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 Keep Your Gingerbread House from Falling Apart

Don't give up on your gingerbread house. You can make it work with this TikTok hack!

We Made a Copycat Version of the Famous Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Whether you're a novice baker or have a whole holiday repertoire, this Starbucks gingerbread loaf is the perfect winter treat...

This Is How Candy Canes Are Made—and How to Make Your Own Candy Canes at Home

I'd love nothing more than to learn how to make candy canes. The process is mesmerizing!

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How to Spatchcock a Turkey: The Secret Cooking Technique You’ve Been Missing Out On

Finally! Roasting a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is possible with this easy spatchcocking technique.

We Made a Butterscotch Yule Log from the ’60s—and This Vintage Dessert Needs to M...

This vintage Yule log is a no-bake, one-bowl treat that's sure to impress during the holidays.

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Learn How to Cook Prime Rib (That’s Way Better Than Any Steakhouse)

Learning how to cook prime rib can be intimidating, but all you need is the right technique.

Mrs. Claus’ Frozen Cranberry Cocktail Will Give You ALL the Holiday Cheer

Head to the North Pole during the holidays, and Mrs. Claus will be making frozen alcoholic Christmas drinks to celebrate...

How to Make Fruitcake Your Family Will Actually Eat

This fruitcake recipe is no joke—and once you learn how to make fruitcake, you'll be hooked.

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How to Make Snowball Cookies from Scratch

I love making these buttery, nutty cookies during the holidays. The recipe is simple enough to make ahead and freeze,...

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How to Make the Best Rugelach Cookies for the Holidays

Rugelach cookies are a big part of many holiday traditions. Learn how to make these cinnamon-sugar treats for your cookie...

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The Easy Ham Glaze Recipe That Will Instantly Upgrade Dinner

Don't spend extra money on a glazed ham. Make your own with any baked ham and this easy ham glaze.

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How to Make a Yule Log Cake—the Most Impressive Holiday Dessert

Yule log cake, sometimes called Buche de Noël, is a showstopping centerpiece for the holidays. We'll show you how to...

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How to Decorate Snowflake Cookies

Get ready to win your holiday bake-off.

How to Make Thick and Creamy Vegan Eggnog

Eggnog without the eggs? It can be done—and it's delicious! This recipe for vegan eggnog is thick and creamy, with...

How to Make Picture-Perfect Candy Cane Cookies

Candy cane cookies are such a fun addition to your holiday cookie tins. Learn how to make these twisted, buttery...

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Learn How to Roast a Frozen Turkey (and Save Thanksgiving)

Forgot to thaw that turkey? Get tips on how to roast a turkey from frozen from a pro (and someone...

How to Make Elf on the Shelf Cookies

Learn how to bring this rosy-cheeked Christmas icon to your cookie tray.

8 Surprising Gingerbread House Ideas that Create Serious Curb Appeal

With these clever tips from our Test Kitchen pro, you'll have a delightful time decorating—and the cheeriest cookie abode (or...