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Is the Instant Pot Saute Function Too Good to Be True? We Tested It to Find Out.
We love the Instant Pot for slow cooking and pressure cooking, but what about that...
Turn Your Slow-Cooker Recipes into Instant Pot Hits
Want to convert your favorite slow cooker recipes into Instant Pot ones? All you need...
What To Do With Egg Whites
Just finished making custard or a cream pie? You might be wondering what to do...
What To Do With Egg Yolks
Ever wonder what to do with egg yolks after you're left with 2 (or 8!) after another...
How to Make Ghee, That Super Delicious Clarified Butter You’ve Been Hearing About
Learn how easy it is to make ghee at home, plus some delicious ways to use it.
How to Brown Butter (And Why You Definitely Should)
Consider this the home cook's guide on how to brown butter.
7 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Seafood
We've all ruined a perfectly good piece of fish at one time or another. These...
How to Cook Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot
If you're anywhere near as forgetful as we are when it comes to thawing meat...
This Ooey-Gooey Monkey Bread Is 100% Addictive
Just a few ingredients go a long way in this luscious pull-apart bread. There's a...
How to Read a Recipe the Right Way
Not following your recipe exactly could lead to a kitchen disaster. We're clearing up any...
Learn How to Make Extra Crispy Mashed Potatoes (Yes, You Read That Right!)
Crispy? Herby? Deliciously rich? We're going all in with these smashed potatoes.
Here’s the Right Way to Use Your Refrigerator’s Crisper Drawer
It's time to say goodbye to waste! Extend the life of your fruits and vegetables (...
Here’s What to Do With Produce That’s About to Go Bad
You buy all that fabulous produce with the healthiest intentions, but change your dinner plans...
61 Desserts Made in a Springform Pan
Dust off your springform pan and make fudgy cakes, fruity tortes and, of course, decadent...
We Tried Internet Famous Pan-Bang Chocolate Chip Cookies (and Loved Them!)
On our quest to find the *perfect* chocolate chip cookie, we couldn't help but wonder...
Thought You Knew How to Eat a Cupcake? Turns Out, You’re Wrong!
Cupcakes are even more tasty when you use this simple trick.
The 15 Prettiest Le Creuset Items You’ll Want in Your Kitchen
Who hasn't had their eye on a beautiful Dutch oven from Le Creuset? We round...
How to Make Simple Syrup—Yes, It Really Is This Simple!
If you find yourself reaching for bottles of simple syrup in the store, stop! Making...
How to Make Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd's pie isn't just for meat lovers! Try this vegetarian version made with mushrooms and...
How to Save a Broken Sauce
It's zero fun when a sauce breaks. Here are two options to fix a broken sauce just in time.
Why It’s Better to Used Canned Pumpkin (and Not the Fresh Stuff)
You might think that fresh is always best, but for fall baking, canned pumpkin is...
9 Secrets to Making the Best Mashed Potatoes Ever
Avoiding these common mistakes will ensure your carb fix is even more delicious.
6 Steps You Should Never, Ever Skip When Baking a Layer Cake
What seems like a simple shortcut can quickly turn into a disaster. Here are six...
Here’s How to Cook Pork Every Way Imaginable
Step away from your go-to pork recipes and add a few new techniques to your...
8 Natural Food Dyes You Can Make at Home
Skip the store-bought food coloring and try these natural food dyes instead. They're made from...
Cooking with Kosher Salt? Here’s the Difference Between the 2 Big Brands.
Kosher salt has become a standard ingredient in the home cook's kitchen. But did you...
3 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Always Grate Your Own Cheese
It's totally easier to buy a bag of pre-shredded cheese, but lots of sources claim...
Degassing Beans: Here’s How to Silence the “Musical Fruit”
Beans don't have to be the musically embarrassing fruit. Try one of these proven methods...
8 Simple Ways to Make Tough Meat Tender
Not every cut is melt-in-your mouth tender. We have the scoop on how to make...
How to Make Lemon Curd
Slathered on biscuits, drizzled over cake or dolloped onto yogurt, lemon curd makes every bite...
How to Make a Chocolate Souffle
Sure it sounds fancy, and it looks so very ooh la la, but it's actually...
I Asked Kids How to Bake a Cake and Followed Their Instructions Verbatim
Who's a better authority on cake-baking than kids?