Upgrade Your Pantry Staples

Invest in a higher-quality version of these 11 basic ingredients and taste the payoff in every bite.

1 Foolproof Solution for a Delicious Turkey

Tired of dry, tasteless turkey? Add flavor and moisture with this method.

6 Easy Brine Recipes

Marinating meat in a salt water solution leads to juicy, flavorful results.

4 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

This neutral-tasting vinegar made from distilled alcohol is an inexpensive miracle worker, handy for cooking and cleaning, thanks to its high acidity.

9 Easy Homemade Edible Gifts

Yes, there are cookies. But there are also kimchi pickles, from-scratch crackers, and—hold on to your elf hat—old-school "puppy chow." We'll show you how to wrap them, too. 

1 Easy Valentine’s Day Menu

Recipes and a timeline for a romantic—and stress-free—dinner.

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

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

6 Creative Gingerbread Desserts to Enjoy All Winter Long

Baking gingerbread men is a holiday standard, but the flavors of ginger, spice, and molasses can really shine in other desserts as well. From bite-sized cupcakes to stacked gingerbread pancakes, try one (or all!) of these gingerbread sweets.