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Welcome to the heart of our home, where Test Kitchen pros serve up their best tips on how to cook and bake, plus the kitchen gadgets we love—and you will, too.
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8 Times When You’d Be Smart to Use a Slow Cooker
Did you know your slow cooker does way more than just dinner?
Why You Should Think Twice About Cooking a Stuffed Turkey
We all love the idea of a stuffed bird with all the trimmings, but cooking...
How to Measure Flour (Yes, There’s a Right Way)
Baking is a science! Too much or too little flour can totally alter a recipe....
How to Turn (Just About) Any Recipe Into a Slow Cooker One
Great news! Did you know you can turn most recipes into dishes that work in...
7 Incredible Egg Hacks
If making breakfast is always a scramble, use these egg hacks to keep it simple...
How to Make Frozen Yogurt as Good as a Froyo Shop Right at Home
Looking for a sweet treat that's a bit better for you? Our Test Kitchen shows...
7 Ways to Make Creamy Soup Without Using Cream
Contributor Rosie Mayes shares her secrets to making extra creamy soup—no cream included!
How to Make Stuffed Burgers
Our grilling gurus share an easy technique for onion- and cheese-stuffed beef burgers.
How to Separate an Egg: 3 Super Easy Ways
Making a key lime pie? A mousse? Angel food cake? You'll need to learn how...
The Best-Kept Secrets for Perfect Homemade Pie Crust
Ready to tackle making homemade pie crust? Follow these foolproof tips to achieve pastry perfection.
Snip, Chop and Chiffonade: How to Prep Fresh Herbs
One of my greatest joys at home is my herb garden. Every year I plant...
Weekly Meal Plan: How to Turn 1 Pulled-Pork Recipe into 5 Crazy-Delicious Meals
Wouldn't it be awesome to have homemade meals every night, plus tons of free time,...
How to Make Latkes or Potato Pancakes
Wondering how to make latkes for Hanukkah? Our Test Kitchen walks you through the process...
The Goof-Proof Way to Proof Yeast
Bread beginner? We'll help you conquer the first step of basic breads and rolls and...
How to Store Fresh Herbs the Right Way
Wondering how to make your parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme stay fresh longer? Follow these...
How to Make Caramel Apples the Easy Way
We love caramel apples this time of year. Learn how you can make these crave-worthy...
How to Mince Garlic 3 Ways
Our favorite cuisines rely on the aromatic boost of garlic. Learn how to mince garlic...
6 Ways to Avoid Soggy Lettuce
So long, sogginess! These tips and tricks will leave you with crisp, crunchy lettuce every time.
3 Party-Ready Treats Kiddos Will Love
Go ahead. Let the little ones play with their food. These desserts are adorable.
How to Make Fajitas
Nothing beats a sizzling platter of ultra juicy, tender beef fajitas. Learn how to perfect...
How to Fold Ingredients for Best-Ever Baking
For perfect cakes and mousses, folding ingredients is a must! Learn how to master this...
How to Make Tiramisu
Impress family and friends with this decadent, custardy dessert ribboned with espresso, mascarpone and cream.
How to Make Salsa as Good as a Mexican Restaurant
We're all partial to the chips and salsa at our favorite Mexican joint. Learn how...
8 Surprising Egg Substitutes (and When To Use Them)
Cooking for folks who eat vegan? Forgot the eggs at the store? These expert egg...
How to Make Cauliflower Rice, Our New Favorite Low-Carb Side
Looking to incorporate more vegetables into your meals? Try swapping regular rice for our healthy,...
How to Pick the Best Butternut Squash (That’s Perfectly Ripe!)
Our tips on what to look for when choosing the perfect butternut squash for your fall cooking.
How to Cook Chicken: 10 Essential Methods
Whether you're in a rush or feeling fancy, chicken always saves the day. These 10 ways...
How to Make Spritz Cookies
The holiday season is on its way, bringing with it one of my favorite...
How to Clean a Sponge—Because It’s Really, Really Dirty
A used sponge is one of the dirtiest things in your kitchen. Here's the best...
How to Make Bread Pudding the Old-Fashioned Way
The ultimate comfort food is within your reach. Follow along as our Test Kitchen teaches...
How to Carve a Chicken (You Can Do It!)
It's easier than you think. Learn how to carve a chicken like a pro using...
How to Make Mashed Potatoes Just Like Mom’s
Learn how to make creamy, dreamy, delicious mashed potatoes with tips from our Test Kitchen.