This Is the Only Way to Caramelize OnionsSkills
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Apr 29, 2024
My Homemade Refried Beans Are So Good, You'd Never Know They Started from a CanRecipes
Say goodbye to the canned version forever.
Apr 29, 2024
Homemade Vanilla Extract Is Easier than You ThinkRecipes
Homemade vanilla extract takes just two ingredients — vanilla beans and alcohol (like vodka) — and you can be as straightforward or creative as you like. Though it does take a bit of patience as you wait for the alcohol to extract the flavor from the beans, the delicious results are well worth it. It’s super easy to make and you only need two ingredients! Homemade vanilla extract is the perfect gift for friends and family who love to bake.
Mar 27, 2024
Yes, You Really Can Make Your Own Brown Sugar at Home Skills
Brown sugar is the sticky, fragrant sweetener that adds moisture and flavor to so many of our favorite baked goods, from chocolate chip cookies to banana bread. But if you find yourself staring into an empty box, don’t fret — you’ve likely got everything you need to make brown sugar from scratch. So whether you need a cup or a pound, or light or dark, you’re just two ingredients away from it. Here’s how to make brown sugar at home.
Feb 15, 2024
Movie Theater Butter PopcornRecipes
Tastes as good as it smells.
Jan 25, 2024
Homemade Peanut Butter Is Easier than You ThinkRecipes
On some level, you probably already know that, sure, it’s pretty easy to make your own peanut butter. But if you’ve never actually made homemade peanut butter, I don’t know if you quite understand how truly, incredibly, ridiculously easy it really is. To make easy, delicious peanut butter at home, use your food processor. Then go make Kelli’s 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. (Trust us on this one.
Jan 16, 2024
You Only Need 4 Ingredients to Make Perfect Bone BrothRecipes
So rich, so savory.
Dec 20, 2023
How To Make Buttermilk from Plain Milk with Lemon Juice or VinegarRecipes
Two ingredients will solve your baking emergency in a pinch.
Nov 21, 2023
This Easy Homemade Spice Mix Is My Secret Fall Baking ingredient Recipes
You probably have all the ingredients you need to make it already.
Nov 1, 2023
These Waffle Parfaits Are a Kid-Approved Road-Trip Breakfast Recipes
These parfaits are inspired by my kids' love for hotel breakfasts.
Oct 10, 2023
How To Make Tomato PuréeRecipes
Tomato purée is a cooking essential you might be missing. Simpler and a bit thicker than its flavorful cousin, tomato sauce, tomato purée is a fast way to quickly prepare and freeze a bushel of fresh tomatoes for future cooking. Plum or Roma tomatoes are best for purée because they are generally grown for preserving. Paste, oven-dried tomatoes, and sauce are all made from these varieties — they are low in water content and rich in flavor.
Sep 13, 2023
How to Make Almond Milk at HomeRecipes
Once you learn how easy it is to make, you may never return to the store-bought stuff again.
Sep 12, 2023
How To Make Milk KefirRecipes
Milk kefir is an easy sell for anyone who loves yogurt, which I most definitely do. KefirsmoothieprobioticsAll you need is a teaspoon of active kefir grains and a cup of whole milk. Milk kefir is a fermented dairy product similar in many ways to yogurt and buttermilk. It’s how kefir is cultured that makes it really unique — instead of heating the milk, adding a culture, and keeping it warm as you do with yogurt, all you need to make milk kefir are kefir grains.
Sep 10, 2023
How To Make Homemade Fresh MozzarellaRecipes
At any moment, should the desire present itself, you can whip up your very own ball of creamy mozzarella, still warm from the whey whence it came.
Sep 7, 2023
How To Make Paneer Cheese in 30 MinutesRecipes
Paneer is the star ingredient in some of my most favorite Indian dishes — and probably yours too! I often find myself scooping just one more nibble of chewy, milky-tasting paneer from the dish long after I’m officially full. Sure, you can buy this firm cheese at the store to make your own homemade curries, but where’s the fun in that?! If you have a pot, a strainer, and some cheesecloth, you can have fresh homemade paneer cheese in about 30 minutes.
Sep 5, 2023
How To Make Butter in a BlenderRecipes
While the idea of churning my own butter appeals to the part of me that obsessed over the Little House on the Prairie books as kid, I think that if Laura Ingalls Wilder landed in the present day, she’d ditch that butter churn for a blender in a heartbeat. In a blender, making your own butter becomes a practical, everyday affair for us modern-day home cooks. Find a sale on your favorite heavy cream? Have half a carton leftover from the weekend? Treat yourself to some homemade butter.
Aug 29, 2023
Ottolenghi’s Eggplant with Buttermilk SauceRecipes
The iconic image on the cover of Yotam Ottolenghi's cult-classic cookbook "Plenty" is one of the easiest and best recipes from the entire collection.
Jul 11, 2023
How To Make Whipped Cream from a Can of Coconut MilkRecipes
This fun trick couldn't be easier.
Jul 11, 2023
How To Make Baking Powder Out of Baking SodaRecipes
Baking powder and baking soda are both baking essentials. Depending on the specific recipe, you may need one or the other (or both). They are often used in making cakes, muffins, cupcakes, or any baked goods. In case you run out of it, did you know that you can make baking powder? Just combine 1 tablespoon baking soda and 2 tablespoons cream of tartar, and voila – you already have a homemade baking powder.
Jun 23, 2023
These Nostalgic Hard Shell Tacos Have a Secret Plant-Based IngredientSponsored
When you picture classic hard-shell tacos, one clear image comes to mind: taco-seasoned beef stuffed into crispy U-shaped shells. But who says the filling has to be made with traditional ground meat? In this vegetarian version of the nostalgic taco night favorite, California walnuts form the base of a brilliant plant-based meat.
May 15, 2023
How To Make Yogurt at HomeRecipes
You could even make a batch tonight and have homemade yogurt for breakfast by tomorrow morning!
Apr 10, 2023
How To Make the Very Best Whipped Cream from Scratch Recipes
Your pies will thank you.
Apr 10, 2023
How To Make Homemade Ricotta CheeseRecipes
Milk, lemon juice, and about a half-hour of your time — that's all you need to make a batch of fresh, creamy homemade ricotta.
Apr 7, 2023
5 Nut-Free Alternatives to Peanut ButterSkills
Nut-free? These tasty alternatives will make you forget all about peanut butter.
Dec 6, 2022
How To Cook Onions CorrectlyRecipes
“Begin by cooking the onions …” is perhaps the most common phrases in savory recipes the world over. But what does this mean exactly, and what if you have to ‘sweat’ your onions instead, or cook them ‘until translucent’? Read on for our handy guide (with pictures!) on how to cook an onion. Onions are the backbone of most savory dishes but they can produce a wide range of flavors depending on how you cook the onions.
Dec 2, 2022
The 4-Ingredient Cream Cheese Recipe You Never Knew You NeededRecipes
It's perfect for your morning bagel.
Nov 4, 2022
How to Make Ultra-Rich Sweetened Condensed MilkRecipes
It's an easy process that is 100% worth it.
Sep 25, 2022
How To Make TempehRecipes
If you like store-bought tempeh, just wait until you try fresh nutty-tasting homemade tempeh. You might never go back! Plus, when you make it yourself, you can go way beyond soybeans and customize your tempeh with whatever kinds of legumes and grains you want. To make tempeh at home, you just need some beans, a spoonful of tempeh starter, and a warm spot in your house. Today we’ll walk you through each step of the process, from preparing the beans to cooking it for dinner.
Sep 7, 2022
How To Make ButterRecipes
If you have heavy cream, you can make butter.
Sep 3, 2022
How To Make Coconut Milk at HomeRecipes
You only need two ingredients.
Aug 15, 2022
How To Make Self-Rising FlourRecipes
The secret to better biscuits, faster pancakes, and simpler baking.
Aug 7, 2022
How To Make Yogurt in an Instant Pot (Step-by-Step)Recipes
If you haven't made it yet, you're missing out.
Aug 7, 2022
How to (Very Easily) Make Sour Cream Recipes
You only need two ingredients!
Aug 3, 2022
Making Your Own Greek Yogurt Is Easier than You ThinkRecipes
No fancy tools required.
Jul 13, 2022
You Can Make Almond Milk at Home and All You Need Are Two Ingredients and Your JuicerRecipes
No more blowing money fast at the grocery store!
Jun 13, 2022
Short on Buttermilk? Here’s How to Make Your Own with Ingredients You Likely Already Have.Recipes
Ditch the store-bought option for this easy-to-make at-home version.
Apr 25, 2022
Homemade Cashew MilkRecipes
Making your own creamy vegan nut milk couldn't be easier.
Dec 27, 2021
Creamy Homemade Oat MilkRecipes
From start to finish, you only need five minutes.
Dec 19, 2021
Homemade Whipped Cream Is Better than Anything Store-Bought
Kitchn Cooking School
One ingredient, many ingenious (yet easy) desserts. Here's how to become a whipped cream wizard.
Oct 8, 2020
How to Make Homemade Yogurt (So Satisfying, and So Easy)
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Even at your laziest you can make homemade yogurt.
Aug 7, 2020
D.I.Y. Greek YogurtRecipes
We love Greek yogurt – the extra-thick, creamy yogurt found in Greek or Lebanese groceries. We like it dolloped on soups or as dessert with a little honey and fruit. We can’t always find it, however, and sometimes we just don’t remember to keep it around. So when we want to get that extra-thick texture, sometimes we resort to the old technique of draining plain low-fat yogurt overnight. This method slowly drains away the extra water, giving us a richer, thicker yogurt.
Feb 3, 2020
Pantry Staples: Make Your Own Vegetable Bouillon!Recipes
It’s really surprising how few recipes are out there for homemade bouillon. Stock, yes. Court bouillon, sure. But a concentrated bouillon paste that we can use to whip up a quick vegetable broth or add flavor to a pilaf? Not so much. In fact, we only found one recipe that fits what we’re looking for.
Jun 4, 2019
Recipe: DIY Crème FraîcheRecipes
With its signature tangy bite and milky richness, crème fraîche brightens many of our favorite dishes. It has a custard consistency that exists somewhere between heavy cream and sour cream, and we love adding a dollop alongside tacos and even a fresh bowl of berries.Sure, you can buy it in the store, but where’s the fun in that?! Especially when it’s just as easy–and most certainly cheaper–to make it at home.
Jun 4, 2019
3 Steps for Making Fresh Homemade Pumpkin Purée from ScratchRecipes
Try it once to see how you like it!
Jun 4, 2019
Surprise! This Ricotta “Cheese” Is Actually VeganRecipes
As a general rule, I typically don’t eat items that are meant to impersonate other items — the wanna-be foods never taste as good as the real thing. (I’m looking at you, gluten-free pizza dough that tastes like sweet cardboard). But every now and then, a recipe proves me wrong. This vegan ricotta cheese is one of them. Made with cashews, coconut cream, lemon juice, miso paste, and roasted garlic, this vegan ricotta is thick, creamy, and flavorful — just like the real one.
May 30, 2019
How To Make Soy Milk at HomeRecipes
Making your own soy milk is fast, easy and most importantly delicious. We’ve found dried organic soy beans on sale for as little as $.99 a pound so it makes a lot of economic sense too.The hardest part when making your own soy milk is knowing at least 8 hours before you want it. Otherwise, it’s simply a matter of soaking the beans, tossing them in a blender with boiling water, and separating the okara (Japanese for bean curd) from the filtrate (this is the soy milk).
May 2, 2019
Sun-Flour: Make Your Own Gluten-Free Sunflower Seed FlourRecipes
Since going gluten-free, I’ve had lots of fun expanding my arsenal of flours. My latest discovery? DIY sunflower seed flour. I discovered “sun-flour” while developing my recipe for Fruit Crumble with Oats & Dates and have started using this wonderful ingredient in other baked goods, too. Rich in protein and fiber, sunflower seed flour is mildly sweet and nutty, yet neutral enough to use in many baked goods.
May 2, 2019
How Do I Make Crispy, Custardy Tofu at Home?Recipes
Q: I recently traveled to China and had several meals that featured tofu. I’d never really enjoyed tofu before, but what I ate in China was a revelation: crispy outside, creamy and custardy inside, and sometimes served in broth or with a sauce. How can I recreate this amazing texture at home? I’m a pretty skilled cook, but have never cooked with tofu before so I don’t even know where to begin. Sent by Marcella Editor: I’m with you.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Creamy Nut ButterRecipes
Making creamy nut butter at home sounds as easy as throwing some nuts in a food processor or blender, and for the most part it is! But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some smart technique involved to ensure success. This process works for cashews, almonds, or peanuts, and results in slightly different textures depending on the nut or combination of nuts used. No matter what nut you use, get ready for a final product that delivers the toasty, creamy bite you crave.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Dried Pineapple FlowersRecipes
Turn sweet pineapple into a crispy, chewy, sweet, tart, next-level garnish for cakes and cupcakes (or hey, even a cocktail!).
May 1, 2019
How To Make Nut Milk from Almonds, Cashews, or Any Other NutRecipes
Cashew milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk! All of these mylks use the same simple technique.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Veggie Cream CheeseRecipes
In my opinion, the best store-bought veggie cream cheese comes from the deli (not the dairy case), where the veggies are freshly added and the bright flavors prove it. This homemade riff takes a strong stance on fresh herbs and vegetables too, while dirtying just a single food processor bowl. The resulting cream cheese is onion-forward with a carrot-rich sweetness and just a touch of fresh dill.
May 1, 2019
How To Make Ghee Four WaysRecipes
Ghee is butter which has been clarified to remove water and milk solids, which imparts a toasty aroma and flavor in the finished butter. Even better? Turning butter into ghee makes it last even longer and makes it suitable for high-heat cooking and roasting, and it even renders it lactose-free for those avoiding it. Ghee is simply butter made even better by a long, slow cook.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Walnut and Panko BreadcrumbsRecipes
The easiest way to elevate a weeknight dinner to something special — even company-worthy! — is by coating your favorite cut of meat or seafood with a crunchy breadcrumb coating. While Japanese panko breadcrumbs are a favorite because they toast up nice and crispy, you can get more flavor (and omega-3s!) by adding savory California walnuts.
Apr 2, 2018
Video: How To Make Buttermilk From MilkRecipes
Have pancake plans this weekend? You’ll probably need buttermilk — especially if you’re making Dana’s completely amazing and wonderful Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes (truly the best pancake recipe I have ever tried). Don’t let a lack of proper buttermilk stop you from pancake bliss, however. Our contributing editor Kelli shows you how to make buttermilk from plain milk — it’s so easy! Super simple, right?
Jan 16, 2015
How Do I Make Corn Vinegar?Recipes
Q: I am searching for a recipe for corn vinegar. Have you heard of it? I have made pineapple vinegar with great success. Sent by Joe Editor: Readers, any ideas on this?
Nov 7, 2014
How To Make Coconut ButterRecipes
I’ll admit it, I’m a coconut fiend. I eat or drink from this luscious fruit daily. I sip on coconut water and sprinkle generous handfuls of the unsweetened, dried variety all over my morning bowl of oatmeal. But all that is kiddie stuff compared to this coconut butter. It’s a sure-fire way to get the maximum concentration of rich, velvety coconut flavor and texture in each bite. Coconut butter is unlike coconut oil; it’s an entirely different animal.
Feb 29, 2012
Look! Make Your Own Maple CreamRecipes
We polished off another small bottle of maple syrup with a post Thanksgiving brunch and I just had a feeling I’d need more sooner rather than later. If I had only listened to myself and picked up a bottle I could have whipped up a bit of maple cream tonight! Read on for the surprisingly simple (only one key ingredient!) recipe.Doesn’t the thought of thick maple cream spread on freshly baked pound cake sound like something worth trying?
Nov 30, 2011
How To Make a Small, Quick Batch of ApplesauceRecipes
Have you ever made warm, silky, cinnamon-spiked applesauce? It’s the simplest thing in the world, and it’s a good way to use up windfall apples, or ones with brown spots on the edge of going bad. If you’ve never tried this simple cooking DIY, then why not celebrate fall with a little pot of applesauce this week? You only need apples, water, a bit of citrus peel (if you want) and cinnamon (if you’re so inclined).
Oct 19, 2011
Three Ways to Make Yogurt Without a Yogurt MakerRecipes
That’s right, you don’t actually need a yogurt maker to make homemade yogurt. People were turning leftover milk into yogurt for years before these little machines came along, after all! Here are three ways you can make fantastic yogurt using equipment you already own.In order to thicken and set properly, yogurt needs to be kept at around 110°F for 4-6 hours. That’s why yogurt makers, which hold a steady temperature, are so handy.
Aug 24, 2010
Recipe: D.I.Y. ButterRecipes
D.I.Y. Butter about 1/2 cup 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon sour cream 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional) Whir the cream and sour cream in a food processor for about five minutes. (Alternately: shake energetically in a Mason jar for about 15-30 minutes.) After the cream becomes thick and clotted like whipped cream it will suddenly start spattering against the top again as it clumps into yellow butter. Whip until the butter has formed a solid yet grainy mass.
Mar 26, 2007
Recipe: D.I.Y. Almond MealRecipes
Almond flour and almond meal, its coarser counterpart, are made just from almonds skinned and ground fine to be used in cakes, macarons, or meringues. It is time-consuming to make almond meal at home, but since whole almonds can be had for a fraction of the cost of almond flour, sometimes this is worth it. These instructions include a step for blanching and skinning almonds, which is useful for more purposes than almond meal.
Nov 6, 2006