Kitchen Basics, Tips & Tricks

Whether you're just learning to cook or you're a seasoned pro, we have tips, tricks and general cooking news and knowledge for you here!
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From tried-and-true recipes and DIY crafts to home decor tips and holiday party planning, let Martha Stewart inspire you every day.
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Classic Hollandaise Sauce Recipe (With Video)
Our recipe for basic Hollandaise Sauce is made by whisking butter into egg yolks over a double-boiler. Drizzle the creamy sauce over poached eggs, asparagus, or fish.
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Microwave-Steamed Garlic Green Beans Recipe
Steaming green beans in the microwave results in crisp-tender greens in a matter of minutes. Our recipe rounds things out with a touch of garlic and butter.
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13 Delicious Rotisserie Chicken Dinner Ideas
Rotisserie chicken—whether homemade or store-bought—is one of those shortcuts that ticks all of the boxes: everybody loves it, it’s a time saver, and it’s an affordable dinner option. Busy weeknights are inevitable, so use one of our rotisserie chicken shortcuts to get dinner on the table in no time.
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How to Clean Your Glass Stovetop: A Step-by-Step Guide
Over time, glass stovetops build up with food splatters and grime if they aren't cleaned regularly. Here, we explain how to clean a glass stovetop using a natural cleaner, commercial cleaner, and DIY cleaner.
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Basic Jelly Recipe: How to Make Homemade Jelly
Our Basic Jelly recipe provides straightforward instructions for making homemade jelly from a variety of fruits like berries, apples, grapes, and plums.
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27 Mushroom Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat
Our mushroom recipes show how versatile and delicious these humble yet fantastic fungi are. From soups to egg dishes to pastas and more, these are dishes you'll want to cook on the regular.
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How to Cut an Orange Into Wedges, Slices, or Supremes
Once you learn how to cut an orange into wedges, slices, and supremes, you'll be ready to incorporate the versatile citrus into your recipes. We're also sharing expert tips for making the cutting process easier.
Scrambled Eggs Recipe (With Video)
If you follow our scrambled eggs recipe, this breakfast classic is easy to make. The key is to move them gently in the pan so they don’t brown or get hard.
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How to Use a Steamer Basket the Right Way
A steamer basket is an old-school kitchen tool that you should be using. It's the best way to steam everything from green beans and potatoes to shrimp. Here's how to use one and the best foods to steam in it.
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When to Use Chives vs. Green Onions in Your Cooking
Both are members of the onion family, but they're not the same. Experts share the differences between chives and green onions, and the best ways to use each in your cooking.
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Brown Sugar vs. White Sugar: What's the Difference?
Comparing brown sugar vs white sugar, these two basic sweeteners are similar but can't always be substituted for each other. Learn what the differences are between brown sugar and white sugar, which is best for certain culinary uses, and if you can use brown sugar in place of white in recipes.
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How to Clean a Coffee Maker (for a More Delicious Brew)
A properly cleaned coffee maker is the secret to a more refreshing and tasty cup of joe. Here's how to clean a coffee maker and pot without using any harsh chemicals, as recommended by experts.
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How to Cut a Tomato the Right Way
Learn how to cut a tomato into wedges or slices, including cutting small tomatoes and big heirlooms. Also, get expert advice on the right knife to use to cut a tomato, how to dice tomatoes, and when to deseed a tomato.
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Carrot Puree
This easy carrot puree recipe needs only a sprinkling of salt and pepper to bring out the sweet and earthy flavors of carrots.
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