Improve your culinary skill with these techniques and tips every cook should know. Learn how to slice julienne vegetables like a pro. Discover the secrets to grilling the perfect burger. Poach an egg like you see in restaurants. This collection of techniques and tips will help fill in the gaps missing from recipes and take your cooking skill to the next level. Impress your friends and family with your results.
You’ve followed the recipe, but is your chicken, roast or turkey really cooked through? Learn the correct way to use a meat thermometer.
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.
Use these 5 helpful tips to make weeknight dinner prep quick and easy.
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.
Sometimes the best part of a holiday feast is eating it all over again the next day! And the day after…and the day after! Find out how you can keep leftovers safe to eat.
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.
Friends drop in unexpectedly. Or you’ve had an unusually hectic day. If your pantry is well-stocked with basics, you can pull off any meal—in no time. Follow these tips.
When you think of a farmer’s market, most likely you picture a hot summer day and bins filled with tomatoes and squash. But winter affords the earth’s treasures, too.
Think fresh and local! You’ll be treated to fresh fruits and veggies, plants, baked goods, jams, and more at a farmer’s market. Learn what to expect before you head out.
From strawberries to asparagus to jellies and jams, there’s nothing like buying fresh fruits and veggies in season. Enjoy a fun-filled trip to the farmer’s market with these tips.
A good sharp knife is an essential tool for every cook. Follow these step-by-step instructions to keep yours honed.
Are you ready to take a crack at separating eggs? Work slowly and follow these steps.
If you enjoy exploring more complex recipes and techniques, it might be time to invest in several high-quality cooking items. Start with these on your gourmet journey!
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.
Planning a barbecue? Sweeten up the burgers with caramelized onions.
Whether you’re grilling or cooking indoors Father’s Day, add extra flavor to meat, poultry and fish with this seasoning method.
Master the finesse of this technique and you’ll pour just the right amount of bubbles in the glass for your big toast.
If you can boil water, you can poach eggs. Follow these steps and try the recipes included.
This step-by-step method, using a wing corkscrew, will have you raising a toast in seconds flat.
Letting the cork fly and the foam spray is dramatic in the locker room after a championship win! But use this uncorking technique at your celebration to keep the bubbly in the glasses, not on your guests.
Strawberries dipped in chocolate. Home made chocolate candy. Sweet and tasty! But melting chocolate can be tricky. Follow these tips and ensure your chocolate recipes turn out just right.
How do you measure up in the kitchen? Get the scoop on how to measure ingredients.
Marinating chicken or turkey makes the meat flavorful and tender. While marinating is generally easy, these tips and guidelines will help make it foolproof.
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.
Will your cake be light and airy? Or will you build up your biceps just to lift it off the table? Learn about leavening agents.
Beautiful. Appetizing. Dramatic! Learn to cut julienne vegetables and make a dazzling culinary impression.
Make your candy recipe a sweet success! Learn how to choose and use a candy thermometer.
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.
It’s quick. It’s easy! And virtually any food can be sautéed! Learn the basics of this flavorful cooking method.
Learn how to roast peppers in a few simple steps. You will never buy jarred roasted peppers again after you read this!
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.
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!
Who can resist fruits and nuts dipped in chocolate! Follow these steps and create your own delectable chocolate delights!
Caramel apples are one of the most popular delights of fall. Who doesn't love them? In this article, we’ll give you tips for how to make caramel apples at home.
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.
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.
This cookout favorite takes careful watching on the grill. These tips and tasty serving idea will help you make sure it cooks up tender and juicy.
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.
We take for granted that cake or pastry recipes call for eggs. But why is this versatile food product so important?
It’ll be hard keeping dad away from the grill! But once you serve him this dish, he’ll be all smiles.
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.
There’s something alluring, something indulgent, something irresistible about everything sweet! Learn about the different sugars and sweeteners you can use in your baking and cooking.
Is it safe to eat that pork you’ve had frozen for six months? Learn how to prepare meat for freezing and how long you should keep different meats in the freezer.
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.
Kitchen counters never have enough space. Think vertical and make extra room with these easy steps.
Will your cream puffs be a rousing success? Or a flop? Using the right kind of flour can make the difference. Learn which flours can and can’t be substituted.
Remember those math skills you said you’d never need? Get ready to calculate exactly how many pounds your turkey should be.
To cook properly, your turkey must be thoroughly thawed. Follow these guidelines to do it safely.
Can you feel the love? These ideas for festive Valentine cookies will melt anyone’s heart.
Rich, creamy and sweet! Who can resist melt-in-your-mouth chocolate! Find out how to care for and handle this delicate treat.
The renowned author of Taste and The Dean & DeLuca Cookbook shares practical and enlightening tips for when wine is called for in your recipes.
No time to fire up the grill? No problem! Cook thick, juicy hamburgers on your stove with these tips and recipe.
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.
Add just the right amount of flavor to your recipes with these chopping techniques.
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.
Gas or charcoal? Find out the pros and cons, plus the features you should look for in a grill.
There’s nothing more enticing than the aroma of bread baking. And knowing that you’ll be tasting it, hot and fresh, is a real treat. Learn tips on buying a bread maker.
Beef ribs, pork loins, leg of lamb, turkey—browned to tender perfection! Learn step-by-step how to create that savory roasted flavor.
Turn a tough cut of meat into melt-in-your-mouth tender by braising it!
Trendy gizmos and gadgets come and go. But the basics will carry you through years of productive baking. Get tips and facts on the standard kitchen equipment essential to every baker’s needs.
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