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11 Keys to Cooking Healthier Meals at Home

It’s impossible to talk about the year 2020 without the notion of “vision” entering the conversation. So how about a resolution for the new year grounded in clarity, befitting such

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How to Perfect a Croque Madame, the Comfort Food of France

A criteria for any hangover brunch date, the croque madame is a classic French comfort food with a major twist. We enlisted the help of Chef Gerald Kenny of Le

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How to Make the Ultimate Bagel

It's in the boiling and the malt.

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How to Slice a Holiday Ham

Even though turkey shows up twice on some holiday tables (once at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas dinner), for many, ham gets top billing at yuletide. If that’s what’s on

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How to Open a Bottle of Champagne

The loud pop and the flying cork are not the goals.

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How to Make Edible Cookie Dough That’s Safe to Eat Raw

This edible cookie dough recipe is safe to eat raw, not to mention vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious—plus, you can bake it if you want a conventional batch of cookies.

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How to Soften Brown Sugar

It happens all the time: You peer into your cardboard box of brown sugar and find brown concrete instead. When you tap that solid mass with your measuring spoon, it’s

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How to Clean Silicone Baking Mats

Silicone mats are a boon to baking, but after time, they tend to develop a greasy layer that never wants to come off (one area where parchment paper has a

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How to Prepare a Successful Beef Wellington Layer by Layer

Beef Wellington is many things to many people: a showstopper centerpiece for special occasion dining, a rite of passage for an aspiring chef, the most epic gourmet expression of a

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How to Make Your Favorite Starbucks Drinks at Home

Copycat recipes are beloved for many reasons, including saving you a few bucks. These Starbucks copycat recipes are no exception, and are just what you need right now.

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Ham 101: Tips and Tricks for How to Cook the Perfect Christmas Ham

Making the perfect Christmas ham is a yearly challenge that’s not for the faint of heart. It’s so difficult to cook perfectly AND ensure a tasty flavor—forget about trying to

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How To Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch

‘Tis the season to learn (or re-learn) how to make hot chocolate from scratch—because it is a million times tastier than most powdered mixes. It was the ancient Aztecs who

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How to Make Homemade Candy Canes

You probably associate candy canes exclusively with cellophane wrapping, but homemade candy canes are not that hard to make, and they’re a fun Christmas craft, not to mention a great

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How to Make Edible Wreaths for Christmas

Instead of putting your annual Christmas wreath on the front door, why not try relocating it to the most important spot in the house? Of course, I’m referring to the

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How to Make Aioli for Perking Up Your Turkey Sandwich

The difference between Hellmann’s mayonnaise and a homemade aioli is like comparing boxed macaroni with powdered cheese to a homemade macaroni casserole with cheddar, crusty on top and gooey inside.

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We Made This Pizza Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

The day after Thanksgiving (aka, Black Friday) may be over, but you probably definitely still have Thanksgiving leftovers, and if you’re looking for ways to make them more exciting, we

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How to Make Thanksgiving Leftovers Nachos

We’ve got a lot of great ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers, but one of the easiest, most delicious, and least boring options is nachos. Chowhound’s former photographer Chris Rochelle showed

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Can You Cook Your Turkey Frozen If You Forgot to Thaw It?

It’s Thanksgiving Day and if your turkey isn’t already in the oven, well, don’t panic (too much). If your turkey is thawed enough to safely cut into pieces, spatchcock it

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How to Fix the Dreaded Dry Turkey Breast

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is complicated and despite your best efforts, sometimes things go wrong. Overcooked turkey is one of the biggest potential disasters, but you can fix dry turkey breast!

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The Basics: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving dinner is a serious undertaking and shortcuts can be great, but step away from the canned cranberry sauce (considered by many one of the worst Thanksgiving side dishes, though

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Why You Should Spatchcock Your Turkey & How to Do It

What’s the very best way to guarantee a Thanksgiving turkey with moist breast meat and lots of crisp skin? Spatchcock it! Read on to find out what exactly that means,

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