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Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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How to Make Brownies Better, with Secrets from Our Test Kitchen

We all want to know how to make better brownies—you know the kind with the crinkly top and the fudgy center. Our Test Kitchen pros let you in on their tips for the best-ever brownies.

This Is How Long Your Christmas Cookies Will Stay Fresh

So many cookies to make, so little time! This guide will help you bake and store every batch in the...

How to Store Cookies to Keep Them Fresh

Whether you’re baking for the holidays or for everyday enjoyment, these tips for how to store cookies will help keep...

12 Secrets to Baking the Best Cutout Cookies

Whipping up bakery-perfect sugar cookies only requires two basic ingredients: a little love and a little baking know-how.

Today’s Home Bakers Share Their Secrets to the Best Cookie Platters Ever

Putting together cookie trays for friends and family? Take these tips from our Test Kitchen pros and community cooks.

14 Biscuit Tips from Our Test Kitchen Pros

We all love biscuits straight from the oven. Make your go-to recipe even better with biscuit tips from our Test...

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Want to Cook Turkey Stuffing? Read This First.

Turkey stuffing can be delicious and a great essential to have for Thanksgiving—if done properly. We'll show you how 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...

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 Waffle Toppings You’ve Never Heard Of

Go beyond butter and syrup with waffle toppings that wow. Plus, check out tips for setting up the ultimate brunch-party...

Which Type of Yeast Is Best for Your Bread?

Active or rapid rise? Fresh or instant? Find out which yeast is best for your homemade bread recipes.

How to Knead Dough with a Stand Mixer

If you don't want to knead dough by hand, try this trick.

12 Tips for Making Best-Ever Chili

Some people keep their award-winning chili tips close to their chest, but we're spilling the beans and telling you all...

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...

15 Tips for the Best Bundt Cakes Straight from Our Test Kitchen

Bundt cakes make for gorgeous yet simple desserts. Get our Test Kitchen's tips for how to grease a Bundt pan,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Baking Bread

Get tips, recipes and more with our ultimate guide to how to bake bread. We'll teach you how to knead...

How to Prevent (and Fix) a Cracked Cheesecake

A big fear of every baker is a cracked cheesecake. Our Test Kitchen explains how to avoid these cracks (and...

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.

10 Foolproof Steps for Mailing Cookies This Christmas

Homemade cookies are an always-welcome Christmas gift. But how do you mail cookies so they'll arrive fresh and unbroken?...

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The Ultimate Gingerbread Baking & Decorating Guide

Make gingerbread the highlight of your Christmas celebration with these amazing tips, recipes and how-tos.

What Is Bisque, Anyway?

Don't let the fancy French name scare you, because bisque is as simple as it is delicious.

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How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Love cakey cookies? Or crispy ones? How about chewy? We show you how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookies...

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Christmas Cookies Baking Guide

Your one-stop shop for Christmas cookie recipes and decorating ideas, plus tips for storing, packaging and mailing Christmas cookies.

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Your Guide to Pairing Pasta with Sauce

Each pasta's shape and texture makes a difference in how your meal tastes. We look at the best pasta for...

10 Tips for Best-Ever Pie Crusts from Professional Bakers

Have no fear, the pro bakers are here! Get the inside scoop from the bakers and bloggers who make pie...

10 Pie Decorating Ideas You Need this Holiday Season

They're (almost) too pretty to eat.

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The Ultimate Guide to Baking Brownies & Bars

Take a look at our definitive guide to baking better brownies and dessert bars.

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The Ultimate Guide to Baking Cookies

Go grab your apron—you're going to need it. This all-inclusive guide contains everything you need to know about baking cookies...

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The Ultimate Guide to Baking Pies & Tarts

We'll show you how to make pie and tart baking, well, easy as pie! We've got all the techniques you...