Cooking Tips & Techniques

How to Make Donuts That Beat Anything You Can Buy in a Shop

Do the donut shop one better with these decadent homemade treats.

This Christmas Tree Is More Elegant (and Way Easier) Than a Gingerbread House

Simple and fun to make, this centerpiece will be the hit of your holiday dessert bar. All you need is your favorite no-fail cookie recipe and some star-shaped cutters.

DIY Slice-and-bake Cookies

A refrigerated or frozen log of dough means you can have cookies in a snap 
 for unexpected guests or late-night cravings. Follow this easy, three-step technique for shaping a flawless (no flat sides!) roll.

15 Tricks To Make This the Easiest Thanksgiving Ever

After years of navigating Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve picked up a few sanity-saving secrets. Read on for our favorites.

The Fastest Way to Seed a Pomegranate

Instead of buying the packaged seeds, which are more expensive and less fresh, try this three-step method for the whole fruit. Enjoy the seeds in salads, dips, or cocktails.

Is There More to Fall Baking Than Pumpkin Spice? 

It's time for a revival of genuine fall spices. 

How to Make The World's Best Vegetarian Gravy

This holiday staple doesn't need to be full of meat to be packed with flavor.

How to Make The World's Best Vegetarian Stuffing

You don't need sausage to make this Thanksgiving side dish shine.