Christine Gallary's Recent Articles
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The One Thing You Need to Do Before Roasting Your Thanksgiving Turkey
Happy Hosting!
Psst: It's hiding in your kitchen drawer.
Nov 6, 2023
The Trick to a Perfectly Done Turkey Is Easier than You Think
It’ll help you avoid the dreaded soggy skin.
Nov 3, 2023
This Is Exactly How Long to Cook Your Turkey on Thanksgiving
You’ll want to save this chart.
Nov 3, 2023
This Easy Homemade Spice Mix Is My Secret Fall Baking ingredient
You probably have all the ingredients you need to make it already.
Nov 1, 2023
The One Ingredient That Makes Rice 100x Better
Just cook it right with the rice.
Oct 31, 2023
What’s the Ideal Freezer Temperature for Keeping Food Fresher Longer?
Just because the food inside is frozen, that does not mean the freezer is set correctly.
Oct 31, 2023
Can You Freeze Gravy?
Good gravy, especially one made with drippings from a Thanksgiving turkey, is magical. If you’re like me and love gravy but don’t make it that often, leftover gravy is a bit like liquid gold — I don’t want to waste a single drop. But, you may be wondering, can you freeze gravy? And how long can you store it in the fridge? Here are the best ways to store the gravy depending on when you plan to enjoy it, plus some suggestions for using it up!
Oct 25, 2023
How Many Teaspoons are in a Tablespoon?
If you haven’t yet, memorizing some basic cooking measurement conversions is absolutely worth the effort. Why? Because learning how many teaspoons are in one tablespoon, or how to convert tablespoons to cups, will help you cook with confidence and scale your recipes for more or fewer portions. After years of recipe testing, these conversions have been drilled into my head. Of all the conversions to know, I believe that teaspoons to tablespoons is one of the most useful to memorize.
Oct 17, 2023
Slow-Cooker Mulled Cider Is Mandatory at Every Holiday Party
Spiking is optional but highly encouraged.
Oct 13, 2023
Yes, It's Possible to Make Beef Stew in Under an Hour
It's time to take out your Instant Pot.
Oct 13, 2023
Roasting is the Easiest Way to Make Delicious Green Beans
It takes less than 15 minutes.
Oct 11, 2023
These Garlic Noodles Take Hardly Any Effort and Have So Much Flavor
They cook in less than 10 minutes!
Oct 11, 2023
25 Satisfying Slow Cooker Dinners For Fall
From comforting soups to hearty braises, there's plenty to choose from.
Oct 6, 2023
Homemade Hamburger Helper Will Have Everyone Asking for Seconds
It cooks in less than 30 minutes.
Oct 5, 2023
8 Easy Ways to Thicken Chili
Nobody wants a thin chili because, honestly, then it's really just soup!
Oct 4, 2023
8 Easy Ways to Thicken Chili
Nobody wants a thin chili because, honestly, then it's really just soup!
Oct 4, 2023
Tomatillos vs. Green Tomatoes: What's the Difference?
They may look similar, but they're indeed different. Here's what you should know.
Oct 4, 2023
What Is a Chicken Tender?
After taking a look at the many different poultry items at the grocery store, you’ve probably wondered what a chicken tender is and how it’s different from other cuts of chicken. While we’re used enjoying chicken tenders when they’re battered and deep-fried, not everyone may know where this particular cut comes from.
Oct 4, 2023
The 16 Best Apples for Snacking
The title of this story might seem a bit strange. After all, aren’t the best apples to eat out of hand whatever ones you like the most? While that’s true, if you’re looking to branch out of your regular rotation of apples, here’s a list of other delicious varieties you can try. We’ve already covered the best apples for baking and the best apples for cooking, but for straight snacking, most of us reach for crisp, juicy fruit. As for flavor?
Oct 4, 2023
6 Best Ways to Make a Dish Less Spicy
There are a lot of ways dishes can end up too spicy: Maybe the recipe was developed using a milder version of a curry paste than what you ended up buying, or you used an especially spicy batch of fresh chiles, or you accidentally put in one tablespoon of hot sauce rather than one teaspoon, or you just dumped too much cayenne into your pot of chili. The easiest way to tone down a dish that’s too spicy is to add more ingredients to lessen the proportion of the spicy element.
Sep 15, 2023
Memorize This Technique for Perfect Over-Easy Eggs
It's shockingly simple.
Oct 2, 2023
The Secret to Impossibly Crispy Skillet-Fried Potatoes
A skillet and a lid are all you need to make these crispy potatoes with fluffy, perfect insides.
Oct 2, 2023
22 Ways to Use Up Leftover Egg Yolks
Whether you've got a half-dozen — or just one.
Sep 29, 2023
Mac and Cheese Gets Even Better When You Add Bacon
It's time to gild the lily.
Sep 25, 2023
These Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pies Are the Real Deal
One bite will transport you back to your childhood.
Sep 20, 2023
This One-Pot Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole Will Be an Instant Hit
Don’t forget the buttery cracker topping.
Sep 19, 2023
The Secret to the Best Roast Chicken? Miso!
It’s equal parts sweet and savory.
Sep 18, 2023
This Pumpkin Pie Mousse Is Impossibly Creamy
Grab a spoon.
Sep 13, 2023
I Didn’t Believe in Sponge Holders Until I Tried This $12 OXO Gem
It never budges.
Sep 12, 2023
Here’s What to Keep and Throw Out After a Power Outage
A guide to help you both monitor and know what to do with food when there's no electricity.
Sep 8, 2023
This Harvest Manhattan Is the Perfect After-Dinner Drink
It's all about the sugared pumpkin-pie spice rim.
Sep 7, 2023
How to Make the Absolute Easiest Rice Pudding
Turn 5 ingredients into the dreamiest dessert.
Sep 5, 2023
5 Easy Ways to Pit Fresh Cherries Without a Cherry Pitter
For all of your cherry-pie-making needs!
Sep 1, 2023
Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts Are The Perfect Combination of Sweet and Salty
Bacon and maple syrup make everything better.
Aug 31, 2023
Slow Cooker Ginger Chicken Congee
A savory breakfast that takes two minutes to prep for the slow cooker.
Aug 31, 2023
Egg Roll Skillet
A wholesome take on the classic Chinese appetizer that you can eat for dinner.
Aug 30, 2023
How To Cook Mahi Mahi: The Best, Simplest Method
Here’s the easiest way to cook mahi mahi, yielding flaky pan-seared fillets with a lemon butter sauce.
Aug 29, 2023
The Absolute Best Way to Organize Your Fridge, According to Pro Chefs
Plus, the best refrigerator organizers on the market.
Aug 29, 2023
Vegetable Supreme Egg Bake
This fabulous egg bake starts with those convenient pre-cut veggies from the produce section.
Aug 23, 2023
Fast and Fancy Pork and Beans
With your favorite cut of cured pork, molasses, canned beans, and a secret ingredient, you can be eating creamy beans suspended in a velvety sauce in just 30 minutes.
Aug 17, 2023
In What Months Should You Eat Fresh Oysters?
There’s always been this oft-recited piece of advice about oysters: oyster season is only in months that contain the letter “R” in the name. You know, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April. Not May, June, July, August. But if this is true, how do millions of restaurants sell them year-round to people who seem just fine after eating them? If we’ve been eating oysters all summer, have we been putting our health at risk?
Aug 16, 2023
This Midwestern Chili Has Beans and Is Served Over Spaghetti
Plus, two ingredients not normally found in chili.
Aug 14, 2023
Sweet Potato Fajitas
These fajitas have roasted sweet potato slices dusted in cumin and smoked paprika. Stuff them into warm tortillas and drizzle with a tangy yogurt and lime crema.
Aug 13, 2023
How To Grill a Spatchcocked Turkey
I’m lucky enough that I live in temperate California with weather that’s suitable for grilling pretty much all year long, save for a few rainy days here and there. When we decided to grill the turkey for our Thanksgiving gathering this year, I was really excited about it — it’s the perfect excuse to be outdoors yet still be getting the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner cooked.
Aug 11, 2023
The One-Ingredient Hack That Guarantees Perfect Grilled Salmon Every Time
Hint: You already have it in your pantry.
Aug 9, 2023
These Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowls Taste Just Like the Real Deal
A chipotle marinade makes the chicken extra-flavorful.
Aug 8, 2023
Raspberry Cheesecake Is the Perfect Balance of Sweet and Tangy
Just when you thought cheesecake couldn’t get any better.
Aug 3, 2023
3 Ways to Cook Pattypan Squash Into Crisp-Tender Perfection
Take your pick: the adorable squash is delicious sautéed, roasted, or grilled.
Sep 10, 2022