Recipe Index: How To
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 Peel, Chop, and Grate Ginger
How to easily peel, slice, julienne, chop, mince, and grate ginger root.
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 Green Chiles over a Gas Flame
Guide to roasting chile peppers over a gas flame. For Hatch, Anaheim, Poblano chiles. Includes video, photos, and 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 Slice an Onion
Step by step instructions on how to safely slice onions both lengthwise, and crosswise.
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 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.
The Easiest Way to Microwave Corn on the Cob
Cooking corn couldn't be easier. In the microwave, husk on, four minutes. Cut off bottom. Slip off husk. It works!
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.