How To Buy Groceries And Not Waste Them

Cooking isn’t everyone’s forte and can feel like more effort than it’s worth when you’re only making meals for yourself. It requires planning, patience, a minimal amount of talent and a whole lot of motivation. Personally, I love to cook. I also think everyone owes it to themselves to at least try to learn how to feed… »8/18/15 12:50pm8/18/15 12:50pm

How To Make Perlo, The Deep South's Best Take On Chicken And Rice

Here’s the thing about South Carolina: if you drive far enough inland from the ocean, you will run out of fingers on which to count highway billboards threatening you with ultimatums like “Accept Jesus Or Burn In Hell.” Not a whole lot to recommend the place once you get out of earshot of the surf.
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How To Cook A Brisket, Which Is Totally Worth The Effort, I Swear

Just once in your life, cook a brisket, over smoky charcoal heat, on the grill. Do it for the solemn pride of having done so, and for the rime of authority it will lend to your future haughty pronouncements on the quality of others’ briskets. Do it because brisket—a massive cut of tough working muscle from the chest… »7/03/15 2:39pm7/03/15 2:39pm

Tip Tester: What’s the Best Way to Marinate Inexpensive Steak?

Glorious as they are, ribeye, porterhouse, and filet steaks aren’t everyday foods for most of us. If you’re looking to get your fill of beef without spending a fortune, it’s worth getting behind some of the less popular, but still-delicious steaks out there. We took a look at a few different marinating techniques so… »6/11/15 9:50pm6/11/15 9:50pm

How to Avoid the Most Common Grilling Mistakes

With barbecue season upon us, it’s time to get proficient with your grill. But just as important as knowing what to do is knowing what not to do. Don’t let your skewers overcook, your burger become bland, or your steaks dry out. Here are some basic tenets to follow to avoid the most common grilling mistakes.
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How To Grill A Whole Fish, Because It's Just The Best Thing To Do

There are many good reasons for grilling whole fish. The skin and bones keep the flesh moist and flavorful; the skin itself, when cooked well, is life-changingly delicious; whole fish stands up better to grilling heat than a fillet or fish steak will; whole fish usually costs less by weight than the portioned stuff;… »5/16/15 11:41am5/16/15 11:41am

This Popular Small Saucepan is a Great Investment at $40

It’s not an All-Clad, but this 2-quart Cuisinart saucepan uses a similar tri-ply design, carries a stellar 4.7 star review average, and is actually The Sweethome’s favorite small saucepan. I’ve owned one for about a year, and it’s as good as advertised. Even if you only ever use this thing to make instant ramen, it… »4/27/15 6:45pm4/27/15 6:45pm

How To Make Hollandaise Sauce, And Defy The Brunch-Industrial Complex

Hollandaise sauce is the lifeblood of the brunch-industrial complex. You want brunch—which is to say, you want eggs Benedict, the totemic brunchstuff, and maybe like some strawberries or quiche or whatever else goes with brunch? I dunno, I just really want some eggs Benedict, and it’s 11:30 already—but don’t know how… »4/18/15 10:59am4/18/15 10:59am

The All-Clad Skillet You Want is Under $80 Right Now

Anyone with even a passing interest in cooking knows that All-Clad is the brand you want in your kitchen when it comes to skillets and pots. Made in America and carrying a lifetime warranty, you'd probably see their wares in the back of the house of most of your favorite restaurants. »4/14/15 7:20pm4/14/15 7:20pm

How To Smoke Salmon: Mystical Alchemy From The Majestic West

Pity the poor East Coast rat racer. Look at him, pouring out of the subway with his sooty, bedraggled kin, lurching through ill-lit corridors, past dripping pipes and glaring widows just missing him with the splash of their chamberpots. There he is, spending $12 on a substandard turkey sub. Here he goes, hat brim… »3/27/15 2:16pm3/27/15 2:16pm

How To Make Mashed Cauliflower, Because It Goddamn Tastes Great

This article originally appeared on October 12, 2013. I'm republishing it today because I went on an insane cauliflower kick this week, and also for the lesser reason that I couldn't find good ingredients for what I wanted to cook. If you're looking for something especially St. Patrick's Day-ish, put some chopped… »3/14/15 1:11pm3/14/15 1:11pm

Protect Leftovers (or Learn Sous-Vide) With This Cheap Vacuum Sealer

We've all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else. »3/12/15 9:45am3/12/15 9:45am