Cooking Techniques

Brush up on various cooking techniques—and when to use them—right here. Our how-to guides to cooking techniques will make you a pro at many kitchen skills. Start with how to roast meat, a simple technique that can make a big difference. We show you how to get the best results every time with our step-by-step guide to roasting meat and poultry. A roasted turkey is a holiday tradition; our calculator helps you determine the time your bird needs to be in the oven. Roasting brings out amazing, sweet flavors in vegetables and garlic, too. Use our guides to roast these to perfection. Steaming, broiling, pan-searing, and stir-frying are more cooking techniques we cover in this collection. With our advice, you can master each method and apply it to any recipe you cook at home. Eggs are a staple in everyone's diet, but they're often overcooked. Use our step-by-step advice to cook eggs expertly by poaching, scrambling, baking, boiling, and more. Once you get these cooking techniques down, you'll be able to handle any kitchen adventure.

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Stir-Frying Basics

Choose the right equipment and follow our steps to becoming a stir-frying...

Thickening Soups

Learn how to thicken soups in a variety of ways with our easy thickening...

How to Clean and Store Mushrooms

Learning how to clean mushrooms the right way will help prevent them from...

Recipe Quick Find

Slicing Flank Steak

Whether you're cutting flank steak when it's raw or after it's been cooked, th...

Can You Cook Rice in a Slow Cooker?

You cook everything in your slow cooker -- why not rice? We dig in to find out...

How to Use Every Part of Scallions and Green Onions

Not sure whether to use the white root or the green leaves of scallions and...

Frying Basics

Follow our guide to making crispy foods safely and successfully.

How to Speed Up Softening Cream Cheese

Need to know if there's a way to speed up softening cream cheese? There is! An...

Trim & Peel Asparagus

Preparing asparagus is a snap -- literally. For slim, tender stalks, all you...

Handling Hot Peppers

Chiles, such as jalapenos, habaneros, and serranos, contain volatile oils that...

Step-by-Step Egg Cooking Techniques

There are so many great ways to cook and eat an egg -- from perfectly poached...

Roasting Sweet Peppers

You can use roasted sweet peppers in a variety of ways -- follow these easy...

Recipe Ideas for an Electric Grill

Welcome to the world of electric grill ownership. If you're not sure what...

Can I Make Homemade Mac and Cheese Without an Oven?

If your oven is too full to host your mac and cheese, try our simple recipe...

Pancetta and Prosciutto

These two time-honored Italian meats are becoming favorites for adding flavor...

9 Ways to Go Green in the Kitchen

Save money and energy with these simple changes to your kitchen routine.

Quick Ways with Dry Beans

You can easily make that bean dish you've been craving.

How to Make Aquafaba Meringue

Maximize your canned chickpeas by using the leftover liquid to make an easy...

Crispy Deep-Fat Frying

The trick to producing crispy deep-fried foods is no trick at all.

Roasting Garlic

Roasted garlic adds a sweet, mellow, caramel flavor to soups and salad...

Making Perfect Gravy

Gravy is the star of many great dishes. Here are a few secrets to help you mak...

How to Toast Nuts

Upgrade your recipes with these homemade toasted nuts

Using Nonstick Spray Coating

Follow these tips and sticky issues will be over.

What is Dredging?

The culinary technique known as dredging is a simple process of coating a piec...

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