Recipe Index: How To

How To Quickly Cook Chicken on the Stovetop

How to Poach Chicken, the Quick and Easy Way

Poaching chicken is the EASIEST way to cook chicken for quick weeknight meals! Great for making shredded or sliced chicken for easy soups, lunch salads, burrito bowls, and more.

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.
Roast Goose

How to Roast a Goose

Step-by-step detailed instructions and photos on roasting a goose.
How to Roast Green Chiles

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

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 Spatchcock a Chicken

How to Spatchcock (Butterfly) a Chicken

Ever spatchcocked a chicken? It's easier than you might think! It's the same method as butterflying a chicken, and you only need a pair of kitchen shears.
How to Steam Broccoli

How to Steam Broccoli Perfectly Every Time

Delicious basic steamed broccoli recipe! How to steam broccoli so that it stays vibrant green. The easiest way to cook this wonderful vegetable.
How to Steam Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Steam Hard Boiled Eggs

The best way to hard cook eggs? Steam them! That way they peel easily.
How To Steam Fry Vegetables

How To Steam-Fry Vegetables

Steam-frying uses less oil than stir-frying, but makes a tastier side dish than basic steamed vegetables. Use any vegetable to make a quick, easy side dish for weeknight meals!
how to store parsley and fresh herbs

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

How to Trim an Artichoke

Here's a simple photo tutorial on how to trim an artichoke down to its heart.
How to Turn Your Kettle Grill into a Smoker

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.
Perfect Popcorn

Perfect Popcorn

How to make a perfect batch of popcorn, with no burnt kernels! Easy stove-top popcorn recipe.
Rendering Bacon Fat

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!
Finger Test for Meat Doneness Medium Rare

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.
Jalapeno Hotness

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.

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