Whether you're celebrating an official holiday or your own special occasion, our food preparation guide has all the answers you need to get started.
Q. How do I use a meat thermometer?
Q. How do I make turkey gravy?
Q. How do I carve a turkey?
Q. Why let a cooked roast or bird stand before cutting it?
Q. How do I score a ham -- and why is it done?
Q. How do I work with dried herbs?
Q. How do I work with fresh herbs?
Q. Can I substitute dried herbs for fresh herbs in an emergency?
Q. How can I make plain dinner rolls a little more fancy for a holiday meal?
Q. How do I measure ingredients for baking?
Q. What does it mean when a recipe calls for softened butter?
Q. How do I grease and flour a pan?
Q. How do I make and roll piecrust?
Q. How do I toast nuts?
Q. How do I chop nuts?
Q. How do I make sweetened whipped cream?
Q. What's a simple way to decorate baked cookies?