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  • 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

    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

    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?

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