How to Scoop Out Twice-Baked Potatoes

Using a spoon to scoop out the flesh for a twice-baked potato can be awkward. Here's a better tool for the job.

Know Your Oats: Groats, Steel-Cut, Old-Fashioned, Quick-Cooking, and Instant

With so many different names, oats can sound confusing, but the differences are actually pretty simple.

What is Lotus Root?

What is lotus root? Learn how to identify, buy, and cook with this popular East Asian ingredient.

Seitan vs Tempeh

How are seitan and tempeh different? Can they be used as substitutes?

How to Thicken Fruit Pie Filling

What’s the best way to thicken fruit pie filling? Learn about ingredients that can help your fruit pie slices hold together beautifully.

Peppercorns: Black vs White, Green, and Pink

What’s the difference among the various colors of peppercorns? Do they taste any different?

Styles of Sherry

What are the differences among the different styles of sherry? What's the difference between drinking sherry and cooking sherry?

Regular Raisins vs Golden Raisins

What’s the difference between regular and golden raisins?

An Easy, Minimalist Way to Decorate a Cake

Try this easy technique for a simple and pretty way to decorate a cake.

How to Remove a Tart Pan Ring

Here's an easy trick for getting a tart out of its pan — plus, it'll cool your tart more quickly.

Dash vs. Pinch

Which is bigger, a dash or a pinch? How big is a dollop?

Nutmeg vs. Mace

Are nutmeg and mace the same thing? Can you substitute one for the other?