How-To's

How to Make a Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Cake)

Impress your guests (and yourself) this year by making a traditional yule log cake. It's easier than it looks, and as sweet as it is stunning. Yule be singing its praises!

How to Create the Ultimate Cheese Board

Our local expert on all things cheese, C.J. Bienert, helps us put together the prettiest, picture-perfect cheese board with a variety of textures and flavors. Then, with his suggestions in hand, have some fun creating your own photo-worthy cheese board.

Braising Brisket

How do you cook a tough, flat piece of meat? With less-than-tender cuts like brisket, the moist, gentle heat of braising is the answer.

How to Make Homemade Bratwurst

WHEN IT COMES TO GRILLING OUT, brats are often on the menu. And with more and more people looking to get back to the basics, making your own brats really isn’t a stretch. Plus, when you make them yourself, you know exactly what’s going into them, and they have tons more flavor than store-bought brats. Here's how to make homemade bratwurst.

How to Make Sauerkraut

Welcome to the world of fermentation, one of the lost culinary techniques that’s becoming popular again. This ancient process uses only salt (and sometimes water) to alter the flavor and texture of foods. Here, a humble head of cabbage becomes tangy, zesty, effervescent sauerkraut.

How to Make a Stuffed Pork Loin

Have you always loved the look of a rolled pork loin roast but weren’t sure how to make one? Do you love pork, ham, salami, and gooey cheese? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this article is for you. You’ll learn how to butterfly, stuff, and roll the pork roast of your dreams.

How to Cut Onions

Onions play an integral role in virtually everything you cook, so knowing how to make the basic cuts is an indispensable skill.

How to Bread Chicken

When it comes to chicken, or any protein, for that matter, it’s hard to top crusted (or breaded) cutlets. The challenge is how to get a flavorful, crispy crust while still ending up with juicy meat. With these tips in hand, you’ll crack the crusting code.

How to Bread (Probably Just About) Anything

The standard breading procedure is a three-step process that works on a variety of meats, cheese, and vegetables. Here, we walk through how to bread chicken, plus a few tips and the equipment needed.

How to Make Homemade Cavatelli Without a Machine

Homemade cavatelli is possible with just six easy steps (including making pasta dough from scratch!). Here's how to make homemade cavatelli without a machine.

How to Use a Bamboo Steamer

The art of steaming is easy with one of these ordinary, inexpensive tiered bamboo steamer baskets. But if you’ve never used one, we’ll walk you through the process of how to set one up so you can steam practically anything — fish, vegetables, dumplings, and more.

Canning with Confidence: How to Can with a Water Bath

Vegetable season is ending, so take advantage of your garden-fresh beauties or farmers' market finds through the process of canning. Canning seems to get a bad rap. And to some people it’s intimidating. But not anymore! We’re going to walk you through the simple process of water bath canning, and debunk the seemingly daunting steps that come with this craft.