How to Make

Homemade pasta dough in 4 colors, plain, squid ink, beet, and saffron on a white background.

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff and will make your mouth water. Here’s how to make it at home.

Tomato powder in a jar lying on its side and in a teaspoon beside the jar.

How to Make Tomato Powder

This easy homemade tomato powder delivers amped-up tomato flavor to your favorite soups, sauces, rubs, and more.

A stainless steel pot, filled with steaming, bubbling easy béchamel sauce with a large spoon and a whisk.

Easy Béchamel Sauce

Who knew that baking legend Jim Lahey’s brilliance extended not just to bread and pizza maverick but also to béchamel whisperer?

A metal sheet pan, covered with spread out tomato paste.

Homemade Tomato Paste

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

frozen cubes of green herbs in olive oil on a cast iron pan.

How to Freeze Herbs

When life hands you an abundance of herbal loveliness, pull out your ice cube tray, add some olive oil, and save that loveliness for another day.

How To Roast Bell Peppers

How To Roast Bell Peppers

Here’s how to roast bell peppers on the grill, in the oven, or on the stovetop. Because we know you want to get in touch with your inner nonna.

Four small jars of blueberry jam, one is half gone with a spoon in it.

Small Batch Blueberry Jam

Sometimes, you just want to make a few little jars of preserves without all the fuss of a day-long canning ordeal. We hear that—here’s the perfect place to start.

Two pieces of buttered toast, one with strawberry jam, on a white plate.

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Here’s a recipe for a small batch of strawberry jam, without all the fuss of traditional canning. Ready in less than an hour, with all the lush taste of peak strawberry season.

The components of a grilled pizza made at home -- basil, chile flakes, mozzarella.

How to Grill Pizza at Home

Knowing how to grill pizza at home is something we believe should be a birthright. Sadly, it’s not. Here’s all you need to know. No pizza stone required.

A pot of homemade tagliatelle with grated Parmesan on top and a wooden spoon in the pasta.

Homemade Tagliatelle

Making pasta at home is much easier than you may think. This recipe walks you through making silken, tender tagliatelle that’s perfect for tossing and twirling with anything.

Four bottles of natural food coloring in different shades.

How To Make Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. No monumental price tag.

A tin cup on its side with homemade maple sugar spilling out

How to Make Maple Sugar

Making maple sugar at home isn’t difficult or tricky or fearsome. It’s actually crazy simple. And ridiculously tasty. And paleo-friendly.

Links of sausage made using the how to make chorizo method.

How To Make Chorizo

Knowing how to make chorizo is an essential life skill all of us should learn and practice often. Or that’s what we think. This recipe falls smack in between the Mexican and Spanish styles.

A pile of white chocolate curls

How to Make Chocolate Curls

Admit it. You’ve long admired those gorgeous chocolate curl garnishes atop cakes and wondered how to make them at home. It couldn’t be easier. Here’s how.

A baking sheet filled with frozen banana, avocado, and mango, using the method of how to freeze bananas.

How To Freeze Bananas

Easy peasy. Simply peel, slice, place flat on a baking sheet, freeze, and then yank out of the deep-freeze whenever you have a smoothie-making whim.

Squiggles of melted chocolate on a piece of parchment with a piping bag lying beside.

How To Decorate With Melted Chocolate

Whether you want a distraction for the kids or a decorative element for dessert, you’ll find your solution in these how-tos for drizzling and decorating with chocolate.