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Equipment

Freezing Blue Cheese

Don't let expensive blue cheese go to waste, and always have some on hand with this simple tip for long-term storage.

Mincing Fresh Herbs

Make easier work of mincing fresh herbs — and avoid bruising — with this tip that utilizes kitchen essentials.

Shucking Oysters

Are you planning to prepare oysters for the holidays? Do so safely and efficiently with these instructions.

Peeling Mango

This quick, simple-to-do, tip demystifies and makes easy work of preparing fresh mango for any kind of recipe.

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.

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.

Preparing Avocados

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

Cooking Lobster Tails

No matter what process is used to cook lobster tails, they always seem to curl up. Well, curl no more with this simple tip!

Cutting Hard-Cooked Eggs

Find cutting hard cooked eggs to be messy and inefficient? With a simple tool, this once finicky task will be a breeze!