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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.
How to Make Healthy Pasta Salad—Yes, It Can Be Done!
Just because you're counting calories doesn't mean you have to miss out on enjoying this...
Here’s How to Properly Dispose of Frying Oil
We love a good fried treat, but tossing the oil after frying can be a...
You’re Taking Care of Your Cutting Boards All Wrong
There's a lot you might not know about cutting-board care. Use our best tips to...
Turducken: A Brief History of the Most Complicated Thanksgiving Recipe
Learn what turducken is and how it came to be.
This is the Secret to Making the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever
Slather bread with mayonnaise (instead of the expected butter) to cook up the best grilled...
8 Baking Secrets from Pro Pastry Chefs
Save time, mistakes, money and mess with baking tips from professional pastry chefs. Rescue burnt...
6 Brilliant Ways to Open Stubborn Jars
Cooking pasta and can't get the lid of the sauce jar to budge? Release that...
How to Make Pierogies the Right Way
Packed with tasty fillings, these Polish dumplings are can't-get-enough treats. But there are some tricks...
8 Ways Balsamic Vinegar Will Add Zip and Zest to Your Cooking
Think this condiment is solely for salads? We've got some delicious news for you.
The Secret to the Easiest Bread You’ll Ever Bake (Hint: Crack Open a Cold One)
The recipe may require just four ingredients, but beer bread definitely isn't boring. Here's how...
10 Secrets to the Most Flavorful Turkey Ever
This Thanksgiving, make your turkey more flavorful than ever with our top turkey tips. In...
You Should Totally Be Putting This in Your Pie Crust (Hint: It’s Vodka)
If you're new to baking, making pie crust can be intimidating, especially if you don't...
How to Use All of Your Produce, from Top to Tip
Creative cooks can find uses for nearly every part of fruits and veggies, from skins...
How to Create the Ultimate Antipasto Platter
There's an art to the perfect antipasto platter, but it shouldn't be an elusive one....
The Home Cook’s Guide to Chocolate: Are You Using the Right One?
Ever wondered why recipes call for different types of chocolate? We break it down so...
Forget the Can—Learn How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce
On a day dedicated to all the best foods around, why settle for canned cranberries?...
What’s the Best Potato for the Job?
Potato salad not turning out like Mom's? Au gratin a mushy mess? You might be...
Scared of Deep-Frying on the Stovetop? Try This Simple Trick.
The key to crispy chicken on the stovetop is using the right deep-frying pan. And...
How to Zest a Lemon 3 Easy Ways
Getting the best zest is crucial for sweet lemon bars and tart lemon curds. Our...
Sugar Cookies, Butter Cookies and Shortbread…What’s the Difference?
Sugar, butter and flour are the ultimate cookie-baking staples. Find out how to turn them...
25 Must-Make Recipes Inspired by Julia Child
These recipes will inspire the Julia Child in all of us. As Julia herself said......
This Simple Trick Will Make Chocolate-Dipped Treats Extra-Smooth
One unexpected ingredient is the secret to making melted chocolate smooth for all your candy-dipping...
6 Insanely Easy Upgrades for Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Chocoholics, these chocolate truffles are for you.
8 Times When You’d Be Smart to Use a Slow Cooker
Did you know your slow cooker does way more than just dinner?
How to Measure Flour (Yes, There’s a Right Way)
Baking is a science! Too much or too little flour can totally alter a recipe....
How to Turn (Just About) Any Recipe Into a Slow Cooker One
Great news! Did you know you can turn most recipes into dishes that work in...
7 Incredible Egg Hacks
If making breakfast is always a scramble, use these egg hacks to keep it simple...
How to Make Frozen Yogurt as Good as a Froyo Shop Right at Home
Looking for a sweet treat that's a bit better for you? Our Test Kitchen shows...
7 Ways to Make Creamy Soup Without Using Cream
Contributor Rosie Mayes shares her secrets to making extra creamy soup—no cream included!
How to Make Stuffed Burgers
Our grilling gurus share an easy technique for onion- and cheese-stuffed beef burgers.
How to Separate an Egg: 3 Super Easy Ways
Making a key lime pie? A mousse? Angel food cake? You'll need to learn how...
The Best-Kept Secrets for Perfect Homemade Pie Crust
Ready to tackle making homemade pie crust? Follow these foolproof tips to achieve pastry perfection.