Cooking Tips & Techniques

Cooking New Uses for Old Things

New roles for items that can help you get dinner on the table.

4 Tricks to Keep Parchment Paper Flat

It’s one of the handiest kitchen materials out there. But when your hands are covered in batter and you’re about to drop a dollop on the pan, why does parchment insist on curling up? Try these tactics to scare it straight.

How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie, According to Science

No one is complaining about a warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie, right? Except, well, maybe it would be even better if it were crispier? Or crispy on the outside but chewy on the inside? Or just a bit cakier? Here’s a cheat sheet for hitting that sweet spot, no matter your preference. (Hint: It’s all about the sugar.)

1 Amazingly Easy Truffle Recipe, 6 Delicious Variations

This year, romance your Valentine with a little something sweet.

9 Heart-Shaped Kitchen Tools for Valentine’s Day

If you’re trading a crowded restaurant for a cozy home-cooked dinner this year, let this festive cookware infuse prep time and mealtime with an element of romance.  

10 Simple Cooking Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

The season of feasting is overnow it’s time to turn over a new leaf in the kitchen. Whether you make just one change, or all ten, here are a few manageable ways to up your culinary game this year.

The 2-Hour Foolproof Plan for a Whole Week of Meals

Think you’ll never win at weeknight meals? Think again. This plan requires a little sacrifice—two hours on a weekend—but the payoff is huge: a mix-and-match stash of building blocks to create easier, faster dinners all week long.

The 1 Cooking Mistake That’s Hurting Your Kitchen

Leftover cooking oil and bacon grease may be harming your plumbing.