Skills
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Add This One Ingredient to the Skillet for Restaurant-Worthy Scrambled Eggs
We’re shocked at how much of a difference it makes!
Aug 26, 2023
How to Cut Eggplant for Any Recipe
It’s the first step to your best-ever eggplant Parm!
Aug 25, 2023
Everything You Should Know About Cherry Peppers
The peculiar yet delicious pepper you need in your life.
Aug 24, 2023
How To Bake Store-Bought Frozen Puff Pastry
Store-bought frozen puff pastry is a lifesaver any time of year, but especially as we move into the busy holiday season. With a package or two stashed in the freezer, I know a quick baked brie for visiting guests or plate of mini-quiche appetizers for a potluck is only a few steps away — and the empty, crumb-filled plates at the end of the night speak for themselves. If you’ve never used frozen puff pastry before, let me assure you that it couldn’t be easier.
Aug 23, 2023
We Tried 5 Tricks for Peeling Eggs and Found a Clear Winner
Skills Showdown
We also discovered a few fun party tricks.
Aug 21, 2023
Halal Meat: Here's What You Need to Know
Learn more about how the traditional style of meat is prepared.
Aug 21, 2023
3 Rules for Making the Absolute Best Tomato Toast
Take yours to the next level by doing this one thing.
Aug 19, 2023
How To Freeze Pizza Dough
So, you’ve whipped up a batch of homemade pizza dough, and you’ve made a couple of spectacularly good homemade pizzas. But your household is small, and you don’t want to eat pizza for days. What can you do with all that leftover dough? Freeze it, of course! It’s simple as 1-2-3, and then you can have pizza on the spur of the moment next week. Here’s how to freeze pizza dough.
Aug 18, 2023
There's a Better Way to Cut Bell Peppers, According to TikTok
No more dealing with pesky seeds going everywhere!
Aug 17, 2023
The Only Way to Cut a Cantaloupe
Go on, get confident.
Aug 17, 2023
We Discovered the Best Way to Tenderize Steak
Don't even think about cooking another steak without reading this first.
Aug 17, 2023
In What Months Should You Eat Fresh Oysters?
There’s always been this oft-recited piece of advice about oysters: oyster season is only in months that contain the letter “R” in the name. You know, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April. Not May, June, July, August. But if this is true, how do millions of restaurants sell them year-round to people who seem just fine after eating them? If we’ve been eating oysters all summer, have we been putting our health at risk?
Aug 16, 2023
Here's How Long Raw Chicken Will Stay Good in the Fridge
This is crucial to remember before you start to cook.
Aug 15, 2023
10 Clever Ways to Make Mealy Watermelon Taste Better
Agua fresca! Cocktails! Pickles!
Aug 15, 2023
A Case for Baking-Sheet Salads
It's infinitely better than a bowl (or a mason jar!).
Aug 12, 2023
The Clever Lettuce Storage Hack for Crisp, Fresh Leaves
A must-have for salad lovers!
Aug 9, 2023
We Tried Martha Stewart’s Hack for Not Crying While Cutting Onions
We’ll try anything to stop weeping over our onions.
Aug 10, 2023
The One-Ingredient Hack That Guarantees Perfect Grilled Salmon Every Time
Hint: You already have it in your pantry.
Aug 9, 2023
I Tried the Viral Cinnamon Toast with Cottage Cheese and It’s the Sweetest Way to Start the Day
The whipped cottage cheese is a game-changer.
Aug 8, 2023
How To Slice an Avocado
Slicing an avocado is a simple technique that requires minimal knife skills and just a few seconds of your time.
Aug 7, 2023
This Is the Best (and Easiest) Way to Pit a Peach
It made dealing with pits so much easier.
Aug 5, 2023
My Great-Aunt Kitty's Ingenious Trick for Ripening Pineapple
It’s been passed down from generation to generation.
Aug 3, 2023
TikTok’s Latest “Water Burger” Craze Has People in a Heated Debate
Would you try this?
Jul 31, 2023
What Are Hearts of Palm, and What Do They Taste Like?
If you’ve also been seeing them everywhere, this is for you.
Jul 31, 2023
“Edge-to-Edge” Breakfast Quesadillas Are My New Favorite Way to Start the Day
My go-to, under-10-minute breakfast.
Jul 28, 2023
We Tried 5 Methods for Storing Tomatoes, and the Best One Truly Shocked Us
One simple step made a huge difference.
Jul 27, 2023
You Need to Know About Feta Fried Eggs
They only take five minutes of your time!
Jul 27, 2023
I Tried the Viral Cottage Cheese Cookie Dough
OK, we get the hype.
Jul 26, 2023
10 Rules for Packing a Week of Lunches
Whether you’re packing lunches for yourself or your family, packing a whole week’s worth of lunches is more efficient and will save you time each day. These 10 simple rules will ensure that your lunch is as tasty Friday as it was on Monday. There is no way around this — in order to pack a week’s worth of lunches, you are going to need a week’s worth of containers.
Jul 25, 2023
Why You Might Want to Take It Slow With Sunchokes
Sunchokes, also known as Jerusalem artichokes, are a funny-looking tuber with a delicate, artichoke-like flavor, and they have been growing in popularity in recent years, popping up at farmers markets and on restaurant menus around the country. But before you go on a sunchoke binge, you should know its unofficial nickname: the Fartichoke. Bon Appétit discovered the sunchoke’s bad reputation while talking to chef René Redzepi of Noma restaurant in Denmark.
Jul 25, 2023
25 Spice Mixes From Around the World
From ras el hanout to herbes de provence, herb and spice mixes are essential to many cuisines around the world. Bringing these blends into your own kitchen can lend authenticity to international dishes and provide creative inspiration for your everyday cooking. Ready for this trip across the globe? No passport required! Berbere Berbere – A heady combination of spicy, bitter, and sweet spices used in Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
Jul 25, 2023
Grains of Paradise Are The Best Spice You’ve Never Heard Of
If you do one thing this summer, pick up a package of grains of paradise. Your grilled steaks will thank you. Also your fish. Also your potato salads. In fact, I think the warm, spicy, woodsy flavor of this little known West African spice is going to make a top-notch addition to just about all our favorite summer picnic foods. Now that I’ve discovered it, I can’t get enough. I originally bought my grains of paradise for a summer wheat beer that I was planning to brew.
Jul 25, 2023
You Don’t Need a Dehydrator: 5 Fruits You Can Dry in the Oven
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
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Meat: 28 Tips and Tutorials
How do you cook and shred a pork shoulder? How do you carve a roast chicken? How do you check the temperature on a turkey? What’s the secret to crispy skin? What’s the best way to package meat before freezing? The answers to all these, plus many, many more in our definitive tips, tricks, and techniques guide to MEAT. • How to cook a turkey. • How to cook moist and tender chicken breasts every time. • How to cook and shred a pork shoulder.
Jul 25, 2023
7 Foods You Can Cook Straight Out of the Freezer
The more hectic life gets with work, friends, and family, the more grateful I am that freezers were invented. A well-stocked freezer full of fruits, vegetables, and homemade meals has enabled me to eat better and not spend money on takeout. The downside of a lot of frozen foods, however, is that they usually need to be thawed in order to cook or reheat well. But did you know there are still plenty of foods out there that you can cook straight from the freezer, no thawing necessary?
Jul 25, 2023
Two Ways to Transfer Pie Dough
With Fall being high time for pies and Thanksgiving getting closer, we thought we’d talk about pie crust. No, not about the ingredients (butter vs. shortening) or how to roll it out but rather how to get that floppy round of dough from your countertop to your baking dish. Here are two sensible options, illustrated in some great Flickr photos we found.
Jul 25, 2023
I Just Learned How to Properly Open a Bag of Chips and I’m in Disbelief
The first bite is as good as the last.
Jul 23, 2023
The Best Wines for Sangria, According to Our Wine Expert
Groceries
Tip: $10 should be the MAX you spend.
Jul 22, 2023
Joanna Gaines’ Brilliant Strawberry Hulling Trick Saved Me SO Much Time
How have we not tried this before?!
Jul 20, 2023
People Are Flipping Out over a TikTok Hack for Poached Eggs
“I watched this maybe 15 times and now I’m proudly texting all my friends my poached eggs.”
Jul 20, 2023
Ina Garten's Hidden Trick Has Changed the Way I Make Burgers
The best part: You already have it in your fridge.
Jul 20, 2023
The Secret to Better Roast Chicken? Feta
I've made this too many times to count.
Jul 19, 2023
This Make-Ahead Breakfast Hack Brilliantly Uses a Nearly Empty Jam Jar
This is going to make mornings so much better.
Jul 17, 2023
We Tried the Viral "French Press Sangria"
Get your spritz on!
Jul 16, 2023
Why “Apartment Crawls” Are the New Happy Hour Trend
Would you try it?!
Jul 15, 2023
The Best Topping for Ice Cream Sundaes, According to Pastry Chef Christina Tosi
Groceries
“It delivers big on flavor and comfort.”
Jul 15, 2023
The Secret to an Uber-Spongy Cake Is … Ice Water
There might be some actual legit science behind why adding ice water to white cake is such a brilliant move.
Jul 14, 2023
This Strange yet Simple Item Gets Rid of Fridge Odors
And no, it’s not baking soda.
Jul 10, 2023
People Are Just Discovering This Hidden Feature on Every Toaster
“Uhh, I have never, and I mean never, known this.”
Jul 10, 2023
TikTok’s Viral Cottage Cheese and Mustard Trend, Explained
Would you try it?
Jul 7, 2023
How To Chop, Dice, and Mince an Onion
There are very few savory recipes that don’t begin with a chopped onion or that contain minced herbs or garlic. For a new cook, terms like “medium chop” or “small dice” can be confusing. Medium compared to what? How small is small? And how much trouble can you get into if you small chop something when the recipe says to mince?
Jul 7, 2023
Yes, There Is a Right Way to Store Your Cutting Boards
If your cutting boards always seem to wear out quickly, this might be part of the reason!
Jul 6, 2023
How To Halve an Egg for Baking
Halving a recipe can be a challenge for even the best bakers, and no ingredient has generated more questions on how to split in half than an egg. The problem is an egg has two distinct parts — a fat-rich yolk and a protein-rich white — and most baking recipes require a bit of both. It’s very simple; all you have to do is whisk before you can divide. Most baking recipes call for a large egg, which weighs approximately 1.75 ounces without the shell.
Jun 29, 2023
Coffee Cake Tip: Two Loaf Pans = One Baking Dish
We have a favorite sour cream-pecan coffee cake that is made in a loaf pan, as so many breakfast breads and coffee cakes are. It makes two loaf pans, specifically. But we only have one loaf pan, and we needed to bake the whole batch of batter quickly for a crowd.The solution? A 9×13 baking dish. The batter that fills two loaf pans is perfect for one baking dish.
Jun 29, 2023
After Visiting Paris, I Can’t Stop Putting Butter on My Sandwiches
I couldn’t let go of this culinary revelation even after I returned home.
Jun 29, 2023
The Only Way to Store Blueberries
The best way to store blueberries takes just a couple of steps and will make sure your produce stays fresh for weeks!
Jun 28, 2023
The One Simple Step You Must Do for Extra-Crunchy Coleslaw
It's often overlooked, but SO important.
Jun 27, 2023
How To Freeze Bacon for Easy Cooking Later
One of the very first cooking tricks I ever learned was just how much a slice or two of bacon can boost the flavor of an otherwise simple soup or braise. I was hooked from that first subtly smoky, bacon-enhanced bite. You can bet I had bacon stocked in my freezer ever after. Freezing the slices individually between layers of wax paper takes a few minutes of work at the outset, but allows you to use just a slice or two when you need them. Here’s how to freeze bacon.
Jun 27, 2023
How To Fold Wonton Dumplings
Wontons are one of my ultimate comfort foods. A steaming bowl of broth filled with meaty wontons fits the bill every time I want a satisfying soup for dinner. Folding wontons may look complicated, but they’re actually quite easy. All you have to do is fold the filled wrapper in half to form a triangle, then bring the bottom corners together to finish the fold. You can also use this activity as a fun group gathering if you can recruit some extra hands to make the folding go faster.
Jun 20, 2023
Here’s the Best Way to Clean Your Grill for Less than $1
The secret is probably already in your pantry.
Jun 19, 2023
The Most Important Thing Ina Garten Does Before Throwing Steaks on the Grill
This one simple step can make all the difference when it comes to grilling steak this summer.
Jun 15, 2023
We Tried 5 Methods for Slicing Basil and the Winner Was Abundantly Clear
Is a fancy gadget worth it? We tested them all to find out.
Jun 15, 2023
This Fridge Staple Instantly Saves Overcooked Scrambled Eggs
And you probably already have it in your fridge!
Jun 14, 2023
The Cooking Instructions on Every Box of Mac and Cheese Are Wrong
The people have spoken.
Jun 13, 2023
People Are Just Discovering This Trick for Pouring Soda into a Glass with Zero Fizz, and They’re Forever Changed
“This guy must work for the CIA because he knows way too much,” one person commented.
Jun 13, 2023
For the Best Potato Salad, Add This to Your Cooking Water
It’s a pantry staple.
Jun 10, 2023
This Childhood Snack Doubles as the Secret Ingredient for Flavorful Salad Dressing
This three-ingredient dressing hack uses one sweet ingredient you can find in the snack food aisle.
Jun 8, 2023
The British Dessert Hack I'm Stealing from Ina Garten
You only need four ingredients.
Jun 7, 2023
This Foolproof Method Promises Perfect Grilled Burgers Every Single Time
Your burgers will never taste the same!
Jun 7, 2023