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10 Things You Should Do with Mushrooms
Here’s Why Expiration Dates Don’t Matter As Much as You Think
We’ve Perfected 4 Easy Ways to Cook Green Beans. Which is Your Favorite?
How to Cut a Pineapple
11 Nearly-Forgotten Ingredients Grandma Always Cooked With
Are You Storing Your Tomatoes Correctly?
Learn how to keep tomatoes fresh, and you preserve the texture and flavor of peak ripeness.
How to Store Strawberries
The Taste of Home Test Kitchen gives you the scoop on how to store strawberries to preserve their sweet...
The Secret Ingredients Grandma Puts in Her Sugar Cookies
Amp up your baking game and make cookies that rival Grandma's! These added ingredients go way beyond...
The 11 Best Pancake Toppings You’ve Never Tried
Move over maple syrup, there are some new morning mainstays in town!
15 Supermarket Foods That Legitimately Last for Years
Some grocery items can last forever if they’re stored properly. Follow these tricks to stop wasting...
How to Cook Beets
Move to the beet. Start with these basics to learn how to cook fresh beets at home-then get creative...
Here’s the Secret That Makes KFC’s Fried Chicken So Crispy
Not all fried chicken is created equal. Below, KFC's secret recipe to drumstick perfection is revealed.
66 Recipes You Can Make In Your Instant Pot
Dinner's ready in an instant! Our best Instant Pot recipes will help you get food on the table in no...
6 Important Instant Pot Safety Tips
All that pressure in your Instant Pot makes for super fast meals, and some household hazards. Read up...
Here’s What Those Buttons on Your Instant Pot Actually Mean
The practical guide you've always wanted for those confusing Instant Pot buttons and settings.
The No-Fail Way to Grease a Cake Pan
The Taste of Home Test Kitchen shows you how to prepare your cake pan. Say goodbye to cakes that stick!
5 Mistakes Everyone Makes With Their Instant Pot
This fast-cooking device can save you time if you avoid these slip-ups. Just follow our tips.
5 Things You Should Never Make in an Instant Pot
The Instant Pot is our new kitchen hero, but there are a few things this multi-tasking tool just shouldn't...
How to Make Homemade Hot Sauce
Do you want to know a secret? Hot sauce isn't actually that hard to make at home!
How to Use an Instant Pot
An "Instant Pot" (which you may know as an electric pressure cooker) is a great way to prepare delicious...
10 Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories
The Instant Pot is the ultimate kitchen multitasker, but did you know that your pressure cooker can do...
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The First 7 Things You Should Cook in Your Instant Pot
Your Instant Pot can do so much more than a regular pressure cooker, which might be a little overwhelming...
Here’s Why You Should Trade Grandma’s Pressure Cooker for an Instant Pot
Pressure cookers have been around a long time, but the Instant Pot has been garnering a lot of buzz....
This is How to Get the Most Out of Your Instant Pot
We know why you love the Instant Pot, but do you know these techniques to get the most out of it?