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What’s the Difference Between Peppermint and Spearmint?
Debating to use spearmint vs peppermint? We have you covered.
How to Make Frozen Hot Chocolate
Learn how to make frozen hot chocolate, the frozen drink you need this winter. It...
How to Make the Best Hot Chocolate
It's time to skip the mix! Learn how to make the best hot chocolate you've...
How to Cook Turnips
The turnip is a humble and hearty root vegetable. Learn how to cook turnips the...
Old vs. New: Which Cookie Press Should You Use for Spritz?
Love spritz cookies but don't know if you should rely on Grandma's vintage cookie press...
15 Holiday Gifts for Your Foodie Friends
We all have a friend who loves to embrace the latest culinary trends! To help...
12 Things You Should Always Wash Before Cooking
To wash, or not to wash: That is a question that has puzzled many home...
How to Make a Yule Log
Follow our simple steps to make a stunning Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log for the holidays.
What’s the Difference Between Au Gratin and Scalloped Potatoes?
You've heard of potatoes au gratin, potato gratin and scalloped potatoes. It's all basically sliced...
How to Make the Best Moscow Mule
You don't have to go to a trendy cocktail bar to have a top-notch drink....
How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Learn how to make the ultimate grilled cheese and never go back to that basic recipe again.
The Secret Trick to Making Cheese Crisps
It's so easy to make a batch of cheese crisps—and they are carb-free crunchy heaven.
The Secret Technique for Gorgeous Baked Goods
Here's our simple trick for baked goods with a polished look!
This Is Why Slow Cooker Pot Roast Tastes So Good
You can use a Crock-Pot to turn tough cuts of meat into tender, shreddable roasts....
Your December Meal Plan
There's no need to wonder what you should make for dinner during the busy holiday...
The Secret to Making a Quick Sourdough Starter That Actually Works
Jump-start your way to sourdough bread with this shortcut.
How to Make Yeast Bread
Here's a step-by-step guide to kneading, shaping and baking yeast bread.
Marzipan, Fondant and Almond Paste—What’s the Difference?
Trust us: You're not the first person who has wondered, "What is marzipan? Or fondant?...
How to Make Corn Tortillas
There's nothing quite like fresh, homemade corn tortillas. And with such a simple ingredient list...
The One Ingredient I Double (or Triple) in All of My Baked Goods
Take your cookies (and cakes, muffins and quick breads) from good to great with an...
The Most Indulgent Treat You’ll Make This Holiday Season
Everyone has fun eating food on a stick. And when it's a decadent dessert, it's even better.
This KitchenAid Stand Mixer Attachment is Here to Help Your Holiday Baking
Sorry old-school sifter, you've been replaced.
14 Christmas Cookie Baking Hacks to Help You Win the Holiday Season
Between shopping for gifts and entertaining guests, the most wonderful time of the year can...
Decorating Tips for Gingerbread Cookies
Have some fun this season by creating elaborately decorated cutouts or using these tips to...
Our 5 Best Tips for Making the Perfect Cookie Tray
Planning to host a holiday party this year? Impress your guests with a beautifully arranged...
Here’s a Perfect Gingerbread House Template
Get into the holiday with this gingerbread house template and step-by-step guide!
The Ultimate Gingerbread Baking & Decorating Guide
Make gingerbread the highlight of your Christmas celebration with these amazing tips, recipes and how-tos.
How to Make Gingerbread Cookies
Learn how to make gingerbread two ways—one recipe is for soft and chewy cookies,...
The Gingerbread House Kits We Can’t Get Enough Of
Deck the halls with some edible decorations! Here are seven standout gingerbread house kits.
How to Build a Gingerbread House
Whether you’re building the house from scratch or using a kit, these step-by-step instructions...
How to Carve a Ham
Big celebrations call for impressive mains like a whole ham, but slicing one up can...
This Tasty Apple Pie Moonshine Recipe Will Keep You Warm
Looking for an original hostess gift or signature cocktail for your cold weather gatherings? Don't...