables are in season in winter. Find over 30 vegetables in season come wintertime.
Learn the differences between oysters with this guide to oysters.
See what's in season in spring with this listing of spring fruits and vegetables from asparagus to strawberries.
See what's in season when in California, the state that grows 80% of the fruits and vegetables in the U.S.
Try this super quick and amazingly easy way to make delicious pan-roasted asparagus.
Find out all about turnips - from when to look for them at the market to how to cook them once you're home.
See how easy it is to make your own fresh homemade egg noodles - no special equipment needed! Photos illustrate each step in the recipe.
Ten quick and easy recipes using fresh figs.
Learn how to quick-soak dried beans for faster, more even cooking.
See how easy it is to make homemade tomato paste with this step-by-step tutorial.
Turn fresh pomegranates into the best pomegranate juice you've ever tasted with this easy method for juicing pomegranates.
What vegetables are in season in the fall? Find out with this guide to fall vegetables.
The Hawaiian growing season is so long and steady, most items are available year-round. See what grows in Hawaii, from Avocados to Zucchini Blossoms.
You've bought beautiful ripe, in-season, local strawberries – now how should you store them to keep them at their best?
Bananas are bananas at most supermarkets, but there are many varieties of bananas to choose from. Check them out here.
Learn all about berries - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries - and how to use them.
See what's in season in Florida - from avocados and mangos to limes and lychees to tangerines and tomatoes.
Great beet salads are easy to make - get recipes and fresh ideas here.
See what's in season with this handy guide to October fruits and vegetables, from crisp apples to winter squash.
Dates are among the sweetest fruits in the world - learn about fresh dates and how to use them here.
Have a recipe calling for pork butt? Find out cut you need - and what other cuts you can use.
Find great ways to use root vegetables of all sorts - potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, rutabagas, and celery root.
Turn eggplant into tender, almost melting slices to serve on their own or in recipes calling for cooked eggplant (like Eggplant Parmesan).
Not all cucumbers are long and green - see how to use different types of cucumbers with this photo guide.
Find easy and delicious ways to preserve the great taste of ripe summer tomatoes.
This basic Tabouli Salad of cracked wheat, tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley is easy and delicious.
Freezing Parsley is easy - and there are a few ways to do it!
See how easy it is to make uniquely sweet-yet-bitter homemade orange marmalade with 5 pounds ripe oranges, 6 cups sugar 3 pint jars with sealable lids.
This lightly spicy okra and tomato recipe is great on its own, with rice, or alongside grilled meats.
Recipes sometimes call for cooks to "blanch" fruits or vegetables. All it means is to put the item in
See how easy it is to roast and peel fresh chiles (a.k.a. chili peppers) with this easy step-by-step guide.
Find out what months the various fruits and vegetables are in season in the Lone Star State with this list.
Brussels sprouts are sauteed to bring out their nutty flavor and then mixed with walnuts for a simple fall side dish in this quick, ultra-healthful recipe.
Veal Scallopini With Lemon and Capers is a remarkably quick dinner to pull together, with plenty of flavor to match.
Sevilles, Valencias, Stasumas, blood oranges, and Clementines. Learn the difference between different oranges and tangerines with this guide.
Spaghetti squash is delicious simply roasted and served with butter and salt - try it for yourself with this easy recipe.
Asparagus is most often steamed, but it can be grilled, stir-fried, and cooked a bunch of ways with great success. Find quick and easy ways to cook asparagus here.
Fresh horseradish is brightly pungent and adds spark to heavy cold weather meals. Learn about it and how to use it here.
Okra simply cooked with just a touch of garlic and salt tastes of fresh grass in the most wonderful way.
Meyer lemons - those lemon-orange combos that are the darlings of the culinary world - are sweet enough to eat. Find out how to make the most of their aromatic, floral, sweet nature here.
Shucking (or opening) oysters is a snap once you get the hang of it - see how easy it can be with this step-by-step photo guide to shucking oysters.
New potatoes aren't just small potatoes, they are freshly harvested spuds that are great for potato salads and simple boiling.
Whip up this simple lemon garlic salad dressing in a snap.
Soup made with homemade broth, Egg Noodles and fresh, local ingredients. Note: If making broth from scratch, use a whole chicken.
There is more than one way to cook cauliflower - find a whole host of ways to make the most of this cruciferous wonder.
These easy Popcorn Balls are tasty and so easy to make that kids can help.
Learn how to make the best tossed green salads ever with these easy tips.
Learn about the different varieties of cooking greens—from Dino kale to rainbow chard—with this handy guide.
Tuscan, black, or dino kale has dark green, deeply curly leaves that are usually cooked – in this recipe it is simply sliced thin, tossed with a bright dressing, and served raw.
Find out what kinds of pears are best in salads and what kinds work better in cakes or tarts with this simple guide to using different types of pears.
See the six simple steps that show you how to make mashed potatoes perfectly every time, whether you have a recipe you want to use or not.
Homemade mayonnaise is easy and delicious - and making it with garlic and olive oil makes a delicious sauce and/or dip.
The grassy flavor of okra comes through in this recipe, which works equally well with small, young okra pods or larger okra pods cut into small pieces.
Find summer fruits and vegetables to buy in season with this handy guide to summer fruits and vegetables – from apricots to zucchini.
Fennel is at its best from fall through spring. Find what to look for and how to use it right here.
Kale chips are crispy, crunchy treats that are easy to make at home.
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See why buying and eating locally grown foods is better for you, the environment, and your taste buds.
Turn bright red bell peppers into silky, luscious peeled and roasted delights.
Making homemade chicken broth is easy and adds incomparable flavor to soups, sauces, and a myriad of other dishes.
These green bean recipes will take you well beyond classic steamed green beans.
Grilled asparagus is a quick and easy way to enjoy spring's favorite vegetable.
Leaf lard is the highest grade of lard - find out why.
Egg whites, sugar, and gelatin – that's all you need to make fluffy, fresh, delicious homemade marshmallows.
Learn the secrets to cooking delicious homemade soup. Soup can be anything you want it to be - quick, hearty, light - and once you master the basics, you can experiment endlessly with your favorite vegetables, beans, and meats to make tasty meals in no time.
Learn how to cook dino kale, a hearty cooking green with dark, dark green leaves and lots of flavor.
Notice those white or purple carrots at the market and wonder how they taste? See how different color carrots taste with this guide.
See this simple photo step-by-step guide to roasting peppers of all sorts – from sweet red peppers to spicy green chiles – under a broiler.
Make a quick and warming cream of cauliflower soup using this easy, nutritious recipe.
Make a quick and easy fennel avocado salad with red onion for an easy, healthful winter salad.
See how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs - with fully set yolks and no icky green tinge - every time with this foolproof recipe.
Shitakes, criminis, oysters? There's nothing wrong with cultivated mushrooms but wild mushrooms have a greater range of flavors.
Skirt steak is a flavorful cut of beef perfect for the grill. Get the most from it with this technique.
This basic - and delicious - apple pie makes great, tasty use of a bounty of apples.
This simple yet elegant pear tart is a delicious way to use pears of any sort and cooks up beautifully in any shape tart pan or even free-form on a baking sheet.
See how to make simple, delicious mashed potatoes.
Freezing tomatoes is easier than canning, and the results taste even better!
Make this easy, warming, delicious Pork Green Chili in a snap.
See how to make a silky smooth tomato puree - perfect for sauces, stews, and other delights.
Learn how to buy, store, and use fresh pomegranates with this simply guide.
See how easy and refreshing Cucumber Martinis are with this simple recipe.
Making your own homemade whipped cream is easy—really easy—and these tips make sure you end up with perfectly whipped cream every time.
Balsamic vinegar and honey pack a lot of flavor in this sweet-yet-tangy homemade salad dressing.
See how easy it is to make classic breaded veal cutlets.
What's in season in Georgia? See what fruits and vegetables grow when in the state of Georgia.
Check out a wide range of sweet peppers with this guide to pepper varieties - they go well beyond the two-tone world of red or green peppers.
See how easy it is to grill the perfect steak with these 9 simple tips.
See how to section citrus - oranges, grapefruits, lemons, or limes - like a pro. Cleanly sectioned citrus (a.k.a.
What's in season in New York? Find out here with a simple guide to New York seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Turn fresh brussels sprouts into an amazingly smooth and creamy satisfying soup with this easy recipe.
The first of eight pages showing you how to make ice cream with a freezer, a metal or ceramic bowl, and something to stir it with (a whisk or mixer).
Get great cauliflower recipes as well as tips for choosing, storing, and even growing cauliflower.
Fried okra is easy and amazingly delicious - see how quick it is to make fried okra with this easy recipe.
Carne adovada is pork stewed in a sauce flavored and thickened with ground dried chiles, this carne adovada is just that simple. Serve with corn tortillas and a tossed green salad or sautéed greens and you'll stay warm all winter long.
The quickest and easiest way to cook spinach is to cook it quickly over high heat, this recipe show you how.
Beets come in a range of colors and sizes - see different kinds of beets and get ideas on how to cook with them here.
You don't need a smoker to make this delicious smoked salmon on the grill.
When tomatoes are coming in fast and furious from the garden or at the market, put them to excellent use by drying them in the oven.
Find an easy way to cook green beans perfectly here.
Roasted Green Beans are a quick and easy way to cook up green beans with crispy edges and tender insides.
Learn all about strawberries - the first fruit of spring (which lasts into summer)- with this guide to buying, storing, and using strawberries.
Get a smokey, sweet side dish from humble beet by throwing them on the grill.
Make crowd-pleasing bacon-wrapped figs with this easy recipe.
This cake is a great way to use leftover squash (if there's a bit of butter or sugar in the squash it doesn't matter much).