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  • How-To

    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

    Clean a Food Processor Blade with No Scraping

    Whenever you make hummus or other dips using a food processor, inevitably, a lot of the puree ends up stuck on the blades. You could spend time painstakingly scraping the…

  • How-To

    How to Avoid Soggy Salad Greens

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

  • How-To

    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…

  • How-To

    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

    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

    How to Skin Hazelnuts

    To remove their thin papery skins, you could toast hazelnuts and rub them in a kitchen towel, but there's a better way.

  • How-To

    How to Decorate a Cake

    With this simple trick, you'll never stress over piping the perfect "Happy Birthday" on a cake again. Your script will look beautiful every time.

  • How-To

    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…

  • How-To

    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.

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