Recipe Index: How To

How to Preserve Lemons

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

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.
Stages of Making Vanilla Extract

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 (photo)

How to Make Vegetable Stock

So much better than store bought! Homemade vegetable stock with carrots, onions, celery, parsley, herbs, and mushrooms.
How to Cut and Peel Butternut Squash

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 (photo)

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 on Simply Recipes

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

How to Prepare Horseradish

How to make homemade horseradish by grating horseradish root and adding vinegar.
How to Roast a Goose (photo)

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 on Simply Recipes

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 (photo)

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

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

Make Your Own Juice Popsicles

Homemade popsicle recipe. Easy to make your own juice popsicles, with concentrated juice or lemonade.
Rendering Bacon Fat (photo)

Rendering Bacon Fat

A guide for how to render bacon fat for use in cooking.
Microwave Corn on the Cob

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

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 (photo)

Tip: How to Soften Butter Quickly

The quick way to soften butter for baking, with a little wax paper and a rolling pin.

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