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10 Creative Christmas Centerpieces to Spruce Up Your Holiday Table
The holiday dinner table is a special place for friends and family to gather. If...
How to Use an Immersion Blender
Whether you want to blend, puree or roughly chop, an immersion blender is your one-stop...
Don’t Like Sports? Here’s Your Guide to the Ultimate Super Bowl Sunday
You don't need to follow every moment of the big game to enjoy Super Bowl...
How to Make Cinnamon Rolls
The ultimate Saturday morning treat, homemade cinnamon buns are flaky, buttery, gooey and glazed. Learn...
How to Make Biscuits from Scratch (and Never Open Canned Ones Again)
Our Test Kitchen will show you how to make biscuits the old-fashioned way. Trust us—...
How to Make Mayonnaise
This easy homemade mayo recipe makes a versatile condiment that’s richer and more flavorful...
How to Make Cheesecake
Perfectly creamy cheesecake can be intimidating for the home cook. The Taste of Home Test...
How to Make Sweet Potatoes
The Taste of Home Test Kitchen explains how to cook sweet potatoes, whether on the...
How to Roast Vegetables in the Oven
High heat plus fresh vegetables equals delicious, sweet flavor, crispy texture, and loads of nutrients....
How to Make Meatballs
Making meatballs is simple enough for any home cook to conquer. Start with a Taste...
How to Make Sugar Cookies
Make your best-ever sugar cookies from scratch with these tips from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen.
How to Make Spaghetti Squash
Baked spaghetti squash transforms into a mild, tasty substitute for noodles. The trending veg happens...
How to Quick-Soak Dried Beans
Dried beans are more flavorful and affordable than canned. Learn the fastest way to soak...
How to Quickly Ripen an Avocado
If your supermarket only has rock-hard avocados, fear not. Take a tip or two from...
How to Prepare Tofu
A versatile protein, tofu readily takes on any flavor you want, whether you’re making...
How to Store Apples
A sweet-tart apple is one of nature’s finest snacks. Learn to keep apples crisp...
How to Eat a Kiwi
A kiwi’s prickly, fuzzy exterior conceals a jewel-toned fruit with serious tang and juicy...
How to Chop an Onion
They play a supporting role in all kinds of recipes, so wouldn’t it be...
How to Grill Corn (and Make It Taste Delicious)
The Taste of Home Test Kitchen offers a recipe and tips for grilling corn on...
How to Steam Vegetables
To make the healthiest vegetables at home, trust a simple, foolproof method that uses just...
How to Boil Eggs
Eggs are incredible in a salad, excellent at breakfast and handy at turning a side...
How to Make Granola from Scratch
Crunchy-sweet granola from your own kitchen saves you money—and gives you the freshest...
How to Store Avocado
Slice it, mash it or keep it whole—any way you want your rich,...
How to Deseed a Pomegranate—It’s Easy!
What does pomegranate taste like? How do you deseed it? We've got your most pressing...
How to Make Foolproof Baked Mac and Cheese
Get the secrets you need to make the creamiest baked mac and cheese you'll ever...
How to Make Chicken Pot Pie
A few simple shortcuts make this classic chicken pot pie recipe perfect for any night...
How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup
Break out your big bowls for this easy homemade recipe. Our Test Kitchen guide shows...
How to Make Apple Pie from Scratch
Don't miss out on this fall classic. Learn how to make apple pie from scratch...
How to Make Spaghetti
Find out how to make spaghetti and tomato sauce from scratch with this simple recipe...
How to Make Potato Salad
For your next potluck, bring the creamiest, tangiest potato salad recipe your friends and family...
Guide to Fresh Greens
There's no better way to wake up your taste buds than with fresh greens, jam-packed...
14 Pointers for Perfect Potatoes
Baked or fried, boiled or mashed, potatoes are a true comfort food. Here are tips...