Secrets to Success
Why Open Shelving Makes for a Better Pantry
Use these seven ideas to create the most organized pantry with open shelving.
How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker
Make a flavorful pulled-pork sandwich with the help of your slow cooker. The secret is selecting the right types of meat (we help with beef and chicken options, too), plus seasoning the meat and adding homemade or store-bought sauce at the right time inthat you can use tough, inexpensive cuts of meat. Here, we're using pork shoulder , which is also called pork butt. But a pork sirloin roast is good too. Don't want pork? You can also use beef cuts like brisket or chuck roast or even boneless skinless chicken thighs. Then before putting the meat in the slow cooker , cut it in the manageable pieces, trimming off any excess fat that you can. This not only helps keep the meat from becoming greasy, but they're also makes it easier to shred. Now season, add liquid and cook for several hours before testing the meat. You'll know it's done when it tears apart easily. Shred the chunks using forks then return the meat to the slow cooker . Finally, here's our secret for that extra layer of flavor. It's all about the sauce. While the meat is shredded and super tender, add your favorite sauce, maybe a spicy barbecue sauce or something with an Asian twist, say teriyaki or sweet and sour. You can use your homemade or favorite bottled variety. Just add it to the Crock-Pot and heat for 30 to 40 minutes so then meat can absorb all of that delicious flavor . And that's it, a super flavorful way to make your slow-cooked meat dishes even better and that's a secret worth keeping from
How to Make Macaroni and Cheese
A creamy white cheese sauce takes this macaroni and cheese recipe from basic to brava. Secret simmering tips and step-by-step instruction help you cook the best version of this comfort food yet.I'm Sue with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Need a comfort food fix? Macaroni and Cheese always fits the bell. But instead of breaking out the box, why not give this home-made macaroni and
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Chewy or Crispy
We’ve got the best-ever chocolate chip cookie recipe for you! Get our tips for the kinds of fat you can bake with (butter, oil, and shortening) so your chocolate chip cookies end up chewy or crispy --whichever you prefer.with Better Homes and Gardens. So how do you like your choco chip cookies ? Regardless of whether you like them crispy or soft or somewhat in between, we have some Test Kitchen secrets to success. Tohalf butter and half oil. No matter how you like your choco chip cookies , Better Homes and Gardens secrets to success has the formula you need for perfect cookies every time.
How to Make Your Own Flavorful Chocolate Chip Cookies
For a chocolate chip cookie unlike any other, watch our secrets to adding unique flavors. We help get the proportions just right so you’ll finish with a tasty batch of chocolate chip cookies every time.
How to Bake a Chicken
Our kitchen expert helps you roast a chicken to perfection -- a technique every cook should master. A bed of vegetables adds flavor to your roast chicken without adding sodium, plus the vegetables ensure that you don’t need a roasting rack to make thiselevate the bird off of the bottom of the pan, so the air circulates and it doesn??t steam in its own juices. Of course a roasting rack works fine too, but if you don??t have one
How to Bake Salmon in a Packet
You can bake salmon or other proteins and vegetables in a parchment paper packet (also called “en papillote”) for a flavorful, low-mess meal. Watch as we fold the packet and share our secrets for seasoning the salmon to make a delicious dinner.that's what this is. It's food that's baked in packet made of parchment paper , but here's the real secret, it's so quick and easy. It almost seems wrong. Let me show you how to do it.
How to Roast Beef Tenderloin
Tackle a holiday favorite -- roast beef tenderloin -- with ease. Our preparation tips, roasting times and temperatures, and flavor-boosting tips ensure your roast beef tenderloin turns out great every time.
How to Bake Banana Bread
Make your best-ever banana bread with our secrets to selecting the bread pan, greasing the pan, and mashing the bananas. We even share our best slicing secrets for banana bread and other quick breads.some pretty cool secrets to success that I know will make your banana bread or any other quick bread better than ever, turns out that choosing and prepping the loft pan is important. To prep, weledges and a flatter topped loaf. Now, here??s a secret specifically for banana bread . You can use a fork, potato masher or a pastry blender to mash the bananas and be sure to use fruit that??s
How to Make Shortbread Cookies
Three-ingredient shortbread cookies still have secrets—it’s all about how you work in the butter. Watch as we demonstrate the techniques to make delicious, sandy shortbread cookies.Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Shortbread cookies are essentially just 3 ingredients; flour , sugar and butter. But the secret to shortbread success is all in how you incorporate the butter. Here??s how to do it. First, cut cold butter into the flour and sugar mixture using a pastry blender, much like you would if you were making a pie dough . The one difference is that you??re going to blend the butter in more thoroughly than you do the pie dough that will help give the shortbread its classic sandy texture. Once you??ve worked the butter and with the pastry blender it will seem crumbly and won??t hold together. So use your hands to gently knead the dough together, the warmth of your hands will help soften the butter slightly so it starts to hold its shape. After kneading, you can either roll or pat the dough out and use cookie cutters and knife or a pizza cutter to cut it to shapes. Work quickly though or the butter may soften too much and