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 Make an Authentic Avgolemono Soup Recipe in 6 Simple Steps

      This avgolemono soup recipe is a bright and cozy dish from Greece that's food for the soul.

      How to Make Gluten-Free Doughnuts

      It can be tricky to find gluten-free doughnuts in stores, but they're quite easy to make at home! You'll be...



      3 Yogurt Substitutes to Use—and 3 You Should Skip

      Running low on yogurt? Don't rush to the store to grab another container! You may have a yogurt substitute hanging...


      How to Make Vegan Cabbage Rolls

      Learn how to make vegan cabbage rolls using a mixture of vegetables, mushrooms and bulgur for a delicious plant-based meal.

      How to Cook Tempeh 5 Easy Ways

      Never experimented with tempeh? You'll be amazed at how easy (and delicious) it is to learn how to cook tempeh.


      How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs 5 Different Ways

      Our tips and techniques on how to boil eggs will make you a master in no time. We'll also share...

      What Is Tabouli and How Do I Make It?

      What is tabouli, you ask? This easy-to-make grain salad is about to earn a permanent place in your recipe rolodex.


      How to Make Ciabatta Bread

      Get ready to learn how to make ciabatta bread, a rustic Italian bread perfect for dipping in soups and creating...


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      How to Make a Layered Cheesecake, a True Baking Masterpiece

      Impress all your friends with a gorgeous, layered cheesecake! Our Test Kitchen's favorite recipe is flavored with vibrant citrus and...


      What Is Seitan?

      What is seitan? It's a plant-based meat substitute that will have you thinking you're eating a juicy chicken breast.

      How to Make Gulab Jamun, the Indian Dessert Everyone Should Know

      It's easier than you think to learn how to make gulab jamun, the irresistible Indian dessert flavored with rose...


      What is Fond and Why You Should Use It

      Fond is one of the key ingredients to a delicious gravy or pan sauce. So never, ever wash away those...


      How to Make Cabbage Steaks

      Learn how to make cabbage steaks with just 10 minutes of prep! These roasted cabbage slices are golden brown, tender...


      How to Cook Asparagus 9 Ways

      These methods for how to cook asparagus come straight from our Test Kitchen. From roasting and grilling to sauteeing and...


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      How to Make Sugar Cookies, a Cookie Jar Classic

      Think sugar cookies are just for the holidays? Think again! Learn how to make sugar cookies from scratch that you...

      What Is Tempeh?

      We all know tofu, but what about tempeh? This plant-based, protein-packed food is loaded with healthy nutrients. And don't worry...


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      How to Cook a Ham Perfectly Every Time

      Our Test Kitchen experts share their best tips and tricks for how to cook a ham for holidays and special...


      How to Reheat Chicken for Best-Ever Leftovers

      It's possible to learn how to reheat chicken with Test Kitchen-approved results. Just follow these simple steps for reheating chicken...


      How to Use Kamut, an Ancient Whole Grain

      This ancient grain has more protein than conventional wheat and is reportedly easier to digest. Here's the inside story on...


      Baked Baking Soda: The Secret to Better Homemade Pretzels

      Make your homemade pretzels (and ramen) with baked baking soda for improved taste, color and texture.


      How to Make Easy Easter Cake Pops

      Colorful Easter cake pops are so easy to make and share!


      How to Make Arepas

      Lis Hernandez is from Caracas, Venezuela, and is now the chef at Arepa Mia. She's teaching us how to make...


      How to Make Canned Tuna Sushi

      Our canned tuna sushi recipe is simple to make at home. It's healthy, kid-friendly and affordable, too!

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      The Ultimate Guide to How to Use Yeast

      Whether you're baking bread or whipping up a batch of pastries, we're here to share everything you need to know...


      The Gefilte Fish Recipe You Never Knew You Needed

      This is not your bubbe's gefilte fish! Our step-by-step homemade gefilte fish recipe will make you forget that store-bought jar...


      How to Make Oatmeal Cookies from Scratch

      What's better than a perfectly chewy cookie full of delicious mix-ins? Nothing's better than that in my book. Here's how...


      How to Make Fried Rice at Home

      Growing up working in my family's Chinese takeout restaurant, I've made and served fried rice of all sorts. Here's...


      How to Make Ube Bread from Scratch

      It's time to learn how to make ube bread! This recipe is for a pull-apart loaf that features a gorgeous...


      How to Make a Copycat Panera Lemon Chicken Soup

      Skip a trip to the restaurant and learn how to make copycat Panera Lemon Chicken Soup at home. This healthy,...