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How to Sear-Roast Lamb Loin Chops

How to Sear-Roast Lamb Loin Chops

Roasting lamb loin chops may seem like an impossible feat for any amateur chef, but you'll be enjoying the tender and juicy meat in no t... READ MORE

How to Ripen an Avocado

How to Ripen an Avocado

You feel like tacos tonight.  And your dinner won't be complete without some creamy avocado — in either beautifully green sliced moons or mashed into guacamole. Problem: When you zero-in on the avocados at your supermarket, they're green and rock-hard. By the time your avocado ripens, you'll have resorted to a taco shop to satisfy your craving. It could take up to six days for that avocado to turn soft and creamy inside. Six. Days. Oh, the agony. READ MORE

The OG Easy Weeknight Dinner: Shrimp Scampi

The OG Easy Weeknight Dinner: Shrimp Scampi

A fancy old-school classic. READ MORE

How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa

Nutty and often chewy after it's cooked, The Almighty Quinoa has probably appeared on your radar in the last decade, and you even know how to pronounce it (KEEN-wah). The Incan superfood is a complete protein with nine essential amino acids after all, which is especially attractive to vegetarians who usually can't get some types of protein found in meat. But how to prepare quinoa? READ MORE

How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

How to Use a Spiralizer for the Newest Pasta Craze

In 2013, Alissandra "Ali" Maffucci watched her mom — who was exploring healthier cooking to ease her diabetes symptoms — transform zucchini into pale-green ribbons of pasta. As a woman with Italian-American roots and a love of pasta, Maffucci resisted her mom's zucchini noodles for awhile. (Pffft! Pasta schmasta!) But eventually she gave in and took a bite. And another. Then Maffucci wanted to spiralize too. And boy, did it change her life — influencing millions of future fans like us, with whom she shares her spiralizing techniques and tips. READ MORE

How to Use a Crock-Pot

How to Use a Crock-Pot

A Crock-Pot takes up a lot of counter and cupboard space, but it's convenient and doesn't take a lot of headspace. This no-brainer is one of our favorite cooking methods when it gets chilly outside because it's ideal for comforting soups, stews, beans, and heavy, cheap cuts of meat that turn tender after receiving the low-and-slow cooking treatment. It's also great for warm weather because you don't have to be near the hot cooking device while it's doing its magic. Need some good options? Check out Guide's Best Slow Cookers of 2017. While using a slow cooker may not be rocket science, you can mess it up. So remember these tips and get simmering. READ MORE

How to Cook Cabbage

How to Cook Cabbage

Don't just boil cabbage and conjure that aroma of wet, dirty socks. Instead, roast, grill, steam, sauté, microwave, or do it raw. Here's how. First you have to prepare the cabbage to be cooked. READ MORE

How to Clean Cast Iron

How to Clean Cast Iron

  People rave about the benefits of their cast iron skillet: Oh, the heat retention! The stovetop and oven flexibility! The dietary iron! The nonstick surface (after seasoning)! But then there's the cleaning, a task which stirs up conflict faster than a Hillary-Trump presidential debate. Cleaning your cast iron doesn't have to be so tricky. Here's how: READ MORE

How to Soften Brown Sugar

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 like mining for gold with a pickax. Ugh. But you must make those cookies. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

The Basics: How to Make Cranberry Sauce

With all the heavy, savory, creamy food at Thanksgiving, the tart bite of cranberry sauce is essential. You may not want to nosh on a bowl of cranberry sauce by itself, but a little dab beside the stuffing and turkey lifts the entire meal. While you don't need extra stress when cooking this big meal, you don't want that wobbly canned cranberry sauce mold either. Good thing making a delicious, orange-scented, and not-too-sweet cranberry relish is so easy, you don't even need a recipe, certainly not a complicated one. Here's a simple, memorizable method that turns four ingredients into the perfect condiment for your holiday bird. When you're ready to move on and tackle something a bit more complex, check out the recipes below. READ MORE