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Just starting out in the kitchen, and need some advice on stocking your pantry? Or are you a seasoned chef looking for tips to put a twist on your favorite meals? Maybe you need ideas to save time in the kitchen, or to get your kids to eat their vegetables? No matter what your cooking challenge is, we’ve got real-world advice and ideas for you. Browse some of the articles in this section—we hope they help you have a more fun, and more fulfilling, kitchen experience!

  • Smart Substitutions

    When you’ve run out of an ingredient—and run out of time to go to the grocery store—turn to these simple substitutions.

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  • Cooking Basics

    Need advice on stocking your pantry or knife drawer? Looking for information on how to tell if your roast or brownies are done? Learn the basics and beyond.

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  • Quick Tips

    Cook like a pro with these clever kitchen secrets.

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  • Kid Friendly Ideas

    Help your kids explore and discover food right in your own kitchen with these great ideas and activities.

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  • Getting Creative

    Make any meal special with these simple techniques for garnishing, plating and infusing your meals with new delicious flavors!

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  • Tips for Busy Cooks

    We know how busy you are—that’s why we’ve gathered some of our best time-saving tips in one place.

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  • Green Kitchen

    Use these tips & techniques to make your kitchen greener & more environmentally friendly.

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Measurement Guide

Teaspoon (tsp)

  • 1 dash
  • <1/8 tsp
  • 1 pinch
  • <1/8 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/3 tbsp
  • 1/2 tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp

Cup & Pint

  • 1/8 Cup
  • 2 tbsp
  • 1 pint
  • 2 cups
  • 2 pint
  • 1 quart
  • 1 quart
  • 2 pints


  • 16 oz
  • 1 pound
  • 1/2 fluid oz
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 fluid oz
  • 2 tbsp
  • 1 1/2 fluid oz
  • 3 tbsp

Thanksgiving Techniques

Use these easy to follow techniques to achieve turkey perfection!

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Get answers to the holiday's most frequently asked questions.

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

Thanksgiving is full of wonderful colors, from rich burnt oranges, to golden yellows and earthy browns. They come together in these four ideas to transform your table for a festive feast!

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How to Dice an Onion

This is a demonstration of how to properly dice an onion brought to you by compbell's Kitchen.

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