Cooking Tips And Techniques

No one is born knowing how to cook. We learn skill by skill, picking up smart ideas, quick tips, and cool tricks along the way.
Baked Potatoes with Chickpeas cook the chickpeas
A Guide to Swapping Out the Meat in your Favorite Recipes
How to Store Banana Bread -- close up of banana bread looking from the top down, half is sliced.
10 Tips for the Newbie Vegan Baker
Mixing ingredients in a large bowl for a pesto pasta salad recipe.
How to Meal Plan As a Vegan
Pasta Bean vegan salad ingredients
How to Stock a Vegan Pantry
Ingredients in bowls to make Authentic Cretan salad.
How to Stock a Flexitarian Pantry
Vallery Lomas and Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vallery Lomas Shares Her 5 Best Tips for Making Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brookies Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies
5 Tips for Baking Perfect Cookies Every Time
Almond-flavored butter cookies on a baking sheet.
Cookie Baking FAQs: The Expert Answers to All Your Cookie Problems
Hand mixer making a buttermilk pie recipe.
How to Convert Stand Mixer Instructions to a Hand Mixer (and Vice Versa)
potatoes on parchment paper lined half sheet pan
The Best Substitutes for Parchment Paper
Leah Koenig and potato latkes
Leah Koenig Shares Her 5 Best Tips for Making Latkes
Sheet of parchment paper next to wax paper
Now You Know: Parchment Paper vs Wax Paper
melting chocolate for peanut butter buckeye balls
How to Melt Chocolate Chips
Cover of Grist by Abra Berens cookbook
Abra Berens’ New Cookbook Is the Grain Book to End All Grain Books
Jesse Szewczyk Cookies the New Classics cookbook review
Jesse Szewczyk’s "Cookies" Is the Most Irresistible Cookbook of The Season
Dough in a towel lined bowl to make spiced sourdough bread shaped like a pumpkin
How a Clever Baker Proofs Dough Quickly
Rolling out cookie dough between two sheets of parchment
How a Clever Baker Rolls Out Cookie Dough
Slow Cooker Chicken Broth
How a Clever Cook Substitutes 10 Common Thanksgiving Ingredients
Bottles of spices on a cutting board How to Store Spices
How to Store Spices to Keep Them Fresh
Braised meat in a Dutch oven
How to Braise Any Meat or Vegetable
Yellow creamy soup in a red Dutch oven
How a Clever Cook Thickens Soup (or Stew) and Makes It Creamy
Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
The 3 Most Surprising Tips We Learned from Dorie Greenspans's New Cookbook
Tips for improving out of season tomatoes
5 Ways a Clever Cook Improves Out-of-Season Tomatoes
Classic cocktail recipes for beginners
How to Stock a Home Bar: 10 Classic Cocktail Recipes and Great Books for Beginners
How to set up a home bar essential liquor wines and liqueurs
How to Stock a Home Bar: The Essential Bottles of Liquor, Liqueur, Bitters, and Wine
Coupe glass on tray with other bar tools
How to Stock a Home Bar: The Essential Glasses and Equipment
Thanksgiving meal illustration
Your Thanksgiving Meal Questions, Answered!
Carved turkey on a platter - How to Carve a Turkey
How to Carve a Turkey
Crispy chickpeas in a black cast iron skillet
How a Clever Cook Makes the Crispiest Chickpeas
Two roasted halves of butternut squash on a sheet pan
How to Cook Butternut Squash: 3 Ways to Know!
Knife and honing steel
How to Use a Honing Steel
Whetstone chefs knife honing steel sharpening vs honing
Caring For Your Knives: Honing vs Sharpening
Whetstone with cloth
How to Sharpen a Knife with a Sharpening Stone (or Whetstone)
Knife sharpener
How to Sharpen a Knife with an Electric Knife Sharpener
Bowls of herbed whipped butter
How a Clever Cook Turns Regular Butter into a Thanksgiving-Worthy Spread
Pile of fresh herbs on a wooden cutting board
How a Clever Cook Chops a Mountain of Herbs
Mashed potatoes with chives and butter
How a Clever Cook Makes Faster (and Better!) Mashed Potatoes
Turkey thawing in a fridge illustration
How Long to Thaw a Turkey
Illustration of turkey cooking in the oven
What Temperature to Cook a Turkey
Setting dry brined turkey into roasting pan
The Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Schedule: A Guide to When and How to Prep Every Dish
November Produce Guide
How to Stock Your Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry for Thanksgiving
Pumpkin Pie FAQ post
Pumpkin Pie FAQs: The Expert Answers to All Your Pumpkin Pie Problems
Roasted spaghetti squash in a bowl next to whole squash on sheet pan
How to Cut and Cook Spaghetti Squash
Bowls of flour baking soda salt self-rising flour recipe
How to Make Self-Rising Flour
Showing how to crimp pie crust.
How to Freeze an Unbaked Pie
Cut sweet potatoes on parchment how to roast any vegetable
How to Roast Any Vegetable
Roasted hunk of meat in a dutch oven with lettuce
How to Roast Any Meat
Dough for Peanut Butter Cookies being wrapped in plastic wrap.
How to Freeze Cookie Dough
Bread loaf next to aluminum foil wrapped loaf
How to Freeze Bread
Frozen corn green beans broccoli brussels sprouts in white bowls
Why Frozen Vegetables Are a Freezer Essential
Overhead view of an easy lasagna recipe ready to be baked.
How to Freeze Lasagna and Other Casseroles
Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
A Beginner's Guide to Gluten-Free Baking
Tomatoes and tomato peel on wood cutting board
How a Clever Cook Peels Tomatoes
Fennel bulb and fronts with chef's knife on cutting board
How to Cut Fennel
Chopped zucchini in a freeze bag on a wood cutting board
How to Freeze Zucchini and Other Summer Squash
Grilled Skirt Steak recipes
How a Clever Cook Makes Tastier Skewers
Bloomin spices in oil
How to Bloom Spices
Powdered sugar in a sifter is being pressed with a spoon.
How to Make Powdered Sugar
Three types of branded coarse salt lined up.
Why Do So Many Bakers Use Kosher Salt?
Slices of bananas on a half sheet pan ready for freezing
How to Freeze Bananas