Kitchen & Culinary Tools: Guides, Reviews, Care & Recipes

Every chef needs kitchen tools. And this library of cooking tool recommendations, reviews, techniques and more will help you make the most of your kitchen equipment.

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    Over 9,000 Amazon Shoppers Use This Affordable Ice Shaver to Enjoy Snow Cones All Summe...

    Use this clever machine to make frappes, snow cones and shaved ice in minutes—no motors or electricity required.

    Jerk-Seasoned Air-Fryer Potatoes

    As a spicy food lover, this is a simple way to enjoy the Jamaican jerk flavor profile in a meatless...

    This Multifunctional Meat Chopper Has a Near-Perfect Rating on Amazon—Here’s Why

    Upgrade your kitchen skills with this $10 tool that's a game changer for Taco Tuesdays.

    10 Berry Tools to Help Make the Most of Your Harvest

    Visiting the strawberry patch or farmers market this year? Make your berries last longer and taste even better with these...

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    Pressure-Cooker Beef Short Ribs Vindaloo

    My sister shared this Indian-inspired beef dish with me, and I modified it to make a pressure-cooker version. I love...

    Homemade Air-Fryer Churros

    Serve these cinnamon-sugar air-fryer churros fresh and hot with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. They're sure to become...

    This Quirky Kitchen Gadget Makes Spreading Butter So Much Easier

    This kitchen gadget is really buttering us up with its genius design.

    Is a $75 Misen Knife Worth the Investment?

    Any way you slice it, a good quality chef's knife is a kitchen must. We tried the Misen knife at...

    The Kitchen Item to Buy This Holiday Season, According to Our Culinary Expert

    It's OK to treat yourself to a new kitchen tool—our culinary expert says so.

    Your Guide to Using Cheese Knives Properly

    We compiled this guide to cheese knives to explain each knife’s specific capabilities so that you can choose the proper...

    How to Chop Nuts, 5 Ways

    Wondering how to chop nuts for your favorite recipes? These methods walnut disappoint.

    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...

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    Banana Pudding Cake

    I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...

    Southern Peach Toasts

    These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation...

    Watermelon Cupcakes

    My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...

    4 Must-Have Kitchen Knives for Every Home Cook

    There are only four types of cooking knives you need in your kitchen—seriously! Here are our favorite must-have kitchen knives.

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

    A classic jelly doughnut gets a fun twist with peanut butter glaze. No one will be able to resist these...

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    Air-Fryer Potato Chips

    For Christmas one year, I received an air fryer. Potato chips are simple to make in it and are an...

    Coconut Milk Strawberry-Banana Pops

    These four-ingredient freezer pops are a delicious way to use up a pint of fresh strawberries. You'll love the hint...

    Creamy Layered Blueberry Ice Pops

    These delicious ice pops can also be made with raspberries or blackberries. The rosemary sprig and lemon zest bring another...

    Creamy Caramels

    I discovered this caramel recipe in a local newspaper years ago and have made these soft buttery caramels ever since....

    Rosemary-Parmesan Popcorn

    Fresh herbs and real cheese make this popcorn a homemade favorite that will make you forget about store-bought seasoning mixes....

    Orange Shrimp Mojo

    With jalapeno, orange and avocado, this enticing entree is spicy, tangy and fresh with every bite. The sauce beautifully glazes...

    Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

    We came up with this fresh and fruity summer snack idea. It's easy to make ahead and carry to the...

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    Molded Shrimp Spread

    I usually make this recipe for parties and family gatherings. It never lasts long, because folks go straight for it.

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    Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

    Better pile these sweet and spicy orange fries high on the plate. Served with a thick dipping sauce, they create...

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    Salsa Dipper Deviled Eggs

    Like a fiesta for your mouth, these fun salsa-topped eggs make any gathering feel like a party!—Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

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    Chocolate-Mint Dream Sandwich Cookies

    For the family cookbook, my cousin submitted a cookie I've tinkered with, and it’s a showstopper. These dreamy cookies with...

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    Chocolate Eclairs

    With creamy filling and fudgy frosting, this chocolate eclair recipe is extra special. —Jessica Campbell, Viola, Wisconsin

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    Banana Split Icebox Cake

    One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I...