Kitchen Basics, Tips & Tricks

Whether you're just learning to cook or you're a seasoned pro, we have tips, tricks and general cooking news and knowledge for you here!
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Raspberries are delicate, so it's important to wash them with care. Experts share how to wash raspberries so they aren't damaged, plus tips for effectively drying them.
How to Wash Raspberries the Right Way
Raspberries are delicate, so it's important to wash them with care. Experts share how to wash raspberries so they aren't damaged, plus tips for effectively drying them.
Learn how to store blueberries in the refrigerator to keep these delicate fruits fresh. Also, how to freeze blueberries and tips for extending their shelf life.
How to Store Blueberries the Right Way
Learn how to store blueberries in the refrigerator to keep these delicate fruits fresh. Also, how to freeze blueberries and tips for extending their shelf life.
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32 Winning Party Recipes for Apps, Sides, and Desserts
Our favorite party desserts, appetizers, and side dishes for all kinds of buffets, dinners, and potlucks. These foolproof recipes travel well, can be made ahead or prepped and finished at the party. Choose from cheese balls, hot dips, grain salads, mac and cheese, bar cookies, and slab pies.
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How to Wash Blueberries the Right Way
Blueberries should always be washed before you use them. Learn how to wash blueberries so they're safe to eat, plus tips for properly drying and storing them, as explained by a chef and a food scientist.
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What Is Yuzu and How to Use It
What is yuzu? Learn about this unique citrus fruit that chefs adore, including how to use it at home whether you have whole fruits or bottled juice.
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How to Clean Baking Sheets, According to Experts
Learn how to clean baking sheets with common household supplies, including baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and cream of tartar, according to experts.
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What Is Ranch Dressing—and Why We Love It
What makes ranch dressing so popular? We spoke to experts to find out why it's having a moment and is no longer just for salad. Learn new ways to use ranch and novel twists on the beloved dressing (or is it a dip?).
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34 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes
Our favorite recipes to cook in a cast-iron skillet include one-pot dinners, brunch classics like hash and Dutch baby pancakes, and even desserts like skillet cookies and cakes.
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12 Popular Types of Olives and How to Use Them
What type of olive should you use for which purpose? Our guide to olives explains how curing and color affect taste—and then dives into the flavor profiles and best uses for popular types of olives, from buttery Castelvano and smoky Gaeta to fruity Kalamata and nutty Arbequina.
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32 Classic French Recipes to Make at Home
From appetizers to desserts, our collection of classic French recipes covers all the bases. We've got bistro favorites, country French classics, and dishes every French chef learns to make. Whether you're hungry for coq au vin, beef bourguignon, or tarte tatin, these are the recipes you should add to your repertoire.
These are the ingredients that you should never store in a freezer for quality and food safety issues. Also avoid freezing recipes that contain heavy amounts of these ingredients, and get expert tips on keeping frozen meals safe and enjoyable. Essen, What To Make With Zucchini, Zucchini Side Dishes, Zucchini Bread Healthy, Freezer Friendly Meals, Frozen French Fries, Crowd Pleasing Recipes, Homemade Mayonnaise, Infinite Possibilities
12 Foods That Should Never Be Frozen
These are the ingredients that you should never store in a freezer for quality and food safety issues. Also avoid freezing recipes that contain heavy amounts of these ingredients, and get expert tips on keeping frozen meals safe and enjoyable.
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What Are the Best Dry White Wines for Cooking?
Learn what the best dry white wines for cooking are. Find out what happens when you cook with wine, whether you should use cooking wine or leftover wine, or what types of dry white wine you should buy to use in cooking.
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How to Store Flour the Right Way
We talked to flour experts about the right way to store all kinds of flour, from white and whole-grain to nut, garbanzo, and other gluten-free flours; including why the freezer is great, the fridge is not, and tips for decanting.
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Easy Arborio Rice Recipe
Our Arborio Rice recipe results in tender, perfectly cooked grains that get a savory boost from sautéed onion, garlic, and chicken broth.
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14 Basil Recipes That Showcase This Fragrant Herb
Our basil recipes include classics like pesto, but also salads, appetizers, main courses, and even desserts where this fragrant herb shines.