Scared of cooking? You aren’t alone. This is the story of what it took to get me into the kitchen and start cooking healthy food.
Ever had questions about food safety? Here are 8 things you need to know to make sure the food you prepare and eat is as safe as possible.
Are you missing a baking or cooking ingredient? Don't run to the store, or give up, until you've read this article. Rescue your recipe with these amazing substitutions and tips.
If you dropped food on the floor, would you pick it up and use it? You may get away with picking it up and using it if you don't have a guest watching you. But it depends on the food, and the floor.
Vanilla is a great flavor to add to baked goods, and it is a required ingredient for most cakes and cookies. Vanilla is always one of the last ingredients to add, and you may have wondered why. Here's the answer.
Learn the basics of cooking with a sous vide precision cooker including tips and tricks and how to use a sous vide to cook a perfect steak every time.
The BBC reality cooking show “Master Chef” has circled the globe with numerous spinoffs, including "Celebrity" and "Junior" versions. But do you have what it takes to be a Master Chef?
Hasselback is not a pro quarterback (that’s Hasselbeck). It’s a cooking technique—slicing almost all-the-way through foods, creating thin layers that are then stuffed and baked. Let’s learn how it started and fun ways to use this technique in your kitchen.
Sweet, sour, salty, and bitter, and umami—the fifth taste sensation. That meaty flavor occurs in many foods, even fruits and vegetables. Learn all about umami and how to use it in your cooking.
Burgers, dogs, and ribs are what we usually throw on the grill. But how about octopus, pizza, or even a banana split? Check out these ideas and more!
Do you know how to peel a banana like a monkey, put out a kitchen fire, or cook corn on the cob in the microwave? Check out these helpful tips and hints!
Stop scarfing junk food and spending money on eating out, and start cooking for yourself. This guide will show you some ways you can start to learn how to cook for yourself.
Making the most of leftover food not only saves you money, but it's also good for the environment. Here are 25 ways to use leftover food.
Here's a great recipe for cooking salmon or chicken in parchment paper. It turns a simple dinner into an elegant one.
Are you a beginner cook, an every-day family cook, or a full-on Iron Chef? Here are some guidelines to help you stock your pantry for any level of cooking expertise.
Pathogens, pesticides, cleaning methods, food preparation methods, and politics all affect whether a food is safe to eat.
Mise en place (everything in place) is more than a fancy French cooking term. It's a method of organization that can help you in (and outside of) the kitchen.
Do you worry about serving undercooked meat to your family? I've provided a handy guide for you to reference that covers roasting, broiling, stewing, simmering, and braising!
Buy a pack of inexpensive spring roll wrappers and start playing around with adding a bit of crunchy goodness to everyday meals!
Food poisoning is at best the most miserable 48 hours of your life, at worst life-threatening. Getting food poisoning is easy—preventing it is just as easy. Just follow these common-sense guidelines.
Did you know that the stomach loves pickles because they provide you with very healthy bacteria? That's how people used to store food.
If meal planning seems too rigid for your lifestyle, this flexible method will help you save money, eat more healthful meals, and save time both at the grocery store and in the kitchen.
Mug meals are the new, trendy thing for single servings in a hurry. Most can be done in under 5 minutes using just a good mug and your microwave!
If the thought of preparing a meal for a small gathering, your significant other, or even just yourself makes you break into a sweat, this article is for you.
Learn a few simple techniques to avoid wasting food. Whether you'd like to save money, help the environment, or make your provisions last during a political or health crisis, these tips will be very helpful.
Freezer cooking is a great way to save money on groceries, eat healthier and save time on meal preparation. This article includes ten tips to help you get started with freezer cooking.
Cooking is an exercise in creativity, but there is also a bit of science involved in combining ingredients with time and temperature. Understanding that science is the key to avoiding mishaps.
Need to double or halve a recipe? No problem. Need to convert standard American measurements to metric? No problem again. Wrong size baking pan or missing an ingredient? Just keep this handy article handy!
Baking emergency? Don't panic. We got you. These five common baking mistakes are fixable. Here's how.
No, it wasn't how to execute the proper sous-vide techniques or all the ways to dice an onion. Here are the three life lessons I learned from being a line cook.
Who can remember saying that they would never use division. Well, think again. Here's an easy way to divide your celery so you end up with a lot of small pieces.