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  • How to Get Pizza Off the Peel
    How to Get Pizza Off the Peel

    Baking a pizza on a pizza stone is a great way to get that crispy, crackly crust everyone loves, but transferring that pizza dough from a peel onto the stone can be tricky. We'll show you a mess-free way how to do it.

  • How to Grill Juicy Chicken Breasts
    How to Grill Juicy Chicken Breasts

    An old-school tool helps boneless chicken breasts cook more evenly on the grill so they stay juicy and tender.

  • How to Grill Fish Without Sticking
    How to Grill Fish Without Sticking

    Fish is notorious for sticking to the grill, unless you brush it with this surprise ingredient that's probably already in your fridge.

  • How to Grill Better Chicken Wings

    To grill your chicken wings evenly with plenty of crispy skin, try this tip from BBQ expert Steven Raichlen.

  • How to Shape Better Burgers

    Use this quick tip to prevent your burgers from swelling to mini basketballs when you grill them up.

  • An Easier Way to Strain Homemade Broth

    If you’ve got a big pot with a pasta insert, you’ve got the equipment you need to save your back, prevent burns, and avoid making a big mess in the kitchen.

  • How to Dry Fresh Pasta Without a Rack

    There are all sorts of fancy gadgets for drying your strands of fresh-cut homemade pasta. But there's something already in your kitchen that does a great job.

  • How to Avoid Soggy Salad Greens

    Follow our Test Kitchen’s tricks of the trade for crisp, wilt-free salads every time.

  • How to Peel Ginger

    A paring knife or vegetable peeler can remove fresh ginger's thin skin, but both tools remove some of the most pungent flesh with it. There's a better way to peel fresh ginger.

  • The Secret to Crumb-Free Frosting

    Frosting flecked with crumbs can really ruin the look of an otherwise delicious cake; luckily, there's an easy way to prevent those crumbs from sticking to the frosting.

  • How to Rescue an Oversalted Dish

    Don't toss the dish you've worked so hard to make. This tip from Fine Cooking's Test Kitchen can save your supper.

  • How to Make Square Slice and Bake Cookies

    Everyone knows storing slice & bake cookie batter in an empty paper towel roll is one trick for well-shaped round cookies, but what do you do if you want square Christmas cookies?

  • How to Clean Chile Oils from Your Hands

    Touch your eyes or nose after handling fresh chiles, and watch out! Not any more: A common pantry staple helps to remove those irritating oils much better than soap alone.

  • How to Keep Your Pasta Hot and Delicious

    There's a better way to serve pasta! Use this two-for-one tip to keep your pasta piping hot and to prevent your sauce from drying out.

  • How to Grill Better Kebabs

    Learn our reader's trick for preventing cubes of meat and vegetables from slipping around on their skewers.

  • How to Grill Onions

    Sweet, caramelized grilled onion slices make a terrific topping for burgers and steak, but keeping them intact while grilling can be a challenge. Not any more. . .

  • How to Keep Pie Dough Cool

    Out for just a few minutes in a hot kitchen, pie dough can end up soft, sticky and nearly impossible to work with. What's a baker to do?

  • How to Remove Corn Silk Easily

    Learn a reader’s trick for removing that annoying silk from corn on the cob in seconds.

  • A Better Way to Peel a Kiwi

    You could use a knife or a vegetable peeler to peel a kiwi, but there's a better tool that leaves the fruit smooth and rounded instead of beveled.

  • How to Squeeze Spinach Dry

    There's a common kitchen gadget that helps you squeeze excess liquid out of cooked spinach without staining your dishtowel green.

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