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7 Easy Ways to Make Any Soup Better

Soup is soul food, satisfying and warming on a cold day or night. Sometimes, though, you make a pot of soup that’s good and fine, but maybe you wish it were a little bit… better. Maybe you want to take this soup to the next level, and give it something extra to improve the taste,…

By | 2018-01-30T16:00:00+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Soup, Soup and Stew, Tips|0 Comments

How to Use Your New Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

This post is brought to you in partnership with Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps. Did you just get a fancy new immersion circulator for cooking sous vide at home? Awesome. Welcome aboard. I’ve fallen hard for sous vide cooking in the past year. At first, I wasn’t quite sure how it would fit into my everyday cooking…

By | 2018-01-11T16:00:00+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Sous Vide, Tips|0 Comments

9 Baking Tools That Will Make Your Life Better

It’s the time of year when the kitchen seems to have a permanent dusting of flour on all surfaces. I sort of give up on deep cleaning until the cookie season has ended. Sound familiar?! If you love to bake and are constantly in the kitchen with the oven on, then I think you deserve…

By | 2017-12-11T16:45:00+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Baking, Kitchen Tools, Tips|0 Comments

Crispy, Golden Turkey Skin: 4 Methods Put to the Test (and One Winner!)

I’ve been wrist deep in the business end of chickens all week. I’m on a quest to determine the best way to achieve perfect deep, golden, crispy skin, both for our everyday roast chickens and also for that bird of all birds — the Thanksgiving turkey. Why? A well-roasted bird makes an undeniably beautiful presentation…

By | 2017-11-16T17:00:00+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Chicken, Holiday, Roast Turkey, Thanksgiving, Tips, Turkey|0 Comments

11 Urgent Questions about Roasting a Turkey

Most of us only roast a turkey once a year, so we don’t get a lot of practice doing it. Invariably, every year some urgent questions come up about the process — whether it’s your first or fiftieth time doing it. You’ve got this. Never fear! Here are some answers to questions you may have:…

By | 2017-11-12T17:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Roast Turkey, Thanksgiving, Tips, Turkey|0 Comments

4 Ways to Make Classic Mashed Potatoes on Any Schedule

Whether you’re planning your meal days in advance or only have a half an hour before guests arrive, rest assured that any of these options for making our favorite side dish are delicious. Stove-top, make-ahead, slow cooker, or pressure cooker, just pick the mashed potato recipe that works best for you, your schedule, and your…

10 Tools You Need for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

The time is nigh. Thanksgiving just around the corner. Do you have everything you need?! Thanksgiving is a food lover’s paradise — a time to gather and do nothing but eat. The key to a stress-free holiday is planning: A few weeks before Turkey Day, it’s wise to get your game together and figure out…

How to Quickly Soften Cream Cheese for Cheesecake

Ready to make cheesecake, but stuck with cold cream cheese? Try this method! Photography Credit: Emma Christensen No matter how many times I make cheesecake, I always forget about setting out the cream cheese to soften before hand — an important detail if you like smooth, lump-free cheesecake. Which I think we can all agree,…

By | 2017-11-06T16:45:00+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

8 Things To Do Right Now So You’re Ready for the Holidays

We’re swiftly approaching that “most wonderful time of the year,” right? Ah yes, but it can be stressful, too – especially if some aspect of your kitchen prep has gone awry. Here’s a list of eight things you can start crossing off your list right now so that when the holidays descend — and it…

By | 2017-10-29T15:45:00+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Holiday, Thanksgiving, Tips|0 Comments

12 Essential Tools That We Can’t Live Without

Did you know that every single recipe on Simply Recipes goes through a rigorous process of development, testing, and editing before it gets shared on the site? It’s true! We want to make sure you’re only getting the very best when it comes to your meals and desserts. Given the fact that our team of…

By | 2017-10-22T15:45:00+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Kitchen Tools, Learning to Cook, Tips|0 Comments