Cooking is fun – at least it should be! No matter how long you’ve been in the kitchen, there is always something new to learn, whether it’s a simple twist on an old technique or a handy tip to save time and energy. In this series of short videos, L.A. Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter demonstrates a variety of kitchen basics, ranging from how to make a fluffy meringue to how to make your own yogurt. Curious about how to make fresh tortillas, whip up marshmallows or make your own nut butters? You’ll find it all here and more. Curious about a technique or want to share a tip we haven’t covered? Comment below and let us know.