How-to's

Dicing a Mango

Wash fruit. Lay fruit on the counter, then turn so the top and bottom are now the sides. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise cut as close to the long, flat seed as possible to remove each…

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Dipping Bars in Chocolate

Melt the chocolate chips, baking chocolate or candy coating according to recipe directions. If necessary, transfer chocolate to a narrow container.

To cover an entire bar in chocolate, use…

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Dipping Candy in Chocolate

Place candy on a table fork or a special two-tined candy fork; dip into the melted chocolate to cover entirely. Remove from the chocolate; scrape off any excess chocolate on the side of the bowl.…

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Dipping Cookies in Chocolate

Melt the chocolate chips, baking chocolate or candy coating according to recipe directions. If necessary, transfer the chocolate to a narrow container.

Dip cookie partway into chocolate and…

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Dipping into Glaze

Place a wire rack over a large sheet of waxed paper. The waxed paper will help keep the countertop clean. Using a candy fork, gently dip petits fours, one at a time, into warm glaze. Lift out of…

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Disguise a Cracked Cheesecake

If the top of your cheesecake has a crack in it, just cover it up! Topping the cheesecake with fruit, a sour cream topping or your favorite jam will offer a delectable disguise.

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Disjointing Chicken Wings

Place chicken wing on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut between the joint at the top of the tip end. Discard tips or use for preparing chicken broth.

Take remaining wing and cut…

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Displaying Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments

In addition to hanging Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments from your Christmas tree, you can use them to decorate miniature potted evergreens. Place the decorated trees on your mantle or on a…

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Doneness Test for Steak

To test for doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer horizontally from the side, making sure to get the reading in the center of the steak.

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Double Chocolate Curls

White chocolate spirals add interest to the large chocolate curls that decorate Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake (pictured at far right). Here’s how to make them.

Spread a thin layer of melted…

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