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Basics of Home Cooking 101: 12 Skills and Techniques for Beginners

Basics of Home Cooking 101: 12 Skills and Techniques for Beginners
  • The Best Way to Steam Vegetables (Plus, Easy Ideas for How to Season Them)
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    The Best Way to Steam Vegetables (Plus, Easy Ideas for How to Season Them)

    With the right tools and steps in place, you’ll never worry about how to steam vegetables again. Plus, deliciously easy ideas for seasoning them.

    By Jennifer Geddes
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  • Which Measuring Cup Is Right for You? Liquid vs Dry and More
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    Which Measuring Cup Is Right for You? Liquid vs Dry and More

    Measuring cups are not all designed equally. But what’s actually different between dry and liquid measuring cups? Which ones are microwave-friendly and which work best for sticky things like peanut butter?

    By Erin Zimmer
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  • Reverse Searing 101: 6 Steps to a Perfect Steak
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    Reverse Searing 101: 6 Steps to a Perfect Steak

    Introducing your new go-to method for cooking thicker cuts of meat. Not only is the technique simple and straightforward, it’s also brilliant for pulling off the perfect steak.

    By Holly Hays
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  • How to Pan Sear Like a Pro
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    How to Pan Sear Like a Pro

    Steak, chicken, pork chops—your favorite foods pan sear beautifully for an easy, one-pan dinner hack. Grab your skillet and follow these tips for pan sear perfection.

    By Holly Hays
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  • 7 Easy Ways to Keep the Kitchen Clean While You Cook
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    7 Easy Ways to Keep the Kitchen Clean While You Cook

    Keeping your kitchen clean as you cook helps you work more efficiently and makes you a better chef. And when you’re done eating, you’ll thank yourself for all the clean-up work you won’t have to do.

    By Chrisanne Grisé
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  • 6 Simple Steps for Making a Stir Fry
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    6 Simple Steps for Making a Stir Fry

    You’ll want to add stir fry night to your household’s weekly meal rotation.

    By Jane Chertoff
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  • The Secret to Successful Stovetop Cooking? Knowing How and Why to Fry, Sauté, Steam, Poach, or Sear
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    The Secret to Successful Stovetop Cooking? Knowing How and Why to Fry, Sauté, Steam, Poach, or Sear

    Knowing the difference between various cooking techniques—and how to perform them—can be overwhelming. This guide will clear up your confusion.

    By Audrey Brashich
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  • How to Make Mayonnaise By Hand, No Blender Required
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    How to Make Mayonnaise By Hand, No Blender Required

    Mayonnaise is one of the those condiments that tastes a lot better when made at home. Most homemade mayo recipes call for a blender or food processor, but this version uses just six ingredients, some forearm strength, and a whisk.

    By admin
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  • 8 Easy Ways to Eat Leafy Greens
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    8 Easy Ways to Eat Leafy Greens

    We spoke to our friends at Earthbound Farm – true experts in all things green – for their best tips, veggie-heavy recipes and new takes on leafy greens.

    By Rebecca Ulanoff
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