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 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.

    How to Make Creamy Pesto Chicken

    Our pesto chicken recipe uses heavy whipping cream to make a rich and savory pesto sauce you'll want to slurp...

    Our Creamiest No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

    This no-bake chocolate cheesecake recipe is just as rich and decadent as regular cheesecake—without even turning on the oven.

    How to Store Ginger the Right Way So It Stays Fresh

    From refrigeration to freezing, there are several ways to extend ginger's shelf life.

    How to Fry Chicken for a Crowd, According to a Fried Chicken Champion

    Crispy, juicy, hot fried chicken for every last guest? It’s possible with these tips for making fried chicken for a...

    How to Build a Thoughtful Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda

    Building a Día de los Muertos ofrenda in your home is a beautiful way to remember and honor your loved...

    How to Make the Best Instant Pot Pork Chops with Gravy

    Our tender, juicy Instant Pot pork chops come with a rich onion gravy you'll want to slather on everything.

    How to Make Smothered Chicken

    Who can resist a generous helping of smothered chicken? This is comfort food at its finest.

    How to Make Chicken Pad Thai

    Chicken pad thai uses lots of pantry staples and a few special Thai ingredients to create a meal that is...

    How to Make Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken Wings

    This secret ingredient makes it possible to get really crispy chicken wings with no deep-frying whatsoever.

    How to Make Macaroni Pie Like a Caribbean Chef

    Barbados-style macaroni pie blends hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, fresh herbs and three types of cheese for a side dish that...

    How to Make No-Bake Oreo Pie

    If pie is your favorite kind of dessert, then you probably love no-bake pies, too. This no-bake Oreo pie recipe...

    How to Make Simple Shake-and-Bake Pork Chops

    Made in just 30 minutes, these shake-and-bake pork chops are the perfect weeknight dinner.

    How to Make the Crispiest Fried Chicken Thighs

    Do you love dark meat and wish you could make a batch of fried chicken just like your favorite fast-food...

    How to Make Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts

    Crispy and flavorful chicken from the oven is so versatile: make it for a weeknight meal or special dinner with...

    How to Make Southern Fried Pork Chops

    Marinated in buttermilk, dredged in seasoned flour and cooked in hot oil, Southern fried pork chops have lots of flavor...

    How to Make Homemade French Fries Just as Crispy and Salty As a Fast-Food Joint

    Who knew only three simple ingredients could be such a crowd-pleaser?

    How to Store Mushrooms to Keep Them Fresh

    The secret to fresh, supple and flavorful mushrooms is knowing how to store them the right way.

    How to Make Homemade Creme de Menthe

    Every home bar or kitchen pantry needs a bottle of creme de menthe. This DIY version is better than that...

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    How to Make Chocolate Pudding Pie

    Chocolate pudding pie is one of those desserts that will never go out of style! It's creamy, cool and rich....

    How to Make Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies When It’s too Hot for the Oven

    No need to turn on the oven! Make no-bake peanut butter cookies with just six simple ingredients.

    We Made the Fun Pink Lemonade Fudge That People Can’t Stop Sharing

    This recipe is so easy, one TikTok creator made a batch of pink lemonade fudge on an airplane.

    How to Add More Flavor to White Rice, According to Chefs

    It's one of the most basic ingredients in the world—but it doesn't have to taste that way.

    We Made Microwave Poached Eggs to See If This Viral Shortcut Really Works

    This TikTok hack for microwave poached eggs is surprisingly effective. Here are two foolproof methods!

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    How to Make Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Even Better Than Your Takeout Order

    Chinese chicken and broccoli never fails to satisfy when you need a simple takeout dinner, but have you ever tried...

    The Best Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

    These buttermilk chicken tenders are the food of your childhood dreams.

    How to Make Japanese Fried Chicken (aka Karaage Chicken)

    What makes this dish so unbelievably crispy? Frying it—twice!

    How to Make Chinese Chicken Salad (That’s Better Than Your Favorite Restaurant)

    Need a salad idea that's not boring? Mix crunchy, fresh veggies with crispy chow mein noodles and shredded chicken for...

    How to Make Korean Fried Chicken So It Turns Out Extra Crispy Every Time

    Double frying is the secret to success for this incredibly delic