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How to clean and fillet a fish

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Every serious cook will eventually need to clean (yes, that means gutting) and fillet a fish. Are you woman enough?

How to roast peppers

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It’s pepper season! But you can only find so many ways to use them. Roasting your peppers gives them a new flavor profile and opens...

How to clarify butter

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Clarified butter isn't just a fancy side for lobster — it’s actually a necessary ingredient in many recipes. It's also a great way...

How to make cream cheese

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Did you know you can make your own cream cheese at home? We’ll show you how.

Make your own fruit molasses or syrup

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If you've got leftover fruit juice and the desire to have something a little different on your pancakes, try making your own fruit...

How to make black garlic

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If you can't find black garlic in your local supermarket — or just aren't a fan of the seemingly hefty price tag — you can make your...

How to can foods safely

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It's always disappointing to throw away so much of the food you grew at home, but if you have a good year, it's hard to keep up....

How to make a béchamel sauce

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Rich and creamy (and usually a bit cheesy) sauces frequently start with a common base. Béchamels will help you make anything from...

How to make fruit and vegetable purees

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Whether you're looking for some healthier ways to bolster your diet without adding extra fat or just a healthier way to feed your...

How to cook quinoa

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Quinoa is the latest protein-packed super-food that's made its way to regular grocery store shelves. Sadly, many are still...

How to cook a perfect Christmas ham

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Cooking the Christmas ham doesn’t have to be the pain you always think it is. Whether you like it with pineapple, mint jelly or just...

How to plan your Christmas menu

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Christmas dinner doesn’t need to be stressful or expensive. Just follow these tips to keep your holiday meal under control and well...

How to build a gingerbread house

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The gingerbread house is one of the most fun holiday traditions. It's a fun craft with kids and a beautiful way to express yourself...

How to shuck corn

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This Christmas, skip the frozen version and opt for fresh corn. Think it’s hard to shuck? It’s actually pretty simple.

How to have a healthier Thanksgiving

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Sometimes it seems there's no way to avoid a 2,000-calorie meal on Thanksgiving (and the high-calorie leftovers you'll eat for...

How to cook the perfect turkey

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The turkey is the center of attention at the Thanksgiving table. Don't let cooking it intimidate you (just because it's not...

How to brine a turkey

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Brining your turkey is a good way to guarantee your bird will be moist and delicious. Brining your own gives you control over the...

How to fry a turkey

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Do something a bit different this Thanksgiving and deep-fry your bird. Frying a turkey makes the meat tender and moist and gives it...

How to cook mise en place

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Mise en place is a French cooking term that refers to the procedure of having all of your ingredients ready to go before you begin...