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How to Soften Butter Quickly

Have you ever headed to the kitchen to get started baking and realize the recipe calls for softened butter? But your butter is still in the fridge and you don’t want to wait 1-2 hours for it to sit out to reach room temperature. Is it really that important? Is there a way to quickly soften the butter?

The Journey to Pavlova

Want to know what goes into recipe testing? Sometimes, it's 17 tries to get something just right! Here's the journey to pavlova – plus key tips and tricks to making the perfect pavlova every time.

Move Your Kitchen Outdoors To The Smoker

Move your cooking outdoors and start putting your smoker to work. Not only does our smoker get dinner on the table, it also helps us stock our freezer. Here’s why my family loves our smoker and why you might be interested in purchasing one too.

All About Coffee

It’s hard to turn down fresh brew from a coffee shop when the aromas and flavors are always top notch. Enjoy coffee shop-worthy Joe in the comfort of your own home with these coffee tips from our Test Kitchen.

All About Artichokes

Artichokes are strikingly flower-like with an olive green and sometimes purple color which makes them stand out among other vegetables in the produce section. They may look intimidating, but they’re very easy to cook. Here's how to prep and cook artichokes.

All About Pizza

Pizza was invented in 18th century Naples. This Neapolitan-style of pizza was brought to the US by Italian immigrants, launching America’s pizza craze. And the kind of pizza you prefer likely has something to do with where you live, as there are many regional styles of pizza. Here we’ll take a look at the most common types-let’s start with the pizza that started it all, the Neapolitan.

The Stunning Truth About Air Fryers

Our Test Kitchen Manager learns what everybody already knows from watching all those infomercials: how to use an air fryer. Still, he learns it can be fun to be late to the party.

Boursin Cheese

Boursin cheese is a soft, creamy spreadable cheese that comes in a variety of flavors. Here's the history of this beloved cheese, plus a multitude of recipes you can enjoy it in.

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise — and Why You Should

When life gives you an empty jar of mayonnaise…and you have lemons…make homemade mayonnaise. Trust us, it's better than store-bought!

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder: What’s The Difference?

Have you ever had a baking disaster like an overflowing quick bread, or a cratered cake? It’s happened to experienced and amateur bakers alike, and the most likely culprit: mixing up the baking soda and baking powder. It’s easy to do, they’re both types of chemical leaveners They also look similar and have similar names. But that’s where the similarity ends. So, what is the difference between them?

All About Eggs

We all know about scrambled, fried, poached, and hard-cooked, but there’s a lot more to eggs than you ever imagined. They’re so versatile, it’s no wonder they’re considered incredible. Read on for a refresher on eggs, then check out the four recipes that show off their diversity.

Baking With Kids: Puppy Cupcakes Edition

I absolutely love to bake and decorate cupcakes for my daughters, nieces, nephews, and whoever asks for me to make them. And the best part, my kids love to help too. Here, I am going to walk you through our process of making these puptastic cupcakes, and maybe you too will put your creative cap on and start baking and decorating with your kids.