Cooking Resolutions: 5 Kitchen Skills to Master This Year

Do your New Year's resolutions include mastering a new project in the kitchen? Here are five cooking skills that might be on your list — along with the tutorials and recipes to get you started.

Start canning: It's never too late to master the art of putting up preserves, pickles and produce to enjoy throughout the year.

Improve your knife skills: Better knife skills mean faster, safer cooking. These ten tutorials cover the basics. Don't forget to use a sharp knife!

Make bread from scratch (even on a busy weeknight): From 15-minute biscuits to no-knead bread started the night before, there is a homemade bread to fit every schedule.

Stock up on homemade condiments: From-scratch mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and hot sauce are simple to make and taste much better than their store-bought counterparts.

Play around with fermentation: There is magic in the way fermentation transforms milk to yogurt, cabbage to kimchi, and grains to beer. Why not give it a try this year?

What new kitchen skills are you hoping to master in the coming year?

Related: Home Ec: What Cooking Skills Should Everyone Know?

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