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Test Kitchen Tips
Test Kitchen Tips
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.
Why Testing Yeast Is So Important for Good Bread Baking
Testing yeast is key to making great bread at home. Learn how to proof yeast so you can get started on your bread baking project.
This Is What an Air Fryer Really Does to Your Food
Our Test Kitchen’s Guide to Food-Safe Cooking Temperatures
How Long Does Meat Last in the Fridge?
6 Types of Onions and How to Use Them
6 Sourdough Discard Recipes to Make with Your Extra Starter
10 Birthday Cake Tips That’ll Have You Celebrating
Want to have the best birthday celebration yet? We've got the birthday cake tips you...
Direct vs. Indirect Heat: What’s the Difference?
We're taking a closer look at direct vs indirect heat. Is one method better than the other?
The Most Common Types of Grills, Explained
In the market for a new grill? We're cookin' up some recommendations for the most...
Which Type of Yeast Is Best for Your Bread?
Active or rapid rise? Fresh or instant? Find out which yeast is best for your...
How to Clean Grill Grates Like a True Grill Master
Learn how to clean grill grates the right way. Follow these tips and your grill...
How to Freeze Cake (Even a Fancy, Frosted One!)
Make your favorite dessert ahead of time by brushing up on these freezer tips for...
This Secret Ingredient Makes the Best Sugar Cookies EVER
Add this refrigerator staple to your next batch for moist, tender sugar cookies every time.
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Cut the Ends off Strawberries
You miss the best part of the berry if you're doing this.
How to Store Your Favorite Baked Goods
Don't let your homemade bakes go stale or soggy! We'll show you how to store...
How to Adapt Baking Recipes for Different Pan Sizes
The foolproof way to adjust baking recipes to fit any pan? Just use a little...
What’s the Difference Between Soup, Stew and Chili?
Stew vs. soup vs. chili: Do you know the difference between these three?
Can You Freeze Milk? Yes, and Here’s How.
Don't waste another drop of dairy. We'll walk you through our best tips for how to freeze milk.
10 Genius Ways to Use Overripe Strawberries
Before you throw away those sad, slightly mushy strawberries, take a read through these ways...
When a recipe calls for buttermilk, can I add vinegar or lemon juice to milk as a substitute?
How to Knead Dough with a Stand Mixer
If you don't want to knead dough by hand, try this trick.
12 Tips for Making Best-Ever Chili
Some people keep their award-winning chili tips close to their chest, but we're spilling the...
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How to Freeze Yeast Dough
Good news, bakers: You can prep and freeze yeast dough before baking it. We'll walk...
15 Tips for the Best Bundt Cakes Straight from Our Test Kitchen
Bundt cakes make for gorgeous yet simple desserts. Get our Test Kitchen's tips for how...
What to Look for Before You Buy a Baking Sheet
Not all baking sheets are created equal! Use our baking sheet buying guide to find...
What Is Imitation Crab?
You love real crabmeat, but is imitation crab a worthy substitute? What