What Is Pickling Salt? (And Do You Really Need to Use It?)Skills
Salt is one of the key ingredients in the pickling process, but does it matter which salt you use? Can you just use the salt that’s already in your pantry? Some recipes call for something called “pickling salt” — what makes pickling salt special? Here’s what you need to know. Pickling salt — sometimes called canning salt or preserving salt — is pure granulated salt (sodium chloride).
Apr 9, 2024
How To Make Your Own Kombucha ScobyRecipes
There’s really no arguing that scoby is uglydelicious homemade kombuchaIf you want to save a few bucks on your ‘booch habit, there’s just no getting around it. You’re going to need a scoby. You can beg a scoby from a kombucha-brewing friend, or you can order a fresh one online. But there’s one more option: you can grow your own. This can be easily done by combining tea, sugar, and some pre-made kombucha. Here’s how to do it.
Jan 16, 2024
17 Homemade Jam Recipes for BeginnersRecipes
You'll quickly fall in love with these sweet and savory spreads.
Nov 29, 2023
My 4-Ingredient Garlic Butter Upgrades Everything It TouchesRecipes
Steak! Bread! Veggies!
Nov 15, 2023
We're Eating This Pumpkin Butter on Everything Right NowRecipes
Fall in a jar.
Oct 1, 2023
What Is Cookie Butter Exactly?Skills
Here’s how it gets that iconic flavor!
Sep 22, 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
5 Ways to Thicken Homemade JamSkills
Yes, you can save that runny jam.
Sep 5, 2023
How To Make Easy Refrigerator PicklesRecipes
Can you slice vegetables and boil brine? Then you can make refrigerator pickles.
Sep 4, 2023
How To Make Tomato PasteRecipes
Spread it onto bread, fold into omelets, or eat spoonfuls with ricotta.
Aug 31, 2023
How To Make Easy No-Cook Strawberry Freezer JamRecipes
This is the recipe that can make *anyone* a jam maker.
Aug 29, 2023
This Creamy Cashew Butter Is So Good, It May Just Replace Your Go-To Jar of PBRecipes
One pantry staple makes it extra nutty and delicious.
Aug 15, 2023
17 Nutella Desserts That Are Even Better Than Eating It Straight From the JarRecipes
Don't have a favorite dessert recipe that calls for Nutella? We can help with that. Here are 20 of our favorites.
Aug 15, 2023
Fresh Fig Jam Tastes Fancy but Is So Easy to MakeRecipes
And you only need four ingredients.
Aug 11, 2023
How To Make Basic Fruit Jam Without PectinRecipes
The best jam you can make with just fruit, lemon, and sugar.
Aug 5, 2023
You Don’t Need a Dehydrator: 5 Fruits You Can Dry in the OvenSkills
If you see a lot of fruit dehydrating in your future, buying a food dehydrator makes sense. Using one is more energy-efficient than slowly baking fruit in a low oven, and the results are more consistent. But if you just want to make the occasional batch of crispy apple chips or intensely-flavored dried tomatoes, keep things simple and gadget-free: use your oven to make dried fruit!
Jul 25, 2023
How to Make Beet KvassRecipes
Have you ever tried beet kvass? Earthy, salty, sour, and sweet, this jewel-toned lacto-fermented beverage is full of probiotic goodness. Plus it’s ridiculously easy and affordable to brew right on your kitchen counter. Making beet kvass is similar to the process of making sauerkraut, traditional dill pickles, and kimchi.
Jun 14, 2023
The 3-Ingredient Rhubarb Recipe I Use To Upgrade (Almost) EverythingRecipes
It only takes 15 minutes to make.
May 24, 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
I Tried Bonne Maman’s New Chocolate Hazelnut Spread — And It’s IncredibleGroceries
It’s decidedly Team Hazelnut, and I’m here for it.
Apr 7, 2023
The Best Hacks, Tips, and Tricks for the Most Delicious, Least-Hectic Super Bowl Party SpreadRecipes
It’s a nearly four-hour marathon of indulgence and overstimulation. Here's how to make sure you're fully prepared for it!
Feb 8, 2023
How To Brown Butter: A Simple, Foolproof MethodSkills
Grab a few sticks of butter and a small saucepan and let's upgrade our beloved butter to fragrant, nutty brown butter.
Jan 6, 2023
What’s the Difference Between Pickling and Fermenting?Skills
Pickling and fermenting are two methods for naturally preserving foods, and both produce some delicious, tangy results. Do you know what sets them apart? While both pickling and fermenting produce different results, there are some areas of overlap that can easily spark some confusion.
Dec 8, 2022
7 Tips to Make Sure Your Jam Sets UpSkills
I am an equal opportunity fruit jam eater. I am just as happy with the loose, sloshy batches as I am the ones that have a firmer consistency. I love to use the runny varieties to flavor plain yogurt or as a sweetener for green smoothies. The slightly overset batches are perfect for serving with cheese plates or as the filling in a thumbprint cookie.
Dec 6, 2022
5 Nut-Free Alternatives to Peanut ButterSkills
Nut-free? These tasty alternatives will make you forget all about peanut butter.
Dec 6, 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 Easy Chia Jam with Any FruitRecipes
Yes, there's a not-so-secret ingredient.
Sep 25, 2022
This Recipe for Tequila Butter Will Be Your New Favorite SpreadRecipes
The recipe is part of Chef Tom Strake'sr "All Things Butter" series on social media.
Sep 20, 2022
Homemade Caramel Syrup for Your CoffeeRecipes
For me, there’s not much better than an ice-cold coffee on a hot summer day. One problem though: if you want to sweeten your coffee you only have a few options. Option one is to use sugar, which is hard to dissolve and can result in a pile of sugar gunk at the bottom of your glass. Option two is using a store-bought coffee syrup, but those tend to be cloyingly sweet and flavored with junk. The hidden third option is to make your own syrup at home.
Sep 13, 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
Quick Cherry JamRecipes
This is why you should buy that two-pound bag of cherries.
Sep 7, 2022
How To Make Sweet-and-Savory Tomato JamRecipes
You can use it on burgers, grilled chicken, or just eat it with cheese and crackers.
Sep 6, 2022
What Exactly Is the Difference Between Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?Skills
There's a reason they taste so different.
Aug 13, 2022
Creamy Horseradish Sauce = Your New Favorite CondimentRecipes
You'll want to spread it on EVERYTHING.
Aug 8, 2022
Bonne Maman’s 2022 Advent Calendar Just Dropped — and It’s Bound to Sell out Fast!
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Hurry — they don't last very long!
Jul 27, 2022
Avocado Crema Is Guacamole's Silkier CousinRecipes
A food processor or blender does all the hard work.
Jun 23, 2022
This Editor-Favorite Tahini Just Got a Seriously Delicious Upgrade — and I’m Adding It to Everything I Eat
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It's my go-to topping for just about any meal.
Jun 1, 2022
Recipe: Lemon Curd Ice CreamRecipes
What is it about lemons and summer? If you happen to live in a citrus-growing region, you know that it’s possible to find ripe lemons on trees year-round, but that they are actually in peak season in the dead of winter. I think it’s thanks to the summertime tradition of lemonade stands that makes me associate the tangy flavor with the hot months.
May 17, 2022
Healthy Breakfast Recipe: Winter Citrus Compote with YogurtRecipes
I love this time of year when my kitchen is brightened by piles of citrus. Meals take on an experimental air as I find new ways to relish these oranges, grapefruits, citrons, and kumquats. So, naturally, when my mom mentioned having “no fruit” to eat with our morning yogurt, I had to come up with a citrus solution. By themselves, oranges and grapefruits may be too acidic to pair with plain yogurt. Steep them in honey, however, and it’s a different story.
May 17, 2022
Last Minute Valentine’s Recipe: Blood Orange ParfaitRecipes
Jonesing for a showstopping dessert this Valentines that doesn’t involve chocolate or intricate preparation? This rosy-hued, layered dessert has you covered.The brilliant red juice of blood oranges takes on a gloriously pink hue when crafted into a thick, sweet curd for this delightfully simple yet elegant Valentine’s dessert. Best of all, it comes together quickly, leaving all the more time to spend with those you love.
May 13, 2022
D.I.Y. Recipe: Dulce de LecheRecipes
The DIY feature from Faith, our new Editor-At-Large, will offer options to that jar or packet at the grocery store by giving you recipes for foods you might not think to make yourself. Homemade bread, peanut butter and jam – they’re much easier than you think. Dulce de leche, cajeta, milk jam, confiture du lait – whatever you call it, it’s delicious.
May 12, 2022
Pickling Primer: How To Get Started!Skills
Pickling involves little more than marinating vegetables over time. How much time depends on the method. And for new picklers, the best way to try it out is through refrigerator pickling. You don’t need a garden’s worth of vegetables or canning equipment – just pick a vegetable (or several), add spices and brine, and into the fridge it goes. Best eaten within a week or two, this method is your answer for quick and fresh pickled fare. 1.
May 12, 2022
Recipe: Quince ChutneyRecipes
I have been hoarding a platter of yellow quinces on my desk for the past few weeks, not because these knobbly fruits are especially beautiful to look at but rather as a source of deep olfactory pleasure. Tantalized by their fruity-floral aroma of pineapple, pear, and roses, I was almost convinced that cooking the quinces would be a shame … until I got them into a pot and onto a spoon.
May 12, 2022
Recipe Recommendation: Tarragon Strawberry JamRecipes
Strawberries have been in the San Francisco farmer’s markets for a month now, and I have been busy buying them up and making jams! I bought enough strawberries for three batches of jam, so after making one batch of plain strawberry jam, I decided I wanted to try a different variation of strawberry jam. I thought that the delicate, fruity herb tarragon would go nicely with strawberries, and turned out really yummy.
May 12, 2022
Preserving Without Canning: Tips and Tricks for Summer ProduceSkills
We hate to say it, but summer will be over before we know it. Now is the time to preserve some of the season’s gems like tomatoes, peaches, corn, and peppers. Preserving isn’t just about canning, though. Here are some tips for freezing, pickling, making sauces, and more.Berries: Berries may be frozen, of course, but our favorite way to preserve their flavor is in a shrub syrup, which you can use in sodas, cocktails, and salad dressings. Vinegar is also a great option for berries.
May 11, 2022
Ready Your Toast for This Homemade Orange MarmaladeRecipes
Making it from scratch is easier than you might think.
Apr 18, 2022
How To Make Preserved LemonsRecipes
I recently acquired a lot of meyer lemons from my neighbor’s tree. I can only drink so much lemonade, eat so many lemon pies, and make so much marmalade! So I decided to make preserved lemons, and it was ridiculously easy. Now I have several jars of preserved lemons that I can use in Middle Eastern recipes.Ingredients8 to 10 lemons (I used Meyer, but you can use any regular lemon)Kosher saltEquipment1 quart-sized wide mouth jar with lid1. Sterilize the jar in boiling water for 15 minutes.
Apr 2, 2022
Dulce de LecheRecipes
Sweet, milky perfection.
Feb 7, 2022
Peanut Butter FrostingRecipes
This smooth, fluffy frosting is chock-full of creamy peanut butter; it's the perfect topper for cakes and cupcakes.
Jan 29, 2022
Паштет из брынзы (Brindza Pashtet)Recipes
This take on a classic Russian dish is made with feta, butter, smoked paprika, and scallions — and it's ridiculously good.
Dec 28, 2021
Creamy Goat Cheese SpreadRecipes
Beware: It'll disappear quickly!
Nov 20, 2021
Skip Baking and Make This Creamy 4-Ingredient, 5-Minute Cookie Butter InsteadRecipes
Our advice: Treat it just like peanut butter.
Nov 9, 2021
Cheryl Day Launched an Online Store and I Want All of the Jams
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Plus a butter bookmark!
Sep 9, 2021
If You Don’t Make a Huge Batch of Gordon Ramsay’s Bacon Jam, You’re Doing It Wrong
Recipe Review
It tasted like an artisanal jarred product that you could pay $15 for at bougie farmers market.
May 24, 2021
4-Ingredient Cantaloupe Jam Will Be Your New Favorite Summer Condiment Recipes
The sweet and spicy spread is perfect for cheese boards.
May 18, 2021
If You Use Honey *Ever* You Need This $10 ToolTools
You could say it's the bee's knees.
May 6, 2021
My Adventures in Venison Lead Me, At Last, to Liver PâtéPeople
When I decided to try deer hunting, I made a pact with myself. I would use every part I could of any deer I brought home. The tenderloin, ground meat, and roasts were easy. We had burgers, venison Wellington, cheese steak sandwiches, spaghetti Bolognese, grilled roast, Sloppy Joes, chili — pretty much any dish that could be made with beef. And they were delicious, a little richer than normal, and a whole lot leaner.
Sep 30, 2020
How To Make Apple Butter: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure GuideRecipes
Customize your way to the most delicious apple butter possible.
Sep 30, 2020
Hot Honey Is the $10 Pantry Splurge I Never Knew I Needed
Taste Makers
It elevates even the most everyday meal.
Aug 25, 2020
Bonne Maman’s Iconic Advent Calendar Is Constantly Selling Out — But You Can Get It Right Now
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Get yours before it's gone!
Aug 18, 2020
Coconut Chutney Is One of the World’s Most Extraordinary Sauces. Here’s How to Make It.
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
The versatile South Indian condiment is ready in 15 minutes.
Jul 28, 2020