COOKING TECHNIQUES

The Secrets to Really Cheesy Mac and Cheese

There's more to it than just mixing pasta, cheese, and cream.
Mac and cheese is one of those dishes kids and adults alike absolutely love. Here are tips on how to make your next mac and cheese more ooey gooey, cheesy, and comforting.1. Say cheese! You can use other varieties besides cheddar cheese. ...

WATCH: How to Melt Chocolate with a Double Boiler

Master how to melt chocolate to use for your baking, dipping, drizzling, and frosting needs!
Melting chocolate with a double boiler ensures no burning! The steam from the simmering water from the bottom pot indirectly melts the chocolate perfect for your dipping, drizzling and frosting needs. Use the melted chocolate for these delicious desserts:Chocolate-Dipped PalmiersPotato Chip and Hot ...

How to Deglaze Your Pan

Lock in flavor from seared meats by learning how to deglaze!
Deglazing a pan may seem like a daunting task, but it’s a basic cooking technique that can add bigger, bolder, and more full-bodied flavors to your next dish. Meat that is seared, sautéed, or roasted in a pan often leaves behind brown ...

WATCH: How to Truss Meat for Roasting

Trussing ensures roast meats cook evenly. Learn how to truss like a pro with this simple guide.

Cooking 101: Nail These 5 Basic Techniques

Once you get these basic cooking techniques right, everyday cooking will be less daunting!
Conquer the kitchen by mastering these simple cooking skills. Cooking and baking are both very technical, so clock in some kitchen time and practice until you get these right. Once you do, everyday cooking will be a total breeze! 1  BraisingThis is a ...

WATCH: How to Pan Sear Perfectly

The secret to perfecting the skill of pan searing is patience.
Pan searing is the simplest way to get food on the table fast. It's fast, easy, and a great way to develop flavor, from simple pork chops to searing beef cubes to start a stew. But if you are one of those people ...

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

This quick soup made with silky egg strands is the perfect start to any meal.
Much like miso soup is the perfect starter for a Japanese meal, this soup with its silky tendrils will whet your appetite. But what makes this ideal for any meal is how fast you can put this together. With a little know-how, ...

Why Salt And A Little Lemon Juice Makes A Big Difference In Your Food

Add a little more salt or a squeeze of calamansi to add more flavor and heighten flavors.
If you just made a dish and feel it doesn't taste as delicious as it can, you may need to add more salt. Or maybe a splash of vinegar or even calamansi and lemon juice can save the dish, too.   Salt just isn’t ...

This Extra Step Helps You Make Flavorful Chicken and Pork Adobo

Browned meat is delicious.
It doesn’t matter what type of adobo you’re cooking, but searing the meat—­any meat, for that matter­—before proceeding to cook it into adobo is the best thing you can do. In fact, it’s a great thing to do for any meat dish.Why? ...

3 Ways To Cook a Flavorful, Moist and Juicy Chicken Dish

Cook an entire chicken using these techniques to get a satisfyingly tasty meal.
Chicken is a universally loved meat. Everyone loves it, from fried chicken pieces to the layered terrine slices that make it onto a fine dining plate. It’s versatile enough to be fried, steamed, poached, pureed, shredded, boiled, broiled, roasted, and grilled.With so ...

Here's How To Fry Food Using Less Oil

This easy cooking trick will save oil and eliminate splatter. 
We know one of the fastest and easiest ways to put a meal on the table is to fry meat. Frying food develops delicious flavor, turning it into a beautiful golden brown color, and is easily done with little to no effort at ...
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