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Learn how to cook with any kitchen gadget in your cupboard, from slow cookers and Instant Pots to cast-iron skillets and waffle irons. Let our Test Kitchen be your guide.
11 Easy Cupcake Decorating Ideas That Look Professional
Think you can't get bakery-style decorations at home? Think again! Our easy cupcake decorating ideas...
8 Marzipan Candy Recipes
There are lots of marzipan candy recipes out there—but we've gathered only the best...
11 Nearly-Forgotten Ingredients Grandma Always Cooked With
Ever wonder what ingredients your Gram used to make her dishes extra special? You might...
10 Mistakes People Make When Making Caramel
Making caramel from scratch is no easy task! Fortunately, there's an easy way to fix...
Subs, Grinders and Hoagies: What’s the Difference?
It's hard to resist a mile-high sandwich. But what you call it depends mostly on where you're from!
What Is Chinese Five Spice and How Can I Cook With It?
Ever wondered about the complex blend known as Chinese five spice? It's something you should...
How to Season a Cast-Iron Skillet
Our Test Kitchen shows you how to season a cast-iron skillet to keep it in tip-top shape.
8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making with Homemade Gravy
The process of learning how to make gravy is fraught with mistakes. Here's how to fix 'em!
4 Things You Should Never Cook in Cast Iron
There are very few cast-iron rules to go with your cast-iron pan, but there are...
12 Things You Should Always Wash Before Cooking
To wash, or not to wash: That is a question that has puzzled many home...
How to Make a Yule Log
Follow our simple steps to make a stunning Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log for the holidays.
The Secret Technique for Gorgeous Baked Goods
Here's our simple trick for baked goods with a polished look!
This Is Why Slow Cooker Pot Roast Tastes So Good
You can use a Crock-Pot to turn tough cuts of meat into tender, shreddable roasts....
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...
The Ultimate Gingerbread Baking & Decorating Guide
Make gingerbread the highlight of your Christmas celebration with these amazing tips, recipes and how-tos.
10 Mistakes You’re Making When Decorating Cookies
Have more fun in the kitchen over the holidays with secrets for decorating Christmas cookies,...
9 Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes With Royal Icing
That colorful coating might look pretty on your Christmas cookies, but royal icing can be,...
The Serious Reason You Should Never Store Potatoes in the Fridge
When it comes to potatoes, sticking them in the refrigerator could increase your risk of cancer.
How to Cook with Cast Iron on Any Type of Stove
Just keep a few things in mind—and you can cook with your cast iron...
What Is a Trifle?
It's a gorgeous layered dessert that's surprisingly easy to make. Here's everything else you need...
Grandma’s Best-Kept Secrets for Making Hearty Soup
Grandma knew a thing or two about how to make soup! We'll show you how to recreate her best work.
10 Must-Have Instant Pot Accessories
The Instant Pot is the ultimate kitchen multitasker, but did you know that your pressure...
10 Genius Ways to Use a Pizza Cutter
So many kitchen shortcuts! You may never look at your pizza cutter the same way again.
10 Ways to Use a Springform Pan (Besides Baking Cheesecake)
It's not that we don't love classic cheesecake. But your springform pan can be used...
9 Cool Things You Can Do with an Egg Slicer
Speed up meal prep, baking, breakfast and more with this ingenious kitchen tool. Here are...
What Is Royal Icing?
It's easier to make royal icing than you think!
Here’s Why Your Homemade Cake Is Never Light and Airy
To bake a homemade cake that's light and fluffy, you might have to plan ahead. Here's what to do!
What Are Capers, Anyway?
They're briny, tasty and an essential for chicken piccata—but what are capers? How do...
The Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Cookies
We'll show you how to make several different types of cookies, including chocolate chip, snickerdoodle,...
Cornstarch vs. Flour vs. Arrowroot—When Should You Use Which Thickener?
Confused about the difference between the thickeners? We make it easy to know when to...
9 Mistakes You’re Making When Baking Pie
From forgetting a thickener to overworking the pastry, we'll help you correct these common pie...
The Dangerous Reason You Shouldn’t Copy Grandma’s Canning Recipes
Are you willing to play Russian roulette with your canned foods? I'm not!