What's the Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata?Skills
We break down the differences and which cheese to use when.
The Best Cheese for Restaurant-Quality Pizza at HomeSkills
Never make a subpar pizza at home again.
The Best Ways to Reheat Leftover PizzaSkills
No soggy crusts here!
My Surprising One-Ingredient Party Trick for Serving Goat CheeseSkills
It's probably hiding in your pantry!
The Correct Way to Slice BrieSkills
Are you doing it wrong?
Can You Freeze Sour Cream? Here's What You Need to KnowSkills
You'll want to make sure to get it right.
Here's the Difference Between Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, and Cream of CoconutSkills
First things first: They're not always interchangeable!
Heavy Cream, Whipping Cream, Half & Half, and Light Cream: What’s the Difference?Skills
There's a daunting number of cardboard pints and quarts of different cream varieties at the grocery store. Which is which?
May 15, 2023
3 Ways to Soften Butter Quickly and EasilySkills
Forgot to plan ahead? No problem.
May 4, 2023
Looking to Step Up Your Pasta Game? You May Be Missing One ThingSkills
The perfect addition to tonight’s dinner!
Mar 16, 2023
If You’re Using a Stand Mixer to Make Whipped Cream, You’re Doing It WrongSkills
We stumbled upon a mess-free method for making creamier, richer, and more stable whipped cream.
Feb 27, 2023
Rosie Mayes’ Top 4 Tips for Making the Perfect Baked Mac and CheeseSkills
Tip 1: Don't overcook your pasta!
Feb 24, 2023
You Can (and Should) Eat Your Parmesan Rinds — Just Do This One Thing FirstSkills
Turns out a rind has so much more potential than flavoring soups and sauces.
Jan 24, 2023
I Tried This Easy Milkshake Upgrade and It Was Like Glorious Bananas Foster in a GlassSkills
For those who love bananas Foster, you're in for a treat.
Jan 6, 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 Is Butterscotch, and How Is It Different from Caramel and Toffee?Skills
It's amazing in blondies, traditional haystack cookies, and so much more.
Dec 12, 2022
Melted, Cold, Room-Temperature: Here’s How Butter Temperature Affects CookiesSkills
Butter brings the flavor, but here's how it can bring crunch, chew, and more.
Dec 1, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Butter and Margarine?Skills
Take a walk down the dairy aisle and you’ll notice an ever-growing selection of butter and margarine. Most people have strong opinions about which one they prefer. But do you really know the difference between butter and margarine? While used for many of the same purposes, butter and margarine are two very different products. The primary factor that sets them apart is what they’re made from, and thus the types of fats they contain.
Dec 3, 2022
5 Tasty Ways to Use Leftover Whipped CreamSkills
Leftover whipped cream. It happens from time to time. Not a lot, but every now again. And let’s be honest, it’s not exactly the worst problem to have. Last week I talked about my new favorite (and super easy!) way to make whipped cream using just a mason jar. My excitement for this mind blowing trick got the best of me and it wasn’t long before I had more whipped cream than I knew what do to with. Like, a lot more.
Dec 2, 2022
Powdered Cheddar Cheese Is Going to Change How You Make Mac and CheeseSkills
The cheesiest solution comes from the pantry.
Dec 1, 2022
This Simple Butter Tip Will Make Your Thanksgiving So Much BetterSkills
Doing this will give you better sauces, desserts, and more.
Nov 22, 2022
Martha Stewart’s Hack for Making Your Own Cheesecloth Uses an Item You Already Have in Your HouseSkills
In case you forget the cheesecloth again this year!
Nov 15, 2022
The Surprising Pantry Item That Makes It Easier to Clean Your Cheese GraterSkills
You don't have to deal with a sticky cheese grater!
Nov 11, 2022
This Super-Easy Hack Will Make Grating Cheese Less Messy and Much EasierSkills
The perfect hack for the holidays!
Nov 10, 2022
9 Essential Cheeses to Cover All Your Snacking, Cooking, and Entertaining NeedsSkills
Stock your fridge with these cheesemonger-approved picks.
Nov 10, 2022
5 Smart Ways You Could Be Using Kefir in Your CookingSkills
Tangy kefir is like a pourable, drinkable version of yogurt. It’s praised for containing good-for-you probiotics that aid in healthy digestion. While kefir makes for a delicious beverage all on its own, there are a lot of other smart ways you can put this fermented drink to work in the kitchen. This fermented dairy drink is similar to yogurt and buttermilk, and makes an ideal stand-in for both.
Nov 9, 2022
Need a Butter Substitute for Baking? Here Are 3 Easy SwapsSkills
Oils, applesauce, and yogurt will all work in a pinch.
Nov 1, 2022
Salted vs. Unsalted Butter: Which One Should I Use?Skills
They're not always interchangeable.
Oct 26, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Milk PasteurizationSkills
We have all the details on regular pasteurization, ultra pasteurization, and shelf-stable milk.
Oct 17, 2022
I Tried This Viral Hack for Softening Butter in a Hurry. Here’s How It Went.Skills
Is this another go-to method for softening butter quickly?
Oct 5, 2022
What’s the Difference Between Condensed and Evaporated Milk?Skills
Until recently I was constantly confusing evaporated and condensed milk — especially at the grocery store when trying to remember which one a recipe called for. It didn’t help that the cans look nearly identical. The differences are small, but they can have a big impact on your finished dish. The main differences between evaporated milk and condensed milk are sweetness and consistency.
Sep 22, 2022
What Are Butter Boards and Why Are They Amazing?Skills
A board covered in flavorful butter? Yes, please!
Sep 20, 2022
What’s the Difference? Clotted Cream, Devonshire Cream, Double Cream … Plus DIY RecipesSkills
From breakfast ideas to vacation tips to seasonal strawberry treats, we’ve had scones on the brain in recent weeks. As any cream tea enthusiast will tell you, scones are best served with a spoonful of rich cream – but is that clotted cream, Devonshire cream, or double cream? Read on for an explanation, in addition to some recipes and substitutes if you don’t have access to the real thing.
Sep 20, 2022
How to Make a Half-and-Half Substitute, With 4 Easy OptionsSkills
I always have milk in the refrigerator, and more often than not, I also have cream in the fridge or freezer. But half-and-half? Never. Since I don’t drink coffee on a regular basis, I grudgingly buy half-and-half when a recipe calls for it — usually quiche or ice cream, which I only make once or twice a year. There are other uses for half-and-half other than coffee. If you need it more often, you can actually make a half-and-half substitute out of dairy you probably have at home.
Sep 17, 2022
What Is Half-and-Half?Skills
Half-and-half sits quietly next to regular milk and cream in the dairy section, a constant presence that doesn’t seem to be as widely used as its neighbors. Is there something special about it, and how do you use it besides in morning coffee? Half-and-half, also known as half cream in the United Kingdom, is a simple blend of equal parts whole milk and light cream. It averages 10 to 12% fat, which is more than milk but less than light cream.
Sep 16, 2022
Yes, You Can Freeze Milk. Here’s What You Need to Know.Skills
This goes for all types of milk.
Sep 16, 2022
What’s the Difference Between European and American Butter?Skills
Have you noticed the butter options in your dairy aisle expanding? A few short years ago you’d be hard-pressed to find anything but unsalted and salted butter. Perhaps it’s a result of our changing relationship with fat (we’re back to liking it, it seems), or maybe the demand for more flavor found its way to the ears of the dairy industry — either way, the contents of the butter section have expanded.
Sep 7, 2022
Spice Up Your Cheese Boards This Fall with This Simple Trick from Giada De LaurentiisSkills
All you need is just a spoonful of this beloved ingredient.
Sep 3, 2022
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Making No-Bake CheesecakeSkills
Don't rush the chill, friends.
Sep 3, 2022
8 Ways to Make Any Soup CreamierSkills
Sometimes in the middle of making a soup, I decide that creamy is what I crave. Yes, definitely. A creamy, spoon-clinging soup to savor slurp by slurp while I catch up with my Netflix queue. It’s time to travel off-recipe into improvisation territory: creamy soup or bust! As I discovered, there are ways to thicken soups and one of them is by using pantry staples like flour or ground nuts.
Aug 27, 2022
Here’s How to Substitute Yogurt for Sour CreamSkills
Need sour cream for a recipe and only have yogurt on hand? Or perhaps you’re looking for a healthier alternative to sour cream and have been wondering if yogurt can do the trick. Sour cream and yoghurt are generally great substitutes for one another. Here’s how to do it, with a few tips for the best results. When substituting sour cream for plain yogurt, or vice versa, it’s quite easy: the basic rule of thumb is that you can just use the same amount.
Aug 25, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid with Canned Coconut MilkSkills
It could greatly affect the outcome of the dish.
Aug 21, 2022
Does Butter Really Need to Be Refrigerated?Skills
We're all wondering.
Aug 19, 2022
What Is Queso Fresco?Skills
Queso fresco may rival goat cheese, feta, and ricotta as one of the best cheeses to have on hand during hot summer months, when lighter, fresh cheeses make the best accompaniment to grilled food and summer vegetables. Here’s what you need to know about this versatile cheese.Queso Fresco is a soft, fresh Mexican cheese traditionally made from raw cow milk or a combination of cow and goat milk. In the U.S., pasteurized versions are the most common.
Aug 11, 2022
What’s The Difference Between Regular and Greek Yogurt?Skills
The options in the yogurt aisle at the grocery store have increased greatly over the years, with Greek yogurt taking up just as much space on the shelves as the regular stuff. What’s the difference between Greek and regular yogurt? It comes down to straining: Greek yogurt is regular yogurt with the bulk of its the liquid components removed, a process that make Greek yogurt thicker and gives Greek yogurt more protein and fat per serving than regular yogurt. So which one should you buy?
Aug 9, 2022
The Real Difference Between Sour Cream and Crème FraîcheSkills
Plus when to use which for what!
Jul 11, 2022
Peanut Butter Jar Almost Empty? Here Are 3 Delicious Things You Can Do with It.Skills
Don't let one bit go to waste with these easy recipe ideas.
Jun 16, 2022
Does Butter Go Bad? Yes — Here’s How to Tell.Skills
Butter does go bad, but with proper storage you can extend its life for days, weeks, and even months.
Jun 14, 2022
This Super-Simple Hack Makes Shredding Mozzarella the Easiest It’s Ever BeenSkills
This method makes so much sense.
Jun 2, 2022
Cook’s Tip: Always Keep Feta Cheese In Your RefrigeratorSkills
One cheese I always try to keep in the refrigerator is feta, and the most important reason for this is taste. Feta is a complex cheese that manages to be rich and creamy but also tangy and bright. It has much more character than other creamy cheeses, so on taste alone it wins my heart. But there is one other reason why feta should have a permanent place on your refrigerator’s shelves: how long it lasts! Feta can last up to several months if well-wrapped or submerged in a brine.
May 11, 2022
Sur La Table: Serious Culinary Tools for Serious CooksSkills
Sur La Table, French for On the table, first opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1972, selling gourmet cooking paraphernalia. 42 years later the store is as active as ever, with over 100 retail locations around the country and an impressive online store. With the high quality of brands and merchandise, and their emphasis on cooking classes and special events, Sur La Table remains a great place to browse for high-end tools and cookware.
May 11, 2022
Making Cheese at Home: A Round-up of Cheese-Making KitsSkills
Making cheese at home is something that we’ve been wanting to try for years. Now that we’ve gotten our feet wet with homemade paneer, we think we’re finally ready to take the plunge. Who wants to join us?!Click through for a round-up of the cheese-making kits we’ve been shopping…We’re thinking that mozzarella is the place to start. If all goes well, we can always work our way up to harder cheeses!
May 11, 2022
I Tested 8 Buttermilk Substitutes and I've Been Doing It All WrongSkills
My go-to sub was beaten out by a surprising choice.
May 2, 2022
We Tried 7 Ways to Make a Grilled Cheese and the Winner Was Abundantly ClearSkills
If you think you make the best grilled cheese, think again!
Apr 16, 2022
Here’s How to Easily Tell If Your Butter Is at Room TemperatureSkills
It's easier than you think!
Apr 11, 2022
This Burrata Hack Will Revolutionize Your at-Home Brunch RoutineSkills
The perfect sub-in for those times you're in a crunch.
Apr 8, 2022
16 Different Types of Butter and How to Use ThemSkills
There's more to butter than just "salted" and "unsalted." Here's what you need to know.
Mar 13, 2022
This Tip for Reheating Mac and Cheese Is a True Game-ChangerSkills
You can officially say bye-bye to crumbly and dry leftover mac and cheese.
Feb 2, 2022
This Brilliant Butter-Softening Hack Will Change the Way You BakeSkills
No more melted mess in the microwave.
Dec 29, 2021
The Best Ways to Make Whipped Cream Ahead of Time (Up to 48 Hours!)Skills
Stabilize your whipped cream with one of these pantry and fridge staples.
Nov 20, 2021
We Tried 7 Ways to Make Whipped CreamSkills
We found several great ways to make fluffy whipped cream ... and one method for splattering it everywhere.
Nov 19, 2021
This Hack for Storing Cheese Straws Will Be Your New Go-ToSkills
You'll wonder why you didn't do this sooner.
Oct 18, 2021
How to get Maximum Butter on Your Popcorn (with Minimal Sogginess)Skills
I have spent years perfecting this method.
Jun 30, 2021
The Butter Wrapper Trick You’ll Wish You Had Known Years Ago
I Tried It
Bonus: It cuts down on waste!
Mar 15, 2021