Learn how to prepare all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables, from melon and mushrooms to fried okra and turnip greens.
Slicing ZucchiniZucchini can be made into soup, bread, cake, salads, and more. Learn how to easily slice and dice this versatile vegetable.
How To Make Potato SaladLove potato salad but don't want to go to the trouble of peeling and cubing potatoes? Try this easy shortcut for creamy cooked potatoes that are perfect for turning into that favorite summer side.
How to Chop an OnionWhether served raw or sautéed, chopped onion is one of the easiest ways to add great flavor to any dish. Make quick work of chopping an onion with this simple knife trick.
How to Cook Green BeansSkip the frozen or canned beans and learn to prepare fresh green beans for best flavor and texture.
Slicing PeachesNeed sliced fresh peaches for a delicious summertime dessert or salad? Use this technique for the easiest slicing.
Preparing StrawberriesNothing beats the sweet flavor of juicy strawberries. Learn how to remove their stems using your hands, a knife, a strawberry huller, or even a plastic straw!
Slicing and Chopping TomatoesFresh, juicy tomatoes can be tricky to handle. Learn the best way to slice and chop tomatoes for use in salads, sauces, and more.
Seeding CucumbersIt's easy to remove the seeds from those garden-fresh favorites, cucumbers.
How to Trim AsparagusThis quick tip makes trimming asparagus' tough, woody ends easy and efficient.
Cutting Corn off the CobLearn how to shuck ears of corn and remove the kernels for cooking off the cob.
How to Prepare an AvocadoThis creamy fruit features great flavor and is a rich source of healthy fats. Try our easy trick for pitting and chopping avocados.
How to Slice and Chop PeppersLearn how to easily prepare sliced or chopped peppers for use in salads, pizzas, sauces, and more.
Seeding TomatoesRemoving those gobs of seeds from a tomato is easier than you might think! Learn how from our test kitchen experts.
Skinning a PeachSome recipes require removing the "fuzz" from this delicious fruit. Discover how to get perfectly skinned peaches every time with this simple technique.
Making Fried OkraFried okra is a favorite Southern side that you can make at home with help from our test kitchen experts.
Peeling and Cutting a PineappleDon't be intimidated by fresh pineapple's prickly appearance–it's easier than it looks to peel and cut whole pineapple, which boasts much better flavor than canned.
How to Seed Jalapeño PeppersLearn the best way to remove the spicy seeds from jalapeño peppers.
How to Slice and Dice CarrotsDiscover how to efficiently slice and dice carrots for any recipe you want to make.
Preparing Fresh MelonFresh melon is a summertime staple that is delicious in fruit salads, smoothies, soups, and more. Learn the best way to slice melon or scoop melon balls for serving.
Cleaning MushroomsWhether served fresh or cooked, mushrooms add earthy flavor to any dish. Discover how to prepare both common white button mushrooms or their big-and-hearty cousins, portobellos.
How to Slice a PotatoFind out the most efficient way to prepare potatoes for any recipe you want to cook.
Roasting Red PeppersRoasted red peppers have a rich, unique flavor, and making your own is healthier, cheaper, and tastier than using jarred. Find out how from our test kitchen experts.
Peeling TomatoesPeeled tomatoes are great in salsas, soups, and main entrées. Discover this easy technique for removing the outer peel from fresh tomatoes.
Cooking Turnip GreensLearn the traditional Southern way of preparing turnip greens for a delicious (and nutritious) vegetable side
Preparing ArtichokesLearn how to trim artichokes and prepare them for steaming, boiling, or stuffing with seasoned breadcrumbs or smashed potatoes.