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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    The Ultimate Guide to Margaritas

    Browse our margarita guide for everything you need to know about America's most popular cocktail.

    How to Make a Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme

    Impress fast food lovers with a homemade version of an iconic Taco Bell order: the Crunchwrap Supreme.


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    How to Make the Best Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

    We'll show you how to make vanilla custard ice cream that is so good, you'll fall in love after the...


    You Need to Bring Southern Ham Salad to Your Next Picnic

    Ham salad is a classic Southern staple, and it's perfect for a picnic! With salty, smoky ham, celery, green onion...


    How to Make (and Use!) Garam Masala

    This easy garam masala recipe will bring out the best aromas and flavors in your Indian dishes. You can have...

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    How to Make Strawberry Shortcake from Scratch

    Berry season is here! Make the most of it and learn how to make strawberry shortcake with your just-picked harvest.


    How to Make Fluffy Japanese Pancakes

    Try making a batch of light and airy fluffy Japanese pancakes for a morning treat. The best part is, no...

    How to Make Paper Bag Apple Pie—and Why You Should

    This simple trick is a game-changer for making perfectly golden, tender fruit pies.


    How to Make a Flaky Danish Kringle Recipe at Home

    Learn how to make this treasured Danish-style pastry from Wisconsin.


    How to Make Vegan Alfredo Sauce

    This vegan Alfredo sauce is rich, creamy and full of flavor. It's cashew-based, dairy-free and gluten-free. Pair with pasta for...


    What Exactly Is a Dutch Baby Pancake?

    You won't want to go back to regular pancakes once you've tried a uniquely delicious (and giant!) Dutch baby pancake.

    How to Make Strawberry, Basil and Honey Paletas

    This Mexican paletas recipe will keep you refreshed all summer long.


    How to Make a Perfect Panera Cinnamon Crunch Bagel at Home

    This recipe for sweet Cinnamon Crunch Bagels will bring Panera to your kitchen. It's time to get your crunch on!


    How to Make a Walnut Whirl

    Learn how to make a walnut whirl, the beloved vintage British sweet.


    How to Make Mapo Tofu at Home

    The numbing spice of Sichuan cooking is world-famous—and for good reason! This recipe for fiery mapo tofu is surprisingly simple...


    How to Make Bourekas

    These flaky, cheese-filled pastries are easy to make and will disappear before you can say Chag Sameach!

    How to Make Strawberry Tanghulu at Home

    This tanghulu recipe is a fruity Chinese confection with a modern twist.


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    How to Make the Best Veggie Burger

    There's a new burger in town! Our Test Kitchen shares their very best veggie burger recipe.


    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...