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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.

How to Toast Tortillas

Toasting your tortillas brings out the corn or flour flavor and helps soften the tortillas for filling. Here's how to do it over a gas stovetop.

Even French Toast Spice Distribution

Ground cinnamon and nutmeg always seem to float to the top of the French toast batter so only the first few slices of bread get the spices. Here's how to ensure a more even distribution.

Coffee Cubes

No one likes throwing out leftover coffee, especially when it’s brewed with expensive beans. Here's a simple way to use up any remaining coffee in your coffee pot.

Papaya as a Meat Tenderizer

Papaya is an excellent natural meat tenderizer. Use papaya (ripe or unripe) on tough cuts of red meat and the enzymes in the fruit will help break down the collagen, leaving you with a tender steak.

Spray the Flavor

Here's a simple tip to ensure even distribution of flavored liquids like coffee or liqueurs when making desserts like tiramisu or charlottes.

Pizza Herb Cutter

Your pizza cutter is more than a unitasker in the kitchen! Put it to good use to help chop fresh herbs — minus the bruising.

Pizza Herb and Lettuce Cutter

Your pizza cutter is more than a unitasker in the kitchen! Put it to good use to help chop fresh herbs — minus the bruising.

Easy Spice Storage to Save Space

Are you a lover of spice but low on storage space? Try this space-saving spice storage hack! You'll be amazed at how much extra room you'll have.

Build a Better Lasagna

Didn't think a classic lasagna could be improved upon? Here's a new way to assemble your lasagnas that help hold their shape better and give more structure to the pasta dish.

Company-Ready Freezer Muffins

Nothing is more welcoming to houseguests than having a batch of freshly baked muffins at the ready. Use this simple tip and you'll always be ready for company!