Reverse sear chicken breasts to unlock the magic of juicy AND brown

Closeup of a golden brown reverse-seared chicken breast glistening with juices.

It’s a popular technique with thick steaks, but have you tried to reverse sear chicken breasts? Now you can finally unlock the magic combination of beautifully browned AND juicy chicken breast. Done right, chicken breast is succulent and juicy, and beautifully brown and crisp. But because it’s so lean, and often quite thick, the “done … Read more

How to choose the classic beef meatloaf recipe that’s best for you

A perfectly loaf-shaped meatloaf with a ketchup glaze, half sliced, on a white plate.

Meatloaf seems like a simple dish, but go looking online for a recipe and you’ll be overwhelmed with options. There are so many “best”, “juiciest” and “tastiest” recipes that choosing the right one for you and your family can be almost impossible. But by understanding how they all differ, you can pick one that suits … Read more

Top tips for tender and juicy homemade meatballs

A shallow black bowl full of golden brown meatballs on a bed of spaghetti.

Homemade meatballs are a fabulous mid-week meal, whether they’re drenched in sauce atop a big pile of spaghetti or loaded in a sub. But meatballs are only at their best when they’re juicy and tender, not tough and dry. Meatballs are deservedly popular, being tasty, inexpensive and family-friendly, so there are hundreds and hundreds of … Read more

Learn to make chili from scratch (what you need and how to cook it)

An earthenware bowl of chili con carne, topped with sour cream, grated cheese and parsley.

It’s surprisingly easy to make chili from scratch. Plus you’ve probably already got everything you need to make a great chili in the kitchen cupboard. Because it’s so popular, there are thousands of recipes out there. Easy crock pot ones, stove top recipes, chilis with beans, versions without tomatoes, and more. To try and make … Read more