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How to Cut an Onion Without Crying
From lighting candles to biting spoons, you'll never guess which method for cutting onions left...
This No-Cook Meal Plan will Keep You Cool All Month Long
No need to turn the oven on with these recipes! Stay cool during hot summer...
Here’s How to Make the Cutest Peachy Cookies Ever
This cookie is sneakily disguised as fresh fruit. (So it's healthy, right?)
When Is Amazon Prime Day 2019—and What Shoppers Need to Know
Here's what to be on the lookout for this year.
How to Crack an Egg the Right Way
Our Test Kitchen cooks share the pro's secrets to cracking eggs without making a mess.
The Best Waffle Toppings You’ve Never Heard Of
Go beyond butter and syrup with waffle toppings that wow. Plus, check out tips for...
How to Set a Table
Throwing a dinner party or having guests for the holidays? Improve your party hosting skills...
5 Reasons Why You Should Ban Shoes in the House
Forget muddy footprints—wearing shoes in the house can actually bring in health hazards. Here's...
The Little-Known Trick to Grilling Juicy Burgers
Hint: Stock up on ice cubes!
The Secret to Making a Great Bloody Mary
No crazy toppings required.
9 Ways to Use a Salad Spinner That Have Nothing to Do With Salad
Your salad spinner is not a one trick pony! Find out how you can put...
9 Spices and Seasonings You Never Knew You Needed Until Now
Adding spices to your cooking is the best way to add your personal touch to...
9 Nifty Ways to Use Parchment Paper Sheets
Parchment paper should already be a kitchen staple, but when you buy it in pre-cut...
A Guide to the Most Common Mushroom Varieties
Grocery stores are starting to carry more and more types of mushrooms; here's your guide.
13 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Cast-Iron Skillet
Cast iron can be fickle. Here are some habits to avoid when you're cooking.
10 Tricks to Cooking Without a Recipe
Go ahead, break the rules!
Top 10 Amish Baking Secrets—Revealed
If you're a fan of Amish sugar cookies, you'll love this cooking advice, passed down...
How to Pick the Best Green Beans
Here's what to look for when choosing the perfect green beans for a fresh summer potluck.
How to Pick the Best Sweet Corn
Picking the freshest corn at a grocery store or farmer's stand might be even easier...
How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg
No more mess! We'll show you how to peel a hard-boiled egg quickly and easily.
This Sweet Amish Tradition is the Secret to Making Lifelong Friends
It's a tradition that keeps giving and giving and giving...
How to Make Popsicles With or Without a Mold
Cool off with our guide for how to make easy, breezy ice pops.
How to Make Yogurt at Home (and Save a Ton of Money)
Turn a dollop of yogurt into a whole tub. But how does it work? Our...
The One Thing You Should Never Do to Your Hamburgers
Before you put salt IN your hamburger mix, give this a read!
9 Surprising Soup Toppers
Ready to bring your bowl to the next level? Forget the oyster crackers! Top your...
13 Ways You’re Using Your Kitchen Appliances Wrong
Get the best results by avoiding these common errors with your dishwasher, microwave, and other...
How to Tell If a Melon Is Ripe—and Pick Perfectly Every Time
Next time you're at the store, here's how to tell if a melon is ripe....
30 Days of Salads for a Month of Fresh Eating
We challenge you to serve up a delicious salad recipe every day for 30 days. Trust...
10 Secrets to the Best Guacamole of Your Life
These expert tips will really take your guac game to the next level! We talk...
What Is Welsh Rarebit Anyways?
Don't worry, Welsh rarebit has nothing to do with bunnies! You'll definitely want to have...
7-Day Heart-Healthy Meal Plan
If you're following a heart-healthy diet, this meal plan is for you! Recipes are lower...
We Tried the Muffin-Tin Method for Poaching Eggs—Here’s What You Should Know
Poaching your eggs a dozen at a time can be as simple as it looks—...