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Kitchen Tips

Every cook wants to learn fast new ways of performing everyday kitchen tasks. From seeding a tomato to shaping a perfect meatball to cutting a meringue pie, we explain how to do almost everything better and quicker — loaded with solutions to your cooking dilemmas, search through our library of clever culinary tips to help you in the kitchen with our tips, tricks, and timesavers.

Seeding Hot Chiles

Stop the burn and save your fingers with this simple kitchen tip for seeding and cleaning out hot chile peppers.

Cleaning Pumpkin Seeds

Clean out a small cooking pumpkin or winter squash efficiently and safely with this common kitchen item.

Removing Corn From the Cob

Prepare the Maque Choux in a quick and clean manner with this simple trick that keeps kernels from flying.

Better Bacon Appetizers

Ensure perfectly crisp and tender bacon-wrapped appetizers with this easy-to do and make-ahead tip.

Storing Garlic

Always have fresh garlic on hand with this quick tip that cuts down on prep time and makes mincing a breeze.

Cleaning Bell Peppers

It can be tricky to clean out bell peppers without feeling wasteful. Here's how to do it easily, and avoid losing much pepper flesh.

Testing Oil Temperature

Simplify frying, especially when you're without a deep-fat thermometer, with this trick for checking the oil temperature.

Trimming Kale

Preparing greens just got a whole lot easier with this simple trick. Now there's no excuse for not eating your veggies!

Preparing Avocados

With our new Mexican book in hand; perfect seeding, peeling, cutting, and ripening avocados with these quick tips.

Storing Peaches

Make the most of peaches while they are at their peak in the season with these tips on how to ripen and store them.

Storing Fresh Ginger

Make use of gingerroot with this quick tip that allows you to have fresh grated ginger on hand at all times!

Easy Potato Slicing

This quick tip will save frustration and time in the kitchen. Not to mention, it may even save a few fingers!