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28 Turkey Tips Everyone Should Know This Thanksgiving

We’re sharing Thanksgiving advice directly from Taste of Home readers and our Test Kitchen. Use our timeless turkey tips to cook a Thanksgiving turkey that will impress the whole family!

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Want to Cook Turkey Stuffing? Read This First.

Turkey stuffing can be delicious and a great essential to have for Thanksgiving—if done properly. We'll show you how to...


How to Prep Your Entire Thanksgiving Meal in Advance

Cooking a Thanksgiving feast is stressful, but it doesn't have to be! We asked a professional chef how to prep...


The Most Common Reasons Why Your Pie Crust Isn’t Working

Running into these pie crust problems? We can help!


Cooking a Small Turkey This Thanksgiving? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Here's a handy guide to buying a small turkey: how much turkey to buy, where to shop and how long...

This Is Exactly How Much Turkey to Make Per Person

No need to guess how much turkey per person you need to cook. This handy rule will make your Thanksgiving...


10 Things You Should Put in Your Turkey That Aren’t Stuffing

Wondering what to stuff the turkey with this Thanksgiving? Here are our top picks for ingredients that add flavor and...

10 Mistakes You’re Probably Making When Cooking a Turkey

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful. But if you avoid these common mistakes when cooking a turkey, it'll be that...


How Long to Thaw a Frozen Turkey

How long does it take for a turkey to thaw? Here's how you can thaw a turkey in the refrigerator,...


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30+ Tips Every Baker Needs to Know for the 2022 Holiday Season

The holiday season is when home bakers kick things into high gear. These holiday baking tips will help you create...


14 Mistakes You’re Making with Summer Berries

Whether you're making the rounds at the farmers market or heading out to the strawberry field, make the most of...

How to Choose the Best Ham to Buy for Your Next Feast

When it comes to picking the best ham to buy for your next gathering, the choice is bone-deep.


How to Make Perfect Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

We're all about chocolate! Follow our simple guide to make decadent chocolate-covered strawberries at home.


12 Major Grilling Safety Mistakes You Might Be Making

Keep our grilling safety tips in mind for a safe (and delicious) backyard barbecue.


How Long Fall Produce Lasts and How to Store Each One Properly

You've been waiting all year for fall produce to be ready, and it's finally time! Here's how to store and...


How Long Are Thanksgiving Leftovers Good For? (Includes Printable Chart)

Overflowing with a cornucopia of leftovers? You can store most of your Turkey Day favorites in the fridge or freezer....

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The Ultimate Gingerbread Baking & Decorating Guide

Make gingerbread the highlight of your Christmas celebration with these amazing tips, recipes and how-tos.


The Best Apples for Apple Pie

Some apples are good for snacking, and others are better suited for baking. These are the best apples for apple...


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23 Christmas Cookie Decorating Ideas to Try This Year

Need a new Christmas cookie decorating idea? Try these stunning techniques that will make your cookie tray merry and bright.


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Is Your Oven Working Properly? Here’s How to Find Out.

To make sure your oven is ready for everything you'll throw at it (or in it), remember three things: Calibrate...


14 Christmas Cookie Baking Hacks to Help You Win the Holiday Season

Between shopping for gifts and entertaining guests, the most wonderful time of the year can get pretty stressful. Save time...


Decorating Tips for Gingerbread Cookies

Have some fun this season by creating elaborately decorated cutouts or using these tips to make your simple cookies stand...


10 Mistakes You’re Making When Decorating Cookies

Have more fun in the kitchen over the holidays with secrets for decorating Christmas cookies, straight from the experts.


How to Store Apples to Last Through the Winter

Wondering how to keep those 10 (or 20 or 30!) pounds of fresh apples, well, fresh? Our guide helps you...


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Here’s the Easiest Way to Make Your Holiday Cookies Stand Out

We love beautifully frosted Christmas cookies, but they can be hard work! But we found the easiest way to decorate...

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Here’s the Secret Ingredient for Perfect Pumpkin Pie

You can make a pumpkin pie from scratch that will have everyone asking, "How DID you do that?"


Why You Should Never Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey in a Bag

When cooking turkey in a bag, think plastic. Paper grocery bags can be toxic. Here's why.


5 Reasons Why the Breading Keeps Falling Off Your Chicken

Here are five secrets for keeping that breading right where you want it—on the meat.


What Are Pepitas, and What Can You Do with Them?

If all pepitas are pumpkin seeds, does that mean that all pumpkin seeds are pepitas?


How to Pick the Best Green Beans

Here's what to look for when choosing the perfect green beans for a fresh summer potluck.


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How to Pick the Best Sweet Corn

Picking the freshest corn at a grocery store or farmer's stand might be even easier than you'd think.