Is that Air Fryer a Good Idea?

If you’re anything like us, you love hearing about the newest innovations in kitchen technology. First it was the crockpot, which allowed hands-free sauce- and soup-making for families around the country. Then came the at-home bread maker, creating hundreds of thousands of home bakers. Then…

How to Soft Boil an Egg

Soft-boiled eggs are a great and easy alternative to poached eggs—the yolk is just runny enough, and the whites aren’t rubbery (as with hard-boiled eggs). Moreover, they’re a luxurious addition to pretty much any meal—chili, salads, toasts, soups, you name it.   The process is…

How to Make Whipped Cream

Homemade whipped cream has been ruining the (convenient) canned stuff for generations. However, if you don’t have an electric mixer (handheld or standing), making whipped cream is very, very time-consuming. If you’re hand-mixing a topping for dessert, don’t save it until the last minute. Trust…

How to Julienne

If you’re anything like me, your chopping skills may need some sharpening. For some reason, julienning fruits and vegetables has always been difficult for me—it’s a lot of precise cutting, alignment, and time. However, learning to julienne will significantly up your “gourmet” factor; friends and…