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 Cook Corn on the Cob, 7 Ways

    Preparing this summer staple doesn't have to be a challenge. We share everything you need to know about how to cook corn on the cob. Pick your favorite of seven different methods!

    How to Make a Colorful Crudités Platter

    Turn veggies and dip into a striking crudités platter with our step-by-step guide.

    How to Make Simple Shake-and-Bake Pork Chops

    Made in just 30 minutes, these shake-and-bake pork chops are the perfect weeknight dinner.

    How to Make the Crispiest Fried Chicken Thighs

    Do you love dark meat and wish you could make a batch of fried chicken just like your favorite fast-food...

    How to Make Oven-Fried Chicken Breasts

    Crispy and flavorful chicken from the oven is so versatile: make it for a weeknight meal or special dinner with...

    How to Make Southern Fried Pork Chops

    Marinated in buttermilk, dredged in seasoned flour and cooked in hot oil, Southern fried pork chops have lots of flavor...

    How to Make Homemade French Fries Just as Crispy and Salty As a Fast-Food Joint

    Who knew only three simple ingredients could be such a crowd-pleaser?

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    How to Make Chocolate Pudding Pie

    Chocolate pudding pie is one of those desserts that will never go out of style! It's creamy, cool and rich....

    How to Make Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies When It’s too Hot for the Oven

    No need to turn on the oven! Make no-bake peanut butter cookies with just six simple ingredients.

    We Made the Fun Pink Lemonade Fudge That People Can’t Stop Sharing

    This recipe is so easy, one TikTok creator made a batch of pink lemonade fudge on an airplane.

    We Made Microwave Poached Eggs to See If This Viral Shortcut Really Works

    This TikTok hack for microwave poached eggs is surprisingly effective. Here are two foolproof methods!

    How to Make Chinese Chicken and Broccoli Even Better Than Your Takeout Order

    Chinese chicken and broccoli never fails to satisfy when you need a simple takeout dinner, but have you ever tried...

    The Best Buttermilk Chicken Tenders

    These buttermilk chicken tenders are the food of your childhood dreams.

    How to Bake Pork Chops

    A quick spice rub makes these easy baked pork chops extra juicy and tasty.

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    How to Wash Potatoes

    Considering these tubers grow underground, it's no surprise that you'll want to remove the unwanted dirt before enjoying your mashed,...

    How to Make Crispy Brussels Sprouts

    With just a hot oven and a couple of easy tips, you can roast mouthwatering, crispy Brussels sprouts.

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    How to Smoke a Pork Butt, According to Our Test Kitchen Grilling Pro

    Ready to become a pitmaster? Here's how to smoke a pork butt in your own backyard.

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    How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

    Channel your inner professional chef by learning how to make bacon-wrapped scallops.

    How to Make a Spot-on Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup

    Why wait for the fall menu to arrive at Panera? With our copycat Panera autumn squash soup, you can enjoy...

    How to Make a Bechamel Lasagna

    This classic red and white bechamel lasagna will have you coming back for seconds every time!

    How to Grate Ginger

    Fresh ginger makes your recipes sing! Here's how to grate ginger with a box grater or Microplane.

    How to Make Homemade Tater Tots

    Eat homemade Tater Tots hot from the fryer—or freeze them for snacking later!

    How to Cook Garlic Scapes to Upgrade Your Summer Dinners

    Once you know how to cook garlic scapes, you'll join the club of those who celebrate their short season every...

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    How to Make the Richest Million-Dollar Pie

    Each bite of this old-fashioned million-dollar pie is sweet, creamy and satisfying.

    Loaded Cowboy Queso

    Loaded Cowboy Queso is the ultimate football dip! This easy appetizer loaded with cheese, beer, black beans, tomatoes and sausage...

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    How to Cook a Frozen Turkey (and Save Thanksgiving)

    Forgot to thaw that Thanksgiving turkey? Get tips on how to cook a frozen turkey from a pro.

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    How Long to Cook a Turkey

    Having Thanksgiving dinner right on time is easy when you know how long to cook a turkey.

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    I Made Dolly Parton’s Recipe for Hickory-Grilled Ham—Here’s What I Thought

    Learn how to make Dolly Parton's famous family recipe for a juicy, glazed hickory ham fit for any holiday table.

    How to Make Texas Twinkies

    If you're a fan of jalapeno poppers, you're going to have to try these brisket-filled Texas Twinkies.

    How to Steep Tea

    It's time to cozy up and learn how to steep tea. We'll tell you how to make a cup (or...

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    We Tried the Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies That People Can’t Stop Talking About

    There's a reason this recipe for pumpkin cheesecake cookies has gone viral. Learn how to make them at home.