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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Can You Freeze Cooked Rice? Yes, and Here’s How.

Before you get out your freezer-safe containers, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind.

How to Freeze Cilantro

Can you freeze cilantro? You sure can! Learn how to preserve this fresh herb right in your freezer.

Your Guide to Freezing Zucchini

To stretch this classic summer vegetable beyond harvest season, we'll explain everything you need to know about freezing zucchini.

How to Freeze Cake (Even a Fancy, Frosted One!)

Make your favorite dessert ahead of time by brushing up on these freezer tips for your freshly baked cakes.

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Can You Freeze Milk? Yes, and Here’s How.

Don't waste another drop of dairy. We'll walk you through our best tips for how to freeze milk.

How to Freeze Yeast Dough

Good news, bakers: You can prep and freeze yeast dough before baking it. We'll walk you through two ways to...

Your Guide to Freezing Cheesecake

Can you freeze cheesecake? You sure can.

Can You Freeze Muffins? Yes—Here’s How

Can you freeze muffins? How long will they keep? We answer these questions and more in our simple guide.

How to Freeze Soup and Store It Like a Pro

Avoid the heartache of freezer burn and mushy leftovers by learning how to freeze soup.

How to Protect Your Food from Freezer Burn

Learn how to stop freezer burn in its tracks.

Can You Freeze Cauliflower?

Get the trick to saving and reusing this cruciferous powerhouse by learning how to freeze cauliflower.

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How to Prep, Freeze & Defrost the Most Popular Holiday Dishes

Don't leave holiday prep to the last minute! You can make your holiday desserts, side dishes and even the mains...

These 10 Freezing and Defrosting Hacks Save Major Time and Money

Don’t have hours to defrost your steak? Don’t want to waste precious fruits and veggies? These tricks to freeze and...

How to Freeze Cooked Ham (So You Can Use the Leftovers Later)

Can you freeze ham on the bone? Yes! Here's our take on safely freezing leftover cooked ham.

Can You Freeze Cheese? Yes—Here’s What You Need to Know

You can buy cheese in bulk and find no shortage of ways to enjoy it. But can you freeze cheese...

16 Foods You Shouldn’t Keep in the Freezer

Your freezer is a great tool for planning ahead and preparing meals for busier days. But it’s not ideal for...

19 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

From parsley to tomato paste, these freezer-friendly foods just might surprise you.

9 Things to Know About Freezing Cookies

So you're planning ahead, intending to get a head start on all of this year's cookie-baking—kudos to you! The freezer...

25 Smart Freezer Tips from Savvy Home Cooks

Are you making the best use of your freezer?

16 Farmers Market Foods You Should Stockpile & Freeze

You might be surprised to learn which summer staples are freezer-friendly. You can enjoy them all year long!

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How to Pack Your Freezer Meals Like a Pro

Get the most out of your meal planning—and your freezer—by packing freezer meals the right way.

This Is Why There Isn’t a Light in Your Freezer

It's time to finally shed some light on why our freezers are so dark.

Freezing Soup

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