Category: Cooking Tips
Do You Bake or Broil Frozen Pizza?
How Do You Make Meatballs Stay Round?
The 3 Very Best Ways to Tell If Ice Cream Is Done Churning
How to Fix Runny Mac and Cheese
Should You Add Salt to the Oil in Your Frying Pan?
The Easiest Ways to Melt Cheese on a Burger
The Best Ways to Tell If Rice Is Done
The Four Fool-Proof Ways to Thicken Oatmeal
What Else Can You Use Arborio Rice For? (Other Than Risotto)
What Kind of Pan to Cook Spaghetti Sauce In
The Roux for Your Gumbo: A Guide to Getting It Right
Can You Make Cheesecake Without Sugar?
The Four Tricks to Burritos That Stay Closed
The 7 Best Cheeses to Add to Tacos
Should Lamb Be Cooked to Medium-Rare?
Get Potatoes to Hold Their Shape During Cooking
How to Brown Sausages in Your Skillet
Yes, You Can Overcook Ground Beef
Why and How to Brown Sauerkraut
How to Choose a Cooking Fat or Oil for Every Recipe
How Do You Fry Meatballs Without Sticking?
Do You Sear Meat Before or After Sous Vide?
Do You Flip a Burger Only Once?
Do You Flip Burgers in the Oven? (Our Best Advice)
You Asked: Can I Cook With Old Wine?
You Asked: Can I Cook With Iodized Salt?
Can You Leave Fish Sauce Out of a Recipe?
When Making an Omelet, Do You Flip It?
These Are the Easiest Ways to Drain Canned Corn
Do You Drain Canned Tomatoes?
Do You Drain Canned Chickpeas for Hummus?
Can You Sous-Vide Steak Now and Sear It Later?
Do You Salt Steak Before Cooking It Sous-Vide?
Do You Flip Fish in the Oven?
Cooking Meat to Safety And Tenderness (A Guide)
Can You Overcook Corned Beef?
How to Brown Chicken in Your Skillet
The 7 Absolute Best Ways to Thicken Hamburger Helper
8 Ways to Thicken Tomato Soup (Quick and Easy!)
Baking, Roasting, and Broiling (The Differences)
How to Cook Pizza Evenly (No-Frills Guide)
How to Cook a Burger Patty Evenly
How to Brown Ground Pork
How to Thicken Watery Hot Sauce
How to Thicken Salad Dressing
How to Thicken Chutney
Baking Cookies on Aluminum Foil: Things to Know
How to Cook Steak Evenly in a Skillet
How to Roast a Turkey Evenly
Your Thanksgiving roast is about to get a lot easier!
Here’s How Often to Flip a Steak
Know when to flip! We explore the finer points of when to flip a steak—and when not to.
Do You Drain Canned Beans for Chili?
Why Is My Steak Raw in the Middle?
Hot Dogs: Can They Really Be Overcooked?
Can You Overcook Lobster?
The Differences Between Broiling and Braising
How to Warm a Tortilla (Till Browned and Perfectly Crisp)
Here’s How to Thicken Sloppy Joes
How to Cook Beef Tenderloin
Can You Overcook Crab?
Here’s How to Avoid Burning the Pan
Should You Put Butter on Steak?
Can You Pan-Fry Chicken Without Oil?
We Asked Dietitians: Is Pan-Frying Healthy?
Broiling vs. Roasting
To Broil a Steak or Pan-Fry It?
This Is How to Keep Burgers From Shrinking
Can Shrimp Be Overcooked?
Can You Overcook Beans? (Things to Know)
Do You Cook Chicken in a Frying Pan or Sauté Pan?
Can You Overcook Meatballs in Sauce?
Can You Overcook Brisket? (Things to Know)
Do This When You Burn Your Hand On a Hot Handle
Braising vs. Stewing (What’s the Difference?)
Why Cover a Frying Pan?
Master the Four Methods of Heat Transfer in Cooking
Knowing the four methods of heat transfer can help you make the most of your tools and cook delicious food. So here’s the crash course.
Do You Heat Cast Iron Before Adding Oil?
Contrary to what most people think, it doesn’t really make a difference—at least when you’re cooking with cast iron. Here’s why.
How Do You Make Homemade Salsa Not Watery?
Do You Simmer With the Lid On Or Off To Thicken?
How to Make Smash Burgers Without a Spatula
Keep French Fries From Sticking to Your Frying Pan
Making French fries in a stainless steel frying pan doesn’t have to be a hit or a miss. Here’s how to keep them from sticking.
Do You Cook Pasta on High Heat?
Why Your Steak Came Out Chewy
So you made steak, and it came out tough and chewy? Here’s why that probably happened—and what you can do to prevent it.
When to Add Cheese to Your Burger?
Cheese makes everything better. As long as you know the right time to add it. Here’s when that time is when you’re making burgers.
Should You Cook Pizza Sauce?
Which is better for topping your pizza: no-cook or slow-simmered tomato sauce? To find out the answer, I made and compared both.
Three Ways to Tell If Your Burger is Done
Cooking burgers on the grill, stove, or in the oven doesn’t have to be a hit or miss. Here are the three best ways to tell when they’re done.
Should Burgers Be Cooked Medium?
Burgers cooked rare to medium are tasty and juicy—but are they safe to eat? The answer is both yes and no. Here’s what you need to know.
Is It Better to Fry or Bake Burgers?
Should you pan-fry or oven-bake your burgers when cooking at home? Here’s the pros and cons of each method, so that you can make a choice.
Should You Cook Burgers in Oil or Butter?
The answer depends on what kind of burger you want to make. Here’s what you need to know about cooking burgers in vegetable oil vs. butter.
Should Burgers Be Cooked From Frozen?
Yes, you can cook burger patties from frozen. And it doesn’t have to be a hit or miss. Here’s what to do to have them come out perfect.
Can You Use Olive Oil to Cook Burgers?
Olive oil is a natural and healthy cooking oil. But can it withstand the high heat of cooking a burger? Find out here.
How to Keep Salmon From Sticking to Your Frying Pan
Check out this simple trick for preventing salmon, or other seafood, from sticking when you’re pan-frying it.
How to Tell If Pasta Is Overcooked
There’s nothing to love about overcooked pasta. Here’s how to tell when pasta is overcooked, how to fix it, and never overcook pasta again.
The Science of Cooking the Perfect Pasta
Here’s all you need to know about the science of cooking the perfect pasta every single time you fire up the stove.
Make Pizza Dough More Flavorful
If your homemade pizza came out tasting bland, here’s what most probably went wrong—and how to fix it the next time you make one.
Can You Cook With Expired Beer?
Why Pasta Water Should Taste Like the Sea
There’s a saying among Italian chef that “pasta water should taste like the sea.” And the reason is not what most people think. Here’s why.
How to Make Pizza Dough More Airy
Your pizza came out crusty and dense instead of light and airy? Here’s what went wrong—and how to never repeat this mistake again.
8 Ways to Make Pasta Taste Better
These 8 simple and science-backed tricks will help you cook the tastiest pasta dishes you and your family have ever eaten. Here’s how.