In The Kitchen

Looking to master a basic cooking skill or learn more about an ingredient? You've come to the right place. Pull up a chair and we'll walk you through everything we know!
Fresh Strawberry Pie in pie tin ready to slice
18 Irresistible Strawberry Desserts to Savor and Share
chicken broth meals
25 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals with Chicken Broth
Leeks on a Cutting Board on a Counter
What Are Leeks?
Photo of Jello on a Spoon With a Fun Background
Surprise! Gelatin Is Definitely Not Vegetarian. Here's Why
Fried Chicken in Air Fryer
21 Air Fryer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over
Side view of quiche with a piece being lifted up.
25 Weekend Brunch Recipes To Linger Over, Including Cocktails
A sheet pan in a convection oven
The Difference Between Convection Baking Versus Convection Roasting, Explained
Two Salmon Fillets With Skin Salted Using Coarse Salt, and Next to It, More Salt in a Bowl and Some on the Counter
What’s the Difference Between Atlantic and Pacific Salmon?
A photocollage of three recipes: cactus salsa, birria tacos, and queso dip
14 Easy Cinco de Mayo Snack and Appetizer Recipes
In One Large Bowl, Egg Whites, and Next to It, a Smaller Bowl With Egg Yolks. The Shells on the Counter.
How to Bring Eggs to Room Temperature Fast
Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (with Chocolate Pieces)
How Long Can I Keep Cookie Dough in the Refrigerator Before Baking?
a juicer with fresh fruit and a hand pouring juice into a glass
What to Do With Leftover Juicing Pulp
Ricotta-Mascarpone Mousse
What's a Good Substitute for Ricotta Cheese?
Measuring the temperature with a digital thermometer on a roast turkey
Here's Where to Put a Thermometer in a Turkey
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
How to Thicken Mashed Potatoes: 3 Foolproof Ways
Pieces of watermelon in an open plastic to go container
How to Tell When Your Watermelon Has Gone Bad
Slices of orange cheddar cheese coming out of an open package
How Long Can Cheese Be Out of the Fridge?
An open carton of brown eggs on the counter
How Long Can Eggs Be Out of the Fridge?
a paper bag of bagels
How to Keep Bagels Fresh Longer
overhead view of box of a dozen donuts
How to Keep Donuts Fresh Overnight
Packages of ground beef shown wrapped and close up
What’s That Absorbent Pad in My Meat Packaging (And What Happens if I Cooked It)?
Unsalted butter at room temperature
What's the Difference Between East Coast and West Coast Butter?
Silver saucepan with a hand grasping the lid handle. Pan sits on gas stove.
What to Use When You Can't Find a Pot Lid
Cooked bacon on a plate with buttered toast and fried eggs
How Long Can Bacon Sit Out?
A hand reaching into a refrigerator to grab a takeout container
The 7 Foods You Should Refrigerate (But Probably Aren't)
A photocollage of three 30-minute dinner recipes
The 30 Best Weeknight Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
A stack of banana pancakes with syrup pouring over the top
Does Syrup Ever Go Bad?
Roasted Cauliflower
6 Ways to Make Frozen Cauliflower Into Something Delicious
All purpose flour we cook with
Can All-Purpose Flour Go Bad?
A small glass bowl of baking powder with a measuring spoon on a wood surface
What's the Difference Between Double-Acting and Single-Acting Baking Powder?
Tongs Lifting Spaghetti from Pot of Boiling Water for No Cook Tomato Sauce Pasta
Should You Add Oil to Pasta Cooking Water?
Boiling Water Poured onto Coffee Grounds in a French Press for French Press Coffee Recipe
5 Simple Tips for the Best French Press Coffee
A photocollage of three casseroles made with ground beef
15 Crowd-Pleasing Casseroles Made With Ground Beef
A cook stretching plastic wrap over a hotel pan in a restaurant kitchen
Can You Put Plastic Wrap in the Oven?
Frozen red grapes on a table
Can You Freeze Grapes?
Confetti Cake Surrounded by Cake Slices on Small Plates and a Bowl of Sprinkles
What's The Difference Between Yellow, White, and Vanilla Cake?
Spatula with a toasted hamburger bun on a grill.
10 Worthwhile Ways to Use Up Leftover Hamburger Buns
How To Quickly Cook Chicken on the Stovetop
How Much Chicken to Buy When You Need Shredded or Diced Chicken?
Can of King Oscar anchovies, one open and one sealed
How to Use Up (And Store) an Open Can of Anchovies
Variety of Asian Noodles on a Counter (Some Dried, Some Cooked) for A Guide to Asian Noodles
A Guide to Asian Noodles
Decorated Rainbow Layer Cake on a Plate with Glasses in Background
How to Transport a Cake If You Don’t Have a Carrier
Easiest Turkey Brine Ever adding salt to the pot
Should You Add Salt Before or After the Water Comes to a Boil?
Bloomed Chocolate Bars in a Wrapper
What’s That White Stuff on My Chocolate?
Bowl of Onion Powder
What Is Onion Powder?
Hard Boiled Eggs
The Only Way to Reheat Hard Boiled Eggs
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins on a Cooling Rack Over a Red and White Checkered Kitchen Towel
3 Easy Tips for Picture-Perfect Muffins
Three recipes made with frozen peas: pasta, pesto, and a chicken skillet
18 Easy-Peasy Recipes To Make With Frozen Peas
Plate of Salmon Filet with Brown Sugar Glaze and a Side of Green Beans. Some of Salmon Is on the Fork.
Salmon Temperature: When Is Salmon Done?
Tuna Roundup (L to R): Tuna Pasta With Tomato and Olives, Avocado Tuna Salad. and Nicoise Salad
19 Great Meals to Make With Canned Tuna
Three recipes for Ramadan, including lentil soup, a pita sandwich, and tadhig
18 Recipes to Share With Family This Ramadan
Basil on the Counter
What Is Basil?
Oregano on the Counter
What Is Oregano?
Three recipes made with leftover ham: a brothy soup, an omelet, and a breakfast casserole
25 Meals to Make With Leftover Ham
Three recipes made with hard boiled eggs: deviled egg salad, egg sandwiches, and buffalo deviled eggs
16 Recipes to Use Up Those Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs
Three Bulbs of Fennel Lined Up on a Cutting Board
What Is Fennel?
Sides Folded onto the Filling for How to Fold a Burrito
How to Fold a Burrito
Radicchio for Grilled Radicchio Salad
What Is Radicchio?
Spoonful of Worcestershire Sauce Lifted from a Jar Sitting on a Decorative Wooden Board Covered in Garlic Cloves and Cloves
Worcestershire Sauce
Overhead view of a glass bowl of melted chocolate.
How to Temper Chocolate
Parsley in a Vase of Water
What Is Parsley?