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Category: How-tos & Tips
How Long Does Cooked Fish Last? Keeping Leftovers Fresh
Is your leftover fish safe to eat? We give you the lowdown on keeping cooked fish fresh and safe to eat.
Why Your Rice Is Crunchy: And How to Fix It
Do you ever find yourself with crunchy rice? We’ve got the answers!
How Long Are Scrambled Eggs Good For? Cracking the Code
It’s Sunday morning. After a leisurely brunch with family or friends, you find yourself with a surplus of scrambled eggs.
Safe or Sorry: Should Burgers Be Pink Inside?
Have you ever eagerly bitten into a freshly cooked batch of burgers, only to be taken aback by the pinkness within?
How to Defrost Sausages Quickly & Safely
Thawing frozen sausages can be tricky, but fear not — we’ve got some tips that will help you defrost sausages quickly and safely every time.
How to Tell If Sausages Are Cooked (Simple Guide)
What I’ve learned about making sausages for 20 years of home cooking — and how it can help you make perfectly cooked sausage every time
Can a Pork Chop Be a Little Pink in the Middle?
Are you worried that the pink pork chops you just made may be undercooked? Here’s everything you need to know about pork safety.
Grease Up And Bake On: How to Grease a Pan
Greasing the pan is a crucial step in many recipes, yet it’s often overlooked or briefly mentioned without any guidance.
How to Reconstitute Soups and Stocks
Learn how to reconstitute soups and stocks like a pro! Don’t let congealed fat ruin your delicious broth or dish.
Make It Hearty! The 5 Best Ways to Thicken Soup
From flour to dairy to grains, these tricks will help you turn that thin, lackluster soup into a creamy, hearty masterpiece.
9 Foolproof Ways to Make Soup Tastier
Make your soups go from drab to fab with these easy and delicious techniques!
How Much Uncooked Rice for 1 Cup Cooked Rice?
Rice rules: Get the lowdown on how to cook 1 cup rice like a boss. We give you all you need to know and leave the B.S. to others.
Ground Turkey Tastes Gamey: Why and How to Fix It
Say goodbye to gamey ground turkey! These tips and tricks will help you make that ground turkey meat irresistible.
Can You Use Induction Pans on a Ceramic Stove?
Wondering if your fancy new induction pan will work on your trusty ceramic stove? Wonder no more! We’ve got the answers.
Keep Food From Sticking to Stainless Steel
Stainless steel cookware isn’t non-stick. But you can still keep food from sticking to it, as long as you use this technique.
Should I Cook Steak In Oil or Butter?
Avocado, soybean, sunflower, and canola oil are best for searing steak in. But you can still finish the steak in butter. Here’s why (and how).
The 10 Very Best Cooking Channels on YouTube
Looking for inspiration for tonight’s diner? Or for educational and entertaining videos about cooking on YouTube? Check these channels out.
Do You Season Meat Before or After Cooking?
The secret to making great steak is to season it with salt and pepper and let it rest for at least 1 hour before cooking. Here’s why.
How to Tell If Pasta Is Cooked (No-B.S. Guide)
Here’s how to cook fresh pasta and dry pasta to perfection every single time. And the top tips for cooking pasta I’ve learned from Italian chefs.
Can You Roast Pork and Lamb Together?
Ready to roast your way to flavortown? This pork and lamb combo is like a symphony of flavors that will take your taste to the opera.
Can You Roast Two Chickens at Once?
Step up your poultry game and learn how to roast two chickens at the same time. It’s easier than you think, and you get twice the goodness!
Smoke Point of Cooking Oils
Find out which oils can stand the heat and which ones will go up in smoke with our list of smoke points.
The Only Salts You Need for Cooking
Take your dishes from drab to fab with these two types of salt. Your taste buds — and family members, and dinner guests — will thank you.
These Are the Best Ways to Thicken Chili
Say goodbye to mediocre chili and hello to thick, hearty perfection with these three no-B.S. thickening techniques.
Can You Put a Cast Iron Pan in the Oven?
Cast iron pans are the ultimate heavy-duty cooking vessels. But can they go in the oven? Here’s everything you need to know.
Internal Temperature for Beef, Birds, Fish, Lamb, and Venison
Never risk food poisoning again with our go-to guide for safe internal temperatures for all types of meat.
How to Thicken Gravy Without Cornstarch
Don’t let a lack of cornstarch ruin your gravy game. Try these ingenuitive methods for thickening up your sauce without it.
This Is Why Your Chicken’s Always Dry
Don’t let dry chicken ruin your dinner – follow these tips for a moist and flavorful bird every time.
Why Your Chicken Came Out Rubbery
Never suffer from rubbery chicken again! Find out what makes cooked chicken rubbery and how to prevent it.
Why Your Steak Came Out Flavorless
Keep finding yourself in a, “Hon, why is the steak so tasteless situation?” Here’s how to cook steak that’ll make your taste buds jump for joy!
Why Do Some Steaks Taste Like Liver?
Are you tired of biting into a steak only to be hit with a livery surprise? Look no further. Here’s why and when this happens — and how to avoid it.
How to Get Rid of the Blood Taste in Steak
Wondering how to cook steak so it doesn’t come out tasting all bloody and metallic? We have the answers you’re looking for.
Why Your Burgers Are Raw in the Middle
If your burgers keep coming out raw in the middle, you’re probably cooking them at too high a heat. Follow these tips to cook them like a pro!
Why Your Burgers Came Out Red
Why is your burger red? It could be undercooked, have come into contact with air, or have been seasoned with paprika. Read on to learn more!
Why Does Rice Burn in the Rice Cooker?
If your rice cooker keeps burning the rice, check the guide below and see if you’re making one of these common mistakes!
Rice Cooker Keeps Boiling Over?
It’s one of those problems the owner’s manual doesn’t address. Here’s why it happens, and what you can do about it.
How to Fix Salty Rice?
If your rice is too salty, you can either add starch to absorb the excess salt, mask its taste with acid or milk, or simply rinse it away.
How to Preheat a Stainless Steel Pan
Find out how to preheat your new favorite cooking vessel so it doesn’t stick as much and isn’t as prone to warping.
Do You Boil Rice With the Lid On or Off?
Should rice be cooked with the lid on or off? It’s life’s little question. So here’s the answer.
This Is Why Your Pasta Is Sticky
Did your pasta turn out sticky and slimy? Avoid these four mistakes and learn to cook dried pasta like a pro!
The Difference Between a Braise and a Pot Roast
A braise is a pot roast’s better half… literally! Here’s everything you need to know about these combination cooking methods.
How Much Water (And Salt) Per Gram of Pasta
Life’s too short for sticky, bland pasta. When in doubt, cook pasta in so many liters of water and so many grams of salt.
How Much Water for ½, 1, 1½, and 2 Cups of Rice?
So you want to cook rice, but you don’t know how to do the math? We’ve done the numbers for you so you can concentrate on the cooking.
How Many Tablespoons Is 30 Milliliters (Ml)?
Are you trying to figure out how many tablespoons is in 30 ml? We did the math so you can focus on the cooking.
How Many Liquid Quarts in a Fluid Ounce, Milliliter, or Liter?
The first, last, and only measurement conversion chart you will need to measure out liquids in your kitchen.
How Many Tablespoons Are There in a US Cup?
Need help converting measurements? Don’t worry, we did the math for you! Figuring out how much you need is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
How to Reheat a Pastrami Sandwich
You can’t go wrong with a pastrami sandwich. But how do you salvage it when it’s already cold by the time you’re home?
The Best Ways to Reheat Kebab Meat
Do you want to know how to heat up kebab meat so it tastes the same as when you bought it? We tried all the methods so that you won’t have to.
Top 7 Substitutes for Soy Sauce
There are many substitutes for soy sauce. Some work best in combination, others for specific dishes. Be prepared to compromise.
Can You Reboil Eggs? (Things to Know)
They say if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Does that also apply to boiled eggs? We answer your questions—and the ones you hadn’t thought of asking.
What’s the Best Way to Reheat a Pizza?
Do you like your pizza soft or crunchy? Do you want it immediately or are you patient? You can manage it all when reheating pizza.
Can You Refreeze Hot Dogs?
How many times can you turn frozen hot dogs into… hot dogs? Here’s what you need to know about refreezing hot dogs safely.
How to Measure Shredded Cheese
Learn to measure shredded cheese like a boss. We did the math for you so you can focus on the cooking.
How to Get Rid of the Iodine Taste in Shrimp?
Soak shrimp in milk for up to 30 minutes to remove the taste of iodine but note that changing the taste won’t remove the iodine.
What’s the Best Beef for Braising?
Shank, chuck, and brisket are best for beef braising. Braise with red wine or beer at 300-325°F (148-162°C) for 3 ½ to four hours.
The Best Oven Temp for Pizza
Did you know that with the right temperature setting on your oven, you can make pies that rival your neighborhood pizzeria?
Can You Cook Acidic Foods in Carbon Steel Pans?
To cook like a pro and make your carbon steel pans and post last, you need to know the following about cooking with acid.
How to Substitute White Wine In Any Recipe
No wine? No problem! These are the next best ingredients to whine wine for your sauces, soups, and braises.
How Do You Cook Thin Pork Chops?
Marinate or brine then cook in an air fryer, oven, grill, or skillet. The best thin pork chops are juicy inside and crispy on the outside.
Does Adding Salt to Water Make It Boil Faster?
They say that you should salt the water in the pot so it boils faster. But how much truth is there in this advice?
How Do You Cook a Thin Steak?
Cook thin steaks in the oven, stove, or on a grill for no longer than 12 minutes. Flip halfway. Use a skillet to add a sear.
Can You Pop Microwave Popcorn on the Stove?
If you found yourself with microwave popcorn and no microwave, can you revert to the stove? Here’s what you need to know.
Can Tomatoes and Spinach Be Cooked Together?
Sure, tomatoes and spinach go great in salad. But they go just as great together when they are cooked?
The Difference Between a Simmer, a Boil, and a Full Boil
As with everything else in the kitchen, there’s a right and a wrong way to boil your food. Master this cooking method with our best tips.
Can You Stack Food in an Air Fryer?
The air fryer is fast, practical, and not just for French fries. But if you need to prepare a meal for many people, can you stack food in it? Let’s find out!
Never Undercook Your French Toast Again
French toast is served! These tips and tricks will help you prepare the most delicious French toast every single time.
How to Cook Ramen Noodles (The Right Way)
Learn the perfect cooking technique for your favorite comfort food. Here’s how to cook ramen noodles the right way.
How to Boil Lasagna Sheets
The perfect lasagna is the one that’s boiled and baked properly. And, like everything else in Italian cooking, there’s a trick to this.
How Many Layers Should a Lasagna Have?
Question: I am new to cooking and would like to start by learning how to make a dish I already eat often, lasagna. I tried looking up how many layers a lasagna should have, but couldn’t find good information. Can you help me out?
Here’s How Long to Cook Spaghetti
Let’s help you choose your pasta, choose your sauce, and choose your time. Learn how to cook spaghetti to perfection every single time.
How to Add Salt to Unsalted Butter
Don’t worry: You can salt unsalted butter if that’s the only kind you have on hand. You just have to know how to do it properly.
What Does “Deglaze the Pan” Mean, Exactly?
Those browned bits from the pan can be used to make a sauce like no other after you’re done searing, pan-roasting, or just frying meat.
Meet pan roasting—a cooking method every home cook needs to master and a great kitchen hack to make a delicious dinner on a weeknight.
49 Toppings to Add to Your Ramen Bowl Right Now
There are many ways to spice up your ramen bowl. Try these stocks, broths, seasonings, proteins, carbs, and spices to create your own unique flavor!
149 Additions and Toppings for a Delicious Salad
Wondering what to put in your salad? We have it all for you! We rounded up 149 ideas for additions and toppings for your inspiration.
Do You Have to Cook Canned Tomatoes?
They’re already cooked. But does that mean you can eat them without additional cooking? We investigate.
Can You Prep Garlic Ahead of Time?
Want to avoid garlic hands? Here’s if you can prep garlic ahead of time, then set it and forget it.
Should You Toast Burger Buns?
The burger buns are ready for whatever you’re hungry for. Is it time to start toasting them?
How to Know When Your Hot Dogs Are Done
No, there isn’t an app for that. But we wrote the only guide for telling when your hot dogs are done that you’ll ever need.
Do You Thaw Frozen Pizza Before Cooking It?
To thaw or not to thaw? That is the question! When in doubt, this post will help you figure out the answer.
Can You Cook Frozen Pizza Without an Oven?
Delicious pizza, and no oven required. Brilliant!
How to Make Frozen Pizza Taste Better
One day, your children will ask you: “How do you get frozen pizza to taste so good?” Tell them about that site you once found on Google.
Can You Cook Frozen Pizza in a Toaster Oven?
Life’s too short to cook a frozen pizza in the range. Aside from the microwave, can you cook it in a toaster oven?
Are Frozen Pizzas Already Cooked?
Frozen pizzas are fast and delish… at least the good ones. But are they precooked or not? Read on to find out!
What to Do If Your Bacon’s Too Salty?
Crispy bacon, unbearable salt? Dust off the stove and whip out that frying pan because we’re about to help you make your bacon right!
What Makes Bacon Sizzle?
Frying bacon makes the world go round! Here’s why the secret is in the sizzle.
Why Does Bacon Shrink When You Cook It?
So you’re wondering why bacon shrinks when you cook it? Let us sate your hunger for knowledge!
Can Pork Schnitzel Be Pink in the Middle?
The pork schnitzel: the meatiest delight you’ll find! Here’s how to make sure it’s not only delicious but safe for you and the family to eat.
Can Duck Be Pink in the Middle?
One thing’s for sure about duck: you can’t eat it raw! But how do you know when it’s cooked all the way through in the middle?
Can Lamb Be Pink in the Middle?
Find out everything you need to know about making delicious, safe to eat lamb with these simple tips.
Can Venison Be Pink in the Middle?
So you like to cook your venison to pinkalicious. But, when cooked this way, is it really safe to eat?
Can Chicken Be Slightly Pink in the Middle?
Of course it can. It’s cooked meat, and cooked meat can take on all kinds of colors. *Should it* be pink in the middle? Why the answer isn’t a clear-cut yes or no.
Can Swordfish Be Pink in the Middle?
Swordfish can be a tricky protein to prepare because of its thick cut and variable color. Here’s how to get it right.
Should You Rinse Fish Before Cooking?
The smell of fish will guide you to your next culinary adventure. Or will it? What you need to know about prepping fish for cooking.
How to Open a Can of Corned Beef
Stumped by how to open a can of corned beef? Click here for all you need to know to access a delicious treat!
Can Chicken Souvlaki Be Pink in the Middle?
Can a meat that looks so good and tastes so delicious be bad for you, really? Let’s talk about the intricacies of cooking chicken souvlaki.
Can Pork Souvlaki Be Pink in the Middle?
A meal that looks so appetizing and tastes so good can’t be bad for you… Or can it? We explore the intricacies of preparing pork souvlaki.
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.