Few things make you feel as cozy and at home as coming in from the cold to find a steaming mug of hot chocolate, already prepared, waiting to warm you from the inside out. Or, perhaps you prefer a spiced holiday drink, or a sip with a peppermint kick. Hot beverages are a wonderful way … Continue reading "Warm up your winter with these slow cooker holiday beverages"
Tis the season! If you are hosting for the holidays, you are probably right in the middle of menu-planning and making grocery lists. Is there more you can do to prepare for feeding the whole family? AHAM has advice from the experts in cooking for large groups – chefs! We have rounded up our best … Continue reading "AHAM’s Holiday Cooking Roundup"
We’re continuing our series on breakfast with another twist on the traditional (last time, it was toast) with a look at alternatives to traditional chicken eggs. All of these can be prepared in the traditional ways on your cooktop or in your oven—scrambled, fried, etc.—but you may notice a slight difference in color, texture or … Continue reading "Cook a “shell” of a breakfast with these alternatives to chicken eggs"
It’s time to get serious…about breakfast. Whether you enjoy a leisurely breakfast or take it on the run, the odds are pretty good that your appliances are involved. Over the next few weeks, we’ll take a deep dive into the role your appliances play in the most important meal of the day. Let’s start with … Continue reading "Toast isn’t just toast: Creative takes on a breakfast standby"
A juicer is sometimes the go-to appliance for people who are looking to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet. A quick search will turn up the websites of countless devotees who swear by juicing and credit it for dramatic health turnarounds. If you are ready to jump into the world of juicing, there … Continue reading "On the Juice: What to consider before you buy a juicer"
Grilling on Independence Day is a tradition for many. And while the aroma of grilled food wafting through backyards and neighborhoods is a time-honored part of the July 4th experience, cooking outdoors isn’t always an option. The good news is you can still create plenty of culinary fireworks right in your kitchen. We talked with … Continue reading "Bring culture and creativity to the kitchen July 4th (Pt. 2)"
Grilling and the Fourth of July are as tightly wound together as Christmas and snow. But just as it doesn’t always snow on Christmas, sometimes grilling isn’t an option. Maybe it’s a rainy Fourth or you don’t have the outdoor space. Never fear! You can still satisfy your desire for patriotic, culinary summer classics right … Continue reading "No grill? No Problem! How to do July 4th cooking in your kitchen (Part 1)"
What’s the biggest barrier to healthier eating? Certainly, willpower and determination are factors. But according to Isabel Maples, a registered dietitian practicing in Virginia, the biggest challenge for many is planning. “The biggest barrier to getting a healthier meal on the table is the thinking ahead,” Maples said. “I can’t tell you the number of … Continue reading "Appliances break down barriers to healthy eating"
Over the past few years, appliance manufacturers have made sous vide cooking, once the exclusive domain of high-end restaurants, available to anyone who wants to add the unique technique to their cooking repertoire. Sous vide involves sealing food in a plastic bag and cooking it in heated water. This allows the food to be cooked … Continue reading "Sous vide cooking raises its profile"
Microwave ovens are in about 90 percent of American households. They’re great time savers and are regularly used to warm up leftovers, heat that morning cup of tea or defrost the evening’s main course. That’s their role in many homes. Their cooking capabilities, however, go well beyond reheating and defrosting. And if you take the … Continue reading "No “nukes”: How to use your microwave oven for real cooking"