One thing I have always wished I could do better in the kitchen involves my knife skills. While they are better, I could still use some work and improvement. If you are like me and want to work on your knife skills, who better to learn from than cooking legend Jacques Pepin? Bon Appetit has 7 how-to videos from the master that cover different knife techniques so you can learn to be an expert at the chopping board. Check it out!
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I am certainly no expert when it comes to using a knife. I always wish that it was something I was a little better with so that doing all of the prep work before cooking would be a little bit easier and quicker. New York Times Cooking has put together some basic information and a video to talk about basic Knife skills, choosing the right knives, taking care of them and learning to make cuts like an expert. The information is pretty helpful and perhaps it can assist you in improving on your own knife skills. Check it out!
Source: Basic Knife Skills – NYT Cooking
The key to good cooking and easy cooking is having some basics in your pantry all of the time. When you have the right ingredients around you can put together a meal in no time at all. Food.com has a list for you of the 50 most common cooking essentials you want in your pantry so you can do anything at any time. Check it out!
Everyone loves to cook out and host a party in the summer, but sometimes it can seem pretty overwhelming to your budget when you happen to invite a big crowd. This is especially true if you want to be able to do this several times over the summer. Luckily, they are plenty of great options available to you so that you can have a fantastic summer barbecue where everyone will enjoy the food and you don’t have to spend a fortune each time. MyRecipes.com has put together some really helpful hints and tips so you know just what to do and how to plan for your next summer party. Check it out!
Everyone gets tired of having the same old thing when it comes to chicken, pork chops, steak or fish. A great way to change things up without going crazy is to use a brine, rub or marinade. They can add great flavor to anything you are cooking and make even your most regular meal seem extraordinary. Bon Appetit has put together 31 recipes for different rubs, brines and marinades that you can try. Check it out!
While I have been out of the dating scene for a very long time, there are occasions when you are dating where you want to be able to invite someone over to share a meal and relax. Dating can be stressful and nerve-wracking enough, but when you then have to decide on something to cook that you know you can pull off well it can make things even worse. Chowhound looks to help you with all of that with these 46 different recipes to cover everything that you need to make a nice meal that is creative but without a lot of stress to impress your date. These meals are great not just for those dating, but for married couples that want a nice meal or just when you are having a friend over for a meal. Check it out!
Rotisserie chicken can be a great weeknight dinner savior. You can pick them up at nearly deli counter or supermarket today and all you need are a couple of easy side dishes like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, French fries, some veggies or a salad and you are good to go. But what about leftovers? Sure, there are bound to be leftovers from the chicken and the great things is there are lots of good things to do with all of them besides making yourself some sandwiches or chicken salad. Bon Appetit gives you some guidance on what you can do, right down to using the bones from some great stock. Check it out!