CHOW Senior Food Editor Jill Santopietro smartly advises people not to buy equipment they won't use regularly. A meat mallet is just such a piece of equipment.
How to Clean a Coffee Grinder
Old coffee grounds can clog up your grinder and make it less efficient. In this CHOW Tip, Kate Ramos shows you how to clean out your coffee grinder using stale bread.
How to Crush Pepper Without a Grinder
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How to Crush Pepper Without a Grinder Jill shows you how to use simple kitchen equipment to crack whole peppercorns if you don't have a fancy pepper grinder.
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What Kind of Coffee Grinder Is Best?
You want a consistent grind.
Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing
This healthy and delicious salad pairs kale with tender roasted butternut squash and red onions, plus a rich tahini dressing and crunchy toasted pine nuts. It's a great holiday side dish, and leftovers make a hearty lunch. Get the recipe.
Maple Ice Cream
This luscious maple ice cream is a pure taste of fall, and perfect for topping all sorts of pies, tarts, and galettes, or just eating with a spoon. Get the recipe.