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The Taste of Home Test Kitchen has stumbled upon some genius cooking tips over the years. These clever ideas will help you make the most of your time in the kitchen.
Saffron: What to Know About the World’s Most Expensive Spice
Saffron has always been one of the world's most expensive spices, treasured for its goldenrod color and rich, distinct flavor.
How to Prep, Freeze & Defrost the Most Popular Holiday Dishes
Is Your KitchenAid Mixer Leaking Oil? Here’s What to Do.
Buying an Electric Skillet? Here’s What You Need to Know.
25 Last-Minute Ideas That Will Absolutely Save Your Holidays
Grits vs. Cornmeal vs. Polenta: What’s the Difference?
The 10-Second Tricks That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Hummus
Hummus is a healthy, tasty snack—and it's incredibly easy to jazz up. If you've...
Your Guide to Pairing Pasta with Sauce
Each pasta's shape and texture makes a difference in how your meal tastes. We look...
How to Store Christmas Cookies
Santa doesn't like stale cookies. Our guide shows you how to keep cookies fresh until Christmas.
Here’s How Long to Fry Every Food (Deep Frying Temperature Chart Included!)
Find yourself searching for temperatures every time you fry? Bookmark this deep frying temperature chart.
The Biggest Mistake You Can Make When Buying Vanilla
The type of vanilla you buy can have a big impact on your cooking. Learn...
This Is Exactly How Much Turkey to Make Per Person
No need to guess how much turkey per person—this handy rule will make your...
How to Prep Your Entire Thanksgiving Meal in Advance
Cooking a Thanksgiving feast is stressful, but it doesn't have to be! We asked a...
Are You Using the Right Apple for Your Recipe?
How many types of apples are there? A lot! Here are the most common apple...
How to Peel Tomatoes in 3 Easy Ways
Our Test Kitchen expert reveals her tips for how to peel tomatoes every which way.
10 Tips for Best-Ever Pie Crusts from Professional Bakers
Have no fear, the pro bakers are here! Get the inside scoop from the bakers...
30+ Tips Every Baker Needs to Know This Holiday Season
The holiday season is when home bakers kick things into high gear. These holiday baking...
The Most Popular Types of Peppers, Ranked from Sweet to Spicy
Pick the wrong pepper and you could be in for a spicy surprise. Discover which...
This Meringue Technique Will Take Your Holiday Pie to the Next Level
Say hello to the Queen of the dessert table.
10 Pie Decorating Ideas You Need this Holiday Season
They're (almost) too pretty to eat.
23 Cooking Tips That Will Make Your Holiday Dinner So Much Better
Whip up an amazing holiday dinner with some help from your friends at Taste of Home.
This Simple Trick Keeps Potatoes from Turning Brown
Keep your potatoes pearly white and looking tasty with this simple hack.
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How to Season Meat Like a Pro
It's easy to make restaurant-style steak, chicken and pot roast when you know how to season meat.
15 Easy Fixes for Common Thanksgiving Glitches
Expect a stress-free Thanksgiving feast with these expert-approved tips for remedying common kitchen errors.
10 Baking Steps You Shouldn’t Skip
Looking to take shortcuts while you bake? Well, don't skip these crucial baking steps! Find...
How to Adapt Baking Recipes for Different Pan Sizes
The foolproof way to adjust baking recipes to fit any pan? Just use a little...