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We’re here to teach you real, lasting skills in the kitchen. From quick solutions (How to Ripen an Avocado) to more in-depth guides (How to Make the Best Teriyaki Chicken), we provide the cooking guidance needed to make you a success in the kitchen.

How to Make the Best Seared Chicken Breast

How to Cook the Best Seared Chicken Breast Boneless chicken breasts are easy to find, low in fat, high in protein, and consistently tender, all factors that contribute to them

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The Basics: How to Make Scrambled Eggs

No more dry, flavorless eggs.

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The Basics: How to Make Basil Pesto

Simple, quick, summery, and classic.

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The Basics: How to Make Hummus

It's embarrassingly easy.

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The Basics: How to Make Skillet Cornbread

Moist and flavorful.

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The Basics: How to Make Steamed Artichokes

Exotic but easy.

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The Basics: How to Make Oven-Baked Split Pea Soup

The simplest version.

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The Basics: How to Roast a Turkey

The centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner.

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The Basics: How to Make Pumpkin Pie

A Thanksgiving holiday classic.

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The Basics: How to Make Turkey Gravy

Possibly the best part of Thanksgiving.

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The Basics: How to Make Lasagne

The tried-and-true recipe you'll hang onto forever.

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The Basics: How to Make Croutons

Buttery, garlicky, and they kick store-bought's ass.

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The Basics: How to Make Gazpacho

Chilled, refreshing Spanish soup.

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The Basics: How to Make Grilled Fish Tacos

A margarita's best friend.

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The Basics: How to Make an Icebox Cake

The easiest, most addictive dessert ever.

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The Basics: How to Make Noodles with Tofu and Peanut Sauce

A quick Asian dinner.

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The Basics: How to Make Grilled Chicken Fajitas

A Tex-Mex crowd-pleaser.

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The Basics: How to Sauté Fish with Lemon and Capers

Easy and healthy.

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The Basics: How to Make Veggie Chili

Fast, healthy, and delicious.

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The Basics: How to Make Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Be your own Colonel.

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The Basics: How to Make Beef Stew

An easy belly-warmer.

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