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 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.
How to Boil Shrimp
Succulent summer shrimp is brought to its boiling point in this seafood step-by-step.
How to Bake Bread
Baking your own bread at home is a delicious and rewarding task. Here’s how to tackle the job, one loaf at a time.
How to Make Chocolate Ganache
Three simple steps to making a mouthwatering and multipurpose chocolate candy, topping or filling.
Salt: A Seasoning Primer
From gourmet salts for cooking to table salt for sprinkling, our go-to reference guide tells you everything you need to know about the world’s oldest and most popular seasoning.
5 Easy Pieces of Chicken
The chicken is a bird with many delicious parts…here’s how to cook ’em all.
USDA Food Plate: The New “Pyramid”
Just when we’d gotten the hang of the Food Pyramid, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama pull a switcheroo and replace the pyramid with a plate. Here’s what you need to know about the plate and the new healthy eating guidelines.
Top-Secret Ice Cream Recipe
Just in time for the Fourth of July, our kitchen sleuths take a closer look at an all-American true-blue original—ice cream with a top-secret flavor and color.
DASH Diet Plan Success
Wondering what it takes to achieve DASH diet weight-loss success? We’ve got the skinny, plus a few yummy recipes to get you started.
Chardonnay Wines for the Summer
Vibrant Chardonnay wines often pair best with the foods of patio season.
Wine Tasting: Affordable Aperitifs
A thoughtful apéritif—offered the minute your guests walk through the door—helps everyone switch from holiday-hurry mode to party mode.
Kitchen Kitsch: DIY Weekend Project
Create your own serving trays for home entertaining and everyday use with old picture frames and a few simple tools.
Wine Flight: Peachy Keen Moscato
Wine expert Wini Moranville weighs in on one of our favorite summer sips.