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How to Cook Outside in Emergencies

In the worst circumstances, it is possible to cook without electric or  gas stoves. It is possible to take care of yourself and your family without panic when you know what to do and how to do it. The future troubles we read about in the news can be easier to deal with if you know there is something you can do! Our grandparents could tell us a story or two about making do with many household items 1 Always keep matches, lighters and lighter fluid dry and handy. 2…

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How to Cook Pasta

Two Methods:Basic Pasta SauceAdditional Pasta Sauce RecipesCommunity Q&A Whether you’re a starving college student or a connoisseur of fine foods, pasta has something to offer. It’s affordable, easy to master, and can be made in endless combinations. To cook pasta, follow these instructions; to turn it into a meal, add one of the sauce recipes below. 1 Choose which pasta you want to cook. Try to pick one that suits the sauce well. It’s best to use pasta that is a brand from Italy and is made of 100% durum…

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How to Cook Tres Leches Cake

Three Methods:Making the BatterBaking and Assembling the CakeTopping the CakeCommunity Q&A Tres leches cake, which translates as “three milks cake” in English, is a popular Mexican dessert made by soaking a yellow cake in sweet, creamy milk. Cinnamon is the traditionally topping for this cake, but it’s delicious with many variations. Learn how to make a tres leches cake and choose from several toppings. Ad Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter 5 eggs, large 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2…

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How to Cook Italian Sausage

Four Methods:Cooking On The StovetopCooking In The OvenPreparing the MeatMaking The SausageCommunity Q&A Making homemade Italian Sausage requires a little patience and skill, but anyone with a true passion for cooking can accomplish the task. In this article, the first two methods explain how to cook pre-made Italian Sausage that you can buy at your local convenience store. The last two methods explain how to make your very own Italian Sausage from scratch. Even if you opt to make your own, you can still follow the first two methods to…

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How to Cook Pig Feet

Three Methods:Boiled Pig Feet (Southern Style)Braised Pig Feet (Chinese Style)Jellied Pig Feet (Eastern European Style)Community Q&A Pig’s feet can be found in a variety of cultural cuisines, but the preparation often varies by region. Since this cut of meat has so much connective tissue and thick skin, however, each cooking method requires slow cooking the feet over low heat to make the meat tender. Ad Ingredients Boiled Pig Feet (Southern Style) Makes 4 to 6 servings 4 pig feet, halved lengthwise 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic…

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How to Cook Steak in the Oven

Two Parts:Preparing the SteakCooking the SteakCommunity Q&A Cooking steak doesn’t require a grill, six hours of marination time, or a ‘kiss the cook’ apron. Even if you don’t have experience cooking steak, you can learn with this guide on wikiHow to cook steak in the oven. Ad Ingredients Steak Salt Pepper Steps Part 1 Preparing the Steak 1 Preheat your oven to 450° F (232° C). You’ll want a very hot oven to cook the perfect steak. 2 Start off with relatively thick steaks. Steaks that are an inch to…

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How to Cook Healthily

Six Methods:Include FruitPrepare VegetablesChoose Whole GrainsSelect Healthy Proteins in the Right ProportionsInclude Healthy DairyUse Healthier Fats in a Strategic WayCommunity Q&A The most difficult aspect of cooking healthily today is sorting through all of the conflicting information about nutrition that bombards us. Healthy cooking is an important decision that will prevent many chronic illnesses and dysfunctions, as well as keep you feeling and looking your best. The keys to healthy cooking include getting back to whole foods, using fresh ingredients and choosing the right proportions of healthy foods like fruits…

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How to Cook Pinakbet

Two Parts:Making the BagnetCooking the PinakbetCommunity Q&A Pinakbet is a fragrant Filipino stew. It’s flavored with fatty pork and salty shrimp paste, which is why the recipe below doesn’t call for any extra salt. The vegetables are stewed together with garlic and ginger for a hearty, flavorful stew that’s best served over rice. To make this recipe, you first need to make a Filipino-style pork called “bagnet,” though you can also sometimes find it in international markets. Ad Ingredients Bagnet Servings: Enough for 1 pot of Pinakbet 1 pound pork…

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How to Cook Romantic Meals

Three Parts:Picking Out the MealCooking the MealSetting the MoodCommunity Q&A If you want to create a romantic meal for your loved one, you will have to do a little bit of planning. Selecting the meal you want to cook, preparing that meal, and setting the mood all play a part in creating a lovely, romantic evening. Part 1 Picking Out the Meal 1 Be aware of your partner’s allergies. Before you begin flipping your way through your favorite recipe books, you should first take some time to consider the food…

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How to Cook London Broil in the Oven

Four Parts:MarinatingBroilingBakingMixed MethodCommunity Q&A While many grocers package and sell cuts of steak labeled “London broil,” the term actually refers to a type of cooking method in which a tough cut of beef is marinated and cooked in a manner that prevents it from drying out. For best results, you should always marinate the meat first before broiling or baking it. Here are a few different ways you can prepare London broil steak in the oven. Ad Ingredients Makes 6 servings 1 1/2 lbs (675 g) top round London broil…