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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.

Can with Confidence: How to Can with a Water Bath

Vegetable season is ending, so take advantage of your garden-fresh beauties or farmers' market finds through the process of canning. Canning seems to get a bad rap. And to some …

How to Make Japanese Milk Bread

If you’ve never heard of milk bread, you’re in for a treat. Using a special technique and following our step-by-step tutorial, you’ll soon be creating the most …

Steel Away: How to Keep Your Knives Sharp

Have you ever wondered what to do with that sharpening steel that comes with your knife set? We've got all the answers on how to keep your knives sharp …

How to Make Yogurt at Home

Creamy homemade yogurt is so luscious in taste and texture, and so simple to make, once you try it, you may never purchase it again.

How To Make French Crêpes

Essentially French-style pancakes, crêpes are a great foundation for sweet and savory fillings. The technique is simple, and using the right tools makes it easy. Whip up one of these …

How to Fix Broken Hollandaise Sauce

When hollandaise “breaks,” it can usually be fixed. And if you know what to look for, you can save the sauce before it breaks.

How to Make Classic Hollandaise Sauce

One of the five French “mother” sauces, hollandaise is buttery, rich, and really showcases your skill.

How to Make Homemade Corned Beef

Enjoy this St. Paddy’s Day favorite like never before when you make it yourself! A few spices and a little time are all you need for this flavor-packed, tender …

How To Spatchcock a Turkey + Our Juiciest Turkey Recipe Ever

Roasting a juicy, perfectly cooked whole turkey doesn’t have to be stressful. Try this classic spatchcocking technique and Thanksgiving dinner will be faster, easier, and more visually exciting than …

How To Assemble a Layer Cake with Frosting

Follow these simple steps for a cake that’s both impressive and stable.

How to Make Homemade Stock

Stocks are the foundation of classic cooking — they won't dazzle you with their good looks, but surely will with what they bring to your cooking endeavors. Simply follow our …

How To Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

Making Perfect Flaky Pie Crust really is as easy as pie. Armed with just a few tips in this simple, step-by-step guide, you’ll be an expert in how to …