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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.
What Is Imitation Crab?
You love real crabmeat, but is imitation crab a worthy substitute? What
What You Need to Know About Choosing the Perfect Ham
When it comes to picking the best ham for your next feast, the choice is bone-deep.
Your Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Coffee
We cover all the different types of coffee from lattes to red eyes. All of...
What Is Celeriac? (And How Do You Cook with It?)
If you've ever encountered a knobbly brown root at the grocery store, chances are it's...
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.
8 Ways to Spruce up Your Favorite Cereal
Looking for new ideas for what to put in your cereal? We're getting creative with...
The Best Substitutes for Cooking Spray
A lot of us avoid purchasing regular cooking spray for money, environmental or health reasons....
What Is Herbes de Provence and How Do I Use It?
If herbes de Provence is good enough for Julia Child, it should definitely be in...
Tamari vs. Soy Sauce: What’s the Difference?
Both are great on your Kung Pao Chicken, but one has some added health benefits.
How to Prevent (and Fix) a Cracked Cheesecake
A big fear of every baker is a cracked cheesecake. Our Test Kitchen explains how...
How to Store Bread So It Stays Fresh
Listen up, bakers: here's how to store homemade bread to keep it fresher for longer.
How to Freeze Soup and Store It Like a Pro
Avoid the heartache of freezer burn and mushy leftovers by learning how to freeze soup.
Helpful Tips to Fight Iron Deficiency Anemia
Iron deficiency anemia can happen when you don't consume enough iron in your diet. We're...
How to Test Baking Soda and Baking Powder to See If They’re Expired
When your pancakes come out too flat or your cake doesn't rise, your leavener might...
How to Make Paninis Without a Panini Press
When you're craving a panini, turn to your handy cast-iron skillet.
What Is Cream of Tartar and How Can I Use It?
If you've always wondered what cream of tartar is (or what it can do), follow...
10 Foolproof Steps for Mailing Cookies This Christmas
are an always-welcome Christmas...
9 Genius Substitutes for Bread Crumbs
Don't run out to the store for a last-minute ingredient! Use a genius substitute for...
How to Protect Your Food from Freezer Burn
Learn how to stop freezer burn in its tracks.
What Is Bisque, Anyway?
Don't let the fancy French name scare you, because bisque is as simple as it is delicious.
Venison vs Beef: Which Is Healthier?
Curious about venison? The naturally lean meat is worth a try. Learn about the benefits...
Can You Freeze Cauliflower?
Get the trick to saving and reusing this cruciferous powerhouse by learning how to freeze...
Does Apple Pie Need to Be Refrigerated?
Does apple pie need to be refrigerated, or can you store it on the counter?
How to Convert Pretty Much Any Recipe for Your Air Fryer
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This Is Our Juiciest Turkey Recipe. Here’s Why.
Looking for the juiciest turkey recipe? Our Test Kitchen has a five-star recipe your family...
How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Love cakey cookies? Or crispy ones? How about chewy? We show you how to make...
Does Vanilla Extract Contain Alcohol?
Here's what you need to know about vanilla extract alcohol content.
How to Substitute Applesauce for Oil in Baked Goods
Cut calories and fat from your favorite baked goods with this simple swap.
Here’s What the Buttons on Your Air Fryer Actually Mean
Use our helpful guide to master the air fryer's most common functions (so you can...
Saffron: What to Know About the World’s Most Expensive Spice
Saffron has always been one of the world's most expensive spices, treasured for its goldenrod...
How to Prep, Freeze & Defrost the Most Popular Holiday Dishes
Don't leave holiday prep to the last minute! You can make your holiday desserts, side...
Is Your KitchenAid Mixer Leaking Oil? Here’s What to Do.
Have you noticed oil in the bottom of the mixing bowl, or dripping off the beater? Don't panic!