Easy Poached Eggs
How to poach an egg, with great results every time. Simple poached egg recipe.
Easy Tip for Getting Corn Off the Cob
A method for easily and cleanly getting corn kernels off of a cob, using a bundt pan to catch hold the corn cob and catch the kernels.
Home Cured Corned Beef
How to easily cure your own corned beef, with beef brisket, pickling spices, and salt.
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
How to make ricotta cheese at home, with whole milk, yogurt, vinegar, and cream.
How to Boil and Eat Lobster
A visual guide with instructions to boiling and eating fresh New England lobster.
How to Brown Butter
Take your recipes up a notch with the nutty aroma of browned butter. It's easy!
How to Caramelize Onions
How to slowly caramelize onions to bring out deep, rich, sweet flavor as the natural sugars in the onions caramelize. Video included.
How to Clean Leeks
Step-by-step photos and instructions on how to clean leeks, 2 ways, chopped for soup and for whole leeks.
How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke
How to cook and eat an artichoke, with step-by-step instructions and photos.
How to Cut a Mango
How to cut a mango into cubes, an easy, tried-and-true method. Step-by-step instructions with photos showing how to peel and dice mangoes.
How to Cut a Pineapple
Step by step instructions on how to cut a pineapple, so you keep the sweetest and juiciest parts.
How to Cut and De-Seed a Pomegranate
How to cut open and de-seed a pomegranate. Step-by-step instructions with photographs.
How to Cut and Peel an Avocado
How to simply and easily cut and peel an avocado. Photos and step-by-step instructions.
How to Cut and Prepare Prickly Pears
How do you cut and prepare prickly pear cactus? Carefully. Here's a step-by-step guide with photos and recipe suggestions.
How to French a Rack of Lamb
Step-by-step photo tutorial on how to French cut a rack of lamb roast.
How to Grill Pizza
Step-by-step instructions for using your grill, gas or charcoal, to make homemade pizza.
How to Make a Gingerbread House
Classic holiday gingerbread house. How to make a gingerbread house with step-by-step instructions and photographs.
How to Make a Lattice Top for a Pie Crust
A how-to guide on making a lattice top for your homemade pies. Step-by-step instructions with photographs.
How to Make Beef Stock
Make homemade beef stock by roasting marrow bones and cooking on a low simmer with aromatic vegetables and herbs.
How to Make Butterscotch
When was the last time you tasted authentic butterscotch? A classic butterscotch sauce recipe with brown sugar, butter, and cream.
How to Make Chicken Stock
Two tried and true methods for making homemade chicken stock. One method involves simmering a chicken carcass with vegetables. The other method requires sauteing chopped pieces of backs and wings first, before simmering with water and veggies. Chicken stock recipe.
How to Make Corn Tortillas
Homemade corn tortillas recipe, with step-by-step instructions and photos.
How to Make Croutons
Make your own homemade croutons, on the stovetop, toasted in butter.
How to Make Fruit Leather
Step-by-step guide for making fruit leather, puréed fruit, spread out and dried, then rolled up to store. A great way to use up excess fruit of the season.
How to Make Gravy
Two easy gravy recipes with photos and step-by-step instructions.
How to Make Homemade Sausage
Step-by-step tutorial, with photos, on making homemade sausage. Includes recipe for Italian sweet sausage.
How to Make Homemade Tortilla Chips
Perfectly fresh and crunchy homemade tortilla chips, fried, baked, or microwaved.
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs recipe. Tips for how to boil eggs so they come out perfectly every time.
How to Make Preserved Lemons
Preserved lemons recipe. Many Moroccan and Middle Eastern recipes call for preserved lemons, lemons that have been pickled in salt and their own juices.
How to Make Shellfish Stock
Make your own shellfish stock with the shells from crabs, shrimp, and lobster. Homemade shellfish stock recipe with photos and step-by-step instructions.
How to Make Stock from Chicken Feet
Make delicious soup with stock from chicken feet. The rich gelatin of the feet create a rich and nutritious stock.
How to Make Vanilla Extract
How to make your own homemade vanilla extract, it's easy! All you need are vanilla beans, vodka and a glass jar.
How to Make Vegetable Stock
So much better than store bought! Homemade vegetable stock with carrots, onions, celery, parsley, herbs, and mushrooms.
How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash
Butternut squashes can be intimidating to cut, can't they? Here's a safe and sure method.
How to Peel and Devein Shrimp
How-to guide with step-by-step instructions and photos on how to peel and devein shrimp.
How to Prepare a Cheese Board
Tips and advice on how to put together a cheese plate, either as an appetizer, or an end of dinner course. How to select, store, and serve cheese. How to make a cheese board.
How to Prepare Horseradish
How to make homemade horseradish by grating horseradish root and adding vinegar.
How to Roast a Goose
Step-by-step detailed instructions and photos on roasting a goose.
How to Roast Chile Peppers over a Gas Flame
A guide on how to roast chile peppers over a gas flame. Including photos and a step-by-step instructions.
How to Separate Eggs
Step-by-step instructions for how to separate eggs, with photos. Easy enough for kids to do.
How to Store Parsley, Cilantro, and Other Fresh Herbs
Have you ever had trouble keeping fresh herbs fresh? This super easy trick keeps fresh herbs useable for a couple of weeks.
How to Trim an Artichoke
Simple photo tutorial on how to trim an artichoke down to its heart.
How to Turn Your Kettle Grill into a Smoker
Don't have a smoker? Smoke ribs on your Weber grill, low and slow. Step-by-step instructions on how to smoke meat on your kettle grill.
Make Your Own Juice Popsicles
Homemade popsicle recipe. Easy to make your own juice popsicles, with concentrated juice or lemonade.
Making Grape Juice
There's nothing better than homemade grape juice. Step-by-step instructions with photos on how to make your own grape juice from scratch.
Marinated Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Red bell peppers, charred and roasted, preserved in vinegar, lemon, garlic, oil marinade. Canned roasted bell peppers.
Everybody knows how to make lemonade, right? Squeeze some lemons, add sugar and water. But how to make lemonade so that it tastes right everytime? Here's a surefire method.
Perfect Pie Crust
Several pie crust recipes - an all butter pie crust, or pate brisee, an all butter crust with almonds, combining butter and shortening crust, and how to pre-bake or blind-bake a pie crust.
How to make a perfect batch of popcorn, with no burnt kernels. Easy popcorn recipe.
A method for poaching chicken which retains all the chicken's flavor and juices without overcooking the breast meat.
Rendering Bacon Fat
A guide for how to render bacon fat for use in cooking.
The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat
Easily check for the doneness of meat without using a thermometer by comparing how the meat feels with the feeling of your hand as you touch different fingers together.
The Vinaigrette Ratio
Michael Ruhlman on how to make 3 variations of a classic vinaigrette salad dressing following a 3 to 1 oil to vinegar ratio.
Tip: Blender and Mason Jar
How to use a mason jar with your blender to whip or chop things right into the jar.
Tip: How to Check for the Hotness of Jalapenos
How hot is that jalapeno? Here's a tip to help gauge the level of heat before you buy or pick the pepper.
Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly
The quick way to soften butter for baking, with a little wax paper and a rolling pin.
Toasted Parmesan Rinds
Have leftover Parmesan rinds? Toast them for a quick and tasty snack.
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