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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.
7 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Cooking Seafood
We've all ruined a perfectly good piece of fish at one time or another. These...
How to Cook Frozen Chicken in the Instant Pot
If you're anywhere near as forgetful as we are when it comes to thawing meat...
This Ooey-Gooey Monkey Bread Is 100% Addictive
Just a few ingredients go a long way in this luscious pull-apart bread. There's a...
Pumpkin Fans, Rejoice! This Is the Pasta for You.
Find your favorite fall flavors in this sausage and pumpkin pasta. Follow along to learn...
We Tried Internet Famous Pan-Bang Chocolate Chip Cookies (and Loved Them!)
On our quest to find the *perfect* chocolate chip cookie, we couldn't help but wonder...
How to Make Simple Syrup—Yes, It Really Is This Simple!
If you find yourself reaching for bottles of simple syrup in the store, stop! Making...
How to Make Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd's pie isn't just for meat lovers! Try this vegetarian version made with mushrooms and...
How to Save a Broken Sauce
It's zero fun when a sauce breaks. Here are two options to fix a broken sauce just in time.
9 Secrets to Making the Best Mashed Potatoes Ever
Avoiding these common mistakes will ensure your carb fix is even more delicious.
6 Steps You Should Never, Ever Skip When Baking a Layer Cake
What seems like a simple shortcut can quickly turn into a disaster. Here are six...
Here’s How to Cook Pork Every Way Imaginable
Step away from your go-to pork recipes and add a few new techniques to your...
8 Natural Food Dyes You Can Make at Home
Skip the store-bought food coloring and try these natural food dyes instead. They're made from...
3 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Always Grate Your Own Cheese
It's totally easier to buy a bag of pre-shredded cheese, but lots of sources claim...
Degassing Beans: Here’s How to Silence the “Musical Fruit”
Beans don't have to be the musically embarrassing fruit. Try one of these proven methods...
8 Simple Ways to Make Tough Meat Tender
Not every cut is melt-in-your mouth tender. We have the scoop on how to make...
How to Make Lemon Curd
Slathered on biscuits, drizzled over cake or dolloped onto yogurt, lemon curd makes every bite...
How to Make a Chocolate Souffle
Sure it sounds fancy, and it looks so very ooh la la, but it's actually...
I Asked Kids How to Bake a Cake and Followed Their Instructions Verbatim
Who's a better authority on cake-baking than kids?
Your Guide to Gourmet (and Everyday) Salts. Plus, When to Use Them
Confused about the types of salt now available? Look no further than this straight-forward guide...
How to Make Self-Rising Flour
What is self-rising flour, and how do you make it? Find out here.
This Secret Technique is the Key to Tender, Juicy Stir-Fry Chicken
Velveting chicken is a Chinese technique that keeps meat incredibly tender and juicy. Here's how...
How to Salt Pasta Water the Right Way
It's as easy as the instructions on the back of the box, right? Sure, but...
Here’s the Surprising Difference Between Yellow and White Popcorn Kernels (Yep, There Is One)
Color isn't the only thing to consider when picking the right kind of popcorn.
How To Make Chocolate Bowls with a Balloon
Make this edible chocolate bowl the most fun part of your dessert with our easy step-by-step guide.
How to Make Truly Tender Pot Roast
Take winter's coziest dish and make it a superstar. Our Test Kitchen experts show you...
5 Tricks to Making the Ultimate Caesar Salad
All it takes are five simple ingredients that add up to an amazing Caesar salad....
Master the Meringue: How to Whip Egg Whites to Soft or Stiff Peaks
Soft of stiff, getting the right peaks for your recipe is crucial for light and...
21 Easy Mixed Drinks Anyone Can Master
You don't need to be a bartender to perfect these easy mixed drinks! In fact,...
How to Make Crab Legs, 4 Ways
Follow our step-by-step instructions to learn how to make crab legs like a pro!
6 Types of Onions and How to Use Them
Many recipes from soups to savory pies call for an onion. Here's a simple guide...
How to Make Cornbread
Want to know how to make cornbread from scratch? Our Test Kitchen provides you with...
Here’s the Secret to Light, Buttery Shortbread
For the best shortbread, it's all about simplicity in ingredients and closely following each step....