Rachel Cooks®

How To

Cooking doesn’t come easy for most and with this page, I give you helpful How-To Tutorials on some of the most basic, yet commonly used ingredients.

You will find guides that will teach you How to Cook Butternut Squash for those delicious fall soups. How to Cook Brown Rice in an Instant Pot so that it comes out PERFECT everytime. We even have a guide teaching you How to make Homemade Whipped Cream helping you elevate your desserts!

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Air Fryer French Fries – so crispy!

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Instant Pot Pinto Beans (no soaking needed!)

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How to Make Salsa Verde

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

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Baked Bacon Recipe – How to Bake Bacon Two Ways

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Whipped Cream Recipe – How to Make Whipped Cream

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How to Cook Butternut Squash (4 methods, how to cut, storage guide)

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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How to Cook Kabocha Squash – 3 methods!

This quick pickled radish recipe makes the best pickled radishes in only about 10 minutes hands-on time! They're great on tacos, avocado toast, pulled pork, and more! 

Quick Pickled Radish Recipe – How to Pickle Radishes

Instant Pot Brown Rice is easy to make and comes out perfectly every time! No more guessing games when it comes to making rice!

Instant Pot Brown Rice Recipe

French Toast Recipe – How to Make THE BEST French Toast

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Crispy Chickpeas

Whether you call them sugared cranberries or candied cranberries, they're the perfect sparkling garnish to nearly any holiday dish or cocktail. They're great on their own, too! 

Sugared Cranberries | Candied Cranberries Recipe

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Instant Pot Quinoa | Plain and Cilantro Lime Recipes

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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes – Easy and Perfect Every Time!

Learning how to cook spaghetti squash can be a daunting task initially, but with these three easy methods, you'll be an expert in no time at all! Get the low-down on RachelCooks.com!

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash – 5 Methods & Complete Guide – with VIDEO

This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is going to become a meal prepping essential! I cover four different variations, each made with only two ingredients! You'll love this chicken on salads, tacos, burrito bowls, and in soup! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken – 2 Ingredients, 4 Variations

Learning how to toast pine nuts is an essential skill you'll want in that cooking "tool box." Knowing how to toast pine nuts will elevate your recipes that include pine nuts and take the flavor to the next level! You'll learn three easy methods and what situations are best for each method! Find it on RachelCooks.com!

How to Toast Pine Nuts – 3 Easy Methods! | with video

Once you learn how to make croutons, you'll never ever go back to buying store bought croutons! Homemade croutons are unbelievably easy to make and taste so much better than the dry kind you buy from the store.

How to Make Croutons – the best ever! (with video)

Whole30 Essentials: Tips, Tools, and Food

Whole30 Essentials: Food, Tools, Tips

Learn how to cook acorn squash in two ways: Sweet and savory. Both are super easy and make for an fantastic side dish! Get the details on RachelCooks.com!

How to Cook Acorn Squash (two ways!) – with video

Learning how to pickle red onions is SO easy - it only takes five minutes! You'll love having a jar in your fridge for tacos, avocado toast, and more! Get the EASY method on RachelCooks.com!

Pickled Red Onions – Easy, Quick, 5 minutes hands on! | with video

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs – Pressure Cooker Recipe