Author: Jim Stonos
When Jim isn't in the kitchen, he is usually spending time with family and friends, and working with the HCW editorial team to answer the questions he used to ask himself back when he was learning the ropes of cooking.
How to Ripen Tomatoes
The 3 Unmissable Signs That Spinach Is Bad
How to Tell If Pork Chops Are Bad (3 Tell-Tale Signs)
How to Tell If Salmon Is Bad (3 Ways)
So, How Much Does a Chicken Breast Weigh?
How to Tell If Ground Beef Is Bad
How to Tell If a Lemon Is Bad (4 Signs)
How to Store Limes (Properly)
How to Tell If a Mango Is Ripe (3 Ways)
How to Tell If an Onion Is Bad (The 3 Signs)
The 6 Ways to Tell If an Avocado Is Bad
Shrimp: How Long They Last, How to Store Them
How to Tell If Asparagus Is Bad (With Pictures)
How to Tell If Broccoli Is Bad
How Long Do Mashed Potatoes Last?
Can You Eat Cereal With Water?
Accidentally Left Raw Chicken Out Overnight?
WTF Are Bacon Rashers, Anyway?
How to Boil Lasagna Sheets
How Many Layers Should a Lasagna Have?
Here’s How Long to Cook Spaghetti
How to Add Salt to Unsalted Butter
The Best Potatoes for Soups and Stews
Can You Put a Frying Pan in the Oven? (How to Find Out)
What Does “Deglaze the Pan” Mean, Exactly?
Black Pepper vs. White Pepper (The Difference)
Can Cooked Ham Be Left Out Overnight?
Can a Baked Potato Be Left Out Overnight?
49 Toppings to Add to Your Ramen Bowl Right Now
149 Additions and Toppings for a Delicious Salad
Can You Put Fresh Spinach in Your Salad?
This Tomato Feta Salad Is the True Taste of Summer
A Cheddar-and-Mustard Hot Dog Like No Other
Try This Cheddar Jalapeño Hot Dog Right Now
Can Bagged Salad Go Bad?
How to Store Potato Salad
Can You Eat Frozen Corn Without Cooking?
Can You Refreeze Frozen Vegetables?
Can You Eat Frozen Peas Without Cooking?
Do You Have to Cook Canned Tomatoes?
Can You Keep Canned Tomatoes After Opening?
Why Are Canned Tomatoes So Cheap?
Can You Eat a Raw Hot Dog?
Can You Prep Garlic Ahead of Time?
Should You Toast Burger Buns?
Hot Dogs vs. Sausages (The Difference)
The Best Italian Pasta Brands (2023)
Here’s how to select the best pasta when you’re at the grocery store—and which brands you can trust the most.
How to Know When Your Hot Dogs Are Done
Hot Dogs vs. Corn Dogs
Soft Fruits vs. Hard Fruits
How to Store Garlic Bread
Can Bread Machine Dough Be Refrigerated?
Are Bread Machine Yeast and Instant Yeast the Same?
Are Bread-Making Machines Noisy?
Do You Thaw Frozen Pizza Before Cooking It?
Can You Eat Frozen Pizza the Next Day?
Can You Cook Frozen Pizza Without an Oven?
Do Frozen Pizzas Go Bad?
Can You Keep Frozen Pizza in the Fridge?
How to Make Frozen Pizza Taste Better
Can You Cook Frozen Pizza in a Toaster Oven?
Are Frozen Pizzas Already Cooked?
What to Do If Your Bacon’s Too Salty?
What Foods Don’t Go Well With Bacon?
What Makes Bacon Sizzle?
Why Does Bacon Shrink When You Cook It?
Can Pork Chops Be Pink in the Middle?
How to Open a Can of Olive Oil
Can Chicken Be Slightly Pink in the Middle?
Are Kebabs and Souvlaki Skewers the Same Thing?
Should You Rinse Fish Before Cooking?
How to Open a Can of Beer Quietly
Can Chicken Souvlaki Be Pink in the Middle?
Can Pork Souvlaki Be Pink in the Middle?
Why Did My Garlic Turn Blue?
Should Pasta Be Rinsed After Cooking?
There’s no culinary or scientific reason to rinse the noodles after they’re done cooking. It’s actually a bad idea for your pasta. Here’s why.
How Long Do Eggs Last? (Raw and Cooked)
Is It Okay to Use Expired Yeast?
Yes, you can make dough with yeast that’s past its expiry date. But before you do, here’s how to double-check if the yeast still works.