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I Tried a Meal Prep Service for a Week—Here’s What I Thought
There's no argument that meal prep services are convenient. The question is whether the meals...
7 Ways to Thicken up a Sauce
Did your soup turn out thin and runny? Having trouble getting gravy to the perfect...
How to Make Chilaquiles—the Breakfast Nachos of Your Dreams
Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican breakfast layered with tons of flavors and textures. Learn how...
What Is White Asparagus and Why Is It White?
Get to know white asparagus—and discover the secret to its pale color.
The Best Vodka for Making Bloody Marys
There are two types of brunch drinkers in this world—people who drink mimosas and...
How to Make Toast Without a Toaster
How to make toast without a toaster? All you need is some heat. Here are...
As Seen on TV Cooking Products That Are Totally Worth Buying
You've seen the infomercials—but which "As Seen on TV" cooking gadgets are worth the purchase?
How to Frost a Cake the Easy and Elegant Way
Learn how to frost a cake that your friends and family will ooh and ahh...
This Is Where to Store Your Cast-Iron Skillet
Cast iron is known for its durability. But storing it improperly can cause some serious...
8 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Raw Chicken (and How to Avoid Them)
Learn the safe (and proper) way to handle raw chicken by avoiding these common mistakes.
Is Your Bread Dough Kneaded Enough? Here’s How to Tell.
Love to make homemade bread but unsure if you're kneading it right? We'll show you...
How to Make Easy Strawberry Frosting
Paired with lemon cupcakes or chocolate brownies, strawberry frosting is a delicious companion to your...
15 Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom
Shopping for mom? We've got you covered. We've collected some of the best mother's day...
How to Make Mexican Wedding Cookies
Mexican wedding cookies are a treat fit for any special occasion, not just weddings. Here's...
Here’s the Trick to Storing Fresh Strawberries
Our Test Kitchen shows you how to store strawberries so they stay sweet and juicy.
How to Freeze Fresh Strawberries
Our Test Kitchen experts tell you how to freeze those berries so you can get...
3 Ways to Cook a Frozen Ham
No time to thaw? No problem. We're serving you three foolproof methods for safely—and...
12 Regional Barbecue Sauce Styles All Grill Masters Should Know
Some barbecue sauces are tangy and sweet, while others are thick and spicy. Here's what...
Everyone Should Have This Set of Beautiful, Shimmering Le Creuset Mugs
This set of perfect-for-spring Le Creuset mugs is just the thing to add a touch...
The Best Allergy-Friendly Snacks You Can Buy
These treats were designed with allergies in mind.
What’s the Difference Between Almond Butter and Peanut Butter?
It’s subtle, that’s for sure.
The Difference Between Butter, Margarine, Shortening and Lard
Yep—butter, margarine, shortening and lard should be your best friend while cooking. Here's how...
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies
Learning how to make chocolate chip cookies is easy. We'll show you the best methods...
13 Festive Easter Cake Decorations
Talk about eye candy (literally!). These adorable Easter cake decorations are *almost* too pretty to...
The Number One Item NO Kitchen Should be Without!
Do I need a fire extinguisher? Yes, it's an important part of any home safety...
16 Trending Home Products You Won’t Believe Exist
Some of these aren’t the most practical home products, but they’re trending for a reason!
10 Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
Make some room near your sunniest window for the best herbs to grow indoors—and...
You Need to Know Alton Brown’s Tricks for the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Just a few super-smart substitutions can yield the best chewy chocolate chip cookies ever made.
The Easiest, No-Fail Way to Tell If Eggs Are Still Fresh
Forget trying to decipher the date. The "float test" is a quick and easy way...
Getting New Kitchen Countertops? Here are the Pros and Cons You Should Know
New counters can transform your kitchen, add value to your home and even make cooking...