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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

More on making Halloween Cake Pops


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How to Cut Beef Tenderloin for the Grill

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

How to Make Piecrust

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

More on making piecrust


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How to Make Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

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

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

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

More on making Mini Pumpkin Cakes


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How to Chop an Onion

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

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.