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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      We Made the Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie Recipe—and It’s Perfection in Every Bite

      With a hint of crunch on top of a gooey filling, this Pioneer Woman pecan pie is a total classic....


      Here’s What Happened When We Made This 1950 Recipe for “Magic Tomato Soup C...

      This tomato soup cake has to be one of the more unusual recipes we've come across!


      We Made Joanna Gaines’ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread—and It’s the Best Fall Treat

      With a moist, tender crumb and plenty of flavor, this pumpkin bread with cream cheese is an excellent quick bread...


      People Are Making “Ramen Lasagna,” and It’s Our New Favorite Weeknigh...

      Think outside the packet! You can use those noodles to make ramen lasagna.


      How to Make Chocolate Gravy Like a Southerner

      Learn how to make chocolate gravy from scratch! This simple one-pot sauce is the perfect addition to weekend brunch.


      How to Use a Can Opener the Right Way

      Today is the day you learn how to use a can opener. You'll be amazed at the difference this method...


      How to Make Poultry Seasoning

      Next time a recipe calls for poultry seasoning, make it from scratch! You can prepare a whole batch with six...


      How to Make Pollo de Coco, Step by Step

      This step-by-step recipe for pollo de coco (aka coconut milk chicken) will take your taste buds on a trip!

      How to Make Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Enchiladas with a Decadent Caramel Drizzle

      You'll definitely "fall" for these sweet pumpkin spice cheesecake enchiladas!


      We Made This 1985 Striped Delight Recipe—and It’s the Potluck Dessert of Our Dreams

      Take this vintage striped delight dessert to your next potluck. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!


      We Made Reddit’s Famous Apple Pie Recipe, and Now We See Why People Love It

      This shredded apple pie earned rave reviews on the r/Old_Recipes subreddit. It was impossible to resist a test!


      How to Fry an Egg the Right Way

      There are few things as beautiful as a dish topped with a perfectly fried egg. Learn how to fry an...


      How to Make Slow Cooker Olive Garden Chicken Pasta

      Make this easy, creamy slow cooker recipe, and you'll understand why people love Olive Garden chicken pasta.


      How to Make Scrambled Eggs

      Breakfast will be the best meal of the day when you learn how to make scrambled eggs perfectly every time.


      We Made the Iconic Duncan Hines Double-Layer Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and It’s ...

      The classic pineapple upside-down cake has been a go-to dessert for decades. But the Duncan Hines double-layer pineapple upside down-cake...


      We Baked the Famous Blueberry Cookies That People Can’t Stop Talking About

      Jam-packed with flavor, these trendy blueberry cookies are the perfect vegan-friendly snack.

      How to Make Air-Fryer Zucchini with No Oil

      This air fryer zucchini is a must-try if you're looking for a quick healthy bite. You only need a handful...


      How to Make Chicken Madeira Just Like The Cheesecake Factory

      Follow this step-by-step recipe (with photos!) to prepare The Cheesecake Factory's copycat chicken Madeira at home.


      How to Make The Cheesecake Factory’s Steak Diane Copycat

      Forget the cheesecake! Let's talk about The Cheesecake Factory's famous steak Diane.


      How to Make Choux au Craquelin (Vanilla Cream Puffs) at Home

      While this choux au craquelin recipe may seem tricky to pull off, it's doable. And with an exquisite smooth, creamy...


      How to Make Caramel Tassies That Taste Just Like Twix Cookies

      Yep, we've transformed your favorite candy bar into a whole 'nother bite-sized treat. Learn how to make Twix cookies—a riff...

      Here’s How to Make A Rob Roy Like a Scotch Pro

      Ease into the world of Scotch by learning how to make a Rob Roy drink.


      We Made the TikTok Mac and Cheese Recipe That People Can’t Stop Raving About

      TikTok has shattered what we thought we knew about how to make Kraft mac and cheese.


      How to Temper Eggs

      No one wants scrambled eggs in their ice cream! Learn how to temper eggs to create silky, smooth custards, soups,...


      How to Make Ramen

      If you know how to make ramen, you know that some of the most popular types take a notoriously long...


      We Tried Betty Crocker’s Original Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Cake

      With just a few ingredients, you'll have Betty Crocker's Apple Cinnamon Cake on the table in no time.


      How to Make a Super Cozy Baked Potato Dinner Board

      Creative, shareable and totally delicious? Sounds like we'll be making baked potato boards on the regular!