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Margaret Knoebel

location-pin Wisconsin

School: Culinary Institute of America

Expertise: Recipe testing; bread baking; Yeast doughs; cake and cookie decorating; preserving

Margaret Knoebel

  • Tests hundreds of recipes every year for Taste of Home, including all recipe contest submissions
  • Regularly demonstrates baking techniques in videos for social media
  • Has spent her career in food and beverage, from cafés and hotels to bakeries and our Test Kitchen


Margaret is a culinary assistant at Taste of Home, where she prepares recipes for the photo studio and creates cooking videos. She tests the recipe contest submissions for Taste of Home, so if you submit recipes often, Margaret knows your name and loves to read about how you created each dish!

She’s an alumna of the Culinary Institute of America, where she earned degrees in baking and pastry arts. When not baking at work or at home, you can find Margaret reading or hanging out with her golden doodle, Annie.


Culinary Institute of America, bachelor’s degree in baking and pastry arts

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