Where to Shop for Kitchen Equipment

Nowadays, there are a lot of choices as to where you can buy kitchen equipment. You can purchase them at specialty stores, online, department stores, and in classified ads. But how do you know which is the best place for you?

If you are looking for high end, expensive equipment, you may want to visit a specialty store. That way you can test the equipment and look at a variety of items in your price class. If you want to find a bargain, you can search in department stores or online or even purchase certain things used.

Keep in mind that price is not the only important factor when shopping for equipment. You need to keep in mind quality as well. A blender, for example, may look inexpensive but you may need to replace it after a few months.

Home Cooking Recipes

Home cooked recipes are one way individuals can enjoy great cooking. There are many different home cooked recipes to choose from. Individuals can choose their favorite home cooked recipes, or try a new home cooked recipe. Listed here are some great home cooked recipes for individuals to try. There are more recipes available than what is listed here.
New England Pot Roast

1 boneless beef chuck arm, shoulder or blade pot roast (4 lb)
1 to 2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 jar (8 oz) prepared horseradish
1 cup water
8 small potatoes, cut in half
8 medium carrots, cut into fourths
8 small onions, skins removed
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1. In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until brown on all sides. Reduce heat to low.
2. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Spread horseradish over all sides of beef. Add 1 cup water to Dutch oven. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 2 hours 30 minutes.
3. Add potatoes, carrots and onions to Dutch oven. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until beef and vegetables are tender.
4. Remove beef and vegetables to warm platter; keep warm. Skim excess fat from broth in Dutch oven. Add enough water to broth to measure 2 cups. In tightly covered container, shake 1/2 cup cold water and the flour; gradually stir into broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve gravy with beef and vegetables.
Slow Cooker Directions: In 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat until brown on all sides. In 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, place potatoes, carrots and onions. Place beef on vegetables. In small bowl, mix horseradish, salt and pepper; spread evenly over beef. Pour water into slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

Spicy Orange Pork Chops

2/3 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
2 medium dark-orange sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
3/4 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 tablespoons soy sauce or water
4 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (1 lb)
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix marmalade, butter, cinnamon and ginger. Stir in cranberries and sweet potatoes; set aside.
2. In shallow dish, mix Bisquick mix and red pepper. In another shallow dish, place soy sauce. Dip pork into soy sauce, then coat with Bisquick mixture. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until coating is brown.
3. Place pork in ungreased 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Arrange sweet potato mixture around pork. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and pork is no longer pink in center.

How To Cook Prime Rib

This is one tip I read before about how to cook prime rib, which I would like to share with all of you.

Cooking prime rib is almost like cooking any other beef roast, but with much better flavor than regular roast. Individuals want to start by making sure that the prime rib is at room temperature before placing it in the oven. This will take at least two hours.  If it is frozen it will take longer to cook. Then individuals will want to trim excess fat off the prime rib, but they will want to leave a thin layer of fat for it to baste itself on. Then individuals will want to pat the rib roast dry with a paper towel or napkin.

Start cooking prime rib by preheating the oven to 450 degrees. Individuals need to spread butter on the cut ends of the roast. Place the roast fat side up in a roasting pan that is at least three inches deep on the sides. It is recommended that a heavy stainless steel pan be used. The rib bones create a natural rack so a metal one is not needed.

Sear the prime rib at 450 degrees for fifteen minutes then reduce the heat to 325 degrees to fully cook prime rib. Every half an hour baste the prime rib with the fat on the bottom.  About thirty minutes before the end of the cooking time individuals should stick an instant read digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of the prime rib. Be sure to stick the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, not into the fat or near the bone. Once an internal temperature of 120 degrees is reached, remove the prime rib from the oven and wrap in aluminum foil. Let it set for twenty to thirty minutes.  While wrapped the prime rib will continue to cook reaching an internal temperature of 125 degrees to 130 degrees. The cooked prime rib is ready to be served and eaten.

Rib
Count
Approximate Weight
Oven
Temperature
Total
Estimated Time
Meat Thermometer Reading (Rare)
2 ribs
4  to 5 pounds
450°/325° F
60 to 70 minutes
  120° F     
3 ribs
7 to 8.5 pounds
450°/325° F
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours
  120° F     
4 ribs
9 to 10.5 pounds
450°/325° F
1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours
   120° F     
5 ribs
11 to 13.5 pounds
450°/325° F
2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours
   120° F     
6 ribs
14 to 16 pounds
450°/325° F
3 to 3 1/4 hours
   120° F     
7 ribs
16 to 18.5 pounds
450°/325° F
3 1/4 to 4 hours
120° F 

To carve the cooked prime rib, individuals should use a long, thin sharp knife. Use the knife to cut off the feather bones, these bones are the large end bones. Slice off large steak size pieces with the desired thickness.

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