cooking

The Best Way To Freeze Meals For Cooking Later In The Oven Or Crockpot

Freezer cooking allows you to prep lot of meals for easier cooking later in the week. Even if you already know how to store foods in the fridge or freezer, freezer meals may require special handling.


Poach Eggs In A Pan (And Cook Many Together With Cups)

You probably reach for a saucepan when you need to poach eggs. America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) recommends a pan instead, in this video guide on how to poach eggs perfectly.


Poach Eggs Perfectly In A Mason Jar

Poaching is one of the trickier ways to cook eggs, if you care about keeping a round shape or making several at once. Here’s a shortcut: Use a mini mason jar to hold the egg.


Defrost A Steak In Five Minutes With Water And A Pair Of Pans

If the steak you plan to eat is still frozen, there are better ways to defrost it than using the microwave. All you need is a little water and two pans — no special tools or appliances at all, and it works in minutes.


Use A Shovel As An Emergency Campfire Cooking Tool

There are a few things you need to take when you go camping. The last thing you want to discover after pitching a tent is that you left the cooking gear at home. Fear not — that shovel in the back of the car can be repurposed and used to cook over the fire.


Store Pre-Scrambled Eggs In A Bottle For No-Mess Camping Food

One of the joys of camping is cooking around the fire, especially eggs. To avoid breaking them in a bag or cooler, pre-scramble them and pour them into a resealable plastic bottle. They will survive the trip and won’t make a mess when you cook them.


Soak Unpopped Popcorn Kernels To Give Them A Second Chance

No matter what method you use to make popcorn, you always seem to end up with a few kernels that didn’t pop. Soaking the kernels overnight in water can help them pop the second time around.


This Infographic Tells You How To Best Use Herbs In Your Cooking

Herbs are an essential part of cooking, but it isn’t always clear how to use them properly to enhance a recipe. This easy-to-read infographic tells you all about the major herbs and the best pairings for them.



The Secret To Crispy Hash Browns: A Good Squeeze

Hash browns are a delicious addition to any homemade breakfast. Nick Kindelsperger at Serious Eats recommends giving your potatoes a squeeze before grating them to achieve ideal crispiness.