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.
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.
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.