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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.
What Is Lychee? Here’s How to Pick and Prep It
The perfect blend of sweet and tart, lychee is the tropical summer fruit you need to try. Here are our best tips for selecting and eating the fruit.
9 Shaped Dinner Roll Ideas That’ll Make You Look Like a Pro
Grilling Steak: 6 Professional Secrets to Cooking a Thick Cut
The Surprising Reason You Don’t Want to Have Steak With Grill Marks
Grilling the Perfect Burger: 8 Mistakes Even Seasoned Cooks Make
Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Blenders
7 Ways to Thicken up a Sauce
Did your soup turn out thin and runny? Having trouble getting gravy to the perfect...
What Is White Asparagus and Why Is It White?
Get to know white asparagus—and discover the secret to its pale color.
8 Mistakes You Might Be Making with Raw Chicken (and How to Avoid Them)
Learn the safe (and proper) way to handle raw chicken by avoiding these common mistakes.
Is Your Bread Dough Kneaded Enough? Here’s How to Tell.
Love to make homemade bread but unsure if you're kneading it right? We'll show you...
3 Ways to Cook a Frozen Ham
No time to thaw? No problem. We're serving you three foolproof methods for safely—and...
What’s the Difference Between Almond Butter and Peanut Butter?
It’s subtle, that’s for sure.
The Difference Between Butter, Margarine, Shortening and Lard
Yep—butter, margarine, shortening and lard should be your best friend while cooking. Here's how...
The Easiest, No-Fail Way to Tell If Eggs Are Still Fresh
Forget trying to decipher the date. The "float test" is a quick and easy way...
Here’s Why Expiration Dates Don’t Matter As Much as You Think
Turns out, you’ve been throwing away perfectly good food.
15 Genius Ingredients to Add to Your PB&J
The PB&J is a quick classic. But we've got 10 ways to make sure today's...
This Is What an Air Fryer Really Does to Your Food
The air fryer craze is sweeping the nation, but what is an air fryer? Is...
6 Things You Should Make with Butter and 6 You Shouldn’t
Without butter, cakes wouldn't be as rich and it'd be impossible to make tender, flaky...
How to Use Liquid Smoke
Liquid smoke goes way beyond meat. Learn how to use the shortcut ingredient.
The Secret Trick to Making Perfect Deviled Eggs
All deviled eggs are delicious, but the perfectly made ones are also tiny works of...
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12 Ways to Make Your Burger Taste Even Better
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Do You Need to Wash Avocados?
It turns out, you do need to wash avocados—unless you want to risk coming...
Are You Choosing the Right Type of Shrimp for Your Recipes?
There are many types of shrimp available but not all are quite the same. Find...
How to Clean Leeks the Easy Way
Leeks are a hugely versatile veggie. Learn how to quickly clean and prep this delicious...