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.
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How to Store Potatoes
How to Tell If Eggs Are Bad
Use the 'Sterile Technique' to Safely Unpack Your Groceries
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Corn syrup is called for in many recipes because, unlike other sweeteners, it doesn't crystallize and turn grainy when it's cold. If you have processing concerns or allergies, learn corn syrup substitions for your favorite recipes and get more answers about cooking with corn syrup.
Small kitchen appliances such as blenders and food processors make cooking easier. The problem is, how do you decide which appliance is right, and how do you use it to create the perfect dish? These kitchen appliance tips will help you operate these gadgets.
Spaghetti sauce is pretty versatile and can be used in other dishes besides pasta. Get quick tips for using spaghetti sauce in a variety of foods, including soups, stews, pizza, ethnic dishes, and more. Try these simple recipes.
Blanching, also known as parboiling, is the method by which foods are partially cooked as a way to preserve their color, texture and flavor. It's also a great way of loosening the skins from fruit and vegetables to make peeling a breeze. Read more.
What do you do when the recipe makes more servings than you need? How do you scale things back? These recipe tips give details on adjusting quantities of ingredients to feed larger or smaller crowds. Healthy snack recipe tips are also provided.
Grocery shopping on a budget does not have to mean unhealthy, tasteless food, or not having enough to eat. While budgeting begins at the supermarket and continues at the table. Discover the maximum amount of food you can get for your money and establish proper food portions.
The pre-made rotisserie chickens at the supermarket are great for quick meals, but what else can you do with them? For quick, healthy cooking, try the rotisserie chicken tips in this article. We'll show you a variety of ways to use store-cooked chicken.
There are many differences between butter and margarine that produce different results when used for cooking. How do you know if you should be using butter or margarine in your cooking? Learn more about butter and margarine.
In today's fast-paced world, who has time to bake delicious brownies, biscuits, and other desserts from scratch? Luckily there are plenty of baking mixes available for making quick desserts that taste like you spent hours baking. Read more.
Chicken is an economical and versatile meat that is used in most American meals. How much do you know about cooking chicken? Find common questions about cooking chicken, answers, and tips to help with your next chicken dinner.
Cooking with chocolate is full of challenges, from which type to use to how to melt it. Cooking with chocolate can produce some excellent desserts that will be the hit of any party. Find answers to common questions about cooking with chocolate.
A diet that includes good fats such as olive oil can protect your heart by raising your beneficial cholesterol and providing protection from heart disease. Get your questions answered about oil olive and oil substitutions in recipes.
This article has the answers to your parchment paper questions. Parchment paper can help you eliminate the need to grease baking pans, and makes for easy clean-up. Learn what parchment paper is, and how you can use it in baking and other cooking.
Condensed milk and evaporated milk may have similar names, but the two are very different. We explain when to use which one.
Baking involves precision and good measure, but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult. Learn the answers to common baking questions, including how to ice a cake and how to ship your baked treats. Get started on your next sweet-tooth journey.
Pasta is a common dinner item, but preparation isn't always a piece of cake. Ideally, pasta should be served immediately after cooking, but sometimes this isn't possible. How can you keep it warm until serving time? Learn some of the answers to questions about pasta.