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?
3 Ways to Soften Butter Quickly and EasilySkills
Forgot to plan ahead? No problem.
Looking to Step Up Your Pasta Game? You May Be Missing One ThingSkills
The perfect addition to tonight’s dinner!
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.
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.
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
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 4, 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
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 22, 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 Are Butter Boards and Why Are They Amazing?Skills
A board covered in flavorful butter? Yes, please!
Sep 20, 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
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
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
Need a Butter Substitute for Baking? Here Are 3 Easy SwapsSkills
Oils, applesauce, and yogurt will all work in a pinch.
Aug 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.
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
What’s the Difference Between Mozzarella and Burrata?Skills
Fresh mozzarella and burrata are two types of semi-soft Italian cheeses. They’re both creamy, white, and utterly delicious. With just a quick glance, these cheeses look similar, but they are different in all the best ways. Fresh mozzarella cheese is made from cow’s or water buffalo’s milk with a firm but elastic texture. You can slice and it will hold its shape.
Jun 10, 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
I Tested 8 Buttermilk Substitutes and I've Been Doing It All WrongSkills
My go-to sub was beaten out by a surprising choice.
Apr 26, 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
The Butter Wrapper Trick You’ll Wish You Had Known Years Ago
I Tried It
Bonus: It cuts down on waste!
Mar 15, 2021
Neufchâtel & Cream Cheese: What’s the Difference?Skills
They're always right next to each other at the store, in nearly identical packaging. Here's the real difference between these creamy cheeses.
Mar 2, 2021
How McDonald's Cheeseburgers Helped Me Fall Back in Love with Cooking
Personal Essay
It all started with a tip from Chrissy Teigen.
Feb 26, 2021
Here's How to Use Brown Butter in Any Baking Recipe
Hint: Just add water.
Feb 18, 2021
A Brilliant Tip for Softening Butter in 2 Minutes or LessSkills
No more buttery messes in your microwave!
Feb 12, 2021
You’ve Been Grating Cheese Wrong Your Entire LifeSkills
Sorry to be the one to have to tell you.
Dec 19, 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
Marshmallows Will Give You Whipped Cream That Lasts Days Skills
Because who wants to whip out the mixer after a few glasses of holiday wine?
Nov 24, 2020
Make Mongers of the Kids: My Picks to Help Introduce Children to Fine CheeseSkills
I don’t have kids. But I’m an aunt. And the other day, I decided to involve my twin niece and nephew in a tasting designed to gauge their openness to so-called grownup cheeses. Because while I can’t blame my busy sister for feeding her kids quesadillas with pre-shredded cheese, I’ve always wondered if she doesn’t give their palates enough credit.Here, the results on how various cheeses fared, plus other ideas for gateway cheeses to feed the kiddies.
Sep 30, 2020
The 3-Cheese Formula for Better Homemade PizzaSkills
You really can't have too much of a good thing.
Sep 8, 2020
4 Things We Learned About Butter from Julia ChildSkills
It’s hard to deny just how much Julia Child taught us about cooking. Thanks to Julia, we know how to make perfect poached eggs, whip up mayonnaise by hand, and avert serious kitchen disasters. But perhaps one of the most valuable things she instilled in us is her appreciation for butter — and lots of it. Butter played a role in practically all of her cooking — especially in many of her most famous recipes.
Aug 27, 2020
Does Butter Really Need to Be Refrigerated?Skills
We're all wondering.
Aug 22, 2020
Does Peanut Butter Go Bad? Here’s What You Need to Know.Skills
Plus how to spot funky PB!
Aug 21, 2020
The Real Difference Between Sour Cream and Crème FraîcheSkills
Plus when to use which for what!
Aug 7, 2020
Finally! Here Is What All the Sides of Your Box Grater Are For.Skills
Even that crazy prickly side!
Jul 29, 2020
Here's the Difference Between Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, and Cream of CoconutSkills
First things first: They're not always interchangeable!
Jul 22, 2020
Buttermilk Powder Is a Superhero Ingredient of SummerSkills
Plus it doesn't take up extra fridge space.
Jul 10, 2020
The $2 Pantry Ingredient That Can Transform Any Fruit into Dessert
Taste Makers
You might already have it in your pantry.
Jun 16, 2020
Yes, You Can Freeze Milk. Here’s What You Need to Know.Skills
This goes for all types of milk.
May 11, 2020
Why a Snack Board Is Actually What Moms Want for Mother’s DaySkills
Make snack boards a no-cleanup meal!
May 8, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Substituting Butter for Oil in Cooking
Swaps and Substitutions
Yes, you can totally pan-fry and more with butter.
Apr 29, 2020
This Simple Trick Is the Secret to Foolproof Cacio e PepeSkills
Making such a basic pasta seems like it should be easy, but there’s a lot that can go wrong.
Feb 22, 2020
What Is Brown Butter and Why You Should Be Using It in EverythingSkills
Here's everything you need to know — including how to sub it for regular butter in recipes.
Feb 19, 2020
How to get Maximum Butter on Your Popcorn (with Minimal Sogginess)Skills
I have spent years perfecting this method.
Feb 3, 2020