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With in-depth cooking articles and step-by-step cooking videos, we'll help you learn more about how to cook great food at home. Master cooking techniques that will make you successful in the kitchen, and take a closer look at some of our favorite ingredients. Learn everything from how to cure meats to making cheese at home, plus find Test Kitchen-approved techniques for getting tricky treats like hollandaise sauce and flaky pie crust to turn out perfectly.

All About Herbs

Fresh herbs used to mean curly parsley on a plate, but times have changed. Taste how these six flavorful plants have impacted the way we cook. Here's everything you need to know about storing, cleaning, and cooking with herbs.

How to Grow a Container Herb Garden

You see it constantly — use fresh herbs. Now grow your own container garden for an endless supply of flavor. Here's how to start your container herb garden with just a few supplies.

15 Essential Kitchen Tools

Are you just starting out and ready to equip you first kitchen? Or maybe this time at home has you thinking it might be time to pare down an overload of gadgets? Whatever your motivation, check out our list of must-have kitchen essentials for tools you’ll actually use.

All About Arugula

While arugula may get passed off as just some fancy lettuce, beneath its mundane exterior lies a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants just waiting to do a body good. Here is everything you need to know about arugula, from what it is and how to prep and store it to the health benefits of this leafy green.

All About Meringue: French vs. Swiss vs. Italian Meringue

While all meringues are featherweight and ethereal, they’re not all created equally. Originating from different European traditions, we’re exploring the similarities and differences of all three types — French, Swiss, and Italian meringues. Plus, we have tips and tricks to making perfect meringues every time.

How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

With Easter right around the corner, I thought it might be the perfect time for a quick crash course into hard boiled eggs. I will walk you through the traditional process for how to make hard-boiled eggs, including a steamed version, and introduce you to an awesome product you can buy to make hard boiling eggs even simpler. Lets get crackin'!

What is Tahini and How to Use It

Tahini is the darling of the food world, but it's been around for ages. Here's everything you need to know about this rich and creamy sesame paste, including which brands of tahini to buy — plus a few tahini-focused recipes to use up that jar.

50 Pantry-Staple Recipes

A well-stocked pantry is essential, both for easy weeknight meals and in times of an emergency. Here are 50 simple ways to turn pantry staples into delicious and complete meals.

How to Make Better Biscuits

Here in the Test Kitchen, I’m known as the go-to girl for biscuits. It’s because biscuits have always been one of my favorite comfort foods. Warm from the oven simply slathered with butter, or covered with sausage gravy, there’s no wrong way to eat a biscuit. Growing up, my Mom made Bisquick biscuits, and I’ve eaten my share of canned biscuits too, but once I learned how easy biscuits are to make, there was no going back. So welcome to Biscuits 101.

Baking With Kids: Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Edition

If you’re like me and trying to find new ways to keep the kids busy, I have the perfect baking project for you - Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies. Even if you don’t have kids and just need a little pick me up while being cooped up at home, baking with sprinkles has a way to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Budget-Friendly Weekly Meal Plan: Shop Once, Eat Smart All Week

Running to the grocery store every day will be a thing of the past when you plan ahead. Shop for these five weeknight- and budget-friendly recipes — that just happen to be healthy-ish too — on the weekend to make dinners through the week a breeze. Plus, download our free grocery list to make shopping a breeze.

What is Aquafaba and How to Use It

I bet you've been tossing out one of the most important ingredients found in vegan pantries — aquafaba — it makes a great egg substitute for making meringues and so much more.