Nicole Doster

Nicole Doster

location-pin New Port Richey, FL

School: Loyola University Maryland

Expertise: Product Testing, Baking

Nicole Doster

  • Nearly 10 years of publishing experience, writing, editing and directing strategy for brands including Taste of Home, Reader's Digest, Family Handyman, The Healthy, Birds and Blooms
  • Former Editor I at Groupon, writing thousands of product descriptions and for goods and services ranging from kitchen gadgets to local restaurants
  • Launched Taste of Home's food brand testing program in 2017, conducting thorough reviews for food categories including chocolate ice cream, hot dogs and pickles.
  • Co-host of Taste of Home's limited video series "Beauty Pantry", covering DIY beauty recipes using kitchen ingredients"


With nearly a decade of experience creating content for various lifestyle publishers and eCommerce brands, Nicole combines her love of at-home cooking with her expertise in product reviews and digital content creation to lead the award-winning shopping editorial team across Taste of Home, Family Handyman and Reader's Digest. As TMB's content director, affiliate, she oversees strategy, operations and planning for all product testing and shopping content, to bring readers recommendations and inspriation you can trust. Before joining the affiliate team, Nicole edited hundreds of recipe and food lifestyle articles for Taste of Home working closely with our Test Kitchen team and network of contributors. With a passion for baking, comfort food and hosting get-togethers you'll often see Nicole testing new products that make life easier. As a former barista in Chicago and Baltimore, she's slung hundreds of cappuccinos and doppio espressos in her lifetime and she will talk your ear off about the best gadgets to make cafe-quality coffee at home. When she's not hunched over her laptop, she's either fixating on her latest DIY home renovation or on a walk with her rescue pup, Huey.


Loyola University Maryland, bachelor's degree in communication, advertising and public relations

Taste of Home Editorial Policies

Taste of Home, a Trusted Media Brand, has been a reliable source for recipes, cooking tips and entertaining advice for more than 30 years. Every month, our content inspires well over 20 million home cooks to get creative in the kitchen. Each one of our 40 thousand recipes has gone through a rigorous testing and approval process to ensure we’re sharing the very best. Every snack, ingredient and product we recommend is tested by our team of culinary experts and professional product testers—the best of the best earn our Test Kitchen-Preferred seal of approval. Learn more about Taste of Home and our Test Kitchen and editorial teams.

Articles & Recipes

Grilled Chicken Wings

These simple grilled chicken wings are like a blank canvas ready to dress with your favorite sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchens

Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro Review: Why I Ditched My Oven for This All-in-One Appliance

The Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro is an all-in-one countertop appliance that will crisp foods to perfection and so much more.

How to Spatchcock a Turkey: The Secret Cooking Technique You’ve Been Missing Out On

Finally! A juicy, perfectly roasted turkey is possible with this easy step-by-step guide to the spatchcocking technique.