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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.
Your Guide to the Different Kinds of Peppercorns
Pepper adds pleasant heat and crunchy texture to our favorite foods, but do you know the difference between black, white, green and pink peppercorns? Find out once and for all.
This Is the Right Temperature for Perfect Whipped Egg Whites
What’s the Difference Between Steel Cut and Quick-Cook Oats?
11 Healthy Convenience Foods You’ll Be Happy to Cook With
14 Crazy-Good Things to Stir into Your Yogurt
The Secret Ingredient That Will Pack Your Dinner with Flavor
6 Ways to Identify Spoiled Food
As much as we hate to waste a good home-cooked meal or farmers market produce,...
4 Reasons to Buy Chicken Thighs for Dinner
Chicken thighs are often overlooked at the grocery store. Here's why you should put them...
Why Chicken Potpie Is Different in Pennsylvania—and So Much Better!
Apparently, when you've had one chicken potpie, you haven't had them all. Here's what makes...
How to Store Christmas Cookies
Santa doesn't like stale cookies. Our guide shows you how to store cookies so that...
9 Easy Christmas Cookie Decorating Ideas
Need a quick and easy Christmas cookie decorating idea? Try these simple decorating techniques to...
The One Place You’re Forgetting to Check Your Bread for Mold
The spots on moldy bread can be sneaky—there's one place you're not checking for...
How to Add Fresh Herbs to Your Salad—and Why You Should
Sure, romaine, iceberg or spinach will make a great base for a salad, but let's...
10 Surprising Add-Ins to Step Up Your Smoothie Game
Your smoothie ingredients don't have to be the same old list of produce items each...
How to Prevent the Most Common Cake Mistakes
Sometimes our favorite cake recipes fall flat. Learn how you can fix flat (and dry...
19 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze
From parsley to tomato paste, these freezer-friendly foods just might surprise you.
This Is the Best Mason Jar Hack We’ve Found
This so-easy mason jar hack will blow your mind!
Is Your Oven Working Properly? Here’s How to Find Out.
To make sure your oven is ready for everything you'll throw at it (or in...
What Are Dates, Anyway?
You know all about raisins, figs and prunes—but what about dates?
12 Easy Cocktail Garnish Ideas That Will Make You a Better Home Bartender
You can be a pro bartender at home, no problem. Just use our cocktail garnish...
What You Need to Know About Choosing the Perfect Ham
When it comes to picking the best ham for your next festive affair, the choice is bone-deep.
The Secret Ingredients Grandma Puts in Her Sugar Cookies
Amp up your baking game and make cookies that rival Grandma's! These added ingredients go...
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How to Store Potatoes and Onions the Right Way
You might not know that storing 'em together can be bad news!
The Secret Technique For Getting Big Flavor Out of a Tiny Can of Tomato Paste
Who knew there could be SO much flavor in that tiny little can?
The Secret Trick to Making Cheese Crisps
It's so easy to make a batch of cheese crisps—and they are carb-free crunchy heaven.
Marzipan, Fondant and Almond Paste—What’s the Difference?
Trust us: You're not the first person who has wondered, "What is marzipan? Or fondant?...