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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.
Homemade Dried Fruit
Use these tips and dried fruit recipes to learn how to dry fruit. It's easy as 1-2-3!
How to Can
Learn how to can and how to preserve using the recipes, tips and how-to guides...
How to Dry Herbs
Enjoy home-grown summer flavor all year by learning how to dry herbs! Find various methods...
Water Bath Canning
Find tips and how-to instructions for water bath canning.
How to Decorate a Cake
Use these easy tips and instructions to learn how to decorate a cake like a...
How to Make Pie Crust
The best pies start with the best crusts. Learn how to make pie crust from...
Learn easy tips and techniques for roasting garlic, plus find roasted garlic recipes.
How to Caramelize Onions
Caramelizing onions adds rich sweetness to most any dish. Our test kitchen walks you through...
How to Make Crepes
You (yes, you!) can make crepes from scratch. Our test kitchen's Annie Rundle shows you...
How to Peel Peaches
Learn how to peel peaches with these easy steps, plus find delicious peach recipes.
Learn how to make yeast bread with these easy yeast baking tips and yeast bread recipes.
How to Make Chicken Stock (and Why You Should)
Learn tips for how to make broth and find recipes for homemade broth, beef broth and chicken broth.
How to Beat Eggs
Need tips for beating eggs? Learn how to beat eggs and how to beat egg whites with these easy steps.
How to Make Caramel Apples
Make sweet, gooey homemade caramel apples with ease by using these caramel apple making tips
How to Make Pasta
It's hard to beat homemade noodles! Follow these easy steps to learn how to make...
How to Make Jam
Don't have time to can? Freezer jam is a fast and flavorful alternative. Use the...
How to Cut Chicken Wings
Learn how to cut chicken wings with these easy instructions.
How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken
Hints and tips for how to cut up a whole chicken
How to Flatten Chicken Breasts
Hints and tips for how to flatten chicken breasts
We Show You How to Butterfly Chicken Breasts
Learn how to butterfly chicken breasts so you can make amazing stuffed chicken, cordon bleus...
How to Make Ice Cream Sandwiches
Learn how to make ice cream sandwiches using one simple brownie recipe, a variety of...
How to Make Pesto
Perk up your pasta, sandwiches and appetizers with this homemade pesto sauce recipe. Traditionally, pesto (...
How to Cook Whole Grains
Use these basic guidelines for cooking whole grains including amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, cornmeal, couscous,...
Bouillon vs. Broth
Expert advice from Food Editor Karen Scales
Secrets for Perfect Cookies
Whether crunchy or chewy, there are ways to make that cookie taste just right!
Can whipped topping be substituted for whipped cream?
DEAR PEGGY: I have a pie recipe that calls for 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped. Is...
Fabulous Freezer Meals
Make-ahead recipes for busy weeknights
Is it possible to use light butter when baking?
Dear Peggy: I received the new Healthy Cooking magazine and ran across a bar that...
Are there guidelines for substituting soy milk for dairy milk?
Dear Peggy: My husband and I are mildly lactose intolerant, so we've begun drinking soy...
Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same for Scott J’s family if he didn’t...
How to Make Easy Hollandaise Sauce
We've cracked the code for the easiest ever Hollandaise sauce recipe. Follow along as we...
Baking Better Brownies
The name "brownie" comes from the traditional brown color of the bars. The first known...