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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.
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...
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?...
The One Ingredient I Double (or Triple) in All of My Baked Goods
Take your cookies (and cakes, muffins and quick breads) from good to great with an...
Decorating Tips for Gingerbread Cookies
Have some fun this season by creating elaborately decorated cutouts or using these tips to...
Our 5 Best Tips for Making the Perfect Cookie Tray
Planning to host a holiday party this year? Impress your guests with a beautifully arranged...
5 Secret Tricks to Making the Best Lasagna Ever
Our visual production director, Stephanie Marchese, knows a thing or two about lasagna. These are...
This Is How Long Your Christmas Cookies Will Stay Fresh
So many cookies to make, so little time! This guide will help you bake and...
9 Things to Know About Freezing Cookies
So you're planning ahead, intending to get a head start on all of this year's...
21 Essential Kitchen Tools Every Cook Should Have
Setting up a new kitchen? Trying to pare down an overload of gadgetry? Check out...
10 Secrets to Baking the Best Cutout Cookies
Whipping up bakery-soft sugar cookies only requires two basic ingredients: a little love and a...
This Is the Secret to Making Bakery-Worthy Layer Cake At Home
Take your layer cakes to the next level with this trick. It's a secret the...
The Secret Way to Prevent Oatmeal (And Almost Any Other Dish) From Burning In the Slow Cooker
Learn the trick to table-ready slow-cooker oatmeal that has less mess and none of that...
Does Your Shape of Your Wine Glass Matter?
Does it or doesn't it? Find out once and for all.
13 Ways to Boost Your Baked Potato Game
Turn this traditional side dish into the main event by adding some special (and creative)...
The Secret to Making Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Extraordinary
Want to bake best-ever chocolate chip cookies? Try this tip.
How to Store Apples to Last Through the Winter
Wondering how to keep those 10 (or 20 or 30!) pounds of fresh apples, well, fresh? Our guide...
5 Creative Ways to Package Food Gifts
Find great ways to package cookies, brittle, candies and more.
The Best Cuts of Pork Every Home Cook Should Know
Here are the most popular types of pork and some quick pointers on putting them to exquisite use.
12 Baking Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Christmas Cookies
Don't let a simple slip-up derail your holiday baking plans. With our help, you can...
Which Is the Best Instant Pot for You?
Confused by the different Instant Pot models? We break it down to help you find...
The Secret Ingredient That Totally Transforms Sweet Potatoes
Here's the tale of a traditional Turkey Day side dish and its deliciously vintage twist. Who knew?!
How to Make a Cake Roll (Without It Breaking)
We love pretty spiraled cake rolls, but they can seem pretty daunting to make. Find...