Dish Types In Skills
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These 6 Tips Will Make Your Sugar Cookies So Much Better
Expert baker Jerrelle Guy shares her secrets.
Dec 12, 2021
How To Prep All of Your Holiday Cookies in Just 2 Hours
Power Hour Meal Prep
Every cookie you'll need to celebrate the season and to send across the country.
Nov 17, 2021
Braid Challah Like a Pro with This Step-by-Step Guide
Shannon Sharna explains how to braid challah bread in four different styles.
Nov 22, 2021
These Bomb Cups Are the Only Way You Should Be Making Hot Chocolate This Season
Dipping and handling included.
Nov 19, 2021
The Laziest Way to Make Croutons Also Happens to Be the Best Way
It’s the easiest way to get flavor into *all* the nooks and crannies.
Oct 27, 2021
Try This Handy Tip the Next Time You’re Decorating Cupcakes
The key to perfectly flat frosting.
Oct 6, 2021
PSA: Use Bacon Grease to Make the Best Vinaigrette
Grandma did it, and so should you.
Sep 10, 2021
Don’t Serve a Soggy Salad — Try This Simple Trick to Keep It Crisp
Courtesy of Daphne Oz's grandmother.
Sep 6, 2021
The Low-Alcohol Drink I Can’t Get Enough Of (and No, It’s Not Spiked Seltzer)
It's wine's easygoing, effervescent cousin.
Aug 27, 2021
For the Best Iced Coffee, Take a Tip From the Bar
Its the easiest and most delicious way to shake up your morning routine.
Aug 26, 2021
These Old-School Ice Cream Sandwiches Are Exactly What We Want This Summer
They're the ultimate nostalgic treat.
Aug 14, 2021
A Simple Trick for Making Picture-Perfect Loaf Cakes and Quick Breads
Get that professional-looking split top.
Aug 10, 2021
The Old-School Technique That Makes Brownies Infinitely Better
It's called rapping, and it's a serious game-changer.
Aug 5, 2021
The Absolute Best Crust for Ice Cream Pie Is Obvious (and I Bet You’re Not Using It)
When it comes to pies, it’s hard to beat a crumb crust. Grind up some graham crackers or cookiesJust a TasteThe Secret Ingredient CookbookIt was one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments. So simple. So obvious. So smart! Naturally, she used this easy crust as the base for an ice cream pie and naturally, I immediately left for the grocery store to pick up what I needed to try it at home.
Jul 22, 2021
An Italian Chef Taught Me the Surprising Secret to Keeping Pesto Green
No blanching required.
Jul 18, 2021
How to Do Salad for Dinner Like They Do in Paris
Here are a few tips we're borrowing from the French for taking salad out of side-dish territory and making it the main event.
Jul 13, 2021
How to get Maximum Butter on Your Popcorn (with Minimal Sogginess)
I have spent years perfecting this method.
Jun 30, 2021
Making Fluffy Mashed Potatoes? Don’t Peel Before Boiling.
Peeling is actually easier afterward: We'll show you how.
Jun 28, 2021
Can You Bake Cookies in an Air Fryer? Yes! Here’s How.
This is the month when all I crave are warm, freshly baked cookies on repeat.
Jun 25, 2021
The One Thing Pizza Pros Want You to Stop Doing
Your pizza will taste better AND you'll save money. Win-win!
Jun 25, 2021
We Tried 6 Methods for Mashed Potatoes and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Battle
We looked at texture, taste, ease, and time to find the method mostly likely to lead to success.
Jun 21, 2021
This Small but Brilliant Tip Makes Pasta Salad So Much Better
It's the difference between a boring pasta salad and an exceptional one.
Jun 20, 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 Easy Trick Will Make Your Boxed Pancakes So Much Better
You could say that we cracked the code.
Jun 11, 2021
I Tried 6 Methods for Cooking Pancakes and I Have a New Forever Favorite
Skills Showdown
My sister-in-law was right!
Jun 4, 2021
The Newbie Guide to Brewing a Better Cup of Coffee
Want to really master coffee at home? Start here.
May 11, 2021
This Old School Tip Makes Better Looking Blueberry Muffins
You'll get berries in every bite.
May 11, 2021
The Secret to Fluffy Diner-Style Eggs Is Actually a Coffee Tool
How my 11-year old discovered that our coffee frother was the secret to soft, fluffy eggs.
May 12, 2021
The Slow Cooker Stew Mistake You’re Probably Making — And How to Fix It
This gets the beef extra tender without letting the veggies fall apart.
May 11, 2021
The One Thing You Should Do for Clearer Stock
It's 100% worth the extra work.
Mar 28, 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 5, 2021
What Is Mirin?
Keep this flavorful ingredient on hand for more than teriyaki and miso soup.
Mar 12, 2021
The Pantry Ingredient That Makes Homemade Ranch Taste Like Your Favorite Bottled Dressing
It made me an advocate for homemade dressings once again.
Mar 12, 2021
The Secret to Better Salad Dressing Can Be Found in the Baking Aisle
It might seem surprising, but it really makes sense!
Mar 4, 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 25, 2021
Jacques Pépin’s One-Ingredient Trick for Thicker Soup
It's pantry-friendly, too.
Feb 11, 2021
What’s the Difference? Ale vs. Lager Beers
While almost all beers are made from the same base ingredients, they aren't all the same. Here's what you need to know about the differences between these two classic beer styles.
Jan 26, 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
Can You Really Make Crystal-Clear Ice Cubes With Boiling Water?
Whether you have a built-in ice maker in the freezer or you make ice cubes the old fashioned way, you’ve probably noticed that your ice cubes appear cloudy and opaque. But, go to a restaurant or fancy cocktail bar and you’re likely to find crystal-clear cubes sitting on the bottom of the glass. Ever wonder how that happens? Well, there could be an easy way to get super crystal-clear ice at home. The ice that comes out of your freezer is usually milky-colored, not clear. Why?
Dec 31, 2020
5 Tips That Will Help You Make a Perfect Souffle Every Time
Many folks are scared of soufflé. And I get it. You hear stories all the time about a soufflé collapsing or simply not rising in the first place. If you’ve never seen anyone else make a soufflé, it can seem a little daunting to tackle the task from a simple recipe. But really, truly I am here to tell you that it’s absolutely do-able. Not only is it do-able, it’s something you can easily master on an average old weeknight.
Dec 31, 2020
Cocktail Conundrums: How Much Is Actually In a Dash?
Like any cocktail enthusiast worth her margarita’s salt, I know the difference bitters make in drinks. In fact, my home bar is stocked with 14 different varieties, including a citrus trio I made myself. Despite my ardor for the botanical-laced infusions, I’ve often wondered if I’m measuring them correctly into my cocktails, because, what the heck is a dash, anyway? To figure this out, I set up a very scientific experiment in my kitchen.
Dec 31, 2020
What Makes Espresso Different from Brewed Coffee?
Up until the last few years — when pour-over coffee started garnering cult status in the specialty coffee world, making filter coffee cool again — espresso had often been deemed by many as the “best” way to drink coffee. When it was introduced in the United States, a country where we had become used to drinking drip coffee, it was an entirely new way to experience coffee.
Dec 31, 2020
I Mailed 12-Dozen Cookies Across the Country and Here’s How It Went
Just one broken snowflake and a cracked Mandelbrot!
Dec 4, 2020
This Is the Absolute Best Way to Reheat Pancakes
Hint: It is sitting right on your counter.
Dec 3, 2020
Sorghum Syrup Is the Flavorful Upgrade Your Fall Cocktails Need
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
It's earthy, sweet, and perfect for taking your fall cocktails to the next level.
Nov 16, 2020
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Sugar Cookies
Whether you make beautiful cut-outs, dust them with colored sugar, or sandwich them with buttercream or Nutella, sugar cookies are a holiday staple! Before you whip up your next batch of sugar cookies, be sure you’re not making one of these five common mistakes. Get a recipe: 18 Cookie Recipes for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange We’ve all been there — wanting to make cookies yet forgetting to take the butter out of the refrigerator to soften.
Oct 29, 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 8, 2020
The Secret Is in the Sauce: How to Make an Irresistible Homemade Sauce in 5 Step
Kitchn Cooking School
Do not waste that dirty pan!
Oct 8, 2020
5 Essential Tips for How to Make Stock from Scratch (It's Worth It!)
Kitchn Cooking School
Stock is one of the kitchen's greatest magic tricks. Here are the five rules to this magic.
Oct 8, 2020
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Nachos
What’s not to love about nachos? Crunchy chips, savory meat and beans, fresh toppings like salsa and guacamole, and of course, smothering it all with a thick layer of melted cheese. This party food is shareable, easy customizable to your personal tastes, and just so hard to turn down. While it’s not a hard dish to put together, there are a few things to avoid when nacho building so that your homemade nachos are constructed perfectly.
Oct 23, 2020
Here’s Why You Should Never Throw Out Potato Peels
This plate is stacked high with crispy, chewy snacks that fall somewhere between potato chips and French fries — and it's all because I didn't throw out my potato scraps.
Oct 20, 2020
This All-Purpose Vinaigrette Formula Will Be Your Go-To
Kitchn Cooking School
Learn how to make even a simple pile of greens sing.
Oct 8, 2020
12 One-Ingredient Ways to Jazz Up Plain Yogurt
A cup of yogurt is always an easy choice for a quick breakfast or snack, but after a while it can lose its sparkle.
Oct 16, 2020
3 Smart Ways to Upgrade Pumpkin Seeds
They're so good, you may just have to buy more pumpkins.
Oct 13, 2020
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Packing & Shipping Cookies
So they arrive perfect and pristine (until they're devoured).
Oct 7, 2020
What’s the Difference? Light Rye, Dark Rye, Pumpernickel, and Marbled
As bread bakers, the differences between these four breads has been a real source of confusion for us. They often seem to be used interchangeably in restaurants, bakeries, and even some cookbooks. It’s quite distressing to expect one kind of bread and wind up with something completely different, we think! So is there a difference?We would argue that, yes, there is definitely a difference. Or at least there should be!
Oct 7, 2020
Dessert is Optional. (But We Do Love It!)
There’s something exciting about dessert in our house — shocking, even. Dessert rarely appears at the table, even though we have no specific rules about sweets. Every now and then one of the children will make a request — usually cookies, a love they inherited from their dad — or I’ll feel nostalgic for something like cobbler, vinegar pie, or homemade Magic Shell over ice cream. Dessert is not a required course and we definitely don’t need it to survive.
Sep 30, 2020
How MasterChef Junior Taught My Kid to Love Soft Boiled Eggs
Some seven-year-olds are fickle. I am parenting my third seven-year-old, and he can be a little picky. For a long time, he has enjoyed two regular breakfasts: cheese toast or peanut butter on bananas. He will also eat pancakes, waffles, the occasional chicken biscuit and toad in a hole. Those breakfasts are just fine, but variety is good. MasterChef Junior has him inspired to try new things, and I love it.
Sep 30, 2020
Get Them While You Can: The Pleasure of Leftovers for Breakfast
oeufs durs mayonnaisen’est-ce pas Worse — they are acutely aware what a cardboard box in the fridge means: Fancy leftovers! What could it be? Ratatouille from a favorite local chef? Pad Thai from that chic Thai bistro down the street? Maybe half of a perfectly prepared, rare filet mignon! If I want my leftovers, I have to eat them early. I can take almost any half eaten dish, sauté it in a pan, throw in a handful of microgreens, and crack an egg over the top.
Sep 30, 2020
Water with Meals: A Page From My European Husband’s Book
When I was a child, our parents made us drink orange juice with breakfast and a cup of milk with our evening meal. I hated milk then and, as an adult, I really don’t love it, unless it’s accompanied by a stack of Oreo cookies. Most of my friends drank milk with supper, while our parents drank water or, occasionally, iced tea. My husband, who grew up in the United States, the child of two Europeans, was accustomed to water on the table, and our family has adopted this habit.
Sep 30, 2020
How I Make Peeling (and Cleaning) Pumpkin a Little Easier
Sure, it’s a cliche. But when October rolls around, I want pumpkin. No, not the flavor of pumpkin spice, but actual pumpkin. I love pumpkin soup, pumpkin chili, even pumpkin muffins, and it seems more festive to buy a fresh one than pick up a few cans of purée. But peeling pumpkin is a pain, or it was until I learned a few tricks. Sadly, I know of no better way to remove the seeds than to just dig in to the slimy insides with my bare hands.
Sep 30, 2020
5 Mom-Tested, Kid-Approved Snacks: 5 Good Choices that Actually Taste Good
Snacks get a bad rap, but this year I have managed to fill my pantry with an arsenal of good choices. As my kids geared up for back to school over the fall my snack mission was find treats that were easy, health conscious, actually taste good, and make my kids feel like I am spoiling them. This was no easy task. We’ve been back to school for a few months now and packing snacks can get to be a real pain. I’m a packer — a lunch and snack packer.
Sep 30, 2020
Five Reasons I Drink Decaf Coffee Now That I’m a Mother
I used to be a caffeine junkie. Any lull in my day called for a cup of coffee (or three). I once felt actual rage at a friend’s island house, far from a grocery store or coffee shop, because the only available caffeine was in the form of a full sugar soda, and I couldn’t handle the sugar. I was near tears in a restaurant with my children when I realized the only diet soda they served was also caffeine free. And by “near tears,” I mean that I wanted to kill someone.
Sep 30, 2020
7 Snack Stations and Setup Ideas For Organizing Snacks at Home
How do you store snacks at home? Do you have a system to keep them organized and easily accessible for your kids? Or is it more of a free-for-all in the pantry? If you’re in need of inspiration for how best to wrangle snack packs and treats, take a cue from these snack stations and setups! Tell us: what are your snack storage secrets?
Sep 30, 2020
Why I Cook a Big Mess of Greens on Monday Morning
I’m a grown-up. Usually, I don’t have trouble eating my veggies, including the necessary dark, leafy greens. I actually love them. It took me a while, but I do. I like them so much, I eat them for breakfast almost every day, even in restaurants, if at all possible. I make a mess of greens on Monday morning to make it easy to get a jump start on my veggie intake all week long. The greens — kale, collards, chard, or whatever else is in the market — are prepared with care.
Sep 30, 2020
Why I Drink Green Hot Chocolate for Breakfast
I’ve been drinking bright green hot chocolate in the morning. This is, after all, the holiday season, where I could probably go to a party every single night, so I like to start the day right. I am an admitted jumper of bandwagons and this year, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon of spirulina and liquid chlorophyll. Why not mix them with chocolate?
Sep 30, 2020
Watch What Happens When American Kids Try International Breakfasts
Think about what you ate for breakfast as a kid. If you grew up in the U.S., chances are you were eating cereal, toast, eggs, muffins, or something similar. What happens when you give American kids traditional breakfasts from countries like Korea, Finland, Poland, and Vietnam? Not only will you get a lot of questions, but you’ll also get some of the funniest facial expressions we’ve ever seen.
Sep 30, 2020
Out of the Box: Why I Decided to Wean My Kids off Cereal
The breakfast landscape is full of easy choices. It’s easy to roll out of bed, shuffle into the kitchen, and pour yourself — and your kids — the customary bowl of cereal and glass of orange juice. But that which is easy isn’t always necessarily sustainable. And that which is easy isn’t always necessarily cheap, either. The costs add up — in all kinds of ways. I decided to make it my mission to get my kids off cereal.
Sep 30, 2020
What Making Breakfast for My Kid Has Taught Me About Better Breakfasts
The one meal my husband, my 10-month-old son, and I always sit down to together is breakfast. At first, adding the meal prep (and feeding a messy, wiggly creature) was overwhelming, but as we’ve developed a routine and as the number of foods the baby can eat has expanded, the whole process has become a lot easier. There’s just one problem: it’s made me realize how much better my own breakfasts could be.
Sep 30, 2020
My Strategy to Kick Cereal out of Our Breakfast Routine
Before it came time to put my plan of kicking cereal to the curb into action (read more about why we’re doing this), I gently warned the boys (and repeatedly, out of necessity) that we’d all have to be creative and open-minded. I tried to get them excited about eating something different and turn the whole thing into an adventure; as any parent likely knows, it’s all in how you spin it, and they take their cues from us.
Sep 30, 2020
We Kicked Cereal to the Curb, and Here’s How It Went
After a few weeks of habitually disregarding the cereal collection in our lazy Susan, we were completely in the zone; we had expanded our repertoire, eating a lot of different things. I hadn’t bought a box of cereal in at least three weeks, and although I did not experience the revolt I was sensing in my previous post, I did occasionally get some questions in the morning as to whether or not we’re “still not eating cereal.
Sep 30, 2020