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How to Make Homemade Stock

Stocks are the foundation of classic cooking — they won't dazzle you with their good looks, but surely will with what they bring to your cooking endeavors. Simply follow our fundamental guidelines, including our six principles for making from-scratch stock, and you'll soon be creating amazing soups, stews, and more.

How To Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

Making Perfect Flaky Pie Crust really is as easy as pie. Armed with just a few tips in this simple, step-by-step guide, you’ll be an expert in how to make flaky, tender, and crisp pie crust in no time — you'll wonder why you ever bothered with purchased pie dough in the first place.

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!

How to Make Homemade Pastrami

Making Homemade Pastrami isn’t a weeknight project, but once you try your hand at making this highly coveted deli staple, you’ll fall head over heels for its succulent slices. So grab our recipe for Homemade Pastrami and follow along.

How to Buy, Trim & French Lamb Chops

This quick tutorial and accompanying video Trimming Lamb walks you through how to buy, trim, and prepare lamb rib chops using a technique known as frenching. Then once you've got that mastered, grab our recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops with bistecca oil and put your new skills to work.

How to Grill the Perfect Steak

A perfectly flame-charred steak is truly a work of art, but you need more than just a full tank of propane to become an artist. These tips are sure to put you on the road to success.

All About Pork Ribs and How To Smoke and Grill Them

Learn all about buying and trimming pork ribs — baby backs and spareribs. A simple rub and sauce is all your ribs need (check out our recipe for Spicy Dry Rubbed and Grilled Spareribs with bock barbecue sauce).

How to Preserve and Save Summer Tomatoes

Don’t let summer’s bounty shrivel on the vine. Learn how to preserve the season in this quick tutorial on slow-roasting or freezing summer’s sweetest tomatoes. It’s a surefire way to keep their fresh flavor alive all winter long.

How To Grill Fish

Does grilling leave you fishing for compliments? Have no fear, simply follow these three simple guidelines and five rules for grilling flawless fish fillets every time. Not sure what fish to buy? Read on. How should you prep the grill and the fish? That's covered. Not sure when the fish is done? Follow our test for doneness. This step-by-step technique article walks you through all you need to know about How To Grill Fish.

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.

How To Make Grilled Pizza

Grilled pizza has everything going for it — crispy crust, delicious smoky flavor, and the chance to be outside. So grab our simple Pizza Dough and Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce recipes, check out some of our topping ideas, below, then follow these step-by-step instructions on making perfect grilled pizza every time.


Recipes

Key Lime Mousse with graham cracker tuiles

Here’s a fun twist on the classic Key lime pie. And like the pie, Key lime juice is the main ingredient — but now it’s in a mousse lightened with whipped cream.

The graham tuile [TWEEL] is a take-off on the pie’s traditional graham cracker crust. Tuile is French for “tile,” and these thin, crispy cookies are molded while still warm—traditionally into the shape of roof tiles. But they can also be formed into edible bowls! Molding does take practice (we broke several at first), but just…

Pear-Vanilla Compote

This Pear-Vanilla Compote makes a sweet accompaniment to a comforting braised brisket dinner. A splash of pear brandy or nectar enhances the overall pear flavor, and vanilla makes it taste like home.

“Quiche Lorraine” Breakfast Sandwiches with avocado & mixed salad greens

All the flavors of a classic Quiche Lorraine are rolled into one easy-to-make breakfast sandwich.

Tomato Jam and Smoked Paprika Granola

Savory granola is the perfect addition when you want to add a little crunch or umami to puréed soups, salads, or roasted vegetables.

From snacks, dips, and condiments to soups, braises, and desserts, Marisa McClellan does a fabulous job transforming your preserves into some new and exceptional dishes. If you’re looking for ways to use up jams or fruit butters, granola is the answer. By using jams in granola it allows you to toss your nuts and oats in a slurry of sweet preserves with a…

Shanghai Mule with White Claw Lime Hard Seltzer

Hard seltzer water is a popular canned cocktail that’s flooded the market. Whether you’re already on board or just curious, these easy recipes turn the bubbly beverage into some of our new favorite refreshing cocktails, like this Shanghai Mule. The kicker in this mule is the candied ginger — swizzle a slice and see what we mean.

Black Cherry Smash with Budweiser Black Cherry Hard Seltzer

This Black Cherry Smash cocktail makes the case that bourbon and black cherry have a taste affinity that’s meant to be.

What started with everyone drinking posh sparkling waters has manifested into “hard seltzer” or soda water mixed with neutral-flavored alcohol, plus flavoring. Hard seltzer is sparkling water, aka club soda, instilled with attitude; generally between 4.5% and 7% ABV. Citrus, berry flavored,…

Iced Carajillo with Pabst Hard Coffee

Hard seltzer water is a popular canned cocktail that’s flooded the market. Whether you’re already on board or just curious, these easy recipes turn the bubbly beverage into some of our new favorite refreshing cocktails, like this Iced Carajillo with Pabst Hard Coffee and Licor 43. Made from 43 different ingredients, Spain’s Licor 43 is a vanilla-ish flavored liqueur with citrus, botanic, sweet, and floral notes.

Artisan Fire Pizza Dough

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet knows how to create some tasty pizzas on the grill. The Food + Fire cookbook has pizzas for every meal — breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. The hard part is deciding which one to make first — but they all begin with this Artisan Fire Pizza Dough.

This dough uses a blend of bread flour and Caputo Tipo ‘00 flour — the Italian flour used by Neapolitan pizza restaurants due to…

Bread-and-Butter Pickles

Sweet, salty, and crisp — you can’t go wrong with these classic Bread-and-Butter Pickles!

Miso Butterscotch Sauce

This butterscotch sauce is like none you’ve had before — it’s sweet, but slightly salty with a touch of umami essence — your ice cream is about to get real happy. Butterscotch sauce benefits from salt, too. Like salted caramel, it keeps the sauce from becoming saccharine sweet — it’s perfectly balanced.

Homemade Pop Tarts with strawberry or brown sugar-cinnamon filling

Homemade pop tarts — need we say more? Tender buttery crust, with two fillings to choose from, don’t let their cuteness stop you from eating more than one. This recipe makes either 6 strawberry pop tarts, or 6 brown sugar pop tarts.

Homemade Animal Cookies

Line up for these (almost) too-adorable-to-eat homemade treats. No need to frost these animal cookies — with three different flavors, they’re roaring good.