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The 10 Best Apples for Baking

Don't leave your apple selection to chance for your next baking adventure. Here are the 10 best apples for baking, sure to hold up to the heat of your oven.


Tips

Splash-Free Cherry Pitting

When pitting cherries with a handheld pitter, the juice usually splatters everywhere— especially on your apron and clothes, potentially staining them. Here's a less-mess way to pit cherries.

How to Roast Cherry Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes are expensive, so if they’re a little past their prime (a bit wrinkled), don’t throw them away — roast them. Here's an easy way to do it.

How to Cut a Pineapple

Pineapple is one of the more difficult fruits to cut, because it's large, has a spiky skin and those prickly "eyes" inside the fruit once you've cut it. Here’s a way to peel pineapple with as little waste as possible and get the added bonus of decorative slices.

An Easy Way to Test Avocados for Ripeness

Ever cut into an avocado that felt ripe to the touch, only to discover that it wasn’t? Here’s an easy way to test your avocado for ripeness without cutting up the fruit.

How to Freeze Bananas—For Smoothies & Baking

Don't toss those overripe bananas! Throw them in the freezer instead so you always have ripe bananas on hand for baking or smoothies. Use this simple tip for a less-mess, faster way to freeze and thaw bananas.

How to Juice Key Limes

Use this helpful tip for how to juice key limes next time you plan to make a pie! Key limes are smaller in size and firmer than regular limes, making them harder to juice, but not any longer with this helpful kitchen tip.

Healthy Popsicles

With this simple tip, have healthy treats on hand at all times for when your sweet tooth hits!

How To Seed Squash

Seeding squash can be a messy task. Not anymore with this quick tip that uses a unique kitchen tool.


How-To's

Learn All About Indirect Grilling

What is indirect grilling? It's bascially a technique that turns your grill into an outdoor oven so you can cook big items, like whole chickens, pork loins, pizzas, etc. So the next time you fire up the grill, follow these four simple steps, and take the indirect route to perfectly cooked meats, vegetables, and more.


Recipes

Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake

Besides being a dessert that both carrot and pineapple upside-down cake-lovers can rejoice in, this cake is easy to make. And there’s a bonus — you don’t even need to own cake pans! Your versatile cast-iron skillet will do the job.

Apple Clafouti "Pie"

Traditionally, this rustic French dessert is all about cherries, but switch things up and make apples the star, with a few dried cherries as a nod to the classic.

Blueberry-Coconut Cream Slab Pie

Put sweet fresh blueberries to good use in this creamy, supersized slab pie. Layered with silky coconut cream, fresh blueberries, and flaky crust, this slab pie is perfect for summer parties and get-togethers.

Blackberry Cobbler

Fresh blackberries make the best filling, especially since they're in peak season when you'll most want this fruity cobbler. But frozen berries are an option, too.

Seven-Layer Cranberry Ambrosia

Our Seven-Layer Cranberry Ambrosia recipe is 7 layers of fun texture and exploding flavor. Don't for get the coconut and nuts over top the ambrosia for added crunch.

Banana Split Brownies

Craving a banana split, but want to avoid the melty mess they can turn into on a hot day? These brownies are sure to be your flavor fix — on the neat.

Corn & Berry Upside-Down Cake

Sink your teeth into this cake that features some of summer's sweetest produce. This upside-down cake, with puréed corn, is baked with three types of berries for a match made in dessert heaven.

Cherry-Almond Turnover Cookies

‘Tis the season to bake, eat, and share your favorite cookies. If you love rich, buttery bites, these delicate delights will melt in your mouth — let the baking begin!

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour Cream-Apple Pie will break even the strongest willpower. And once you taste this creamy, sweet-spiced indulgence it’s sure to become part of your tradition.

Stove-Top Apple Crisp

This tart but sweet Stove-Top Apple Crisp makes for the perfect weeknight dessert. This apple crisp fits the bill — everything is done on the stove top, in just one pan, and with less than 20 minutes' worth of work.

Mini Blueberry Pies

Your guests will never suspect how easy these adorable mini blueberry pies are to make! The pie shells and blueberry filling can be made ahead. Spoon filling into shells just before serving to keep the shells nice and crisp.