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Tips and Tricks

The Secret to No-Fuss Hasselback Potatoes? Chopsticks

This handy tool is in your kitchen drawer just waiting to assist you with your knifework.

The Easiest Homemade Croissants Start With Softened Butter

The shortcut means that even without living next door to a French bakery, you can have warm croissants and fresh morning buns.

For Extra Moist, Tender Cookies, Bring Some Potato to the Party

We’ve got the science and the recipes to show why this beloved tuber is the inconspicuous hero of baking.

How to Make Homemade Doritos Seasoning

If your favorite part of a bag of Doritos is the powdery stuff at the bottom of the bag, this homemade Doritos seasoning recipe is for you.

Make One Last Summer Panzanella—and Break All the Rules

Forget everything you think you know about what should go into this classic bread salad.

Paella’s Just Better on the Grill

Cooking this Valencian rice dish on the grill means better flavor, better texture, and an excuse to drink a glass of wine outside.

The Best Way to Keep Guacamole From Turning Brown

Does storing guacamole with the avocado pit actually keep it green?

The Quick Trick for Picture-Perfect Brownie Swirls

A 10-minute trip to the freezer is the secret to achieving a defined peanut butter ripple.

This Retro Orange Drink Powder Is the Secret to Better Baked (and Grilled) Wings

Tang may seem like a relic of the past, but it can take your grilling game to new heights.

Why an Ice Bath Is the Key to Fresher, Greener Vegetables

A look at the science behind this pesky little recipe step.

The Quickest Way to Cookies That Don’t Spread? Ice Water

Your brown butter chocolate chip cookies will thank you.

For a Bouncy, Firm Texture, Give Your Tofu a Hot Bath

A quick dunk in boiling salted water will give this protein a new lease on life.

For Next-Level Caramel, Reach for Tamarind Paste

Offset the sweet with this tart and tangy pantry staple.

Ramen Seasoning Packets Are the Flavor-Boosting Secret Your Cooking Needs

These tiny umami-packed flavor pouches can turn any savory dish into better versions of itself. 

Spicy Giardiniera Is a Busy Cook’s Best-Kept Secret

Turn up the flavor of your pasta sauce and your tuna salad with this jarred condiment from the Windy City

These Meal Prep Tricks Will Save You Cooking Time Every Week

Do this today and you’ll eat well all week long.

To Give Your Cakes Some Lift, Add a Little Pop

Adding sodas like 7Up and cola to cakes is about more than just the novelty. Here’s a look at the science behind how these bubbly ingredients can make better cakes.

This 5-Minute Hot Fudge Sauce Turns Any Pint Into a Sundae

You can even make it in the microwave if you want.

Dress Up Summer Fruit With a Splash of Rosé

Drink your sangria and eat it too.

The Best Coffee Cake Starts With Melted Butter

This no-mixer coffee cake cuts the fuss for an easier, better morning bake.