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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.
7 Sauces You Need to Master Right Now
Master the five French mother sauces (plus a few extras) and you'll be well on...
14 Surprising Foods That Make Great Pickles
We've all had pickled cucumbers and perhaps green beans, but the list of foods you...
8 Mistakes Everybody Makes When Cooking Bacon
Everybody loves bacon—but not when it's underdone or way too crispy! We're here to...
How to Clean the “Dirty Dozen” Fruits and Vegetables
The "Dirty Dozen" refers to 12 fruits and vegetables most likely to be covered in pesticide...
Are You Using the Right Type of Tomato for Your Recipe?
Do heirloom tomatoes taste better? Which variety has the most acid? What's best type of...
The One Thing You Should Stop Doing to Your Kiwis
Put that peeler down! Eating the skin of a kiwi is good for you.
10 Secret Ingredients for Quick Dinners, According to a Dietitian
If you do most of your meal planning on the drive home from work (because...
6 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Marinating Meat
We've all made at least one (or two!) of these marinating faux pas, so here's a guide to easy fixes.
The Best Cheese for Your Grilled Cheese
Here's why you should use provolone, Muenster, Colby, Monterey Jack...or even blue cheese!
11 Frozen Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Grill
To go with your barbecued chicken or ribs—how about some golden brown onion rings?
Are You Grilling the Right Cut of Steak for Your Recipe?
If you're in a grilling rut, it's time to switch things up. Check out our...
What’s the Best Type of Vanilla Extract?
Not all vanillas are created equal, but they are for the most part all equally...
How to Choose the Right Grill for Your Cooking Style
In the market for a new grill? We're cookin' up some recommendations for you!
7 Things You Haven’t Thought to Grill…Yet!
Forget cooking in the kitchen! Your grill is calling—and it's got more potential than...
How to Make a Great Marinade with What’s in Your Fridge
Skip the bottled marinades in favor of these simple sauce ideas. The best part? You...
What’s in Season? Our Favorite Summer Produce and How to Cook With It
Learn what's in season this summer. This guide will teach you what produce is at...
10 Things You Never Knew to Add to BBQ Sauce
Grillin' season is almost upon us so it's time to get planning. Here's how to...
How to Pack Your Freezer Meals Like a Pro
Get the most out of your meal planning—and your freezer—by packing freezer meals the right way.
The 10 Cardinal Rules of Cooking, According to Top Chefs
Cooking is both an art and a science, but these top chefs manage to elevate...
How to Substitute Honey for Sugar
Have you heard the buzz about using honey instead of granulated sugar?
Our Favorite Global Recipes and the Best Wine to Sip Alongside
You can sip wine with more than just French and Italian classics. We'll show you...
How to Turn Your Grill into a Smoker
Looking for a shortcut to smokey, authentic barbecue? Just turn your grill into a smoker!
7 Air Fryer Cooking Tips You Need to Know
New to the air fryer? Here are a few secrets to success from our Test Kitchen experts.
11 Ways to Step Up Grandma’s Sweet Tea
Add a dash of this or a splash of that for a refreshing burst of flavor. Grandma would approve!
Here’s the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Cast-Iron Skillet
Want to know the best secret for caring for cast-iron skillets? The answer is simple—...
You’ll Never Guess What We Put In This Chocolate Cake
There's something in your refrigerator that you've never thought to put in the batter.
10 Surprising Uses for Everyday Kitchen Tools
Surprise! Your well-worn kitchen tools have hidden talents.
What’s the Difference Between Stock and Bone Broth?
Ever wonder if you can use stock and bone broth interchangeably? Here's what we discovered.
This Simple Trick Keeps Your Guacamole from Browning
You can make party-ready guacamole days in advance with this genius tip.
What Is Turbinado Sugar and How Can You Use It?
This minimally processed sugar is good for more than just sweetening that cup of coffee!...
Lager, Ale or Stout? What to Choose When a Recipe Calls for Beer
When you're cooking with beer, how do you know which beer to choose? And what...
How to Reheat Fries So They’re as Good as Day One
Last night's hot and crispy fries are looking a whole lot less yummy today! Don't...