Quick Tips


Find food preparation and cooking tips, ingredient substitution suggestions, cooking and grilling techniques, tips for preparing and storing produce, and ideas for your home garden.

Host A Holiday Cookie Swap

Host a holiday cookie swap this season for a fun and festive way to get some new recipes.

Preserving Berries - How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries

Summer berries come just once a year, but freezing strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries is a great way to preserve these fruits for any season.

Cocoa Cola Country Ham

Learn how to cook a Coca-Cola Country Ham for the holidays.

Double Chocolate Nut Clusters

Watch a quick video on how to make our Double Chocolate Nut Clusters.

How to Shave Chocolate

Learn how to shave chocolate for an easy, impressive garnish.

How to Chiffonade Basil

Learn how to chiffonade basil, which means to cut it into thin, pretty ribbons.

How to Chop Fresh Rosemary

Learn how to chop fresh rosemary and add flavor to your favorite dishes.

How to Separate Egg Whites

Learn how to separate egg whites when a recipe calls for just whites or just yolks.

How to Peel and Core an Apple

Learn how to easily peel, core and chop and apple.

make fresh pumpkin puree

Want to use fresh pumpkin for recipes instead of canned? Here are three ways to make fresh pumpkin puree for use in recipes.

Tips for harvesting tomatoes

Learn quick tips from P. Allen Smith for harvesting summer vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and squash.

lemon juice

Learn how to make lemon juice, including how many lemons it takes to make a cup of juice and tips for easy squeezing, and substitution for when life doesn’t give you lemons.