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Cooking Charts

Charts for the Home Cook - spice charts, cooking times, grilling times, measurements, conversions, substitutions

Successful Home Canning star
An easy to follow guide with the basics you need to know for successful home cannning.

Vegetable Freezing Chart star
Most fresh vegetables must be "blanched" before they are frozen. Blanching is a two-step process. Step one is immersing the vegetables in boiling water for a time determined by the kind and size of vegetable. In step two, the boiled vegetables are cooled as quickly as possible by immersing them in cold water. This chart list blanching times.

Beef & Pork Roasting Charts star
Roasting times for the most popular cuts of beef and pork + braising less tender cuts of beef

Emergency Substitutions star
When youŽre out of an ingredient you need for a recipe, you might have other ingredients on hand that you can use as a substitute.

Grilling Times star
A chart of suggested grilling times for some of the most commom cuts of meat and poultry

Herb & Spice Chart star
A Guide to Herbs and Spices for the Home Cook

How Much? How Many? star
How many crackers in the crust? How many bananas in the cake? Will one box of brown sugar be enough?

Metric - English Equivalents star
Instantly convert centigrade to fahrenheit. Convert measurements in recipes from English to Metric or Metric to English.

Pasta Shapes star[offsite link]
When pasta dishes, be sure to choose a pasta shape and sauce that complement each other. Thin, delicate pastas like angel hair or thin spaghetti, should be served with light, thin sauces. Thicker pasta shapes, like fettuccine, work well with heavier sauces. HereŽs a chart with all the details.

Recipe Quantity Converter star[offsite link]
A handy online tool to convert any recipe ... cut it in half or make enough to feed a crowd. Just enter the original quantity - click on the unit (teaspoon, tablespoon, cup, pound)- type the name of the ingredient - Click calculate to convert the recipe to the factor you entered. You can add you recipe directions for a printable version of your converted recipe, and optionally include the original ingredient amounts.

Shortening, Oils , & Frying Methods star[offsite link]
There are 3 ways to fry food - pan frying, deep-frying and shallow frying. This table, from Crisco, indicates the the best frying methods for many foods, plus the equipment youŽll need, the amount of oil or shortening and the prodedure.

Weights & Measures for Recipes star
Measuring correctly, can make a big difference the way a recipe turns out. Use the charts to help increase or decrease recipe size.

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