cooking

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.


Peel An Entire Bag Of Potatoes In Under A Minute

It’s the weekend, and you have 20 friends and family members coming over for a cookout. You don’t have any time to waste peeling bags of potatoes by hand. YouTuber Peter Stephan shows us how you can peel an entire bag of ‘em in 60 seconds flat.


What It Means To 'Eat The Rainbow'

Healthy eating advocates often tell people to “eat the rainbow”. It’s a simple way of reminding you that a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet will get you the vitamins and minerals you need. It also calls out the fact that you can learn a lot about your food just by looking at it. Here’s what it means and how it works.