30-Second Cooking School
How to Cook Brown Rice
Check out this clever, no-fuss way to cook whole grain brown rice. Using our technique, you can make a big batch of brown rice to keep on hand for any recipe calling for cooked rice or when you need a quick and healthy side dish.
How to Bake a Ham
A juicy baked ham turns any gathering into a special occasion, and though a baked-ham entree looks elegant, it’s a snap to prepare. See our easy method to bake ham for a full-of-flavor meal the whole family will love.ready for carving. That??s all it takes for a sweetly seasoned, juicy, baked ham that will be a hit with family and friends.
How to Bake Chicken Breast
Transform weeknight chicken breast into a meal everyone will love. We’ll show you how to bake chicken breast for a flavorful main dish in a flash.-Everyone has chicken breast on hand. They are week night go to. We're gonna show you how to bake chicken breast so your freezer is no longer full of these bought on sale staples. Start by flavoring the chicken. Today we are using a mixture of paprika and other spices. You can use whatever flavor your family likes. Bland chicken be gone. Brush your chicken with oil, sprinkle with spices and rub the spices into the chicken using your fingers. Note our handy safety flash on raw food . Place your flavored filled chicken on a foil line shallow baking pan . We'll bake it in a 400 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes. This is the secret to baking chicken breast . Cook them at a high temperature for a short time, you don't want them to turn into shoe leather. Dinner's done with an instant read thermometer reads 170 degrees and that's the secret to great baked chicken breast , the week night dinner delight.
How to Caramelize Onions
Caramelized onions make your favorite recipes even more delicious. Watch as we show the trick for how to caramelize onions so they come out delicious every time.-Wanna learn how to caramelized onions ? It??s easier than you think. You know that saying, ??good things come to those who wait??? They were talking about caramelized onions , so be patient. Cook them slowly, it??s worth the wait. Start by melting 2 tablespoons of butter over medium low heat. Add peeled slice onions to your skillet. Cover the skillet and let cook for 13 to 15 minutes or until the onions are tender stirring occasionally. After 20 or so minutes, your patience as paid off and you have wonderfully sweet and savory caramelized onions to use in all of your favorite recipes.
How to Cook Bacon
Learn how to cook bacon that’s perfectly even and crisp every time. Watch our simple bacon-cooking tips, and you’ll be serving restaurant-worthy bacon in no time.bacon. To start, place your uncooked bacon side by side in a baking pan . A 1-inch high pan keeps the fat from running over the sides of the pan and into your oven. Now, just bake
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
If you want to know how to cook sweet potatoes, you’ve come to the right place. Watch as we show you the easiest (and tastiest!) way to cook sweet potatoes, along with two tasty topping ideas.Want some ideas for how to cook sweet potatoes ? You??re in luck. They are just as easy to cook as regular rustic potatoes. Here??s how to make a delicious banked sweet potato. Start with a thoroughly washed potato and prick it all over with a fork. This is especially fun if you have a tough day, just let it all out on your sweet potato. Now bake in a 400 degree oven on a foil lined baking pan for 45 minutes or until the potato can be easily pierce with a small knife. To serve, cut an X on the
How to Cook Broccoli
Everyone will ask for seconds when you learn the best way to cook broccoli. We’ve got cooking tips that will convert even the pickiest eaters.stems. Cut just above the thick stock. A quick flick of a vegetable peeler helps get to the tastier part of the stems. This step is optional, but good for pleasing anyone who makes faces when greens hit their dinner plates. You don't want any big clumps hanging around. Trim down any larger florettes too. Take your fine handiwork to the stovetop where you've got a small amount of water boiling. Toss in just the broccoli stems for 3 minutes. I didn't forget about the florettes. After the stems have been boiling, toss the florettes in for 2 minutes more. Set a timer and keep watch. You don't want your broccoli to overcook. A slotted spoon works best for the pan-to-plate delivery. This fresh cooked broccoli is soon to become a family favorite.
How to Make Carrot Cake
No surprise -- carrots are key to successful carrot cake. We'll demo our favorite shredding technique for best-yet carrot cake.- Carrot cake just may be the moistest of all cakes. So what's the secret? It's all in the shredded carrots. Not only do they add plenty of texture to this dense cake, but they also create tons of moisture, and not just any size shred will do, the smaller the better, so use the fine shredding grate of a box grater or a food processor to get the best results. This does two things. First, as the cake is baked, the carrots soften, making the cake moist and flavorful. And second, because the shreds are so light and small, they distribute evenly and don't sink to the bottom of the cake. So whatever you do, don't grab a bag of pre-shredded carrots from the produce aisle. They're fine for coleslaw, but they have to be much smaller to give you the carrot cake you crave. When it comes to carrots, don't shortcut the shreds.
How to Make Fondant
All bakers should know how to make fondant. Watch as we show you how easy it is to make a tastier version of traditional fondant. With our simple steps, you’ll be making beautiful fondant in no time.
How to Make Red Velvet Cake
Get the red back into your red velvet cake with our secret for vibrant color.-Sure, red velvet cake is great tasting, but the fact is it's that fascinating red color that makes this cake stand out and there's one little secret that gets the most out of your red for an awesome looking cake. Originally, cocoa powder alone gave red velvet its color as it interacted with acids like vinegar and buttermilk. Weird, right? But, nowadays, it's this little bottle of grocery store red food coloring that really punches up the cake's true hue. You could use natural food coloring, but it isn't as intense after baking. And with red velvet cake , we want vibrant. And here's a tip we've learned the hard way in our test kitchen, make certain to fold the red