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The Old-School Technique That Makes Brownies Infinitely Better
It's called rapping, and it's a serious game-changer.
Aug 5, 2021
Can’t Remember All the Ratios and Cook Times for Your Instant Pot? Try This Smart Trick.
Keep the info where you need it most.
Jul 21, 2021
For the Best Crust, Pour Hot Water on Your Peach Cobbler (No, Really)
Take a leap of watery faith.
Jul 19, 2021
We Grilled Hot Dogs 6 Different Ways and the Winner Blew Us Away
Skills Showdown
Our top dog will seriously upgrade your next cookout.
Jul 15, 2021
The One Thing Your Summer Fruit Crisp Is Missing (It Makes the Topping So Much Better!)
It makes the buttery streusel topping so much better.
Jul 13, 2021
The One-Ingredient Secret to Better Burgers Is Already in Your Fridge
I Tried It
The technique is inspired by In-N-Out.
Jul 4, 2021
This Is How Often You Need to Clean Your Grill (It’s Not as Often as You Think!)
A deep scrubbing isn't required after every cooking session.
Jun 29, 2021
This 3-Ingredient “Cake Goop” Is the Secret to Perfect-Looking Cakes
Baker Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes let everyone in on her secret to getting a picture-perfect, pristine cake that retains its shape.
Jun 18, 2021
This Is How Long You Need to Soak Your Skewers Before Grilling
Yes, you do have to soak your skewers. Trust us.
Jun 10, 2021
For the Best Grilled Steak of Your Life, Add a Little Sugar
Recipe Review
You'll love the flavor and char that sugar adds to your steak.
Jun 4, 2021
This Old School Tip Makes Better Looking Blueberry Muffins
You'll get berries in every bite.
May 12, 2021
This 20-Second Garlic Peeling Trick Is Better than Any Other Method
No messy bowls. No bruised, sticky cloves.
May 11, 2021
This Brilliant Bakery Tip Will Give You the Muffins of Your Dreams
An overnight rest is good for more than just no-knead bread!
May 8, 2021
Can We Finally Agree That Biscuits and Scones Are Basically the Same Thing?
What's the difference? As it turns out, not much!
May 5, 2021
The 5 Best Ways to Fry an Egg (Depending on How Crispy You Like the Edges)
Brunch Fest
Whether you're a fan of crispy edges or like the whites tender and just set, there's a technique for you to try.
Apr 30, 2021
We Tried 6 Popular Methods for Braising to Get the Most Tender Beef
Skills Showdown
Here's how to guarantee you’ll end up with the type of braise that makes you the hero of your family.
Apr 13, 2021
A Tiny Trick for Making Perfectly Round Cookies Every Time
All you need is a biscuit cutter.
Mar 25, 2021
What Is Espresso Powder & How Do You Use It?
Here's everything you need to know about espresso powder — what it actually is, how to use it, and what to use if you don't have any on hand!
Mar 21, 2021
Here’s Why Pro-Bakers Keep 3 Types of Vanilla on Hand At All Times (And You Should Too!)
There’s something that truly can’t compare to the warm, sweet scent of vanilla. Beloved in everything from ice cream to cakes, a vanilla is as much a scent as it is a powerful flavor. Even in chocolate recipes, vanilla acts as a secret ingredient that makes everything taste just a little bit better. You’ll most often see vanilla extract called for in recipes, but there’s a whole world of vanilla products to explore.
Mar 17, 2021
Yes, Your Maple Syrup Can Go Bad, Here’s How to Check
The other day, a friend of ours sat down to a meal of pancakes for dinner. She poured on the maple syrup, took a bite and then realized that the inside of the syrup bottle was covered in yellowish-gray mold. So much for that comfort food dinner! When she showed us the bottle, we were stumped. Having been under the impression that maple syrup doesn’t spoil, we wanted to look in to the matter.
Mar 6, 2021
We Tried 6 Methods for Blind Baking a Pie Crust and the Winner Was a Sweet Surprise
Skills Showdown
Ahead of all the cool, creamy pies we plan to bake this spring and summer, we put 6 popular methods for binding baking pie crusts to the test.
Mar 12, 2021
Is Pink Chicken Meat Safe to Eat? The USDA Says Yes
Undercooked chicken can pose some serious health risk, but pink chicken can still be safe to eat if it reaches the right temperature. Here's what you need to know.
Mar 9, 2021
7 Tips for Making Really Great Brownies (Unlike the Disasters You Just Saw on “The Great British Bake-Off”)
If you watched the latest episode of the Great British Bake-Off this week, you saw a brownie horror show: a whole bunch of pans filled with under-baked batter and overwrought ideas.
Feb 24, 2021
We Tried 8 Methods for Popping Popcorn and the Winner Is a Delightful Throwback
Skills Showdown
Popcorn is a fun, filling snack. We put 8 methods for popping it to the test to find the very best.
Feb 19, 2021
Here's How to Use Brown Butter in Any Baking Recipe
Hint: Just add water.
Feb 18, 2021
We Tried 8 Methods for Crispy Baked Chicken Wings and Found Your Game-Day MVP
Skills Showdown
If you're missing the crispy, salty satisfaction of wings at your favorite bar, you're going to want to read this.
Feb 2, 2021
I Tried That Stasher Bag Trick for Making Popcorn in the Microwave and It Really Works
I Tried It
This is my new go-to method for making popcorn.
Jan 27, 2021
We Tried 4 Different Methods for Cooking Brown Rice — This One Is a Keeper
Skills Showdown
Think all Instant Pot methods are the same? We put four to the test and one beat out all the rest as our new favorite method!
Jan 16, 2021
What’s the Difference Between Raisins, Sultanas, and Currants?
Up your knowledge on these baking basics.
Jan 15, 2021
The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Ina’s Best-Ever Chocolate Cake
Baking Tips From The Kitchn
The recipe includes the usual suspects (flour, sugar, eggs, butter, cocoa powder), but there's one extra ingredient in both the cake and the frosting.
Jan 14, 2021
We’re Completely Mesmerized by This Technique for Poaching 30 (!!!!) Eggs at Once
It’s both extremely confusing and totally understandable why everyone seems to be talking about this video by J. Kenji López-Alt that teaches you how to poach 30 eggs at once.
Jan 13, 2021
3 Rules for Doubling Any Instant Pot Recipe
One of your most frequently asked Instant Pot recipe questions, answered!
Jan 13, 2021
All About Mother of Vinegar, That Slime In Your Vinegar
That weird stuff in your vinegar bottle isn't harmful — and it can actually help you make more vinegar!
Jan 9, 2021
How to Activate and Proof Yeast For Basic Bread Baking
If you've never worked with yeast before or, like me, haven't been successful in proofing your yeast, here's everything you need to know about getting started with dry yeast.
Jan 8, 2021
8 Things Your Air Fryer Manual Won't Tell You, but You Need to Know
Its a surprisingly versatile machine!
Jan 7, 2021
We Tried 5 Methods for Softening Brown Sugar and the Winner was Shockingly Simple
Skills Showdown
The winner comes from a professional pastry chef, so you know it works!
Dec 22, 2020
We Tried 6 Methods for Icing Sugar Cookies and Found a Fun New Trick for Beginners
Skills Showdown
Consistency is key to beautiful cookies!
Dec 21, 2020
This Unexpected Office Essential Makes Cookie Decorating So Much Easier
You probably already have it.
Dec 17, 2020
We Softened Butter 7 Different Ways and Found an Unexpected Favorite
Skills Showdown
Which one gets it to the perfect cookie-making consistency?
Dec 15, 2020
A Quick Guide to Ingredient Substitutions
We’ve all faced ingredient conundrums and last-minute shortages in the kitchen. Oh no! Out of eggs! No heavy cream! Need a buttermilk substitute! Thankfully, there are a few tried-and-true substitutions you can turn to in a pinch. These can also be helpful if you’re trying to modify a recipe out of dietary necessity (shifting it to be dairy or gluten-free, for example). This guide will help get you started.
Dec 10, 2020
We Tested 8 Methods for Searing Meat — And the Winner Was a Shocker
Skills Showdown
Can you save cooking and cleanup time with a new technique? We investigate.
Dec 12, 2020
Is Cooking with Cast Iron Actually Healthier?
We’re often told that cast iron cooking has health benefits — but is this really true? Here’s what science says.
Dec 9, 2020
The Transformative Power of Braising Vegetables
Braising Week
The vegetable kingdom offers so much more diversity than the animal kingdom — and once you get the technique down, there's no end to what you can create.
Dec 8, 2020
Braising Is a Balm for the Burnt-Out Cook
This unforgiving year has robbed a lot of us of a lot of what makes us feel good. But to gather your people around a meal cooked in a single pot is a wintry pleasure that I will not be denied.
Dec 7, 2020
This Fancy French Technique Will Give You the Flakiest Pie Dough
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
But it is incredibly easy and doesn't require any fancy tools.
Nov 17, 2020
The Best Pie Crust Decoration Is Also the Easiest
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
Never waste those precious pie scraps again!
Nov 16, 2020
8 Small Ways to Make Roasted Vegetables Taste Even Better
Tiny upgrades, big results.
Nov 10, 2020
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 29, 2020
How to Be a Cook Who Is a Pro at Pasta and Noodles
Kitchn Cooking School
There's a whole world of delicious (and approachable!) techniques and ingredients out there.
Oct 21, 2020
How a Pan of Sugar Can Help Test Your Oven for Hot Spots
Plus, a great way to use the sugar when you're done!
Oct 20, 2020
The Best Way to Steam Is Doing Like the French: Cooking en Papillote
Kitchn Cooking School
Think: perfectly tender asparagus and piles of fresh mussels.
Oct 16, 2020
The Best Way to Make Any Vegetable Delicious
Kitchn Cooking School
Stop, chop, and roast. Never be stumped by a vegetable again!
Oct 14, 2020
What to Store in Your Refrigerator Humidity Drawers
Organizing Tips from The Kitchn
They actually DO serve a purpose! You just need to know how to put them to work.
Oct 2, 2020
We Tried 4 Methods for Toasting Nuts and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
There was also one method that pleasantly surprised us.
Sep 29, 2020
The One Ingredient You’re Not Adding to Pie Crust (but You Really Should)
Tips from The Kitchn
What baking powder does for biscuits, it can also do for pie.
Sep 22, 2020
Our Mostly Frequently Asked Brisket Questions, Answered
Rosh Hashanah
We interviewed a chef and a grandmother to get a brisket walk-through.
Sep 17, 2020
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Roasting Brussels Sprouts
Some of these are more common than you think.
Sep 11, 2020
What’s the Difference Between All-Purpose Flour and Bread Flour?
Professional bakeries are packed full of flour varieties — whole-wheat, rye, spelt, and more — but most grocers sell a smaller variety of all-purpose, self-rising, and bread flours. If all-purpose flour, as its name suggests, is good enough for most baking projects, then why do many bread, pizza dough, and even some cookie recipes call for bread flour?
Sep 10, 2020
What Is 00 Flour — Pizza and Pasta Flour
Obviously, pizza.
Sep 8, 2020
We Tried 6 Popular Methods for Better Burger Patties and the Winner Was a Complete Surprise
Skills Showdown
The winner truly makes a tastier burger on the grill or in a skillet!
Sep 3, 2020
Air Frying Fruit Is the 5-Minute Trick to the Easiest Dessert
Turn your apples into APPLE PIE with just three ingredients.
Sep 1, 2020
10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know You Could Pickle
Yes, you can pickle that!
Aug 29, 2020
The One Surprising Thing You Should Never, Ever Freeze
It's also one of the more expensive ingredients in your kitchen.
Aug 17, 2020
Tempering Spices Is the Most Important Lesson in South Indian Cooking
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
This step-by-step guide will show you how it's done.
Jul 28, 2020
This Small but Brilliant Tip Makes Grilled Vegetables Even Better
It's the key to flavorful, perfectly charred summer veggies.
Jul 27, 2020
Here's the Difference Between Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, and Cream of Coconut
First things first: They're not always interchangeable!
Jul 22, 2020
What Is the Difference Between Rice Flour and Sweet Rice Flour?
Here's why you should keep both on hand.
Jul 20, 2020
10 Grilled Veggies to Pair with Anything You’re Cooking
Exactly what to eat next to your burgers, dogs, and more all grilling season long.
Jul 16, 2020
Here’s How to Get Crinkly Chocolate Chip Cookies (Without All That Pan-Banging)
Get that same texture from *any* cookie recipe without the clatter or rigorous cookie manipulation.
Jul 15, 2020
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Vegetables
For better grilled veggies, avoid these missteps.
Jul 14, 2020