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How to Make Pasta
It's hard to beat homemade noodles! Follow these easy steps to learn how to make...
How to Make Jam
Don't have time to can? Freezer jam is a fast and flavorful alternative. Use the...
How to Cut Chicken Wings
Learn how to cut chicken wings with these easy instructions.
How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken
Hints and tips for how to cut up a whole chicken
How to Flatten Chicken Breasts
Hints and tips for how to flatten chicken breasts
We Show You How to Butterfly Chicken Breasts
Learn how to butterfly chicken breasts so you can make amazing stuffed chicken, cordon bleus...
How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
Learn how to make ice cream sandwiches using one simple brownie recipe, a variety of...
How to Make Pesto
Perk up your pasta, sandwiches and appetizers with this homemade pesto sauce recipe. Traditionally, pesto (...
How to Cook Whole Grains
Use these basic guidelines for cooking whole grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, cornmeal, couscous,...
Bouillon vs. Broth
Expert advice from Food Editor Karen Scales
Secrets for Perfect Cookies
Whether crunchy or chewy, there are ways to make that cookie taste just right!
How to Make Healthy Salad Dressing at Home (and Why You Should)
Healthy homemade salad dressings are easy to make and can add great flavor to your...
Can whipped topping be substituted for whipped cream?
DEAR PEGGY: I have a pie recipe that calls for 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped. Is...
10 Common Baking Problems and How to Fix Them
Is your latest bake less than perfect? Here's how to learn from your mistakes.
Fabulous Freezer Meals
Make-ahead recipes for busy weeknights
Leftovers: Keep or Toss?
Learn how long you can hold on to certain foodsand when it's time to trash them.
Is it possible to use light butter when baking?
Dear Peggy: I received the new Healthy Cooking magazine and ran across a bar that...
Are there guidelines for substituting soy milk for dairy milk?
Dear Peggy: My husband and I are mildly lactose intolerant, so we've begun drinking soy...
Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same for Scott J’s family if he didn’t...
How to Make Easy Hollandaise Sauce
We've cracked the code for the easiest ever Hollandaise sauce recipe. Follow along as we...
Baking Better Brownies
The name "brownie" comes from the traditional brown color of the bars. The first known...
Small Slow Cookers Perfect for Two
Smaller slow cookers are handy appliances that are perfectly suited for preparing downsized recipes. A...
Our Test Kitchen’s Guide to Food Safe Cooking Temperatures
Do you find yourself guessing if your chicken is done or that your steak is...