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21 Easy Mixed Drinks Anyone Can Master
You don't need to be a bartender to perfect these easy mixed drinks! In fact,...
How to Make Crab Legs, 4 Ways
Follow our step-by-step instructions to learn how to make crab legs like a pro!
4 Stunning Ways to Flute Pie Crust
Looking for a stunning (and easy!) way to decorate your pies? Look no further!
6 Types of Onions and How to Use Them
Many recipes from soups to savory pies call for an onion. Here's a simple guide...
How to Make Cornbread
Want to know how to make cornbread from scratch? Our Test Kitchen provides you with...
Here’s the Secret to Light, Buttery Shortbread
For the best shortbread, it's all about simplicity in ingredients and closely following each step....
The Secret Technique for Cooking the Best Chicken Wings Ever
For game days, everyone expects the best chicken wings. We have all the tips and...
Which Type of Yeast Is Best for Your Bread? We Crack the Code.
Active or rapid rise? Fresh or instant? Find out which yeast is best for your...
How to Cook with Essential Oils
Essential oils aren't just for the spa and diffusers anymore! Certain oils can be incredibly...
The Ultimate Guide to Pasta Shapes
Picking the right type of pasta for your recipe can be an overwhelming task. Not anymore!
Fix 8 Common Baking Mistakes with These Cake Tips
Sometimes our favorite cake recipes fall flat. Learn how you can fix flat (and dry...
9 Cooking Staples That Don’t Need Refrigeration
Free up much-needed fridge space by moving these common staples to your pantry, where they...
10 Tips for People Who Think They Can’t Cook
Use this cooking advice to ramp up your skills—and transform from chef no to chef pro!
Top 10 Ways to Jazz Up a Box of Mac and Cheese
On busy weeknights, let a box of macaroni and cheese come to the rescue! Gobble...
5 Shortcut Tips for Your Dump and Go Dinners
Here are a few shortcuts to make the prep work for your dump-and-go dinner so much more simple.
How to Deseed a Pomegranate in Seconds
Love the juicy seeds of a pomegranate but hate the process of getting them out? We make it easy.
8 Easy Ways to Turn Your Favorite Breads into Holiday Showstoppers
These surprisingly simple tricks put an impressive twist on your holiday breads. Don't expect leftovers!
The Different Types of Food Coloring and When to Use Them
Learn the in's and outs of food coloring with this helpful guide.
40 Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Loaded With Veggies
Eating your veggies just got so much more delicious. Guaranteed to please, these recipes are...
This Vintage Baking Set Is Finally Back on the Shelves
Better hurry, because they're selling out FAST!
How to Make Potica, the Slovenian Sweet You’ve Been Missing Out On
Learn how to make potica, the spiraled Slovenian treat you need to try right now.
An Easy Guide to Beets and Why You’ll Want to Eat Them
Learn how to cook beets (or beetroot) and you'll reap a wealth of health benefits...
10 Cooking Secrets from an Amish Kitchen
From secret ingredients to thrifty tricks, these traditional Amish cooking secrets will help anyone become...
What You Need to Know When You’re Cooking for One
Cooking for one doesn't have to be boring, depressing or (shudder) pre-processed. How can a...
How to Make the Ultimate Trifle (Without It Becoming a Sweet Bowl of Mush)
Dust off that trifle bowl and follow these expert tips for a showstopping dessert.
These Secret Ingredients Will Take Your Cooking to Another Level
For generations, home cooks have discovered ingenious and unexpected uses for everyday ingredients. Taste of...
This Secret Ingredient Makes the Fluffiest Pancakes Ever
There's something in your refrigerator right now that can make your pancakes and cakes extra...
How to Make the Ultimate Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Ready to give your classic chicken Parmesan recipe the ultimate upgrade? Follow these simple steps...
This Shortcut Coffee Cake Is the Perfect Spur-of-the-Moment Treat
Even some of the most accomplished bakers keep cake mix and pie filling in their...
10 Things You Aren’t Adding to Your Hot Chocolate (But Should!)
Baby, it sure is cold outside. What better way to chase away chills on a...
5 Amazing Reasons You Should Be Cooking With Pulses
What are pulses, anyway? Turns out they're kind of a big deal. Find out why...
16 Essential Tips for Making the Perfect Cheesecake
Smooth, creamy cheesecake perfection is only a few steps away.