Peel ginger
Tips

How to Peel Ginger – Grab a Spoon!

Peeling fresh ginger can be tricky. Ginger’s firm, yellow flesh, where all the flavor lives, is covered with a paper-thin, tan skin that should be removed before using. the trouble with ginger is its shape. […]

How to Chop an Onion
Techniques

How to Chop an Onion

I’m taking it back to basics with this step-by-step video on how to chop an onion. Watch and learn. Knife Skills = Life Skills! Knife skills are one of the first things you master in […]

Green bean casserole from scratch
Recipes

Tips for Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

This recipe is excerpted from my e-book “I Can’t Even With Pumpkin Spice: 21 Recipes Celebrating the Real Flavors of Fall.” Order it here!  Green bean casserole — you know the one with the canned […]

Perfect tart dough
Recipes

Tips for Perfect Tart Dough

In my years as a cooking instructor I’ve learned that dough is a four-letter word for many cooks. It’s sensitive – overwork it and it bakes up tough and dry – and fragile – how […]