30-Second Cooking School
How to Make Muffins
Enjoy fresh-baked muffins with our secrets to success. It’s all in the mixing -- learn just how long to mix your ingredients (Hint: It’s more of a “fold” than a “mix”).instead of rounded tops like this. First, make a well in the dry ingredients then be sure to blend the wet ingredients thoroughly before pouring into the well. Both of these steps help prevent over mixing. Now, use a rubber scraper to fold, not stir the batter, stopping just when the dry ingredients are moist. A few lumps are fine. If you try to get rid of the lumps, it will be over mixed. Finally,
How to Make Fudge
To pieces of equipment and a quick buttering step help you make the best fudge ever.may be a little crumbly but it'll still taste great stirred into ice cream . Finally pour the fudge into a pan lying with foil or parchment paper then shake it to spread the mixture evenly. Now let it set until firm before cutting. Making home-made fudge really is worth
How to Saute Onions
Sauted onions add delicious, mellow flavor to lots of recipes. We'll show you how to chop an onion and how to saute onions so that they're tender translucent, and ready to go into your favorite recipes.a medium high heat until tender and translucent but not brown. Unlike caramelized onions , sauted onions aren't brown but are just tender and flatly mellow the flavor in a recipe. Lastly, stir your onions into your favorite recipes . We're putting ours in sour cream for an irresistible dip that's full of oniony flavor.
How to Make Pasta Salad
A bit of overnight preparation can help you make tasty pasta salad. We’ve got a tip that infuses the pasta with lots of delicious flavors.is simple. Toss the cooked pasta salad with a little oil and lemon juice and chill overnight before you add the other ingredients. After cooking the pasta, rinse it with cold water to stop the cooking and remove excess starch on the surface of the pasta. Then, toss the pasta in a 2 to 1 olive oil- lemon juice mixture before letting it chill in the fridge overnight. You don't need much. Two tablespoons oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice for a pound of pasta is plenty. This oil and lemon mixture keeps the pasta from absorbing too much of the dressing,
How to Cook Greens
Eat like Popeye with good-for-you greens, such as Swiss chard or spinach. Because greens cook down so much, we'll help you get the right amount to start.proportioned. To start, wash your greens in a colander. Today, we're prepping Swiss Chard . Cut off the thick stems and chop in to your desired size. Transfer your goodies to a salad spinner. These are a must have for frequent greens eaters. Now the fun part, let it spin. In a pan of hot oil , also carefully use tongs to add in one batch of greens. Let the greens welt watching them carefully. It's all about patience
How to Make Brownies
We’ll teach you how to tell when your brownies are perfectly done; it’s all about the edges and the topping consistency.cool. So getting them out sooner rather than later definitely ups the fudge factor . And isn't that what brownies are all about?
How to Make Brisket
Never have another overdone brisket! Our Test Kitchen expert shows you the simple fork test that ensures that your meat is tender and ready for the dinner plate.center of the meat without resistance. The important final step is to thinly slice the brisket across the grain. This guarantees a tender juice by the brisket.
How to Pick a Pork Chop
Whether pan-frying or grilling, we'll help you pick the best cut of pork chops for your dinner table.- Pork chops all come from the pork loin just like this one. The meat at the ends is the least tender but it's in the middle, here, where the most
How to Make Hot Chocolate
Warm up with this classic cold-weather drink. We show you the best boil to get a steamy, delicious cup of homemade hot chocolate.Real hot chocolate is as simple as melting milk and chocolate together. The secret is bringing the melt to a boil so the chocolate melts completely, creating a smooth, creamy texture . In a saucepan, bring the milk just to a boil before adding chocolate pieces. We like to use morsels because they melt evenly and quickly, but you can chop a chocolate bar, too. Keep whisking the milk and chocolate and bring it just back to a boil. Our test kitchen has found this step as they key to ensuring super smooth hot chocolate . Continuous whisking helps the chocolate melt quickly and prevents it from scorching. Now, all that's left to do is pour the hot chocolate into mugs then sit back and savor the sweetness.
How to Make Chicken Parmesan
While the dipping is the messy part of cooking chicken parmesan, pounding the chicken first is the secret to a delicious meal. We’ll show the prep for this yummy chicken dinner, including a tip on how to minimize the mess.-Great chicken parmesan begins and ends with a thin crispy chicken cutlet. It's really simple. First, make a thin cutlet so it browns and cooks evenly. Place the chicken breast between pieces of plastic wrap or in a resealable plastic bag and sprinkle with a little water so it doesn't stick and tear. Now, pound it gently using a flat meat mallet until the chicken is on even thickness. Next step the breading. Set up a 3 part breading station; flour, egg and bread crumbs . And for a really crispy crust, use Japanese Panko bread crumbs , the extra crispy texture is so worth it. To bran, use just one hand to drench the cutlet in the flour, shake