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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10 Major Grilling Safety Mistakes You Might Be Making

Keep these grilling safety tips in mind for a safe (and delicious) backyard barbecue.

10 Secrets for Making Sweet Tea Only People From the South Know

"The South runs on sweet tea," one of my Southern friends says. It's not only a refreshing beverage, but a...


How to Store Apples to Last Through the Winter

Wondering how to keep those 10 (or 20 or 30!) pounds of fresh apples, well, fresh? Our guide helps you...


What Are Pepitas, and What Can You Do With Them?

If all pepitas are pumpkin seeds, does that mean that all pumpkin seeds are pepitas?


How to Cook Dandelions — And Why You Want To

From garden salads to an unexpected pizza topping, there's hardly anything this super-green can't do.

11 Mistakes You’re Making with Summer Berries

Whether you're making the rounds at the farmers market or heading out to the strawberry field, make the most of...


How to Pick the Best Green Beans

Here's what to look for when choosing the perfect green beans for a fresh summer potluck.

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How to Pick the Best Sweet Corn

Picking the freshest corn at a grocery store or farmer's stand might be even easier than you'd think.


9 Secrets for Keeping Cold Food Fresh All Day Long

Keeping your potluck salads, sides and fresh vegetables cold during a picnic can be tricky. Here's how to keep even...