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...
What Is Cultured Butter and When Should You Use It?
Have you seen cultured butter in the dairy case? Find out exactly what it is and why you just might...
6 Essential Baking Ratios That You Should Know
Make your favorite baked goodies with this handy baking ratios chart—no recipe needed!
This Is Why Grandma Baked with Hard Boiled Egg Yolks
Just when we thought Grandma had shared all her baking secrets, this hidden gem left us floored.
How to Proof Bread Dough (Even When It’s Cold Outside)
Follow along as we break down how to proof bread from scratch—along with answering your burning bread proofing questions.
Bread Not Rising? Here’s Why (and How to Fix It)
Yeast can be a fickle ingredient, but it's essential for homemade bread recipes. Learn why your bread isn't rising (and...
10 Sourdough Discard Recipes to Make with Your Extra Starter
Try these sourdough discard recipes the next time you feed your starter—so you don't have to waste the excess!
The Ultimate Guide to Baking Cookies
Go grab your apron—you're going to need it. This all-inclusive guide contains everything you need to know about baking cookies...
8 Ways to Keep Brown Sugar Soft (And Soften If It Hardens)
Learn how to keep brown sugar soft and how to soften brown sugar after it has hardened.
We’re Here to Answer Your Tough Instant Pot Questions
The Taste of Home Test Kitchen has the answers to your most pressing questions.
What Is Cooking Wine?
Cooking wine has a bad reputation, but is it deserved? Skipping it in a recipe might mean losing a valuable...
8 Casserole Tips Grandma Would Want You to Know
Grandmas know how to make the best casseroles. They just taste better with her secret ingredients and expert casserole tips....
Here’s the REAL Difference Between Chowder and Soup
What is chowder? Is it really all that different from soup?
12 Cookie Decorating Tips That Everyone Needs to Know
Use our simple cookie decorating tips to make homemade treats look almost like a pro baker's best.
8 Common Fudge Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Homemade fudge can be a little fussy, but it's easy to make if you avoid these common fudge mistakes.
How to Make Brownies Better, with Secrets from Our Test Kitchen
We all want to know how to make better brownies—you know the kind with the crinkly top and the fudgy...
How Long Does Fudge Last?
Got fudge in the house? Learn just how long this rich and creamy treat lasts—and the proper ways to store...
8 Handy Colander Uses You’ve Never Thought of Before
This list of colander uses proves that there's more to this handy kitchen tool than draining pasta.
What Is an Air Fryer? Here’s What It Really Does to Your Food
Air fryer recipes are sweeping the nation, but what is an air fryer and how does it work? Here's...
What Is a Grapefruit Spoon?
This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about an unusual kitchen tool: the grapefruit spoon.
How to Store Olive Oil the Right Way, According to Experts
Learn how to avoid common mistakes and store your olive oil properly. Your taste buds—and your wallet—will thank you.