12 Kitchen How To's To Help You Master The Cooking Basics (& Then Some)

Grilled cheese. Meatballs. The Old-Fashioned. This is classic food and drink we've all enjoyed for years using simple, time-tested recipes. But did you know that these dishes can be entirely transformed, and often improved, with just a little extra time, effort and smarts. With this in mind we've rounded up some of our most popular how-tos, as well as some insider tips for our more adventurous readers. Do you know how to build a snack stadium or saber a champagne bottle? We didn't think so. Read on.