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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How Long to Thaw a Turkey

How long does it take for a turkey to thaw? Here's how you can thaw a turkey in the refrigerator, in the sink and even in the microwave.

30 Turkey Tips Everyone Should Know This Thanksgiving

We’re sharing Thanksgiving advice directly from Taste of Home readers and our Test Kitchen. Use our timeless turkey tips to...


This Is Exactly How Much Turkey to Make Per Person

No need to guess how much turkey per person—this handy rule will make your Thanksgiving easier and oh-so-tasty!


Cooking a Small Turkey This Thanksgiving? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Here's a handy guide to buying a small turkey: how much turkey to buy, where to shop and how long...


10 Mistakes You’re Probably Making When Cooking a Turkey

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful. But if you avoid these common mistakes when cooking a turkey, it'll be that...

Why You Should Never Make Your Thanksgiving Turkey in a Bag

When cooking turkey in a bag, think plastic. Paper grocery bags can be toxic. Here's why.