How to Select, Peel and Pit an Avocado
Learn how to select, peel and pit an avocado in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.Grab each half of the avocado in a hand and twist in opposite directions to separate. Hold the half with the pith in your nondominant hand and carefully tap the pith with your knife. Twist the knife and the avocado half in opposite directions , pulling knife and pith out of the fruit. Discard the pith. Now, either slice the flesh or cut in a crosshatched pattern
How to Chop an Onion
-Hi, I??m Julie Miltenberger, welcome to Family Circle??s Kitchen Basics. Today, we??re gonna show how to chop an onion perfectly every time, but first I??ll show you 3 ways to keep from crying while you??re chopping that onion. Most importantly, when you??re at the store, you wanna pick onionsminutes before you start slicing and then lastly you wanna have a sharp knife because, otherwise, you knife is gonna bruise the onion rather than cutting plainly through every layer. Okay, so we??ll start with cut off the stem end and the root end of the onion. Next, you??re gonna tilt it up on one of those cut sides and cut straight down through the onion. Then, you??re gonna peel off the papery outer layers and just cut. -And it??s okay if you get an extra like small layer along with it. You??re not sacrificing too much
How to Sear a Steak
Searing is a crucial step in cooking steak. It creates a caramelized crust that seals in juices. Here, Family Circle food editor Julie Miltenberger walks you through the process.thumb and your index finger are that??s rare. You second finger is medium rare . Your ring finger is medium, and your pinky is well done. So you can now just test right into the middle of your steak and feel how that feels and this, we??re right on the medium rare . Thanks so much for joining me today on Family Circles Kitchen Basics. This is how you sear your steak.
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
Watch this step-by-step how-to video to make Mini Pumpkin cakes, featured on Family Circle magazine’s cover.