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The Basics: How to Make Roasted Chicken Breast

The Basics: How to Make Roasted Chicken Breast

Bone-in, skin-on chicken breast roasted (plus how to make a simple sauce by deglazing) READ MORE

How to Make Ranch Dressing

How to Make Ranch Dressing

Every home cook has an arsenal of tools and tricks in the kitchen that come in handy time and time again. Creating a good ranch dressing is one of those skills, whether you need it for your hot wings, chicken fingers, crudités, buffalo shrimp, or of course, your salad. READ MORE

The Basics: How to Make Chocolate Mousse

The Basics: How to Make Chocolate Mousse

It’s not often that you run across a homemade dessert that can be made easily and on a whim. Most recipes will have you waiting for the oven to preheat and tracking down that cake pan you haven’t used in ages. Chocolate mousse, on the other hand, asks that you bring little more than a few bowls and a readiness to whisk—no tiresome baking, sifting, kneading, or frosting. This is one of those rare desserts that can be made easily on a weeknight: it calls for a mere three ingredients and takes hardly any time to prep. Because it’s so barebones, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using high-quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the chocolate. When you dig into the finished product with a spoon you’ll understand why: this mousse is first and foremost a vehicle for all of cocoa’s complexities, set afloat by a quiff of air. READ MORE

How to Make French Toast

How to Make French Toast

Breakfast with flair. READ MORE

6 Foolproof Tricks and Tips for Making Perfect Caramel Every Time

6 Foolproof Tricks and Tips for Making Perfect Caramel Every Time

Caramel is one of the most delicious (and most frustrating) dessert components that tastes infinitely better if you make it at home. But you have to be really careful as caramel is quick to burn and very easy to ruin in only a matter of seconds. READ MORE

How to Make Perfect Salsa Every Time

How to Make Perfect Salsa Every Time

Spice things up this summer with homemade salsa. It’s the ideal dish for using up whatever produce you have sitting around, and you can customize it to be as hot or mild as you like. READ MORE

7 Essential Rules for Crafting the Ultimate Sandwich

7 Essential Rules for Crafting the Ultimate Sandwich

Back in college, I had a part-time job making sandwiches at the campus deli. It was a responsibility I took pretty seriously, at least more so than studying for some of my exams. READ MORE

The Do’s and Don’ts of Making Perfect Lobster Rolls Every Time

The Do’s and Don’ts of Making Perfect Lobster Rolls Every Time

The ideal place to enjoy a lobster roll, without question, is at a seafood shack down by the New England shore. I’m talking about the sort of place where you might just rub elbows with the lobstermen who caught the crustaceans you’re eating that same morning. READ MORE

A Guide to Cooking for Two

A Guide to Cooking for Two

If you follow cooking websites and magazines with any regularity, you’ll know that there is only one time of year when a spotlight is put on making meals for two: Valentine’s Day. READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide to Salsa

The Ultimate Guide to Salsa

In the Spanish-speaking world, salsa is simply an all-purpose word that means “sauce,” a category that covers pretty much any sort of liquid accompaniment to food. To us Anglophones, however, salsa refers to the chile-based condiments commonly found in Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern cuisines. READ MORE