How to Store Mint So It Stays Fresh for WeeksSkills
Step one: Remove it from the plastic container.
May 7, 2024
Is It OK to Put Warm Leftovers in the Fridge? Skills
We talked to a food safety expert to find out.
Apr 26, 2024
The Best Way to Store Asparagus (I Tested 7 Methods!)Skills
The winner tastes like it's fresh from the store.
Apr 25, 2024
I Tried 7 Ways of Storing Grapes and the Winner Was Ridiculously EffectiveSkills
They were “pristine” for over two weeks!
Mar 14, 2024
I Tried 6 Ways of Storing Garlic and Said Goodbye to Green Sprouts ForeverSkills
The cloves stayed perfect for over a month.
Feb 26, 2024
Yes, You Can Freeze Guacamole (But Never Do This) Skills
Here's everything you need to know.
Feb 10, 2024
This Is The Best Way to Freeze Cookie Dough So It Lasts for MonthsSkills
There are any number of reasons why you might want to stash some cookie dough in the freezer. Maybe you like having treats on hand in case company stops by. Maybe the first day of fall kickstarted your holiday baking gene. But we’re friends here, so let’s be honest: Frozen cookie dough in our freezer means warm, gooey, fresh-baked cookies any time we want one. Here are the best ways to freeze your favorite cookies for later.
Dec 18, 2023
Turkey Still Frozen? Don't Panic and Try These Two ThingsSkills
Even the most well-seasoned cooks have experienced the dread of the turkey still being frozen or half frozen on Thanksgiving morning. Maybe you decided to host last minute, or your fridge was so packed with holiday meal prep, that big bird in your fridge just did not thaw. Don’t panic — whether you’re 24 hours out from roasting the turkey or your family is arrive later in the afternoon, you’ve got options.
Nov 17, 2023
How To Freeze Pumpkin PieSkills
Let me tell you the secret to holiday baking success: You can fully bake pumpkin pies right now and freeze them to enjoy later. Because of their fat content, fully baked pie crusts freeze beautifully, and the rich custard fillings of pumpkin pie and sweet potato seem as if they were designed to be frozen, too. Follow these tips to learn how to freeze a pumpkin pie—and defrost it perfectly when you’re ready to serve. Cool the pie completely.
Nov 16, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Thawing Your Thanksgiving TurkeySkills
Got a frozen bird? We got you.
Nov 13, 2023
The One Rule You Should Always Follow for Make-Ahead Mac and CheeseSkills
Freeze it now to enjoy later.
Nov 16, 2023
3 Wrong Ways to Thaw a Turkey (Plus, How to Do It Safely)Skills
In life, we are occasionally presented with some tough choices. Choices that have a clear right and a clear wrong — but those options can start to get a little fuzzy if you look at them for too long. Yes, under certain circumstances, with a certain amount of stress and a certain amount of not-very-logical thinking, that wrong choice can start to look very (very) right. For instance, your turkey is frozen solid.
Oct 31, 2023
When Should You Take Your Turkey out of the Freezer?Skills
Three words: Thaw. The. Turkey.
Nov 14, 2023
What’s the Ideal Freezer Temperature for Keeping Food Fresher Longer?Skills
Just because the food inside is frozen, that does not mean the freezer is set correctly.
Oct 31, 2023
The Best Way to Store Pumpkin PieSkills
Whether you're making your pies ahead for Thanksgiving or you want to preserve the leftovers, we have answer for you.
Oct 20, 2023
How to Make and Store All Your Thanksgiving Pies Ahead of TimeSkills
Making your Thanksgiving pies ahead of time can be a lifesaver, but there's a right and wrong way to do it.
Oct 26, 2023
Can You Freeze Gravy?Skills
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 to Freeze and Reheat Mashed PotatoesSkills
Yes, you can freeze mashed potatoes. Here's how.
Oct 18, 2023
The Best Way to Freeze CheesecakeSkills
When you slide your fork into a silky homemade cheesecake and savor its rich creaminess, you know it was worth all the time and effort. But, after also cooking the dinner that came before it and tidying the house afterwards, what do you do with all of the leftover cheesecake that follows? Freeze it!Yes, cheesecake can also be frozen, which means you can impress your guests but in a low-stress way.
Oct 17, 2023
I Tried 7 Ways to Store Strawberries and the Winner Is Very Obvious
Skills Showdown
Because there's nothing worse than buying fresh strawberries only for them to go to waste.
Oct 10, 2023
How to Freeze Apples So They Last for MonthsSkills
Enjoy them all year long with our step-by-step guide.
Sep 15, 2023
The Best Way to Store Apples so They Last as Long as PossibleSkills
Ours were still fresh after three weeks!
Oct 3, 2023
The Very Best Way to Freeze Blueberries, Plus How to Use ThemSkills
This is the best way to keep them fresh and prevent them from sticking together.
Sep 1, 2023
This Is the Best Way to Keep Apples from BrowningSkills
It's way better than lemon water!
Sep 1, 2023
How to Freeze Corn So You Can Enjoy a Taste of Summer Year RoundSkills
When you finally get tired of eating fresh summer corn, freeze it.
Sep 1, 2023
How to Properly Freeze Eggplant Skills
The methods are super simple!
Aug 26, 2023
How To Freeze Pizza DoughSkills
So, you’ve whipped up a batch of homemade pizza dough, and you’ve made a couple of spectacularly good homemade pizzas. But your household is small, and you don’t want to eat pizza for days. What can you do with all that leftover dough? Freeze it, of course! It’s simple as 1-2-3, and then you can have pizza on the spur of the moment next week. Here’s how to freeze pizza dough.
Aug 18, 2023
7 Foods You Can Cook Straight Out of the FreezerSkills
The more hectic life gets with work, friends, and family, the more grateful I am that freezers were invented. A well-stocked freezer full of fruits, vegetables, and homemade meals has enabled me to eat better and not spend money on takeout. The downside of a lot of frozen foods, however, is that they usually need to be thawed in order to cook or reheat well. But did you know there are still plenty of foods out there that you can cook straight from the freezer, no thawing necessary?
Jul 25, 2023
How To Freeze Bacon for Easy Cooking LaterSkills
One of the very first cooking tricks I ever learned was just how much a slice or two of bacon can boost the flavor of an otherwise simple soup or braise. I was hooked from that first subtly smoky, bacon-enhanced bite. You can bet I had bacon stocked in my freezer ever after. Freezing the slices individually between layers of wax paper takes a few minutes of work at the outset, but allows you to use just a slice or two when you need them. Here’s how to freeze bacon.
Jun 27, 2023
We Tested 9 Methods for Keeping Guacamole from Browning and Found a Winner (Once and for All)Skills
Don't serve your guests brown guacamole! This is all the info you need to make sure of it.
May 15, 2023
How To Freeze and Defrost Ground BeefSkills
Our favorite tool for the job might surprise you!
May 4, 2023
How to Freeze Lemons to Make Sure They LastSkills
Lemons are one of our most versatile citrus fruits, but can you freeze them for long-term storage?
Apr 18, 2023
This Bacon Storage Hack Is the Ultimate Way to Combat Awkward Bacon PackagingSkills
We should've thought of this sooner!
Mar 9, 2023
How to Freeze Cabbage to Make Sure It Lasts for MonthsSkills
Don't let any extra cabbage go to waste! Here's how to properly store it in the freezer.
Mar 8, 2023
How to Defrost Salmon: The Easiest MethodSkills
Yes, frozen salmon can taste nearly as good as fresh — you just have to defrost it the right way.
Feb 14, 2023
We Tested 6 Methods for Reviving Stale Bread, and the Winner Was a Huge SurpriseSkills
The best method yielded beautiful, fluffy results!
Jan 28, 2023
We Tested 5 Ways to Defrost Ground Beef and the Winner Is the Easiest MethodSkills
Flexibility in use landed this method in the top spot.
Dec 29, 2022
This Simple Hack Makes Storing Cake So Much Easier (and Mess-Free)Skills
No more smushed cake and smeared frosting!
Dec 15, 2022
Here’s How Long Bread Will Last in the Freezer (and How to Store It)Skills
It's possible to freeze carbs and enjoy them later in a not-rock-hard state.
Dec 15, 2022
The Best Ways to Store & Reheat Bread: Advice from a BakerSkills
I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Baker and Doughpuncher David Norman. David is a true artisan when it comes to baking breads, working each batch of dough carefully to achieve the consistency and quality he desires. I asked him about common misconceptions the public may have when it comes to baking and storing bread, and it turns out we may have been doing a few things wrong.
Dec 14, 2022
The Best Place to Store Eggplant Is Not in the RefrigeratorSkills
I just received two plump eggplants in my CSA box, and as I was sticking them in the refrigerator, I suddenly questioned whether this was the right move. Remember that tip for how to store cucumbers? Turns out eggplant is similar. Until now, my go-to storage spot for eggplant has always been in the refrigerator — either the crisper drawer or bottom shelf, depending on the size.
Dec 14, 2022
Here’s How Long to Thaw Frozen ChickenSkills
There are a couple of options depending on how many hours you've got until dinner.
Dec 14, 2022
Here’s the Best Way to Store Fresh GingerSkills
Faith shared her list of essential grocery items to get your year started on the right foot, and ginger root is at the top of my list. It’s bright and fresh with just the right amount of zing. I’ve been using it in everything from tea and smoothies to warm curries and stir-fries. Just as important as having some great recipes to get your fill of fresh ginger is knowing how to store it properly.
Dec 14, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Freezing SoupSkills
​Keep a few containers of homemade soup in the freezer and suddenly the long winter ahead doesn't seem so bad after all. Here's how to make sure you get the best results.
Dec 12, 2022
The Best Way to Store Homemade CookiesSkills
Here's what you need to know as we head into cookie season.
Dec 9, 2022
Why Freezing Is the Best Way to Preserve CilantroSkills
Whether it’s the ongoing debate that a dislike of cilantro is determined by genetics or the recent stir caused by cilantro imported from Mexico, cilantro certainly seems to be a hot topic right now. While some crave its fresh, spicy flavor, others find it utterly unappealing. For me, I can’t get enough of it. Not only can it be tricky to grow, but it also proves challenging to preserve.
Dec 8, 2022
10 Foods to Keep in Your Freezer to Make a Quick MealSkills
A full freezer is only useful if it’s stocked with foods that can help you put dinner on the table quickly on a busy weeknight — unfortunately, ice cream doesn’t fit the bill. Over the years, I’ve learned through trial and error what to always keep in my freezer so that I can, with the help of a few pantry and fridge staples, throw a variety of dishes together quickly with little effort. Here’s a list of my top 10!
Dec 8, 2022
Can I Freeze a Fully-Decorated Birthday Cake?Skills
Q: I want to make a birthday cake for a friend. Problem is, her birthday is not for two weeks, but I’m seeing her tomorrow.Is there a way to freeze a fully-decorated birthday cake so that it will thaw into something beautiful? Are there certain cake or icing recipes that work best (my friend loves carrot cake).Sent by CarolynEditor: Carolyn, the short answer is yes! Many cakes freeze very well even after being decorated.
Dec 2, 2022
Do You Know How Long Food Will Keep in the Freezer?Skills
My freezer is the repository for all un-eaten things great and small. That last pork chop no one wanted? In the freezer! A batch of pierogi for fall meals? In the freezer! Some strawberries about to go bad? Yup, in the freezer! With so much going in there, it might be weeks or (more likely) months before I get around to using many of these things. Which raises some good questions: How long do freezer foods keep? Do they have an expiration date? There’s a short and a long answer here.
Dec 1, 2022
The Best Way to Keep Carrots Crisp and FreshSkills
There are a lot of reasons to always have carrots on hand — they’re one of the ingredients for mirepoix or homemade stock, make great snacks or crudité, and are inexpensive to buy (even if you choose organic). It’s more economical to buy them in packs or bunches, but how can you keep carrots fresh and crisp if you don’t plan on using them up in a few days? Here’s our easy way. First of all, trim any green tops off the carrots.
Dec 1, 2022
Does Champagne Go Bad?Skills
Here's how to make it last as long as possible before and after you open it.
Nov 23, 2022
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Freezing Baked Cookies or Cookie DoughSkills
Avoid these mistakes and you'll have holiday cookies to reach for all season long.
Nov 11, 2022
The One Thing You Need to Do Before You Start Baking (and the $5 Tool That Will Help You Do It)Skills
It'll save you time, money, and your sanity.
Nov 10, 2022
The Best Way to Store Whole and Cut OnionsSkills
They can keep for weeks or even months when properly stored.
Oct 20, 2022
How to Store Raw and Cooked Sweet PotatoesSkills
Make them last with our handy storage tips.
Oct 20, 2022
The Best Way to Freeze Green BeansSkills
This is the best way to make sure they're prepped and ready for all of your future side dishes.
Oct 19, 2022
How to Store Kale So It LastsSkills
Keep your kale from wilting by storing it properly in the fridge — or even freezing it up to a year.
Oct 18, 2022
How to Store Cut TomatoesSkills
Your BLT will thank you.
Sep 29, 2022
The Best Tips for Keeping Your Grapes Fresh LongerSkills
Learn how to properly store grapes for maximum freshness.
Oct 6, 2022
The Easiest Way to Keep Bread Soft — No Fancy Tools NeededSkills
The only thing you need is already in your refrigerator!
Oct 5, 2022
4 Reasons to Keep Nori in the PantrySkills
You probably know nori best as the paper-like dark green wrapping that keeps pieces of sushi neatly — and deliciously! — contained. Crisp sheets of this mild grassy-tasting seaweed last forever in the pantry and can come in handy when you just need “a little something extra” to perk up a weeknight meal. Nori is made by shredding edible seaweed and then pressing it into thin sheets — much like the process for making paper.
Sep 29, 2022
The Last Thing to Do with an Old Ice Tray Before It Hits the Donation Bag
Tips from The Kitchn
Get ahead in the kitchen.
Sep 23, 2022
How to Freeze Carrots to Use Later in Soups, Stews, and Even CakeSkills
Yes, you can — and should — freeze carrots. Here's why and how.
Sep 22, 2022
Here’s How Long Chicken Breasts Will Last in the Freezer (and How to Store Them)Skills
If you're a 30-minute-or-less Tuesday night cook, chances are you've got a bunch of chicken breasts in the freezer right now. Could you be storing them better?
Sep 21, 2022
How To Freeze Cinnamon Rolls and Bake Them LaterSkills
It’s unfair. Fresh, hot, from-scratch cinnamon buns are a beloved treat, especially for tasty Christmas breakfast. Who doesn’t want to wake up to the smell of cinnamon and caramelizing sugar, or stumble down to the kitchen to find fresh-from-the-oven, slathered-in-icing cinnamon buns, just waiting for you to dive in?
Sep 21, 2022
The Best Way to Keep Basil FreshSkills
The best way to store basil may not be the prettiest way, but it can keep a bunch fresh and green for up to a week or two. Give this a try! To keep basil fresh, trim the stems and place them in a glass or jar of water, just like cut flowers. Loosely cover it with a plastic bag and leave it on the counter. Although certain herbs, such as parsley and cilantro or coriander, can be stored this way in the fridge, basil does better at room temperature. Refrigeration can turn the leaves black.
Sep 21, 2022
How to Freeze Brussels SproutsSkills
Cut down on food waste and always have Brussels on hand for tasty recipes.
Sep 21, 2022