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Test Kitchen Tips
Do You Really
to Preheat Your Oven or Skillet?
Should you preheat your oven or skillet? Or...can you get away with skipping that step?
How to Make Grilled Polenta (and Why You Should)
Grilled polenta is something most grillmasters haven't made—but this crispy and unexpected side dish...
2-Ingredient Cocktails You’ll Want to Memorize
Sipping cocktails should be a simple pleasure. With these delectable two-ingredient cocktails, simplicity is assured,...
9 Genius Ways to Use a Pizza Stone (Besides Cooking a Pizza)
Your pizza stone is not a one-hit wonder! It's well worth the investment, and to...
7 Easy Ways to Make Healthier Mac and Cheese
You can make easy swaps to create a healthy mac and cheese recipe for dinner. Here's what to do!
8 Reasons I’m Keeping My Crock-Pot
With the current Instant Pot craze, it's worth taking a step back. There are some...
How to Bake a Fruit Pie with Frozen Fruit
Is it possible to bake a blue ribbon-worthy fruit pie with frozen fruit? Abso-fruit-ly!
Here’s the Right Way to Measure Wet and Dry Ingredients
Your baking is about to "rise" to a new level!
How to Make Applesauce Just Like Grandma’s
Our Test Kitchen pros show you how to make applesauce without fancy equipment or extra...
The Secret Technique for The Fluffiest Waffles Ever
Want to know the secret to making restaurant-style waffles? Follow along as our Test Kitchen...
You Should Use a Cast-Iron Skillet to Grill Your Steak. Here’s Why.
Using a cast-iron skillet on the grill is the key to giving your steak the...
A Whole Year’s Worth of After-Church Dinners
Meal planning Sunday dinners is easier than ever! Try our guide to Sunday dinners—one...
The Difference Between Light and Dark Brown Sugar
Wondering which one to use in your recipe? Turns out, there is a slight difference.
The Truth Behind the Numbers on Your 13×9 Pan
Guess what: Not all 13x9 pans are created equal.
9 Secrets to the Best Steak You’ll Ever Cook, According to Professionals
Want to learn how to cook the best steak you've ever had? After chatting with...
12 Secret Cocktail Ingredients Only Bartenders Know About
Unleash your inner bartender with these secret cocktail ingredients.
The 10 Best Places to Buy Affordable Kitchen Gadgets Online
If you want must-have kitchen gadgets, we've got you covered! Here are the 10 best spots...
Is Cooking in Aluminum Foil Bad for Your Health?
Is it safe to cook with aluminum foil? We dug into the research to find out.
The Sneaky Ingredient That’s Hiding in Your Shredded Cheese
From extra sharp cheddar to Italian blend, cheesy goodness is best when you spring for...
What’s So Great About Heirloom Tomatoes?
Not all tomatoes are created equal, and not all heirloom tomatoes are either. Here's your...
12 Kitchen Design Ideas that Make Cooking Easier
These chef-friendly features will give you the kitchen of your dreams.
This Is What Imitation Crab Meat Actually Is
You might not even have realized that it's not real crab meat inside your crab dip.
6 Foods to Never Wash Before Cooking
If you think you’re getting rid of bacteria by washing these food items, think again.
What to Mix with Tequila (Besides Margarita Mix!)
Tequila goes in more than just margaritas (although it's delicious in them)! Find out what...
Here’s Why You Should Never Wash Chicken Before Cooking It
If you've always washed your chicken, it may be time to reconsider this potentially dangerous...
Is Pre-Washed Lettuce Safe to Eat?
Even when they're labeled "ready to eat," pre-washed salad greens can contain harmful chemicals—and...
How to Make Copycat Toaster Strudel at Home
You've probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make our...
17 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners
Ready to give Instant Pot a try? Start with these simple recipes.
8 Super Easy Snack Ideas Anyone Can Put Together
Need a grab-and-go snack box for your afternoon slump or a stack of treats ready...
The Surprising Reason Why There’s Less Cake Mix in Your Box
Manufacturers have been downsizing their cake mixes for years. Here's why.
How to Make a Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink (Psst: It’s Healthy!)
Whether at the beach or on your favorite Instagram account, the Starbucks Pink Drink is...
11 Secret Ingredients That Will Make You a Better Cook
Elevate your cooking in an instant with help from these secret ingredients.