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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.
How to Clean Leeks the Easy Way
Leeks are a hugely versatile veggie. Learn how to quickly clean and prep this delicious...
14 Things You Need to Know About Drinking Beer
It's always beer-drinking season! Here's how to drink beer and order the perfect pint on...
12 Ways to Hack an Ice Cube Tray
This one-dollar kitchen tool is a lot handier than you thought. Here are a dozen...
Here’s Why You Should Always Bake with Room-Temperature Eggs
If you skip this step, you may be disappointed with the results.
Boneless, Bone-in and Spiral Ham: What’s the Difference?
Spiral ham might be a fan favorite, but it's worth getting to know the other...
How to Freeze Cooked Ham (So You Can Use the Leftovers Later)
Can you freeze ham on the bone? Yes! Here's our take on safely freezing leftover cooked ham.
5 Things You Should Know About Freezing Soup
Freezing soup guarantees you'll always have a home-cooked meal on hand, but you'll want to...
Are Rhubarb Leaves Really Toxic?
The answer is more complicated than you think.
Grass-Fed vs Corn-Fed Beef: What’s the Difference?
Can't decide whether to pick up grass fed vs corn fed beef? Here's what we know.
How to Use a Pie Bird (and Why You Should)
Pie birds aren't as common as they used to be, but it's time to bring them back.
10 Things to Do with Leftover Bacon Grease
We all know that bacon makes everything better, so don't throw away your liquid gold...
6 Tips for Storing Ground Coffee
Can you freeze ground coffee? What container should I use? We answer these questions (and...
Your Complete Guide to Butter
It's no secret that butter makes everything better. Get the lowdown on all the types...
Here’s When to Use a Glass or Metal Baking Pan
Does it matter whether you use a glass or metal baking pan?
How to Proof Bread When It’s Cold Outside (and Inside!)
Think it's too cold to bake bread? Not so fast! Find out how to proof...
You’re Probably Throwing Away the Secret Ingredient to Mind-Blowing Soup
We've got good news: That crusty Parmesan rind you've been tossing is just as flavorful...
How to Keep an Avocado from Turning Brown
These four simple tricks can help keep your favorite taco-topping, guac-making, salad-boosting ingredient looking fresh,...
Sick of Stirring Peanut Butter? Try This Simple Trick.
Natural peanut butter keeps its ingredient list simple, just like this hack for no-stir satisfaction.
Wobble Test: The Foolproof Way To Tell When Cheesecake Is Finished Cooking
How do you know when that cheesecake, creme brulee or other custard is finished baking?...
Here’s What You Need to Know About Halibut
Let's talk about why halibut deserves a place in your weekly dinner rotation.
16 Essential Tips for Making the Perfect Cheesecake
Smooth, creamy cheesecake perfection is only a few steps away.
9 Things Grandma Never Told You About Making Meatballs from Scratch
Grandma was a pro at making meatballs from scratch. Here are some of her best-kept-secrets...
The Simple Trick for Perfectly Golden Air Fryer Food Every Time
Miss the golden brown of authentic fried food? Check out this simple tip on how...
15 Things You Need to Stop Doing TODAY to Make Your Food Taste Better
Ever wonder how to make food taste better, like the kind you'd have at a...
10 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Broiler
The broiler is the best way to cook and heat food from above, but using...
10 Tiny Tweaks to Make When You’re Cooking With Cast Iron
Cooking with cast iron is different from using regular pots and pans. A professional chef...
This Is Everything You Need to Know About Brining
We'll show you why it's worth it to use a brine—especially on leaner cuts...
Does Cooking Burn Off All the Alcohol in a Recipe?
Flambe away? Not so fast! How much alcohol is really burned off? We've got the scoop.
This Is Grandma’s Secret for Perfect Corned Beef and Cabbage
Hint: Forget "store-bought."
Why Saving Your Pasta Water Is a Step You Seriously Shouldn’t Skip
Pasta water is the secret ingredient most people forget about adding to their sauce. Here's...