Sour cream is the king of tang but can’t beat heavy cream in thickness. Sour cream is a little healthier, but both are high in fat content.
How Long Does Banana Bread Last? (Answered)
Don’t let this question drive you bananas! Here’s everything you need to know about the self life of banana bread.
Iodized Salt vs. Kosher Salt (What You Need to Know)
With kosher salt, you know what you’re getting. With iodized salt, you need to read the ingredient list first.
How Long Is Deli Meat Good For?
“Hey, honey, what was the expiration date of the ham?” When in doubt, these rules of thumb will help. Seriously, what’s not to love about deli meat? Whether we’re talking bologna (or baloney, as a true New Yorker would call it), corned beef, ham, pastrami, pepperoni, roast beef, or salami, there’s something about the smell…
Candy Thermometer vs. Meat Thermometer
No kitchen can be considered fully equipped without a kitchen thermometer. But which kind should you get?
How to Tell If Venison Has Gone Bad
So you suspect that the venison in your kitchen is spoiled? Don’t try it. Instead, look for these unmissable signs.
The 11 Absolute Best Oyster Sauce Substitutes
No oyster sauce? No problem! When the recipe calls for oyster sauce but you can’t get it, turn to these substitutes.
9 Best Substitutes for Shallots
Life without shallots is almost unthinkable, but not impossible. These are the best substitutes for this sweet and mild allium.
What Temperature Is in the Danger Zone?
Keep your food safe by storing it at the right temperature. Here’s everything you need to know on the subject.
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.
Cake Flour vs. All-Purpose Flour (The Difference)
Cake flour is fine-tuned for cake perfection. So how is it different from all-purpose flour, and can you use the two interchangeably?
All-Purpose vs. Bread Flour: What You Should Know
All-purpose flour doesn’t make good bread. And bread flour isn’t always a good choice for other baked goods. Here’s why.
How High Should the Range Hood Be?
Figure out how high your range hood needs to be before it’s too late. (And what to do if it’s already too late.)
How Long Do Cooked Black Beans Last?
Knowing how to open the can is half the battle. Here’s how to store leftover black beans, and how long they’ll keep.
How Long Can Birthday Cake Sit Out?
Wondering how long that birthday cake will last? We did the research so you can do the eating. Or not.
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.
How to Store Flour
Flour has a long shelf life, but you need to know how to store it properly. So here’s everything you need to know.
Can You Fry With Grapeseed Oil?
Everyone says that grapeseed oil is one of the better cooking oils in the grocery store. But does that mean you can use it for frying?
Does All Raw Chicken Have Salmonella?
A significantly high amount of raw chicken contains Salmonella. To stay safe, you need to follow basic food safety rules.
Sauté Pan vs. Sauteuse: What You Need to Know
Know your cookware. The differences between a sauté pan and a sauteuse are subtle but important. So here’s a guide to them.
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?
So You Left Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker Overnight?
Don’t eat beef stew that you accidentally left in the slow cooker overnight. Contrary to what many home cooks think, heating it won’t make it any safer to eat either.
Can You Eat Moldy Bread?
Moldy bread can contain mycotoxins and pose a risk to your health. Contrary to what most of us think, cutting off the moldy parts won’t do it.
IKEA Vardagen Carbon Steel Pan (Review)
The IKEA Vardagen pan is high-quality carbon steel cookware that will serve you well for a lifetime… as long as you’re willing to give it the care and attention it deserves.
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.
How to Ripen Tomatoes
To ripen tomatoes, put them in a bowl and leave them in the sun, or store them in a brown paper bag. Here’s everything else you need to know to get it right.
Spanish Lentil Stew Recipe: A Bowl of Goodness
This lentejas a la riojana recipe will quickly turn into a family favorite. Read on to find out why (and don’t say we didn’t warn you!).
Fabada Asturiana Recipe: Get a Taste of Northern Spain
This Asturian bean stew is so delicious, you will make it on repeat over, and over, and over again this fall and winter.
Cool Off With Our Tastiest Gazpacho Recipe Yet
Anyone who’s ever been to Spain will tell you just how sweltering the summers in this country can get.
How to Tell if Garlic Is Bad?
Discoloration and a sour smell are the most obvious signs garlic has turned bad. Keep garlic fresh by storing bulbs in the cabinet.
What to Do With Ginger After Making Tea?
Ginger used in tea can be reheated and reused up to four times. Adding fresh lemon, honey, and cinnamon can boost its taste.
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?
What Happens If You Use Soap on a Pizza Stone?
When soapy water turns to soapy pizza, we have a problem. Here’s why pizza stones and soap don’t get along—and what you can do about it.
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.
Are Roma and San Marzano Tomatoes the Same?
Most grocery stores carry canned Roma and San Marzano tomatoes. But have you ever wondered about the difference between the two? Look for tomatoes in the canned food aisle at the grocery store, and chances are that nine out of ten cans will be Roma tomatoes, the best known and most widely used tomato variety…
How Long Is Garlic Butter Good For?
Everything tastes better with garlic butter. But as good as it is, garlic butter doesn’t last forever. So here’s what you need to know.
Has Your Lobster Gone Bad? (How to Tell)
Spoiled lobster is anything but safe to eat. When in doubt, watch out for the unmissable signs of spoilage.
Can You Eat Raw Cod?
Eat cooked cod, for your safety. Let’s take some time to talk about why eating raw cod in sushi can cause problems.
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!
Can You Freeze Fish in Its Marinade?
You can freeze anything. The real question is whether you want to. Here’s why freezing fish in its marinade isn’t really a good idea.
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.
Is the Pickle a Fruit or Vegetable?
Fruity is in the eye of the beholder! Let’s talk about why the humble pickle is both a fruit and a vegetable based on who you ask.
Are Tomatoes Fruits or Vegetables?
Is the humble tomato a fruit or a vegetable? As with any good question, the long answer short is yes. Let’s explore the confusion together.
Can You Deep Fry on an Induction Cooktop?
To cut a long story short, you can. You just need to learn the secrets of induction cooking… so here’s everything you need to know! Maybe you’re remodeling your kitchen and you want the best—and nothing but the best—for Home Kitchen 2.0. Or maybe your old stove gave up the ghost this week, and you’re…
How to Tell If Sausage Casings Are Edible
To eat or not to eat? That is the question! The answer is a little more nuanced than a clear-cut “yes” or “no.” Have you ever cranked up the stove or fired up the grill, only to take a good hard look at that package of sausages you pulled out of the fridge and wonder,…
Pepperoni: Is It Pork or Beef?
Pepperoni is an Italian-American staple and a league of its own among all sausages. But do you really know what it’s made of? The only thing that’s better than pepperoni on your pizza? Lots of pepperoni on your pizza. (And I’m pretty sure meat lover Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation would give an approving…
What Are Ramen Noodles Made Of, Really?
Sometimes, the best way to know what you’re eating is to ask the person who cooked it. If that person is you, you better have the answer!
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.
The 3 Unmissable Signs That Spinach Is Bad
If you keep spinach too long, it will go bad. Watch for these signs and throw the spinach on the compost pile if it shows them.
So, How Much Does a Chicken Breast Weigh?
Know your food. The answer, as it turns out, is less than you think, especially after you’re done cooking it.
How to Tell If Ground Beef Is Bad
Got ground beef? If you’re not sure if it’s safe, we have something for you. It turns out that there’s a smell test for everything.
How to Store Limes (Properly)
Give your limes the care they deserve. Here’s how to store limes, whole or cut, for maximum freshness.
How to Tell If a Mango Is Ripe (3 Ways)
Trust us, you’ll know. If you’re looking for a more specific answer, we’ve got you covered—so read on.
Shrimp: How Long They Last, How to Store Them
It’s shrimp season, baby! Here’s how to keep your shrimp fresh so they make a great appetizer for the most important meal of the day.
How to Tell If Asparagus Is Bad (With Pictures)
Asparagus is good for you, until it goes bad and it isn’t. Here’s how to store asparagus properly and how to tell if it’s gone bad.
Here’s How to Know If Broccoli Is Bad
Telling if broccoli has gone bad can be a real challenge considering they don’t smell and taste all that good when fresh. This guide will help.
How Long Do Mashed Potatoes Last?
Because the last thing you want to hear after setting the table is, “I’m not sure if those mashed potatoes are still good.”
Can You Eat Cereal With Water?
If there’s one cereal question out there that causes best friends to fight and couples to break up, it’s got to be whether you can eat cereal with water.
What Is a Rasher of Bacon, Really?
Are you seeing the bacon? Maybe you’re not looking closely enough! Introducing you to the wonderful world of bacon rashers.
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.
Can You Put a Frying Pan in the Oven? (How to Find Out)
Everything you need to know about putting your frying pan in the oven so that it stays intact—and dinner is delicious and uneventful.
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.
Black Pepper vs. White Pepper (The Difference)
The heat is on! If you want to know your spices, start with the difference between black pepper and white pepper.
Can Cooked Ham Be Left Out Overnight?
Wondering what happens to cooked ham when you leave it out? A good question calls for a good answer, and that’s what we’re here to give you.
Can You Drink Day-Old Coffee?
Day-old coffee is safe without dairy or sugar though it will be bitter. If you need a caffeine boost, you’ll be fine, but don’t expect it to taste nice!
Can a Baked Potato Be Left Out Overnight?
Wondering what happens to a baked potato if you leave it out overnight? We have the answer to your question, and more!
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.
Can You Put Fresh Spinach in Your Salad?
Did you know that you can put spinach in your salad? Yes, you read that right. Learn how to do so here!
Cheddar and Mustard Hot Dog (Game Changer?)
Make the hot dog with the right stuff this weekend! From us to you, a cheddar-and-mustard hot dog like no other.
Spice Up Your Life With This Jalapeño Hot Dog Recipe
Serve up the spiciest, most flavorful hot dog in the world. Once you try this recipe, you’ll keep making it on repeat over, and over, and over again.
Can Bagged Salad Go Bad?
It certainly doesn’t last forever. Here’s how long bagged salad is good for, and how to store it for maximum freshness.
How to Store Potato Salad
Let’s talk about keeping the best side dish ever crisp, fresh, and safe to eat.
Can You Eat Frozen Corn Without Cooking?
Life is short. So can you eat your corn from frozen? We explore why frozen corn, even though it’s precooked, requires cooking.
Can You Refreeze Frozen Vegetables?
Can you refreeze frozen veg? Sure you can. But there’s a trick to it, or the frozen vegetables may make you sick.
Can You Eat Frozen Peas Without Cooking?
Let’s talk about why you should at least heat, if not cook, your frozen peas before eating them.
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 Keep Canned Tomatoes After Opening?
The can says “store in refrigerator after opening,” but that’s only part of the picture. Here’s what else you should know.
Why Are Canned Tomatoes So Cheap?
The long answer short? It’s because it’s not what’s on the outside, but what is on the inside, that counts. We explore why.
Can You Eat a Raw Hot Dog?
Hot dogs are pre-cooked. And yet you shouldn’t eat them raw. Here’s why that is—and what it means for your home cooking.
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?
Hot Dogs vs. Sausages (The Difference)
When you want snappy meat on a bun, go with a hot dog. When you want juicy meat on a plate, cook up a sausage and serve it with fries.
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
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.
Hot Dogs vs. Corn Dogs
When you’re hungry and craving a snack, hot dogs and corn dogs are the perfect foods to sate your hunger. Here’s how they differ.
Soft Fruits vs. Hard Fruits
What’s the difference between soft fruits and hard fruits? Hint: it isn’t really their hardness.
How to Store Garlic Bread
Your favorite garlic bread? It’s in the fridge. Here’s how to store it and how long it will keep.
Can Bread Machine Dough Be Refrigerated?
Make today, bake tomorrow. You can do this with hand-made dough, but can you also do it with machine-made dough?
Are Bread Machine Yeast and Instant Yeast the Same?
Wondering whether you can substitute bread machine yeast with instant yeast, and vice-versa? We have it all for you.
Are Bread-Making Machines Noisy?
The quietest bread machine in the world is the one in the store. Still, these machines don’t make as much noise as most of us think.
How to Use a Bread Machine
A bread machine is easy to use—add ingredients, select a program, and remove the bread. We’ve got tips to help you make the best loaf and avoid mistakes.
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 Eat Frozen Pizza the Next Day?
Hot or cold, pizza will always have your back when you’re hungry. But if you have leftovers, can you really eat them the next day?