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How to Stock Your Pantry, Fridge & Freezer

Most modern definitions of pantry stretch to include the refrigerator and freezer as well as more traditional dry goods. A well-stocked pantry puts a delicious weeknight dinner within reach at any time – and helps you stay prepared in case of emergencies. Whether you're a beginner cook or a pro, you can put a meal on the table anytime with this comprehensive list.

All About Cast Iron

Grandma didn’t need an arsenal of fancy pans — her cooking revolved around a trusty cast-iron skillet. But is it still relevant in today’s more sophisticated kitchens? An understanding of cast iron, its benefits, and how to properly care for it just might make you a convert.

The Secrets to the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Want to know the secrets to making the best chocolate chip cookies? We're spilling everything, from if you should use butter or shortening to which kind of chocolate chips to use. Plus, grab our recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies.

The Ultimate Meal Planning Guide

How do you get dinner on the table — almost every day — without becoming bored or losing your motivation? We answer that age-old question by sharing a few of our personal experiences and giving you our best meal prep and meal planning tips. Find what works for you, something you can stick with, and you may just find yourself enjoying weeknight cooking.

Hidden Valley Ranch Packet: Just How Versatile is it?

If you've only ever thought to use a Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning packet to make dressing, I can tell you, you're missing out. Spice up your life, and all sorts of dishes with this savory ranch seasoning.

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

All things in moderation…this balanced attitude toward food is why the diet of the sun-kissed Mediterranean is one of the world’s most healthful. Let this simple plan be your guide to modifying the region’s favorites into Americanized, good-for-you dinners you can savor with family and friends.

The Magic of Instant Pot Chickpeas

I fell in love with an Instant Pot cooking chickpeas.

Step Up Your Baking Game by Weighing Your Ingredients

I hate to tell you, but you're probably adding too much flour to your recipe.

My Hot Sauce Fetish

Hot sauces are love-it-or-leave-it for some, but for me, I love them so much that I devote entire sections of my fridge to them. Here are some of my favorite (really, the best) hot sauces. Plus, I shed some light on why some people are gluttons for pain and just can't get enough of the spicy sauces.

All About Lemons

Pucker up — stock your kitchen with every cook’s best friend — lemons. They add a spark to foods with their juice and zest.

The Real Difference Between Irish Whisky, Scotch & Bourbon

I wish for Irish whisky.

All About Asparagus: Growing, Buying, Storing, and Cooking With This Vegetable

Although it's now available year-round, asparagus is one of the first fresh vegetables you’ll see in the spring. Here's everything you need to know about asparagus, from how to grow and buy it, to storing and prepping tips, and some of our favorite asparagus recipes.