How to Cook

Learn how to cook with step-by-step guides from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Our experts will walk you through the techniques you need to master must-try dishes and desserts.

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      How to Carve a Pumpkin

      No matter how you cut it, these methods for how to carve a pumpkin this Halloween are easy-peasy.

      How to Make a Roux

      Roux is the foundation of some of your favorite dishes: gravy, macaroni and cheese, chowders, gumbo and more. We'll show...

      How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Enchiladas with a Decadent Caramel Drizzle

      You'll definitely "fall" for these sweet pumpkin spice cheesecake enchiladas!

      We Made This 1985 Striped Delight Recipe—and It’s the Potluck Dessert of Our Dreams

      Take this vintage striped delight dessert to your next potluck. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!

      We Made Reddit’s Famous Apple Pie Recipe, and Now We See Why People Love It

      This shredded apple pie earned rave reviews on the r/Old_Recipes subreddit. It was impossible to resist a test!

      How to Fry an Egg the Right Way

      There are few things as beautiful as a dish topped with a perfectly fried egg. Learn how to fry an...

      How to Make Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

      Make this easy, creamy slow cooker recipe, and you'll understand why people love Olive Garden chicken pasta.

      We Made a Costco Chicken Bake Recipe, and It’s Even Better Than the Food Court

      There's no need to head to the food court! You can make a Costco chicken bake at home in no...

      How to Make Scrambled Eggs

      Breakfast will be the best meal of the day when you learn how to make scrambled eggs perfectly every time.

      We Made the Iconic Duncan Hines Double-Layer Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and It’s ...

      The classic pineapple upside-down cake has been a go-to dessert for decades. But the Duncan Hines double-layer pineapple upside down-cake...

      We Baked the Famous Blueberry Cookies That People Can’t Stop Talking About

      Jam-packed with flavor, these trendy blueberry cookies are the perfect vegan-friendly snack.

      How to Make Air-Fryer Zucchini with No Oil

      This air fryer zucchini is a must-try if you're looking for a quick healthy bite. You only need a handful...

      We Tried Joanna Gaines’ Dulce de Leche Apple Pie

      The classic apple pie isn't exactly a fixer-upper, but we were intrigued by a Joanna Gaines twist on the classic....

      How to Make Chicken Madeira Just Like The Cheesecake Factory

      Follow this step-by-step recipe (with photos!) to prepare The Cheesecake Factory's copycat chicken Madeira at home.

      How to Make The Cheesecake Factory’s Steak Diane Copycat

      Forget the cheesecake! Let's talk about The Cheesecake Factory's famous steak Diane.

      This Is Julia Child’s Secret for Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

      It's a simple secret, but it changed the way I cook.

      How to Make Choux au Craquelin (Vanilla Cream Puffs) at Home

      While this choux au craquelin recipe may seem tricky to pull off, it's doable. And with an exquisite smooth, creamy...

      How to Make Caramel Tassies That Taste Just Like Twix Cookies

      Yep, we've transformed your favorite candy bar into a whole 'nother bite-sized treat. Learn how to make Twix cookies—a riff...

      How to Clean a Cutting Board

      There's a lot you might not know about how to clean a cutting board. Use our best tips to keep...

      Here’s How to Make A Rob Roy Like a Scotch Pro

      Ease into the world of Scotch by learning how to make a Rob Roy drink.

      How to Make an Avocado Rose

      Avocado roses are all over food blogs and Instagram, but they're surprisingly simple to make. Our Test Kitchen will you...

      What Is Mole Sauce?

      Layered with flavor, (and labor-intensive!) mole sauce is a mysterious, delicious, intense blend that defies description. So let's try to...

      We Made the TikTok Mac and Cheese Recipe That People Can’t Stop Raving About

      TikTok has shattered what we thought we knew about how to make Kraft mac and cheese.

      How to Temper Eggs

      No one wants scrambled eggs in their ice cream! Learn how to temper eggs to create silky, smooth custards, soups,...

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      How to Make Ramen

      If you know how to make ramen, you know that some of the most popular types take a notoriously long...

      We Tried Betty Crocker’s Original Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Cake

      With just a few ingredients, you'll have Betty Crocker's Apple Cinnamon Cake on the table in no time.

      How to Make a Super Cozy Baked Potato Dinner Board

      Creative, shareable and totally delicious? Sounds like we'll be making baked potato boards on the regular!

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      How to Make the Best Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

      Making Instant Pot eggs couldn't be easier. Check out our Test Kitchen's foolproof method for how to make hard-boiled eggs...

      We Tried Joanna Gaines’ Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe (and You Should, Too)

      An ooey-gooey Bundt cake with plenty of chocolate flavor? Yes, please! Joanna Gaines' chocolate chip Bundt cake is a recipe...

      How to Make Healthy Banana Pancakes

      This recipe for healthy banana pancakes calls for only three ingredients: mashed banana, eggs and oats.