Your Cooking Questions Answered
Click on the links below to find the answers to some of the most common questions in dinner preparation.
Mastering Main-Dish Meat and Seafood
Q. How do I thaw a frozen turkey?
Q. How do I use a meat thermometer?
Q. How do I make turkey gravy?
Q. How do I carve a turkey?
Q. How do I make toasted bread cubes for stuffing?
Q. Why let a cooked roast or bird stand before cutting it?
Q. How do I score a ham -- and why is it done?
Sides and Spices Simplified
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. What kinds of potatoes should I use to make mashed potatoes?
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. Why should I line a baking pan with foil -- and how do I do it?
Q. How do I peel and cut apples for pie?
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?
How do I roll and cut out sugar cookies?
Q. What's a simple way to decorate baked cookies?