Boost your cooking confidence with these simple step-by-step guides to meal prep basics. It's everything your Home Economics class should have taught you but didn't. Want to know how to make a basic omelette? How to boil water? How to defrost a turkey, clean an oven, mix a margarita or sharpen a knife? You'll find these answers and many more here.
Taking on the turkey can be a daunting task, but with a little help from your friends in the Nestle Kitchens, your perfect bird will be comin’ right up without a hitch.
Make breakfast for a king—King Dad, that is! Start with this basic recipe, and add your dad’s favorite filling.
You just stuff it, right? But how much goes in? Should it be hot or cold? Learn the right stuff about stuffing, get some great recipes, too.
You found the perfect size Thanksgiving turkey on sale—only it’s June. Take these steps to keep your turkey fresh and safe for the big day.
What are you in the mood to eat tonight? Keeping these basic staples in your pantry at all times will ensure you can create a meal on a whim!
Layer after layer of luscious flavor! Bean dip, guacamole and sour cream give it a Mexican accent! Perfect for Memorial Day cookouts.
The salad fork goes to the left of the dinner fork? The bread plate goes…where? Whether formal or informal learn how to make a beautiful table presentation.
Are you ready to take a crack at separating eggs? Work slowly and follow these steps.
The amazing meals you can whip up with just a few pots and pans! Make sure your kitchen is stocked with these essentials.
Ever wonder what a turnip or parsnip is? Maybe you have purchased some at the farmer's market and had no idea what to do with them? Check out this 101 and get up to speed on these trending veggies.
Cooking fish can seem intimidating, but this easy recipe makes it a delight! Choose snapper or sea bass for a simple, healthy yet flavorful, light summer meal. Get step-by-step directions.
Whether you’re grilling or cooking indoors Father’s Day, add extra flavor to meat, poultry and fish with this seasoning method.
Lemongrass skewers infuse grilled shrimp with a tangy lemon flavor. A quick, easy recipe for your Mother’s Day cookout.
Who wants to spend hours cooking on a balmy summer night? This tasty, nutritious salad is ready in just 40 minutes.
This hearty and healthy salad is packed with fiber and flavor. A delicious meal or side dish served with chicken.
This party favorite is a delicious way for your guests to dip and mingle at your Memorial Day gathering.
If you can boil water, you can poach eggs. Follow these steps and try the recipes included.
Let the fiesta begin! Make the perfect frozen margarita with this recipe. Just add chips, salsa and good friends. Olé!
Full-flavor fajitas with less fat! This Mexican favorite is quick, easy and “muy delicioso!”
Beware, this chili bites and kicks—and you’ll love every spoonful! The secret is in the chili powder. Have a box of tissues on hand for your guests.
The balance of flavors in this easy-to-prepare, classic Chinese dish will delight dad on his special day.
Solar powered tea! Follow these tips to make classic sun tea. If you want to go totally “green,” use green tea!
Your Memorial Day guests will appreciate these individual desserts! Sweet strawberries spooned over shortcake, topped with whipped cream! A classic!
Serve dad an Italian-American classic! This hearty dish is packed with a blend of irresistible, savory flavors.
This savory appetizer will turn any gathering into a lively fiesta! With herbs, spices, cheese and tasty shrimp, this crowd-pleaser is quick and easy to make.
This seafood classic looks, tastes and sounds so impressive, yet it’s amazingly easy to make! Serve it as your first course, or as a delicious lunch.
The perfect combination of textures—crispy outside, moist inside! Cook up some hash browns for a homemade spin on breakfast.
This flavorful, versatile dish skips the mayonnaise! It gets its zip from a tangy dressing your Memorial Day guests will love.
Legend has it the Red Velvet Cake made its debut at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. You can tempt your guests with this distinctive and delicious cake right in your own home.
Tasty and satisfying, matzoh ball soup is a delicious staple during many Jewish holidays and celebrations. Try this simple recipe your guests are sure to enjoy.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious light, low-calorie, low-fat dessert. Sound like wishful thinking? Follow up your meal with melon, mango, berries or other juicy fruits.
Bring a little bit of the southwest to your next party or barbecue. Instead of making beef tacos, treat your guests to light, delicious fish tacos.
A fresh and fruity puch to cool you off on a hot day! This recipe is so easy and tasty you won’t want to use packaged punch ever again.
Treat mom to a luxurious breakfast in bed! This scrumptious classic will make her day!
Make them cheesy. Make them sweet! Either way, these scones are delicious! Great for for Mother’s Day or for everyday.
The appetizer that can easily become a meal! Spicy sauce. Tangy blue cheese dressing. Treat dad to this delicacy!
Figs add a sweet touch to this refreshing salad! Serve it with chicken for Mother’s Day and all summer long.
Share the love with a heart-shaped cake—even if you don’t own a heart-shaped pan! These directions show you how to use pans you probably already have.
Strawberries or cake cubes dipped in luscious, creamy chocolate with a hint of liqueur. Create this fabulous dessert fondue in a flash—without a fondue set!
This hearty dish is easy to make, yet it’s impressive—and delicious! Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover veggies.
Everyone laughs at stories about flopped soufflés! Ensure yours is a success with these tips. Then put the tips into practice with a recipe for a delicious dessert.
How can you prevent cracks in your cheesecake? Keep these tips in mind when you create these decadent, delicious chocolate cheesecakes!
Bloody Mary has a whole bloody family! Try these creative and tasty variations at your next party or cookout.
Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, this flavorful stock featuring carrots, leeks, celery, yellow and red onions, garlic and a variety of spices is sure to satisfy!
This refreshing salad features summer’s finest—vine-ripened tomatoes and sweet onions! So satisfying and ready in no time. Top with balamic vinaigrette and enjoy!
This versatile recipe goes a long way! Serve it as a spicy dip with chips, taco filling, or as a side salad with burgers or chicken at your next barbecue.
Deli…Delicious! This classic deli sandwich is loved by people worldwide. Get recipes and directions on how to create your own double-delicious, double-decker.
The unique dressing is what gives this salad its distinct flavor. A sophisticated touch for your Father’s Day meal.
Meals and snacks on a road trip always seem like more fun than ordinary meals! Make sure the food you take with you stays fresh and safe with these guidelines.
Package cooking times vary from oven to oven. Pop-up indicators aren’t always accurate. Use this foolproof method for a tender and moist bird.
Cook up the perfect “al dente” pasta using these guidelines.
There’s nothing like a hearty stew! Use these tips and steps to create your ideal comfort food.
Barbecuing food on skewers is a delicious tradition. But what kind of skewers are best? How do you estimate cooking time? Get tips and recipes for your next cookout.
Traditions may have relaxed, but these common sense “rules” still apply!
It’s quick. It’s easy! And virtually any food can be sautéed! Learn the basics of this flavorful cooking method.
Learn how to perfectly hard boil eggs with these easy tips. Don't ever have trouble with cracked shells or hard to peel eggs again. Also see great recipes for hard boiled eggs.
All you need is a peeler and a spoon! Use this quick, easy method and your cucumbers will be ready for a savory gazpacho or salad in no time.
Offer your Memorial Day guests tender, juicy meats infused with enticing flavor! It’s easy to achieve with these marinating tips.
This sweet, refreshing dessert is perfect after your Memorial Day meal and as a cool treat on a hot day.
There’s nothing like sweet iced tea on a sweltering summer day! Try this traditional recipe as a refreshing treat for yourself or your dinner guests.
This tangy, spicy shrimp dip is a tasty appetizer or snack for summer parties, big or small. It’s easy to make so whip up extra!
The perfect combination of textures—crispy outside, moist inside! Whip up some hash browns for your Father’s Day breakfast.
Try making your own popsicles at home! No special equipment is required, and they can be changed up depending upon what fruit you have available. Read this article to learn more!
Spicy hot, or mildly flavorful, this delicious Mexican condiment adds zest to your barbecue menu.
Crispy batter hides the sweet onion within. Add this favorite side dish to your Father’s Day cookout.
Exotic, fresh and sweet! This easy-to-make tropical treat is a delicious way to chill out on a hot summer day.
Who can resist fruits and nuts dipped in chocolate! Follow these steps and create your own delectable chocolate delights!
You can grill fish, meat, veggies, but grill bananas? This quick, easy and tasty treat will surprise and delight your guests.
Create a new Easter tradition by borrowing a Greek tradition that’s been around for hundreds of years. Bake a Greek Easter Egg Bread! Get this fun recipe now.
Complete your Father’s Day meal with tasty, aromatic garlic bread. Goes great with pasta—especailly dipping in the tomato sauce!
Cakes or muffins? This recipe lets you do either—or both! Dad will love waking up to this breakfast treat.
This sweet delicious fritter cookie is a treat for mom and your guests on Mother’s Day or any holiday.
Bacon, beer, beef and rutabaga! Give your Memorial Day gathering a delicious new twist with this blend of mouth-watering flavors.
When you get compliments on this barbecue sauce, tell everyone it’s your secret recipe! Simply mix up this basic sauce and add ingredients to suit your taste.
The perfect topping for seafood, green beans or potatoes! It can even be a dip! Learn to make this zesty garlic mayonnaise.
Serve your Memorial Day guests tender, flavorful chicken hot off the grill! Learn easy marinating and basting techniques for delicious results.
When is bread almost a dessert? Ripened bananas add the sweet touch to this moist and delicious bread.
A sweet raspberry soufflé topped with a tart raspberry sauce is a sophisticated taste sensation your guests will savor.
Start with this light, fluffy basic quiche and add ingredients you love! Serve it for a tasty Mother’s Day brunch!
To enjoy a thick, sweet, creamy coffee frappe, head over to the most convenient café around—your kitchen! Be a barista and try this easy recipe.
Easier cooking and easier cleanup! You can keep food from sticking when you follow these practical tips and steps.
There’s nothing like burgers sizzling on the grill! These tips will ensure your burgers cook up juicy and tasty.
Enjoy delicious in-season fruit all year round with these tips. Learn how to best store berries, stone fruits, melons and even apples and pears.
Tired of cleaning up a greasy mess from cooking bacon on the stove top? Try cooking it in the oven instead!
Are those potatoes a tad past their prime? Don’t toss them just yet! Try these tips to salvage the good parts of “tired” produce including easy recipes.
Lobster meat is delicious in salads, pastas, paellas and of course, on its own. Learn how to select and cook lobsters to perfection.
It’ll be hard keeping dad away from the grill! But once you serve him this dish, he’ll be all smiles.
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil combine to drench this delicious “meaty” mushroom in tangy flavor. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to appreciate these recipes.
When you talk cookout, most people look forward to burgers and dogs sizzling on the grill! Use these tips and cook times to make your next barbecue a hit.
Invite 15 or 30 of your best best friends and favorite relatives and treat them to an impressive sight and delectable meal—grilled whole salmon! Get tips and a recipe.
Fruits and veggies will last in the freezer for nearly a year—if prepared properly. Learn how with these step-by-step instructions.
These simple steps will allow you to enjoy your tasty bread months later. Includes quick recipes for breads that freeze well.
To cook properly, your turkey must be thoroughly thawed. Follow these guidelines to do it safely.
No time to fire up the grill? No problem! Cook thick, juicy hamburgers on your stove with these tips and recipe.
Tomatoes, cucumbers and corn on the cob. Strawberries, blueberries, peaches and pears. A bounty of colorful fruits and veggies straight from the earth! Learn tips for shopping at farmer’s markets.
Cleaning your oven is not the marathon task it used to be! It still takes some effort, but these steps make it go a lot smoother.
Herbal teas. Black tea. Green tea. Tea blends! There’s more to this cup of comfort than at first glance. Learn about varieties, selecting and storing teas.
Beef ribs, pork loins, leg of lamb, turkey—browned to tender perfection! Learn step-by-step how to create that savory roasted flavor.
It seems rudimentary, but there’s more to boiling water than meets the eye. Learn the facts, tips and steps. And, yes, a watched pot will, eventually, boil!
These sweet muffins are high in fiber and taste! Whip up a batch for any special day!
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