In The Kitchen

Looking to master a basic cooking skill or learn more about an ingredient? You've come to the right place. Pull up a chair and we'll walk you through everything we know!
A ceramic bowl of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
What Are Chipotle Peppers?
Jar of Tarragon-Mustard Vinaigrette Poured onto a Salad (Various Lettuce Types, Sliced Tomatoes, and Sliced Avocado)
15 Salad Dressing Recipes for Flavor-Packed Salads
Strawberry Shortcake Cake Topped With Halved Strawberries on a Cake Stand, and on the Counter Next to It, a Plate With a Slice of Cake, a Bowl of Strawberries, and a Kitchen Towel
26 Father's Day Desserts That Dad Will Love
Frozen broccoli corn green beans on a wood cutting board
The 5 Best Ways to Use Frozen Vegetables
External Digital Probe Magnetically Attached to the Outside of an Oven Right Next to the Oven Control Panel (Both Read Different Temperature: Probe Reads 351F and the Oven Reads 350F)
Why Your Oven Temperature Is Wrong, and How to Fix It
Close-up: Mussels and Clams on Ice on a Baking Tray
What's the Difference Between Clams and Mussels?
Platter of Jicama salad with avocado, orange, and tomatoes surrounded by linen, lettuce, fruit and pasta salad.
25 Avocado Recipes for Any Time of Day
Raw ground beef open in a styrofoam tray
Is Raw Ground Beef That's Turned Brown Still Safe to Use?
Microwave Oyakodon and Rice in a Small Plate Surrounded by a Table Setting with a Spoon, a Table Napkin, and a Small Plate with Kimchi
The 24 Microwave Recipes You'll Use Again and Again
Eggs, sugar, and flour in a food processor for a baking recipe
Do Eggs Really Need To Be At Room Temperature For Baking?
Four types of banana bread on platters and plates
Our 15 Best Banana Bread Recipes to Bake and Share
Blackberry Pie in a Pie Dish with a Slice Cut Out and Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream
21 Stunning Pies to Bake or Chill This Summer
photocollage of three cookout sides: corn, beans, and watermelon
24 Showstopping Sides for Your Memorial Day Cookout
a woman sifting flour onto a counter using a mesh strainer
Do I Really Need to Sift Flour for Baking?
Frozen Ground Beef in a Plastic Wrapped Meat Container
How to Thaw Ground Beef
Fresh Strawberry Pie in pie tin ready to slice
18 Irresistible Strawberry Desserts to Savor and Share
chicken broth meals
25 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals with Chicken Broth
Leeks on a Cutting Board on a Counter
What Are Leeks?
Photo of Jello on a Spoon With a Fun Background
Surprise! Gelatin Is Definitely Not Vegetarian. Here's Why
Fried Chicken in Air Fryer
21 Air Fryer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over
Side view of quiche with a piece being lifted up.
25 Weekend Brunch Recipes To Linger Over, Including Cocktails
A sheet pan in a convection oven
The Difference Between Convection Baking Versus Convection Roasting, Explained
Two Salmon Fillets With Skin Salted Using Coarse Salt, and Next to It, More Salt in a Bowl and Some on the Counter
What’s the Difference Between Atlantic and Pacific Salmon?
A photocollage of three recipes: cactus salsa, birria tacos, and queso dip
14 Easy Cinco de Mayo Snack and Appetizer Recipes
In One Large Bowl, Egg Whites, and Next to It, a Smaller Bowl With Egg Yolks. The Shells on the Counter.
How to Bring Eggs to Room Temperature Fast
Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (with Chocolate Pieces)
How Long Can I Keep Cookie Dough in the Refrigerator Before Baking?
a juicer with fresh fruit and a hand pouring juice into a glass
What to Do With Leftover Juicing Pulp
Ricotta-Mascarpone Mousse
What's a Good Substitute for Ricotta Cheese?
Measuring the temperature with a digital thermometer on a roast turkey
Here's Where to Put a Thermometer in a Turkey
Perfect Mashed Potatoes
How to Thicken Mashed Potatoes: 3 Foolproof Ways
Pieces of watermelon in an open plastic to go container
How to Tell When Your Watermelon Has Gone Bad
Slices of orange cheddar cheese coming out of an open package
How Long Can Cheese Be Out of the Fridge?
An open carton of brown eggs on the counter
How Long Can Eggs Be Out of the Fridge?
a paper bag of bagels
How to Keep Bagels Fresh Longer
overhead view of box of a dozen donuts
How to Keep Donuts Fresh Overnight
Packages of ground beef shown wrapped and close up
What’s That Absorbent Pad in My Meat Packaging (And What Happens if I Cooked It)?
Unsalted butter at room temperature
What's the Difference Between East Coast and West Coast Butter?
Silver saucepan with a hand grasping the lid handle. Pan sits on gas stove.
What to Use When You Can't Find a Pot Lid
Cooked bacon on a plate with buttered toast and fried eggs
How Long Can Bacon Sit Out?
A hand reaching into a refrigerator to grab a takeout container
The 7 Foods You Should Refrigerate (But Probably Aren't)
A photocollage of three 30-minute dinner recipes
The 30 Best Weeknight Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
A stack of banana pancakes with syrup pouring over the top
Does Syrup Ever Go Bad?
Roasted Cauliflower
6 Ways to Make Frozen Cauliflower Into Something Delicious
All purpose flour we cook with
Can All-Purpose Flour Go Bad?
A small glass bowl of baking powder with a measuring spoon on a wood surface
What's the Difference Between Double-Acting and Single-Acting Baking Powder?
Tongs Lifting Spaghetti from Pot of Boiling Water for No Cook Tomato Sauce Pasta
Should You Add Oil to Pasta Cooking Water?
Boiling Water Poured onto Coffee Grounds in a French Press for French Press Coffee Recipe
5 Simple Tips for the Best French Press Coffee
A photocollage of three casseroles made with ground beef
15 Crowd-Pleasing Casseroles Made With Ground Beef
A cook stretching plastic wrap over a hotel pan in a restaurant kitchen
Can You Put Plastic Wrap in the Oven?
Frozen red grapes on a table
Can You Freeze Grapes?
Confetti Cake Surrounded by Cake Slices on Small Plates and a Bowl of Sprinkles
What's The Difference Between Yellow, White, and Vanilla Cake?
Spatula with a toasted hamburger bun on a grill.
10 Worthwhile Ways to Use Up Leftover Hamburger Buns
How To Quickly Cook Chicken on the Stovetop
How Much Chicken to Buy When You Need Shredded or Diced Chicken?
Can of King Oscar anchovies, one open and one sealed
How to Use Up (And Store) an Open Can of Anchovies
Variety of Asian Noodles on a Counter (Some Dried, Some Cooked) for A Guide to Asian Noodles
A Guide to Asian Noodles
Decorated Rainbow Layer Cake on a Plate with Glasses in Background
How to Transport a Cake If You Don’t Have a Carrier
Easiest Turkey Brine Ever adding salt to the pot
Should You Add Salt Before or After the Water Comes to a Boil?
Bloomed Chocolate Bars in a Wrapper
What’s That White Stuff on My Chocolate?
Bowl of Onion Powder
What Is Onion Powder?
Hard Boiled Eggs
The Only Way to Reheat Hard Boiled Eggs