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Cooking Basics

Explore cooking basics include DIY techniques and tutorials to build your confidence in the kitchen. Here you’ll find tips and tricks for everything from how to cut a pomegranate to how to cook crab legs!

Carving up a whole boiled chicken

How Long to Boil Chicken

Perfectly cooked spare ribs with the bone sticking out a half-inch from the meat

How Long to Cook Ribs in the Oven

The best types of steak are tender, juicy and well-marbled.

12 Types of Steak and How to Cook Them

Closeup of a golden kiwi cut in half

Golden Kiwi

Perfectly boiled hot dogs in buns and dressed with mustard

How Long to Boil Hot Dogs

Peeling and slicing a ripe banana on a cutting board

How to Freeze Bananas

A bowl of freshly cut papaya with berries and mint sprigs

How to Cut and Eat Papaya

Reverse seared ribeye steak in a cast iron pan with fresh rosemary

How to Reverse Sear a Steak

How long do potatoes last? It depends on the variety of potato such as these red potatoes, Yukon Golds, russets and baby potatoes

How Long Do Potatoes Last

Cross sectional view of the main degrees of steak doneness including blue rare, rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done

Steak Doneness Guide

Cooked chicken breast on a sheet pan after being baked with vegetables

How Long Does Cooked Chicken Last in the Fridge?

Yellow dragon fruit flesh cut into chunks and served in the skin

Yellow Dragon Fruit

Serving of portion-size baked salmon fillet with a side salad on a serving plate with a lemon wedge

How Long to Bake Salmon

Medium-size, peeled, tail-on shrimp in a bowl after boiling with a beautiful orange-pink color

Shrimp Sizes (How Many Shrimp in a Pound)

Checking whether cream cheese is softened using the back of a spoon

How to Soften Cream Cheese

Closeup of a pomegranate that has been cut open to expose the juicy red arils inside

How to Cut and Juice a Pomegranate

A great turkey brine is the first step to getting tender and juicy turkey, whether roasted or smoked. Learn how to brine a turkey with this quick and easy recipe made with salt, water, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, citrus, and aromatics. No more dried-out turkey!

How to Brine A Turkey

Learn how long to cook a turkey and get a perfectly cooked bird for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner! The rule of thumb is 15 minutes per pound, but turkey cooking time also depends on oven temperature, whether it’s stuffed or unstuffed, and thawed vs. frozen.

How Long to Cook A Turkey

One Pan Baked Chicken With Potatoes, Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes - Tender and juicy chicken breasts baked with vegetables in a sheet pan. A quick and healthy dinner that's super easy to make. It takes only about 30 minutes. Quick and Easy Dinner, healthy, Sheet Pan recipe.

How Long to Bake Chicken

How to Cook Crab Legs

This easy pork chop brine recipe is made with salt, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, garlic, and water. It guarantees tender and juicy meat every time! The brined pork chops are perfect for grilling, pan frying, or baking.

Easy Pork Chop Brine

Comparison of different boiled potatoes with their corresponding boiling times to make it easy to determine how long to boil potatoes.

How Long to Boil Potatoes

a complete guide on the differences between Hunan Chicken and Szechuan Chicken. It will help you to understand all the differences so that you can order or make the right dish that you’ll enjoy!

Hunan Chicken Vs Szechuan Chicken {Differences + How to Make}

Szechuan Peppercorn is a fragrant but mouth-numbing Chinese spice that’s used in many Szechuan dishes such as Szechuan Chicken and Dan Dan Noodles. Learn how to use, store, substitute it, and more!

Szechuan Peppercorn and Substitutes