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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15 Genius Ingredients to Add to Your PB&J

Go beyond the classic with these creative peanut butter and jelly ideas perfect for kids—and kids at heart.

What Is Cookie Butter?

Cookie butter is as magical as it sounds, and maybe even more so. We're here to tell you why you...


Here’s How to Pry Open a Fickle Pistachio

Pistachios can be a tough nut to crack. Follow along to learn how it's done.


This 5-Minute Hack Will Keep Apples from Browning

Want to learn how to keep apples from turning brown? Follow this tip to keep apple slices looking fresher for...


This Is What Imitation Crab Meat Actually Is

You might not even have realized that it's not real crab meat inside your crab dip.

How to Cut an Onion Without Crying

From lighting candles to biting spoons, you'll never guess which method for cutting onions left us tear-free.


The Best Waffle Toppings You’ve Never Heard Of

Go beyond butter and syrup with waffle toppings that wow. Plus, check out tips for setting up the ultimate brunch-party...

This Sweet Amish Tradition is the Secret to Making Lifelong Friends

Learning how to make Amish friendship bread is easy. And sharing this unique treat with others is delightful!


10 Herbs You’ve Never Heard Of

A dash of chervil, a pinch of marjoram—herbs add so much dimension to your cooking! Here's why it's worth thinking...


The 11 Best Pancake Toppings You’ve Never Tried

Move over maple syrup, there are some new morning mainstays in town!


Will Cooking with Sprouted Garlic Ruin Your Recipe?

Rats! Your garlic has sprouted. But you might be able to use it—here's how.

Top 10 Ways to Jazz Up a Box of Mac and Cheese

On busy weeknights, let a box of macaroni and cheese come to the rescue! Gobble it up as is, or...