Learn to cook blog

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How to bake a cake - the basics

How to bake a cake including preparing your tin, basic methods of mixing and lots more info

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Honey and Lavender cake recipe

Honey and lavender cake recipe

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Basic cooking glossary - what do all those cooking terms mean?

This cooking glossary will help to explain some of the cooking terms and methods you will often find in recipes. If you are new to cooking they can be quite confusing!

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Easy Homemade Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Easy step by step instructions for making this warming cauliflower soup recipe

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Mushroom Soup Recipes

Two different cream of mushroom soup recipes for you, one more economical than the other, but both very tasty.

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How to cook eggs

Learn how to cook eggs and you will always have a meal in the kitchen cupboard. There are many ways to cook eggs, so let's look at them...

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Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe - which one will you choose?

hether raw, grilled or baked a stuffed mushrooms recipe is handy to have in your repetoire. Great for starters, nibbles or a TV supper, these recipes will tickle your tastebuds

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Simple baked egg recipes make a tasty light meal

One of my favorite baked egg recipes with a number of variations. Step by step instructions.

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The perfect soft boiled egg

How to cook the perfect soft boiled egg

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Cheaper cuts of Beef - and what to do with them

Using cheap cuts of beef to help your household budget go further.

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How to cook chicken - for new cooks

Learn how to cook chicken in various ways, to ring the changes in your monthly meal plan

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About Me

Why I wrote a learn to cook web site. A bit about me.

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Cooking Dictionary

A continuation of our cooking dictionary or glossary of terms used in the kitchen. This page covers N - R in the alphabet

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Basic Pancake Recipe

Start with a basic pancake recipe and you will be cooking homemade pancakes from scratch in minutes. Easy!

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Romantic Dinner Recipes

Looking for some romantic dinner recipes? Here you will find tips for making your special valentines meal successful even if you are new to cooking.

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Valentine Candy Recipe

A homemade valentine candy recipe to melt your loved one's heart. Super simple, easy candy recipe - no cooking involved!

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Cooking charts and lists

Useful cooking charts and lists to get you started in the kitchen

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Temperature Conversion Table for cooking

An easy to use temperature conversion chart to help you with celsius to fahrenheit conversion for your oven when baking. Useful hints and tips for beginner cooks.

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The Well Stocked Pantry

Having a well stocked pantry or kitchen storecupboard is essential. But what do you need? This list will make sure you have the basics

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Weight conversion chart for baking

A handy weight conversion chart of common baking ingredients in cups and their equivalent ounces and gram conversions

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Easy ground beef recipes

Easy ground beef recipes for the beginner cook

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Traditional Christmas fruit cake recipe

Grandma's traditional Christmas fruit cake recipe has been handed down to my daughter, who makes it every year

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How to cook a turkey for a festive meal

How to cook a turkey for Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving dinner

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Winter Vegetable Stew Recipe

A vegetable stew recipe with black eyed peas makes a satisfying winter supper. Learn how easy it is to make even if you are new to cooking.

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Cooking Vegetables - a guide for beginner cooks

A guide to preparing and cooking vegetables for the beginner cook. Ideas and recipes for using fresh vegetables.

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Could you have coped with world war 2 rationing?

World War 2 rationing - could you have coped with feeding a family at that time?

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Storing vegetables - how long they will keep fresh?

Storing vegetables wisely can prevent wastage and save you money. Here are tips on how best to store different types.

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Daikon radish - have you tried it yet?

Learn how to cook a daikon radish or mooli. Try this simple vegetable stir fry recipe.

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5 a day, ensuring your child gets theirs!

Tips for ensuring your child gets their 5 a day, even if they hate vegetables!

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Save money on groceries - my top ten tips

Learn how to save money on groceries when cooking for yourself on a budget. Top ten tips for making your money go further when grocery shopping.

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