Charred vegetables that will impart a smoky flavor

What Balances Smoky Flavor?

If you’re cooking something and it ends up with a flavor that’s too smoky, don’t panic. There are a few effective ways to balance smoky flavor.

Raw pork getting ready to cook for a long time in the slow cooker

Can You Slow Cook Pork Too Long?

Pork is a great type of meat to cook “low and slow,” which is what a slow cooker excels at. However, it is possible to leave pork in the slow cooker too long.

A slice of pecan pie that has set well

Pecan Pie Won’t Set? Here Are Some Solutions

Baking a pecan pie has its challenges, but if you know what to do and what not to do, it’s a lot easier to get right. These are a few things that might cause your pecan pie not to set properly.

Queso dip made after chef learned how to thin queso dip

How To Thin Queso Dip

To thin your queso dip, mix in some Greek yogurt, milk, butter, beer, white wine, half-and-half, or water. Here are 10 great thinning options for queso.

Chicken tenderized with honey

Does Honey Tenderize Meat?

Honey can be used to tenderize meat and make it more flavorful. Here’s how it works and some ideas for a honey marinade.

Asparagus purchased after cook learned what part of asparagus you do eat

What Part of Asparagus Do You Eat?

The only part of asparagus you shouldn’t eat is the stem (at the base). You can eat the stem if you want, but it’s tough and doesn’t taste good.

A chef shows a class of cooking students how to shape stuff pasta

Are Cooking Classes Worth It?

Cooking classes are worth the cost because you’ll always learn something new, and probably have a great time and some delicious food at a reasonable price.

Chef scooping out all-purpose flour that can be used as a tempura flour substitute

8 Great Tempura Flour Substitutes

All-purpose flour, rice flour, cornstarch, buckwheat flour, and corn flour all work as tempura flour substitutes. Here are 8 options and how to use them.

Pork belly

12 Perfect Pork Belly Substitutes

Pork bacon, goose meat, pork fatback, beans, beef belly, duck meat, tofu, and salt pork all work well as pork belly substitutes. Here are 12 options.

Celery root

8 Best Substitutes for Celery Root

Fennel bulb, carrots, turnips, potatoes, butternut squash, rutabaga, celery, and parsley root are all great celery root substitutes. We’ll help you pick one.

Fajitas with onions

5 Best Onions for Fajitas

The five best onions for fajitas are yellow onions, white onions, Vidalia onions, red onions, and shallots. We’ll help you pick the right one for your dish.

Liver soaking in milk

3 Reasons Why Liver Is Soaked in Milk

Liver is soaked in milk to ease the strong taste, to tenderize the meat, and to remove impurities. If you don’t soak it, it may have a bad texture or taste.