If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you’re going to need some knives. They should be decent but, more importantly, they need to be sharp. Here’s how to do it yourself.
How to Tell if a Peach is Perfectly Ripe
There’s nothing quite like an exquisitely sweet and drippy peach to make life stand still for a moment. And we’ve got 5 simple tactics to ensure stone fruit superlativeness.
How to Grow Herbs in Containers
It’s that time of year when everything buds and blooms. Take advantage and plant enough herbs—grow ‘em indoors or outdoors—to last the entire year.
Why You Need a Digital Thermometer When You Bake Bread
How to take (almost) all the guesswork out of making and baking bread? Leave as little to chance as possible. A thermometer helps you do exactly that.
How to Turn Your Kettle Grill Into a Smoker
No fancy smoker? No problem. We explain how to transform your kettle grill into a backyard maker of smoked ribs, salmon, turkey, chicken, and so much more.
How to Make the Best Burger
Expert advice on how to talk to your butcher, what cut of beef to select, how to grind it, and whether you should dare consider freezing ground beef.
How to Butterfly a Chicken
A scandalously underutilized kitchen trick that’ll save you money at the store and earn you accolades at the table.
Everything You Need for Garden-to-Table Entertaining
Now that it’s safer to responsibly gather outdoors, summer entertaining returns. These recipes and suggestions will help you keep it casual and pull it off with ease if you’re out of practice.
12 Grilling Tips From our Recipe Testers for Summer 2021
Here are 12 grilling tips from our recipe testers that’ll save you time, hassle, and frustration and ensure your every grilling venture exceeds your expectations.
How to Store Your Maple Syrup
If, unlike us, you don’t find yourself going through pure maple syrup at a dizzying rate, then you might be wondering the best way to store it so you don’t waste a single, perfect amber drop.
Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Here’s how to use that leftover ham to embellish a classic grilled cheese to really quite exceptional effect.
What’s the Difference Between French, Italian, and Swiss Meringues?
Spoiler alert: They each start with egg white and sugar and result in sweetly stunning impressiveness. Includes vegan alternative.
Ham and Potatoes Sarladaise
Got ham? This French classic typically draws on duck confit but is just as sublime when used to disguise leftover ham.
Roasted Fresh Ham with Maple-Spice Glaze
Don’t try to rush this ham. It’s slow roasted in a maple glaze that imbues the porky deliciousness with cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.
Dr Pepper Glazed Ham
We, too, were startled by the shocker ingredient in this intriguingly sweet, Easter-rific glazed ham. Tasting is believing.
How to Steam Hard-Boiled Eggs so They’re Easy to Peel
No more wincing at woefully blemished hard-boiled eggs with little chunks of the white missing. Not with this simple technique.
How To Line A Cake Pan With Parchment Paper
Want to know how to keep your magnificent cake from sticking to the pan and turning into sad clumps rather than coming out as the spectacularly stunning creation that it is? Read on.
How to Choose the Best Pasta Shape for Your Sauce
Ever wonder why it’s always fettuccine with Alfredo? Or bucatini all’Amatriciana? Because it works. Read on to find out why.
How to Stretch Pizza Dough Like a Boss
Learn to toss pizza dough in the air like you’ve always imagined yourself doing with these easy, step-by-step instructions. Consider it free continuing education.
What is Braising?
Here’s how to coax tough, inexpensive cuts of meat to tenderness while imbuing them with flavor. And all without nary any effort. Here’s how.