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.
No need for knives and cutting boards. Check out this no muss, no fuss way to cut canned tomatoes in no time.
Here's a simple, fuss-free way to keep your frozen peas and other vegetables from becoming big icy clumps.
Use this simple tip to remove the zest from lemons so you'll have fresh citrus zest of any size in no time.
Looking for an easy way to slice vegetables and get professional looking results? See how to cut slices of uniform thickness.
Do you find supreming citrus to be a tricky endeavor? Follow this simple tip to have beautiful segments every time.
Hard winter squashes can be a challenge to cut. Here's a quick way to slice through them like butter.
Have a recipe that calls for citrus juice, but not the zest? Save it by using this tip, and you'll always have a supply on hand.
Coconut appears in many forms in this slab pie. Here's the code to cracking what each product has to offer.
Zucchini makes a fresh addition to any late-summer dish. While it holds a lot of water, it couldn't be simpler to remove it.
As soon as they're cut open, avocados start to brown. Here's how to delay the inevitable, at least for a little while.
Need to slice a large volume of strawberries in a short amount of time? This tip will have you done in a snap!
Ditch the plain ole' ice cubes and cool down a classic brunch-time cocktail by freezing and tossing in something with more flavor.
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.
When it comes to planning a holiday party, appetizers are often at the top of the list. Because they’re bite-sized and individually portioned, they’re the easiest type of food to prepare and eat.
A selection of cheeses is a simple way to fill the table, and a variety of textures and flavors makes the spread enticing. Then, because fruit and cheese are a classic combination, transform the cheese plate into something really special by serving it with homemade mincemeat and crackers. Simply simmer dried fruits with citrus and spices, then finish with brandy and toasted walnuts to make a festive and tasty accompaniment.
Homemade Fig & Red Wine Jam makes a wonderful sweet-and-savory treat — and a great holiday gift to give away to friends and family. The warm, bright flavors of red wine, orange, and cinnamon balance the sweetness of ripe, fresh figs in this easy jam recipe. Sweet from honey — but not cloyingly so — this jam goes well with cheeses, on toast or crackers, or as a sauce to serve with pork or chicken.
Crispy cucumbers and juicy pink grapefruit make this the perfect refreshing side dish to serve with a rich dinner, like our Skillet Salmon Chowder Casserole. Not only is the salad tangy and crisp, it's appetizingly colorful.
Top apples and pears with caramel and you’ll devour this autumn tart in no time. And no one needs to know just how simple this fall dessert is to make. Purchased puff pastry keeps things easy, plus it’s delicious right from the oven or at room temperature.
This berry-filled crostata not only tastes like summer, but with its free form, it’s got that great casual vibe, too. Topped with crunchy almonds and sparkling sugar, this dessert hits all the right notes.
Panna cotta is a molded, chilled dessert of cream, sugar, and gelatin to set. With roots in Italy, it's easy to make and should be prepared in advance. Our version incorporates coconut milk for a tropical twist. Try not to feel like you’re on an island vacation when you indulge in this decadent treat. Fresh fruits are a no-brainer when it comes to making mouthwatering desserts so why not add fresh blackberries when in season?
If there’s one fruit that’s at the heart and soul of summer, it’s peaches. Biting into the soft flesh is like encountering a giant wave of flavorful juiciness. And when they’re ripe and fragrant, time is of the essence, because this fleeting season will come and go before you know it. No matter how contemporary the world gets, old-fashioned desserts, like peach crisps, are here to stay. With a bourbon-enhanced peach filling and a crunchy, buttery topping, this crisp will be a hit at any summer gathering.
Savor the fresh fruit of summer with this Plum & Cherry Shrub Punch. A shrub is a concentrated combination of fruit, sugar and vinegar, used to flavor cocktails. They require a bit of time to marinate, so make sure to plan ahead when making this recipe.
Named for their slumpy appearance, slumps and their kin, grunts and cobblers, are all rustic, juicy, cooked fruit desserts topped with a biscuit-like crust. With just one bite, you’ll dive right in. This slump recipe mixes blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, taking full advantage of the bounty of summer fruit.
Traditionally, both slumps and grunts are cooked on the stove top (to avoid turning on the oven in the summer). But slumps can also be baked, making them more like a cobbler. And while there’s much debate about the similarities and differences among these fruit desserts, one thing is clear, start with fresh fruit, and to avoid a tough topping, don’t overwork the dough. All in all, whatever name you give it, you’re gonna love it.
Cast iron isn’t used exclusively for savory dishes. It’s the perfect cookware for creating stunning, rustic desserts as well. There’s no better way to caramelize fruit, like for this Plum Upside-Down Cake, flavored with brown butter and orange.
With honey and lemon, this fruit salad is both sweet and tart. And cayenne gives it just a little kick. Serve with any light al fresco dinner, like this Crab Salad BLT.
When the weather is stifling, there’s no better way to cool off than by blending up a batch of frozen Peach Daiquiris.