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The Ultimate Guide to Regional Pizza Styles
You have to love regional pizza! For a dish with the same basic ingredients, regional...
How to Make a Taylor Ham, Egg and Cheese Sandwich
You may also know the Taylor ham, egg and cheese as a "pork roll sandwich."...
How to Make a New Orleans-Style Hurricane Cocktail
Happy Mardi Gras! You can celebrate in style with the iconic and fruity Hurricane drink.
11 Things You Never Knew About Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing is a staple in American salad bars, vegetable trays and even pizza boxes....
Become a Better Baker with Bakeable from Taste of Home—Coming Soon!
Cakes, pies, cookies, bread—our audience loves creating homemade treats fresh from the oven.
How to Make a (Really Easy!) Rum Ham
Let your ham soak up the booze this holiday—literally. Learn how to make rum...
10 Genius Easter Basket Stuffers (That Aren’t Candy!)
Treat your kiddos to something other than candy this Easter. These Easter basket stuffers of...
I Made This Depression-Era Hamburger. Here’s What I Thought
During the Great Depression, cooks had to get creative when it came to making tasty...
Grass-Fed vs Corn-Fed Beef: What’s the Difference?
Can't decide whether to pick up grass fed vs corn fed beef? Here's what we know.
How to Use a Pie Bird (and Why You Should)
Pie birds aren't as common as they used to be, but it's time to bring them back.
Yes, You Can Freeze Deli Meat. Here’s How.
Overstocked on cold cuts, sausages and other deli meats? Turns out, you can stash them...
10 Things to Do with Leftover Bacon Grease
We all know that bacon makes everything better, so don't throw away your liquid gold...
How to Steam Carrots 3 Ways
Carrots are versatile veggies that add earthy flavor, crunchy texture and vivid color to any...
Our Simple Methods for How to Freeze Bacon
Can you freeze bacon? Absolutely. Properly frozen bacon lasts months, allowing you to take as...
This Little Gadget Is the Secret for Flat, Evenly Baked Cake Layers
Here's the baking trick you need for perfect layers every time.
How to Freeze Bread (and Keep It Fresh Longer)
Can you freeze bread? Absolutely. Our Test Kitchen experts share the best way to freeze...
11 Frozen Foods You’re Probably Storing Wrong
Help your favorite frozen foods last longer with these smart storage tricks.
10 Kitchen Gadgets for When You Want to Cut Down on Plastic
Trying to cut down on your plastic use? Then check out these 10 kitchen gadgets to...
This Is the Surprising Dish That Sparked Julia Child’s Career
The recipe for sole meuniere is dead simple, with only a handful of ingredients, four...
Pastrami vs Corned Beef: What’s the Difference?
Pastrami and corned beef are similar in that they're both delicious cured meats. However, the...
This Is Our Favorite Pizza Hut Copycat of All Time
Cavatini may no longer be on the menu at Pizza Hut, but you can make...
How to Make a Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pocket
Add this ham and cheese hot pocket recipe to your list of fun snack foods...
Here’s How Long Condiments Really Last
We know you have a collection of condiments in your fridge or pantry, but here's...
How to Make a Traditional Irish Guinness Stew
This traditional Irish Guinness stew recipe is the perfect dish to serve for an authentic...
How to Freeze Cookies
Can you freeze cookie dough? How about baked cookies? We answer these questions and more...
6 Tips for Storing Ground Coffee
Can you freeze ground coffee? What container should I use? We answer these questions (and...
18 Kitchen Gadgets Pro Cooks Actually Use at Home (Psst: Most Are $20 or Less!)
Do professional cooks really use the fanciest gadgets in their own homes? A poll of...
Here’s the Secret to Grandma’s Legendary Banana Pudding
Here's how to make nostalgic banana pudding from scratch, just like Grandma's!
Your Complete Guide to Butter
It's no secret that butter makes everything better. Get the lowdown on all the types...
Is Cooking From Scratch Always Better? It Might Be…
It might be time to ditch that box of pancake mix and the canned soup—...