This page is an index to all the cooking tips about things Kalyn has learned from years of reading cookbooks and being an adventurous and passionate cook!

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I don’t claim to be an expert at cooking in any way! But I’ve been cooking for myself for more years than I can imagine and writing this blog since 2005, so I’ve picked up a few tips during that time. This is an index of the cooking tips I’ve shared on Kalyn’s Kitchen; I hope some of them are helpful for you!

Cooking Tips for Gardeners:

Cooking with Fresh Basil

Cooking with French Tarragon

Cooking with Fresh Parsley 

Cooking with Fresh Mint

How to Make Gremolata

How to Make Zucchini Noodles (and other veggie noodles)

Freezing Tips:

My Favorite Tips for Freezing Garden Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, and Vegetables

How to Make Minced Garlic for the Freezer

Freezing Fresh Lemon Juice and Fresh Lime Juice

How to Freeze Fresh Basil

How to Freeze Fresh Herbs: Rosemary and Thyme

More About Freezing Fresh Herbs: Sage, Tarragon, and Mint

How to Make and Freeze Tomato Sauce

Making Basil Pistou Sauce (from Julia Child)

“How-To” Cooking Tips

How to Make Juicy Grilled Chicken Breasts

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

How to Make Slow Roasted Tomatoes

How to Make Beef Stock

How to Make Chicken Stock

How to Make Turkey Stock

How to Make Ham Stock and Recipes Using Ham Stock

Kalyn’s Favorite Antipasto Salad – and Tips for Satisfying Salads at Home

Tips for Making Pot Roast in a Crockpot (Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast)

How to Cook Fresh Artichokes (and Mom’s Dipping Sauce)

How to Cook Artichokes in the Instant Pot

How to Grill Zucchini

How to Cook Spagetti Squash as a Summer Squash

How to Roast Red Bell Peppers (on the grill)

How to Peel and Cut Up a Butternut Squash

How to Roast Green Chiles on a Grill

How to Cook Dried Beans in a Crockpot Slow Cooker

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