TipBuzz

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!

How to Tell If A Cantaloupe is Ripe

How Long to Microwave a Potato

A ripe pineapple with golden colored flesh

How to Ripen a Pineapple Fast

Freshly shucked oysters on ice with lemon wedges

How to Shuck Oysters at Home

Find out how long to microwave bacon, whether you’ve got regular or thick-cut bacon. Learn how to cook bacon using a microwave bacon cooker or just paper towels and a plate. It’s fast and produces delicious crispy bacon with easy cleanup!

How Long to Microwave Bacon

How Long to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Pomelo is a large citrus fruit with a refreshing sweet and mild taste. Here we cover what is a pomelo, some of its health benefits and how it compares to grapefruit. We also explain different ways to eat this delicious fruit.

Pomelo Fruit and How to Eat Pomelo

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