Cooking Basics

How to Season
Sharpen your culinary skills with these helpful how-to videos.

Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shares her tips and tricks for roasting.

How to Roast

This technique is a great way to prepare anything from root vegetables to cuts of meat.

Chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates how to cut an onion.

How to Cut up an Onion

Learn how to chop this recipe staple quickly and safely.

Chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates poaching techniques.

How to Poach

Prepare delicate ingredients like fruit and fish with this simple technique that's also healthy and delicious.

Chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates how to make an easy pan sauce that pumps up the flavor of a meal.

How to Make a Simple Sauce

Pump up the flavor of your favorite foods with an easy-to-make sauce.

Private chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates how to cut up a chicken.

How to Cut Up a Chicken

Simple tips and tasty recipes that make delicious use of a whole chicken.

Chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates how to make a marinade.

How to Marinate

Add a flavor-packed punch to your favorite foods by soaking them in seasoned liquid.

High-flavor, low-fat tips for cooking veggies, seafood, and poultry in a snap.

How to Sauté

High-flavor, low-fat tips for cooking veggies, seafood, and poultry in a snap.

Chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates techniques for breading and battering.

How to Bread and Batter

Learn how to get the crispy texture kids love through baking and avoid all the fat of frying.

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Discover simple stir-frying tricks to make the most of this healthy, fast, and easy weeknight dinner favorite -- whether you have a wok or not.

Parents' food editor demonstrates how canning and preserving foods at home can be safe, simple, and delicious.

Learn how seasoning with salt, herbs, and spices can amp up the flavor in your meals.

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