Kitchen Basics, Tips & Tricks

Whether you're just learning to cook or you're a seasoned pro, we have tips, tricks and general cooking news and knowledge for you here!
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Learn what the best dry white wines for cooking are. Find out what happens when you cook with wine, whether you should use cooking wine or leftover wine, or what types of dry white wine you should buy to use in cooking.
What Are the Best Dry White Wines for Cooking?
Learn what the best dry white wines for cooking are. Find out what happens when you cook with wine, whether you should use cooking wine or leftover wine, or what types of dry white wine you should buy to use in cooking.
We talked to flour experts about the right way to store all kinds of flour, from white and whole-grain to nut, garbanzo, and other gluten-free flours; including why the freezer is great, the fridge is not, and tips for decanting.
How to Store Flour the Right Way
We talked to flour experts about the right way to store all kinds of flour, from white and whole-grain to nut, garbanzo, and other gluten-free flours; including why the freezer is great, the fridge is not, and tips for decanting.
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Easy Arborio Rice Recipe
Our Arborio Rice recipe results in tender, perfectly cooked grains that get a savory boost from sautéed onion, garlic, and chicken broth.
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14 Basil Recipes That Showcase This Fragrant Herb
Our basil recipes include classics like pesto, but also salads, appetizers, main courses, and even desserts where this fragrant herb shines.
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Culantro vs. Cilantro: Know the Difference Between These Herbs
Learn how culantro and cilantro are different—and how they are similar—and the best ways to use each herb, according to the experts we spoke to.
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Biryani Spice Blend Recipe
Our biryani spice blend recipe is a mix of eight fragrant spices for a deep and complex flavor. Use it to make beef biryani at home.
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11 Couscous Recipes to Make for Dinner
Our favorite couscous recipes show how easygoing and versatile this quick-cooking starch is. It makes a great salad base, works wonderfully stuffed into peppers, and pairs well with robust sauces.
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8 Secret Ingredients Chefs Say You Be Should Using
Chefs share the pantry ingredients they rely on to transform their cooking. Some are familiar, like salt and honey; others are less well-known. All are elements you can and should be using at home.
Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts
From tried-and-true recipes and DIY crafts to home decor tips and holiday party planning, let Martha Stewart inspire you every day.
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Classic Hollandaise Sauce Recipe (With Video)
Our recipe for basic Hollandaise Sauce is made by whisking butter into egg yolks over a double-boiler. Drizzle the creamy sauce over poached eggs, asparagus, or fish.
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Microwave-Steamed Garlic Green Beans Recipe
Steaming green beans in the microwave results in crisp-tender greens in a matter of minutes. Our recipe rounds things out with a touch of garlic and butter.
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13 Delicious Rotisserie Chicken Dinner Ideas
Rotisserie chicken—whether homemade or store-bought—is one of those shortcuts that ticks all of the boxes: everybody loves it, it’s a time saver, and it’s an affordable dinner option. Busy weeknights are inevitable, so use one of our rotisserie chicken shortcuts to get dinner on the table in no time.
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How to Clean Your Glass Stovetop: A Step-by-Step Guide
Over time, glass stovetops build up with food splatters and grime if they aren't cleaned regularly. Here, we explain how to clean a glass stovetop using a natural cleaner, commercial cleaner, and DIY cleaner.
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Basic Jelly Recipe: How to Make Homemade Jelly
Our Basic Jelly recipe provides straightforward instructions for making homemade jelly from a variety of fruits like berries, apples, grapes, and plums.
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27 Mushroom Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat
Our mushroom recipes show how versatile and delicious these humble yet fantastic fungi are. From soups to egg dishes to pastas and more, these are dishes you'll want to cook on the regular.