Learning how to roasting a turkey in the oven is actually incredibly easy when you get the hang of it. These tips will help you roast your bird to perfection. Here you’ll learn how long to roast a turkey, and the best way to prepare it. I can’t tell you how many questions I get every year from people who are completely intimidated by the idea of roasting turkeys in their ovens. Most of these people are great cooks, and in fact, have no problem roasting a chicken; but give them a bird over three pounds and apparently their earlier bird-roasting experience goes out the window. Perhaps the problem is that they are presenting their roast turkey to anywhere from five to 20 picky people. Or maybe it’s the fact that your dinner investment suddenly went from $9 to $45.
These days, sheep’s milk cheeses dominate my list of favorite dairy treats. For some, they’re an acquired taste, but for others like me, they’re a staple in our cheese drawer. Maybe it’s the luxurious fatty texture—sheep’s milk is incredibly rich, despite the fact that ewes don’t yield that much milk—or perhaps it’s the characteristic grassiness…
Seriously, if you’ve never had a sour cream coffee cake, here’s why you should check it out. The sour cream in this cake gives it A LOT more flavor. It’s perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, or even as a quick snack in the afternoon. Buttermilk add a little extra tang without being overpowering. And, if you don’t have sour cream, you can easily substitute plain yogurt. I personally love the combo of lemon and vanilla, so this cake has a nice fresh lemon-y flavor with warm notes of vanilla. When you pair sour cream and vanilla with lemon and buttermilk, the flavor of this cake is blasted out of the stratosphere.
Can you cook quinoa in a rice cooker? That’s an EXCELLENT question, and a fair one. The good news is you can cook almost any grain in rice cooker, including quinoa and any other whole grains you might be wanting to try. This trick makes cooking quinoa SUPER easy! Cooking quinoa in rice cooker means you don’t have to worry about the water boiling over and making a huge mess on your stove. It also means perfectly fluffy quinoa every single time, without fail. It’s seriously the easiest way to cook quinoa and add more whole grains to your diet.
Feeling overwhelmed with cooking? Let’s start with just one drawer in your kitchen. Here’s why: An organized drawer doesn’t just look better, it will actually help you feel better. If you do one drawer once a week — spending literally 15 minutes of time — by the time the holidays roll around, you will have a WHOLE NEW ORGANIZED KITCHEN.
Figuring out how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave is pretty simple, with a few basic bits of advice under your belt. When you know how to cook spaghetti squash in a quick and easy way, you can officially kiss those quick, high-carb meals goodby at the end of a long day. There’s a world of difference in how I feel after a standard pasta meal, and the exact same meal made with spaghetti squash instead.
Can you believe I’ve never done a roundup of the most popular recipes and posts on Fearless Fresh? These are the recipes and tutorials that readers keep coming back to time and time again… like for YEARS in some cases. These recipes have been read, pinned, shared, cooked, and baked, more than any others on the site. There’s a reason for that: because they’re rock solid. I hope you enjoy them.
When it’s the rainy season, I want sunny FRUIT. There’s not a lot growing this time of year, but take heart: frozen fruit it a great option — and I swear! You’re not compromising your health or ideals. Here’s why: Frozen fruit can be fresher and more high quality than the fresh fruit you buy in the produce aisle. Yes, you read that right. Let me explain. Fruit picked for fresh sale is often picked long before it’s ripe, leaving it to ripen off the vine or branch. They do this because under-ripe fruit is easier to transport without damage. This is the case even for organic fruit.
Everyone loved the last list of quick cooking lessons and tips so much, I wanted to post a few more that I know for a fact are useful. Again, these super short cooking tips will change the way you cook if you commit to implementing the concepts. Little changes can have a HUGE impact, especially when they make a shift within the foundation of how you do things.
I want to teach YOU how to make vegetables taste good, so I put my very best veggie-cooking tips into my new free cooking training: Make All Vegetables Delicious. Packed with video lessons, cheat sheets, and cooking charts, this master class will take your veggie-cooking skills to pro-chef levels, and you will actually LOVE the vegetables on your plate.