Learning how to cook is a great way to save money and make sure you are eating right. You don't necessarily have to attend a formal cooking school to learn more about food preparation.

In this section of tips you'll find information about identifying specific elements of a food, such as proteins and carbohydrates. However, if you want to learn from the best, there are articles here about cooking schools. You'll be on your way to becoming a great chef.

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   Active Yeast vs. Compressed Yeast
As anyone who has done even a little bit of baking can tell you, one of the most important ingredients in baking is the yeast. In baking, yeast is typically utilized in one of two ways, either active or compressed. Here is a little bit more information about these two different types of yeast, and what they can do.

   Baking Dish Conversions
Chances are pretty good that somewhere along the lines you have come across a recipe that says to use a baking dish that is measured in cups, rather than in inches. Unless you have done these kinds of baking dish conversions before, it can be a little confusing. Here is an easy to use guide that can help ensure you get the right baking dish for your needs.

   Beef Cuts Explained
There are so many different cuts of beef, that it is sometimes hard to figure out which cut is best for soup and which one is better for roast. Read on to find out the different cuts of beef and what they are usually used for.

   Beer Brewing Necessities
If you have never done it before, making some homebrew beer can be a really enjoyable hobby. However, in order to brew beer properly, you need to have the right equipment. Beer brewing is more than just having the right ingredients after all. Use this list of beer brewing necessities to get off on the right track.

   Butter and Pound Cakes Explained
Confused about butter cakes and pound cakes? Could there really be a difference? Read on to learn more.

   Common Kitchen Conversions
Have you ever wanted to try experimenting with some recipes, but were simply a little too nervous to do so? Well it can easily be an overwhelming task if you don't know how to do a few common kitchen conversions. The next time you are in the mood to do some experimenting, have this handy guide nearby.

   Cooking for Large Groups
Cooking for large groups, such as at a barbecue, can be a tricky situation if you have never done it before. For example, do you know how much hamburger you would need for 50 servings? How about cheese, hot dogs, or the condiments? Well, with this handy guide you will soon know the answer.

   Cooking for Those with Celiac Disease
Cooking for those with celiac disease is possible, though it will often require a bit of ingenuity on your part, is something that can be done. Here are some great ideas that you can begin to incorporate into your daily lifestyle to ensure that you lower the potential problems.

   Cooking Schools
Cooking schools are like just about every other kind of school in the world—a place that is designed to teach or give instruction to those who are willing to learn. The question, though, lies in learning what criteria will help an interested person choose a great cooking school. The answer to this problem lies in these guidelines.

   Creating Money Saving Menus
Everyone goes through tough financial times at some point or another, and one way to get through those tough times is by trying to save as much money as possible at the grocery store. There are some strategies that you can use when creating money saving menus. These strategies aren't too difficult to follow, but can require some dedication on your part.

   Culinary Cooking
Culinary cooking may sound like a slightly redundant term, however it is not. Rather, culinary cooking is more along the lines of a mindset and a discipline that a person can impose upon themselves in order to be a better chef. If you have ever wanted to learn a little more about the culinary arts and how you can introduce them into your home, then this information is a must-have.

   Decaf Coffee
Do you enjoy coffee, but not the caffeine? Try decaf coffee instead to get the coffee experience without the jolt of energy.

   French Cooking School
Being able to attend a French cooking school can be an important step for any would-be chef. However, if you don't know what you are doing, then you may not ever be able to attend. Follow these simple guidelines, and you will soon find yourself one step closer to fulfilling your dream.

   Identifying High Protein Foods
There are many ways to get the protein your body needs to keep you going strong. Remember these foods if you need more protein in your diet.

   Identifying Low Carbohydrate Foods
If you are looking for foods that are low in carbohydrates, you might be worried that you'll miss some of your favorite foods. Fortunately, there are a lot of low-carbohydrate options to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

   Is Processed Food Really Bad?
Not all processed food is bad for you, but how do you know which is good and which processed foods are bad? Find out what type of processed food to avoid and which ones really are good for you.

   Italian Cooking School
Attending an Italian cooking school can be an important step for anyone interested in learning to be a better chef. If you don't know what you are doing, then you may not ever be able to attend. Follow these simple guidelines, and you will soon find yourself one step closer to fulfilling your dream.

   Reducing Your Sodium Intake
Whether you have just been told that you or your loved one needs to reduce their sodium intake or you just want to be healthier by reducing your sodium intake it can come as a surprise. You can reduce your sodium intake by following these guidelines and tips. Soon you will be on your way to a healthier you.

   Summer Food Safety
Enjoying our food in the great outdoors during the summer is fun, but getting sick from bad food isn't. Never fear though, it really is easy to keep our summer food safe. All you need to do is just follow the guidelines and ideas here.

   Understanding Liquid Cooking Measurements
Understanding liquid cooking measurements can be a tad confusing for those that are just starting out in the kitchen. Frankly, they can be a little confusing for those who have been in the kitchen for a while as well. Here is a little bit of help that you can use to begin clearing away some of the confusion.

   Understanding Liquid Ingredient Measurements
If you don't understand liquid ingredient measurements when cooking, then you can easily find yourself in all kinds of trouble. Avoid the trouble by learning what the different measurements are, and how they are used. After all, understanding liquid ingredient measurements doesn't have to be that hard.

   What is a Balanced Meal?
Have you ever asked yourself the question of "What is a balanced meal?" Chances are you have, if only because doctors seem to change their minds about what it is every other day. Well, the answer is both simpler, and more complex than you would imagine.

   What is Bearnaise Sauce?
If you are new to French cuisine, chances are you have come across a sauce that you may not have ever heard of before, called Bearnaise sauce. When first coming across this sauce, there are some questions that many people ask themselves. Questions such as: What is Bearnaise sauce? How do you use it, and more importantly how do you make it? Learn the answers to these question here.

   What is Caramelizing?
Have you ever wondered what is caramelizing? Simply put, caramelizing is a process that you can use to cook vegetables. Here is a little bit of information about the process, which can help you understand what is going on a little bit better.

   What is High-Fructose Corn Syrup?
Over the years there has been a lot of debate over an ingredient that is found in many candies, breakfast cereals, drinks, and other items. That ingredient is known as high-fructose corn syrup. What is high-fructose corn syrup? What are its effects really? Here is a little bit of information that may just answer those questions.

   What is Roux?
Have you ever watched one of those cooking shows on television, and heard the term roux before? Unless you know what it is, this term can be a little confusing for the beginning cook. What is it, where do you get it, or how can you make it are all some of the common questions that are usually asked. The answer to these questions is here.