Category Archives: How To

Catch of the Day

Fish can be a great food. It has a delicious taste, and several health benefits. It has taken me quite some time to appreciate fresh fish. The main reason may have been that I had a tendency to overcook it, which  is not good for the flavor or texture. Fish cooks very quickly. As a general guide for how long to cook fish, measure it at its thickest point, then cook 8 to 10 minutes per inch of thickness for fresh fish

Slow Cooker Q & A’s

Last month, in Ode to the Slow Cooker, I invited readers to submit questions on using a slow cooker.  Here are some of the questions and answers.

    I love my slow cooker, but clean up can sometimes be a challenge.  What can I do?" Cleaning will be a lot easier if you spray the inside of the crock with non-stick cooking spray.  You can also use a plastic liner specifically made for slow cookers.  For those individuals who are planning to purchase

What Do You Do When the Tradition Lasts Longer than the Holidays?

The holidays bring many traditions to our house. The first present opened is a new pair of flannel pajamas, the honey glazed ham on the dinner table, the mistletoe cookies, and the eggnog. Now don’t get me wrong I like traditions but eggnog is not my favorite. What I always forget about is that I don’t like the mouth feel of eggnog as I am drinking it. So what do you do when you have more drink then people wanting