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Cooking Videos: Family Circle Kitchen Basics

Watch our how-to cooking videos to learn techniques that'll help you prepare meals with ease.

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How to Carve a Turkey

It's easy to carve a turkey perfectly, every time. Watch this step-by-step how-to video from our Kitchen Basics series.

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How to Make French Toast

French toast is the perfect brunch dish for a special occasion or any old weekend. Watch this video to learn how to make French toast from scratch in just a few minutes.

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How to Select, Peel and Pit an Avocado

Avocados are a tasty addition to salads, salads and many other dishes. Watch this video to learn how to select, peel and pit an avocado.

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How to Toast Nuts

Nuts are great protein additions to salads, pastas and many other dishes. Toasting them brings out their flavor. Watch this video to learn how.

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How to Wash Leeks

Leeks are part of the onion family and make a great base for soups and stews. Watch this video to learn how to wash leeks and prepare them for cooking.

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How to Clean Shrimp

Cleaning your own shrimp will save you money. Watch this video to learn how to peel, devein and clean shrimp.

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How to Roast a Chicken

Roasted chicken is a classic comfort food. Watch this video to learn how to season, tie and roast a chicken.

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How to Make Halloween Cake Pops

Cake pops make the perfect treat for any occasion. Watch this video to learn how to make cake pops.

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How to Cut Beef Tenderloin for the Grill

Cut beef tenderloin so it resembles a skirt steak for easy grilling and BBQ. Watch this video to learn how.

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How to Make Piecrust

Watch this video to learn how to make the perfect piecrust.

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How to Make Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Kids love pretzels -- especially pretzels that are dipped in chocolate and covered in candy! Watch this video to learn how to make those sweet treats.

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How to Make Mini Pumpkin Cakes

These adorable treats are perfect for fall. Watch our video to learn how to make mini pumpkin cakes.

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How to Chop an Onion

Cutting an onion is easier than you think -- and you don't have to cry. Watch this video to learn how to chop an onion.

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How to Sear a Steak

Searing is a crucial step in cooking steak. It creates a caramelized crust that seals in juices. Watch our video to learn how to sear a steak.

Originally published in December 2012 on FamilyCircle.com.

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