Being a good cook isn't just a matter of knowing the big, impressive skills you can show off to friends and family, like roasting a turkey or making challah bread . It's also about the small habits you practice daily, the ones that transform cooking into a more effortless and joyful part of your day. These 8 simple habits are easy to pick up, yet make a major difference in your cooking. 1. Make your cutting board non-slip.
If you can boil water, cooking up grains should, in theory, be pretty simple. And yet, if you’ve ever wound up with a pot of goopy rice or quinoa the consistency of Grape-Nuts, you know that remembering the right water ratios can be a bit tricky. Enter our helpful grain infographic… our grainfographic! Print it out, post it on the fridge, and you’ll forever have a cheat sheet for grain success. Let no grain go mis-cooked! Download the pdf here .
What are your recipe essentials? This time last year we shared a dozen of the recipes that we and our readers find indispensable . So indispensable are they, in fact, that we don't lean on the printed word. These are recipes we commit to memory. But a dozen really isn't enough, and we all have our favorites, so we're revisiting our lineup, with ten more recipes that many of us truly know by heart.
We are talking about kitchen essentials this month at The Kitchn, and when I think of "essentials," I think first of my weeknight meals, the ones I can whip up without reference to a cookbook or a website. We asked our readers what these recipes were for them — what sorts of recipes did they have memorized and know by heart? Here are some of the most frequent answers, along with our own versions so that you too can learn these by heart.
Wait! Before you toss those empty paper towel rolls into the recycling, CHOW has another way we can use them: to help us make perfectly round slice-and-bake cookies.
Fresh, warm cinnamon rolls are a special breakfast for the holidays (or any day), but who wants to wake up at 5 am to start the process of making them from scratch?
I'd suggest letting the filter dry whenever possible, ideally in the sun that shines on your window sill over the sink. ;-)
The rainbow recipes on Tablespoon continue today with this fun new one – Rainbow Pasta ! Plain spaghetti was by far one of my favorite foods as a kiddo, especially being an uber picky eater.
During the winter months fresh herbs aren't out of reach, but they do require a little help to really get them growing.
It's Fall, which means it's time to pull out the ol' slow cooker! We've shared a few of our favorite slow cooker recipes in the past, including tried-and-true recipes for barbacoa beef , lemon garlic chicken , and curried vegetable stew .
Smoothies are a fast, easy breakfast, and many of us are devoted to our morning shake of fruits, vegetables, and yogurt.
In the early fall as the mornings get just a touch cooler, the breakfast options can get all the more hectic.
Spread it on sandwiches, toss it with pasta, or yes, treat yourself a single happy spoonful, but definitely absolutely positively make pesto any chance you get.
Taco seasoning is one of those convenience foods that I kept buying long after I had eliminated lots of other stuff.