Kitchen Tips

Didn't go to culinary school? No problem. Chefs and food experts share their kitchen secrets with cooking tips and shortcuts for making the best meals for your family.

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Family Circle Test Kitchen Tips and Tricks

It’s a given that food editors know tons of tips and tricks, thanks to spending most workdays in a kitchen. Now you can benefit from our experience. 
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Spiralizer Reviews: What Kind Should You Buy?

Zoodles. You’ve seen them everywhere, including the refrigerator and freezer aisles of your local supermarket. Experiment with more ingredients—and save money!—by spiralizing them yourself at home. There’s a spiralizer for everyone out there. Here’s what sets all the styles apart. (We tried all 10!)
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Kitchen Basics: How to Sear a Steak

Learn how to sear a steak and lock in its flavorful juices by following this step-by-step guide.
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How to Roast a Chicken

Learn how to season, tie and roast a chicken in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.
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How To Carve A Turkey

It's easy to cave a turkey perfectly, every time. Watch this step-by-step how-to video from Family Circle Magazine's Kitchen Basics.
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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. Here, Family Circle food editor Julie Miltenberger walks you through the process.
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More Kitchen Tips

How to Section an Orange

Learn the best way to section an orange or other citrus fruit in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.
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How to Cut Up A Whole Chicken

Follow these Step-by-step instructions to cut a whole chicken into wing, thigh, drumstick and breast pieces.
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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.