Test Kitchen Tips

Our Test Kitchen is full of culinary experts who have picked up plenty of handy tricks and techniques over the years. Check out our favorite cooking tips that’ll make cooking and baking at home easier than ever.

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Fresh Pasta vs. Dry Pasta: What’s the Difference?

When should you use fresh pasta vs. dry pasta? The answer makes a big difference in the taste and texture of the final dish, but fresh isn't always better.

Can You Put Foil in an Air Fryer?

Sarah Farmer, executive culinary director at Taste of Home, explains how to use foil in an air fryer the...


Can You Use Olive Oil Instead of Vegetable Oil?

Looking to switch to olive oil? Here's how to know if you can use olive oil instead of vegetable oil...


Does Olive Oil Go Bad?

Does olive oil go bad? In short, yes.


What Causes a Pan to Warp—and How Do I Fix It?

Have a warped pan at home? It's easy to fix—and prevent the problem from happening again.

If You See Floating White Stuff in Olive Oil, This Is What It Means

It's not unusual to find white stuff in olive oil. It could be that the oil has gone bad—or simply...


10 Simple Store-Bought Sugar Cookie Mix Hacks

Your cookies will look (and taste!) like they're made from scratch with these sugar cookie mix hacks.

This Baking Hack Shows You How to Measure Honey the Easy Way

You can measure honey (and other sticky ingredients) without a mess. Here's the trick!


How to Make Your Refrigerator Smell Better with Vanilla Extract

You can banish that funky refrigerator aroma—here's how.


How to Use Bitters in More Than Just Cocktails

We talked to an expert to learn how to use bitters in more than just cocktails. Learn why you should...


How to Store Cauliflower the Right Way

If you want to make roasted cauliflower or cauliflower rice, it helps to know to store cauliflower to keep it...

Can You Leave a Turkey Out to Thaw Overnight?

Here's everything you need to know about how not to thaw your bird before Thanksgiving.


How to Fix Gravy

Need to know how to fix gravy when it's too thick? Too thin? Too lumpy or gloppy? No worries—here's what...


How to Thicken Gravy

What's the best thickener to use? How do you prevent those dreaded lumps? We'll show you how to thicken gravy...