How to Cook

Learn how to cook with step-by-step guides from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Our experts will walk you through the techniques you need to master must-try dishes and desserts.

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    How to Make Air-Fryer Frozen Hamburgers

    Beat the heat this summer with air-fryer frozen hamburgers. No thawing necessary—and the cleanup couldn't be easier!

    How to Make TikTok’s Viral Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    This "caviar" is the perfect mix of sweet, savory and heat.


    How to Make a Cold Oven Pound Cake

    Golden brown pound cake without having to preheat the oven? Learn how to make this tasty treat!


    I Made Ina Garten’s Potato Salad and I Can’t Wait to Share It

    With this Ina Garten potato salad recipe, you'll make a star out of a humble side dish.


    How to Pick the Juiciest Strawberries at the Store or on the Farm

    Whether you're shopping at the grocery store or swinging by a u-pick farm, here's how to pick the best strawberries...

    I Made Texas Trash Pie, the Iconic Lone Star State Treat

    Despite its name, Texas Trash Pie is anything but. This deliciously easy pie is made from ingredients you already have...


    We Made the Pioneer Woman No-Bake Key Lime Pie, and It’s Simply Sublime

    This Pioneer Woman Key lime pie is one of Ree Drummond's favorite summer desserts. She loves the combination of tart...

    How to Freeze Peaches

    Here's how to freeze peaches during peak season so you can enjoy ripe and juicy peaches all year long.


    We Tested the Pioneer Woman’s Rhubarb Pie Recipe—and Can’t Wait to Make it ...

    Move over, apple pie! This Pioneer Woman rhubarb pie is bound to be your family's new sweet-tart favorite.


    How to Make Hawaiian Potato Salad

    This Hawaiian potato salad is perfect for a mainland barbecue.


    How to Make ‘Tartufo,’ an Italian Layered Ice Cream Dessert

    This dome-shaped dessert hails from Calabria, in Southern Italy. It's made with ice cream, filled with cookies and enrobed in...

    How to Make Shrimp Tempura

    Taking a bite of crunchy shrimp tempura is a heavenly experience enjoyed worldwide. We'll show you how to make your...


    How to Cook Potatoes, 6 Ways

    Wondering how to cook potatoes? We break down which types of potatoes you should use for each cooking method...


    How to Make a Simple 5-Ingredient Pineapple Margarita

    This is the drink we're sippin' all summer long.



    I Made Ina Garten’s Lemon Bars and They’re Like Sunshine in a Square

    We tried Ina Garten's lemon bars, and they're the luscious, indulgent answer to your dessert cravings.


    I Made Ina Garten’s Brownie Pudding Recipe and It’s Even Better Than You Ca...

    Ina Garten's brownie pudding is ooey-gooey chocolate perfection. With just a few ingredients you can make a memorable, decadent dessert...


    I Made Laura Bush’s Texas Coconut Buttermilk Pie—and I’m Still Dreaming of ...

    This is one of the easiest pies I've made, and it's also incredibly sweet and delicious. Make Laura Bush's Coconut...


    How to Make Chantilly Cake

    You've never tasted a cake like this (unless you're from New Orleans).


    How to Make Vegan Mayonnaise from Scratch

    This vegan mayonnaise recipe is thick and creamy, making it an excellent egg-free substitute for regular mayo. It's perfect for...


    How to Make Homemade Chex Mix, 4 Ways

    There are lots of ways to make crunchy homemade Chex Mix. You might even want to whip up a double...


    Can You Freeze Potato Salad?

    Can you freeze potato salad? Yes. Should you? Probably not. Read on to learn why.


    How to Plan the Perfect Bridal Shower

    Stumped on how to plan a bridal shower? Relieve your worries with our helpful bridal shower planning to-do list!

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    How to Make Homemade Cheez-Its

    This recipe for homemade Cheez-Its is easy-cheesy!


    How to Make Air-Fryer Stuffed Peppers

    These air-fryer stuffed peppers are an easy alternative to the oven-baked version. They're just as delicious, but made in half...


    Does a Spoon in the Bottle Keep Open Champagne Bubbly?

    Will a spoon keep your champagne from falling flat overnight? There's only one way to find out!



    What Is Poi, and How Do I Make This Hawaiian Dish?

    What is poi, and why is it so important to Hawaiian culture and history? Read on to learn about this...


    How to Make Dijon Mustard

    Learn how to make a Dijon mustard recipe at home—it's easy! This tangy and slightly spicy condiment is a game-changer...