We believe that good things happen around the kitchen table and the more you cook, the better and more healthfully you’ll eat—naturally. Our decorating tips, handmade crafts and cooking how-to’s will make your kitchen a happier, brighter and better place to be.
How To Pan-Sear a Steak
Learn to cook restaurant-quality pan-seared steaks with these tips from Chef in Your Pocket, Brian Morris.
How to Cook with Wine
Learn the essentials of cooking with wine with these helpful tips and guidelines.
How to Cook Bluefish
Got a fresh catch of bluefish? Fire up your kettle grill and grab some hardwood chips.
How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms
Love shiitake mushrooms? Grow them: all you need is the right materials and a little know-how.
How to Boil Lobster
Those delicious crustaceans can be bears to cook—here’s how to cook a perfect lobster every time.
How To Make a Dry Rub for Steaks
A dry rub for steaks before grilling makes all the difference in flavor and tenderness.
How to Choose the Perfect Cut of Beef
From flank to sirloin, a simple guide to basic beef cuts plus delicious dinner recipes for practice.
The Hangover II: Cocktail Recipes
Want to avoid a crazy Hangover II night? Follow these four drink mixing tips and make your own from our inspired menu.
Teach your kids baking traditions by introducing them to the six main members of the cookie family.
Picking the Perfect Pasta for Dinner
Buy dried or press fresh? The pasta possibilities are endless. So get dinner right with this guide on choosing an appropriate pasta for your dish.
Grilled Pork and Risotto
The fresh flavors of summer—corn, basil, garlic, and green onion—abound in this easy but elegant dinner that’s perfect for casual entertaining or anytime eating.
Breakfast for Dinner
From a poached egg over pasta to a hearty egg quiche, these five easy ideas make breakfast for dinner doable and delicious.
Setting The Table for Summer
Set a perfect summer table and celebrate the sunny season with these easy dining and tablescape tips.
How to Make Compost
How your garden grows will depend on the richness of your soil—composting is essential, and a great way to recycle kitchen scraps.