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This lifehack will completely change the way you cook pasta

Okay, we just found the very thing you’ve been waiting for — and you didn’t even know it. This lifehack will completely change the way you cook …

5 Easy Ways to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs of Your Life

Scrambled eggs may be one of the first things we learn to cook as kids, but they aren’t one of the first things we master. We’ve all encountered dry …

California Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and it is gaining steam in America now. In California, where olive oil is …

Simple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Baking

Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Makes an Amazing Ramen Broth

Using already roasted chicken bones is an easy way to make flavorful “brown” stock, and you can use that stock to make a simple, rich ramen broth …

Cooking

15 Italian Cooking Secrets That Will Change Your Life

The beauty of learning how to cook Italian food the right way is that you don't have to go to a restaurant every time the craving strikes. From making the perfect pasta to having the essential pantry staples on hand, there are a few secrets Italian cooks always have up their sleeves that come in …

7 Recipes That Require Your Cast Iron Skillet

Cooking with a cast iron skillet is great because it can also be used for presentation! Simply prepare a delicious meal within it and display it on the table for all to enjoy. We've gathered our favorite cast iron recipes, enjoy!<p><b>BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER</b><p>Try this delicious veggie version of Buffalo Wings, …

Cooking

26 Genius Ways To Use Avocado

There's a whole world beyond guacamole and avocado toast, people.

17 Hash Brown Recipes, 'Cause They're The Greatest Breakfast Carb

Toast who?

The 10 Commandments to Cooking With a Cast-Iron Skillet

1. Buy pre-seasoned, but don't cook with it right away.<p><b>Druckman says:</b> “You still want to give it a little bit of care when it first comes out of the …

Kitchens

Skillet Skills: 7 Meals You Can Make In a Single Cast Iron Pan

Have you been cooking with cast iron lately? A skillet is definitely worth the investment with it's durable versatility. Take a look at these 7 ways …

These 1-Pot Pasta Recipes Are the Answer to Quick and Easy Dinner

Does dinner get any easier than one-pot pasta? When you need to throw dinner together in a matter of minutes, turn to any of these 27 recipes where every single thing is cooked in the same pot as the pasta. There's sure to be a recipe that speaks to you, from one-pot tomato basil pasta to one-pot …

27 great ice cream recipes to keep you cool

When you need to cool down, sometimes there's nothing better than a cold bowl of ice cream. We've compiled 27 of our favorite ice cream recipes to help you chill out. Here are some highlights:<p><b>BEER ICE CREAM:</b> Now you can have your beer, and eat it too. This recipe requires only four ingredients …

33 Best Burger Recipes

These incredible burger recipes offer a unique twist to the classic hamburger, incorporating ingredients like pimento cheese, sesame oil and serrano …

Cooking

9 Ways to Use Rhubarb (Other Than Pie)

Go beyond the classic dessert.<p>We love sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb pie—but that's not the only great way to use summer rhubarb. From overnight oats …

Yogurt is not just for breakfast! 53 ways to use this magical ingredient

When it comes to yogurt, it's time to start thinking beyond those little plastic containers you grab for breakfast. This creamy high protein, low-fat food is one of the most versatile dairy products in your fridge. From French toast to facial masks to making your puppy's fur shine (yes, really!), …

Breakfast

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Why You Should Be Microwaving Lemons

If you're anything like us, it takes you about four lemons just to get the stupid half cup of juice your marinade calls for. Here's an easier way to get more from less.<p><b>What you need:</b> A microwave<p><b>What you do:</b> Pop a lemon in for 15 to 20 seconds, then remove it and let it cool for about a minute …

It's Time to Season Your Cast-Iron Pan for Real

<i>BY ROCHELLE BILOW, BON APPETIT</i><p>Credit: Peden + Munk<p>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we'll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room of the house: the kitchen. …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Video: How to Make Amazing Pistachio Macarons

We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers.<p>To make traditional macaron …

5 Beer and Cookie Pairings to Try Immediately

Jonathan Bender's new book explores the magic of pairing cookies with beer.<p>I was in college the first time I chased chocolate cake with beer. I loved …

9 Ways To Make Bread In Your Slow Cooker

Dear slow cooker: what can't you do? Our newest discovery: Crock-Pot bread. Here, nine recipes that'll blow your mind.<p><b>Rosemary Olive Bread</b><p>Let the dough sit for about an hour before sticking it in the Crock-Pot on high for two hours. Then bring on the E.V.O.O. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Cinnamon Rolls</b><p>We'll make …

Never Overcook Roast Beef Again

Next time you roast beef in the oven or your slow cooker, you'll know with complete confidence that it'll come out right.<p><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Linda Buckmaster confesses to</i> …

Cooking

Step-by-Step: How to Make a Perfect Apple Pie

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Make a Perfect Apple Pie<p>A great apple pie can be as simple as picking the right type of apples; chopping them up; tossing them with sugar, spices, and a thickener; dumping them into a killer homemade pie crust; topping it; and baking it. A <i>perfect</i> apple pie, on the other …

Baking

London's Hippest Baker Shares Her Tips for Making Better Baked Goods at Home

Claire Ptak of London's Violet Bakery gives us a crash-course in just-sweet-enough desserts that won't leave you sugar crashing.<p><b>Claire Ptak</b> may bake for a living, but she's anything but a sugar fanatic. In fact, the California native and owner of London's very popular Violet Bakery makes it a point …

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

Don't You Dare Make These Breaded Cutlet Common Mistakes

There's nothing more disappointing than a sub-par breaded and fried cutlet. Don't make these common mistakes when dredging, breading, and frying at home.<p>Is there anything better than a crispy, golden-brown, breaded and fried cutlet? We'll answer that for you: No.<p>Get it right, and you're blessed …

Cooking

6 Myths About Wine Busted by a Sommelier

<i>By: Jeremy Glass</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/Antagain</i><p>Wine is a difficult scene to break into. Like coffee, spouting of too much information on the subject can make you sound like a snob -- especially if said information is technically false. With that in mind, we called upon <i>Food & Wine Magazine's</i> 2014 "Sommelier …