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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 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.

How to Make Japanese Milk Bread

If you’ve never heard of milk bread, you’re in for a treat. Using a special technique and following our step-by-step tutorial, you’ll soon be creating the most incredible, pillowy soft, subtly sweet, and airy bread (or rolls) you’ve ever tasted. Trust us.

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 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.

How to Make Classic Hollandaise Sauce

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


Recipes

Apple Puff Pancake with apple cider-caramel sauce

Easier than apple pie, but equally as delicious with much more ta-da than basic breakfast fare, this baked Granny Smith Apple Puff Pancake is fall at its finest.

More crêpe-like than a flapjack, Dutch baby pancakes are the ideal vehicle for buttery, cinnamonspiced, sautéed Granny Smith apples. With an apple-cider caramel sauce, this breakfast is fit for a king (or a queen).

Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter is a tasty way to put fresh fall apples to good use and this one shouldn’t be missed. Sugar and spices make it sweet and homespun, but cider vinegar, thyme, and bay leaf add depth. Then, slather this flavorful butter on biscuits for the perfect fall breakfast.

Tomato Jam

Once you try Marisa McClellan’s Tomato Jam you’ll understand why we’re highlighting this preserve. It’s savory and sweet, with a punch of heat, and has a variety of clever uses. So head to your garden, pick some tomatoes, and get jammin’.

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with Fresh Basil

This non-alcoholic fruit drink is perfect for sipping on a summer afternoon. Savor the sweet flavor of ripe cantaloupe in this refreshing agua fresca. Not a fan of having pieces of basil in your drink? Strain the agua fresca before serving.

Coconut Rice with Lemon Grass

Since rice is eaten at nearly every Indonesian meal, don’t pass on this one. Lemon grass and coconut milk make for a fragrant, ultra-creamy side dish. Serve with Grilled Chicken Thighs with sambal marinade.

Three Peas Salad

Just-picked produce makes for ultimate summer side dishes. With fresh sugar snap peas, green peas, and pea shoots, this brilliantly flavored green salad is perfect on any dinner table.

Puff Pastry Pinwheels with Boursin Cheese

Puff pastry is a French delicacy made by rolling cold butter into multiple layers of dough. When baked, the butter melts and creates steam, causing the dough to puff. While all that buttery, crispy goodness sounds great on its own, if you spread Boursin cheese all over it before baking and roll it up into pinwheels, it's even better.

Beef Stroganoff Soup with Fresh Dill

Beef stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food. Full of tender strips of flavorful steak, mushrooms sautéed in butter for a rich sauce, and egg noodles topped with sour cream, it just doesn’t get much better than that. Unless of course the classic dish is rearranged into a quick-to-make, satisfying soup — now that’s something everyone is sure to get on board with!

For the best flavor and texture in this soup, rib-eye steak can’t be beat — its marbling keeps the meat moist even if it’s c…

Cranberry Sauce with Crème de Cassis & Currants

What’s Thanksgiving without the sides, especially the iconic jewel-red cranberry sauce? Cranberries simmered in crème de cassis makes a wonderful tart foil to the richness of the rest of your Thanksgiving meal.

Honeydew Mojito with Cucumber Simple Syrup

Cool off with these ice cold mojito cocktails made with refreshing cucumber, honeydew melon, mint and lime. Top off with rum and club soda and you have reason enough to raise a glass and celebrate.

Bloody Mary Pops

For a savory, boozy popsicle, give these Bloody Mary Pops a try — they’re perfect for a brunch on the patio. Inspired by the classic brunch cocktail, these alcohol-infused pops have all the traditional flavors of a Bloody Mary, but in a refreshing, conveniently packed form.

Cucumber-Soju Coolers

These vibrant Cucumber Soju-Coolers are the perfect refreshing accompaniment to a spicy meal. Fresh mint, cucumber, lime, and just a touch of sweetness come together for the perfect summer drink. Word to the wise, it’s nearly impossible to have just one.

Considered Korea’s national alcohol, Soju, at its most basic, is a colorless, 20–24 percent alcohol-by-volume spirit. It’s neutral-tasting, like vodka, and is traditionally made from rice. But modern producers often use other starch…