Cooking Tips

  • Artichokes: How do you cook artichokes?
  • Asparagus: When should you peel asparagus and when don’t you have to?
  • Baking: How can I get my cookies to brown evenly?
  • Biscuits: How can you make your own biscuit mix?
  • Black-eyed Peas: What is a good way to serve black-eyed peas?
  • Blueberries: Blueberry Muffin Tips
  • Broccoli: What can you do with broccoli stems?
  • Brussels Sprouts: What is the best way to cook Brussels Sprouts?
  • Burgers: How can I keep burgers from plumping in the center?
  • Buttermilk: Can you freeze buttermilk?
  • Caramel: Is there an easy, fool-proof way to make caramel?
  • Celery Root or Celeriac: What is celery root?
  • Cheese: Fresh or processed mozzarella?
  • Cheese: What are good melting cheeses?
  • Chicken Soup: How can I get more flavor in my chicken soup?
  • Chicken: How do you keep poached chicken moist?
  • Chicken: How to remove the tendon from chicken breast tenderloin
  • Chocolate: What is the best way to melt chocolate?
  • Clams: How do you store and clean clams?
  • Coconuts: How do I open a fresh coconut?
  • Cookie Dough: Are all cookie doughs freezer friendly?
  • Cookies: Why do cookies deflate after baking?
  • Eggs: Perfect Hard-cooked Eggs
  • Frosting: Why soda in caramel frosting?
  • Garlic: Is there an easy way to peel garlic?
  • Herbs: Substituting fresh for dried herbs
  • Herbs: What Is The Best Way To Store Fresh Herbs?
  • High altitude baking: What can I do to bake successfully in high altitude?
  • Limes: How can I get the most juice from a lime?
  • Meat: How Can I Thinly Slice Raw Meat?
  • Mushrooms: Why do you suggest removing the gills from portobello mushrooms?
  • Peppers: What is the easiest way to roast peppers?
  • Pumpkin seeds: How do you toast pumpkin seeds?
  • Salad Dressing: Can you give me an easy all-purpose salad dressing?
  • Sauces: How do you use cornstarch and arrowroot to make clear thickened sauces?
  • Seafood: Is it better to buy wild or cultivated mussels?
  • Shrimp: How can I cook shrimp so they will stay tender?
  • Tripe: How do you cook tripe?
  • Wedding Cakes: Tips for making a wedding cake from a favorite recipe.