Craving that barbecue favorite corn on the cob, but stuck in the office all day? Don't worry, CHOW.com's Meredith Arthur shows you how to quickly and easily make fresh corn on the cob using a microwave.
How to Cut Corn Off the Cob
Corn kernels always go flying when you cut them off the cob, but it's easy to keep them in check with this simple trick from the CHOW Test Kitchen's Christine Gallary. All you need is a bowl, a paper towel, and a short knife. When you're ready to try out this technique, put it to use in our Tomato, Tomatillo, and Corn Salad recipe.
Whether your recipe calls for chopped, crushed, or minced garlic, this guide will show you the fastest and easiest ways to prep this essential ingredient.
How to Prep Young Artichokes
Elaine Johnson, associate food editor for Sunset magazine, preps baby artichokes the way you're supposed to, removing the stem and all of the tough outer leaves. What might surprise you is how many of those leaves you need to take off. It's a lot. Then you cook the artichokes up real good!