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Despite what you may think, seeding a pomegranate so you can eat it is easy - see a simple way to peel pomegranates here.
Homemade egg noodles are just flour and eggs—see how easy they are to make with this simple recipe.
Pictures, buying guides, and easy recipe ideas for over a dozen kinds of common winter squash and pumpkins.
Roasted beets have a sweeter flavor than unroasted beets, and they're remarkably easy to peel. See how to roast beets at home with this step-by-step guide.
Forget brining, give pre-salting your turkey this Thanksgiving instead.
See how easy it is to grill salmon perfectly every time with the technique (complete with recipe).
Use these quick, hassle-free methods to steam green beans.
Whether you have a sore throat or a stuffy nose, Honey Lemon Ginger Tea will cure (or at least help) what ails you.
Have a lot of these red, juicy seeded fruits? Here are some great ways to use them, from seeds to salads to meat dishes.
Learn the difference between fuyu persimmons and hachiya persimmons and how to use them.
See how easy it is to get the most flavor from walnuts with this guide to How to Toast Walnuts.
Use this basic butternut squash soup recipe to cook up the perfect basic soup, then try one of the many variations to customize it to your tastes.
Roasted vegetables are insanely easy to make delicious with these 10 simple tips.
Find winter fruits and vegetables in season with this handy guide to seasonal winter produce.
Roasting mellows the sharp flavor of turnips and makes them wonderfully tender.
Nothing beats the flavor and aroma of a fresh, homemade doughnut - with this straightforward recipe, they're easy to make.
See what's in season with this handy guide to fall fruits and vegetables. All fall produce is included – from apples to winter squash.
See the six simple steps that show you how to make mashed potatoes perfectly every time, whether you have a recipe you want to use or not.
In a pan, with a steamer basket, or in the microwave - these three easy ways to steam broccoli maximize flavor and nutrition.
See how easy it is cook crab at home.
See how to steam, boil, bake, or microwave wild rice with ease.
A lot of people they don't like okra, a lot of other people think they won't like okra. These recipes
See how easy it is to make perfect roasted brussels sprouts with this basic technique that includes variations for crunchy or tender sprouts.
Savoy, Napa, curly, green, red. Learn which cabbage is which and what to do with them.
Dried beans like navy beans, pinto beans, black beans, or cannellini beans are delicious when cooked properly. See how to cook beans perfectly every time with this guide.
See how to steam cauliflower with a minimum of fuss and delicious results.
Think shrimp and prawns are the same thing? Not quite....
An in-depth overview of which cuts of pork are which, and how to prepare and cook them. In this part, pork shoulders and butts.
Setting things up to coat the fish fillets is a key step in pan-frying fish - see how to do it here. Page 3.
From beets to winter squash - see what vegetables are in season in winter. Find over 30 vegetables in season come wintertime.
Make a quick and warming homemade cauliflower soup using this easy, nutritious recipe.
See different varieties of lettuce, learn how they taste, and get ideas on how to use them.
See how easy it is to make your own fresh homemade egg noodles - no special equipment needed! Photos illustrate each step in the recipe.
See how easy it is to steam brussels sprouts here.
Learn how to pick, buy, store, and use fresh figs with this simple guide.
Bump roasted brussels sprouts up to another level of flavor with bacon and garlic cloves.
Find easy ways to cook corned beef to tender, delicious effect.
10 easy tips show you how to make the perfect burger every time.
This basic - and delicious - apple pie makes great, tasty use of a bounty of apples.
Wonder what that hairy bulb at the market is? Learn all about celery root (a.k.a. celeriac) and ways to use it here.
This recipe couldn't be easier: gently cook chopped cabbage in a bit of butter and salt for a meltingly tender, richly flavored side dish.
Get the simple recipe for this glistening upside-down cake full of the fall flavors of cranberries and walnuts, and sweetened with maple.
Find easy ways to prepare the versatile and distinctive spaghetti squash.
Sevilles, Valencias, Stasumas, blood oranges, and Clementines. Learn the difference between different oranges and tangerines with this guide.
See how to turn fresh, ripe tomatoes into a delicious sauce to pressure can, freeze, or use right away!
See the differences between pear varieties from anjous and barletts to comices and boscs, complete with pictures, seasons, and easy recipe ideas.
Learn all about berries - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries - and how to use them.
These easy, vegetable-laden Thanksgiving appetizers will get your feast started right.
See how easy it is to make perfectly grilled eggplant with this great recipe.
These green bean recipes will take you well beyond classic steamed green beans.
Learn the differences between oysters with this guide to oysters.
Winter squash - butternut squash, pumpkins, acorn squash - are sweet, hearty additions to cold weather tables. See how easy it is to cook them here.
Thinly cut beets are sweet, earthy, and crisp when fried like potato chips. Serve them the same day they
Meyer lemons - those lemon-orange combos that are the darlings of the culinary world - are sweet enough to eat. Find out how to make the most of their aromatic, floral, sweet nature here.
Find out all about turnips - from when to look for them at the market to how to cook them once you're home.
See what's in season in spring with this listing of spring fruits and vegetables from asparagus to strawberries.
What's in season? Find out when your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables are in season and at their peak of flavor (and usually at their lowest price); or, discover new seasonal fruits and vegetables that are in season and ready to eat now.
See how easy it is to make your own homemade, crispy, delicious potato chips with this easy-to-follow recipe that includes photographs of each step.
See how easy it is to make uniquely sweet-yet-bitter homemade orange marmalade with 5 pounds ripe oranges, 6 cups sugar 3 pint jars with sealable lids.
See how easy it is to make Perfectly Flaky Pie Crust with this simple recipe.
Try this super quick and amazingly easy way to make delicious pan-roasted asparagus.
Roasted Green Beans are a quick and easy way to cook up green beans with crispy edges and tender insides.
Find great ways to use root vegetables of all sorts - potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, rutabagas, and celery root.
The Hawaiian growing season is so long and steady, most items are available year-round. See what grows in Hawaii, from Avocados to Zucchini Blossoms.
Bananas are bananas at most supermarkets, but there are many varieties of bananas to choose from. Check them out here.
Turn fresh pomegranates into the best pomegranate juice you've ever tasted with this easy method for juicing pomegranates.
See how to make simple, delicious mashed potatoes.
Find out what kinds of pears are best in salads and what kinds work better in cakes or tarts with this simple guide to using different types of pears.
Soup made with homemade broth, Egg Noodles and fresh, local ingredients. Note: If making broth from scratch, use a whole chicken.
Buying a turkey used to mean Butterball - now there are choices, perhaps too many choices for some of us. See what those labels means and figure out which turkey to buy.
Learn how to quick-soak dried beans for faster, more even cooking.
See what's in season when in California, the state that grows 80% of the fruits and vegetables in the U.S.
Roasting pumpkin is easy - see these step-by-step directions (with photos) to see how to do it.
Recipes sometimes call for cooks to "blanch" fruits or vegetables. All it means is to put the item in
New potatoes aren't just small potatoes, they are freshly harvested spuds that are great for potato salads and simple boiling.
Veal Scallopini With Lemon and Capers is a remarkably quick dinner to pull together, with plenty of flavor to match.
See how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs - with fully set yolks and no icky green tinge - every time with this foolproof recipe.
Clementines are small oranges that are perfect for snacking. Learn more about clementines here.
Not all cucumbers are long and green - see how to use different types of cucumbers with this photo guide.
See the easiest way to pit cherries without a cherry pitter (and end up with whole fruit!).
Leaf lard is the highest grade of lard - find out why.
Dates are among the sweetest fruits in the world - learn about fresh dates and how to use them here.
See how to roast a perfect Thanksgiving turkey without nearly as much fuss as you may think is necessary.
Learn how to make the best tossed green salads ever with these easy tips.
A light coating of sugar transforms plain cranberries into easy and pretty holiday treats.
Have a recipe calling for pork butt? Find out cut you need - and what other cuts you can use.
This simple, slightly cooked salad is perfect for those fall days when figs are at the market.
Don't know the difference between king salmon and sockeye? Find out here (and get great salmon cooking tips).
These easy and delicious seasonal side dishes are designed to travel to your Thanksgiving celebration.
See what's in season in November with this handy guide to fall fruits and vegetables.
Try this fresh, modern version of a Thanksgiving classic.
Fresh horseradish is brightly pungent and adds spark to heavy cold weather meals. Learn about it and how to use it here.
Ten quick and easy recipes using fresh figs.
See what's in season in Florida - from avocados and mangos to limes and lychees to tangerines and tomatoes.
Turn fresh brussels sprouts into an amazingly smooth and creamy satisfying soup with this easy recipe.
Great beet salads are easy to make - get recipes and fresh ideas here.
See how easy it is to make homemade tomato paste with this step-by-step tutorial.
Making your own homemade whipped cream is easy—really easy—and these tips make sure you end up with perfectly whipped cream every time.
Making homemade chicken broth is easy and adds incomparable flavor to soups, sauces, and a myriad of other dishes.
Find delicious ways to cook fresh brussels sprouts, whether you want to simple roast them or find ways to work them into other dishes.
See why buying and eating locally grown foods is better for you, the environment, and your taste buds.
Shucking (or opening) oysters is a snap once you get the hang of it - see how easy it can be with this step-by-step photo guide to shucking oysters.
Find summer fruits and vegetables to buy in season with this handy guide to summer fruits and vegetables – from apricots to zucchini.
Turn eggplant into tender, almost melting slices to serve on their own or in recipes calling for cooked eggplant (like Eggplant Parmesan).
Find an easy way to cook green beans perfectly here.
Use these 10 tips to make perfect pie crust every time.
Notice those white or purple carrots at the market and wonder how they taste? See how different color carrots taste with this guide.
Asparagus is most often steamed, but it can be grilled, stir-fried, and cooked a bunch of ways with great success. Find quick and easy ways to cook asparagus here.
This basic Tabouli Salad of cracked wheat, tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley is easy and delicious.
Carne adovada is pork stewed in a sauce flavored and thickened with ground dried chiles, this carne adovada is just that simple. Serve with corn tortillas and a tossed green salad or sautéed greens and you'll stay warm all winter long.
Whip up this simple lemon garlic salad dressing in a snap.
There is more than one way to cook cauliflower - find a whole host of ways to make the most of this cruciferous wonder.
See what fruits are at their best come wintertime.
You've bought beautiful ripe, in-season, local strawberries – now how should you store them to keep them at their best?
Learn all about strawberries - the first fruit of spring (which lasts into summer)- with this guide to buying, storing, and using strawberries.
This lightly spicy okra and tomato recipe is great on its own, with rice, or alongside grilled meats.
From green Kadota to Black Mission, see the difference between varieties of figs.
Find simple ways to cook healthy, nutritious greens, from chard to collards to kale and spinach.
Turn bright red bell peppers into silky, luscious peeled and roasted delights.
Brussels sprouts are sauteed to bring out their nutty flavor and then mixed with walnuts for a simple fall side dish in this quick, ultra-healthful recipe.
Find out what months the various fruits and vegetables are in season in the Lone Star State with this list.
Simply sliced and roasted persimmons are remarkably delicious - perfect with a holiday ham, roasted pork, or the big roasted turkey!
Get great cauliflower recipes as well as tips for choosing, storing, and even growing cauliflower.
Find great ways to use the bright, tart-sweet flavor of kumquats.
Find easy and delicious ways to preserve the great taste of ripe summer tomatoes.
Learn about the different varieties of cooking greens—from Dino kale to rainbow chard—with this handy guide.
Learn the secrets to cooking delicious homemade soup. Soup can be anything you want it to be - quick, hearty, light - and once you master the basics, you can experiment endlessly with your favorite vegetables, beans, and meats to make tasty meals in no time.
Make a quick and easy fennel avocado salad with red onion for an easy, healthful winter salad.
Cook potatoes and cabbage with a bit of cream and top the whole thing with cheese for a hearty, warming, delightfully easy fall or winter dish.
The best way to peel chestnuts is to roast them first - see how easy it is here.
The first of eight pages showing you how to make ice cream with a freezer, a metal or ceramic bowl, and something to stir it with (a whisk or mixer).
Use these fresh, easy Thanksgiving recipes to create a modern, local, delicious Thanksgiving menu.
Wild rice can be popped, sort of like corn, for a tasty snack.
Posole – a simple stew made with pork and hominy – is easy to make and delicious to eat.
Kale chips are crispy, crunchy treats that are easy to make at home.
Homemade mayonnaise is easy and delicious - and making it with garlic and olive oil makes a delicious sauce and/or dip.
Whether storms are brewing outside or in, Chicken Soup With Rice is an easy and soothing dish. This simple recipe is endlessly flexible, too.
Make this easy, warming, delicious Pork Green Chili in a snap.
See how easy it is to make classic breaded veal cutlets.
Okra simply cooked with just a touch of garlic and salt tastes of fresh grass in the most wonderful way.
Fresh abalone is such a treat, cooking it simply - like this pan-frying method - is the best way to enjoy its unique, crave-inducing flavor.
See how easy and refreshing Cucumber Martinis are with this simple recipe.
Make easy low-fat sweet potato fries with this simple recipe.
Learn how to cook dino kale, a hearty cooking green with dark, dark green leaves and lots of flavor.
See how to make delicious homemade marmalade – orange, grapefruit, lemon, or whatever combination you like!
Making homemade pie crust is easy, if you know what to look for at each stage. This step-by-step guide shows you just how the dough should look at each stage.
Learn how to buy, store, and use fresh pomegranates with this simply guide.
The quickest and easiest way to cook spinach is to cook it quickly over high heat, this recipe show you how.
Fennel is at its best from fall through spring. Find what to look for and how to use it right here.
Beets come in a range of colors and sizes - see different kinds of beets and get ideas on how to cook with them here.