Tips

How to Cut Perfect Diamond-Shaped Cookies

How to get neat-looking diamond-shaped cookies without a food-safe ruler? We've got just the trick.

Vanilla Paste vs Extract, Powder & Beans

What's the difference between vanilla paste and vanilla extract? What about vanilla powder and vanilla beans? We give the run-down on how each of these products is made and used.

Which Pumpkin is Best For Cooking?

Your jack-o'-lantern pumpkin may smell nice, but it isn't so good for eating. Which pumpkin varieties are best for cooking?

A Better Way to Scoop Ice

Keep the ice flowing without watering down your drinks. This kitchen hack makes it simple!

Make Tapenade out of Leftover Pickles and Olives

Need a use for those olives and pickles languishing in the refrigerator? Turn them into something useful with this quick tip!

The Best Type of Rice for Risotto

Which is the best rice for making risotto? What's the difference between Arborio and Carnaroli rice?

Caramel vs Butterscotch Sauce

What’s the difference between caramel and butterscotch sauce? They look and taste similar, but there are subtle differences.

Dijon vs Country Dijon Mustard

What is country Dijon mustard? How is country Dijon different from regular Dijon?

Free Disposable Spoon Rests

The struggle is real: where to set down that messy spoon?! When one spoon rest isn't enough — or when it just wouldn't be worth washing another dish — this tip comes to the rescue.

Asian Food Prep Hack

If you love stir-fries and other meals that feature plenty of ginger and garlic, this food prep tip will make cooking them up even quicker.

A Neat Way to Measure Out Meatballs

Here's a quick, easy, and tidy way to make uniform meatballs without the use of a scoop.

Reuse Plastic Cereal Bags for Pounding Cutlets

Resealable plastic bags work well for pounding cutlets, but this method is better, cheaper, and more planet-friendly.