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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 Make Mama Wen’s Soy Sauce Chicken

      This soy sauce chicken recipe is as easy as it gets! It's a delicious dinner perfect for busy parents, college students or anyone craving comfort food.

      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.


      How to Make Air-Fryer Apple Chips

      These air-fryer apple chips are nutritious and delicious! They're the ultimate healthy crispy and crunchy snack to serve as an...


      How to Make Air-Fryer Tortilla Chips

      Ready for a healthy crunch? You can make air-fryer tortilla chips with way less oil than deep-fried tortilla chips!


      How to Make Tom Kha Gai Soup (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

      From learning how to handle coconut milk to preparing Thai aromatics, this tom kha gai recipe will keep you on...


      I Tried Banana Ketchup. Here’s What You Need to Know.

      I tried banana ketchup and created a homemade version. See what version you like better.


      How to Make Gravy from Pan Drippings

      Want to make the best gravy? Learn how to make gravy from pan drippings.


      How to Make Air Fryer Corn Dogs

      You can make air fryer corn dogs in less than 10 minutes!


      How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Turkeys

      We’ve all seen chocolate-covered strawberries, but what about chocolate-covered strawberry TURKEYS? Elevate your Thanksgiving table with this festive spin...


      We Made Libby’s Pumpkin Delights from 1971—and This Fall Dessert Is Still Delicious

      This vintage recipe for Libby's Pumpkin Delights makes ultra-creamy pumpkin pecan ice cream. Your guests won't be able to resist...


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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.


      We Made the Viral Kit Kat Cheesecake, and Now We Know What All the Fuss Is About

      People can't stop talking about this Kit Kat cheesecake, so we had to find out what made it a TikTok...

      How to Sear a Steak in 5 Simple Steps

      You don't have to bust your chops in the kitchen to learn how to sear a steak. It's easier than...


      How to Make Thai Tea

      Thai iced tea is a creamy drink with a distinct flavor, loved by many around the world. It's the perfect...


      We Made The Pioneer Woman’s Perfect Potato Soup—and It’s the Comfort Food o...

      The first ingredient in Ree Drummond's potato soup? Bacon!


      We Made Julia Child’s Tomato Sauce Recipe. Here’s What We Thought.

      In Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child says, "Sauces are the splendor and glory of French cooking, yet...


      Here’s Our Copycat for Olive Garden’s Chocolate Lasagna

      We love Olive Garden for the soup, salad and breadsticks, but what about dessert? Learn how to make one...


      We Made Mississippi Pot Roast and It’s a Must-Try in All 50 States

      Mississippi Pot Roast is fall-apart tender. Here's how to make the legendary recipe at home!


      How to Chop Nuts, 5 Ways

      Wondering how to chop nuts for your favorite recipes? These methods walnut disappoint.


      We Tried Dolly Parton’s 5-Layer Casserole, and Now We’re Making It on Repeat

      Is the Queen of Country also the queen of cooking? We put this Dolly Parton casserole to the test!

      We Made a Pecan Pizza Coffee Cake Recipe from 1968 (And It Still Stands Up)

      Sticky buns meet pecan pie in this vintage recipe. Try your hand at making coffee cake for a Sunday morning...


      We Made an Andes Candies Chocolate-Mint Whipped Cream Cake from 1968

      This vintage Andes chocolate cake is layered with dreamy layers of mint whipped cream. Here's how to make it!


      Dalgona Candy: How to Make This Popular Korean Treat

      My Korean mother has fond childhood memories of dalgona candy, or ppopgi, so we relived them while making a batch...


      We Made Ree Drummond’s Pioneer Woman Chili Recipe, and Yes, It’s Perfect

      We tried making the Pioneer's Woman's classic winter comfort food, and we have some thoughts.



      How to Make an Irish Coffee with Baileys Whipped Cream

      If you love your coffee "Irish," then you need this popular Reddit recipe for Baileys whipped cream.