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.
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 cook a Thanksgiving turkey that will impress the whole family!
What Is Sun Tea?
For many people, learning how to make sun tea was an essential part of growing up—but is this nostalgic method...
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!
12 Common Toaster Mistakes You May Be Making
Your toaster is one of the simpler appliances in the kitchen, but we still find ways to use it incorrectly....
What Can You Do with Leftover Pumpkin Puree?
Don't let leftover pumpkin puree go to waste! We'll show you how to use up that extra pumpkin at the...
How to Cook an Upside-Down Turkey
Upside-down turkey? You heard us right! Find out why you should flip your bird for a delicious holiday dinner.
Could a Hairdryer Be the Secret to Your Best-Ever Thanksgiving Turkey?
Is this another internet gimmick—or is it the secret to Thanksgiving turkey perfection? I put this unusual skin-crisping method to...
The Best Apples for Apple Crisp
The secret to making the best apple crisp is using a combination of sweet and tart apples, or choosing an...
How to Freeze Cilantro
Can you freeze cilantro? You sure can! Learn how to preserve this fresh herb right in your freezer.
10 Salad Prep Tricks You’ll Want to Try Out
Never have a boring or bland salad again thanks to these salad prep tips.
Which Ground Beef is Best for Burgers?
Making the perfect burger starts with picking the right blend of beef and that doesn’t always mean the one with...
The Best Wood for Cutting Boards, According to Our Test Kitchen
The right cutting board is easy to clean, gentle on your knives and looks great, too. So which type of...
11 Mistakes You May Be Making with Fresh Basil
Fresh basil is one of the most beloved herbs for good reason—it's easy to grow and makes an amazing addition...
When to Use a Blender vs. a Food Processor
Don’t pass up a great recipe because you’re missing an appliance. Our Test Kitchen pros explain how to make the...
The One Thing You’re NOT Doing with Your Paper Towels (But Should Be)
Paper towels belong in your refrigerator. Surprised? Hear us out!
8 Secret Tips for No-Cook Cooking
There are plenty of ways to "cook" without heating anything at all. Here's how to make easy food without cooking...
8 KitchenAid Mixer Mistakes Everyone’s Made
You love your KitchenAid mixer, but are you using it properly?
What to Look for Before You Buy a Stand Mixer
Need a hand deciding which stand mixer is best for you? Our stand mixer buying guide has all the info...
6 Ways to Make Your Bananas Last Longer
Goodbye, brown bananas! We scoured old cookbooks and interviewed experts to find out just how to keep bananas fresh.
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 Store Corn on the Cob
Here's the right way to keep your corn so it'll stay fresh and delicious.
What You Need to Know About Nondairy Milk Alternatives
We're here to answer the most common questions about nondairy milk alternatives, plus share insights on baking with nondairy milk.
12 Essential Tips that Make Traveling with Food So Much Easier
Keep your potluck dishes safe and sound with these genius tips for traveling with food.