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Cooking Tips

Cooking Tips

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!


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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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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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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Green Kitchen

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

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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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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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Quick Tips

Cook like a pro with these clever kitchen secrets.

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