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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 Cook Corn on the Cob, 7 Ways

    Preparing this summer staple doesn't have to be a challenge. We share everything you need to know about how to cook corn on the cob. Pick your favorite of seven different methods!

    How to Make a Colorful Crudités Platter

    Turn veggies and dip into a striking crudités platter with our step-by-step guide.


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    The Best Green Smoothies

    Our green smoothie recipe is far from the humdrum spinach health drinks of yore. It’s nutrient-packed and bursting with bright


    Garlic Scape Pesto

    Capture the flavors of spring with this homemade pesto sauce. Whether you toss with pasta, use as a sandwich spread...


    Kugelhopf

    Special breads are an important part of holiday celebrations across Europe. Stollen is a must in Germany, panettone is served

    Fried Catfish

    My son told me he once had fried catfish with Cajun aioli, so I set out to re-create it for...


    Herb and Parmesan Fougasse

    Fougasse has a fancy name and an even fancier shape, but this beautiful loaf of white bread is more humble

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    Mom’s Fried Apples

    Mom often made these rich cinnamon-sugar apples when I was growing up. I swear the folks at Cracker Barrel copied...


    Million Dollar Bacon

    These spicy-sweet bacon strips aren't only delicious; with their maple syrup glaze, they're also pretty. Baking them in the oven...


    Bunuelos

    Bunuelos are a delicious and tasty fried Mexican treat. They are popular during the holidays but are good to eat...


    Haluski

    If you grew up in the Rust Belt of the United States, you might have eaten haluski regularly. The dish

    Espresso Cookies

    Espresso cookies have the perfect combination of chocolate and coffee flavors. They are sprinkled with sea salt before baking, which...


    French Fries

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    One of the culinary highlights of going to the fair is also one of the simplest—fresh-cut, fresh-cooked french fries. This...


    Marry Me Pasta

    You may have heard of “Marry Me” recipes. Indulgent dishes like Marry Me short ribs and Marry Me chicken that


    Homemade Tater Tots

    If you love Tater Tots and use them as a crunchy topping for Tater Tot hot dish and casseroles, the...


    Mango Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

    Whip up this refreshing pie for a special treat when the weather is warm or if you're looking for a...

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    Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

    You may have heard of elotes, the cream-slathered ears of corn with cheese, lime and spices, but do you know


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    Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    If you’re an avid street food connoisseur, you’re likely familiar with Mexican street corn, or elote (Spanish for “corn cob”). Our


    Grand Marnier

    Some of our favorite sips include a splash of Grand Marnier. You’ll find a bit of this orange spirit in


    Chocolate Liqueur

    With so many types of chocolate liqueurs on store shelves, how do you choose? When you make it yourself using


    Amaretto

    Amaretto is a much loved almond-flavored Italian liqueur, perfect to have on hand in your home bar. But did you


    Homemade Hazelnut Liqueur

    With the cocktail community’s renewed appreciation for the espresso martini, we’ve also also seen increased interest in the tasty liqueurs


    How to Store Green Onions

    They're one of the most versatile types of onions to have on hand, from adding flavor to recipes to serving...


    Baked Brie with Jam

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    Baked brie with jam is the perfect easy appetizer centerpiece at any dinner party. It dresses up a table yet


    Cheese Chicken Spaghetti

    While a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs is always enticing, sometimes you just want something a little different. Luckily, there

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    Amish Chicken and Noodles

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    When you hear “chicken and noodles,” you’re probably picturing a steaming pot of chicken noodle soup. However, Amish chicken and


    Coconut Rice

    My first experience with coconut rice was in Belize, where it was served alongside black beans and chicken. The coconut


    Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

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    Don’t you love ordering crispy Tater Tots to go alongside a juicy burger? This recipe for cheeseburger Tater Tot casserole


    Chocolate-Covered Dates

    Chocolate-covered dates are a light way to satisfy your sweet tooth after a meal rather than a big dessert. Use...


    Copycat Popeye’s Mardi Gras Mustard

    Whether you use this sauce for dipping crunchy chicken tenders or as a sweet-hot dipping sauce for fries (move over...


    Copycat The Cheesecake Factory Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

    The Cheesecake Factory's chocolate mousse cheesecake is a special-occasion dessert that is worth the effort. Rich cheesecake is topped with...