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Tips

The Best Way to Freeze Cream

Instead of letting any bit of a carton of heavy cream spoil in your refrigerator, turn to your freezer instead. It is possible to freeze heavy cream—here's the best way to do it.

How to Make Butter From Overwhipped Cream

Have you ever turned on your mixer to whip some cream and—OOPS—got distracted and forgot about it, only to return to clumpy, overwhipped cream? Don't throw it out...make butter!

Tips to Keep Cream Cold When Whipping

It's a well-known fact that cold cream whips better—but what do you do when you have a hot kitchen? Here's a few tips and tricks to ensure your heavy cream stays cold so you can make perfect whipped cream every time.

How to Quickly Bring Eggs & Butter to Room Temperature

So you forgot to take your eggs and butter out of the fridge in time for your baking adventure...we've all been there! Here's a quick and easy way to bring eggs and butter up to room temperature any time you need them.

How to Grate Butter for Tender Baked Goods

For tender scones that aren't overworked, let your cheese grater do the heavy lifting when it comes to the most crucial element.

Ice Cream Ingredient Primer

In a recipe as simple as ice cream, each ingredient counts. Learn exactly how each one helps achieve your best batch.

How to Save Leftover Whipped Cream

Have you ever whipped cream to serve with a dessert, only to end up with extra? Here's how to not let it go to waste.

How To Make Brown Butter

An easy skill to master, making brown butter is a simple way to give rich flavor to lighter foods like chicken, pasta, or vegetables.

How to Make Herb Butter

Love using fresh herbs, but worried the leftovers will go to waste? Here's a simple way to give them a satisfying second use!

Top Test Kitchen Tips for Slow Cooking


How-To's

How to Make Yogurt at Home

Creamy homemade yogurt is so luscious in taste and texture, and so simple to make, once you try it, you may never purchase it again.

How to Make Classic Hollandaise Sauce

One of the five French “mother” sauces, hollandaise is buttery, rich, and really showcases your skill.

How to Fix Broken Hollandaise Sauce

When hollandaise “breaks,” it can usually be fixed. And if you know what to look for, you can save the sauce before it breaks.

All About Cream & How to Whip It

From half-and-half to heavy cream, this smooth and rich cooking and baking cornerstone is explained. Now you can case the dairy aisle with confidence. Plus, if you ever wondered about the difference between soft peaks, medium peaks, and stiff peaks, we'll teach you.

How to Make Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Grab our recipe for creamy Homemade Ricotta Cheese and follow these quick and easy instructions on how to make homemade ricotta cheese yourself. It's so luscious (in taste and texture) and so simple to make, once you try it you may never purchase the grocery store variety again!


Recipes

Honey-Thyme Feta with tomatoes & olives

Cheese, glorious cheese, sautéed to perfection. This Honey-Thyme Feta is a surefire crowd-pleaser for all of your holiday celebrations.

Frying the lemon zest imparts subtle lemon flavor to the oil. That oil is then used to sauté the feta, adding wonderful, bright citrus flavor.

Homemade Crème Fraîche

Most chefs have a secret ingredient that enhances the deliciousness of their dishes. Crème fraîche [krehm FRESH] is one of those favorite “behind the scenes” additions. This homemade version is made with just two ingredients — heavy cream and buttermilk — it adds a rich, creamy, and slightly tangy flavor to food. There are a myriad of ways to use it — try adding it into a sauce, as a topper for fresh fruit or grilled vegetables, as a salad dressing booster, or turn it into a sauce with a cou…