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 Roast Pumpkin Seeds, Step by Step

Don't throw away those pumpkin seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are an easy, healthy snack your family will love. Here's how to roast pumpkin seeds the right way.

How to Make Spicy Pickles

These easy spicy pickles are great for snacking and will amp up any sandwich or charcuterie board. No...


How to Make a Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin pie starts with a can, right? Not so fast! Learn how to make a pumpkin pie from scratch.


I Made the Pioneer Woman’s Mashed Potatoes, and They’re the Creamiest Ever

Ree Drummond swears by this recipe, and she's never steered us wrong. So we tried the Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes...


How to Frost a Bundt Cake

Don't settle for a plain ol' Bundt. Learn how to frost a Bundt cake with three techniques that add...

How to Make a Simple 5-Ingredient Pineapple Margarita

This is the drink we're sippin' all summer long.

How to Make Chantilly Cake

You've never tasted a cake like this (unless you're from New Orleans).


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How to Cook a Ham Perfectly Every Time

Our Test Kitchen experts share their best tips and tricks for how to cook a ham for holidays and special...


How to Make Vietnamese Coffee (Cà Phê)

The magic of the Robusta bean is revealed! Vietnamese coffee, or cà phê, is what you've been missing from your...


How to Remove Seeds from a Pomegranate

This doesn't have to be a dreaded kitchen task.

How to Make Beef Empanadas

Our Chilean-inspired beef empanada recipe is a great place to start when learning how to make beef...


How to Make a Custard Square, the Most Popular Dessert in New Zealand

Learn how to make custard square, a uniquely New Zealand dessert featuring flaky puff pastry and creamy vanilla custard.


How to Make Air-Fryer Tater Tots

A bag of frozen Tater Tots is a great thing to have on hand. For crispy, tasty tots, learn how...


How to Make Peanut Butter Patties (aka Tagalongs)

Calling all peanut butter and chocolate lovers! You can make a delicious copycat of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies.


How to Make Homemade Caramel DeLites (AKA Samoa Cookies)

Missed out on ordering Girl Scout Cookies? No worries. With this recipe for Samoa cookies, you can enjoy a bite...

How to Make Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

Whether you love them straight out of the sleeve or stored in the freezer, Thin Mints are an all-time classic....


How to Make an Old-Fashioned Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Capture the flavor of juicy, fresh strawberries with this old-fashioned strawberry cake recipe. Here's how to make it.


How to Make No-Bake Strawberry Delight

We're in love with this vintage-inspired dessert: a fluffy, pink no-bake Strawberry Delight.


How to Make Strawberry Dump Cake with Only 3 Ingredients

This is the ultimate no-fuss sweet treat. It comes together in less than an hour!


How to Make Strawberry Sheet Cake

This Texas-style sheet cake is made with a box of cake mix and strawberry gelatin. It's moist, tender and bursting...


How to Make the Best Strawberry Pudding

This retro strawberry pudding is the most delicious, crowd-pleasing dessert. No one will be able to resist seconds!


How to Defrost Ground Beef Safely

Learning how to defrost ground beef is essential for every home cook. Read through these three easy methods for the...


How to Make Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

It's so easy to transform cake mix into a colorful batch of cookies!

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How to Make Pastry Cream from Scratch

Feel like a French pastry chef when you learn how to make pastry cream (or creme patisserie) in your own...


I Made Joanna Gaines’ Beef Tips Recipe—and I Understand Why It’s Her All-Ti...

Throw all of the ingredients for this Sunday supper in a slow cooker. Then forget about it until you're ready...


I Made the 1926 Recipe for Dole Pineapple Upside-Down Cake—and I’m Head Over Heels

This is the contest-winning recipe that kicked off America's obsession with pineapple upside-down cake. It's as good today as it...



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How to Air-Fry Chicken Wings

Take your next tailgate, watch party or weeknight dinner to the next level by learning how to make air-fryer chicken...


How to Make Choux Pastry at Home

Learning how to make choux pastry may sound tricky, but trust us: it's simple! Once you get the hang of this...