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Learn how to cook with step-by-step guides from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Our experts will provide you with tips, tricks and extra takeaways in these helpful cooking guides.
Here’s When Each Type of Vinegar Works Best
Not all vinegars are created equal. We take a deep dive into the world of...
8 Sauces to Spruce Up Your Dinner Routine
Spice up weeknight dinners with these fun and easy-to-make sauces, collected by a restaurant chef!
How to Make a Bacon Weave
Knowing how to make a bacon weave will make you the star of this summer's backyard barbecues.
This Simple Trick Keeps Your Guacamole from Browning
You can make party-ready guacamole days in advance with this genius tip.
How to Cook a Burger Without a Grill
Your kitchen offers many options for making burgers indoors.
10 Cooking Tricks That Are Only Taught in Culinary Schools
Cooking like the pros is easier than you think!
How to Tell If an Avocado Is Ripe
Is the squeeze test the best? Learn the best ways to determine if an avocado...
How to Make Monkey Bread the Easy Way
Brunch is better with this pull-apart monkey bread. Our Test Kitchen walks you through step-by-step.
How to Make Buttercream Frosting in 10 Minutes (or Less!)
Bookmark this recipe and never buy frosting again.
This One Trick Will Change the Way You Think About Tofu
Want to try tofu but not sure how to start? This simple technique will make...
How to Make Fizzy Wine Spritzers Just Like Olive Garden’s
Making fruity, fizzy wine cocktails is a lot simpler than you think. Learn our secret...
How to Cut a Mango
Learn how to peel a mango easily with the Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Find...
How to Make Pickled Onions—and How to Eat ‘Em
Learn how to make sweet, tangy pickled onions with our quick step-by-step guide.
7 Ways to Make Incredible French Onion Soup
Frankly, you can never have enough French onion soup recipes. Here are our favorite ways...
How Much Pasta?
Figuring out pasta portion sizes is as easy as using our handy chart to determine...
The Secret to Grilling the Best-Ever Chicken Wings
Got a batch of chicken wings, thighs or legs you want to grill? Follow this expert guide.
Here’s The Quickest Way to Make Pickles at Home
Learn to make quick pickles (aka refrigerator pickles), and you'll enjoy the crispest, freshest pickles...
Easy Ways to Make Chickpeas Your New Favorite Snack
Looking for a satisfying snack with a dose of health benefits on the side? Put...
The 8 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Cooking Tofu
If you hate tofu, it might just be because you've been cooking it wrong. Here...
8 Foods You Can Safely Eat Past Their Use-By Date
Don't toss those eggs yet! Just because the use-by date has passed, they're still safe...
These Vintage British Desserts Are Fit for a Queen (But Use 4 Ingredients or Less!)
Perfect for the time-pressed cook, these four vintage British desserts require only a few ingredients...
How to Make Guacamole at Home
When it comes to guacamole, do you put it on just about everything from burritos...
This Surprising Ingredient Makes the BEST Vegan Pasta Sauce
Even if you're a meat eater, you'll love this amazingly creamy vegan pasta sauce made...
How to Make Homemade Pizza Crust
Tired of takeout pizza? Homemade pizza crust is easier than you think!
How to Grill Steak Like a Pro
Want to make a juicy, perfectly seared steak in your own backyard? Our Test Kitchen...
A Beginner’s Guide to Plank Grilling
Make your grilled food taste great with this step-by-step guide to plank grilling.
How to Clean, Devein and Prep Shrimp
Sure you can buy your shrimp cleaned, deveined and prepped, but it'll cost you. Here's...
How to Make Homemade Gnocchi That’s SO Good You’ll Never Get Store-Bought Again
Classic Italian gnocchi are small, tender dumplings made from a potato-based dough. They're delicious and...
How to Use a Charcoal Grill
With just a bit of know-how required, cooking on a charcoal grill pays dividends in...
We Tried Julia Child’s Method for Peeling Garlic—Here’s What We Thought
We love Julia Child and take her tips to heart—we just tried her technique...
How to Make Cake Pops
Thanks to these tips, you'll never ask "how do you make cake pops?" again.
Make Your Favorite Italian Dinners Feel Restaurant Worthy with These Easy Wine Pairings
Want to pretend you're dining out tonight? A sommelier explains which everyday wines go best...