Dread the tediousness of peeling garlic? In this CHOW Tip, Jenny Stewart shares a secret to getting the task done with minimal effort: Microwave your garlic for about 20 seconds before peeling it. This won't completely remove the husk, but it'll make the garlic cloves slide out with surprising ease.
Hate Grapefruit? Try Broiling It
Most people have only tasted fresh grapefruit, and not everyone enjoys the tartness of it. Jenny Stewart of CHOW.com suggests broiling the citrus fruit with sugar to add a caramelized sweetness. And if you're adventurous, go crazy with any flavor combination you can think of—you might be surprised how well it works.
Hate Chardonnay? Turn It into a Cocktail!
Ever receive a bad bottle of wine as a gift? CHOW.com's Meredith Arthur shares a clever, simple tip on how to transform a glass of bad Chardonnay into a delicious cocktail. (Click here for our wine cocktail recipe.)
4 Takes on Celebration Popcorn
Elevate your popcorn-game at your next party.
Basic Chocolate Mousse
Simultaneously rich and light, chocolate mousse just requires a little bit of finesse, and the freshest, best-quality ingredients (eggs, chocolate, and cream) you can procure. Be sure to chill your cream very well and get every speck of water out of the bowl and whisk you'll use for the egg whites, then use a light hand when folding in the whipped cream, and you'll have a perfectly fluffy and decadent dessert.
For these Rice Krispy Treats, we mixed in kettle-cooked potato chips for added crunch and a salty kick, upped the decadence with chocolate-covered peanuts, and added another level of sweetness with toasty graham crackers.