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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This Is What Is in Apple Pie Spice (and How to Make It at Home)

Ever wondered what is in apple pie spice? We're going to teach you the core ingredients so you can make your own blend at home.

What Is Chinese Five Spice and How Can I Cook With It?

Ever wondered about the complex blend known as Chinese five spice? It's something you should add to your spice rack—here's...


8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making with Homemade Gravy

The process of learning how to make gravy is fraught with mistakes. Here's how to fix 'em!


This Secret Gravy Trick Will Save Your Holiday

Looking for the one way to make sure homemade gravy turns out perfectly for your feast? A restaurant chef shares...


The Dangerous Reason You Shouldn’t Copy Grandma’s Canning Recipes

Are you willing to play Russian roulette with your canned foods? I'm not!

14 Surprising Foods That Make Great Pickles

We've all had pickled cucumbers and perhaps green beans, but the list of foods you can pickle is practically endless!