We love helping people live their best food life, and navigating the kitchen is a big part of that. Therefore, we offer what we hope is lots of thoughtful, useful advice year-round. And when we looked back at 2019 to see what you found most interesting, it was pretty meaty stuff. A little cheesy too, and a little dirty—and kale was a surprising outlier, but you’ve got to get your greens in somehow.
The best way to cook a large quantity of bacon to the perfect crispness also happens to be the easiest. Win-win. See how to make perfect bacon.
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Honestly, we didn’t see this one coming, but all signs suggest people still love kale. We do too, but *almost* as much as bacon? Depends on the day. If you’re craving some roughage, see our guide to types of kale and how to prepare them.
Copycat recipes are just so satisfying. Plus, they save you money and mean you can eat or drink the thing you’re yearning for any time, anywhere (convenient if you live fifteen miles from a Cracker Barrel or have a peppermint mocha craving in mid-summer). See how to make copycat Starbucks drinks and be your own barista.
It’s a labor of love, but the end result is well worth it. Let Burt Bakman walk you through how to smoke the best BBQ brisket you’ll ever make.
This one is far easier, yet no less worth doing right. Nail this technique and you’ll have a head start every time you don’t know what to make for dinner. See how to make the best seared chicken breast.
Whether you’re baking batches of cookies or making lots of easy sheet pan dinners, those baking sheets get grotty after a while. Luckily, there are some easy tricks for making them shine. Learn how to clean grimy baking sheets.
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Does this seem like the most basic thing ever? Well, follow these tips and it will seem like the most brilliant. See the rules for making the best grilled cheese sandwich.
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From the expected (peerless hard-boiled eggs every time) to the truly game-changing (cheesecake and wine!), these are some of our favorite things to cook under pressure. See 10 things you need to try in your Instant Pot to make the most of your investment.
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These bivalves are often gritty, but great when properly prepared. Revisit our guide (with expert advice from Joanne Chang and Karen Akunowicz) on how to clean clams before you cook them.
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