Tools & Techniques

The Cooking Tools & Techniques channel offers information on prep methods to how to guides that will get you started in the kitchen. This section will also guide you through kitchen safety and best practices for the storage of foods.


You want to make peanut butter cookies, but you’re not sure how to do it. Learn about how to make peanut butter cookies in this article.

You want to make fudge, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to make fudge in this article.

When you know how to make powdered sugar, you can make cookies, icings and cakes with your own homemade sugar. Learn about how to make powdered sugar in this article.

You're thinking ahead, and have baked cookies for the holidays, which you want to freeze without them having freezer burn. Follow the simple instructions to learn how to freeze cookies without them having freezer burn.

If you're planning to make a real Italian dinner, don't forget to make the Alfredo sauce. Read this article to learn how to make Alfredo sauce.

There's nothing like knowing how to make your own secret babeque sauce. Learn about how to make barbeque sauce in this article.

In the mood to make some crispy hash browns to give your meal that extra-delicious crunch? Read this article to learn how to make hash browns.

Would you like to make Oreo balls for a party or get-together? Read this article to learn how to make Oreo balls.

Would you like to know how to make rice crispy treats? In this article you'll learn how to make rice crispy treats.

Corn’s natural sweetness is brought out when cooked over an open flame. You can learn more about how to grill corn on the cob from this article.

There are many types of steak that you can grill to perfection over an open flame. You can learn more about how to grill a flank steak from this article.

Before you grill bratwurst, make sure to check whether it’s raw or precooked. You can learn more about how to grill bratwurst in this article.

Chicken is a popular food that’s very easy to prepare on a grill. You can learn more about how long to grill a chicken breast by reading this article.

OrzoRemember that orzo is the perfect alternative to rice. It's small, like rice, and has a gentle flavor that won't overpower your main dish. The next time you bake salmon or grill shrimp, consider serving orzo pasta instead the traditional steamed ...

Learn how to cook oxtail and introduce international flavors into your kitchen. Learn about how to cook oxtail in this article.

You want to add pinto beans to your diet, but you don't know how to cook them. This article will discuss how to cook pinto beans.

Pork loin roast makes a great menu dinner, but you want to know how to cook it. This article will teach you how to cook pork loin.

You invited very important guests for dinner and you want to cook a prime rib roast in your convection oven. Follow the instructions in this article to make a delicious prime rib roast in your convection oven.

Did you ever want to know how to cook shark? Learn how to cook shark in this article.

It's not hard to learn how to cook shrimp. Learn about how to cook shrimp in this article.

You want to cook smoked sausage, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to cook smoked sausage in this article.

If you know how to cook squirrel, you can make a dinner party that your friends will talk about afterwards. Learn about how to cook squirrel in this article.

Knowing how to cook steak in the oven will enable you to make a hearty feast right in your kitchen. Learn about how to cook steak in the oven in this article.

You'd like to learn how to cook steel cut oats for a quick and healthy breakfast. Here's how to cook steel cut oats.

You don't have to go all the way to Florida to learn how to cook stone crab claws. This article will tell you how to cook stone crab claws.